Important Treatise on Partnership Watson, William. A Treatise of the Law of Partnership. London: Printed for J. Butterworth and J. Cooke, 1807. xxvii, , 519,  pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, speckled edges, colored endpapers. Light rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting at head, chipping to head of spine and front joint, lettering piece lightly edgeworn, corners bumped, armorial bookplate (of R. Atkinson) to front pastedown, recent pencil notes to front endleaf. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, light soiling in a few places, penciled "18" to head of title page. $450. * Second and enlarged London edition. First published in London in 1794, this is the earliest treatise on the law of partnership. Its sixteen chapters describe general principles, arguments and decisions. American editions were published in 1795 and 1807. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:372.
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