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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
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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
 
Author:
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
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:
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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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