"One of the Author's Best Productions" Chitty, Joseph [1776-1841]. Peters, Richard [1780-1848], Editor. Huntington, Thomas [d.1833], Editor. Perkins, J.C. [1809-1887], Editor. A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law, Comprising the Practice, Pleadings, and Evidence, Which Occur in the Course of Criminal Prosecutions, Whether by Indictment or Information: With a Copious Collection of Precedents of Indictments, Informations, Presentments, And Every Description of Practical Forms, With Comprehensive Notes Upon Each Offence, The Process, Indictment, Plea, Defence, Evidence, Trial, Verdict, Judgment, And Punishment. With Notes and Corrections by Richard Peters, and Thomas Huntington, Esquires. To Which are Now Added, Notes and References to the Cases Decided in the Courts of the United States and of the Several States, To the Present Time, As Well as to the Late English Decisions. By J.C. Perkins, Esq. Counsellor at Law. Springfield, MA: Published by G. and C. Merriam, 1841. Three volumes. xl, 992; xxxvi, 558, ; [ii], -1281, , xciv pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, blind fillets and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Spotting and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, light rubbing to extremities with minor wear, corners bumped, front hinges of Volumes I and III cracked, early owner stamp (of A.H. Ware) and early signature (of J.T. Leavitt) to preliminaries. Light to moderate toning, light foxing in places, brief early annotations to a few leaves, offsetting to margins of endleaves. $500. * Fourth American edition, based on the second and final London edition (1826), to which it is star-paged. "This is one of the author's best productions. It has had an extended circulation throughout the United States, and has hitherto been more generally used than any other book upon criminal law" (Hall). The first American edition of this popular treatise was published in 1819. Five more followed, the last one in 1847 (designated the fifth). Hall's Journal of Jurisprudence 227 cited in Marvin, Legal Bibliography 192. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3700.
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