by Oke, George C.
1848. London, 1848. First edition. London, 1848. First edition. Crimes and Punishments Arranged in Tabular Form Oke, George C. [1821-1874] The Synopsis of Summary Convictions; Showing, At One View, The Penalties, &c. For 1300 Offences, When Proceedings Must be Commenced, What Justices to Convict in Each Case, Etc. Etc. Etc. With an Introduction, Practical Observations, Forms, And Notes, Embodying the Entire Law and Practice Relating Thereto, An Epitome of Other Matters Usually Coming Before Justices Out of Sessions, Comprising a Full List of Indictable Offences, And Where Triable and an Abstract of the Juvenile Offenders Act, With Explanatory Notes. London: Henry Butterworth, 1848. xiii, 397 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, diced boards with gilt rules, gilt-edged raised bands, black-stamped ornaments and black-stamped title to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to spine and extremities, small later owner bookplate to front pastedown, front hinge cracked, light toning to text. $150. * First edition. Arranged alphabetically by topic in tabular form, this manual for justices of the peace lists offenses, their statutory origin, possible penalties, the right of appeal, where applicable, and other information. A popular work, it went through several editions and issues, the last in 1893. The first edition is scarce. OCLC locates 4 copies of this edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Syracuse, University of Alabama, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:260.
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