"Calculated For the Use of Merchants" Burn, John Ilderton [1774?-1848]. A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. London, Printed: New-York, Re-Printed, for H. Caritat by G. & R. Waite, 1801. xiv, , 235 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Handsome recent period-style calf by Philip Dusel, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, negligible foxing in places. Head of title page has early owner signature partially covered by small owner label (S. Henry Norris), interior otherwise clean. A very attractive copy. $650. * Only edition, published the same year in London and New York. "[T]he author trusts he will not be thought presumptuous in stating, that a compendious digest, immediately calculated for the use of merchants and their agents, still remains a desideratum in the merchant's world. With a view to supply this deficiency, he commenced the following compilation": (vii). Burn was a barrister of the Inner Temple who published several law books. The appendix contains summaries of two recent English decisions, and the form of an insurance policy for a ship or goods. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7055.
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