A Standard Early English Treatise on Maritime Law Molloy, Charles [1646-1690]. De Jure Maritimo et Navali: Or, A Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce. In Three Books. Carefully Corrected, With the Addition of Several Hundred References and Many Modern Cases Never Before Printed. London: Printed for John Walthoe, 1722. [vi], xvii, , 296, 281-479,  pp. Copperplate pictorial frontispiece, engraved added title page. Text continuous despite pagination. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, gilt-edged raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to edges, spine ends and corners, front board beginning to separate but secure, front pastedown loose, rear hinge cracked, minor worming to rear pastedown. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to preliminaries, rear endleaves and a few other places, two small negligible scuffs along gutter between frontispiece and pictorial title page just touching images, small wormtrack to rear pastedown, clean tear to head of Leaf Ff (pp. 281-282). $500. * Seventh edition. For many years this was the standard treatise on international, commercial and maritime law. It went through many editions, the first in 1676, the last in 1778. A Spanish translation was published in 1793. "It was not until 1676 that a man, who had some claims to be called an English lawyer, wrote upon [maritime law]. Charles Molloy who was both a civilian and a member of Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn, in the second book of his very successful treatise, De Jure Maritimo et Navali, gives us some account of these branches of the law" (Holdsworth). It deals with international as well as maritime and commercial law. Chapters III and IV discuss Privateers and Piracy. Holdsworth, Sources and Literature of English Law 210. English Short-Title Catalogue N438.
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