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A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, For the Direction.
1742. London, 1742. Second edition. A Scarce Eighteenth-Century English JP Manual Higgs, Joseph. A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, For the Direction of Justices of Peace and Their Clerks, In Making Out Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supersedeas's, Affidavits, Informations, Inquisitions, Summons, Precepts, Certificates for the Poor, And Warrants for their Removal, Bonds, &c. Not Being in Any Book Extant: Also Necessary for All Deputy-Lieutenants, Commissioners of Sewers, &c. To Assist Them in the Execution of Their Several Offices. Approv'd and Published at the Request of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Gloucester. Corrected, With Large Additions. By Joseph Higgs, Gent. Who has been Clerk to the Commission of the Peace, from the Reign of King Charles the Second to the Present Time. [London]: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1742. [vi], 347, [19] pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine, front board discreetly re-attached at an early date. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to spine ends, joints partially cracked, front hinge cracked. Light toning to text, occasional faint dampstining to margins, some edgewear to endleaves, which have early annotations and owner signatures. A nice copy of a scarce title. $650. * Second edition. First published in 1734, Higgs's alphabetically-arranged guide reflects his long tenure as clerk of the peace in Gloucester. The text emphasizes excise, game, poor and tithes. All editions of this work are scarce. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Baylor, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Georgia, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T109780.
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