Warden, David B. William E. Butler, New Introduction. On the Origin, Nature, Progress and Influence of Consular Establishments. Originally published: Paris: Printed and sold by Smith, 1813. lxii, 331 pp. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2011. With a new introduction by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Vinogradoff Institute at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at University College London; Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. ISBN-13: 9781616190668. ISBN-10: 1616190663. Hardcover. New. $25.95 * Warden's was the first English-language treatise on consular law and one of the earliest works on the subject. Both a descriptive and prescriptive work, it outlines the ideal qualities of a consul, his role in diplomatic relations and legal status and a review of consular treaties in force at the time. Highly regarded in its day, it was translated into French, the language of nineteenth-century diplomacy, and circulated widely among diplomatic circles. A scarce work today, our edition is enhanced by Professor Butler's extensive introduction, which examines the historical context of this book and the life of its author. "Consular law, it is widely believed, is among the most venerable of the institutes of the law of nations and an early example, in State practice and doctrinal form, of the comparative investigation and analysis of State practice in the form of treaties, national legislation, and judicial application." --William E. Butler, iv David Bailie Warden [1772-1845], an Irish-born American diplomat, was distinguished for his scientific attainments and varied learning. A member of the French Academy and other prestigious learned societies, he was secretary of the United States Legation to France, agent of prize causes, and for many years the United States consul in Paris.
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