The Law Relating to Highways, Comprising the Statute 5 & 6 Will IV...
First Edition of an Important Treatise on Highways Pratt, John Tidd [1797-1870]. The Law Relating to Highways, Comprising the Statute 5 & 6 Will. IV. Cap. 50, (Passed 31st August, 1835,) With Table of Contents, Explanatory Notes, Forms, References, And a Copious Index. London: Shaw & Sons, 1835. xv, , 123 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Original paper-covered publisher's boards, printed label to spine, edges untrimmed. Light rubbing, some soiling and faint dampstaining to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, small early bookseller's ticker to front pastedown. Light toning, negligible light foxing to several leaves, internally clean. $550. * First edition. A comprehensive treatise on the Highway Act of 1835, which placed highways under the jurisdiction of parish surveyors, giving them the duty to keep the highways in repair and the authority to levy taxes on private landholders for that purpose. Pratt, a barrister and civil servant with an interest in social reform, was the author of a number of popular legal manuals. The Law Relating to Highways was no exception, reaching a 19th edition by 1952 (as Pratt and Mackenzie's Law of Highways). OCLC locates 6 copies of the first edition, 1 in North America (University of Georgia Law School). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:288.
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