commencing with the judgments of the Right Hon. Sir William Scott, Michaelmas Term 1798
by Christopher Robinson.
London, printed by R. Taylor & Co., Shoe Lane, for J. Butterworth and J. White, 1806.
5 volumes. 8vo. in the region of 400 pages per volume.
very good clean crisp condition hardbacks in the original full calf bindings with light spine and edge wear.
heraldic book-plate of Lord Walsingham to front paste-downs.
a superb collection of reports of maritime legal cases, many concerning the seizure of merchant vessels between the years 1798 and 1806, during the period of the Napoleonic wars. a valuable source work vividly illustrating the difficulties and perils of trading by sea at this time, and a clear insight into the workings of the High Court of Admiralty.
Initially the set was complete in these five volumes, but a sixth volume was added in 1808.