Studies of Rhodian and Roman Law by a Notable Oxford Poet-Scholar Schomberg, Alexander Croucher [1756-1792]. A Treatise on the Maritime Laws of Rhodes. Oxford: Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke. J.F. And C. Rivington, P. Elmsly, And T. Payne and Son, London, 1786. 109,  pp. [Bound with] Schomberg, Alexander Croucher. An Historical and Chronological View of Roman Law. With Notes and Illustrations. Oxford: Printed for D. Prince And J. Cooke. Sold by J.F. And C. Rivington, P. Elmsly, And T. Payne and Son, London, 1785. [viii], 204,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Nineteenth-century morocco by Cedric Chivers of Bath, blind rules to boards, raised bands, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, "1786" and "Schomberg" gilt-stamped to foot, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint just starting at ends, front hinge starting, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, owner signature, "Arthur Schomberg/ Send, Wilts/ 1895," to verso of front free endpaper, small embossed Chivers stamp to following endleaf. $850. * First editions. Schomberg, a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, was a notable poet and scholar of law and political economy. Our volume, which was probably compiled by a relative, contains his two principal works on legal history. The study of Roman law was a well-received work that had two editions in French published in Paris in 1793 and 1808. The study of the maritime laws of Rhodes is scarce. OCLC locates 15 copies, 6 in North America, 3 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Social Law). It was reprinted in John R. McCulloch, Ed., A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Economic Tracts (1859). English Short-Title Catalogue T116248, T146944.
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