Pioneering English Treatise on Election Law Simeon, John [1756-1824]. A Treatise on the Law of Elections, In All Its Branches. Corrected and Enlarged. London: Printed by A. Strahan, 1795. xx, 210, cxxvii,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, front endpapers and rear free endpaper renewed. Negligible light rubbing and a few scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing and a few nicks to board edges, corners bumped and moderately worn, front hinge cracked, partial crack between final two leaves of index. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining to head of text block, short clean tear to margin of leaf Y4 (pp. cxvii-cxviii) not affecting text. A handsome copy. $750. * Second and final edition. With extensive index containing extracts from election cases. "We have seen that Douglas, the reporter in the court of King's Bench, had also made reports of election cases, which he published in 1775-177, and that other reports of election cases began to appear about the same time. The publication of these reports gave an opportunity for a more logical treatment of the subject, which was provided by Simeon's [book]...": Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:346. The first edition, which has less content, was published in 1789. English Short-Title Catalogue N14028.
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