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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:      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:      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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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:      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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Author:
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:      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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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:      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:
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:      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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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:      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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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 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
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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:      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:      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:      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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Title:       The Contentes of this boke. Fyrste the boke for a Justice of
             peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a court Baron, or a lete
             [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Brevium [and]
             Carta Foedi [and] the kynge's Escheker [etc.]. S.T.C. 14877
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [imprints vary], London, 1544.
Description: The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices
             of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this
             being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its
             contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:   Modern speckled calf, all edges gilt, bound by Sangorski &
             Sutcliffe, Huntington Library duplicate, quite clean and even
             luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79387                Price: $    6750.00
Category:    justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Cases of Treason. Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, His
             Maiesties Solicitor Generall. Wing B272; Gibson 198
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Bacon's analysis for James I of uniting England
             and Scotland, focusing on public law, first on criminal law
             (treason, felonies, exile, abjuration, and heresy), then on royal
             prerogatives and, finally, on local officials and courts
Condition:   Modern calf, blind and gilt ruled, gilt lettered, small neat
             repair to title, else especially clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79382                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    criminal law, SCOTLAND, justices of peace, courts
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Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force
             and use . . . which doe threaten to the Offendours . . . Moreoeur
             the aucthoritie and duetie of all Justices of Peace, Shirifes,
             Coroners, Eschetors, Maiors, Baylifes [etc.]. S.T.C. 9526.7
Publisher:   Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottyl [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: First edition of Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the
             editing of the English statutes, the first work in English on the
             criminal law of England, and the first work to attempt to digest
             or abstract that subject; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, quite worn, ownership
             inscriptions and other notations on the title, else very clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79449                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    criminal law, Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, coroners, sheriffs
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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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Author:      Nelson, William
Title:       The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace . . . Shewing also
             the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners,
             Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church wardens
             [etc.]. Twelfth Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by H. Lintot . . . for T. Woodward [and ten others],
             London, 1745.
Description: The final edition of one of the most successful of the early
             treatises on justices of the peace, approaching Burn, Dalton and
             Lambarde in popularity, undertaken by the Middle Temple barrister,
             William Nelson, also chairman of the Sussex sessions
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco labels gilt,
             a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-79456                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, poor 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:      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:      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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Title:       The Justice's Case Law: Being A concise Abridgment of all the
             Cases of Crown Law, relative to Justices of Peace, and their
             Business and Proceedings . . . And likewise Of Use to Barristers
             at Law, Clerks of the Peace, Coroners, &c.
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for James Lacy [etc.], London,
             1731.
Description: Only edition of a work represented as having been written by a
             Justice having served for many years as Chair of Quarter Sessions,
             arranged alphabetically by subject matter, liberally citing
             statutory authority, reports, and other legal treatises
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-79460                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, justices of peace, Abridgements, coroners
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The Complete Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant.
             Containing . . . The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron; with
             a general Introduction to every thing incident to them, according
             to Law and Custom [and four other parts]. Seventh Edition
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [for seven others], London,
             1781.
Description: The last eighteenth century edition of what I believe is Jacob's
             first work (of eighteen) on the subject he may have known best,
             local courts, in which he had served professionally, termed "very
             successful . . . and comprehensive" by Holdsworth
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good
             copy with generous margins
Book No.:    W-79458                Price: $     135.00
Category:    courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per
             le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore
             enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description: First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's
             classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their
             jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with
             for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:   Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning,
             lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79423                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
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Author:
Title:       The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set
             forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis
             [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . .
             in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:   in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet],
             London, 1535-40?.
Description: A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law
             books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies
             recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its
             title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:   Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with
             panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back);
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79342                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . .
             shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by
             common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:   Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen
             which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement
             and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing
             between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine
             just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79081                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Bond, John
Title:       A Complete Guide for Justices of Peace, According to the best
             Approved Authors. In Two Parts. The First containing the Common
             and Statute Laws of England, Relating to the Office of a Justice
             of Peace. The Second consisting of . . . Precedents. Wing B3567A
Publisher:   Printed, and are to be Sold by W. Freeman . . . in Fleet-street,
             London, 1687.
Description: One of four editions of the sole work of Bond, a Gray's Inn
             bencher (and ancient), expressly patterned on Dalton and thus,
             indirectly, designed to convey the authoritative content of
             Brooke, Coke, Crompton, Fitzherbert, Lambarde, and Staunford
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, a very little marginal staining, else quite
             clean and crisp, with the imprimatur leaf preceding the first
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79353                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 sheep, very worn, crudely rebacked, both boards
             detached; a working copy
Book No.:    W-79145                Price: $      75.00
Category:    reports of cases, criminal law
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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:
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:      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:      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:       Pleas of the Crown: In Two Parts. Or, A Methodical Summary of the
             Principal Matters relating to that Subject [and] three other
             Treatises . . . Of Sheriffs Accompts, Trial of Witches, and
             Provisions for the Poor. Second Part . . . by Giles Jacob
Publisher:   Printed by J[ohn] N[utt] Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq. [etc.],
             London, 1716.
Description: The sole collected edition of all four of these works by Hale,
             including the witchcraft trial at which he presided and which was
             to figure importantly in Cotton Mather's account, joined by the
             continuation of Hale's "Pleas" undertaken by Giles Jacob
Condition:   Modern calf, some browning, mainly lightish, the binding strained
             and beginning to crack about halfway through, otherwise sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79370                Price: $     950.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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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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Author:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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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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Title:       By the King and Queen. A Proclamation . . . That all Persons being
             Protestants . . . in the Offices of Sheriffs, Justices of the
             Peace [and other offices] shall hold themselves continued in the
             said Offices [etc.]. Wing W2522; Steele I, 3964
Publisher:   Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London,
             1689.
Description: The proclamation given on Feb 14 1689, two days after the Houses
             of Parliament had agreed on a Declaration of Rights and the day
             following William and Mary being offered and accepting the crown--
             as "the first stage of the Revolution was complete"
Condition:   Broadside about 8x11 inches, one vertical fold, light browning,
             else well preserved, the variant with the factotum containing
             flowers; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79487                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Religion, sheriffs, justices of peace
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm,
             spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-79272                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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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: First edition of the most popular work ever written on justices of
             the peace, first appearing at the height of their power in the
             mid-eighteenth century, with over thirty editions ultimately
             printed well into the nineteenth century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, else a very
             good, clean set
Book No.:    W-79265                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       Natura Brevium. The Old Tenures. Lyttylton Tenures. The new Talys.
             The articles uppon the new talys. Diuersyte of courtes. Justyce of
             peace. The chartuary. Court baron. Court of hundrede. Returna
             breuium [and two other works]. S.T.C. 18394; Beale T1
Publisher:   Prentyd by w. Rastell in Fletestreete [etc.], London, 1534.
Description: First edition of William Rastell's famous collection of twelve
             tracts, collecting together for the first time essentially all of
             the shorter legal treatises or tracts written during the preceding
             200 years, beginning with the reign of Edward III
Condition:   19th century crimson morocco, rebacked, William Stirling Maxwell's
             copy with his bookplate and embossed initials, quite luscious; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79341                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    English Law, Real Property, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, 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:      Kitchin, John
Title:       Le Court Leete & Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries
             pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les
             measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne,
             Court de Pipowders [etc.]. STC 15021; Beale T373 and T378
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Totelli [etc.], London, 1592.
Description: The work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to
             the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating
             of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of
             the Returna Brevium bound in with a separate title
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, signatures of
             Richard Norwood and Jno Prynne, quite clean with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79325                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
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