Throughout the common-law world, historic and licensed argument are sometimes intertwined, a phenomenon mirrored throughout the title of this week's addition to the digital library of historic environmental regulation, Stuart A. Moore's A Historic previous of the Foreshore and the Laws Relating Thereto, revealed in London by Stevens & Haynes in 1888 (accessible on the Internet Archive and in Gale's The Making of Modern Laws).

Moore's work was part of a wave of antiquarian curiosity in early writings on property rights throughout the seashore (instantly this matter could be labeled "public perception doctrine") that seems to have been motivated largely by licensed and monetary factors at stake all through Britain's industrial revolution. So alongside along with his treatment of a licensed manuscript by the Elizabethan-era mathematician Thomas Digges and totally different early sources, Moore reproduced in his work "A New Treatise by Sir Matthew Hale, from a MS. in his Handwriting", which Moore believed to be an early mannequin of the influential De Jure Maris and totally different works by Hale revealed by Francis Hargrave throughout the late eighteenth century. And, as Moore outlined in his introduction, your complete work was born out of a problem to downside a model new model of Robert Gream Hall's Essay on the Rights of the Crown and the Privileges of the Matter throughout the Sea Shores of the Realm, first revealed in 1830:
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