A Rare English JP Manual Based on Young and Blackerby [Great Britain]. [Justices of the Peaces]. The Justice of Peace's Vade Mecum: Being a Compleat Summary of All the Acts of Parliament Relating to Justices of Peace; Shewing the Various Offenses by Statute, And the Particular Power of One, Two, Three, Or More Justices, In Their Proceedings and Determinations, As Well In as Out of the Sessions, Under Several Distinct Heads. To Which are Added, Some Adjudged Cases Concerning Justices of Peace, And the Several Branches of Their Business; Instructions for Drawing All Manner of Warrants, Commitments, &c. In All Common Matters. The Whole Done in an Alphabetical Method, With an Exact Table. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1719. [xiv], 250 pp. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Handsome period-style paneled calf (by J. May, London), outer sections speckled, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, black rules along pastedowns. Light rubbing to extremities, front board beginning to detach but secured by hinge, which is just starting at head. Title printed within ruled border. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in a few places, rule at lower corner of title page touched by trimming due to printer error. Early owner annotation to front endleaf, early owner signature to head of title page. $750. * Only edition. According to the preface, this anonymous work is drawn from the most useful parts of Blackerby's Justice of Peace (1711) and Young's Justices, Their Vade Mecum and Cornucopia (1620) with additional material by the author. OCLC and the ESTC locates 5 copies worldwide, 3 in North America, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue N6821.
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