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De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or a Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce. in three books

Molloy, Charles
London, printed for R. Vincent & John Walthoe, 1701.

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by Charles Molloy.

London, printed for R. Vincent & John Walthoe, 1701.

fifth edition. ppxxiv 433, 13. engraved frontispiece and title-page. light browning and marking, but generally a clean copy in a contemporary panelled calf binding. professional repair to upper joint. lower joint very weak, with archival tape repair to the inner hinge

the first 18th century edition of this important text on the laws of the sea and maritime commerce. includes chapters, on privateers and letters of marque, piracy, pressing of boats and mariners for the public service, the rights of the flag, freight, wrecks, pilotage, etc., customs, slavery, etc., etc.