Companion Volume to an Important JP Manual Blackerby, Samuel [fl. 1720-1738]. Cases in Law: Wherein Justices of Peace Have a Jurisdiction, As Well by Their Commission, As by Act of Parliament, Which Have Received a Determination by the Judges in Westminster Hall, Their Circuits, And Serjeants-Inn, From Edward the Third's Time to this Day: As They are Reported in the Year-Books, And All the Other Reports Down to this Time. With the Addition of Some Modern Cases, Not Yet Reported in Any Book. Being the Second Part of The Justice of Peace's Companion. London: Printed by Eliz. Nutt, 1717. xix, , 241,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Later library cloth, calf lettering piece and black stamped "17171" to spine. Light shelfwear, moderate soiling, stain to spine, light edgewear to lettering piece. Light toning, finger smudges and light foxing to a few leaves, light soiling and faint embossed library stamp to title page, two brief library marks to verso. $300. * First edition. This book was intended to be a companion volume to Blackerby's Justice of the Peace, His Companion (1711). Both were held in high esteem, went though several editions and served as primary sources for many subsequent manuals. Such entries as "Apprentices," "Bastardy," "Overseers of the Poor," "Papists and Popish Recusants" and "Witchcraft" offer a unique perspective on rural English society during the 1700s. English Short-Title Catalogue T66084.
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