Joseph Chitty on the Law of Nations Chitty, Joseph [1776-1841]. A Practical Treatise on the Law of Nations, Relative to the Legal Effect of War on the Commerce of Belligerents and Neutrals; And Orders in Council and Licences. To Which Are Added, Extracts from Grotius, Bynkershoek, And Vattel: Also, The Letter of Sir William Scott, And of the Duke of Newcastle, &c. Containing Matters Applicable to the Law of Prize. Boston: Printed by Bradford and Read, 1812. xii, 340,  pp. Includes four-page publisher list. Octavo (8-1/2"x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear along front joint, a few minor chips and tears to spine ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinges starting, early owner signatures (of W. Alston Hayne) to front pastedown and head of title page. Light browning and light foxing to text, minor chips and tears to edges of a few leaves with no loss to text. $1,500. * Only American edition, based on the London edition (1812). Chitty was one of the most wide-ranging and prolific legal writers of the nineteenth-century. This treatise and an edition of Beawes's Lex Mercatoria (1813) were his two contributions to international law. Marvin's Legal Bibliography, though critical of the Practical Treatise, finds merit in the digests of Sir William Scott's judgments in prize cases (190). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7167.
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