by Collier, R.P.
1855. Scarce Nineteenth-Century English Treatise on Mining Law Collier, R.P., Baron Monkswell [1817-1886]. A Treatise on the Law Relating to Mines: Including the Latest Cases Reported, July, 1855; And the New Stannary Act, 1855. London: W.G. Benning & Co., 1855. xv, 281 pp. Forms. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary cloth, blind frames to boards, rebacked, printed paper title label to spine, hinges mended. Minor edgewear, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library (Birmingham Law Society). Institution name stamped to front board, small inkstamps to title page and a few leaves. $195. * Second edition. "This treatise is intended to contain a summary of those principles of Law and Equity which govern the acquisition and transfer of property in mines, and the duties, rights, and liabilities of Mine-owners and adventurers, arising out of their relations among themselves and the public" (Preface). Collier's first edition was published in London in 1849, then reissued in Philadelphia in 1853. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates six of the second edition in North American Law Libraries (Columbia, Harvard, Library of Congress, UC-Berkeley and the Universities of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 72. (Inventory #: 57456)