A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty.

Meriton, George

Publication Date: 1694
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The First Significant English Treatise on Highway Law Meriton, G[eorge] [1634-1711]. A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways Shewing the Office and Duty of Such Surveyors, with Several Cases and Resolutions in Law Relating to the Same: Collected and Gathered Out of Publick Acts of Parliament Now in Force, And Out of the Year-Books, and Other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom: With an Abridgment of the Statute of 22 h. 8 Chap. 5 for the Repairing of Bridges, With Cases Relating Thereunto : and Likewise a Summary of the Statutes Made for Paving, Cleansing, &c., Streets, Lanes, &c., In London and Other Towns and Places, and an Abstract of Statutes Made for the Repairs of High-Ways and Bridges in Particular Places, Methodiz'd into Short Chapters for the Ready Finding out any Matter Contain'd in the Book. London: Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft for A. and J. Churchill, 1694. [xxiv], 167 pp. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing and dampstaining, internally clean. $750. * Only edition. According to Sweet & Maxwell, this is the earliest full-scale English work devoted to the topic. Meriton was a lawyer and a prodigious writer on a wide range of legal topics. Born in the North Riding of Yorkshire, he is also remembered for his dialect poem The Praise of Yorkshire Ale (1683). OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at the Huntington Library and the University of Michigan). English Short-Title Catalogue R23533. Bookseller Inventory # 60593

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Publication Date: 1694

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