Emerigon, Balthazard Marie. [Meredith, Samuel, Translator and Editor]. A Treatise on Insurances. Translated from the French with an Introduction and Notes. Originally published: London: Henry Butterworth, 1850. lxxviii, 728 pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775379; ISBN-10: 1584775378. Hardcover. New. $150. * Originally published in 1783, Emerigon's learned treatise was praised by James Kent, who said it "very far" surpassed "all preceding works in the extent, value, and practical application of his principles. It is the most didactic, learned, and finished product extant on the subject. (...) In the language of Lord Tenterdon, no subject in Emerigon is discussed without being exhausted, and the eulogy is as just as it is splendid." Meredith's able translation is complemented by a brief biography of the author and a chronology of the book's compilation. Emerigon [1716-1785] was the leading French authority on commercial law during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His work was held in the highest regard by English and American jurists. Kent, Commentaries on American Law 359 cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 293.
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