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à BECKETT, William (1806 - 1869)

The magistrates’ manual for the colony of Victoria,

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containing practical directions to the Justices of the Peace, in the performance of their duties, as required by the adoption of Jervis’s Acts, and the New South Wales Act of Council, 14th Vic., No. 43; by His Honour William a’Beckett, Chief Justice of Her Majesty’s Supreme Court of Victoria. Melbourne : “Melbourne Morning Herald” Office, 1852. Octavo, gilt-lettered papered boards (edges rubbed), patterned endpapers (a little foxed), pp. viii; 118, internally clean, a very good copy.

The first judicial manual written for the newly separated Colony of Victoria, written by the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria. à Beckett also happens to be the great-grandfather of Arthur Merric Bloomfield Boyd and relation of the extensive Boyd family.