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book #80078
Author:
 
Title:
The Laws Discovery: Or a Brief Detection of sundry notorious Errors and Abuses Contained in our English Laws, whereby Thousands are Annually stript of their Estates, and some of their Lives. By a Well-wisher to his Countrey. Wing F40. Quarto [Eight Pages]
Publisher:
Printed by R.I. for G.B., London, 1653.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract written by a reforming barrister, proposing major changes in imprisonment for debt and bail, abolishing benefit of clergy, trial by combat, and pressing to death, and providing a right to counsel in death penalty cases
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, some staining, lower corner of last leaf torn away, the Evelyn copy [Nov 30, lot 556] with the modern bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80078
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, prisons, bailments, trials, Religion, capital punishment

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