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NELSON, William (b. 1653)
The office and authority of a justice of peace: collected out of all the books, whether of common or statute law, hitherto written on that subject. Shewing also the duty of constables, commissioners of sewers, coroners, overseers of the poor, surveyors of the highways, church-wardens, and other parish officers: digested under alphabetical titles. To which are added English precedents, of indictments, warrants, &c. ... The eleventh edition, corrected, amended and continued down to this present year: with an introduction, shewing the antiquity and authority of justices of the peace, ... also a large appendix and two tables, one of general heads, and the other of the precedents under each head. By W. Nelson, ... In two volumes. ...
[London]: In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for R. Gosling, W. Mears, T. Woodward, F. CLay, B. Motte and C. Bathurst, D. Browne, C. Ward and R. Chandler, T. Waller, and H. Lintot, 1736.
2 vols ; 19.9 cm. (8º)
I: xlvii, [1], 572 p.
II: [4], 308, [24], [240] p.

First edition 1704. The table of contents to both volumes and the Appendix with drop-head title 'Shewing in a Summary Way the Power of One Justice Acting Alone, and of Two ...' at the end of vol. II are unpaginated, and the latter is printed with a separate register. Includes an initial page of publisher's advertisements in vol. II. 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. ESTC t131320.

Binding C18th calf, blind double-ruled borders with additional blind roll-tool parallel to spine, volume numbers tooled in black on spines, without spine-labels, spine-title in ink reading 'Nelson's Justice'.

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