New York: Hugh Gaine, 1768.
I. Of Actions and Remedies, Writs, Process, Arrests...II. Of Courts, Attornies and Solicitors therein, Juries, Witnesses, Trials, Executions...III. Of Estates and Property in Lands and Goods...IV. Of the Laws relating to Marriage, Bastardy, Infants...V. Of the Liberty of the Subject, Magna Charta, the Habeas Corpus Act...VI. Of the King and his Prerogatives...VII. Of publick Offences, Treason, Murder, Felony, Burglary, Robbery...and their Punishment. All of them so plainly treated of, that all Manner of Persons may be particularly acquainted with our Laws and Statues, concerning Civil and Criminal Affairs, and know how to defend Themselves and their Estates and Fortunes, In all Cases whatsoever. 8vo, original calf binding, heavily worn; blank flyleaves laxing, as well as the final pages of the Index .One signature sprung, some pages dampstained, contemporary name heavily inked on verso of title page. New-York: Hugh Gaine, 1768. First American Edition.
First law book for the layman printed in America. A poor, well used copy of an important book, printed by Hugh Gaines, the official printer of the City of New York. Evans 10935. Ford, The Journals of Hugh Gaine, volume I, p. 118.