With Actuarial Tables for Whites, Slaves and Free Blacks Angell, Joseph K[innicutt] [1794-1857]. A Treatise on the Law of Fire and Life Insurance, With an Appendix, Containing Forms, Tables, &c. Boston: Little, Brown, 1855. 8, xxiii, 456, xcix, -572 pp. Main text preceded by 8-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Modern textured brown cloth, faded calf lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner signature to front endleaf, interior otherwise clean. $250. * First edition. With fascinating actuarial tables containing fees and mortality rates for whites, slaves and free blacks, an index of American Cases and an index of British cases. Angell was a Boston attorney and one of America's first significant legal writers. A prolific author, he published treatises on the law of corporations, watercourses and other topics. His works were esteemed highly. James Kent said they were indispensable to the intelligent lawyer (DAB); several were required reading at Harvard Law School. Dictionary of American Biography I:310. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7048.
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