A Practical Treatise Upon the Authority and Duty of Justices of the...
A Guide to Criminal Law for Justices of Peace Davis, Daniel [1762-1835]. A Practical Treatise Upon the Authority and Duty of Justices of the Peace in Criminal Prosecutions. Boston: Cummings, Hilliard & Co., 1824. iv, 687 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5" x 6"). Orignal publisher's boards with recent cloth rebacking, gilt title to spine, untrimmed edges, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, corners bumped somewhat worn. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, early owner signature of Bezaleel Taft, Jr. to head of title page. $150. * First edition. Davis was the United States Attorney for the Maine District of Massachusetts, Solicitor General of Massachusetts and the author of several legal treatises. This work is a valuable manual of criminal law. Though it pertains mostly to the laws of Massachusetts, it is a useful guide to criminal laws concerning Justices of the Peace in other states. Taft [1780-1846] was a lawyer, politician and Massachusetts State Senator from the distinguished family that produced nearly five generations of judges and politicians, among them William Howard Taft [1857-1930]. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8373.
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