Burn's Marine Insurances, A Roosevelt Family Association Copy 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"). Contemporary sheep with later rebacking, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to spine, heavier rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners, hinges cracked, front free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning and foxing to text. Presentation inscription from James Roosevelt dated 1839 to head of front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. $850. * Only edition, published the same year in London and New York. The inscription reads: "James Roosevelt Esq./ to Wm Wilkinson/ June 18, 1839." James John Roosevelt [1795-1875], known as James I, was a businessman, lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Roosevelt branch that produced President Theodore Roosevelt. James I was a member of the New York State Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives. He was also a justice of the New York Supreme Court. Burn was a barrister of the Inner Temple who published several law treatises. 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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