Penultimate Edition of 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. The Ninth Edition, With Many Valuable Additions. London: Printed for T. Waller, 1769. Two volumes. [xvi], 404; [iv], 344,  pp. Pages xvii-xxvi, [ii] of Volume I misbound between pp. 402-403. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines. Light rubbing, scuffing and a few minor nicks and stains to boards and spines, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and moderately worn, chip to foot of spine of Volume I, its front hinge starting. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional light foxing, brief early owner annotation in tiny hand to front pastedown of Volume I. $950. * Ninth (and penultimate) 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 T96879.
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