"Adapted to These United States" Parker, James [1714-1770], Compiler. Conductor Generalis: Or, the Office, Duty and Authority of Justices of the Peace, High-Sheriffs, Under-Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Gaolers, Jury-Men, And Overseers of the Poor. As Also the Office of Clerks of Assize, and of the Peace, &c. To Which Are Added, Several Choice Maxims in Law, &c. Compiled Chiefly from Burn's Justice, and the Several Other Books on Those Subjects. Adapted to These United States. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under the Several Titles; With a Table Directing to the Ready Finding Out the Proper Matter Under Those Titles. New York: Printed by John Patterson, For Robert Hodge, 1788. xvi, 539 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint just starting at head. Moderate toning and occasional faint spotting to interior, minor worming to upper inside corner of preliminaries, early owner signature (David M. Coggeshall) to head of title page. $450. * A popular American legal manual issued by different printers, the Conductor Generalis was based largely on Burn and other English sources. The first by Parker was published in 1764. His 1788 edition, the fourth, is significant because it was the first published after the ratification of the Constitution and "adapted to these United States." Part II contains (with caption titles only): The Office and Duty of Sheriffs; The Office of a Gaoler, and Concerning Escapes; The Office and Duty of the Clerk of Assize and Clerk of the Peace; A Guide to Juries; Of Maxims and General Rules, from Jacob's Law Grammar; Of Actions and Remedies; Of Fictions, Intendments, and Presumptions. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7959.
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