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Title:       The Law of Arrests in Both Civil and Criminal Cases: Shewing For
             what Causes . . . how to raise a Hue and Cry . . . the Nature of
             Bail, Escapes, Rescues, Breach of Prison . . . Necessary for
             Sheriffs . . . Debtors, Creditors, Prisoners [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [etc.], [London], 1742.
Description: The scarce first edition of the only early work on arrest, a much-
             debated matter fraught with fraud and abuse, drawing the attention
             of Fielding, Dr. Johnson and Dickens, its restrictions on personal
             liberty not fully reformed until the 19th century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crudely (but contemporaneously) backed, worn
             and a bit strained, browning and definite dustiness, a well-used
             but sound copy
Book No.:     W-79436                Price: $    1250.00
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