Niles, John M. [1787-1856]. The Connecticut Civil Officer, In Three Parts. Part I. Containing the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace. Part II. Containing the Powers and Duties of Constables. Part III. Containing the Powers and Duties of Select Men; With Suitable and Approved Forms for Each. Together with Numerous Legal Forms of Common Use and General Convenience. Hartford: Huntington & Hopkins, 1823. viii, -344 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, rear hinge cracked but secure, signature near end of text somewhat loose. Toning, light foxing in a few places, internally clean. A well-preserved copy. $75. * First edition. Niles, a Connecticut judge and politician, was also a notable writer and newspaper editor. His Connecticut Civil Officer went through six more editions, the last one in 1857. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8332.
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