An Enquiry Into the Law Merchant of the United States; Or, Lex Mercatoria Americana, on Several Heads of Commercial Importance. Dedicated by Permission to Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States
first editionVolume I. (all published). xxxvii, , 648, clxvii, pp. 1 vols. 8vo
by [Caines, George]
New York: Isaac Collins & Son for Abraham and Arthur Stansbury, 1802. First Edition. Volume I. (all published). xxxvii, , 648, clxvii, pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Rebound in half brown calf and cloth. A few small edge pieces missing from early leaves. Contemporary newspaper clippings tipped on pp. 419 and 460. First Edition. Volume I. (all published). xxxvii, , 648, clxvii, pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The first American treatise on commercial law and on Admiralty Law, with an emphasis on shipping. Caines was the first official case reporter in the United States, recording decisions of the New York Court of Appeals 1803-1805.
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