The Compleat Arbitrator: or the Law of Awards; Containing Plain and...
The First Significant Treatise on Arbitration [Bacon, Matthew (fl. 1730)]. By a Gentleman of the Middle-Temple. The Compleat Arbitrator; or the Law of Awards and Arbitraments; Containing Plain and Easy Directions to all Kinds of Arbitrators; What Matters are Proper to be Submitted to Arbitration, And in What Manner; The Nature and Different Kinds of Submissions, the Parties to the Submission, The Duty and Office of Arbitrators and Umpires; The Right Manner of Making and Delivering up Awards; How Awards Have Been Construed in Equity, The Manner of Making and Enforcing the Performance of Awards, When the Submission has Been Made a Rule of Court; The Right Method of Setting Forth and Pleading Awards. With Precedents of Submissions, Awards and Pleadings in All Cases. Originally published: [London]: In the Savoy: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, 1731. XXXI (III-XXXI new introduction), vi, (6), 308 pp. With a new introduction by Derek Roebuck, Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. Reprinted 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779599; ISBN-10: 1584779594. Attractive smythe sewn cloth bound hardcover, with gilt stamped spine and front cover. New. $65. * First edition. This was the first substantial treatise on the subject. (It was preceded by an anonymous 93-page work from 1694.) "It is a good straightforward and up-to-date account of the law. That it was found to be useful is shown by the fact that it reached a third edition in 1770.": Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:393.
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