A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters On.

Park, James Allan

Publication Date: 1787
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London, 1787. 1st ed. First Edition of the First English Treatise on Insurance Park, James Allan [1763-1838]. A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, With Three Chapters on Bottomry; On Insurances on Lives; And on Insurances Against Fire. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers. For T. Whieldon, 1787. xvi, [8], xliv, 530, [50] pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, top edge excised from upper margin of dedication leaf. A few early annotations to text, interior otherwise clean. $1,000. * First edition. Park's System of Marine Insurances was the first legal work on insurance written by an English lawyer and the first book on the subject to appear in America. Holdsworth has called it "the best text-book upon the law of insurance." A work of great authority, System of Marine Insurances went through numerous English and American editions and remained the standard text until the middle of the nineteenth century. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII: 390. English Short-Title Catalogue T112941. Bookseller Inventory # 64781

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Title: A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: ...

Publication Date: 1787

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: London, 1787. 1st ed

Edition: 1st Edition

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