The Edition Owned by Thomas Jefferson Reeves, John [1752?-1829]. A History of the Law of Shipping and Navigation. Dublin: Printed by Thomas Burnside for Messrs. E. Lynch, P. Wogan [etc.], 1792. [x], 435,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Recent library buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, embossed library name and security tag to front board, endpapers added, stamps to edges and endleaves. Moderate toning and light foxing, head of title page (about an inch) removed, along with the "A" beginning the book's title, upper corner removed from following leaf. $250. * First Dublin edition, printed the same year as the first London edition. John Reeves was the author of the first history of English law. The present work is in effect a history of the Navigation Acts, giving a clear account of the manner in which they had been interpreted by the government departments which were concerned with their enforcement. English Short-Title Catalogue N8490.
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