Dalton, Michael. The Countrey Justice, Conteyning the Practice of the Justices of the Peace out of their Sessions. Gathered for the Better Helpe of Such Justices of Peace as Have Not Beene Much Conversant in the Studie of the Lawes of this Realme. Originally published: London: Printed for the Societie of Stationers, 1618. [xi], 370, [xiii] pp. Folio. 9" x 12." Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772996; ISBN-10: 1584772999. Hardcover. New. $50. * Reprint of the rare first edition. This venerable early English justice of the peace manual went through some twenty editions between 1618 and 1746. Rooted in Crompton, Fitzherbert and Lambard, The Countrey Justice offers advice on such matters as customs, highways, prisons, riots, soldiers, murder, felonies, rogues and vagabonds, wool, and high treason. It is also noteworthy for originating an alphabetically arranged topical structure which was adopted in later texts.
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