Dalton, Michael. The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace out of their Sessions: Gathered for the better help of such Justices of Peace as have not been much covenant in the study of the Laws of the Realm: Now again enlarged with many Precedents and Resolutions of the Quaere's contained in the former impressions. London: Company of Stationers, 1655. 502 [i.e. 464] pp. Reprint The Legal Classics Library, 1996. Folio. 11" x 7". Full calf, extra gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon page marker. Bookplate on front pastedown, else fine. $30. * This venerable justice of the peace manual went through some twenty editions between 1618 and 1746. This work is also significant because it firmly established the alphabetical topical structure adopted in later texts. Rooted in Crompton, Fitzherbert and Lambard, The Countrey Justice offers advice on such matters as buggery, customs, highways, prisons, riots, soldiers, murder, felonies, rogues and vagabonds, wool, and high treason. English Short-Title Catalogue R27851.
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