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The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace: Collected Out of All. William Nelson.
The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace: Collected Out of All..

The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace: Collected Out of All..

An Attractive Two-Volume Set of a Popular Eighteenth Century English JP Manual Nelson, William [b.1653]. The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace: Collected Out of All the Books, Whether of Common or Statute Law, Hitherto Written on that Subject. Shewing also the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church-Wardens, And Other Parish Officers: Digested Under Alphabetical Titles. To which are Added, English Precedents, of Indictments, Warrants, &c. Very Useful for Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Sheriffs, Clerks of the Assizes, And of the Peace, And of All Others Concern'd in such Matters. The Twelfth Edition, Corrected, Amended and Continued Down to this Present Year. [London]: Printed by H. Lintot (Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for T. Woodward [et al.], 1745. Two volumes. [ii], v-xlvii, [1], 602; [ii], 334, [254] pp. Publisher's advertisement to last page of appendix, which has separate collation register. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Bookplates (of W.H. Reece) laid in. Light toning to interior, faint offsetting to first and final few leaves of both volumes, lower corner of appendix leaf P4 lacking without loss to text. An attractive set. $300. * Twelfth and final edition. Originally published in 1704, this was one of the standard treatises of its day. It synthesized English law, tradition and practice of justices of the peace and arranged it alphabetically. An interesting feature is the outline of duties and procedures for English justices, which is presented in the form of a vade mecum. OCLC locates 5 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Georgetown, Howard, University of Georgia, Los Angeles County, York University), to which the ESTC adds Harvard. English Short-Title Catalogue T131307.

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