A Rebuttal of the 1819 Report from the Select Committee on Criminal Laws Miller, John. An Inquiry into the Present State of the Statute and Criminal Law of England. London: John Murray, 1822. vi, [ii], 332 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Later three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, "1822" black-stamped to foot, corners mended. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, moderate toning to interior. $650. * Only edition. The first part of this two-part work by a member of Lincoln's Inn proposes methods to consolidate state and law reporting. The second, and larger, part is a rebuttal of the important Report from the Select Committee on Criminal Laws (1819), which proposed a series of notable reforms, such as a reduction in the number of capital offenses. OCLC locates 8 copies, 1 in North America (Harvard Law School). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:242.
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