Rare Book Collection
The Law Library’s 14,000-volume collection of rare law books spans the fifteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The majority of these works relate to British and American law, including first or early editions by common law scholars such as Coke, Blackstone, and Bracton. The Library’s Oceans collection includes rare legal texts on the law of nations, admiralty law, and maritime commerce dating back to 1567. A priority of Law Special Collections is to acquire exact duplicate editions of the 369 legal titles in the original University of Virginia Library.