A Commercial Dictionary: Containing the Present State of Mercantile Law, Practice, and Custom : with Very Considerable Additions Relative to the Laws, Usages, and Practice of the United States, Volume 1

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2004 - Business & Economics - 1540 pages
Reprint of the first edition. Originally published: Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by James Humphreys, 1804. 3 volumes. * Reprint of the rare first American edition (1804), based on the 1803 London edition with much new American material added. It is a very important economic and legal source, originally intended for merchants, offering a wealth of information about contemporary commercial and maritime law, international business practices and fascinating descriptions of commercial ports and their primary imports and exports. Montefiore also discusses the present state of banks and insurance companies in the United States, the laws of copyright and letters patent, the regulation of the coasting trade, the funding system and state of the [U.S.] National debt [and] a very interesting memoir upon the growth, manufacture, and qualities of Madeira wine. With a subscriber list that includes Horace Binney, Alexander James Dallas, Peter S. Duponceau and William Rawle. Montefiore [1762-1843] was an English solicitor who moved to the United States after the War of 1812. He published several other works on commercial law.

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II
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III
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IV
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