A Treatise on the Rights and Duties of Merchant Seamen, According to the General Maritime Law and the Statutes of the United States.
Curtis, George Ticknor.
Charles C. Little and James Brown, ( 1841), Boston
8vo, 22 cm. xix, 456 pp.
Distinguished Boston lawyers useful description of the field – the first such survey by an American, and the first to consider laws effecting the common seaman. Sections on contracts with mariners, authority of officers, sickness, discipline, discharge, cargo and wages. With extracts from old laws, samples of forms then in use, and statutes of US maritime law. Also, an index to cases cited and a separate topical index. First and only edition. bound as issued in full sheep with red spine label. Light wear to outer joints, but a very good copy.