A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory..
by Maxwell, John Irving
1808. Philadelphia, 1808. 1st & only American edition. Philadelphia, 1808. 1st & only American edition. Only American Edition of Maxwell's Commercial Law Dictionary Maxwell, John Irving. A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks, &c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c. With Many Additions for the Use of the American Merchant. Philadelphia: Published by William P. Farrand and Co., 1808. [xv], , 251 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown, negligible faint dampstaining to front board. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, minor wormholes near upper corner of preliminaries and a few other leaves, chip to fore-edge of Leaf X4 (pp. 233-234) with minor loss to text, legibility not affected, very faint dampstaining to a few leaves. Early owner signature and annotations to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. $750. * Only American edition. First published in London in 1802, this is an unusual alphabetical compendium dealing strictly with matters of commerce, such as bills of exchange and promissory notes. Maxwell was also the author of The Spirit of Maritime Laws and the delightfully titled Hints for Protecting the Public Against the Extortion and Insolence of Hackney-Coachmen. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2551.
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