London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies et al, 1820. Full leather. 5 Volumes, 8vo - over 7.75" to 9.75" tall. Very good. Item #17043111
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. ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in full leather, blind-embossed decorative rule on front and rear boards, red and black leather spine labels with gilt lettering and rules, plain 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: Overall very good, the leather bindings are smooth and supple, all spine labels are present and the gilt lettering is bright, the interiors are clean with very minor, scattered foxing, and the only prior owner markings we see are a vintage prior owner name written at the top of the front pastedown in each volume. There is some minor overall wear to the bindings and some wear to the joints, the bottom half of the front joint of Volume III is cracked with some loss to the leather, there is a small gouge to the front board of Volume IV, and a small wormhole track on the front pastedown of Volume V. ***POSTAGE: Please note that the weight of this set will require additional postage; we are happy to ship at cost to both domestic and international customers, please inquire 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, we are here to help.