Unrecorded 1882 Screed Against the English County Courts Pooley, Edmund. County Courts: What They are and What They Should Be. A Useful Treatise for the Public; Shewing the Present Complete Insufficiency of the Procedure of these Courts from a Comparison With That of the Superior Courts, And Suggesting Radical Reforms, Before Their Jurisdiction is Increased, As Contemplated by Legislation. London: Waterlow and Sons Limited, Printers, 1882. 14 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound pamphlet. Negligible light browning, some darkening to edges, especially bottom margin, otherwise fine. $350. * An unrecorded screed against the prevailing English system of county courts. The author, a solicitor from Chelsea, wrote this pamphlet to influence parliamentary reform. The text is cast in the form of a sixteen-question catechism. For example, the first question is: "What are County Courts?" Answer: "County Courts may be defined to be certain places of resort where judicial protection (either partial or complete) is afforded to rogues, adventurers, and the impecunious, from what appears to such persons the harshness of the law as administered in any other Courts of the land." No copies located on OCLC or COPAC.
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