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Author:      Britton, John le]
Title:       Britton [on the Laws of England]. The Second Edition. Faithfully
             corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same
             Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate [etc.]. S.T.C. 3804
Publisher:   Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], London,
             1640.
Description: The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal
             treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much
             superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an
             omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, the front joint cracked but holding, the
             spine a bit chipped and varnished, browning, a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-77409                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:       Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans & temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la
             Roygne Mary, Escrie, ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir
             Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collecte sub
             ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3823; Beale R480; not in Baker
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . within Temple Barre . . . by Richard Tottill,
             London, 1587.
Description: The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to
             be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis,
             preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in
             J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:   Later 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, quite worn, some browning and
             staining, the margins cut close occasionally affecting sidenotes;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-73859                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
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Author:      Austin, John
Title:       The Province of Jurisprudence Determined
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1832.
Description: First edition of Austin's first major work, of pervasive impact on
             Anglo-American law over much of the last two centuries, one which,
             in the words of H.L.A. Hart (who edited the 'Province' in 1954),
             "established the study of jurisprudence in England"
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, a trifle rubbed, neatly rebacked, all
             edges marbled, crimson morocco label, gilt, well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-76222                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:      Darrow, Clarence
Title:       The Religion of the American Negro. Hunsberger 261
Publisher:   The Crisis, New York, 1931.
Description: The debate, on paper, between Darrow ("a tried and true friend of
             the Negro race") and R.E. Jones, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal
             Church, Darrow concluding that "future progress needs education,
             opportunity, intelligence and, above all, courage"
Condition:   Original stapled illustrated wraps, beginning to detach, but
             usable; the June issue, with two photographs, one of Darrow and a
             second of Bishop Jones
Book No.:    W-59549                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Religion, Discrimination
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Author:      Darrow, Clarence
Title:       The Religion of the American Negro. Hunsberger 261
Publisher:   The Crisis, New York, 1931.
Description: The debate, on paper, between Darrow ("a tried and true friend of
             the Negro race") and R.E. Jones, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal
             Church, Darrow concluding that "future progress needs education,
             opportunity, intelligence and, above all, courage"
Condition:   Original stapled illustrated wraps, reinforced and a bit chipped;
             the June issue, with two photographs, one of Darrow and a second
             of Bishop Jones
Book No.:    W-70611                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Discrimination, Religion
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Author:
Title:       Diversite de Covrtes lour iurisdictions et alia necessaria et
             vtilia. S.T.C. 10953; Beale T129; McKerrow & Ferguson 53
Publisher:   Nicholas Hill for Henry Smith?, London, 1545.
Description: The rare, final edition (and the only Smith printing) of one of
             just a handful of early English legal tracts, treating of royal
             and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench,
             Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy with
             ample margins and the occasional early annotation, four copies in
             ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78988                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, courts
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Title:       Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better
             Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and
             Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the
             reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally
             elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of
             local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the
             individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit
             close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy
             [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:    W-78978                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
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Author:      Erskine, Thomas
Title:       The Speeches of the Hon. Thomas Erskine (Now Lord Erskine), When
             at the Bar, on Subjects Connected with the Liberty of the Press,
             and Against Constructive Treasons. Second Edition [with] Speeches
             of Lord Erskine When at the Bar. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for James Ridgway [etc.], London, 1812-1816.
Description: A compendium of Erskine's greatest speeches, including his first
             major case defending Captain Baillie, and his defenses of Lord
             Gordon, the Dean of St. Asaph, Thomas Paine, James Hadfield, and a
             host of others, together with much related material
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, the spines extra gilt, marbled edges,
             pastedowns, and endpapers, an especially well-preserved, even
             luscious set
Book No.:    W-78986                Price: $     750.00
Category:    criminal law, FRANCE, trials
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Author:      Lambard, William
Title:       Eirenarcha: or of The Office of the Iustices of Peace, in two
             Bookes: Gathered 1579 and now reuised, and firste published, in
             the 14 yeare of the peaceable reigne of our gratious Queene
             Elizabeth. S.T.C. 15163; Beale T387
Publisher:   Imprinted by Ra: Newbery, and H. Bynnemann [etc.], London, 1581.
Description: First edition of the work for which Lambard is best remembered,
             his seminal work on justices of the peace "which must be placed at
             the head of that long list of books . . . which stretch from the
             seventeenth to the twentieth century"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered vellum, well rubbed and worn, remains of
             ties, yet exceptionally clean with generous (?large paper)
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78977                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV.
             Eight Volumes [complete]. Second Editions of volumes one, two, and
             three, first editions of the remaining five
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1846-69.
Description: The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord
             Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language", beginning with the
             Anglo-Saxon chancellors and continuing into the nineteenth century
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over cloth boards, the spines extra gilt,
             decorated endpapers, a trifle rubbed, but altogether quite an
             attractive set
Book No.:    W-78985                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, biography
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie
             Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with]
             Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque
             certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1581 & 1583.
Description: Two works central to early English law, each of the highest
             authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper
             format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert
             Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved
             and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78976                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Procedure, Real Property
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       The Law of the Land. Not in Setaro [compare Setaro 151]
Publisher:   Knight Printing Co., Fargo, 1927.
Description: Dean Pound's address delivered to the North Dakota Bar Association
             in September, and reprinted in at least six other publications,
             this reprint seemingly not located in Setaro, which does find a
             similar reissue, though with a different caption title
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, the recto of the first page
             unevenly browned, else well preserved; 11 pages
Book No.:    W-78984                Price: $      85.00
Category:    American Law
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Author:
Title:       The Great Boke of Statutes [Part 5, 1-15 Henry VIII] [1510-1523]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament . . . in the xxxvii yere
             of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [1545] [with
             the Table]. Sixteen Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   J. Rastell [1]; R. Redman [1]; T Berthelet [14] [imprints vary],
             London, 1530-1551.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII, most contemporary, one unique, and many rare,
             including those of the years of the Reformation Parliament, the
             break with Rome, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, repaired but sturdy
             and very clean, bookplate of Edward Shnayerson; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78959                Price: $   20000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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Author:      Bohun, William
Title:       Declarations and Pleadings In the most usual Actions brought in
             the several Courts of King's-Bench and Common-Pleas at
             Westminster, viz Scandal of Peers . . . Slander of Common Persons
             . . . Case For Non-feasance and Negligences, Mal-fesances and
             Torts
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description: First edition of one of Bohun's several works following the 1732
             act requiring that English be used in the Royal courts--and an
             early work using the word 'torts' in its title, distinguishing
             between negligence as nonfeasance and torts as malfeasance
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, later handwritten label, the boards
             slightly bowed and the spine inkstained, else especially fresh;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78967                Price: $     225.00
Category:    Procedure, torts, libel and slander
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Author:
Title:       A Compleat Modern Conveyancer, Being a Selection of Draughts;
             Drawn by the most Eminent Scrivenors since the Year 1740. One
             Volume bound in Two Physical Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For G. Kearsly [etc.],
             London, 1778.
Description: Only edition of a rare work, arranged by subject, with much on
             assignments (of all kinds), bonds, covenants, deeds, demises,
             grants, leases, and, in particular, on marriage articles and
             agreements (some 250 pages); no copy in COPAC or ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, joints just cracking but quite firm,
             labels chipped, altogether clean and usable, Penry Williams
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78966                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    conveyancing, marriage
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Author:
Title:       The Onely Right Rule For Regulating The Lawes and Liberties of the
             People of England. Presented in way of Advise To His Excellency
             the L. Generall Cromwell, and The rest of the Officers of the
             Army, January 28. 1652 [etc.]. Wing O349. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for the Subscribers, and are to be sold by W.L. [etc.],
             London, 1652.
Description: A rare Leveller tract imploring Cromwell to observe "the ancient
             rights of the people" so as to avoid placing power in "the hands
             of a few, and the rich" with their ensuing corruption; four copies
             in ESTC in this country, all in California
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title somewhat crinkled
             and frayed, browning, else sound with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78974                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Radicals, English constitutional law
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Author:      Guernsey, R.S.
Title:       Ecclesiastical Law in Hamlet:--The Burial of Ophelia
Publisher:   AMS Press, New York, 1971.
Description: The facsimile reissue of the paper read before The Shakespeare
             Society of New York on June 9, 1885, and then published by
             Brentano Bros for the Society
Condition:   Original green cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-78982                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Shakespeare, Ecclesiastical Law, law of burial
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Author:      Wu, John C.H.
Title:       Fountain of Justice, A Study in the Natural Law
Publisher:   Sheed and Ward, London, 1959.
Description: Presentation copy
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78981                Price: $      25.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:
Title:       Laws of War and Ordinances of the Sea, Ordained and Established by
             the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; For the Regulating
             and better Government of the Navies, Fleets and ships of War, and
             Armies by sea of the Commonwealth of England [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Field, Printer to the Parliament of England,
             London, 1652.
Description: The rare official printing of the act regulating the English navy,
             passed by the House of Commons in 1649 and here printed, crafted
             by Robert Blake ("Father of the Royal Navy"), listing thirty-nine
             offences and their punishments; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern vellum backed boards, interleaved, definite browning, but
             sound, bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78972                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    war, international law, maritime law, Acts
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Author:
Title:       A Booke of certaine Canons, concernyng some parte of the
             discipline of the Churche of England. In the yeare of our Lord
             1571. S.T.C. 10063
Publisher:   Printed by Iohn Daye, dwellyng ouer Aldersgate, London, 1571.
Description: A rare printing of the 1571 canons, describing the duties of
             bishops, deans of churches, archdeacons, churchwardens, preachers,
             and schoolmasters, inter alia, concluding with the sentence of
             excommunication; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, lightly
             browned, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78980                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Title:       Baron and Feme. A Treatise of Law and Equity, Concerning Husbands
             and Wives. Of Marriages, Bastardy, the Privileges of Feme Coverts
             . . . What Things of the Wife accrue to the Husband by the
             Marriage . . . Of a Feme Sole Merchant [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: Final, expanded edition of the first eighteenth century treatise
             on the English law of women, and only the second of its kind ever
             to appear, comprehensive in scope, treating of contracts, wills,
             separate maintenance, and criminal matters inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, rebacked, a bit rubbed, light
             browning, else quite clean with ample margins and the advertising
             leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78970                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    women's law
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Author:      Adye, Stephen Payne
Title:       A Treatise on Courts Martial. To Which is Added, An Essay on
             Military Punishments and Rewards. The Third Edition, With
             Additions and Amendments [with the 1785 dated title page; seven
             copies in ESTC]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, London, 1785.
Description: A rare early edition of the first work devoted primarily to the
             English law of courts martial and the last published in Adye's
             life, becoming "the standard work for military judicial practice
             in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, light foxing and browning, moreso to the first
             and last leaves, a very good copy with the advertising leaves; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78870                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    courts martial
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Author:      Swinburne, Henry
Title:       A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Willes . . . Compiled of
             such lawes Ecclesiasticall and Ciuill, as be not repugnant to the
             lawes, customes, or statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to
             the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. STC 23547.3; not in Beale
Publisher:   Printed by John Windet, London, 1591.
Description: The unique variant printing (dated 1591) of the first work on the
             English law of wills, and the first work by an Englishman on
             English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity"
             and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed
             and chipped, light browning and some staining, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78951                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Wills
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