Only American Edition of Burn's Marine Insurances Burn, John Ilderton [1774?-1848]. A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. London, Printed: New-York, Re-Printed, for H. Caritat by G. & R. Waite, 1801. xiv, , 235 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece, blind fillets and fragment, at foot, of lawyer shelf label to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, boards beginning to separate, but still secure. Moderate toning to interior, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and final few leaves, tiny early owner signature (Elisha Fairbanks) to head of title page. $500. * Only edition, published the same year in London and New York. Burn was a barrister of the Inner Temple who published several law treatises. The appendix contains summaries of two recent English decisions, and the form of an insurance policy for a ship or goods. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7055.
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