The Duty and Office of High-Constables of Hundreds, Petty-Constables.
by Lambarde, William; Lambard, William; Turner, R
1671. Adapted from Eirenarcha Lambarde, William. Turner, R., Editor. The Duty and Office of High-Constables of Hundreds, Petty-Constables, Tythingmen, And Such Inferiour Ministers of the Peace. With the Several Duties and Offices of Churchwardens, Overseers and Collectors for the Poor, Of Surveyors for Amending the Highwayes, And Distributors of the Provision for the Destruction of Noysom Fowl and Vermin. First Collected by William Lambard, In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth; And Now Enlarged with Many Useful Additions, According to the Succeeding Statutes: by R. Turner, Gent. London: Printed by Joh. Streater, Hen. Twyford, And Eliz. Flesher, 1671. [xii], 144 pp. 12mo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2"). Later sheep, blind rules to boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, chipping to head of spine and lettering piece, joints starting, faint dampstain to rear board, a few cracks to text block, armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front board, small embossed Macclesfield stamp to title page. Some toning to text, internally clean. A nice copy. * First edition. Turner extracted the main parts of this book from the second edition of Lambarde's Eirenarcha (1587) and added material to bring the contents up to date (i.e. 1671). A second edition was published in 1671. Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. Both editions of this work are rare. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition in North America at the Huntington Library and University of Illinois. The ESTC adds the Folger Shakespeare Library and Harvard Law School. English Short-Title Catalogue R41023. (Inventory #: 65512)
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