The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs, With Directions...
Important Seventeenth-Century Handbook for Coroners and Sheriffs Wilkinson, John. The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions How and in What Manner to Execute the Said Offices in All Things that are Now in Use. Together with an Easie and Plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court Barons, And Hundred Courts, &c. London: Printed by E. Flesher, J Streater, And H. Twyford, Assignes of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns, Esquires, 1675. [xxii], 391,  pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Later calf, blind fillets to boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, marbled edges, endleaves renewed. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, a few shallow scuffs to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, light gatoring to spine, joints just starting at head, corners lightly bumped and worn. Light toning to interior, occasional very light foxing and soiling, upper right portion of title page neatly excised without loss to text. $850. * Fourth and final edition, "with Amendments and large additions never before Printed." The first work for coroners and sheriffs by a named author, who was an attorney of Barnard's Inn. First published in 1618, it was a standard work during the seventeenth century. Carefully organized, it has separate sections on each officer and court. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of the fourth in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, San Francisco Law Library, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue R186583.
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