A Dialogue Between a Lawyer and a Country Gentleman, Upon the..
by Purlewent, Samuel
1771. Review of English Game Laws in the Form of a Dialogue [Purlewent, Samuel]. A Dialogue Between a Lawyer and a Country Gentleman, Upon the Subject of the Game Laws, Relative to Hares, Partridges, And Pheasants. Wherein is Shewn, The Several Qualifications to Kill Game; The Penalties such Persons are Liable to Who Kill them Without such Qualifications; The Manner of Recovering such Penalties; The Difference Between being Subject to the Penalties, And being Punished as Trespassers; The Distinction Between Voluntary and Involuntary Trespassers; The Necessary Steps to be Taken to Make Wilful Trespassers, And the Consequences of Being Such; Together with Some Observations upon These Laws. To Which are Added Three Tables, Shewing at One View, The Offences,-- The Statutes Creating Them,-- The Persons to Whom the Penalties are Given,-- The Manner of Recovery,-- And Lastly the Several Penalties a Person May be Liable to by One Act. With a Letter to John Glynn, Esq; Serjeant at Law, And Representative of the County of Middlesex, Upon the Penal Laws of this Country by a Gentleman of Lincoln's-Inn, A Freeholder of Middlesex. London: Printed for J. Wilkie, 1771. xv, , 39 pp. Half-title. Three folding tables. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, raised bands, gilt rules and gilt title to spine. Light toning to text, tiny inkstains to a few leaves, negligible light foxing in a few places, a few short clean tears to folding tables. A handsome copy of a scarce title. $950. * First edition, one of three issues from 1771. This review of the game laws in dialogue form was reprinted in 1775 and incorporated into a later work, Two Tracts on Game Laws (1787). The three tables summarize the laws relating to hares, partridges and pheasants. OCLC locates 9 copies in North American Law libraries. Not in Sweet & Maxwell. English Short-Title Catalogue T66787.
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