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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The New River: A Legal History

ISBN13: 9780198254973
ISBN: 0198254970
Published: May 1985
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £67.00

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This book is a study of the New River Company. It gives a highly complex and comprehensive analysis of the complicated legal problems encountered from the company's inception in the in the first decade of the seventeenth century to its municipalization and conversion to a property company at the turn of the twentieth century.

The problems of water supply, hygiene and even general business matters are examined in a relatively narrow framework. As s legal history, this book is full of technical terms. This book, however, is not without merits. It contains interesting chapters on shares, in which tracing the progress of some of the company stock through some of the various hands is discussed, as well as governance and finance yields.

Legal History