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An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots,... London, 1782. Sir William Jones.
An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots,... London, 1782.

An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots,... London, 1782.

Sir William Jones's First Legal and Political Essay Jones, Sir William [1746-1794]. An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots, With a Constitutional Plan of Future Defence. Published in July 1780. By William Jones, Esq; Of the Middle Temple. The Second Edition, Corrected. To Which is Now Added A Speech on the Nomination of Candidates to Represent the County of Middlesex, 9th Sept. 1780, &c. London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1782. 75, [1] pp. With a half-title. Octavo (8" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards by Philip Dusel, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, illegible early owner signature to head of title page. $1,500. * Second, final and best edition. Jones's first legal and political essay, it addresses the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots, the most destructive riot in London's history. Jones draws on Selden, Locke and Milton in his proposals to avoid martial law and defend London through a version of the posse comitatus. Both editions of this work are very scarce. OCLC locates 3 copies of the second edition (San Francisco Law Library, UC-Berkeley, University of Michigan). English Short-Title Catalogue T69326.

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