A Treatise on American Railroad Law

By: Pierce, Edward L.

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First edition. Water stain throughout to top and bottom edges of pages, front hinge starting, last page missing, book plates to front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink name. 1857 Hard Cover. xlv, 569 pp. The first treatise on American railroad law, by a lawyer and author best known for his four-volume biography of Charles Sumner. Includes table of cases and index.CONTENTS: The Formation of a Railroad Company; The Construction and Extent of Powers; Power of the Legislature Over the Company; Taxation of Railroad Companies; Creation of Capital Stock by Subscriptions; Issue and Transfer of Shares of Capital Stock; Acquisition by the Company of a Right of Way and Real Estate by Purchase; Acquisition by the Company of a Right of Way and Real Estate by Condemnation; Location of the Road; Liability of the Company for Torts in General; Personal Injuries Resulting in Death; Injuries to Persons Not in Privity of Contract with the Company; Injuries to Servants; Injuries to Property by Fire; Injuries to Cattle; Contracts of Railroad Companies; Liability of the Company as a Common Carrier of Goods; Liability of the Company as a Common Carrier of Passengers; Remedies; Mortgages of Property and Franchises.KEYWORDS: EDWARD PIERCE TREATISE ON AMERICAN RAILROAD LAW TRANSPORTATION RAILWAYS LEGAL AMERICANA

Title: A Treatise on American Railroad Law

Author: Pierce, Edward L.

Categories: Railroads, Law & Legal Reform, American, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: John S. Voorhies: 1857

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2204937