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book #79808
Author:
Title:       The Maner of kepynge a court Baron and Lete wyth dyuers fourmes of
             entreis, plaintes, processes, presentmentes, and other maters
             determinable there. Newely Imprynted and corrected. S.T.C. 7718;
             Beale T198
Publisher:   Impress. Londini per me Henricum Smyth [colophon], London, 1546.
Description: A rare edition of guides to local courts and their practice, with
             an "ancestry stretching back to the thirteenth century" in John
             Baker's words, holding pleas of land and exercizing consierable
             social control; three copies in ESTC, two imperfect
Condition:   Modern 3/4 sheep over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, lacking
             five leaves [A2-A6], else quite clean with generous margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79808                Price: $    1200.00
Category:    courts, MEDIEVAL
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book #79820
Author:      Sparrow, Anthony (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of Articles Injunctions, Canons, Orders, Ordinances,
             and Constitutions Ecclesiastical, with other Publick Records of
             the Church of England; Chiefly in the Times of K. Edward VIth, Q.
             Elizabeth and K. James [etc.]. Wing C4093A
Publisher:   Printed by R. Norton for Timothy Garthwait [etc.], London, 1661.
Description: A copy complete through page 60 only, containing all six works of
             the reign of King Edward VI--his injunctions, the order of
             communion service, both Cranmer and Ridley's Articles of
             Visitation, and the Articles of Religion, both in English and
             Latin
Condition:   Modern calf, circular stamp on title, light browning, else sound,
             with the Foyle bookplate and the frontispiece of The Scale of
             Armes of the Bishops
Book No.:    W-79820                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Tidd, William
Title:       The Practice of the Courts of King's Bench in Personal Actions.
             Part I
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall . . . for Thomas Whieldon,
             London, 1790.
Description: The rare first part of the first edition of "[t]he most famous . .
             . book on procedure" (in Holdsworth's words), so renowned that
             Charles Dickens had Uriah Heep declare "Oh, what a writer Mr. Tidd
             is, Master Copperfield"; no copy in the USA in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary paper backed boards, somewhat stained, else
             especially clean and bright with untrimmed edges in
             unsophisticated state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79861                Price: $     950.00
Category:    courts, Procedure
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book #79858
Author:      Swinburne, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Testaments and Last Wills, Fit to be understood by
             all men . . . Compiled out of the Laws Ecclesiasticall, Civill and
             Canon, as also out of the Common Laws, Customes and Statutes of
             this Realme. The Fourth Edition [etc.]. Wing S6261
Publisher:   Printed by George Sawbridge [and two others], London, 1677.
Description: The first work on the English law of wills, and more broadly the
             first work written by an Englishman on English canon law, praised
             by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and
             by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, with the bookplates of Sir
             John Swinburne [a descendant?] and Thomas Walker of Doctors
             Commons; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79858                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Wills
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book #79814
Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Littletons Tenures in English. S.T.C. 15776; Beale T60 [the sole
             edition in English printed by Jane Yetsweirt; three copies in
             S.T.C.]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Iane Yetsweirt 1597. Cum Priuilegio [&c.],
             London, 1597.
Description: An rare, early edition of the first English legal treatise to be
             printed (circa 1481), a work which Maitland called a "lucid and
             classical book on the tenure of land" and which John Baker
             denominates "[t]he true bible of the common-law student"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, title somewhat marked, extensive
             notations particularly in the first leaves, clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79814                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
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book #79817
Author:      Blackwell, George
Title:       Mr. George Blackwel . . . his Answeres vpon sundry his
             Examinations . . . And his Letter written to his Assistants, and
             brethren, moouing them not onely to take the said Oath [of
             Allegeance], but to aduise all Romish Catholikes so to doe. S.T.C.
             3105
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1607.
Description: Documents central to the aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot and its
             resulting oath of allegiance, rejected by the Pope and required by
             the English, Blackwell deposed by the Pope as England's
             archpriest, but then imprisoned by the English until his death
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, the front hinge cracked but secure, minor
             marginal worming, occasional light staining, without blank
             signature 'A'; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79817                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law
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book #79818
Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       The Parson's Monitor, Consisting of such Cases and Matters as
             principally concern the Clergy. Collected from the Statute and
             Common Laws; as also the Constitutions and Canons Ecclesiastical .
             . . necessary to be known by the Clergy [etc.]. Wing M1808
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1681.
Description: Sole edition of the only work on the religious aspects of the law
             by Meriton, a Yorkshire attorney (and grandson of a clergyman),
             building and expanding upon the treatises of John Dodderidge, of
             William Hughes, and, in particular, of Simon Degge
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, worn and a bit shaken, the spine
             snagged, marginal staining, else very clean and easily usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79818                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Religion
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book #79857
Author:      Yelverton, Henry [James Whitelocke?]
Title:       The Rights Of the People of England Concerning Impositions . . .
             With a Remonstrance presented to the Kings most excellent Majesty,
             by the Honorable House of Commons, in the Parliament, An. Dom.
             1610. Annoque Regis Jac 7. Wing Y28/W1995D
Publisher:   Printed for William Leake and John Leake [etc.], London, 1679.
Description: Final edition of the work which was part of (in Holdsworth's
             words) "the great House of Commons debate" on impositions by royal
             authority only, the controversial matter not resolved until the
             Bill of Rights clearly required Parliamentary consent
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, the top inch of the front joint
             cracked, some worming towards the end of the work, else quite
             clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79857                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #79807
Author:      Style, William
Title:       The Practical Register, Or the Accomplish'd Attorney: Consisting
             of Rules, Orders, And . . . Observations Concerning the Practice
             of the Common Law in his Majesties Courts at Westminster . . .
             particularly . . . Kings Bench. Second Edition. Wing S6100
Publisher:   Printed for Thos. Dring . . . and John Leigh [etc.], London, 1670.
Description: Second, expanded edition of a popular work (and the first to
             appear following the Restoration), called by John Baker "a useful
             guide to modern practice decisions, collected at a time when the
             law reports were somewhat thin or non-existent"
Condition:   Modern Cambridge style blind tooled panelled calf, the spine gilt
             ruled, quite clean with good margins and the first and last
             blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79807                Price: $     325.00
Category:    courts
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Author:      Watkins, Charles
Title:       Principles of Conveyancing: Designed for the Use of Students. With
             An Introduction on the Study of That Branch of Law. ESTC T112856
Publisher:   Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1800.
Description: The rare first edition of by far the most popular work of the
             Middle Temple barrister and certificated conveyancer, "a masterly
             and practical sketch" reaching at least nine editions by 1845;
             five copies in ESTC, not in ECCO
Condition:   Modern boards, slightly bowed, the title darkened and a bit
             chipped, else a good copy, with an advertising leaf not mentioned
             in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79860                Price: $     850.00
Category:    conveyancing, introductory law
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book #79912
Author:      Hancock, Benjamin Franklin (comp.)
Title:       The Law, Without the Advice of an Attorney, Or, Every Man his own
             Counsellor: Containing The Laws of Pennsylvania relative to Bonds,
             Promissory Notes . . . Stage Drivers, Carters, Inland Navigation .
             . . Strays, Swine, Water Courses [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Published by David Sower, Jr., Norristown, 1831.
Description: The rare expanded second edition of an early 'Everyman' work,
             arranged alphabetically by subject, first containing applicable
             authority, a reference to Purdon's 'Digest', and explanatory
             authorities; five copies in OCLC and not in American Imprints
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, rubbed, some browning,
             foxing, and staining, else clean and usable; 152 pages
Book No.:    W-79912                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Pennsylvania, Real Property, landlord and tenant
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Author:      Fuller, Nicholas
Title:       The Argument . . .  in the Case of Tho. Lad, and Rich. Maunsell .
             . . that the Ecclesiasticall Commissioners have no power by their
             Commission, to imprison, or to fine any of his Majesties subjects,
             or to put them to the Oath Ex Officio. Wing F2394. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for N. Vavasour, London, 1641.
Description: Final early printing of one of the most stirring and fundamental
             arguments of English constitutional law, contending that
             ultimately the judiciary must determine the legality of the King's
             actions, anticipating Coke, Hakewill, and Selden
Condition:   Later calf, extra gilt, the joints lightly rubbed, some browning,
             else very clean, with the frontispiece portrait of Archbishop
             Laud; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79914                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, English constitutional law
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book #79821
Author:      Shapleigh, John
Title:       Highways: A Treatise, Shewing The Hardships and Inconveniencies of
             Presenting, or Indicting Parishes, Towns for not Repairing
             Highways. 2d ed. [with] John Periam, A Letter . . . on the
             Hardships of the Laws Concerning the Repairs of the Highways
             [etc.]
Publisher:   [1] Printed for S. Birt [2] Printed for W. Owen, London, 1750.
Description: Mutual presentation copies, the first identifying Periam as the
             author of the second, exchanged between Periam and Shapleigh, an
             Inner Temple barrister, comparing England's roads and turnpike
             trusts unfavorably with those of the Romans and French
Condition:   Contemporary calf, extra gilt, quite rubbed but clean and sound,
             with John Periam's ownership signature and copious notes
             throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79821                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    law of highways, legal reform, roman law, FRANCE
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book #79784
Author:      Lambard, William
Title:       Archeion, or, A Discourse Upon the High Courts of Justice in
             England . . . Newly Corrected, and enlarged according to the
             Authors Copie. S.T.C. 15144
Publisher:   Printed by E. P[urslow] for Henry Seile [etc.], London, 1635.
Description: The work which led Lambard to be called "the prince of legal
             antiquaries" and one of the few contemporary examples of a
             constitutional analysis of the English courts, with substantial
             portions devoted to Star Chamber and to Parliament, respectively
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, Daniel Fleming's copy with
             his signature, ?shelf-mark, and ?his occasional notation, crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79784                Price: $     950.00
Category:    courts, Star Chamber, Parliament
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book #79785
Author:
Title:       The Young Clerk's Vade Mecum: Or, Clerkship Improv'd. Containing,
             The greatest Variety of the best adapted Precedents . . . With a
             correct Dictionary . . . Also curious Instructions for the Suing
             out of Fines . . . And likewie Observations on Deeds [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. [Elizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.],
             London, 1723.
Description: The rare first edition of a popular everyman law book printed in
             London, Belfast, and America over much of the 18th century, ably
             combining brief introductory commentary with multiple and varied
             forms and a names dictionary; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, some staining to the title
             and first and last leaves, the last leaf just defective, else a
             sound working copy
Book No.:    W-79785                Price: $     650.00
Category:    introductory law, Every Man Law Books, legal dictionaries, conveyancing
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book #79532
Author:      Powell, John Joseph
Title:       An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of
             Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing
             Powers [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London,
             1781.
Description: The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law,
             undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's)
             while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several
             works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed,
             front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79532                Price: $     275.00
Category:    contracts, Real Property, Powers
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book #79781
Author:
Title:       A Proclamation declaring his Maiesties Pleasure concerning the
             dissoluing of the present Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 8678.
             Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London,
             1622.
Description: James I proclamation dissolving the Parliament of 1621, Coke
             having his books and papers seized and being imprisoned in the
             Tower for months, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with
             the king over [the Commons'] privilege of free speech"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some lightish staining
             throughout, else sound and usable, printed in black letter; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79781                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #79780
Author:
Title:       The Laws of the Highways and Turnpike Roads. Containing The two
             Acts made in the last Session of Parliament concerning them [7 Geo
             III c.40 & c.42] [with] The Forms of the Several Proceedings, for
             Carrying into Execution Two Acts [&c]. ESTC T172252 & T231416
Publisher:   [1] Printed for W. Griffin [2] Printed for P. Uriel, London, 1767.
Description: Two rare works devoted to the two major acts of Parliament address
             the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in
             the mid 18th century, the first summarizing the law and cases and
             the second their forms; five and two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the "Form of a Book for a
             Surveyor" pasted in, possibly the frontispiece of the first work;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79780                Price: $     950.00
Category:    law of highways
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book #79771
Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England in the
             Two Universities. In a Letter to the Reverend ______ Head of
             _______ College in Oxford. ESTC T99846. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for and sold by J. Morphew near Stationer's Hall, London,
             1708.
Description: First edition of Wood's prescient effort, anticipating Blackstone,
             "urg[ing] the extension of legal education beyond the confines of
             the inns of court to the universities", with his recommendations
             of authors and subjects on both common and civil law
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the title and last leaf somewhat darkened
             and marked, some browning throughout, sound with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79771                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    education
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book #79794
Author:      Phillpott, Nicolas
Title:       Reasons & Proposalls for a Registry or Rememberancer of All Deeds
             and Incumbrances of Real Estates, to be had in every County, most
             necessary and advantageious, as well for Sellers and Borrowers, as
             Purchasers and Lenders [etc.]. Wing P2121. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by W. Hall, for Ric. Davis, Oxford, 1671.
Description: Part of the centuries' long debate, first bruited by Henry VIII,
             whether to require registration of title or of conveyances (or of
             neither), not finally resolved in England until the mid-19th
             century and, comprehensively, the 20th century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, well preserved, with
             excellent margins (the lower margin untrimmed); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79794                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Real Property, legal reform
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book #79791
Author:      Hakewill, William
Title:       The Manner How Statutes Are enacted in Parliament by Passing of
             Bills. Collected many yeares past out of the Iournalls of the
             house of Commons . . . Together with a Catalogue of the Speakers
             Names. Wing H211
Publisher:   Printed by T.H. for Iohn Benson, at St Dunstans Church yard,
             London, 1641.
Description: The first corrected edition of Hakewill's work, following its
             unauthorized and imperfect publication, Hakewill paired in his
             capacities and experience with Selden and called "the best versed
             man in the house . . . on constitutional technicalities"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the top of the spine just snagged,
             first blank chipped, else quite good, with the order to print; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79791                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts, English Law
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book #79788
Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       Cases in Law and Equity: Argued, Debated and Adjudged in the
             King's Bench and Chancery . . . With Two Treatises, the One on the
             Action of Debt, the Other on the Constitution of England . . .
             printed from the original manuscript of . . . Baron Gilbert
Publisher:   Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for W. Owen [etc.], London,
             1760.
Description: First edition of these three works, among over a dozen written by
             or attributed to Gilbert, in their totality leading Holdsworth to
             state that "[Gilbert's] works are some of the best . . . on legal
             topics published during this [18th] century"
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt ruled and
             lettered, a trace of foxing, else especially well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79788                Price: $     325.00
Category:    Real Property, reports of cases, equity, contracts, English constitutional law
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book #79795
Author:
Title:       Instructions and Directions giuen by His Maiestie, vnder His great
             Seale of England, bearing date the 9 day of Ianuary [and] 7 day of
             February. To the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and
             Liueries. S.T.C. 9222. Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1611.
Description: The expanded instructions governing the court, failing to stem the
             many grievances against it, years later to lead to the impeachment
             of the Court's Master, the Court's abolition, and its role "as an
             important subsidiairy cause of the Civil War"
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, without the
             first and last blanks, the top margin cut close, textually
             complete; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-79795                Price: $     650.00
Category:    infants, insanity, courts
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book #79792
Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi et Mariae . . . Quinto [and Sexto]. At the
             parliament begun at Westminster . . . And from thence Continued .
             . . to the Seventh Day of November, 1693, being the Fifth Session
             of this present Parliament. Not in Wing; ESTC R223412
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1694.
Description: The Parliament enacting the legislation [c.20] establishing the
             Bank of England, formed with a 1.2 million pound subscription and,
             with limited liability, authorized to issue bank notes, "a
             profound moment in British economic history"
Condition:   Contemporary reverse calf, rubbed, some splitting to the joints,
             front hinge cracked (but firm), definite browning, yet easily
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79792                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, banks
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book #79778
Author:      Walthoe, John (comp.)
Title:       A Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law-Books of this Realm,
             With Some others relating thereunto . . . Alphabetically digested
             under proper Titles. With An Account of the Best Editions, and
             Common Prices for which they are now Sold. Friend 277
Publisher:   Printed for J. Walthoe, in the Middle-Temple-Cloysters, London,
             1726.
Description: Walthoe's rare, penultimate law-book catalogue, the first of its
             kind in the 18th century, partly based on the pioneering catalogue
             of Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling
             and publishing the first bibliography of English law"
Condition:   Modern speckled calf, the margins cut close, just affecting some
             running heads and catchwords, but not legibility, five copies in
             ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79778                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Bibliography
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book #79775
Author:
Title:       Tenants Law: A Treatise of great Use, for Tenants and Farmers Of
             all Kinds, And all other Persons whatsoever [including] accidents
             . . . Especially such who have suffered by the Late Conflagration
             in the City of London. The second Edition. Wing T51B
Publisher:   Printed for T.M. for S.S. and are to be sold [by two others],
             London, 1670.
Description: The rare second edition of the first English legal treatise titled
             "Tenants Law", with a new chapter added glossing the Rebuilding of
             London Act of 1666 [19 Car II c.8] following the Great Fire of
             1666; one copy in ESTC in the United Kingdom
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, very neatly rebacked, the ?original label
             preserved, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79775                Price: $     600.00
Category:    agriculture, landlord and tenant, poor law, Family Law, London
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book #79782
Author:      Parker, Henry
Title:       The Case of Shipmony briefly discoursed, According to the Grounds
             of Law, Policy, and Conscience. And Most Humbly Presented to the
             Censure and Correction of the High Court of Parliament, Nov. 3
             1640. S.T.C. 19215. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed [by Thomas Harper] anno Dom. 1640, London, 1640.
Description: The tract by the Lincoln's Inn barrister "occupy[ing] a special
             place in the history of English political thought", arguing in
             support of a Parliamentary sovereignty which, if limited, clearly
             contrasted with claims of an absolute royal prerogative
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, very
             clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79782                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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book #79770
Author:
Title:       A Commission with Instructions and Directions, granted by his
             Maiesty to the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and
             Liveries. For compounding for Wards, Ideots, and Lunaticks. And
             giuen under His Highnesse great Seale [etc.]. S.T.C. 9242. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description: The final instructions governing the court, insufficient to stem
             its corrupt and dilatory practices and the many grievances against
             it, leading to the impeachment of the Court's Master and the Court
             "as an important subsidiary cause of the Civil War"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, well preserved, the margins untrimmed, with the
             first and last blanks and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79770                Price: $     850.00
Category:    infants, insanity, courts
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book #79777
Author:      Davenport, Humphrey
Title:       Synopsis, Or, An Exact Abridgement of The Lord Cokes Commentaries
             upon Littleton: Being A briefe explanation of the Grounds of the
             Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4958
Publisher:   Printed by E.G. for Matthew Walbancke at Grayes Inne Gate [etc.],
             London, 1652.
Description: The first abridgment of one of the most famous English law books,
             and the only one to appear in the 17th century, offering the
             essence (in Maitland's words) of Coke's "enormous learning
             [shovelled out] in vast disorderly heaps"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, later paper label, else quite
             clean, with the two portraits of Coke and Littleton, respectively;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79777                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Abridgements, English Law, Real Property
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book #79786
Author:
Title:       A Collection Of the several Statutes, and Parts of Statutes, Now
             in Force, relating to High Treason, And Misprision of High Treason
             [bound with] A Form and Method of Trial of Commoners, In Cases of
             High Treason, and Misprision of High Treason [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1709.
Description: The first collection of statutes devoted exclusively to the law of
             high-treason, beginning with 25 Edw III c.2 [1351], this once the
             copy of F.E. Smith, Lord Birkenhead, the famous lawyer,
             politician, and Lord Chancellor, with his armorial bookplate
Condition:   Contemporary gilt panelled morocco, the royal arms emblazoned on
             both boards, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, the joints rubbed;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79786                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law
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