A Law Dictionary for "The Country Gentleman, The Merchant, And the Professional Man" Potts, Thomas [1778-1842]. A Compendious Law Dictionary, Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms and the Law Itself, Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man. A New Edition. Revised, Corrected, And Enlarged to the Present Time. London: Printed for B. & R. Crosby, 1813. vi, , 760 pp. 12mo. (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original publisher plain-paper boards, printed paper title label to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing to boards, a few cracks and heavier rubbing to spine with wear to label, spine ends bumped and somewhat worn, boards beginning to separate but secure. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to preliminaries and a few other leaves, brief early owner annotation to rear pastedown. $500. * Second edition. This useful dictionary went through three editions in 1803, 1813 and 1815. As the subtitle indicates, Potts' dictionary was intended for the prominent laymen engaged in business and agriculture. He pays special attention to commercial legislation regarding bankruptcy, insurance and bills of exchange, as well as to the nature of tenures and tithes. In addition to definitions, Potts discusses a variety of issues ranging from current regulations for dog muzzles to the legal rights and responsibilities of children. OCLC locates 5 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Law Library of Virginia, NY State Appellate Division Law Library, NY Supreme Court, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:286.
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