The Day-To-Day Enforcement of the Law in Eighteenth-Century England [Trials]. [Great Britain]. Sessions of the Peace, Middlesex County. The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of London, And County of Middlesex, On Wednesday the 8th, Thursday the 9th, and Friday the 10th of April, 1730, in the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign. Being the Fourth Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir Richard Brocas, Knt. Lord Mayor of the City of London, in the Year 1730. No. IV. for the Said Year. London: Printed for T. Payne, 1730. 21,  pp. Parallel columns. Quarto (8-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light toning, negligible worming to lower left corner, light soiling to exterior. $450. * Only edition. Providing brief reports of recent cases, The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, And Oyer and Terminer for the City of London, And County of Middlesex was published during the annual sessions from 1730 to 1742. Each issue covers a wide range of charges, the most serious of which tended to be felony assault or theft. An interesting and rare look at the day-to-day enforcement of the law in eighteenth-century England. OCLC locates no copies of our 1730 issue. English Short-Title Catalogue N65170.
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