Rare Portuguese Edition of Park's Treatise on Marine Insurances Park, James Allan [1763-1838]. Costa, Antonio Juliao da, Translator. Systema da Ley Sobre Seguros Maritimos, &c. &c. Liverpool: Impresso por F.B. Wright, 1821. Two volumes bound as one. Volume II has a folding table. Octavo (8" x 5"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets, ornaments and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of text block. Later owner signature to title page, underlining in a few places, interior otherwise clean. $850. * Only Portuguese edition, from the seventh London edition. With an introduction and notes by the translator. First published in 1787, Park's Marine Insurances was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer. Holdsworth has called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, System of Marine Insurances went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. This rare Portuguese edition was produced for lawyers and merchants in Portugal and Brazil. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:390. OCLC locates 2 copies of this edition, 1 in North America (at UVA Law School).
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