Appealing JP Manual with Laws Relating to London Pye, Henry James [1745-1813]. Summary of the Duties of a Justice of the Peace Out of Sessions: With Some Preliminary Observations. With Considerable Additions, By a Barrister at Law, Of the Inner Temple. London: Printed for J. Butterworth and Son, 1817. xvi, 231,  pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, front joint cracked, rear joint starting at ends. Light toning to interior, illegible owner signature dated 1821 to head of title page. $125. * Third edition. "This little Summary points out and abridges those laws that relate to the duties of a justice of the peace out of sessions.... This work is confined to the duties of a justice out of sessions because at the sessions the magistrate will find ample means of reference, besides the opportunity of consulting his friends at the bar and his colleagues on the bench.... "([vii]-viii). The first edition of this handbook was published in 1808, the fourth and final edition in 1827. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:293.
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