Britannia Rule the Waves! [Justice, Alexander]. A General Treatise of the Dominion of the Sea: And a Compleat Body of the Sea-Laws: Containing What is Most Valuable on that Subject in Antient and Modern Authors; And Particularly the Antient Laws of the Rhodians and Romans; Those of Oleron, Wisbuy, And Other Countries; with Curious Notes and Observations. As also That Excellent Body of Sea Laws lately Publish'd in France: With a Collection of Marine Treaties Concluded During the Last Century. Together with Several Discourses About the Jurisdiction and Manner of Proceeding in the Admiralty of England, Both in Criminal and Civil Matters, And Adjudg'd Cases in Several Courts Concerning Trade and Navigation. In all Which are Explain'd at Large, The Laws and Customs of Merchants, And of the Courts in Cases of Bottomry, Insurances, Charter-Parties, Bills of Lading, Pyracy, And of Letters of Marque and Reprizal. To Which is Subjoin'd, An Appendix Concerning the Present State and Regulations of the Admiralty and Navy. With Large Additions, And Improvements. And a New Appendix, Containing Several Eminent Lawyers Opinions in Important Marine Cases; A Comparison of the English and French Conduct in Their Sea Affairs; An Essay Concerning the Navy of England, Taken from Mr. Pepis's, Mr. Burchet's, And other Authentick Memoirs; An Abstract of all the Acts of Parliament Relating to the Marine; Particularly, That for Establishing Articles and Orders for the Regulating and Better Government of the Fleet, &c. London: Printed for the Executors of J. Nicholson, [1710?]. [xxvi], 378, 421-684, 107,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Folding allegorical copperplate frontispiece. Folding copperplate table of naval flags. Woodcut text illustration of English commercial flag to foot of p. 107. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed, speckled edges. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing, occasional faint dampstaining, folding table facing title page mounted, two small early signatures, one partially erased, the other struck-through, to title page, which has a reapired fore-edge and a small library stamp to its verso, p.107 of appendix, which has a blank verso, mounted. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $750. * Third and fin.
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