Item #8471 THE NEW VIRGINIA JUSTICE, COMPRISING THE OFFICE AND AUTHORITY OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. . William Waller Hening.
THE NEW VIRGINIA JUSTICE, COMPRISING THE OFFICE AND AUTHORITY OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. . .
THE NEW VIRGINIA JUSTICE, COMPRISING THE OFFICE AND AUTHORITY OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. . .

THE NEW VIRGINIA JUSTICE, COMPRISING THE OFFICE AND AUTHORITY OF A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. . .

Richmond: Aug. Davis, 1799. Full Leather. Very Good binding. Item #8471

Octavo. [12], 468, xxiv (appendix I), 32 (appendix II), xv (index), [1 (blank)] pp. Second edition. Bound in contemporary sheep with morocco title label on the spine. Light rubbing to the binding, but a fairly handsome copy; contents are generally foxed throughout. This copy with the contemporary owner name of John Wilson; given the provenance, it is believed that this is John Wilson (1740-1820) member of the Virginia House of Delegates and representative from Virginia at the Constitutional Convention 1788.

A nice copy, all things considered, of this handbook for the justices of the peace. Hening was an important legal historian and certainly most recognized for his "The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature in the Year 1619," the first codification of Virginia law. Excellent provenance. Oxford American National Biography; Evans 35611; Haynes 8225.

Price: $250.00

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