Hall, John E. The Practice and Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty: In Three Parts I. An Historical Examination of the Civil Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty -- II. A Translation of Clerke's Praxis, with Notes on the Jurisdiction and Practice of the District Courts -- III. A Collection of Precedents. Baltimore: Geo. Dobbin and Murphy, 1809. xxviii, iv, , 211,  pp. Reprinted 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-512-6. ISBN-10: 1-58477-512-2. Cloth. $95.* Reprint of the first significant American treatise on admiralty law. A valuable feature of this scholarly work is its translation of Francis Clerke's Praxis Supremae Curiae Admiraltatis. First published in London in 1679 and translated into English in 1722, Lord Harwicke described it as of "unquestionable credit." Hall's translation, the best to that date, incorporated materials from manuscripts unavailable previously. In addition, he added a history of Anglo-American admiralty law, an extended discussion of American admiralty practice and a useful compendium of relevant cases. Hall [1783-1829] was editor of The American Law Journal from 1808-1817.