29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 4

[Law] Lambard (W.)

[Law] Lambard (W.)

Eirenarcha: or of the office of the Justices, [STC 15168] 8vo, R. Newbery, 1594; [bound with] The Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace..., 2 volumes in one, first title within woodcut border, initials, black letter, occasional spotting, light toning, ex libris of Kings Walden and F. B. Brook, annotations concerning the contents of the works and the provenance of the copy, purchased at auction in 1885, contemporary calf, re-backed, marbled endpapers.

***The two works are often bound together but were issued separately. The main work is an account of the organisation of local government under the justices of the peace at the time. It contains details indictments for, among other things, killing a man by witchcraft, bewitching a horse, keeping a bowling alley and for hearing mass.

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