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The Summary Jurisdiction of Magistrates; Being a Precis of All the..
1835. The Jurisdiction of the Irish Courts of Petty Sessions O'Donoghue, John. The Summary Jurisdiction of Magistrates; Being a Precis of All the Acts, Or Such Parts of Them, As are Administrable at the Petty Sessions Courts in Ireland, With an Appendix on the Course of Proceedings Deduced from the Latest Authorities. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1835. xix, 238 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, a few small scuffs and stains to boards, which are slightly bowed, front hinge starting at foot, crack in text block between front free endpaper and following leaf. Light toning to text. Extensive early annotation and a few brief annotations to front endleaves, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy of a scarce title. $350. * Only edition. The Courts of Petty Sessions were established in the 1820s and organized formally by the Irish Petty Sessions Act of 1851. Judged by justices of the peace, they were the lowest courts and handled most of Ireland's civil and criminal cases. The extensive annotation in our copy is the text of an act regulating weights and measures ("5 & 6 Wm. IV. C. 63"). OCLC locates 10 copies, 3 in North America, 1 in a law library (St. Louis University). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 4:65.
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