"The Best Book Upon Bills of Exchange" Bayley, Sir John. Bayley, Francis, Editor. Summary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Cash Bills, And Promissory Notes. With Considerable Additions. London: Printed by A Strahan, 1830. xx, 624 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, gilt library name to front board, gilt title to spine, gilt library name to foot. Light rubbing to extremities, some chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, library bookplate to front pastedown, front hinge cracked, another crack to text block between pp. 622 and 623. Light toning to text, light soiling and foxing to endleaves, small library stamp to title page and a few other leaves. $250. * Fifth edition. First published in 1789, this was a standard work well into the nineteenth century. Its final edition, the sixth, was published in 1849. According to Holdsworth, it was "the best book upon bills of exchange." Holdsworth, History of English Law XIII:389f. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:23.
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