Jacob and Bacon on Constables, Police, Churchwardens and Other Officers [Jacob, Giles (1686-1744)]. Bacon, Sir Francis [1561-1626]. The Compleat Parish-Officer; Containing I. The Authority and Proceedings of High Constables, Petty Constables, Headboroughs, And Tithingmen, In Every Branch of their Duties, Pursuant to Acts of Parliament: With the High Constables Precepts, Presentments, Warrants, &c. II. Of Churchwardens, How Chosen, Their Business in Repairing of Churches, Bells, &c. And Assigning of Seats; The Manner of Passing Their Accounts, And the Laws Concerning the Church in All Cases; And an Abstract of the Act for Building Fifty New Churches in London and Westminster. Also of Sidesmen, And their Duty; And Vestrymen, &c. III. Of Overseers of the Poor, And their Office; Their Power in Relieving, Employing, and Settling, &c. of Poor Persons; The Laws Relating to the Poor, And Settlements, And the Statutes Concerning Masters and Servants. IV. Of Surveyors of the Highways, And Scavengers, How Elected; Their Business in Amending the Ways, &c. And the Duty of Others, With the Methods of Taxation, And Laws of the Highways. Together with The Statutes Relating to Hackney Coaches and Chairs, Waterman, &c. With large Additions and Improvements. To Which is Added the Office of Constables, Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knt. In the Year 1610. Declaring what Power they Have, And How They Ought to be Cherished in Their Office. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1738. [iv], 226, , 9 pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Later quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light soiling to boards, light rubbing to extremities, recent library bookplate to front pastedown, small library stamp to front free endpaper, title page and a few other leaves, moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing. $250. * Eighth edition. First published in 1718, this was one of Jacob's successful books; it reached its final edition, the 16th, in 1772. Bacon's short treatise, written in 1610 and first published in 1641, gives a fine account of the functions of a court-leet. It had a second life as an appendix to Jacob's work. English Short-Title Catalogue T146277.
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