The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace
1729; an A to Z of the law
Tenth edition, full leather with five raised bands and contrasting title labels to spine. 20 × 13cm, iv + 756pp.
Not signed but with the armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil, Earl of Lonsdale.
Full title: Collected Out of All the Books, Whether of Common or Statute Law, Hitherto Written on that Subject. Shewing also the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church-Wardens, And Other Parish Officers: Digested Under Alphabetical Titles. To which are Added, Precedents of Indictments and Warrants. Never Before Printed. Very Useful for Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Sheriffs, Clerks of the Assizes, And of the Peace, And of All Others Concern'd in such Matters.
A fascinating A to Z of law from the early eighteenth century, ranging from Abjuration and Affray to Wrecked Ships and Woman, via Witchcraft, Murder, Felony, Hue and Cry, Piracy, Plague, and Posion.
The leather is in good condition for age, a little rubbed, bumped and faded. The inner binding is sound and the pages clean if age-toned. A solid copy.
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