1794 Albany Edition of the Conductor Generalis "Revised and Adapted to the United States of America" Parker, James [1714-1770]. The 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. Compiled Chiefly from Burn's Justice, And the Several Other Books on Those Subjects, by James Parker, Late One of the Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County, In New-Jersey; And Now Revised and Adapted to the United States of America. By a Gentleman of the Law. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under the Several Titles; With a Table Directing to the Ready Finding Out the Proper Matter Under Those Titles. Albany: Printed by Charles R. And George Webster, 1794. xv, , 17-467,  pp. Final page has a publisher advertisement. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary sheep treated to resemble tree calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. A few minor nicks and scuffs, light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, rear joint starting at head, hinges cracked, minor worming to front pastedown. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, crude repairs to leaf Gg4 (pp. 255-256) with loss to text, some offsetting to p. 257, faint dampstaining to margins of preliminaries, later owner signature (of John Wray) to front and rear endleaves. $200. * A popular American legal manual issued by different printers and publishers largely based on English sources, primarily Burn. The first edition by Parker appeared in 1764. The present edition is a reissue of the 1792 edition published in Philadelphia by Robert Campbell without the Ten Pound Act and the sections on military and excise law. The preface says this edition, though useful throughout the country, is especially suited for justices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Part II (pp. 377-467) contains: 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; An Abstract of Magna Charta; Notes on Magna Charta; Of Maxims and General Rules, from Jacob's Law Grammar; Of Actions and Remedies and Of Fictions, Intendments, and Presumptions.
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