Remarkably Comprehensive Eighteenth-Century English JP Manual Barlow, Theodore [d. 1749]. The Justice of Peace: A Treatise Containing the Power and Duty of that Magistrate, Compiled from the Statutes at Large; The Best and Latest Reports; And Many Other Books of Authority in the Law; With Many New Cases Never Printed. Interspersed with Variety of Precedents Generally Formed Upon the Words of the Acts of Parliament. Together with a Table of the Tables and the Principal Matters. To Which is Added an Appendix, Being a Summary of All Acts of Parliament, Whereby One or More Justices are Authorized to Act Either in or Out of Sessions. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot (Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for John and Paul Knapton, and John Nourse, 1745. xxii, 592,  pp. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-1/4"). Contemporary reversed calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands and recent period-style lettering to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and spots to boards, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, crack in text block between final index leaf and rear free endpaper, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, minor dampstaining and spotting to top edge of text block, a few minor worm holes to margins, internally clean. An appealing copy. $450. * Only edition. Arranged alphabetically by topic, Barlow's remarkably comprehensive treatise provides an incomparable overview of the responsibilities of English justices of peace in the mid-eighteenth century. English Short-Title Catalogue T97901.
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