Handbook on Game Law Attributed to Giles Jacob Jacob, Giles [1686-1744], Attributed. Game-Law: Or, A Collection of the Common and Statute Laws in Force and Use for Preservation of the Game, Viz. 1. Of Persons Qualified to Kill Game, Keep Dogs, Nets, &c. And of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Fowling, &c. In Forests, Chases, Parks, Warrens, &c. 2. Of Water Game, And of Fish and Fishing in Rivers, Ponds, &c. Particularly of the Rivers in Hampshire, Wiltshire, The River Severn, &c. Also the Statute Laws Relating to Forests, Purlieus, Chases, Parks, Warrens, &c. Likewise Great Variety of Curious Cases and Resolutions of the Courts at Westminster, &c. Relating to Game in General. Useful to All Justices of the Peace, Lords of Manors, Constables, Foresters, Game-Keepers, Stewards of Leets, &c. By J. Giles. To Which are Added, Forms of Indictments, Declarations, Warrants, Licences, Grants, Deputations, Informations, And Other English Precedents. [London]: P printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1740. [vi], 96, ; 180,  pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece, gilt-edged raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, small early owner signature and small later library stamp to head of the title page of Part I. $1,000. * Seventh edition. First published in 1705-1707, this handbook contains laws with commentary, along with general observations about fines and other punishments. This work went through several editions, issues and adaptations into the nineteenth century. All are scarce, some rare). OCLC locates few copies of any edition, none of the seventh. The ESTC locates 3 copies of this edition, 1 at Oxford, 1 at Harvard University, 1 at Harvard Business School. English Short-Title Catalogue N70766.
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