[Travelers]. The Laws Concerning Travelling, &c. Viz. 1. Robbery. 2. Such Accidents as the Traveller is Liable to Upon the Road. 3. What Satisfaction He Shall Have Where He Suffers by Bad Ways; And of Trespasses to Avoid Them. 4. Of Land-Carriage, And Where Carriers Are Responsible for Goods Delivered Them. 5. Of Innkeepers, And the Remedies Against Their Extortions, And Where They Are Answerable For the Goods of Their Guests. 6. Of Water-Carriage; And Therein of Importation and Exportation of Merchandize. 7. Of Negotiating Bills of Exchange. 8. Of the Currency of Money. 9. Of the Laws for Regulating Hackney-Coaches, Chairs, Carrmen, and Watermen In and About London. Originally published: [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1718. [xii], 237 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776857. ISBN-10: 1584776854. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the only edition. This digest of statutes with explanatory glosses was the first book of its kind. Conceived for the layman, it was intended to be a pocket companion for the traveler and a useful addition to his reference shelf. The anonymous editor felt a need for this book because the British were a mobile people "whose Dominions and Factories lie dispersed in every Quarter of the habitable World, whose Traffick is unlimited, and extends to every Thing that either Earth or Seas produce" (v). Equally valuable to social historians, it documents the difficulties and dangers of eighteenth-century travel.
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