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Author:      Wigmore, John Henry
Title:       A Pocket Code of the Rules of Evidence in Trials at Law
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1910.
Description: First edition of one of Wigmore's earliest works, and only the
             second on evidence to appear under his name, codifying and
             reducing to the barest essentials his massive treatise on
             evidence, the first edition of which had appeared the previous
             decade
Condition:   Black morocco, gilt, rubbed, small tear to rear joint;
             presentation copy "With regards to / Hon. Theodore Rosen . . .
             John H. Wigmore / April 24 1932"
Book No.:    W-79200                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Evidence, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Kitchin, John
Title:       Le Court Leete, et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kytchin de Greys
             Inne . . . les cases et matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux
             courts a scier, pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie
             [etc.]. STC 15017 & addenda [two copies, including this copy]
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Octobris quarto [etc.], London,
             1580.
Description: The rare early variant printing of a work which--together with
             Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of
             Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and
             criminal matters; with the preface dated 10 Nov 1581
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, later label, lightly
             rubbed, very fresh with generous margins; the Taussig copy--not in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-79141                Price: $    1850.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
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Author:      Chan-Toon
Title:       The Nature and Value of Jurisprudence. Second (Enlarged) Edition
Publisher:   Reeves and Turner . . . Law Booksellers and Publishers, London,
             1899.
Description: An ambitious work written by the Middle Temple barrister who was a
             nephew of the King of Burma and who subsequently wrote and
             compiled works on Buddhist law, introducing this work with his
             essay titled "The Importance of Relative Studies"
Condition:   Original brown cloth, gilt, a trifle rubbed, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79197                Price: $     250.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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Author:      Philipps, Fabian
Title:       Regale Necessarium:  Or The Legality, Reason and Necessity of the
             Rights and Priviledges Justly Claimed by the Kings Servants, And
             which ought to be allowed unto them [then quoting Seneca and
             Lucan]. Wing P2016. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for Christopher Wilkinson . . . in Fleetstreet [etc.],
             London, 1671.
Description: Only edition of the work of a Middle Temple barrister (and
             "notable Middle Templar") his neglected encomium to the King and
             his servants, justifying the extension of protection to the King's
             agents and well-documenting executive privilege
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, light browning, else quite
             crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79180                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Thorpe
Title:       Sergeant Thorpe Judge of Assize for the Northern Circuit, His
             Charge, As it was delivered to the Grand Jury at Yorke Assizes the
             twentieth of March, 1648
Publisher:   London, 1649.
Description: Lower margin trimmed with some loss of text
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, the title and last leaf quite
             darkened, light browning elsewhere, yet a crisp working copy; 30
             pages
Book No.:    W-79188                Price: $     175.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges
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Title:       Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be
             Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of
             England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description: An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason
             trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying
             overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford,
             Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:   Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in
             ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-79191                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, juries
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Author:      Park, James Allan
Title:       A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on
             Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.],
             London, 1787.
Description: First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published,
             written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged
             Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book
             upon the law of insurance [and] very successful"
Condition:   Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the
             front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79174                Price: $     850.00
Category:    admiralty, insurance law, maritime law
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Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       The History and Practice of Civil Actions, Particularly in the
             Court of Common Pleas, Being An Historical Account of the Parts
             and Order of Judicial Proceedings . . . With an Introduction, on
             the Constitution of England.  The Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers For P. Uriel [etc.], London,
             1779.
Description: A work praised by John Baker, Holdsworth, and Blackstone, the last
             terming it "a book of a very different stamp [written] in a most
             clear and ingenious manner", with a prefatory account of the
             English constitution, beginnng with Alfred the Great
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, light
             browning, else especially well preserved and attractive; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79166                Price: $     750.00
Category:    pleading, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Proceedings on the Trial of Francis Sykes, Esq. for Criminal
             Conversation with the Wife of Captain Parslow . . . before Lord
             Kenyon and a Special Jury, In the Court of King's Bench,
             Westminster, on Wednesday 9th December 1789
Publisher:   No publisher, London?, no date.
Description: The trial which Erskine states is "the most atrocious case that
             ever came before the consideration of an English Court of
             Justice", with Lord Kenyon in his charge agreeing and, seemingly,
             the jury as well, awarding an enormous 10,000 pounds damages
Condition:   ?Original stabbed self-wraps, repaired, a plain front wrap, likely
             extracted from a larger work, with a hand colored frontispiece;
             pages 285-308
Book No.:    W-79190                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, criminal conversatn
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Author:      Powell, Thomas
Title:       The Attourney's Academy: Or, The Manner and forme of proceeding
             practically, vpon any Suite, Plaint or Action whatsoeuer, in any
             Court of Record whatsoeuer, within this Kingdome: Especially, in
             the Great Covrts at Westminster [etc.]. S.T.C. 20163. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed [by George Purslowe] for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London,
             1623.
Description: First edition variant of Powell's pioneering work on the practice
             in the Royal and other courts, in John Baker's words "[t]he first
             printed treatise on common-law procedure", with much on Chancery,
             Common Pleas, Star Chamber, and the Exchequer
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, front blank and title repaired (legibility
             preserved) and a bit dusty, else quite crisp with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79173                Price: $     750.00
Category:    pleading
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Author:      Taverner, Richard?
Title:       Institutions or Principall grounds of the Lawes and Statutes of
             England. Newly and verie truely corrected and amended, with many
             newe and good additions: Verie profitable for all sorts of people
             to know [etc.]. S.T.C. 9296
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, Anno Domini 1604. Cum Priuilegio, London,
             1604.
Description: A rare edition of one of the most popular of early century English
             law books, and seemingly the first work designed to convey in
             layman's terms, and in English, the essence of English private law
             in all its aspects; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, light browning and some staining,
             mainly marginal, some headlines cut close (legibility preserved);
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79157                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which
             is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various
             Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and
             present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1758.
Description: First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out
             (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a
             greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of
             equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over cloth boards, rubbed, joints cracking but
             holding, some foxing and browning, without the advertising leaf,
             sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79170                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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Author:
Title:       The Olde Tenures [with] Littleton Tenures Nevly Imprinted [with]
             Natura breuium, newly & moost newly corrected [with] Articvli ad
             Narrationes Novas Pertim. Formati [with] [Fitzherbert] Diuersite
             de courtz. S.T.C. 23884, 15731.5, 18396, 818, and 10949
Publisher:   Imprints vary [three by Robert Redman; two by William Middleton],
             London, ?1532-?1545.
Description: A unique collection of early English law books, all rare, three
             found in fewer than four copies in S.T.C., all important to the
             study of medieval English law and, in the case of the Littleton
             and Natura Brevium, English law in subsequent centuries
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, remains of clasps,
             first title darkened, bookplate of Frederick J O Montague; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79161                Price: $   12500.00
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