A Significant Work on the Right to Trial by Jury Hawles, Sir John [1645-1716]. [Bacon, Sir Francis (1561-1626)]. The Englishman's Right: A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law, and a Juryman; Plainly Setting Forth, I. The Antiquity, II. The Excellent Designed Use, III. The Office and Just Privileges of Juries, By the Law of England. London: Printed for Tho. Wotton, 1732. viii, 52 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, untrimmed edges. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, light browning to margins of title page, illegible signature in miniscule hand to head of title page. $300. * Second edition of a work first published in 1680. This edition with a preface 'To The Bookseller' by 'J.K.' A staunch Whig, Hawles wrote The Englishman's Right to outline the rights, duties and proper behavior of a juryman and to promote the jury system as a bulwark against tyranny. Immediately successful among Whigs and others who saw themselves as defenders of English liberties, it was received with great enthusiasm in America, where it was reprinted several times well into the nineteenth century. English Short-Title Catalogue T106583.
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