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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:
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:
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:
A Collection Of all the Statutes now in Force Relating to the Duties upon Salt With so much of the Laws of Excise, As are Particularly referr'd to in the said Statutes [with] A Continuation of the Statutes, Relating to the Duties on Salt, From 1729 to 1738
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer [and one other], London, 1729.
Description:
A rare work evidencing the complexity and very high tax rates (several times market value) on salt, first introduced by William and Mary in the late seventeenth century, with ensuing and significant corruption and smuggling; three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, somewhat rubbed, the front joint just cracking but quite firm, very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79638
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Commercial Law
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
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:
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:
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:
Frederick, J. George
Title:
A Handbook of Commercial Law. Little Blue Book No. 1074
Publisher:
Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard, n.d..
Description:
Condition:
Printed stapled wraps, a bit worn, but well-preserved; 64 pages
Book No.:
W-66414
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Commercial Law
 
Author:
Valega, Jose Manuel
Title:
Codigo de Comercio, Ley de Quiebras, Concordado, 2a Edicion
Publisher:
Azangaro, Lima, n.d..
Description:
Condition:
Printed sewn wraps, embrowned but sound; 308 pages
Book No.:
W-47311
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
PERU, LATIN AMERICA, Commercial Law
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:
Title:
The Act of Tonnage & Poundage, and Rates of Merchandize, With The Further Subsidy; The Old Impost; The Additional Impost; And all other Duties relating to Her Majesties Customs, now Payable upon any sort of Merchandize Imported or Exported [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1702.
Description:
A massively detailed work evidencing the enormous revenue generating power of England's customs and excise, "the key to England's financial success" (in contradistinction to France), complemented by the pertinent statutes over the prior half century
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, especially clean and bright, with the errata leaf after the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79401
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, economics
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:
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. 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:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II . . . Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eight day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . .in the 15th year . . . And thence Prorogued to the 16th of March then next following. Not in Wing or ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
The acts of the Cavalier Parliament's second session, including the act explaining the Act of Uniformity [c.1] and the 1663 Navigation Act [c.7], part of the legislation "form[ing] the basis for . . . British overseas trade for nearly 200 years"
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label gilt, some browning, else quite sound, fourteen public and twelve public acts, with the table, 312 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79983
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Commercial Law, international law, Ecclesiastical Law

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