Laws Relating to Hares, Pheasants and Partridges [Purlewent, Samuel]. A Dialogue Between a Lawyer and a Country Gentleman, Upon the Subject of the Game Laws, Relative to Hares, Partridges, And Pheasants. Wherein is Shewn, The Several Qualifications to Kill Game; The Penalties such Persons are Liable to Who Kill them Without such Qualifications; The Manner of Recovering such Penalties; The Difference Between being Subject to the Penalties, And being Punished as Trespassers; The Distinction Between Voluntary and Involuntary Trespassers; The Necessary Steps to be Taken to Make Wilful Trespassers, And the Consequences of Being Such; The Difference Between Inferior and Superior Tradesmen, And the Consequences of Inferior Tradesmen Committing Trespasses; Together with Some Observations upon These Laws. To Which are Added Three Tables, Shewing at One View, The Offences,-- The Statutes Creating Them,-- The Persons to Whom the Penalties are Given,-- The Manner of Recovery,-- The Costs a Plaintiff is Intitled to,-- The Time When the Information or Action Ought to be Brought; And Lastly the Several Penalties a Person May be Liable to by One Act. With a Letter to John Glynn, Esq; Serjeant at Law, And Representative of the County of Middlesex, Upon the Penal Laws of this Country by a Gentleman of Lincoln's-Inn, A Freeholder of Middlesex. London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1771. 54,  pp. With half-title (with an edition statement). Three folding tables. Octavo (8" x 5"). Later maroon three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed with marbled paper, top edge gilt. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, later armorial bookplate (Gloucester) to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, a few minor tears to tables, light soiling to half title. A handsome copy. $950. * Third edition, one of three editions, all issued in 1771. This review of the game laws in dialogue form was reprinted in 1775 and incorporated into a later work by John Purlevent, Two Law Tracts (1786). The three tables summarize the laws relating to hares, partridges and pheasants. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American law libraries. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. English Short-Title Catalogue N55642.
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