Proposals for Chancery Reform An Attorney. Proposals Humbly Offered to the Parliament for Remedying the Great Charge and Delay of Suits at Law and in Equity. London: Printed for J. Reason and W. Reeve, [1730?]. [ii], iv, 42 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent plain wrappers, ink title and date to front wrapper. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing to a few leaves, later annotations in pencil to pp. 31 and 39 with light offsetting to facing pages. $450. * Seventh edition. Chancery reform was a perennial topic in Great Britain, from the early seventeenth century until the court's dissolution as an independent body in 1875. The length of the debate is reflected in our pamphlet's numerous editions, the first of which appeared in 1707. The reforms suggested here primarily encompass the elimination of waste, such as reducing the number of offices and carrying out an audit of staff salaries. The preface gives a brief overview of the issue of judicial reform, with a notably anti-Semitic digression discussing the role of the "Infidel Jews" in the problems plaguing the English system. English Short-Title Catalogue T42985.
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