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Bolton, A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books.

2. Bolton, Sir Richard / Travers, Michael [Richard Meade’s copy].

A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books. The First, declaring the Exercise of that Office by one or more Justices of Peace out of Sessions; The Second, setting forth the Form of Proceeding in Sessions and the Matter to be enquired of and handled therein. Composed by Sir Richard Bolton, Knt. – Chief Baron of His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer in Ireland. To which are now added, In an Alphabetical Order, All the Statutes now in Force in England and Ireland, (since Sir Richard Bolton published his said Treatise) which concern the Office of a Justice of Peace for Ireland, both in and out of Sessions. Here are likewise added, three Tables: The First shews the several Titles in Sir Richard Bolton’s Treatise to which additions have been made. The Second shews the several New Titles added; and the Third is designed for the more easy finding several Particular Matters contained under the General Titles. With a compleat Index to the whole. Also some Precedents of Committals, Convictions, Summonses and Warrants, are added, as a Help to Justices of the Peace in the Execution of their Office. With a Table of the Precedents. By Michael Travers, Esq.; Barrister at Law.

Two Volumes in one (complete). Dublin, Printed for J.Leathley and T.Moore in Dame-street and O.Nelson in Skinner-row, Booksellers, 1750. Quarto (23 cm x 27.5 cm). XIV, 586, XII, 292 pages. Hardcover / Original 18th-century full leather with gilt lettering on spine with replaced spine-label. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear and a minor crack to upper spine. Faded dampstain. Interior and binding firm and overall in very good condition. Bookplate of Richard Meade of Ballymartle to pastedown. Richard Meade’s full name in ink to endpaper.

EUR 1.280,-- 

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John Philpot Curran and others - Sammelband of four (4) late 18th century / early 19th-century-publications in one Volume

8. [Curran, John Philpot] / [Harraden, Richard] / [Seeley, John] / [West, Thomas].

Sammelband of four (4) late 18th century / early 19th-century-publications in one Volume. The Volume includes the very rare first edition of a trial with participation of John Philpot Curran and in which he held one of his most famous speeches. The four Volumes included are: Volume I: [Thomas West] – “A Guide to the Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. By the Author of The Antiquities of Furness”. (London, 1799) / Volume II: [John Seeley] – “Stowe : A Description of the House and Gardens of the Most Noble and Puissant Prince, George Grenville Nugent Temple, Marquis of Buckingham”. (Buckingham, 1798) / Volume III: [Richard Harraden] – “Description of Cambridge, illustrated by thirty picturesque views of the university and town (these are not included), (with a frontispiece [this is included]) from original drawings, by Richard Harraden, Sole Proprietor and Publisher of the Views of Cambridge and Oxford; and the print from the statue of Sir Isaac Newton, Dedicated to his Majesty”. (Cambridge, 1800) / Volume IV: [John Philpot Curran and George Ponsonby and other “Ennis Assizes”] – “By Authority. £. 10,000 Damages. Summer Assizes. Trial at Ennis, County of Clare, on 27th July, 1804, before the Hon. Baron Smith, and a Special Jury.” – “A REPORT of the TRIAL on an Action for Damages brought by The Reverend Charles Massy against the Most Noble The Marquis of Headfort, for Criminal Conversation with Plaintiff’s Wife. Damages laid at £40,000. Taken in Short-Hand by an eminent Barrister. [With a Motto: “Thoughts that breathe, and words “That burn” – Gray.] – FIRST EDITION – (Dublin, 1804) //

London, Printed for W.J. and J. Richardson, Cornhill, etc., 1799. Octavo. Pagination: Volume I – [A Guide to the Lakes]: Folded Frontispiece-Map of the Lakes in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, X, 311 pages with an additional illustration bound to page 91 [View of “Lowdore”] and a text-illustration of “The Gateway-Tower of Lancaster”, plus 3 unnumbered pages of advertising Views of the Lakes by the publisher / Volume II: [″Stowe : A Description of the House and Garden”]: VI, 65 pages [No Illustrations] / Volume III: [″Description of Cambridge”]: Frontispiece [″King’s College Chapel” by Richard Harraden], II, 40 pages with no plates besides the Frontipiece / Volume IV: (John Philpot Curran) – “A Report of the Trial”: VIII, 95 pages. Hardcover / Original 19th century half-leather with gilt lettering to spine and new marbled-paper covering to boards.. Besides very minor defects to the binding and some rubbing, in very good condition with some signs of external wear. From the library of Richard Meade (Ballymartle), with his Exlibris / Bookplate to pastedown and his name in ink on titlepages.

EUR 2.800,-- 

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