Book #73999

A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown; Or, A System of the Principal...

A Classic Treatise on English Criminal Law Hawkins, William [1673-1746]. A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown; Or a System of the Principal Matters Relating to that Subject, Digested Under Proper Their Proper Heads. Corrected, With the Addition of Some References. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, 1724. Two volumes in one book. [xiv], 266, [44]; [viii], 464, [72] pp. Folio (12-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, which is varnished. Considerable wear, boards detached, a few creases to spine, free endpapers detached and edgeworn. Moderate toning to interior, light browning and foxing in palces, minor tears, faint dampstaining and brief annotations in an early hand to a few leaves, early owner name (N. Buck) to head of title page, which is partially detached. $250. * Second edition. Considered one of the four major law books of the eighteenth century by Holdsworth, Pleas is the first comprehensive English treatise on criminal law. A seminal work in criminal procedure and jurisdiction, it is, according to Winfield, "deservedly of high authority and still cited." Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:415. Winfield, Chief Sources of English Legal History 326. English Short-Title Catalogue T126275.

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