A Companion to Cunningham's JP Manual Dudley and Ward, John Ward, Viscount [c.1700-1774]. Cunningham, Timothy [d. 1789]. The Precedents and Supplement to the Law of a Justice of Peace and Parish Officer; &c. Under the Title Appeal, In the Precedents, Are the Proceedings in Several Appeals of Murder, In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, Now First Translated from the Latin Entries of Sir Edward Coke. The Supplement Contains Many Late Acts to the End of Last Session; And Under the Title Bricks and Tiles are Inserted at Large the Acts of 12 Geo. 1, c. 35; 2 Geo. 2, c. 15, And 3. Geo. 2, c. 22, Concerning the Making of Bricks and Tiles, As well Throughout the Kingdom in General, As More Particularly Within Fifteen Miles of the City of London: All which Acts Expired in the Year 1733, but were Revived, Continued, And Amended, By an Act of the Last Session. London: Printed for W. Griffin, 1770. [iv], 128, [ii]; [ii], 119, ; 129-216,  pp. Two parts, each with index. Part II has divisional title page. Text complete. pp. 129-216 and one index leaf from Part I misbound as sections of Part II. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to joints, raised bands, blind tooling and existing retained lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. A few minor scuffs and nicks to boards, some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, early armorial bookplate (of Penry Williams) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing. Early annotations in a few places, explaining the locations of the misbound sections, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $500. * Only edition. This book is a comprehensive supplement to Cunningham's Practice of a Justice of Peace. A well regarded work published in 1762, it had a second edition in 1769. Precedents and Supplement is a scarce title. OCLC locates 12 copies, 6 in North American law libraries (College of William and Mary, Harvard, Ohio State, Osgoode Hall, University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T111537.
Book number 66184