With an Interesting Chapter on Commercial Politics Williams, John. Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed as a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions. London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1812. viii, 584 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few shallow scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, light creasing and a few minor nicks to spine, which has residue from removed label at its foot, chipping to spine ends, rear joint starting at head, corners bumped, hinges starting, struck-through ownership signature to front free endpaper. Light toning to interior, very light foxing to a few leaves, occasional pencil underlining and marks to margins. $750. * First edition. An extensive treatise on commercial law for laymen, covering topics such as international law, insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange and bankruptcy. It also includes a chapter on commercial politics based on the work of Adam Smith and Lord Kames. A second edition appeared in 1814. OCLC locates 3 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Ohio State University, York University). Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature 20442. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:382.
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