Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

												The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty.. by Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn
	 - First edition
			 - 1774
		 - from The Lawbook Exchange Ltd (SKU: 65423)

The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty..

Click for full-size.

The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty..

by Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn

  • Used
  • First
See description
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Clark, New Jersey
Item Price
Or just $325.00 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
$8.50 Shipping to USA
Standard delivery: 1 to 8 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

1774. London, 1774. 2nd ed.. London, 1774. 2nd ed. A Scarce Eighteenth-Century Handbook for Parish Officers Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty. Brought Down to the Present Period. Containing all the Statute-Laws Now in Force, Together With the Adjudged Cases Relating to Every Kind of Parish Business, Placed in Alphabetical Order. A Work Essentially Necessary for Constables, Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Headboroughs, Tithingmen, Sidesmen, Vestrymen, Scavengers, &c. Who Would Wish to Execute Their Respective Offices with Safety and Satisfaction. It is Also a Necessary Companion for Every Inhabitant of a Parish, Who May Not be a Parish Officer; As it Will Enable Him to Judge Whether the Parish Duties are Properly Executed by Others, And to Defend Himself Against the Ignorance of Those Who are Unacquainted with Their Duty, As Well as the Arbitrary Measures of Those, Who too Frequently Want to Exercise an Authority Which They are Not Warranted to do by Law. London: Printed by W. Strahan, and M. Woodfall, 1774. 4, 370 pp. Folding table. 12mo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends worn, boards beginning to seprate but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, rear free endpaper neatly removed. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, internally clean. $350. * Second and final edition, published the same year as the first edition. According to the preface, the second edition contains "new highway and turnpike acts [and] several very considerable improvements, particularly a new act concerning the settlement of those poor who are born in lying-in hospitals, and several new adjudged cases, essentially necessary for the direction of parish officers" (4). This is a scarce title. Counting both editions, OCLC locates 6 copies in North America, 5 in law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Memphis, UC-Davis, University of Georgia). Another copy located at Osgoode Hall, York University. English Short-Title Catalogue T128981.


Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log-in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!


The Lawbook Exchange Ltd US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
The Modern Parish Officer; Or the Parish Officer's Complete Duty..
Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn
London, 1774. 2nd ed.
Book condition
Quantity available
Date Published

Terms of Sale

The Lawbook Exchange Ltd

All items are offered subject to prior sale.

We are happy to accept orders by telephone, fax, e-mail or through our website. We welcome visitors, although an advance contact is advised. Our office hours are: Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Terms: Appropriate sales tax will be added for residents of New Jersey. Foreign remittances must be in U.S. dollars, by check drawn on a U.S. bank, by international money order, or by wire transfer. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express credit cards.

Shipping Charges: Will be applied to all orders. Domestic orders will be shipped via either Federal Express Ground Service or United Parcel Service, unless we receive other instructions. All overseas orders will be shipped via Federal Express, or USPS Air Service. All books are packed with requisite care.

Warranty & Returns: Any item may be returned within fourteen (14) days of receipt for any reason; prior notification is necessary and returned items must be carefully packed and arrive safely.

On-Line Catalogues: Our latest catalogues, some featuring specific subjects and special offers, can be viewed on our website.

We purchase books on topics similar to those which appear in our inventory, and appreciate offers of either single items or whole collections.

About the Seller

The Lawbook Exchange Ltd

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since 2005
Clark, New Jersey
Ask Seller a Question

About The Lawbook Exchange Ltd

Founded in 1983, The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. is devoted to all aspects of law and its history. It has two main components. The Antiquarian Book Department offers a wide range of Continental, British, and American books, manuscripts, and ephemera from the medieval era through the twentieth century. The Publications Department offers reprints of over 1,000 landmark or otherwise interesting works, many with newly commissioned introductions, and several original publications. The Lawbook Exchange also offers appraisals and provides assistance with collection development. Originally a company that serviced law firms exclusively, it now serves thousands of lawyers,scholars, and institutions worldwide.


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback.... [More]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,... [More]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created... [More]
A book with significant wear and faults. A poor condition book is still a reading copy with the full text still readable. Any... [More]

Frequently asked questions