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BURN, Richard (1709--1785)
The justice of the peace, and parish officer. By Richard Burn, LL.D. ... Continued to the present time, by John Burn, Esq. his son, ... The eighteenth edition, corrected, and considerably enlarged. Including the late adjudged cases, and the statutes of the last session of Parliament (36 Geo. III.). To which is added, an appendix containing such new Acts as have been passed in the present session. In four volumes. ...
London: printed by A. Strahan, law-printer the the King's most excellent Majesty; for T. Cadell junior, and W. Davies (successors to Mr. Cadell); and J. Butterworth, 1797.
4 vols ; 21.1 cm. (8º)
I: xxxvi, 675, [1] p.
II: [4], 827, [1] p.
III: [4], 848 p.
IV: [4], 743, [1] p.

First edition 1755; John Burn's continuation dates from the twelfth edition of 1788. A dictionary, arranged alphabetically by subject and consisting chiefly of precedents, for the use of justices of the peace and parish officers. Soane became a magistrate in July 1798, was elected to the Vestry of St Giles-in-the-Fields in February 1802, and in 1810 became a Justice of the Peace for the County of Middlesex and one of the licensing magistrates for the Holborn Division, a position he resigned in 1836. The lists of errata precede the text in the third volume and follows in the first, second and fourth. With a half-title in each volume reading 'Dr Burn's Justice of the Peace. Vol. ...', that in the first volume with an advertisement for other works by Richard Burn on the verso, and lists of errata on the final page of volumes I, II and IV and on the verso of the half-title in vol. III. ESTC t69635.

Copy Notes With a 4-pp. bookseller's advertisement for Lackington, Allen, & Co. bound in at the front (q.v.). Bought for £1 12s. 6d. from Lackington on 23 May 1798, the day Soane filed his qualifications as a magistrate at Clerkenwell Sessions House. (Journal 4, p.53). Volume I inscribed in pencil on verso of half-title £1.12.6 and with bookseller's code. Front free-endpaper in each volume inscribed in ink John Soane / 1798. Inserted as a bookmark in vol. I, p. 127 is a business card for 'Cocks's / Child Bed / and / Ready Made Linen / Warehouse / No. 12 Crown Court / Princes Street / Soho' (47 x 62 mm), inscribed ink on the verso spencer 8/- and paid.

Binding Late C18th calf, blind roll-tooled borders, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 176


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