A Comprehensive Nineteenth-Century Treatise on British Military Law Samuel, E. An Historical Account of the British Army, And of Law Military, As Declared by the Ancient and Modern Statutes, And Articles of War for Its Government With a Free Commentary on the Mutiny Act, And the Rules and Articles of War: Illustrated by Various Decisions of Courts Martial. London: Printed and Sold by William Clowes, 1816. xvi, 734 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Later pebbled cloth, rebacked retaining spine, gilt library name and insignia to boards, gilt title and library name to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to boards and board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, library bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, small library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $350. * First edition. Samuel intended this book to complement Tytler's An Essay on Military Law, And the Practice of Courts Martial (first edition 1800). As Samuel explains in the preface, he reversed Tytler's emphasis from courts martial to military law in general and provided more historical background. A second edition was published in 1820. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:314.
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