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Item #75620 The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of. Michael Dalton.
The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of...

The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of...

A Landmark Treatise on Justices of the Peace Dalton, Michael. The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace Out of Their Sessions: Gathered for the Better Helpe of Such Iustices of Peace as Have Not Been Much Conversant in the Studie of the Lawes of This Realme: Now the Sixth Time Published, Revised, In Many Things Corrected, And Much Inlarged. London: Printed for Richard Best, 1643. [viii], 496, [8] pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt fillets, title and publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, a few tiny spots to spine. Moderate toning to interior, spark burns and faint stains to a few leaves, headlines, side-notes and catch-words affected in a few places by trimming, moderate edgewear to title page. $500. * Sixth edition, one of three issues, the others two from 1635. 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, riots, murder, felonies, rogues, vagabonds and high treason. English Short-Title Catalogue R41330.

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