Smith, John William. A Compendium of Mercantile Law. 3rd ed., greatly enlarged and revised. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1858.
John William Smith (1809-1845) was an English barrister and prolific legal scholar. He joined the Inner Temple in 1827 and was called to the bar in 1834. His first work, A Compendium of Mercantile Law (1834), saw thirteen editions. It compiles topics in business law, including contracts, agents, carriers, and insurance.
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