1801 Philadelphia Edition of the Conductor Generalis Parker, James [1714-1770]. The Conductor Generalis: Or, The Office, Duty and Authority of Justices of the Peace, High-Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Gaolers, Jury-Men, And Overseers of the Poor: As Also, The Office of Clerks of Assize, And of the Peace, &c. Compiled Chiefly from Burn's Justice, And the Several Other Books, On Those Subjects, By James Parker, Late One of the Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County, In New-Jersey; And Lately Revised and Adapted to the United States of America, By a Gentleman of the Law. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under the Several Titles; With a Table Directing to the Ready Finding Out the Proper Matter Under Those Titles. Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, June 15, 1801. xv, , -480 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary tree sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to foot of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, joints starting. Moderate toning and light foxing to text, faint dampstaining to a few leaves. $150. * A popular American legal manual issued by different printers and publishers largely based on English sources, primarily Burn. The first edition by Parker appeared in 1764. Part II (p. 377-480) contains: The Office and Duty of Sheriffs. Our copy lacks the final blank leaves listed in Cohen's collation. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7963.
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