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Author:      Fleetwood, William
Title:       Annalium tam Regum Edwardi quinti, Richardi tertii, & Henrici
             septimi, quam Henrici octavi. Titulorum Ordine Alphabetico
             digestorum, Elenchus [etc.]. S.T.C. 11034; Beale T354
Publisher:   In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli . . . Cum Priuilegio, London, 1579.
Description: First edition of the useful index of the year books of the century
             preceeding the work's publication, by the well regarded Fleetwood,
             double-Reader and Recorder of London, arranged alphabetically by
             subject, the reign of Henry VIII separately treated
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers, some light staining and
             minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79088                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Year Books
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Title:       National Library of Scotland: Notable Accessions Since 1925, a
             Book of Illustrations
Publisher:   National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description: One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the
             centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its
             founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the
             1680's; with 120 plates, most full page
Condition:   Original printed, sewn wraps, very nice; about 120 pages
Book No.:    W-18436                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Les Tenures du Monsieur Littleton, Ouesque certaine cases addes
             per Auters de puisne temps: Queux Cases vous troueres signes . . .
             Et cy un foites plus admotes al request des Gentlehomes Students
             en le Ley Dengleterre [etc]. S.T.C. 15751; Beale T37
Publisher:   In aedibus Caroli Yetswerte Armigeri . . . Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1594.
Description: A valuable edition of a seminal work of English law (and the first
             English law book to be printed, circa 1481), containing the index
             and with the treatise divided into numbered sections, the scheme
             adopted by Coke in his great gloss on Littleton
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, last leaf defective, else a very good
             copy with an elaborate gloss of the majority of the text; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79091                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
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Author:      Lyndwood, William
Title:       Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium
             Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item
             Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . .
             . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant
Publisher:   Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London, 1557.
Description: Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in
             Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine,
             if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our
             English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome"
Condition:   Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt
             and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79066                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Somers, John, Lord
Title:       A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of
             Englishmen. Containing . . . Magna Charta, with Remarks thereon .
             . . The Habeas Corpus Act . . . The Bill of Rights . . . To which
             is added, [John Somers] The Security of Englishmens Lives [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row,
             London, 1757.
Description: One of the principal works of Somers, "the embodiment of the
             perfect Whig" in Holdsworth's words, and "a master of legal
             principles [and] of presenting them in a lucid form", with the
             glossed landmarks of English constitutional law prefacing its text
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted
             down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-79137                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law
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Author:
Title:       Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and
             holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the
             firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne
             Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.],
             London, 1554.
Description: A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second
             parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole
             monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the
             terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:   Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else
             a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC
             outside the British Isles
Book No.:    W-79136                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Acts, marriage
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Title:       The Correct, Full and Impartial Report of the Trial of Rev.
             Ephraim K. Avery, Before the Supreme Judicial Court of the State
             of Rhode-Island, at Newport, May 6, 1833, for the Murder of Sarah
             M. Cornell. ?Not in Cohen or McDade; compare Cohen 12301; McDade
             36
Publisher:   Marshall and Brown, Providence, 1833.
Description: The rare, possibly first printing of "one of the most famous
             nineteenth century cases", this the 178 page issuance without the
             portrait of Reverend Avery (acquitted after a 27 day trial with
             196 witnesses examined); one copy only in OCLC
Condition:   Later green cloth, worn, somewhat stained, spine darkened, yet
             sound, with an New York 1840 George F. Nesbitt Dry Goods Catalogue
             bound in as endpapers
Book No.:    W-79126                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, Rhode Island
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Author:
Title:       Catalogue of the Extensive Law Library of the Late Augustus Russ,
             of Boston. Together with other Small Consignments Including State
             Reports, U.S. Reports, English and Irish Reports . . . Large
             Collections of Trials [etc.]. McKay 6706
Publisher:   C.F. Libbie & Co., Boston, 1909.
Description: The rare auction catalogue of the vast library of Russ, described
             in 1871 as Boston's "top lawyer", spanning from the 16th to the
             20th centuries, somewhat over 1,100 of the lots his, with the
             balance other consignments; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed green wraps, well preserved, with the bidding
             slip and return envelope laid in; 1,631 lots in 90 pages
Book No.:    W-79134                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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Author:
Title:       The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The
             Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The
             Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of
             William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:   For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London,
             1817.
Description: A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681,
             recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and
             praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and
             the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little
             foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in
             this country
Book No.:    W-79124                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
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Title:       The T. & T. Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII
Publisher:   Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco, 1916.
Description: The "Statement of the Policy of This House", setting forth the
             policy's ten elements, both noble and practical, quoting William
             Morris--"To Us Who Have a Cause at Heart Our Highest Ambition and
             Our Simplest Duty Are One and the Same Thing"
Condition:   Original paper backed decorated boards, just slightly chipped,
             else well preserved, gorgeously printed in red and black; one of
             3,000 copies printed
Book No.:    W-79140                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Fine Printing
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Author:      Califano, Jr, Joseph A.
Title:       Governing America, An Insider's Report from the White House and
             the Cabinet
Publisher:   Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981.
Description: Presentation copy--"For Sidney Sachs -- Whose wisdom and
             compassion have helped so many people -- and who works to preserve
             and repair the basic unit of society - the family From his friend
             and admirer, with much affection Joe Califano February 1983"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-79131                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Herne, John
Title:       The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap.
             4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and
             prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents,
             Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law,
             examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor
             law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have
             the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just
             chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the
             Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:    W-79114                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    charities, poor law
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Author:      Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:       A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other
             Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia
             and in Iceland
Publisher:   Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1832.
Description: Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned
             treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and
             accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the
             origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite
             rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. /
             Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:    W-79130                Price: $     750.00
Category:    jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       A Survey of the County Judicatures, Commonly called the County
             Court, Hundred Court, and Court Baron. Wherein the nature and use
             of them, and the way and order of keeping them is opened; for the
             great ease and profit of all such [etc.]. Wing S3213
Publisher:   Printed by R. Daniel, and are to be sold by Nathaniel Ekins [etc],
             London, 1656.
Description: Sheppard's second major proposal as "Cromwell's Law Reformer",
             seeking to improve the accessibility to justice in local courts,
             avoiding the expense of litigating in the King's courts at
             Westminster, anticipating the reforms not enacted until 1846
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning, one leaf repaired (legibility
             preserved), top margin cut a bit close, else quite crisp; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79100                Price: $     950.00
Category:    courts, justices of peace
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Title:       National Library of Scotland:  Advocates' Library, Notable
             Accessions up to 1925, a Book of Illustrations
Publisher:   National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description: One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the
             centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its
             founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the
             1680's; with over 120 plates, most full page
Condition:   Original printed, sewn wraps; well printed
Book No.:    W-18435                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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