Mitchell, William. An Essay on the Early History of the Law Merchant: Being the Yorke Prize Essay for 1903. Originally published: Cambridge: At the University Press, 1904. 176 pp. Reprinted 2006, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776338. ISBN-10: 1584776331. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * With an appendix of source materials. The winner of the prestigious Yorke Prize, this essay is still cited in the literature of commercial and international law. "Mr. Mitchell has satisfactorily risen to the occasion, and has given us an interesting study of the early history of that system of universal practical law which the traders of the Middle Ages recognised as binding upon them in their international dealings. Customary in its origin and principles, summary in its jurisdiction and equitable in its spirit, the Law Merchant has been a potent factor in the development of the modern commercial law of all the countries of Europe, and Mr. Mitchell's account of its beginnings is full of suggestion.": Juridical Review 16 (1904) 446.
Book number 43628