Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 130

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(LAW.) [Burn, Richard.] An Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. [6], blank, 386, [2] pages including final ad leaf. 4to, contemporary calf, moderate wear, rebacked; lacking rear free endpaper; two early owners' signatures on title page. Boston: Joseph Greenleaf, 1773

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The first and only abridgement of a legal treatise published in the British American colonies before independence. The Boston publisher Joseph Greenleaf edited down Burn's bulky 2-volume work, deleting many sections "of no possible use or importance to us in America," and adding a 4-page appendix of forms. Evans 12702.