Loffice & aucthoritie de iustices de peace, in part collect per Sir Anthonie Fitzhebert Chiualier, iades vn de les Iustices del Common Banke: Et ore le tierce foits in large per Richard Crompton vn Apprentice de la commen ley: Et imprimye lan du grace, 1587. A que est annex loffice de viconts, baylifes, escheators, constables, coroners, &c. collect per le dit Mounsier Fitzh. Et auxy certeine presidentes dendictments, & auters choses

FITZHERBERT, Sir Anthony (1470-1538) Ė CROMPTON, Richard (fl. 1553-1599)

Published by Richard Tottell, London, 1587
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Title: Loffice & aucthoritie de iustices de peace, ...

Publisher: Richard Tottell, London

Publication Date: 1587

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+

Edition: Second Edition.

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4to (195 x 130mm); [12], fol. 1-268. Collation: [par](8), [pi]A(4), A-KK(8), LL(4). One six-line woodcut historiated initial "I" of Evangelist John as scribe on the island of Patmos. Decorated initials A and E on [par. v] & (Ai). 20th-century cloth with morocco lettering label "FITZHEBERT LOFFICE DE IUSTICES DE PEACE 1587," endpapers renewed; title repaired in three places with old tape, faint stamp of the New York Bar Association and their stamped date 1917; minor marginal worming only through few leaves, some intermittent marks, otherwise good. Early ownership inscriptions on the title, one of the period a "Rich. Yardley" (he also signed on epistle, table, and final leaves) and "T. Howe 1705" and another pencil inscription "May 11, 1906." ESTC (no. S102253) locates six copies in North America, although OCLC records many more in the usual institutional collections. This is the Second Edition of Richard Cromptonís revision of Sir Anthony Fitzherbertís treatise on the Justices of the Peace. Fitzherbert was one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas during the reign of Henry VIII. His manual on the extensive judicial and administrative powers of the Justice of the Peace was first printed in Law French in 1538. It was issued eight more times until its final edition in 1617. There were, in total, ten editions which were English translations. Richard Crompton preferred to make his additions in the original language, and he made considerable improvements to systemizing and expanding Fitzherbertís work, first in 1583 with printer Richard Tottell and then again in 1587, as in this edition. For the remainder of the sixteenth century and during the height of the Elizabethan era, this handbook, also called "Cromptonís Justice," was celebrated by local elite and contained enough analytical discussion to warrant later praise as a classic on the subject. Only after William Lambardís "Eirenarcha" (1581), which was contemporaneously produced, did Fitzhebertís work become phased out. This is the Second Edition of Richard Cromptonís revision of Sir Anthony Fitzherbertís treatise on the Justices of the Peace. Fitzherbert was one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas during the reign of Henry VIII. His manual on the extensive judicial and administrative powers of the Justice of the Peace was first printed in Law French in 1538. It was issued eight more times until its final edition in 1617. There were, in total, ten editions which were English translations. Richard Crompton preferred to make his additions in the original language, and he made considerable improvements to systemizing and expanding Fitzherbertís work, first in 1583 with printer Richard Tottell and then again in 1587, as in this edition. For the remainder of the sixteenth century and during the height of the Elizabethan era, this handbook, also called "Cromptonís Justice," was celebrated by local elite and contained enough analytical discussion to warrant later praise as a classic on the subject. Only after William Lambardís "Eirenarcha" (1581), which was contemporaneously produced, did Fitzhebertís work become phased out. Bookseller Inventory # SAV117

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