An Inquiry into the Origin of the Office and Title of the Justice...
A Scarce History of Justices of the Peace Sharpe, James Birch. An Inquiry into the Origin of the Office and Title of the Justice of the Peace, With an Appendix, On Some of the Defects of Our Ancient Statute Book, &c. &c. &c. London: Shaw and Sons, 1841. xiv, 208 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/4"). Near-contemporary pebbled cloth, gilt library name and seal to boards, gilt title and library name to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting, spine ends and corners bumped and lightly worn, binder's ticket, library bookplate and small circular shelf label to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and soiling to a few leaves, ink library stamps to title page and a few other leaves. $350. * Only edition. A brief history of the office and title of justice of the peace, beginning with an examination of relevant 13th and 14th-century statutes and concluding with a review of sources such as Burn's Justice, Fitzherbert and Lambarde. OCLC locates 7 copies of this title, 2 in North America (Harvard Law School, U.S. Supreme Court Library).
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