Giles' Lex Mercatoria London 1729


(GILES, JACOB). Lex Mercatoria: Or The Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize. Wherein Our Trade with Foreign Nations and Trade in General Amongst Our Selves With What Belongs to Particular Companies And all Maritime Affairs In the way of Traffick Are Illustrated and Concisely Treated of; Under the Heads of Merchants And Owners of Ships Masters Mariners Pilots Freight and Charter-Parties of Affreightment Insurance Bottomry Customs Wrecks Factors Planters and Plantations Letters of Marque and Reprisal Privateers Piracy Treaties of Commerce Exchange &c. With an Introduction Setting Forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations Dominion of the Sea &c. Some Curious and Useful History And Variety of Special Cases and Determinations Interspers'd Thro' the Whole. To Which are Added in Proper Places The Best Adapted Precedents of Instruments and Writings Made Use of in All Cases Relating to Trade. The second Edition corrected, with the Addition of Three entire new Chapters. And also A Merchant's Dictionary, of Words and Terms, &c. London (printed by E. and R. Nurr, and R. Gosling, for B. Motte and others) 1729.

8:o. (12), 1-404, (12) pp.
Contemporary brown full calf, worn, cracks in the joints, blank spine in six compartments, some damages at head and foot. Title and first 5 leaves with some dampstaining in upper part, some foxing and spotting. Signature on first endpaper of Mary S. Le Maistre and G. Le Boulillin.

Jacob Giles (1686-1744), best known for his New Law-Dictionary, and one of the most prolific English legal writers of the 18th century.
From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).

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