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The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer The Twenty-Third Edition: With Corrections, Additions, and Improvements. The Cases brought down to the End of Easter Term, 1 Geo. IV. 1820. And the Statutes of the 1 Geo. IV. 1820
London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies et al. 1820 - London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies et al., 1820. Five Volumes, 8vo - over 7.75" to 9.75" tall. Richard Burn (1709-1785) received his LLD at Oxford University; he was the vicar of Orton and later the justice of the peace for the counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland. This work is considered to be the most useful book ever published on the law relating to justices of the peace; laws relating to evidence, books, ships, marriage, arrests and corn are among the many referenced in this work (DNB pg.377). This set is complete in five volumes, we do not have the separately-published 1823 Supplement. Bound in half vellum leather, with marbled boards, damp damage to the rear board, discoloured and ‘warped’ but not badly so (see photos). Red morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, marbled endpapers, the author's Preface to this edition is followed by the Preface to the First Edition, then an Advertisement Concerning the Fifteenth Edition, an Introduction, a Table of Abbreviations, at which point the text begins with "Accessary"; octavo size (approximately 8.25" tall), approximately 4000 pages for all five volumes.   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – gilt titles to red labels with nice clean vellum spines, the rear cover of Vol 1 is just visibly impacting the spine label and top corner. Joints – very good condition – solid. Corners – good condition – bumped with minor wear. Boards – fair to good condition – marbled, with the aforementioned damage to Vol 1 rear board. Page edges – good condition – plain. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition – solid. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled, rear of vol 1 damp affected. End papers – good condition – as paste downs. Title – good condition – inscribed by previous owner. Pages – good condition – some foxing, more prevalent to the end pages. Binding – good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1820 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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