Jurisdiction and Practice of the Court of Great Sessions of Wales, upon the Chester Circuit. [ABBOT Charles, Baron Colchester] 1757-1829 Publisher: J Butterworth Publish Year: 1795 Publish Place: London: Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 005575 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Contact Us Binding: Half Cloth Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £325.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Find on Abe Books Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 1st ed, 1795. In crude 20c half cloth with blue publishers boards, a little marked, law library stamp to center, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, ink tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label, edges bumped. Internally, half title, , (vi-xl), , 4-134 pp,  index, LA Law library label to fpd and their stamp to fep, lib perforated stamp at tp head, occasional spotting and some faint edge browning, top edge cut, remainder uncut. An uncommon item. (ESTC T63954). Practice of the Chester Circuit is broken down into 4 parts: Style of the Court. Pleas of the Crown. Proceedings in Civil Actions and Proceedings in Equity. Abbot, first Baron Colchester, speaker of the House of Commons, whose speakership had been distinguished by an unflagging determination to improve administrative functioning through rational reform. He had also ensured that his researches into the history of parliamentary procedure were carefully collated, preserved, and handed on to posterity through the medium of John Hatsell's revised Precedents of Procedure (1818). Abbot was the first speaker since Arthur Onslow to apply systematic analysis to the functioning of the chair, and his successors were greatly indebted to him. See ODNB.