Maxwell, John Irwing. A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks, &c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c. With Many Additions for the Use of the American Merchant. Philadelphia: William P. Farrand and Co., 1808. xv, 251 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773122; ISBN-10: 158477312X. Hardcover. New. $26.95 * First published in London in 1802, this dictionary is an alphabetically arranged compendium dealing strictly with matters of commerce, such as bills of exchange and promissory notes. Maxwell, a barrister of the Middle Temple, was an authority on maritime law. The author of The Spirit of Marine Laws: Or Compendium of the Statutes Relating to the Admiralty he also wrote the delightfully titled Hints for Protecting the Public Against the Extortion and Insolence of Hackney-Coachmen.
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