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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Farmer's Lawyer.

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The Farmer's Lawyer; or Every Country Gentleman his own Counsellor. Containing all the Laws now in force, that particularly concern the Farmer, the Country Gentleman, the Clergyman, the Malster, the Hop-Planter, the Carrier, or any other Person whose Business, or Amusements occasion him to reside chiefly in the Country. Particularly I. All the Laws concerning Game brought down to the present period, including two acts passed the last Sessions, one relating to Moor or Hill Game, and the other for the better preservation of the Game in general. II. The whole Law of Tithes. III. The Act passed last Sessions, to reduce into one Act of Parliament, all the statutes concerning Highways. IV. The Act passed last Sessions, to reduce into one Act of Parliament all the Laws concerning Turnpike Roads. V. The whole Law concerning Fishing, Fish-ponds, Rivers, &c. VI. The Laws now in force to regulate the making and Duty of Malt. VII. The Laws concerning the making and selling of Cyder, Mum, and Perry. VIII. The Laws relative to the Growing, Bagging, and Duty of Hops. Together with all the Acts of Parliament, and adjudged Cases thereupon, relative to Cattle, Corn, Hay, Straw, Timber and other Trees, Butter and Cheese, and every other Article in which the Farmer or Country Gentleman is materially interested. By a Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn.

First Edition. 12mo. [172 x 103 x 30 mm]. iv, 331, [1] pp. Bound in contemporary sheepskin, plain endleaves and edges. (Small loss at the foot of the spine).
London: by W. Strahan, and M. Woodfall, and sold by G. Kearsly, F. Newbury, and W. Flexney, 1774.

The foot of the title is shaved, just touching the date, but it is a very good copy. The laws concerning the making and selling of cyder are expounded at length (pp69-85).

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