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Author:
Sugden, Edward
Title:
A Concise and Practical Treatise of the Law of Vendors and Purchasers of Estates. [Twelfth Edition]
Publisher:
S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, London, 1851.
Description:
First edition under this title of Sugden's classic work, as he sought to compress its essence into one volume, in Holdsworth's words "the first work ever published on th[e] subject [and] an immediate success"; uncommon, five copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, a few stray pencil markings and a bit of foxing, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-76008
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Real Property
Author:
Theobald, William
Title:
A Practical Treatise on the Law of Principal and Surety, Particularly with Relation to Mercantile Guaranties, Bills of Exchange, and Bail Bonds
Publisher:
S. Sweet, Chancery Lane, Stevens and Sons, Bell Yard [etc.], London, 1832.
Description:
Only English edition of a work based on lectures delivered at the University of London by an Inner Temple barrister, seemingly the only part of his ambitious plan to "put in an institutional form" the private commercial law of England
Condition:
Contemporary boards, printed paper label, front joint just cracking and a bit tender, else a very good, untrimmed, unsophisticated copy
Book No.:
W-76039
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Agency, Bills and Notes, Bail and Bail Bonds, Commercial Law
 
Author:
Bledsoe, A.J.
Title:
Business Law for Business Men, State of California. . .Sixteenth Edition
Publisher:
The Tribune Press, Oakland, 1938.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-56819
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
California, Commercial Law, corporations
Author:
Davies, John
Title:
The Question Concerning Impositions, Tonnage, Poundage, Prizage, Customs . . . Fully stated and argued, from Reason, Law, and Policy [etc.]. Wing D407A
Publisher:
Printed by S.G. for Henry Twyford, in Vine-Court [etc.], London, 1656.
Description:
First edition of Davies' ingenious invocation of international law, the law merchant, and canon and civil law to buttress James I's sovereign claims to impose customs upon international trade absent Parliamentary agreement; with the advertising leaf
Condition:
Modern morocco, some foxing and browning, title and next leaf strained, occasional worming (mainly marginal), discreetly ex-library; a good copy
Book No.:
W-69957
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
international law, canon law, Parliament, Commercial Law
Author:
Title:
A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Force, Relating to the Duties of Excise in England
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Bassett [etc.], London, 1764.
Description:
First edition of a rare, vast compendium, seemingly more comprehensive than its predecessors, setting forth the legislation for England's excise from the reign of James I, arranged chronologically, with a summary table, tax rates, and a subject index
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, the first and last leaves somewhat browned, a very little foxing, else sound; two copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78029
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Commercial Law, taxation
Author:
Title:
Essays on the Spirit of Legislation . . . Containing Observations on the Political Systems at present pursued in various Countries of Europe, for the Advancement of those essential Interests [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Nicoll . . . and G. Robinson [etc.], London, 1772.
Description:
First edition in English of the three essays honored by the Societe Oeconomique de Berne, the pioneering institution founded in 1759 and devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment, "seeking reforms [both] in economy and society"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the first blank and title a bit chipped (no text affected), some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-74849
Price:
$ 575.00
Category:
agriculture, Commercial Law, Acts, legal reform, FRANCE
 
Author:
Valdivia Altamirano, Juan (ed.)
Title:
Codigo Mercantil y Disposiciones Conexas
Publisher:
n.p., La Paz, 1961.
Description:
Condition:
Printed sewn wraps, embrowned but sound; 250 pages
Book No.:
W-47314
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Commercial Law, LATIN AMERICA, Bolivia
Author:
Robe, Thomas
Title:
The History of the Ancient Office of Clerk of the Market of the King's Household; Its Authority and Usefulness; with the Several Advantages Accruing to the Crown on Its Being Duly Executed [etc.]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1737.
Description:
An uncommon tract written by the then co-holder of the office responsible for maintaining the King's standards for weights and measures, describing its medieval origins and decrying its present ineffectiveness; three copies in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Later cloth, ex-library, some foxing, the title page lacking, though the folding table (with a small tear) present; a textually complete working copy
Book No.:
W-71546
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Commercial Law
Author:
Goodinge, Thomas
Title:
The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions, Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.]. Wing G1099B
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins
Book No.:
W-76493
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
bankruptcy, Commercial Law
 
Author:
Friedlaender, Ann F.
Title:
The Dilemma of Freight Transport Regulation
Publisher:
Brookings Institution, Washington, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
A good copy in a discolored dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30331
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Commercial Law, economics, Transportation, Commercial Law, economics
 
Author:
Friedlaender, Ann F.
Title:
The Dilemma of Freight Transport Regulation
Publisher:
Brookings Institution, Washington, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
A good copy in a discolored dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30331
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Commercial Law, economics, Transportation, Commercial Law, economics
 
Author:
Bledsoe, A.J.
Title:
Business Law for Business Men, State of California. . .Sixteenth Edition
Publisher:
The Tribune Press, Oakland, 1938.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep(!), quite worn, hinges cracking, yet sound
Book No.:
W-48384
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
California, Commercial Law, corporations
Author:
Beawes, Wyndham
Title:
Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Charter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.], London, 1761.
Description:
Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades' experience, with much on English and international law, in Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give all the information which a merchant . . . could want"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good tall copy with ample margins
Book No.:
W-77813
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, aliens
 
Author:
Morse, Geoffrey
Title:
Charlesworth & Morse Company Law. Fourteenth Edition
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell, Limited, London, 1991.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps; 896 pages
Book No.:
W-30738
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
Commercial Law, corporations
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2555
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown, Boston, 1843.
Description:
First edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided the year before by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, of commercial importance then central to this country; dedicated to Simon Greenleaf
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, some foxing and browning, some chips to the upper margin of the last pages, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-75555
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2561
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1845.
Description:
First edition of Story's last Commentary, appearing two months before his death and completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, lightly rubbed, a very good clean copy; with the contemporaneous ownership signature of N. Butler, Junior, dated August 1847
Book No.:
W-74984
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
 
Author:
Title:
Philip N. Jones, et al v. Gillette Safety Razor Company, et al. Requests of the Defendants Aldred and Fuller for Findings of Fact. Commonwealth of Massachuetts, Supreme Judicial Court, In Equity
Publisher:
The Oxford Press, Providence, 1954.
Description:
Part of the litigation arising out of the merger between Gillette and AutoStrop, bringing into Gillette's fold the patent rights to AutoStrop's Probak blade, complicated by the Depression and by mis-stated earnings of Gillette's operating head
Condition:
Original printed sewn oversized wraps, a bit worn, but a good copy; 141 pages
Book No.:
W-91251
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Commercial Law, trials
Author:
Smith, John William
Title:
A Compendium of Mercantile Law. A New Edition. Greatly Enlarged and Revised Throughout from the Last English Edition. By James P. Holcombe and William Y. Gholson. Cohen BEAL 2449
Publisher:
D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway [etc.], New York, 1850.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, definite foxing, else a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-76202
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Commercial Law
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2562
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1847.
Description:
Story's last Commentary, here based in part on his posthumous manuscript notes, completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77962
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2556
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1847.
Description:
The received edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, this edition expanded and based on Story's manuscript alterations and additions left at his death
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, a good clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77980
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
 
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Mercatoria: Or, the Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize . . . Privateers, Piracy . . . With An Introduction, setting forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations, Dominion of the Sea [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description:
The final, expanded edition of the first general treatise devoted to the law merchant to be written by a common law lawyer, adding a chapter on the sea laws of Oleron and Rhodes and another as a dictionary devoted to law and mercantile terms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78934
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, natural law, law of piracy
 
Author:
Pomeroy, Dwight A.
Title:
Cases on Business Law. Second Edition
Publisher:
South-Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 1941.
Description:
A revision mandated by the New Deal legislation enacted during the mid to late 1930's, with materials added on social security and labor law, and an entirely new chapter on bankruptcy, prompted in part by the Chandler Act
Condition:
Rubbed and faded, title and other pages creased, yet a sound copy
Book No.:
W-16408
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Casebooks
Author:
Montagu, Basil
Title:
A Summary of the Law of Lien
Publisher:
Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1821.
Description:
First edition, and the only English edition, of a comprehensive work of Montagu's, the Lincoln's Inn barrister whom Holdsworth praises (as he does this work) as "a good scholar as well as a good lawyer"; with the appendix summarizing cases from 1605
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, new paper label, occasional light foxing, else a very good untrimmed and partly uncut copy
Book No.:
W-76627
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, equity
Author:
Williams, John
Title:
The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:
Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], London, 1812.
Description:
First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:
W-76654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes
 
Author:
Title:
Gibraltar, Ordinances and Related Documents, 1889-1894
Publisher:
Description:
Five years of ordinances, proclamations, notices, etc., collected in one volume
Condition:
Ex-Middle Temple Library, quite worn, one board detached
Book No.:
W-90702
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, English Commonwealth, Gibraltar
 
Author:
Title:
Gibraltar, Ordinances and Related Documents, 1896-1905
Publisher:
Description:
Nine years of ordinances, proclamations, notices, etc., collected in one volume; with handwritten chronological and alphabetical indices appended
Condition:
Ex-Middle Temple Library, quarter leather, sound
Book No.:
W-90703
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Commercial Law, English Commonwealth, Gibraltar
 
Author:
Title:
Gibraltar, Ordinances and Related Documents, 1906-1913
Publisher:
Description:
Seven years of ordinances, proclamations, notices, etc., collected in one volume; with typescript chronological and alphabetical indices appended
Condition:
Ex-Middle Temple Library, blue buckram, sound
Book No.:
W-90704
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, English Commonwealth, Gibraltar
Author:
Mortimer, Thomas
Title:
Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances; Intended as a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England; And peculiarly calculated to qualify Young Noblemen and Gentlemen for . . . Parliamentary Business. Not in Eller
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T.N. Longman and G. Rees [etc.], London, 1801.
Description:
Only edition of Mortimer's wide-ranging lectures, expressly dependent on Blackstone ("the many editions of that excellent work"), as well as John Selden and Lord Somers, and a host of continental writers, including Montesquieu and Pufendorf
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and browning, else a very good copy; with a ?supplied frontispiece portrait not noted in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76718
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, English Law, Parliament

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