A Successor to Kyd's Law of Awards Caldwell, James Stamford [1786?-1858]. A Treatise of the Law of Arbitration; With an Appendix of Precedents. London: Joseph Butterworth and Son, 1825. xxiv, 310,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, front board beginning to separate but secure, rear hinge cracked, early bookseller ticker (Thomas Griffiths), owner signature (Rob H Parr) and stamp (Robt. Davy) to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, faint dampspotting to endleaves. $450. * Second and final edition. First published in 1817, this was the first treatise on arbitration was popular in Great Britain and the United States. Considered a notable book by Holdsworth, it was intended to replace Kyd's A Treatise of the Law of Awards (1791), which Caldwell felt was out of date. It contains a thorough overview of the subject and provides a large number of precedents. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XIII:487. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:53.
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