by Sayer, Joseph
1792. An Early English Treatise on the Law of Damages Sayer, Joseph. The Law of Damages. Dublin: Printed by J. Moore, 1792. xiv, 248 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets and early hand-lettered title to spine. Rubbed with waer to spine ends, corners bumped, joints and hinges starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in places, later annotation and owner signature to front free endpaper. $500. * Only Dublin edition, a reissue the only London edition, 1770. Arranged in 36 concise chapters, this pioneering treatise outlines the law of damages as it stood in the late eighteenth century. Holdsworth notes that principles are "clearly stated." He also notes that the information is "rather meagre" due to the undeveloped state of the subject in Sayer's day. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:394. English Short-Title Catalogue N10252.
(Inventory #: 67224)