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Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways, Shewing The Office and Duty of such Surveyors . . . Collected and gathered Out of public Acts of Parliament . . . out of the Year-Books, and other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom [etc.]. Wing M1799
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
Only edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law of highways and their surveyors, this copy uniquely containing the separate, seemingly unrecorded eight page advertisement (with some loss) of 100+ books printed for William Crooke
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered, blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, but clean and sound, with the imprimatur leaf, one blank corner of which is torn away
Book No.:
W-79291
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Title:
The Laws of the Highways and Turnpike Roads. Containing The two Acts made in the last Session of Parliament concerning them [7 Geo III c.40 & c.42] [with] The Forms of the Several Proceedings, for Carrying into Execution Two Acts [&c]. ESTC T172252 & T231416
Publisher:
[1] Printed for W. Griffin [2] Printed for P. Uriel, London, 1767.
Description:
Two rare works devoted to the two major acts of Parliament address the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in the mid 18th century, the first summarizing the law and cases and the second their forms; five and two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the "Form of a Book for a Surveyor" pasted in, possibly the frontispiece of the first work; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79780
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Pratt, John Tidd
Title:
The Law Relating to Highways, Comprising the Statute 5 & 6 Will. IV. Cap. 50, (Passed 31st August, 1835,) with Table of Contents, Explanatory Notes, Forms, References, and a Copious Index
Publisher:
Shaw and Sons, 137 & 138, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1835.
Description:
The rare first edition of an enormously successful work, written by the able Inner Temple barrister whose official government functions spanned much of the 19th century, the work itself reaching a 21st edition in 1967; one copy in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, quite worn, joints cracking but holding, else a very good, clean, untrimmed copy in unsophisticated state
Book No.:
W-76885
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation for restraint of excessiue Carriages, to the destruction of the High Wayes. S.T.C. 9050
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The rare proclamation imposing limits of one ton, four horses and five oxen upon carriages, with offenders to be reported to the Attorney General, violations considered "general nuisances [to be] severely punished"; one copy in this country in ESTC
Condition:
Two sheets about 10x14 inches, staining and browning, repair to one lower margin (no text affected) now housed in a buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78742
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
law of highways
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:
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:
Title:
An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom [7 Geo III c.40] [with the same for the Public Highways [c.42] with an index to both Acts]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and the Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1767.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing of two major acts of Parliament addressing the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in the mid 18th century, setting forth both acts and, perhaps most usefully, an elaborate 62 page index to them
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, double gilt rule and lettered, especially clean and bright, no copy in ESTC or OCLC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79759
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, law of highways
Author:
Title:
The Traveller's Guide, and, The Country's Safety. Being A Declaration of the Laws of England against High way men, or Robbers upon the Road . . . Illustrated with variety of Law Cases, Historical Remarks, Customs, Usages [and] Authorities. Wing M50
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1683.
Description:
First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the laws protecting travellers, invoking the "hue and cry" and anticipating the many complications (thief takers, approvers, accomplices turning state's evidence) to ensue in the 18th century
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed and marked, else crisp and well preserved, with the first blank and the two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79402
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
law of highways, criminal law
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

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