A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry, on Insurances on Lives, and on Insurances Against Fire

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2005 - History - 516 pages
Reprint of the second American edition, based on the third London edition, 1797, to which it is starred. First published in 1787, Park's Marine Insurances was the first English treatise on the subject and, according to Holdsworth, "the best." It went through numerous editions, both in England and America and remained the standard text until the mid-nineteenth century. It begins with a history of insurance in the maritime states of Europe. The following chapters explain average, salvage, abandonment and how insurance policies are constructed. The final sections address liability and topics dealing with procedure and evidence. Cases and authorities are discussed at length, underlying principles are given as well. Holdsworth, A History of English Law VIII:263.
 

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Contents

OF THE POLICY
lv
Of the Construction of the Policy
25
Of Losses by Perils of the Sea
61
Of Losses by Capture and Detention of Princes
66
Of Losses by the Barratry of the Master or Mariners
83
Of Partial Losses and of Adjustment
97
Of General or Gross Average
121
Of Salvage
131
Of Changing the Ship
290
Of Deviation
294
Of NonCompliance with Warranties
318
Of Return of Premium
366
Of the Proceedings upon Policies of Infurance
392
Of Bottomry and Respondentia
410
Of Infurance upon Lives
429
Of Infurance against Fire
441

Of Abandonment
142
Of Fraud in Policies
174
Of Illegal Voyages
232
Of Prohibited Goods
244
Of WagerPolicies
259
Of ReAssurance and Double Infurance
276
Policy of Infurance on Ship or Goods
459
Form of Refpondentia Bond
461
Form of a Policy of Infurance upon a Life
462
Form of a Policy of Infurance against Fire
464
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