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The New Boke of Justices of Peace Made by Anthonie Fitz Herbard
1554. 1554 Edition of Fitzherbert's Important JP Manual Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony [1470-1538]. The New Boke of Iustices of Peace Made by Anthonie Fitz Herbard Iudge Lately Translated Out of Fre[n]ch into Englishe and Newlye Corrected. [London: In Fletestrete Within Temple Barre, At the Signe of the Hande and Starre, by Richarde Tottle], 1554. 173, [3] ff. Octavo (5-1/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking and recornering, raised bands to spines, early owner initials "G.T." to edges of text block, endpapers renewed, title page and final leaf rehinged. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few chips to spine ends, some gatoring to boards and spine, hinges cracked. Title printed within woodcut architectural border. Moderate toning and occasional light soiling to text, heavier soiling and edgewear to title page and final two leaves, lower corner lacking from title page with minor loss to woodcut border, faint dampstaining in places. "Henry Rutter" to head of Fol. 1, annotations in early hands to several leaves. An appealing copy. * First printed in 1538, Fitzherbert's manual was issued eight more times; its final edition was printed in 1617. Editions beginning in 1583 were edited by Richard Crompton. Despite his efforts, this work was eventually superseded by William Lambard's Eirenarcha (1581). Several leaves have legal notes ranging from a phrase to a sentence or two. Other leaves have non-legal comments and doodles. English Short-Title Catalogue S4295. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books T341.
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