"A Pioneer Book" Cunningham, Timothy [d.1789]. The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, And Insurances: Containing all the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, Judgments, Decrees, And Customs of Merchants Concerning Them, Methodically Digested. Together with Rules and Examples for Computing the Exchange Between England and the Principal Places of Trade in Europe. Also the Arbitrations of Exchange Set in a Clear and Rational Light, And Illustrated with Variety of Examples. With the Addition of Several Cases, Determined by the Earl of Hardwicke and Lord Mansfield. London: Printed for R. Baldwin, W. Owen, and S. Crowder, 1766. xxxvi, 524 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and hand-lettered title to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffs and scratches to boards, which are separated but secured by cords, moderate rubbing to extremities, slight chipping to head of spine, which has a few small stains at its foot, light foxing and faint offsetting to endleaves. Light toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves, small hole to text block of leaf L4 (pp. 151-152) without loss to legibility, upper corner of leaf Bb1 (pp. 369-370) lacking, just touching edge of text with minor loss to page number on p. 369. $350. * Third edition. The third and considerably expanded edition of the first English legal treatise on the subject, comprehensive in its coverage and praised by Holdsworth as "a pioneer book... a creditable piece of work [whose] arrangement is clear." The first edition appeared in 1760 and the fourth and final edition (designated the sixth) in 1778. Holdsworth, A History of English Law 12:389. English Short-Title Catalogue T140363.
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