Eighteenth-Century Account of Great Britain's Navigation Acts Reeves, John [1752?-1829]. A History of the Law of Shipping and Navigation. London: Printed for E. and R. Brooke, 1792. [x], 547,  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, faint dampspotting to preliminaries, early (illegible) owner signature and later library stamp to title page. $250. * First edition, reprinted the same year in Dublin. 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 T109777.
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