by Watson, William Henry
1827. A Standard Nineteenth-Century English Treatise on Sheriffs Watson, William Henry [1796-1860]. A Practical Treatise on the Law Relating to the Office and Duty of Sheriff: Comprising the Whole of the Duties, Remuneration, And Liabilities of Sheriffs, In the Execution and Return of Writs, And in The Election of Knights of the Shire. London: S. Sweet, 1827. xvi, 495 pp. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Original publisher boards with contrasting spine with printed paper title label, untrimmed edges. Light rubbing, a few minor stains and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, small later bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Light foxing to text, somewhat heavier in places, some leaves have light foxing, early owner signature to front board and free endpaper. A nice copy of a scarce edition. $250. * First edition. Watson was a highly regarded politician and judge. His treatise on sheriffs, which had a second edition in 1848, was a standard treatise in the mid-nineteenth century. An American reprint was published in Philadelphia in 1835 in Littel's Law Library series. OCLC locates copies of the first edition in 11 North American law libraries. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:372.
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