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A Treatise On The Police Of London - A. Magistrate - 1798. 
Banjamin Davies, Philadelphia 1798 - (Law Enforcement) A TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF LONDON; Containing A Detail Of The Various Crimes And Misdemeanors By Which Public And Private Property And Security Are, At Present, Injured And Endangered; And Suggesting Remedies For Their Prevention. The First American Edition. By A Magistrate. Philadelphia: Printed For Benjamin Davies.1798. 8vo size book in full brown calf, red leather title panel on spine and gold stampings on the spine, a tight sound copy though upper 2" of back cover splitting, edge rubbing, some rubs to front cover, a reasonably attractive copy. 342-pages of text plus xxiv-page Index, contents tight and clean throughout, light edge dampstain to some text leaves but a minor problem; marbled endpapers present and sound, second blank front endpaper partially detached and showing wear at inner hinge. Overall an exceptionally well-preserved copy of this incredibly rare, early work on municipal policing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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