Curious Cases: A Collection of American and English Decisions


Milburn, B.A.

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Milburn, B.A. Curious Cases: A Collection of American and English Decisions. Charlottesville, VA: The Michie Company, Publishers, 1902. First edition. pp. xvi, 441. Royal 8vo. Bound in sumptuous full calf with gilt lettering over maroon spine label, four raised bands with five compartments. Lightest edgewear, slight offsetting from the inner leather of the binding to the margins of the endpapers. Binding tight, sound, contents clean and unmarked; very good+. An extraordinary, often humourous, compilation of cases from both American and English courts. Notable cases include, Wiley v. Slater from the Supreme Court of New York whereby the parties litigated ‘Canine Etiquette’ or ‘The Rights of Dogs to Fight’ or Babock v. The Montgomery County Mutual Insurance Company held in the Court of Appeals of New York where the parties (notably the underwriter) litigated whether ‘Whether Electricity is Fire’. Thankfully, the court found for the plaintiff in the latter case. These are amongst a myriad of strange and curious matters brought before the courts. A highly unsual, entertainming and scarce title. Leather Bound. (#251) $150.00