London. 1805. [iii]-xii,385pp. plus pp. list of subscribers. Modern half calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage. Very minor toning and scattered foxing. Very good plus. Item #WRCAM47736
An important work on British naval law, written by John Delafons, a Judge Advocate in the British Navy. Delafons discusses the differences between martial and civil law and provides first-hand knowledge of the system through his extensive experience. This copy with the ownership inscription of Samuel Sitgreaves, a Pennsylvania lawyer and one of the American commissioners on the Debt Commission settling Anglo-American claims going back to the American Revolution under the terms of the Jay Treaty.