"Monumental in Scope, Size, and Pioneering Importance" Chitty, Joseph. A Treatise on the Laws of Commerce and Manufactures, and the Contracts Relating Thereto: With an Appendix of Treaties, Statutes, and Precedents. Originally published: London: Printed by A. Strahan, 1824. Four vols. ix (iii- ix new introduction), xxxix, 1040; xv, 492, iv, 424; xix, 942; vii, 543 pp. (total 3,554 pp.) Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012. With a new introduction by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at University College London; Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. ISBN-13: 9781616191115. ISBN-10: 1616191112. Hardcover. New. $295. * With a new introduction, "Joseph Chitty, The Elder: A Biographical Note" by William E. Butler. "By any standard, [this work] is monumental in scope, size, and pioneering importance... The range of Chitty's conception encompasses what today would be called public and private international law and comparative law. With an understandable emphasis upon British legislation, the work first addresses rules of customary international law and treaties and legislative materials which affect foreign and domestic commerce. The second portion of the work considers legislation primarily but treaties too which affect private transactions between merchants and/or individuals." --William E. Butler, v Also the founder of a distinguished family of jurists, Joseph Chitty [1775-1841] wrote several treatises on a remarkably diverse range of subjects that influenced generations of law students and lawyers in England and North America.
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