(Gentleman of the Law)
Title: A NEW CONDUCTOR GENERALIS: Being a Summary of the Law Relative to the Duty and Office of Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Jurymen, Overseers of the Poor, &c. &c. with Many New and Improved Subjects, Alphabetically Arranged; Comprising a Variety of Practical Forms. All of Which Have been Carefully Collated with the Revised Laws of the State of New-York; and Will Be Found Useful to Citizens, Lawyers and Magistrates. To Which Is Added, An Analysis of the Law for the Recovery of Debts to the Value of Twenty-Five Dollars. By a Gentleman of the Law
Book Condition: Good
Publisher:  Albany [NY]: D. & S. Whiting, 1803. 1803.
Seller ID: 26581
Albany [NY]: D. & S. Whiting, 1803.. 1803.. Good. - hardcover Octavo, bound in vintage tan calf. The covers are bumped, rubbed & scuffed. There are small pieces out of the head & tail of the spine, and damage to the bottom edge of the rear cover and to the bottom edges of the last part of the book, with no loss of text. Pages i-xv & -479 plus errata page. As issued, pages 290 to 295 are repeated in their numbering. There are previous owner's names penned in ink on the front endpaper. and a few ink notes. There is scattered foxing & light staining throughout with some creases. Good only.
The alphabetically arranged material, which includes sections on bastardy, bigamy, dogs ["it is not a felony to steal dogs, which are of a base nature"], the poor, rape, slaves, women and wrecks, gives quite a comprehensive view of society at the time.
LAW; A NEW CONDUCTOR GENERALIS: Being a Summary of the Law Relative to the Duty and Office of Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, Jurymen, Overseers of the Poor, &c. &c.; recovery of debts; new york state laws; slavery; referenc