"Happiness that No Nation in the World but the English Ever Enjoyed" [Juries]. [Great Britain]. The Complete Juryman: Or, A Compendium of the Laws Relating to Jurors, Viz. Of Grand Juries. Of Petit Juries. Who Are Qualified to Serve on Juries. Who Are Exempted from Serving on Juries. Of Returning Juries, And the Constable's Duty in Preparing the Lists of Persons Qualified to Serve. Various Methods of Trial. Trials at Bar, By Nisi Prius et per Medietatem Linguae. Evidence. Witnesses. Verdicts. How a Juror Ought to Demean Himself. What Recompence a Juryman May Take for His Trouble. Misdemeanors Punishable in Jurors. London: Printed by Henry Lintot, Law-Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, For A. Millar, 1752. 6, 341,  pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Recent three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, offsetting to margins of preliminaries and final few leaves of text. An attractive copy. $1,250. * First edition. This interesting digest and handbook has a notably patriotic quality. Asserting that the "chief End of all human Laws is the Preservation of Mens Lives, Liberties, and Properties," it goes on to praise the "Wisdom and Courage" of England's ancestors "in Forming and Preserving a Body of Laws the most capable of answering those great Ends." The jury system is foremost, and it insured "Happiness that no Nation in the World but the English ever enjoyed" (3). Later editions were published in Dublin in 1774 and 1783. English Short-Title Catalogue T145262.
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