Uncategorized

Digital library II: A Treatise on the Regulation Regarding the Air pollution & Obstruction of Watercourses (1877)

Following up final week’s put up on Michael Lobban’s piece on the British Rivers Air pollution Prevention Act, 1876, the second work to be added to our digital library of historic environmental regulation is Clement Higgins’s A Treatise on the Regulation Regarding the Air pollution & Obstruction of Watercourses, revealed in London by Stevens and Haynes in 1877 (a yr after enactment of the water air pollution laws). (An 1882 commercial for the work is right here.)…

Continue reading

Uncategorized

Digital Library V: A Historical past of the Foreshore and the Legislation Relating Thereto (1888)

Within the common-law world, historic and authorized argument are often intertwined, a phenomenon mirrored within the title of this week's addition to the digital library of historic environmental regulation, Stuart A. Moore's A Historical past of the Foreshore and the Legislation Relating Thereto, revealed in London by Stevens & Haynes in 1888 (accessible on the Web Archive and in Gale's The Making of Fashionable Legislation). Moore's work was a part of a wave of antiquarian…

Continue reading