The Case of the Dutch Ships, considered

London, R. and J. Dodsley, 1759 [second edition]/ [1758].

Octavo, [vi], 58 pages (complete with the half-title).

Disbound, with the remains of the old leather binding still on the spine; rear leaf a little discoloured and slightly chipped, with a neat repair to one tiny hole (affecting slightly five letters of two words); a very good copy with an interesting contemporary note in ink at the foot of the half-title - 'Bath. / Friday. Ap. 6, 1759. Mr. Blake ... gave me this Tract'.

'In the present War between England and France, the Subjects of Holland have no Right to cover the Property of the Enemy of England' - an early work on international law. Sir James Marriott, 'lawyer and politician (1730?-1803) ... was created judge of the admiralty court and knighted in 1778' [DNB], the same year the fourth edition of this work appeared.

Item #71429

Price (AUD): $650.00