THE DUTY AND AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. John Haywood, comp.
THE DUTY AND AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.
THE DUTY AND AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.
THE DUTY AND AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.

THE DUTY AND AUTHORITY OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.

Nashville (TN): printed and sold by Thomas G. Bradford, 1810. 8vo.; 372, (7), (8)pp. Original full calf binding (edges and corners worn), leather spine label; three leaves with snags (binding faults?), resulting in the loss of a few letters; paper fault at edge of one leaf, resulting in the loss of several words. Still a sound copy for this book. Item #44028

First edition. A native of North Carolina, Haywood (1762-1826) moved to Tennessee in 1807 where he enhanced his already solid reputation as a jurist and historian, publishing a string of legal compilations and the earliest important histories of his adopted state; he served on the Tennessee Supreme Court for the last 12 years of his life.

A rare book, rather amateurishly printed and bound, it evokes the state of frontier life. An important association copy, with the following inscription: "Alex. Forgeye/acting Justice of/the Peace for/Knox County/February 29th 1812."

Though rather widely held in institutional collections (OCLC locates 22 copies), no copy has appeared at auction in more than 30 years (ABPC 1976-2007). American Imprints 20311. Allen Tennessee Imprints 162. Allen More Tennessee Rarities 340.

Price: $3,000.00

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