Rare Edition of a Classic Guide to Coroners and Sheriffs Greenwood, William. BOULEUTERION, Or, A Practical Demonstration of County-Judicatures. Wherein is Amply Explained the Judicial and Ministerial Authority of Sheriffs and Coroners. Together with the Original, Jurisdiction, And Method of Keeping All Countrey Courts. London: Printed for John Place, and sold by William Jacob at Bernards-Inn Gate in Holborn, 1680. [xvi], 266; 151, 1;  pp. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to calf edges, gilt-edged raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, a few spots of white residue to spine and front board. Light toning to interior, occasional light soiling, faint fold lines in several places, light foxing and faint dampstaining in a few places, tear to bottom-edge of leaf M2 (pp. 163-164) not affecting text, clean tears to last two leaves mended with cellotape affecting text without loss, upper margin of title page trimmed without loss to text or ruled border, marginal markings to several pages. $500. * Sixth (stated) edition, actually the fifth. First published in 1659, the year before the Restoration, Greenwood's handbook is a useful source of information about the work of sheriffs and coroners during the Commonwealth period. Our 1680 edition reflects their work during the later years of the Restoration. Other editions appeared in 1664, 1668, 1675, 1685. A revised edition appeared in 1703. The 1680 edition does not appear in the English Short-Title Catalogue. Its collation and pagination are identical to the 1675 edition; like the 1685 edition, it is designated the sixth. OCLC locates 2 copies worldwide (Jenkins Law Library, British Library of Political and Economic Science). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth (erroneously designated the 8th edition) 1:390.
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