A Digest of Cases for Justices with a Section About Witchcraft Blackerby, S[amuel]. Blackerby, Nath[aniel], Editor. The Reports of Cases Adjudg'd in the Courts at Westminster, &c. Which Particularly Concern the Office of Justices of the Peace. Alphabetically Disposed Under Their Proper Heads. Some of Which are as Follow, Viz. Alehouses, Apprentices, Assaults and Battery, Bastardy, Bail, Constables and Headboroughs, Cottages, Felony, Gaols, Highways, Jurors, Murder, Overseers of the Poor, Perjury, Poors Rates, Poors Settlements, Riots and Riotors, Surety of the Peace, Wages. By S. Blackerby.... Much Enlarg'd By Nath. Blackerby, Esq. London: Printed for J. Walthoe, 1729. [ii], xxiv, 312 pp. With an initial publisher advertisement leaf. 12mo. (5-1/4" x 3-1/4"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules and panels to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, small cellotape repair to head of p. 283 with offsetting to facing page, light soiling to title page, a tiny bit of bleed-through from ink marking on verso, which is covered by Wite-Out. A nice copy in a handsome binding. $500. * Second and final edition. Edited by the author's son, Nathaniel, the Reports of Cases is an alphabetically arranged abridgment. The topics it covers, such as Apprentices, Bastardy, Gaming Houses, Overseers of the Poor, Papists and Popish Recusants and Witchcraft, offers a unique perspective on rural English society during the early 1700s. This book was re-published in 1734 as The Second Part of the Justice of Peace, His Companion; Or Cases in Law, a companion volume to Blackerby's The Justice of the Peace, His Companion (1711). OCLC locates 3 copies of the 1729 edition of the Reports of Cases in North American law libraries (Harvard, LA County, Library of Congress). English Short-Title Catalogue T118060.
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