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LAW.

The Laws concerning Travelling, &c.

Viz. 1. Robbery. 2. Of such Accidents as the Traveller is liable to upon the Road. 3. What Satisfaction he shall have where he suffers by bad Ways; and of Trespasses to avoid them. 4. Of Land-Carriage, and where Carriers are responsible for Goods delivered them. 5. Of Innkeepers, and the Remedies against their Extortions, and where they are answerable for the Goods of their Guests. 6. Of Water-Carriage; and therein of Importation and Exportation of Merchandize. 7. Of negotiating Bills of Exchange. 8. Of the Currency of Money. 9. Of the Laws for regulating Hackney-Coaches, Chairs, Carr-men, and Watermen in and about London.

[London]: In the Savoy: by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling (assigns of Edward Sayer) for J. Brown and F. Clay, and J. Hooke, 1718 Stock Code: 143718
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First edition of what is generally cited as the first work of its kind in English, a comprehensive overview of the law relating to travellers,intended as a pocket guide for the layman, particularly warning of the dangers from highwaymen and extortionate innkeepers.

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Description

Duodecimo (160 x 96 mm). Contemporary sheep, later red morocco spine label.

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Complete with final 3pp. adverts.

Condition

Some skilful repair to spine-ends, a scattering of tiny wormholes in lower margin through to C5, touching a letter or two but without loss, a good copy.

Bibliography

ESTC T126882; Goldsmiths' 5424.2; Kress 3063.

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