Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.

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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.]
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [etc.], [London], 1742.
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
Contemporary calf, crudely (but contemporaneously) backed, worn and a bit strained, browning and definite dustiness, a well-used but sound copy
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$ 1250.00
Procedure, criminal law

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