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THE

MARITIME LAW

OF

EUROPE.

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LATE SENATOR AND JUDGE IN THE COMMERCIAL AND MARITIME COUR'S
OF NICE, MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, AT TURIN,
NAPLES, FLORENCE, MODENA, ALEXANDRIA, CARARA,

ROME, AND TRIESTE ;
MEMBER OF THE ATHENEUM OF ARTS, AND OP THE ACADEMY OF LEGISLATION,
AT PARIS, AND OF THE ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES,

AT MARSEILLES.

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Quid deceat, quid non ; qud virtus, qud ferat error.

Hor, de Art. Poet.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

VOL I.

NEW-YORK :

PRINTED BY GEORGE FORMAN, 64, WATER-STREZT,

FOR I. RILEY & Co.

1806,

DISTRICT OF New-YORK, ss. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twelfth day of April, in the

thirtieth year of the Independence of the United States of Ame.

rica, WILLIAM Johnson, of the said District, hath deposited (L. S.) in this office the Title of a Book, the right whereof he claims, as

author, in the words following, to wit: " THE MARITIME LAW OF EUROPE,

BY M. D. A. AZUNI, Late Senator and Judge, in the Commercial and Maritime Court of Nice,

Member of the Academies of Sciences at Turin, Naples, Florence. Mo. dena, Alexandria, Carara, Rome, and Trieste ; Member of the Atheneum of Arts, and of the Academy of Legislation, at Paris, and of the Academy of Arts and Sciences, at Marseilles.

Quid deceat, quid non ; quò virtus, quò ferat error.

HoR. de Art. Poet.

IN TWO VOLUMES, TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

VOLUME I.

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ADVERTISEMENT,

BY THE AUTHOR.

THE work here presented to the public is essentially different from my first performance, published in the Italian language, in 1795, under the title of Sistema universale dei Principii del diritto marittimo dell'Europa, which was translated, at Paris, in 1798, from the second edition, published at Trieste, in 1796.

Notwithstanding the inaccuracies of that translation, it has been honoured with the approbation of the public ; its principles have been cited in the national tribunals,(1) and it has been often referred

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(1) See the Opinion of Garat, member of the Council of Ancients, (now a Senator) on the resolution of the 25th January, 1799, relative to maritime captures, at the sittings of the 22d February, 1799, pages 12, 28, and 30.

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