[New York]: Belfast printed: New-York, re-printed by H. Gaine, in Hanover-Square, 1776.
First American Edition. , 236, iv, 86,  p. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, new calf spine, some silking on margin of the first two leaves. Early ownership signatures of a group of Jacksons, Almy, Maryann, Solomon, etc. Evans, 15227; ESTC W21107. Item #313161
"A collection of English precedents, relating to the office of a justice of the peace .. To which is prefixed, copy of the commission of the justice of the peace; with some observations thereon."--iv, 86 p., with separate title page. Attributed to John Ward, Viscount Dudley and Ward.
Gaine was at the outset of the war a moderate Whig, and in September, 1776 he fled New York, taking his press to Newark, N.J. , where he remained until November, whe he returned to NYC. His press now under control of the British and Gaine became an ardent Loyalist.
A most unusual Children's bookseller’s advertisement, p. [93-96] at end showing a title-page like format.
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