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JACOB, Giles (1686--1744)
Every man his own lawyer: or, a summary of the laws of England in a new and instructive method, under the following heads, viz. I. Of actions and remedies, writs, process, arrests, and bail. II. Of courts, attornies and solicitors therein, juries, witnesses, trials, executions, &c. III. Of estates and property in lands and goods, and how acquired, ancestors, heirs, executors and administrators. IV. Of the laws relating to marriage, bastardy, infants, ideots, lunaticks. V. Of the liberty of the subject, Magna Charta, the Habeas Corpus Act, and other statutes. VI. Of the King and his prerogative, the Queen, peers, judges, sheriffs, coroners, justices of peace, constables, &c. VII. Of publick offences, treasons, murder, felony, burglary, robbery, rape, sodomy, forgery, perjury, &c. and their punishment. All of them so plainly treated of, that all manner of persons may be particularly acquainted with our laws and statutes, concerning civil and criminal affairs, and know how to defend themselves and their estates and fortunes; in all cases whatsoever. The second edition, corrected, with additions.
[London]: In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling (assigns of Edw. Sayer, Esq;) for J.R. and J. Hazard, S. Birt, and C. Corbett, 1737.
vi, 461, [13] p. ; 19.3 cm. (8º)

Dedication signed: 'G.J.', i.e. the legal and literary writer Giles Jacob. 'J.R.' in the imprint = John Rivington. First published in 1736, the book went through ten editions by 1788. ESTC t130603.

Binding C18th calf, blind double-ruled borders with additional blind roll-tool parallel to spine, spine-title in ink.

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