A Digest of Statute Law for Laymen by Giles Jacob with Contemporary Annotations Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. The Statute-Law Common-Plac'd: Or, A Second Table to the Statutes. Containing the Purport and Effect of All the Acts of Parliament in Force from Magna Charta Down to the Reign of King George, In a Method Perfectly New and Regular; With the Numerous Proviso's and Additional Clauses Inserted Under Their Proper Titles. The Whole Very Useful to Counsellors, Attornies, Solicitors, Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Sheriffs, Coroners, Clergymen, Merchants, And All Trading Persons. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1730. [xi], v, 220,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear hinge just starting at head, small chip to foot of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning to text, contemporary annotations, some quite extensive, to several leaves. $450. * Second edition. Prefaced by an essay on Magna Carta, this book is an alphabetically arranged digest of statutes concerning a wide array of topics, such as bail, bankrupts, baron and feme, courts, dower, gaming, oaths and witchcraft. Reaching its fifth and final editon in 1748, it was first published in 1719 as a companion to his Review of the Statutes...With an Exact Table to the Whole (1713). (This is why the title says "A Second Table"). Possibly written by a justice of the peace, the annotations provide additional information, clarify vague points and note modifications from later legislation. English Short-Title Catalogue T137467.
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