Justices of the Peace Manuals

There were many guides and handbooks for the English and Welsh Justice of the Peace, many of which in turn went to many editions. This bibliography lists only those I have found that are freely available, hosted by the Internet Archive, Google Books and Hathi Trust.

Dalton, M. (1655). The Countrey Justice: Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace Out of Their Sessions: Gathered for the Better Help of Such Justices of Peace as Have Not Been Much Conversant in the Study of the Laws of this Realm: Now Again Enlarged, with Many Precedents and Resolutions of the Quaere’s Contained in the Former Impressions. For the Company of Stationers. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2HQ1AQAAMAAJ
Keble, Jos. (1689). An Assistance to the Justices of the Peace, for the easier performance of their duty ... To which is added a table for ... finding out the Presidents, etc. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Zw1lAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
Dalton, M. (1690). The Country Justice: Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace Out of Their Sessions. W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft, assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, and are to be sold by S. Keble. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9eJIAQAAMAAJ
Nelson, W. (1704). The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace: Collected Out of All the Books which Have Hitherto Been Written on that Subject. Shewing Also the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyers of the High-ways, Church-wardens, and Other Parish-officers, Continued to this Time. Digested Under Alphabetical Titles. To which are Added Presidents of Indictments and Warrants, Under Each Title, and Proper to It: and Also Such Judgments and Resolutions which Have Hitherto Been Reported in Any of the Law-books Concerning the Same. Very Necessary for Justices of the Peace, Coroners, Sheriffs, Clerks of the Assises, and of the Peace, and All Others Concerned in Such Matters. assigns of R. and E. Atkins, esqrs. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=rIs-AQAAMAAJ
Nelson, W. (1711). The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace ... The Fourth Edition, Corrected, Etc (4th ed.). Charles Harper. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=JwzTzjQT2xIC
Jacob, G. (1716). The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, in All Its Parts. ... By Giles Jacob, ... assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=NJqwtY777ngC
Nelson, W. (1721). The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace ... The Seventh Edition, Corrected, Amended, and Continued Down to this Present Year 1721 (7th ed.). D. Browne.
Nelson, W. (1726). The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace ... The Ninth Edition, Etc (9th ed.). D. Browne.
Dalton, M. (1727). The Country Justice ... By M. Dalton ... And ... an Appendix: Being, a Compleat Summary of All the Acts of Parliament, Shewing the Various Penalties of Offences by Statute ... By William Nelson. London.
The Justice’s Case Law: Being a Concise Abridgment of All the Cases of Crown Law, Relating to Justices of Peace, and Their Business and Proceedings, with References to the Books of Reports and Other Law Treatises on the Subject ... (1731). E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Bow0AAAAIAAJ
Higgs, J. (1734). A Guide to Justices; being modern English precedents for the direction of Justices of Peace in making out warrants, mittimus’s, recognizances, etc. A. Bettesworth&C. Hitch.
Shaw, J. (1743). Parish Law ... The fifth edition, with many new cases, etc (5th ed.).
Shaw, J., & Jennison, W. (1744). The Practical Justice of Peace: Or, a Treatise Shewing the Present Power and Authority of that Officer, in All Its Branches of His Duty. Compiled from the Common and Statute Law, and Other Authentick Books Written Upon that Subject, and Digested Under Proper Titles, in an Alphabetical Method : to which are Added, Great Variety of Correct Forms of the Most Useful Precedents, Inserted Under Their Proper Heads, the Indictments &c. Being All Judiciously Rendered Into English : Together with an Alphabetical Table of All Those Statutes which Relate to the Titles Contained in this Work, and of the Titles Themselves. The Whole Fitted for the Use of Justices of Peace, Coroners, Sheriffs, Clerks of Assise, and of the Peace, Commissioners of Sewers, Overseers of the Poor, Surveryors of the Highways, Ministers, Church-wardens, Constables, and All Others who Have Any Concern in County Or Parish Business (4th ed., Vol. 2). Osborne.
Shaw, J., & Jennison, W. (1744). The Practical Justice of Peace: Or, a Treatise Shewing the Present Power and Authority of that Officer, in All Its Branches of His Duty. Compiled from the Common and Statute Law, and Other Authentick Books Written Upon that Subject, and Digested Under Proper Titles, in an Alphabetical Method : to which are Added, Great Variety of Correct Forms of the Most Useful Precedents, Inserted Under Their Proper Heads, the Indictments &c. Being All Judiciously Rendered Into English : Together with an Alphabetical Table of All Those Statutes which Relate to the Titles Contained in this Work, and of the Titles Themselves. The Whole Fitted for the Use of Justices of Peace, Coroners, Sheriffs, Clerks of Assise, and of the Peace, Commissioners of Sewers, Overseers of the Poor, Surveryors of the Highways, Ministers, Church-wardens, Constables, and All Others who Have Any Concern in County Or Parish Business (4th ed., Vol. 1). Osborne.
Barlow, T. (1745). The Justice of Peace: A Treatise Containing the Power and Duty of that Magistrate, Compiled from the Statutes at Large, the Best and Latest Report, and Other Books of Authority in the Law, with Many New Cases Never Before Printed. Interspersed with Variety of Precedents Generally Formed Upon the Words of the Acts of Parliament. Together with a Table of the Titles and the Principal Matters. To which is Added an Appendix, Being a Summary of All the Acts of Parliament, Whereby One Or More Justices are Authorized to Act Either in Or Out of Session. H. Lintot (assignee of E. Sayer). https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=VONIAQAAMAAJ
Dalton, M., Adams, J., & John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) BRL. (1746). The country justice: containing the practice, duty and power of the justices of the peace, as well in as out of their sessions. In the Savoy [London] : Printed by H. Lintot (assignee of E. Sayer, Esq.) and sold by S. Birt ... http://archive.org/details/countryjusticeco00dalt
Shaw, J. (1748). Parish law: or, A guide to Justices of the Peace ... and all others concern’d in parish business ... The sixth edition, etc (6th ed.). Henry Lintot. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=TQNgAAAAcAAJ
Shaw, J. (1753). Parish Law ... Eighth edition (8th ed.).
Burn, R. (1756). The justice of the peace and parish officer: Vol. 1 part2 (2nd ed.). In the Savoy [London] : Printed by Henry Lintot for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa0102burn
Burn, R. (1756). The justice of the peace and parish officer (2nd ed., Vol. 1 part 1). In the Savoy [London] : Printed by Henry Lintot for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa0101burn
Shaw, J. (1756). The Practical Justice of Peace, and Parish and Ward-officer: Or, a Treatise Shewing the Present Power and Authority of These Officers, in All the Branches of Their Duty (6th ed., Vol. 1). Henry Lintot.
Burn, R. (1756). The justice of the peace and parish officer (2nd ed., Vol. 2 part 1). In the Savoy [London] : Printed by Henry Lintot for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa0201burn
Burn, R. (1756). The justice of the peace and parish officer (2nd ed., Vol. 2 part 2). In the Savoy [London] : Printed by Henry Lintot for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa0202burn
Pearce, T. (1756). The Compleat Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer: Shewing the Authority and Power of a Justice of the Peace, ... the Manner and Order of Proceeding in the General Quarter-sessions and Special Sessions. The Office and Duty of a Coroner, Churchwardens Overseers of the Poor, Vestry and Vestry-clerk, and Other Ward and Parish Officers; ... Also of Settlements, Informations, Indictments in Capital and Other Offences, ... the Laws of Highways, Landlords and Tenants, Masters, Apprentices and Servants, Game, and Gaming-houses, Inns, Innkeepers, Musick-houses. To Whic are Added, the Most Useful Precedents of Warrants, Commitments, &c. With Notes and Observations According to the Statute and Common Laws of this Kingdom, ... Purposely for the Use of Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Town-clerks, Coroners and All Officers of Parishes; ... All the Statutes to the End of Last Sessions of Parliament. With a Proper Table to the Whole. By Thomas Pearce, Esq; Author of The Laws and Customs of the Counties of Cornwall and Devon. In the Savoy: printed by Henry Lintot, law-printer to the King’s most Excellent Majesty; for W. Owen, at the Homer’s Head, near Temple-Bar. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2yH7HJAbakMC
Shaw, J. (1763). Parish law: or, A guide to justices of the peace ... The tenth edition, etc (10th ed.).
Burn, R., Adams, J., & John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL). (1766). The justice of the peace, and parish officer (10th ed., Vol. 1). London : Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan ... for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa001burn
Burn, R., Adams, J., & John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL). (1766). The justice of the peace, and parish officer (10th ed., Vol. 2). London : Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan ... for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa002burn
Burn, R., Adams, J., & John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL). (1766). The justice of the peace, and parish officer (10th ed., Vol. 4). London : Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan ... for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa004burn
Burn, R., Adams, J., & John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL). (1766). The justice of the peace, and parish officer (10th ed., Vol. 3). London : Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan ... for A. Millar. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa003burn
Burn, R. (1772). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (12th ed., Vol. 1). W. Strahan and M. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1772). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (12th ed., Vol. 3).
Burn, R. (1772). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (12th ed., Vol. 2).
Burn, R. (1772). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (12th ed., Vol. 4).
Glasse, S. (1784). The Magistrate’s Assistant; Or, a Summary of Those Laws, which ... Respect the Conduct of a Justice of the Peace. ... To which are Added ... Forms of Warrants. By a Country Magistrate [i.e. S. Glasse].
Burn, R. (1785). The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer (15th ed., Vol. 2). W. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1785). The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer (15th ed., Vol. 3). W. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1785). The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer (15th ed., Vol. 1). W. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1785). The Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer (15th ed., Vol. 4). W. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R., & Burn, J. (1788). The justice of the peace, and parish officer ... continued to the present time (16th ed., Vol. 1). London : Cadell. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa01burn
Burn, R., & Burn, J. (1788). The justice of the peace, and parish officer ... continued to the present time (16th ed., Vol. 3). London : Cadell. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa03burn
Burn, R., & Burn, J. (1788). The justice of the peace, and parish officer ... continued to the present time (16th ed., Vol. 2). London : Cadell. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa02burn
Burn, R., & Burn, J. (1788). The justice of the peace, and parish officer ... continued to the present time (16th ed., Vol. 4). London : Cadell. http://archive.org/details/justiceofpeacepa04burn
Glasse, S. (1788). The Magistrate’s Assistant: Or, A Summary of Those Laws, which Immediately Respect the Conduct of a Justice of the Peace: to the End of the Fifth Session of the Sixteenth Parliament of Great-Britain, Viz. to July 12, 1788. To which are Added, Forms of Warrants, Summonses, and Recognizances; Forms of Conviction and Oaths of Office, and a Compleat Index Or Table of Contents (2nd ed.). R. Raikes.
Burn, R., & Burn, J. (1793). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (17th ed., Vol. 3). A. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1793). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (17th ed., Vol. 1). A. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1793). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (17th ed., Vol. 4). A. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Burn, R. (1793). The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer (17th ed., Vol. 2). A. Strahan and W. Woodfall.
Glasse, S. (1794). The Magistrate’s Assistant; Or, A Summary of Those Laws which Immediately Respect the Conduct of a Justice of the Peace: Continued to the End of the Session--1793 (3rd ed.). R. Raikes; and sold by G.G. and J. Robinson.
Glasse, S. (1799). The magistrate’s assistant, or, A Summary of those laws which immediately respect the conduct of a justice of the peace, to which are added forms of warrants, summonses and recognizances, forms of conviction and oaths of office / (4th ed.). Glocester : http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433008579942
Bird. (1805). The Laws respecting Parish Matters, containing the ... several ... duties of Churchwardens, overseers ..., constables, ... &c. ... With an appendix ... By the author of the Laws of Landlord and Tenant J. B. Bird. W. Clarke and Sons.