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Item #57981 The Maritime Dicaeologie; Or, Sea-Jurisdiction of England. John Exton.
The Maritime Dicaeologie; Or, Sea-Jurisdiction of England...

The Maritime Dicaeologie; Or, Sea-Jurisdiction of England...

Defense of the Admiralty Courts Exton, John [1600?-1668]. The Maritime Dicaeologie; Or, Sea-Jurisdiction of England. In Three Books. I. Setting Forth the Antiquity of the Admiralty in England, Proving the Same to Have Been Settled Before Edward the Third's Time, Shewing the Beginning of the Sea Laws. The Laws of Oleron. The King of England's Dominion over the British Seas. The Sea Laws of the Grecians, Romans, &c. And the Power of the Admiral of Scotland. II. Proving the Ports, Havens, and Creeks of the Sea to be Within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty, From the Rhodian Laws, The Laws of Oleron, and Several Antient Records and Adjudications as well in England as in Other Nations. III. Shewing that All Contracts Concerning Maritime Affairs are Within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty, And There Cognizable, From the Antient Statutes of the Admiralty, The Laws of Oleron, Several Antient Records in the Tower, Chancery, &c. And Arguments to the Contrary Drawn from Several Statutes, &c. Answered. London: Sold by J. Worrall, 1755. xvi, vi, 404 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and corner fleurons to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, retained armorial bookplate of William Curtis Noyes and bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Light toning to text, early owner signature (of J. Matson) to head of title page. $1,500. * "Second edition," actually the fourth and final edition, a reissue of the sheets of the 1746 edition with a cancel title leaf and the addition of six pages following p. xvi. First published in 1664, this book, though ostensibly descriptive, was written chiefly to maintain the jurisdiction of the Admiralty court in the new government. Beyond its political interest, it offers a detailed analysis of seventeenth-century maritime law and admiralty jurisdiction at the time when Great Britain was emerging as a major maritime and colonial power. Exton was educated at Cambridge, earning the LL.D. in Civil Law in 1634. He was appointed President of the High Court of Admiralty by Parliament in 1649, and was reappointed by the Duke of York after the Restoration. Noyes [1805-1864] was a leading New York lawyer and a member of the commission to codify the state's laws, which resulted in the Field Codes. A man of extensive learning, he owned one of the finest law libraries i.

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