Beawes, Wyndham. Lex Mercatoria Rediviva; Or, A Complete Code of Commercial Law: Being a General Guide to All Men in Business; Whether as Traders, Remitters, Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors, Supercargoes, or Agents. With an Account of Our Mercantile Companies; Our Colonies and Factories Abroad; Our Commercial Treaties with Foreign Powers; the Duty of Consuls, And of the Laws Concerning Aliens, Naturalization, and Denization. To Which Is Added, a Sketch of the Present State of the Commerce of the Whole World; Compiled from the works of the most celebrated British and Foreign Commercial Writers. Originally published: Dublin: Printed for John Rice [et. al.], 1795. Two volumes. x, 498; iv, 499-1010 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774303. ISBN-10: 1584774304. Hardcover. New. $295. * Reprint of the sixth edition. Considerably enlarged and improved by Thomas Mortimer. Beawes [fl. 1775] was a merchant and his book was intended to be "a guide to all men in business." Nonetheless the Lex Mercatoria was often cited in court, and its authority formed the basis of several decisions. It was especially influential in the United States, where, according to Kent, it was considered "an authority in mercantile customs.": Kent, Commentaries on American Law III:126.
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