First Edition of a Standard American Treatise on Admiralty Law Benedict, Erastus C. [1800-1880]. The American Admiralty: Its Jurisdiction and Practice with Practical Forms and Directions. New York: Banks, Gould & Co., 1850. xiii, 651 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style calf (by Phil Dusel), red and black lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, endpapers renewed, faint early hand-lettered owner name (Haskell) to fore-edge of text block. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to lower half of text block, mostly along inner margins. Early owner stamp (Burnett G. Haskell) to head of p.1, brief early annotations, underlining and marks in a few places, early manuscript copy of a Supreme Court rule issued in 1854 tipped-in at rear of text. $1,500. * First edition. With an appendix containing admiralty rules, rules of the United States Supreme and other U.S. Courts, fee schedules, statutes and forms. At the time of its publication there were other popular treatises on admiralty law, but the particular American viewpoint of this work, and its practicality, enabled it to surpass its peers in the United States. Published today as Benedict on Admiralty, it remains a standard work on the subject. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 1568.
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