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An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries Among the Greeks. John Pettingal.

An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries Among the Greeks...

Classical Roots of the English Jury Pettingal, John [1708-1781]. An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries among the Greeks and Romans; from whence the Origin of the English Jury May Probably be Deduced. London: Printed for the Author, by W. and W. Strahan, 1769. xv, [1], 200 pp. Quarto (10-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. Early owner signature (of Jas. Neilson) to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. $950. * Only edition. This early history of juries is enriched with numerous citations from Greek and Latin authors. "[T]he Reader (...) will be pleased to find the glorious Characteristic of this Nation, a Jury, to be originally founded in the Liberty of Greece, and handed down to us Through the Channel of the Commonwealth of Rome, and the Colonies Planted in their conquests.": Preface xiii. Pettingal, a Doctor of Divinity and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, was a prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral. English Short-Title Catalogue T32774.

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