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A Collection of the Several Points of Sessions' Law, Alphabetically...
1818. Clapham, Samuel [1755-1830]. A Collection of the Several Points of Sessions' Law, Alphabetically Arranged; Contained in Burn and Williams on the Office of a Justice, Blackstone's Commentaries, East and Hawkins on Crown Law, Addington's Penal Statutes, and Const and Nolan on the Poor Laws: Designed to Assist Magistrates to Refer to These Several Authorities, To Supply the Clergy with Professional Information, and to Enable Vestries to Transact the Business of their Respective Parishes: The Statutes Continued to 57 Geo. III. 1817, Inclusive. London: J. Butterworth and Son, 1818. Two Volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind frames to boards, rebacked retaining spines with raised bands and lettering pieces. Some rubbing to extremities, a few minor scratches to boards. Armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester and small bookseller ticket to front pastedowns. Light foxing to a few leaves in each volume, interiors otherwise fresh. * Sole edition. "The following laborious compilation is designed to prevent that tedious research, to which even experienced Magistrates are, sometimes, compelled to submit. (...) If, for instance, he wishes to know whether Beer may be sold in private Houses, Booths, or Tents at Fairs, without Licence, he might have some trouble in meeting with the solution of his doubts; but by turning to Booths, Fairs, Houses, and Tents, he will be referred to Alehouses II.30. where he will meet with two references in Addington, Burn, and Williams, one in Hawkins, and one on the Law Dictionary" (v). OCLC locates 11 copies, 7 in the United States. Not in Eller. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:66..
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