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Author:
Weskett, John
Title:
A Complete Digest of the Theory, Laws, and Practice of Insurance; Compiled from the best Authorities in different Languages . . . With a Preliminary Discourse; Wherein are delineated the very great Disorders which prevail in Affairs of Insurance [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Lynch . . . in the Four Courts, Dublin, 1783.
Description:
Only Irish edition of Weskett's comprehensive work, arranged as a digest and, in Holdsworth's words , providing "in an accessible form the information legal or otherwise which they [merchants] needed", all prompted by Weskett's view of needed reforms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine gilt decorated, lightly rubbed, the joints just cracking but very firm, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79488
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
insurance law, legal reform
Author:
Erskine, Thomas
Title:
Reflections on Gaming, Annuities, and Usurious Contracts. The Second Edition. ESTC T1507 [with a disbound copy of the original review of the work (conceivably by Maseres?) appearing in the 1777 Monthly Review laid in]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Davies . . . J. Bew . . . and T. Walter [etc.], London, 1777.
Description:
Erskine's first work, contending that the three subjects he treats are interrelated, are morally tainted, and should be closely regulated, proposing that reform legislation be enacted which would retroactively void or limit occurrences of all three
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, with Francis Maseres's ownership signature and his extensive notes and corrections throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79897
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Gambling, law of usury, contracts, insurance law
Author:
Burn, John Ilderton
Title:
A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. Cohen 7055
Publisher:
Re-printed, for H. Caritat, no. 153, Broad-way [etc.], New-York, 1801.
Description:
Only American edition of a work by an Inner Temple barrister, dedicated to Sir James Park whose well-known treatise this work may be deemed to complement, the two being, respectively, the second and first works on the subject printed in this country
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked and repaired (and holding), some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76465
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
insurance law, maritime law
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:
Park, James Allan
Title:
A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful"
Condition:
Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79174
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
admiralty, insurance law, maritime law

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