An "Unrivalled" Authority on Commercial Law Emerigon, Balthazard-Marie [1716-1785]. [Hall, John E., Translator]. An Essay on Maritime Loans, From the French; With Notes: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Titles De Exercitoria Actione, De Lege Rhodia de Jactu, and De Nautico Foenore, Translated From the Digest and Code of Justinian. And the Title Des Contracts a la Grosse Aventure ou a Retour de Voyage, From the Marine Ordinance of Louis XIV. Baltimore: Published by Philip H. Nicklin & Co., 1811. xvi, -313,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Later three-quarter black morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, gilt private-library stamp and paper shelf label to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners, front free endpaper detached. Very light browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, faint dampstain and two small library stamps, one embossed, to title page, other brief library annotations to verso of title page and rear pastedown. An appealing copy. $150. * First American edition. With notes and references to English and American cases. Emerigon was the leading French authority on commercial law. His work was held in the highest regard by English and American jurists. James Kent observed that "no subject in Emerigon is discussed without being exhausted." Lord Ellenborough said he was an "unrivalled" theorist and practical writer. This treatise on bottomry and respondentia is a useful companion to his treatises on maritime law and maritime insurance. Citations from Marvin, Legal Bibliography 293. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7060.
Book number 68237