A Rare Eighteenth-Century English Reporter [Great Britain]. [Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Middlesex]. The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, And Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, And County of Middlesex, On Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th, Monday the 19th, And Tuesday the 20th of January, 1730, In the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign. Being the First [- Eighth] Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir Richard Brocas, Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, In the Year 1730. No. 1 [-8]. London: Printed for T. Payne, 1730. 24,; 24; 19,; 21,; 17,; 22,; 22,; 23, pp. Main text in parallel columns. Each number has individual title page and pagination and ends with 1-3 pp. of advertisements. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlets bound into recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to boards. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, text affected by trimming in a few places, light foxing and minor stains to a few leaves, early owner signatures to title pages of Nos. 1 and 4 and a few other leaves. $2,250. * Providing brief reports of recent cases, this periodical was published during the annual sessions. Its final volume was published in 1742. OCLC locates several single issues, few of them in North America, and a run covering the first six years at the University of Liverpool. The ESTC locates a complete set of the 1730 issues at Harvard Law School, the University of Kansas and the Dublin Honourable Society of King's Inn. English Short-Title Catalogue N65170.
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