A Popular Nineteenth-Century Maine JP Manual [C] Kingsbury, Benjamin. The Justice of the Peace: Designed to be a Guide to Justices of the Peace, For the State of Maine. Portland: Published by Sanborn & Carter, 1852. viii, -407 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks and smudges to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, early owner stamp and signature (A.H. Ware) to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, offsetting to margins of endleaves. $150. * First edition. A useful guide for Maine justices, this work went through five later editions, the last one in 1862. Kingsbury served in the Maine legislature and as judge of the Portland Municipal Court. OCLC locates 8 copies of the first edition in law libraries (Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Northern Kentucky University, Stanford, University of Maine, University of North Carolina, University of Virginia). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8360.
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