London: Printed by Henry Lintot, Law-Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, for A. Millar, in the Strand, 1756. Third Edition. Full leather. Folio-over 12"-15". 794p. Very good. Item #17040801
Richard Burn (1709-1785) was the vicar of Orton and later the justice of the peace for the counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland, he received his LLD at Oxford University. 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). ***DESCRIPTION: Contemporary dark leather binding, spine has been professionally rebacked with a new red label with title in gilt; folio size (approximately 14 3/8" tall), pagination (i)-xviii, 1-775, errata (776). ***CONDITION: Very good overall; prior owner had the volume rebacked, in addition both front and rear hinges have been reinforced, it appears that original endpapers were maintained. Corners of both boards worn through, heavy scuffing to both front and rear boards. Moderate foxing to the front endpapers, light foxing to the first five leaves, not affecting the text. Light foxing to last ten leaves, slight offsetting from rear turndown affecting only the fore-edge margin of the last 26 leaves, text not affected. The textblock is sound and square. A few words in a vintage prior owner's hand and bookseller notes to front free endpaper. ***CITATION: DNB pg. 377, ESTC T68667. ***POSTAGE: Please note that this is a large and heavy volume, additional postage will apply. We are happy to ship at cost, please contact us for details. Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.