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[McDermott, Hugh F.]:

LETTERS ON THE SOUND-DUES-QUESTION. I-VII.

G.B. Teubner, Printer, New York: 1855 Disbound. With half title [blank outer margin chipped]. vi, 73, [1] pp. Very Good. The Sound Dues were tolls on ships and merchandise that the Danish Crown had levied, since the 1400's, on ships passing between the German Ocean and the Baltic Sea. The tolls were a frequent subject of international treaties until their abolition in 1857, and the United States entered into one such with Denmark in 1826. The anonymous American author criticises the United States for its "sudden abrogation of the treaty of 1826, and the two countries are now fast 'drifting' into a collision, which, if it cannot be prevented in time, will stand in history as a wanton and unjustifiable aggression of the powerful upon the weak, and which the high-minded people of this country will be the first to regret and desire undone." The Letters is a rare pamphlet. OCLC locates only microform copies, and says they were filmed from the original held by the Harvard Law School Library. FIRST EDITION. Not in Sabin, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Decker, BEAL. 349 NUC 0032787 [5].


Book Id: 21227

Price: $350.00

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