Pleas of the Crown, The Second Part, Or, a Methodical Summary of the
Jacob's Continuation of Hale's Pleas of the Crown Jacob, Giles [1686-1744]. [Hale, Sir Matthew (1609-1676)]. Pleas of the Crown: The Second Part. Or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters Relating to that Subject. By way of supplement to Sir Matthew Hale. Being a Continuation Thereof to This Time, From the acts of Parliament and Books of Reports, &c. In Sir Matthew's Method. London: Printed by J[ohn] N[utt], Assignee of E. Sayer, for D. Brown [et al.], 1716. [iv], 121 [i.e. 131],  pp. Pp. 129-131 misnumbered 119-121. General title page of Hale's Pleas of the Crown, with the same publisher and imprint date, bound after title page. Handsome period-style paneled calf by Philip Dusel, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling to title page, faint finger smudges to a few leaves. $1,250. * Only edition by Jacob. First published in 1678, Hale's important study of criminal law, the predecessor to his landmark History of the Pleas of the Crown (1736), went through seven editions, the last in 1773. The 1716 edition by John Nutt is in two parts. The first is Hale's treatise, the second is Jacob's continuation. Nutt also issued the two parts as separate titles. Mistakenly added to our copy is the general title page for the two-part version. English Short-Title Catalogue T147428.
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