With A "Merchant's Dictionary of Words and Terms" [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. Lex Mercatoria: or, The Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize. Wherein Our Trade with Foreign Nations, and Trade in General Amongst Our Selves, With What Belongs to Particular Companies, and all Maritime Affairs, in the way of Traffick, are illustrated and Concisely Treated of; Under the Heads of Merchants, and Owners of Ships, Masters, Mariners, Pilots, Freight, and Charter-Parties of Affreightment, Insurance, Bottomry, Customs, Wrecks, Factors, Planters and Plantations, Letters of Marque and Reprisal, Privateers, Piracy, Treaties of Commerce, Exchange, &c. With an Introduction, Setting forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations, Dominion of the Sea, &c. Some Curious and Useful History, and Variety of Special Cases and Determinations Interspers'd Thro' the Whole. To which are Added, in Proper Places, The Best Adapted Precedents of Instruments and Writings Made Use of in All Cases Relating to Trade. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, 1729. [xii], 404,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 5"). Recent period-style calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Some toning, light foxing to portions of text. Early annotations and signatures, including that of Thomas Carpenter, to preliminaries, two tiny glue spots to title page. A handsome copy. $1,750. * Second, and final, edition, "Corrected, with the Addition of Three Entire New Chapters. And Also A Merchant's Dictionary, of Words and Terms, &c." Jacob, best-known for his New Law-Dictionary, was the most prolific English legal writer of the eighteenth century. Although he was interested in boosting sales by attracting the widest audience possible, Jacob was also an idealist who believed that widespread knowledge of the law would help create a more just society. This is the goal of Lex Mercatoria (1718) and several other publications, such as Every Man His Own Lawyer (1736) and Treatise of Laws (1721). Thomas Carpenter [1804-1876] was a prominent New Jersey attorney and a judge of that state's Supreme Court. English Short-Title Catalogue T137820.
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