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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. The Twenty-Second
             Edition: With many Corrections, Additions, and Improvements, By
             John King, of the Inner Temple [etc.]. In Five Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London, 1814.
Description: The most popular work on English local government ever to appear,
             described by Holdsworth as one of the four most important
             treatises of the 18th century, this the last but one to be
             prepared by Dr. Burn, with 30 editions (by 1869) to be published
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, ex-library, else a good clean set
Book No.:    W-72862                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       The Charge of J[ustice] P[age] to the Grand Jury of M[iddlesex],
             on Saturday May 22, 1736
Publisher:   London, 1737.
Description: An artful and well-deserved satire of Sir Francis Page, known as
             'the hanging judge' by his contemporaries, singled out in
             universal disapproval by Pope both in the 'Dunciad' and his
             'Imitations of Horace', by Henry Fielding, and by Dr. Johnson
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, attractive
Book No.:    W-55117                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace, humor, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Lambard, William
Title:       Eirenarcha: Or of The Office of the Justices of Peace [etc.]
             [bound with] The Dueties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen,
             and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace [etc.]. S.T.C.
             15169 and 15152; Beale T395 and T386
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description: The last sixteenth century editions (and the last to appear during
             Lambarde's lifetime) of the pre-eminent early works on justices of
             the peace and other inferior local officials, the fruits of
             Lambarde's experience in the former capacity
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, somewhat rubbed, else well-
             preserved and especially crisp; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78793                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Keble, Joseph
Title:       An Assistance to Justices of Peace, For the Easier Performance of
             Their Duty. Wing K113A. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins [and two others] For Ch. Harper [etc.],
             London, 1683.
Description: The rarest variant printing of the first edition of the sole work
             devoted to justices of the peace by Keble, the Gray's Inn
             barrister renowned for his "remarkable regime of study",
             complementing both his Reports and his edition of the Statutes
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, a bit rubbed, with a trace of light
             marginal staining, one gathering possibly supplied from another
             copy, else quite usable
Book No.:    W-78031                Price: $     550.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished,
             else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James
             Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:    W-78040                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines
             darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean
             working set
Book No.:    W-79004                Price: $     225.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Addington, William
Title:       An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View . . .
             The Offences, Punishments or Penalties . . . Number of Witnesses,
             What Justices, The Enacting Statutes [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For the Author [etc.],
             London, 1779].
Description: A comprehensive work prepared by Addington while a Bow Street
             magistrate, this copy possessing a second Bow Street association,
             with the notation on the title "given to me by Sampson Wright Esq,
             one of the magistrates of Bow Street Westminster"
Condition:   Contemporary tree-calf, joints cracked, label lacking, sewing a
             bit fragile, else a very clean, even attractive copy, signed
             boldly by Addington
Book No.:    W-55516                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
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Title:       The Compleat English Copyholder: Or, A Guide to Lords of Manors,
             Justices of the Peace, Tenants, Stewards, Attornies, Bailiffs,
             Constables, Gamekeepers, Haywards, Reeves, Surveyors of the
             Highways, &c being the Common and Statute Law of England. Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1735.
Description: Only edition of a comprehensive work, one of four expressly cited
             by Holdsworth in his discussion of works on copyhold, treating of
             court leets, court barons, courts of the ancient Demense, and all
             aspects of local governance, customs, and usages
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, contrasting labels, gilt, a
             very good clean set, with the advertising leaf and index; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79061                Price: $     450.00
Category:    copyright, justices of peace, game law, landlord and tenant, criminal law, law of highways
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. The Second Edition,
             with the Statutes and adjudged Cases continued to the present
             Time. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand,
             London, 1756.
Description: First revision of the most popular work ever written on justices
             of the peace (first appearing the year before) at the height of
             their power in the mid-eighteenth century, with a contemporary
             manuscript table of contents on the blanks of each volume
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the rear joint of the second
             volume just cracked but quite firm, else especially bright and
             clean; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78444                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       The Docket, A Monthly Journal for Justices of the Peace and
             Alderman. Vol 1, Nos. 1-12
Publisher:   Charles O. Booth], Lebanon,, May 1897.
Description: The first volume of the short-lived Official Record of the
             Magistrates' Association of Pennsylvania which, according to the
             1909 Harvard Law Catalogue, was to expire upon the fifth issue of
             volume 2
Condition:   Later cloth backed boards, loose; usable only
Book No.:    W-17618                Price: $      50.00
Category:    
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Title:       Improving the Process of Appointing Federal Judges: A Report of
             the Miller Center Commission on the Selection of Federal Judges
Publisher:   Miller Center of Public Affairs, Charlottesville, 1996.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 42 pages
Book No.:    W-30340                Price: $      25.00
Category:    justices of peace, Procedure
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Author:      Addington, William
Title:       An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View The
             Offences, and the Punishments or Penalties, in Consequence of
             those Offences . . . To Which Are Subjoined . . . A great Variety
             of the Adjudged Cases [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, By Cooper and Graham [etc.], London, 1795.
Description: The final 18th century edition of Addington's work, prepared by
             him while Chief Magistrate of the Bow Street Office, succeeding
             Sir Sampson Wright and Sir John Fielding in that capacity, here
             signed and numbered by Addington to ensure authenticity
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the lower portion of the front
             joint just cracking, else a very good copy signed by Addington on
             the title
Book No.:    W-77817                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
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Author:      McNeill, William Arnott
Title:       The Administration of Scotland. With Special Reference to the
             Justice of Peace System. 1603 - 1625
Publisher:   N.p., Glasgow, 1934.
Description: McNeill's doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Glasgow
             in 1934, comprehensively examining the introduction of the justice
             of the peace system into Scotland, with a number of both authorial
             and third-party pencil notations throughout
Condition:   3/4 morocco over cloth boards, gilt-lettered, single-spaced
             typescript, a very good copy, 391+146 pages; one copy (the same)
             in OCLC and COPAC
Book No.:    W-77855                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, justices of peace, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Shepherd, William
Title:       The Whole Office of the Country Justie [sic] of Peace. Wherein is
             plainly set down all their Power and Duty both in, and out of the
             Quarter Sessions. With the Ordinances and Acts of this present
             Parliament abridged [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing S3218
Publisher:   Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1652.
Description: A rare, possibly unique variant edition of Sheppard's first
             treatise on justices of the peace, among his earliest reformist
             efforts, "his plea for honest and competent magistrates", listing
             nine requisite qualifications for them; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, else a
             good copy with a manuscript note dated 1896 from a prior owner;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78844                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Cunningham, Timothy
Title:       The Practice of a Justice of Peace: Containing the Statutes which
             give Jurisdiction to that Magistrate. With a Greater Variety of
             Precedents formed upon the Words of the Acts of Parliament than in
             any other Book extant [etc.]. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Richardson and C. Lintot. . .for W. Owen [etc.],
             London, 1762.
Description: First edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple
             barrister and antiquary, his works elsewhere praised by
             Holdsworth, arranged by subject, providing both applicable
             statutory authority followed by appropriate precedents, often
             glossed
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracking but firm, one label
             chipped, else quite clean, with the bookplates of Ralph Bates
             dated 1787; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78871                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       Report of the Visiting Justices; With Appendixes and Resolutions
             of the Court. House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, January
             Quarter Sessions, 1847
Publisher:   Printed by John Thomas Morris, Aldersgate-Street, London, 1847.
Description: The rare copy of the inspection report for the then "largest
             prison in the Empire", prompted in part by three special matters,
             including commutation of transportation sentences of juvenile
             convicts and the ensuing prospect of overcrowded conditions
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 23 pages; no
             copy in OCLC, COPAC, or the Nineteenth Century Short Title
             Catalogue
Book No.:    W-77150                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace, prisons, Transportation, AUSTRALIA
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil
             Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.],
             London, 1779.
Description: The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by
             Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of
             Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though
             not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-66012                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
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Author:      Burrow, James
Title:       A Series of the Decisions of the Court of King's Bench upon
             Settlement-Cases; from The Death of Lord Raymond in March 1732 . .
             . including Lord Chief Justice Ryder's Time and the first Twelve
             Years of Lord Mansfield's. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for J. Worrall and B. Tovey, near Lincoln's Inn, London,
             1768.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary reverse calf, worn, joints cracking, yet a fresh set
Book No.:    W-65417                Price: $     450.00
Category:    poor law, justices of peace, reports of cases
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Author:      Oke, George C.
Title:       The Magisterial Synopsis: A Practical Guide for Magistrates, Their
             Clerks, and Attornies, In All Matters out of Quarter Sessions;
             Containing Summary Convictions and Indictable Offences, with Their
             Penalties, Punishments, Procedure [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street, Law Publishers [etc.], London,
             1857.
Description: A rare edition of one of two works of Oke "which proved to be the
             most enduring", preserving his original and highly useful tabular
             feature stating the offense, its statutory origin, possible
             penalties and the right of appeal, if any, and much else
Condition:   Contemporary calf, marbled edges, endpapers, and pastedowns, a bit
             rubbed, but quite attractive; two copies in OCLC, neither in North
             America
Book No.:    W-75987                Price: $     250.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Author:      Richardson, William Merchant
Title:       The New Hampshire Justice of the Peace
Publisher:   Concord, 1824.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-11819                Price: $     125.00
Category:    New Hampshire, justices of peace
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Title:       An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the
             Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the
             Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description: A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the
             just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-
             three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and
             several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy,
             with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts;
             four copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76939                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Country Justice: Containing the Practice, Duty and Power of
             The Justices of the Peace, As well in as out of Their Sessions.
             Wherein All the Statutes in Force and use from Magna Charta . . .
             and All the Cases in Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and Sold by S. Birt [etc.], London,
             1742.
Description: A mid-18th century edition of the pre-eminent work on justices of
             the peace for well over a century, first published in 1618 and
             ultimately appearing in some 20 editions by 1790, this edition the
             first to translate the Latin precedents into English
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit worn, neatly rebacked, else a very good,
             exceptionally bright, clean copy; with the armorial bookplate of
             Penry Williams
Book No.:    W-77903                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Four Volumes.
             Twentieth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T. Cadell [and others], London,
             1805.
Description: An uncommon edition of the most popular work on English local
             government, and the first not to have been edited by either
             Richard Burn or his son, appearing as the office's power had begun
             to wane; one copy in COPAC, two in this country in OCLC
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt-ruled and
             lettered, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:    W-73657                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Partridge, Samuel
Title:       Seven Charges Given to Grand Juries, at the General Quarter
             Sessions of the Peace
Publisher:   Sold by Lackington, Allen, and Co., London, 1809.
Description: A rare sammelband, bringing together seven grand jury charges,
             four on sedition and related matters and two on alehouses, the
             first dedicated to Edmund Burke, together with his response in
             acceptance; four copies in OCLC, one in this country
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a usable
             copy, with the half-title and with two additional leaves between
             pages 17 and 19; 59 pages
Book No.:    W-76228                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Countrey Justice; Containing the Practice of the Justices of
             the Peace, As well in as out of their Sessions . . . Now again
             Enlarged with . . . the Statutes of King Charles I and His Majesty
             King Charles II [etc.]. Wing D146. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1666.
Description: A mid-17th century edition of the pre-eminent work on justices of
             the peace, first published in 1618 and ultimately appearing in
             some twenty editions by 1790, this edition the first to treat of
             the justices in as well as out of their sessions
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, some browning (some leaves
             moreso than others), else quite clean with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78915                Price: $     450.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Author:      Higgs, Joseph
Title:       A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, for the
             Direction of Justices of Peace and their Clerks, In making out
             Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supersedeas's, Affidavits,
             Informations,  . . Not being in any Book Extant [etc.]. Third
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Wirt [and three others],
             London, 1750.
Description: The rare final edition of Higgs' work, arranged alphabetically,
             with the forms and text intermixed, based on his several decades
             as Clerk of the Peace in Gloucestershire, with an emphasis on
             excise, game, poor, and tithes; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed and strained, the joints just
             cracking but firm, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77216                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Tawney, R.H.
Title:       The American Labor Movement and Other Essays
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press, New York, 1979.
Description: An impressive selection, the title essay never before published,
             coupled with an even lengthier series of essays on Elizabethan
             justices of the peace and wages, and Tawney's Earl Grey Memorial
             Lecture on The Condition of China, among others
Condition:
Book No.:    W-45530                Price: $      45.00
Category:    
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Author:      Lambard, William
Title:       Eirenarcha: or of The Office of the Iustices of Peace, in two
             Bookes: Gathered 1579 and now reuised, and firste published, in
             the 14 yeare of the peaceable reigne of our gratious Queene
             Elizabeth. S.T.C. 15163; Beale T387
Publisher:   Imprinted by Ra: Newbery, and H. Bynnemann [etc.], London, 1581.
Description: First edition of the work for which Lambard is best remembered,
             his seminal work on justices of the peace "which must be placed at
             the head of that long list of books . . . which stretch from the
             seventeenth to the twentieth century"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered vellum, well rubbed and worn, remains of
             ties, yet exceptionally clean with generous (?large paper)
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78977                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better
             Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and
             Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the
             reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally
             elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of
             local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the
             individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit
             close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy
             [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:    W-78978                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
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Author:      Boscawen, William
Title:       A Treatise on Convictions on Penal Statutes
Publisher:   Printed for James Moore. . .and Henry Watts [etc.], Dublin, 1792.
Description: First Dublin edition, appearing in the same year as the first
             London, of Boscawen's pioneering treatise, examining the summary
             powers of justices of the peace to try and convict without a jury,
             a subject neglected by Burn and others in earlier works
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front joint just cracking, somewhat rubbed, yet
             a very good, well preserved copy
Book No.:    W-13867                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, justices of peace
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Author:      Kitchin, John]
Title:       Le Court Leete et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kitchin de Greies
             Inne . . . ouesque diuers nouel additions, come Court de
             Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines,
             Imparlance . . . & diuers auter matters. S.T.C. 15022; Beale T374
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, London], 1598.
Description: The last sixteenth century edition of a work which--together with
             Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of
             Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and
             criminal matters; with Kitchin's lengthy commentary
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, worn and darkened, definite browning, four
             leaves misbound, a well-used but sturdy copy, with several leaves
             of manuscript notation
Book No.:    W-75699                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
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Author:      Oke, George C.
Title:       The Magisterial Formulist: Being a Complete Collection of Forms
             and Precedents for Practical Use in All Matters Out of Quarter
             Sessions; Adapted to . . . Jervis's Acts . . . With an
             Introduction, Explanatory Directions, Variations, and Notes [etc.]
Publisher:   Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description: The uncommon first edition of Oke's treatise, to go through twenty
             editions over more than a century, treating the Jervis Acts' major
             revisions of criminal procedure, significantly expanding the
             summary powers of justices; 2 copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, the rear joint cracking and a
             portion of the spine excised, else a clean, usable copy
Book No.:    W-76651                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace
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Author:      Dickinson, William
Title:       A Practical Guide to the Quarter Sessions, and Other Sessions of
             the Peace, Adapted to the Use of Young Magistrates, and
             Professional Gentlemen, at the Commencement of Their Practice
             [etc.]. Third Edition . . . by T.N. Talfourd, Esq. Barrister at
             Law
Publisher:   Printed for Baldwin and Cradock [and five others], London, 1829.
Description: The first law book of Thomas Noon Talfourd, serjeant, judge and
             playwright "particularly loved by Charles Dickens and [who]
             provided the archetype of the idealistic Tommy Traddles in David
             Copperfield" and whom Dickens memorialized in Household Words
Condition:   Original boards, paper label, rubbed and chipped and a bit
             strained, yet a lovely, fresh, untrimmed, unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-72381                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Countrey Justice: Containing the Practice of the Justices of
             the Peace Out of Their Sessions . . . To which is now added, The
             Duty and Power of Justices of Peace in their Sessions [and] An
             Abridgment . . . of all Statutes [so] relating [etc.]. Wing D148
Publisher:   Printed by H. Sawbridge, S. Roycroft, and W. Rawlins [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: A variant, seemingly unrecorded, edition of the pre-eminent work
             on justices of the peace for well over a century, first published
             in 1618, this edition the first to consider the justices in
             session; with 16 preliminary and 32 final leaves
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, some
             browning, yet a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-73371                Price: $     850.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Kelyng, John
Title:       A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and
             Determined . . . With Directions for Justices of the Peace and
             Others . . . From the Original Manuscript, under his own Hand
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1708.
Description: First edition of the first reports exclusively devoted to English
             criminal law, reflecting Kelyng's career both while a criminal
             lawyer and after becoming Chief Justice of King's Bench; seen
             posthumously through the press by Lord Holt
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, embrowning; a sound copy
Book No.:    W-66169                Price: $     850.00
Category:    reports of cases, criminal law
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       A Review of the Statutes, Both Ancient and Modern; Especially
             Concerning the Practick Part of the Law . . . To which is
             prefix'd, A Compleat Table; shewing in what Statutes Justices of
             the Peace are concerned: Whether One or more [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Nutt . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London,
             1715.
Description: The uncommon first edition of Jacob's first or second work,
             alphabetically digesting and glossing English statute law by
             subject, and so anonymously launching a career which was to
             establish his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal
             writings"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, slightly strained,
             occasional minor marginal staining, else a very good crisp copy;
             seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77678                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, justices of peace
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Author:      Kilburn, Richard
Title:       Choice Presidents Upon all Acts of Parliament, Relating to the
             Office and Duty of a Justice of Peace. . .Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for Mary Tonson within Grays-Inn Gate [etc.], London,
             1700.
Description: Based on Kilburn's own years as a justice, and highly detailed, as
             exemplified by the extensive listing of permissible wage rates
             (over 150 for 60 occupations)
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, some embrowning, a good, sound copy
Book No.:    W-55767                Price: $     450.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Ruggles, Thomas
Title:       The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws
             Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq.
             F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties
             of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1793-94.
Description: First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple
             bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the
             debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his
             ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing
             in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78662                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Countrey Justice: Containing the Practice of the Justices of
             the Peace Out of Their Sessions . . . To which is now added, The
             Duty and Power of Justices of Peace in their Sessions [and] An
             Abridgment . . . of all Statutes [so] relating [etc.]. Wing D147
Publisher:   Printed by G. Sawbridge, T. Roycroft, and W. Rawlins [etc.],
             London, 1677.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the pre-eminent work on justices of
             the peace for well over a century, first published in 1618 and
             ultimately appearing in at least 20 editions by 1790, this edition
             the first to consider the justices in session
Condition:   The copy of Daniel Fleming (himself a noted country justice), with
             his ownership signature, shelf mark, and frequent markings and
             notations
Book No.:    W-78672                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       An Exact Book of Most Approved Presidents Both in Latin and
             English: viz . . . Indentures, Leases, Deeds of Sale . . . Also,
             Supplications, Bills and Answers in Chancery . . . with Presidents
             for Justices of Peace Clerks [etc.]. Wing E3628
Publisher:   Printed and are to be sold by Rob. Pawley [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: A rare work, seeking to provide an encyclopedic range of forms,
             including (in addition to those mentioned above) letters-patent,
             gifts, grants, annuities, releases, surrenders, letters of
             attorney, wills, and petitions in equity; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, shaken, with the remains of the title and a
             second leaf of the 1641 edition (this its reissue) evident; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78680                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    conveyancing, equity, justices of peace
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Author:      Bolton, Richard
Title:       A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books; The
             First, declaring the Exercise of That Office . . . The Second,
             setting forth the Form of Proceeding in Sessions . . . Also, Some
             Precedents of Committals, Convictions . . . and Warrants [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Leathley, and T. Moore . . . and O. Nelson [etc.],
             Dublin, 1750.
Description: The received edition of the first Irish legal treatise, originally
             published in 1638, shortly before Bolton was appointed Lord
             Chancellor of Ireland, this edition expanded by the barrister
             Michael Travers to encompass the intervening century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-76308                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    IRELAND, justices of peace, criminal law
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Author:      Kelyng, John
Title:       A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and
             Determined; In the Reign of the Late King Charles II. With
             Directions for Justices of the Peace and Others . . . From the
             Original Manuscript, under his own Hand [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1708.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed but still presentable
Book No.:    W-44675                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases, criminal law
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Author:      Yonge, Walter
Title:       A Vade Mecum, or, Table, Containing the Substance of such
             Statutes; Wherein Any one, or more Justices of the Peace are
             inabled to Act . . . Together With an Epitome of Mr. Stamford's
             Pleas of the Crown. The Sixth Edition. Wing Y95 [under "Young"]
Publisher:   Printed for Rich. Best, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1660.
Description: Penultimate edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and
             only early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, its
             first part detailing in double columns offences and penalties,
             with provision for manuscript additions
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the bottom of the spine chipped,
             clasps lacking, yet a good fresh copy, with both the first and
             last blanks
Book No.:    W-77303                Price: $     875.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Author:      Robinson, William
Title:       The Magistrate's Pocket-Book; Or, an Epitome of the Duties and
             Practice of a Justice of the Peace, Out of Sessions
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Hunter, Law Bookseller . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1825.
Description: First edition of the most successful work of a notable Middle
             Temple barrister, arranged alphabetically and of sufficient merit
             to lead to an edition subsequently undertaken by John Frederic
             Archbold titled "Dr. Robinson's Magistrate's Pocket-Book"
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, gilt-lettered, a bit dusty and a number of
             early annotations; a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-76364                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Two Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand,
             London, 1755.
Description: An elaborately and intelligently glossed set of the first edition
             of the most popular work ever written on justices of the peace,
             demonstrating effectively a justice's power and the care devoted
             to exercising it in the mid-eighteenth century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, one margin neatly excised, a
             very good set; with the bookplate and booksticker of Henry Reveley
             and James Coles
Book No.:    W-74779                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       The Contentes of this booke. Fyrste the Booke for a Iustice of
             peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a courte Baron, or a lete.
             The booke teachynge to kepe a courte hundred. The boke called
             returna Brevium [etc.]. S.T.C. 14883; Beale T154
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestreet . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.],
             London, 1559.
Description: The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices
             of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials first
             printed by Pynson in 1505, including (as well as those above)
             Novae Additiones, Carta Foedi and Exchequer Ordinance
Condition:   Modern calf, extensive but unobtrusive worming, repairs; sound
Book No.:    W-65998                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer
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Author:      Manley, William]
Title:       A Collection Of The Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To prevent
             Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue . . . Being An Abridgement of
             several Acts of Parliament . . . Wherein are contained The Powers
             given by the Laws now in Force [etc.]. Goldsmiths 7924
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Baskett . . . for Robert Vincent [etc.], London,
             1742.
Description: A rare work, seeking to provide "outdoor officers" with sufficient
             legal knowledge to stem fraud, digesting the laws from the 14th
             century onwards, providing opinions of counsel on doubtful points,
             and listing the legal wharfs; three copies in RLIN
Condition:   ?Later 1/2 calf, rubbed, title clipped, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-69523                Price: $     850.00
Category:    economics, Abridgements, justices of peace, Exchequer, international law
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