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OF THE LAW OF
WITH THREE CHAPTERS,
ON INSURANCES ON LIVES,
ON INSURANCES AGAINST FIRE.
BY JAMES ALLAN PARK, Esq.
ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNSEL.
(NOW ONE OF THE JUDGES
OF HIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.)
PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN,
LAW-PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,
FOR J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON, FLEET-STREET, AND
J. COOKE, ORMOND-QUAY, DUBLIN.
TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
EDWARD LORD ELLENBOROUGH,
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, &c. &c. &c.
HAVE taken the liberty to dedicate this Edition of the Law of Marine Insurances to Your Lordship; for to whom could a Work of this nature be with more propriety addressed: Work intended to elucidate a subject, with which you were so peculiarly conversant while at the bar, and which has received such clear and powerful illustration from the decisions of Your Lordship, since you have presided in the highest Court of Judicature in the kingdom?
The permission which Your Lordship has granted of addressing you upon the present occasion has afforded me this public opportunity of expressing with how much respect and gratitude I am,
Your Lordship's very faithful
And obliged humble Servant,
J. A. PARK.
HE following Work being out of print,
eight years having elapsed since the publication of the sixth, I have been much solicited to send forth a new Edition. The various duties of my present station would have made me shrink from so laborious a task: but respect for a profession, to which I have so many reasons to be attached, and which I so highly esteem, has induced me to overcome every difficulty. The labour of such an undertaking has been greatly enhanced by the unprecedented circumstances which occurred in Europe during the two last wars, and which called for a variety of decisions in our Courts, unknown before in the Law of Insurances. Those decisions I have endeavoured faithfully to incorporate in the following Work, as well as I could, under the several titles to which they respectively and peculiarly belong. But the judgments of late years have become of so much importance, and the learned judges have discussed the various topics that have occurred before them, with so much