A Treatise on the Law Relative to Merchant Ships and Seamen: In Four Parts; I. Of the Owners of Merchant Ships; II. Of the Persons Employed in the Navigation Thereof; III. Of the Carriage of Goods Therein; IV. Of the Wages of Merchant Seamen
Reprint of the third American edition. Abbott's treatise is "a legal classic of high character." This edition enriched by Joseph Story's scrupulous and impressive scholarship evident in his own notes, often mini-essays in their own right, kept separate from Abbott's. Marvin 47. First published in 1802, it was the first English treatise devoted exclusively to the law of shipping.
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