A Popular and Respected English JP Manual Kilburne, Richard [1605-1678]. G.F. of Grays Inn, Editor. Choice Presidents Upon All Acts of Parliament, Relating to the Office and Duty of a Justice of Peace; Including those Made and Passed in the 10th and 11th Years of King William the Third. With Notes and Instructions Thereupon Taken Out of the Said Acts, And Particular Cases in Law Adjudg'd Therein. Also a More Useful Method of Making Up Court-Rolls Than Hath Been Hitherto Published in Print. By Richard Kilburn, Esq; Late One of the Justices of the Peace for the County of Kent, And Principal of Staple-Inn. The Sixth Edition, Very Much Enlarged with New Presidents to the Year 1700. And Law-Cases, &c. By G.F. Of Grays-Inn, Esq. London: Printed for Mary Tonson, 1700. [lxi], 502 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards and blind fillets to joint edges, rebacked in period style with gilt-edged raised bands retaining existing lettering piece. Light rubbing with a few scuffs, nicks and scraches to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, offsetting to endleaves, front pastedown loosening slightly at top-edge. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places, small hole to text block of leaf G3 (pp. 85-86) with no loss to legibility. A sound copy. $300. * Sixth edition. The first edition of this popular and respected JP manual was published in 1680, its eighth and final edition in 1715. Richard Kilburne, a member of Staple Inn, was an eminent solicitor in chancery, as well as a justice of the peace in Kent. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:229 (42). English Short-Title Catalogue R33643.
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