"Very Useful and Necessary for All Persons" T.W. The Office of the Clerk of Assize: Containing the Form and Method of the Proceedings at the Assizes, And General Gaol-Delivery, As Also on the Crown and Nisi Prius Side. Together with the Office of the Clerk of the Peace. Shewing the True Manner and Form of the Proceedings at the Court of General Quarter-Sessions of the Peace. With a Table of Fees Thereunto Belonging. Very Useful and Necessary for All Persons Concerned There. London: Printed for Henry Twyford, 1676. [xii], 153,  pp. Lacking first leaf with order to print. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Later sheep, blind frames to boards, blind fillets and gilt title and date to spine, edges rouged. A few shallow scratches and faint stains to boards, light rubbing to extremities, somewhat heavier to joints, which are starting at head, corners lightly bumped, hinges starting, library bookplate and small circular shelf label to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, occasional very light foxing, a few cracks to text block, leaves A4-B7 detached, a few other leaves loosening slightly but secure, minor worming to upper corner of last ten leaves without loss to text, title page, which has an ink library stamp along with several other leaves, laid down and reinforced at gutter, small mended chip to gutter of following leaf without loss to legibility, a few leaves mended at fore-edge not affecting text. $450. * Second, expanded edition. First published in 1660 as The Clerk of Assize, Judges-Marshall, And Cryer, this manual addresses judicial administration and procedure in the civil and criminal courts. Subsequent editions were published in 1682 and 1684. All are scarce; OCLC locates 3 copies of the 1676 edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Los Angeles County). English Short-Title Catalogue R5245.
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