1806 New Hampshire Justice of the Peace Manual [Hodgdon, Moses (1774-1840)]. The Complete Justice of the Peace Containing Extracts from Burn's Justice, and Other Justiciary Productions. The Whole Altered and Made Conformable to the Laws and Manners of Administering Justice, Particularly in the State of New Hampshire, and Generally in the Other of the United States. Comprising the Practice, Authority, and Duty of Justices of the Peace, with Forms and Precedents Relating Thereto. Dover [NH]: Charles Peirce and Samuel Bragg, 1806. [viii], 431, 4 pp. Includes four-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep, maroon lettering piece, gilt spine bands. Some rubbing, wear to corners, joints and spine ends, hinges cracked but secure. Small chips to two leaves with no loss to text. Occasional foxing, interior otherwise clean. A very attractive, well-preserved copy. $75. * First edition. An early American printing of a classic JP manual. With forms. Also includes a table of fees and the text of "An Act for Regulating Fees" dated December 16, 1796. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8395.
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