TREATISE OF THE LAW OF WATERS; INCLUDING THE LAW RELATING TO RIGHTS IN THE SEA, AND RIGHTS CONCERNING RIVERS, CANALS, DOCK COMPANIES, FISHERIES, MILLS...
Item #: 13662
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.
Subjects: ADMIRALTY, PROPERTY, WATER LAW
Reprint of the first American edition, from the secondLondon edition, 1851, to which it is starred. Firstpublished in 1830, A Treatise of the Law of Waters is acomprehensive work notable for its clear explanation ofseveral complex areas, such as the law of fisheries. Itbegins with a summary of various water rights, then proceedsto consider non-commercial rights in the seas and rivers,canals, docks, waterworks, fisheries and water mills. Thefinal chapter addresses watercourses, which he defines asprivate rights of water. In all, Woolrych offers a superboverview of Anglo-American water law as it stood in the mid-nineteenth century. A prolific and learned scholar, Woolrychwrote several treatises and biographies including Lives ofEminent Serjeants-at-Law. Reprinted by The LawbookExchange, Ltd. Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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