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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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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
Author:
Title:
The Contentes of This Boke. Fyrste the booke for a Justice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kept a court Baron, or a lete [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Breuium [and] Carta foedi [and] the Kynges Escheker [etc.]. STC 14882; Beale T153
Publisher:
Imprinted at London . . . 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, this being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:
Contemporary blind tooled unlettered calf, neatly repaired, quite rubbed, the colophon leaf in facsimile, else complete and very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79590
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Compleat Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing, First, 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]
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for Bernard Lintott and Thomas Ward, London, 1713.
Description:
First 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, a work which Holdsworth termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive"
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, neatly rebacked, light browning, else very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy, with page vii numbered
Book No.:
W-79896
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, 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 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; with extensive discussions of both civil and criminal law
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, some browning, yet a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-73371
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Title:
Officium Clerici Pacis. A Book of Indictments, Informations, Appeals & Inquisitions. Also, The manner of holding the Sessions of Peace; With divers other Matters Relating thereunto, and necessary to be known by Justices of the Peace. Wing W60A
Publisher:
Printed for William Jacob . . . and Charles Smith [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
First edition of a comprehensive work reaching a fifth edition over the course of a half century, setting out both procedurally and substantively the practice before justices of the peace, with (quoting Bacon) the charge to the jury in Latin verse
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, some foxing and browning, else quite sound, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79882
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace, criminal law, Poetry
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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
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

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