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Item #73219 A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law. Stephen Payne Adye.
A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law...
A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law...
A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law...
A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law...

A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law...

The First Anglo-American Treatise on Courts-Martial Adye, Stephen Payne [d.1794]. A Treatise on Courts Martial: Containing I. Remarks on Martial Law, And Courts-Martial in General. II. The Manner of Proceeding Against Offenders. To Which is Added, I. An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. II. Considerations on the Act for Punishing Mutiny and Desertion, And the Rules and Articles for the Government of His Majesty's Land Forces. London: Printed for J. Murray, 1778. 160, 53, [3] pp. Includes three-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary calf, lettering piece and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, front board beginning to separate but secure, rear joint starting, later owner signature in pencil (John Clark) to front pastedown, faint later (private?) library stamp to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to interior, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places. $1,750. * Second edition. First published in New York in 1769, this is the first Anglo-American treatise on courts-martial (and one of the first law books printed in America). It was the standard guide for British and American forces during the Revolutionary War. The first part is a history of martial and military law and an overview of courts martial, courts of inquiry, appeals, the duties of the judge advocate, and the mode of trial. The second part discusses procedure, which is based, as much as possible, on procedure in common law. A standard treatise for many years, and an authority today, it went through eight editions, the final in 1810. Stephen Payne Adye was Deputy Judge Advocate for the British Army in North America from 1769 to 1783. OCLC locates 8 copies in North America, none in law libraries; the ESTC locates 1 (Harvard). Wiener, Civilians Under Military Justice 182-188. English Short-Title Catalogue T83271.

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