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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
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
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
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
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
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
Author:
Astry, James
Title:
A General Charge to All Grand Juries, with Advice to those of Life and Death, Nisi Prius, &c. Collected and Publish'd For the ease of Justices of the Peace . . . To which is Prefix'd, A Discourse of the Antiquity, Power and Duty of Juries [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Turner . . . and Thomas Emery [etc.], London, 1703.
Description:
First edition of Astry's uncommon charge and his only work, devoted exclusively to criminal law and the role of the jury, his exposition on the jury followed by what is essentially an elementary treatise on crime, from high treason to misdemeanors
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, the spine chipped and strengthened with tape, a clean working copy, with the bookplate of Harold Hemsley; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79542
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace, criminal law, juries, Grand Jury Charges
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
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
Author:
Title:
The Office of the Clerk of Assize: Containing the Form and Method of the Proceedings at the Assizes, and general Gaol-delivery, as also on the Crown and Nisi Prius side. Together with The Office of the Clerk of the Peace [etc.]. Wing W125
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Twyford in Vine Court, Middle Temple, London, 1676.
Description:
An elaborate guide for justices of the peace and their subordinate officers, primarily devoted to criminal and related matters at assizes and quarter sessions; with a section printing the 1666 rules and orders for preventing the plague's spreading
Condition:
Modern calf, somewhat strained, the spine rubbed, ex-library, the title laid down and one gathering loose, minor marginal worming; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79731
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace, sheriffs
Author:
Bond, John
Title:
A Compleat Guide for Justices of Peace . . . Containing the Common and Statute Laws relating to the Office of a Justice of the Peace [and] the most Authentick and Useful Precedents . . . now Revised, Corrected . . . by J.W. of the Middle Temple
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1707-1706.
Description:
The rare variant printing of a comprehensive treatise, arranged by subject alphabetically in both parts, with a prefatory discussion of the powers and duties of the justices of the peace; all copies in ESTC with different language in their titles
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and marked, rebacked, the original blanks, somewhat chipped, laid in, else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79567
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Title:
Foure Statutes, Specially selected and commanded by his Maiestie to be carefully put in execution by all Iustices and other Officers of the Peace . . . Together with a Proclamation, a Decree of Starre-chamber, and certaine Orders [etc.]. S.T.C. 9341
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, London, 1609.
Description:
First edition of over a dozen acts, orders, and other official acts, as James I confirmed Elizabethan legislation on the poor, soldiers, vagabonds, the plague, new buildings in London, and related Star Chamber proceedings involving Coke and Ellesmere
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning, else quite crisp, printed in black letter, with the first Signature A blank before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79926
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Acts, poor law, London, Star Chamber
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Compleat Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing, First, The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron [and four other parts]. Third Edition [bound with] Books printed for Bernard Lintot, at the Cross-Keys . . . in Fleet-street
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for Bernard Lintott [etc.], London, 1724 & 1728?.
Description:
An early edition of what I believe is Jacob's first work (of eighteen) a work which Holdsworth termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive", bound with Bernard Lintot's substantial [28 page] final catalogue, arranged by size and priced
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint just cracking but very firm, the spine ends a bit chipped, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79921
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, In all its Parts. As an Abridgment of the Common Law, and of the Acts of Parliament relating to Justices of Peace, Constables and other Parish Officers under them [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
First edition of one of Jacob's earliest works, and uncommon, revealing the direct, lucid style and excellent organization which was to make him one of the most prolific legal writers of the eighteenth century, with over thirty recorded works
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, browning, small hole in the title affecting a few letters, signature of Sir Timothy Waldo Clapham; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79524
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace, game law
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
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
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
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 15172/15158
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1610.
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 vellum, the first blanks frayed and the top margin cut a bit close, else quite fresh with the text block sound and tight; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79549
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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
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
Author:
Young [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 Seventh Edition [etc.]. Wing Y96; not in Cowley
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
Final edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and only early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, Parliament having "ordered it to be printed for public use", its first part detailing in double columns both offences and penalties
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, quite clean and well preserved, contemporary manuscript jury foreman instructions on the second blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79714
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
criminal law, Abridgements, justices of peace
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
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
Author:
Wingate, Edmund
Title:
Statuta Pacis: Or A perfect Table of all the Statutes (now in force) which any way concerne the Office of a Justice of Peace. Cleerly also setting down the severall duties of Sheriffes, Head-officers of Corporations . . .and other Officers &c. Wing W3023
Publisher:
Printed by M. Flesher and J. Young [etc.], London, 1644.
Description:
The uncommon, only edition of Wingate's first legal compilation, offering as its justification Sir Edward Coke's view of the importance to England of its unique system of subordinate government; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, rebacked, the original spine laid down, new endpapers, quite crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79699
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, sheriffs, criminal law, Abridgements
Author:
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
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
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
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
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete, et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kytchin de Greys Inne . . . les cases et matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie [etc.]. STC 15017 & addenda [two copies, including this copy]
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Octobris quarto [etc.], London, 1580.
Description:
The rare early variant printing 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 the preface dated 10 Nov 1581
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, later label, lightly rubbed, very fresh with generous margins; the Taussig copy--not in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79141
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
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
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
Author:
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
Author:
Title:
A Briefe Declaration For What manner of speciall Nusance concerning private dwelling houses, a man may have his remedy . . .Opinions of foure famous Sages [Manwood, Monson, Plowden, and Wray] [with] The Iustices of Assise their Opinion [etc.]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for William Cooke [etc.]; STC 6453 [including this copy], London, 1636.
Description:
The arguments in a seminal case on the law of nuisance [Hale's Case], including nonfeasance as nuisance, followed by the resolutions of the justices on 35 queries involving the poor, including vagrants, rogues, bastards, and infants inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, light browning else well preserved, the Kenney copy with its shelf label, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80076
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion, poor law, law of nuisance, criminal law, Juvenile Law
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et 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.]. S.T.C. 15025
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1623.
Description:
Final edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--is essential in understanding Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium with a separate title
Condition:
Modern brown calf, light browning, Sir Michael Foster's copy with his ownership signature ("M Foster 1710") as a young man; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80095
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Title:
A Manuall: Or, Analecta. Being a compendious Collection out of such as have treated of the Office of Justices of the Peace, but principally out of Mr Lambert, Mr Crompton & Mr Dalton . . . now corrected & purged from a multitude of Errors &c. Wing M545C
Publisher:
Printed by Miles Flesher, and Robert Young . . . Cum Privilegio, London, 1642.
Description:
First reissue of this work under this title, first appearing as 'The Complete Justice' in 1636, but here much expanded, correcting errors and specifying the editions of Lambarde, Crompton, and Dalton relied upon; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered speckled calf, the spine quite rubbed, interleaved, else very clean with occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80163
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Title:
A Manuall: Or, Analecta. Being a compendious Collection out of such as have treated of the Office of Justices of the Peace, but principally out of Mr Lambert, Mr Crompton & Mr Dalton . . . now corrected & purged from a multitude of Errors &c. Wing M545B
Publisher:
Printed by Miles Flesher, and Robert Young . . . Cum Privilegio, London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of this work under this title, first appearing as 'The Complete Justice' in 1636, but here considerably expanded, correcting errors and specifying the editions of Lambarde, Crompton, and Dalton on which this edition is based
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, rubbed and a bit chafed, remains of clasps, red edges, quite clean and crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79758
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Title:
The Modern Parish Officer . . . A Work essentially necessary for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Headboroughs, Tithingmen, Sidesmen, Vestrymen, Scavengers [etc.]. ESTC N5044
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan, and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1774.
Description:
The rare first edition of a work aimed at local officials -- and at the general public as a safeguard against them -- "who too frequently want to exercise an Authority which they are not warranted to do by law"; four copies in ESTC, one in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, double gilt ruled and lettered, very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80172
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Religion, poor law, law of highways, justices of peace, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Gonson, John
Title:
The Charge of Sir John Gonson, Kt. to the Grand Jury of the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Held the Twenty fourth Day of April 1728 in Westminster Hall [etc.]. ESTC N27645
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing . . . near West Smithfield, London, 1728.
Description:
First edition of the first grand jury charge of Gonson, the Inner Temple barrister and "zealous prosecutor" depicted by Hogarth (twice) in "A Harlot's Progress", in satiric poetry, and--for his evangelical fervour -- by Pope in his "An Essay on Man"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80196
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace, Poetry, Law and Literature, humor
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et 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, Essoines [etc.]. STC 15023
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1607.
Description:
First 17th century edition of 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
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, neatly rebacked, quite clean with excellent margins and the Rivington bookplate, the Taussig copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-80241
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts, sheriffs
Author:
Blackerby, Samuel
Title:
The Justice of Peace His Companion, or A Summary of all the Acts of Parliament, Whereby One, Two, or more Justices of the Peace, are authorized to act, not only in, but out of the Sessions of Peace . . . With an Exact Table, By Nathaniel Blackerby [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Walthoe, London, 1723.
Description:
A highly popular work, here in the much expanded edition which Holdsworth specifies, providing in double columns first the offence and then the penalty, and "so used, Burn says, by writers of larger books on this topic"; without the advertising leaf
Condition:
Contemporary double ruled and blind decorated, unlettered sheep, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite bright and clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80236
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Heathcote, Ralph
Title:
The Irenarch: Or, Justice of the Peace's Manual. Addressed to the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Leicester . . . To which is prefixed a Dedication to Lord Mansfield By Another Hand [with] a contemporary review in eight pages
Publisher:
No publisher stated [?Payne] [and] The Monthly Review, London, 1774.
Description:
Heathcote's sole legal work, this edition the first to include his lengthy (75 page) essay in part critical of Lord Mansfield, imploring him that he consider the arguably contrary views of Plato, Littleton, Coke, Eden, and, in particular, Junius
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, the spine somewhat sunned, browning to title and last leaf, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80303
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
biography, justices of peace
Author:
Caldecott, Thomas
Title:
Reports of Cases Relative to the Duty and Office of a Justice of the Peace, from Michaelmas Term 1776, inclusive, to Trinity Term 1785, inclusive [Three Parts in One Volume] [complete]. ESTC T492559. Not in ECCO. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [imprints vary], London, 1786-1800.
Description:
Sole edition of the only legal work of the Middle Temple barrister (and "avid . . . editor of Shakespeare") continuing the reports of James Burrow and expanding their scope, with most cases reported those decided when Lord Mansfield's presided
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt, discreetly ex-library, else very clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80309
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, justices of peace
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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