Engagingly Written Treatise on Hotel Law Illustrated With Anecdotes Wandell, Samuel H. [1860-1943]. The Law of Inns, Hotels and Boarding Houses, A Treatise Upon the Relation of Host and Guest. Rochester, NY: Williamson & Higbie, 1888. 5, xix, 271 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy. $350. * Only edition. Enjoyable for its engaging prose and skillful use of anecdote, Wandell's comprehensive treatise addresses such topics as theft, fire and damages, as well as such recent developments as civil-rights legislation and the status of railroad sleeping cars. A preliminary chapter traces the legal history of the hospitality industry from the ancients to the late nineteenth century. Wandell, a member of the Syracuse, NY, bar, was the author of The Law of the Theatre: The Legal Relations of Actors, Managers and Audiences and a notable biography of Aaron Burr. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:886.
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