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Every man his own lawyer ; or, A summary of the laws of England : in a new and instructive method, under the following heads, […]

Every man his own lawyer ; or, A summary of the laws of England : in a new and instructive method, under the following heads, viz. … : all of them so plainly treated of that all manner of persons may be particularly acquainted with our laws and statutes, concerning civil and criminal affairs, and know how to defend themselves and their estates and fortunes, in all cases whatsoever.

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Giles Jacob
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New-York : Printed by Hugh Gaine …, 1768
  • Publication Type (Medium): Early works, Handbooks and manuals, Handbooks, manuals, etc. Early works to 1800
  • Type: Book
  • Other titles: Summary of the laws of England
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/every-man-his-own-lawyer-or-a-summary-of-the-laws-of-england-in-a-new-and-instructive-method-under-the-following-heads-21240/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Jacob, Giles, 1686-1744. Every man his own lawyer ; or, A summary of the laws of England. New-York: Printed by Hugh Gaine …, 1768 (OCoLC)707945146

Short Description

IV, 289, [13] p. ; 19 cm. (8vo)

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Every man his own lawyer ; or, A summary of the laws of England : in a new and instructive method, under the following heads, […] is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Hugh Gaine
  • Publication Date: 1768
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 4 editions
  • First edition Date: 1768
  • Last edition Date: 1769
  • General Notes: Dedication to Thomas Lord Viscount Gage signed: G.J. [i.e, Giles Jacob].
    Signatures: pi1 A-T?.
    Includes index.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD662
  • OCLC: 40823227

Main Contents

(from t. p.) I. Of actions and remedies, writs, process, arrests, and bail
II. Of courts, attornies and solicitors therein, juries, witnesses, trials, executions, & c
III. Of estates and property in lands and goods, and how acquired, ancestors, heirs, executors, and administrators
IV. Of the laws relating to marriage, bastardy, infants, ideots, lunaticks
V. Of the liberty of the subject, Magna Charta, the Habeas Corpus Act, and other statutes
VI. Of the King and his Prerogative, the Queen and Prince, Peers, judges, sheriffs, coroners, justices of peace, constables, & c
VII. Of publick offences, treason, murder, felony, burglary, robbery, rape, sodomy, forgery, perjury, &c. and their punishment.

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