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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States:
             Containing a Brief Commentary on Every Clause, Explaining the True
             Nature, Reasons, and Objects Thereof; Designed for the Use of
             School Libraries and General Readers [etc.]. Compare Cohen 2923
Publisher:   Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, New York, 1879.
Description: A rare edition of Story's effort to distil his 'Commentaries on
             the Constitution', reflecting his "almost unshakable optimism in
             the perfecting power of education" and his wish that
             constitutional principles be infused into the minds of the young
Condition:   Original green cloth, gilt, lightly worn, else a very good copy;
             four copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79286                Price: $     250.00
Category:    constitutional law, education
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in
             Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies, and Especially in
             Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments.
             Cohen 2723
Publisher:   Hilliard, Gray, and Company, Boston, 1834.
Description: First edition of the book Story felt his "best law work",
             dedicated to James Kent and providing the groundwork for a theory
             of an American private law, an instant classic upon which Horace
             Gray opined Story would lay "his highest claim as a jurist"
Condition:   Modern morocco, light staining and foxing, several signatures
             browned (the majority quite bright and clean), a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79285                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    conflict of laws, Supreme Court
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Author:      Whitten, Les
Title:       Sometimes a Hero, A Novel about a Battling Lawyer's Crusade
             Against Big Oil
Publisher:   Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, 1979.
Description: Presentation copy of the fictional expose of Big Oil written by
             Jack Anderson's longtime associate--"For David Vaughan . . . in
             gratitude for wine information which has made my new book [this
             novel] . . . so much more credible--Prosit Les Whitten"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly chipped, unclipped
             dustjacket
Book No.:    W-79282                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Law and Literature, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Coote, Charles
Title:       Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Eminent English Civilians,
             With an Historical Introduction Relative to the College of
             Advocates, and an Enumeration of the Whole Series of Academic
             Graduates Admitted to That Society [etc.]
Publisher:   Sold by G. Kearsley, Fleet-Street, London, 1804.
Description: Only edition of a rare work and "the only work entirely devoted to
             the subject" [the history of the English Civilians] written and
             compiled by Dr. Coote (himself a member of Doctors' Commons) and
             "his most distinctive work"; six copies in OCLC
Condition:   Original marbled wraps, very worn, spine perished, a fragile copy
             in original state, the edges untrimmed and partly uncut; with the
             half-title
Book No.:    W-79280                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Doctors Commons, biography
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Title:       Full and Genuine Report!!! Trial for Crim. Con. of Norton v.
             Visccount Melbourne, With the Whole of the Letters. Damages Laid
             at Ten Thousand Pounds. Corrected from the Notes of Two Eminent
             Short-Hand Writers. Also a Sketch of the Family of Norton
Publisher:   Published by G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand [etc.], London,
             1836.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded account of the trial which set Caroline
             Norton on her life-long course of reforming the English law of
             women, her husband accusing Lord Melbourne, then Prime Minister,
             of criminal conversation with her; no copy in OCLC or COPAC
Condition:   Original printed gray wraps, disbound, last wrap (?blank) lacking,
             else quite clean, with the frontispiece of (a beautiful) Caroline
             Norton; 24 pages
Book No.:    W-79276                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials
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Author:      Russell, John
Title:       Theory of Conveyancing
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Elliot, and C. Elliot and T. Kay [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1788.
Description: The rare first edition of a comprehensive work based upon and
             expanded from Russell's earlier efforts to instruct his son, "the
             Theory of Conveyancing . . . having never hitherto been reduced to
             a regular system"; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:   Original paper backed boards, printed paper label, somewhat
             rubbed, else a very good copy in original state, the edges
             untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:    W-79273                Price: $     650.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Maugham, Robert
Title:       A Treatise on the Laws of Literary Property, Comprising the
             Statutes and Cases Relating to Books, Manuscripts, Lectures . . .
             Including the Piracy and Transfer of Copyright; with a Historical
             View and Disquisitions on the Principles and Effects of the Laws
Publisher:   Published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green [etc.], London,
             1828.
Description: Only edition of a work written by a major figure in the early 19th
             century English legal profession (and grandfather of Somerset
             Maugham), in Holdsworth's words "a well written book [with] a good
             discussion of the general question of copyright"
Condition:   Later black pebbled cloth, gilt lettered, occasional light
             pencilling, a very good copy, with the half title
Book No.:    W-79271                Price: $     750.00
Category:    copyright
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Title:       Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a
             Parliament, begon and holden at Westminster the xxi daye of
             October [1555] . . . to the dissolution of the same . . . were
             enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9450.3 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Excvsvm . . . in Aedibvs Iohannis Cavvodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description: The uncommon first printing of the legislation enacted by the
             Parliament held in the midst of the trials condemning to the stake
             over 300 martyrs, curiously reforming the law bailing prisoners
             and seeking to regulate the sale of stolen horses [c.7]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light staining
             to the upper margin of some leaves, else especially clean and
             crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79244                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds, trials, Law of Horses
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Author:      Ware, Eugene F
Title:       Roman Water Law. Translated from the Pandects of Justinian
Publisher:   West Publishing Co, St. Paul, Minn, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Half-leather; working copy, worn, rubbed, spine leather missing at
             ends. Ex-libris Joseph M. Gleason, with his bookplate; minimal
             markings else
Book No.:    W-91916                Price: $      75.00
Category:    roman law, water law
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Author:      Mendelsohn, Isaac
Title:       Legal Aspects of Slavery in Babylonia, Assyria and Palestine. A
             Comparative Study (3000-500 B.C.)
Publisher:   The Bayard Press, Williamsport, PA, 1932.
Description: A work seeking a "general and comprehensive view" of ancient
             slavery, with chapters on the slave as chattel, the slave-mark,
             the runaway slave, the sale of slaves, the female slave, the
             marriage of slaves, and the temple slave, inter alia
Condition:   Salmon wrappers. Wrappers edgeworn and lightly toned; chip to
             spine head; front hinge strained. Text clean and bright, most
             leaves unopened; 72 pages
Book No.:    W-91929                Price: $     150.00
Category:    ancient law
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Author:      Hohfeld, Wesley Newcomb
Title:       Fundamental Legal Conceptions, As Applied in Judicial Reasoning
             and Other Legal Essays. Edited by Walter Wheeler Cook
Publisher:   Yale University Press, New Haven, 1923.
Description: Best edition of a seminal work of 20th century Anglo-American
             jurisprudence, with the inclusion of manuscript notes found in
             Hohfeld's own copies following his early death, and the inclusion
             of seven additional essays omitted in subsequent editions
Condition:   Brown cloth. Good working copy, quite sunned to spine, paint
             splatters to rear board, light soil to page block; front hinge
             partially split. Text clean
Book No.:    W-91925                Price: $     250.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:      Gentili, Alberici
Title:       Regales Disputationes tres: idest, De potestate Regis absoluta. De
             vnione Regnorvm Britanniae. De vi ciuium in Regem semper iniusta.
             Nunc primum in lucem editae. S.T.C. 11741 (variant)
Publisher:   Apud Guilielmum Antonium, Hanoviae, 1605.
Description: The rare variant printing (with Gentili's dedication to James I)
             of the work significantly modifying Gentili's views on absolutism
             and on the right of rebellion as set forth in his 'De Iure Belli',
             supporting Bodin and likely influential upon Hobbes
Condition:   Modern brown calf, blind ruled and gilt lettered, some browning
             else well preserved, no copy in OCLC in North America or in the
             UK; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79231                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    
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Author:      Parsons, Robert
Title:       An Answere to the Fifth Part of Reportes Lately set forth by Syr
             Edward Cooke . . . Concerning The ancient & moderne . . . lawes of
             England, which do apperteyne to Spirituall Power & Iurisdiction
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 19352 (cancel title)
Publisher:   Imprinted with licence [by F. Bellet], St. Omers, 1606.
Description: Only edition of the polemic which Laski called "an attempt of
             great importance to show how the common law leaves room for the
             Pope", challenging Coke's reports of decisions limiting the
             jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts and to Coke's response
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, label lacking, definite browning,
             margins cut close (no text affected), else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78937                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    reports of cases, Religion
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Title:       The Trial of Lonnie McLucas and the New Haven 9
Publisher:   No publisher stated, New Haven?, 1970.
Description: An able analysis written just before McLucas's trial, criticizing
             the trial court's ruling that McLucas would be tried separately,
             reporting in detail the arguments made at the hearing on the
             prosecution's motion to try the defendants individually
Condition:   Oblong (8 1/2 x 14 inches) mimeographed single spaced typescript,
             stapled in the upper lefthand corner, well-preserved; possibly
             unrecorded
Book No.:    W-79266                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, Black lawyers, Radicals, criminal law
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. Two Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand,
             London, 1755.
Description: First edition of the most popular work ever written on justices of
             the peace, first appearing at the height of their power in the
             mid-eighteenth century, with over thirty editions ultimately
             printed well into the nineteenth century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, else a very
             good, clean set
Book No.:    W-79265                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Douglas, William O.
Title:       Of Men and Mountains
Publisher:   Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1950.
Description: Presentation copy "For John & Irena Wiley / with admiration and
             affection / Wm O Douglas / Aug 3, 1950", Douglas and the Wileys
             first having met in Iran and with whom Douglas later stayed when
             John Wiley was American ambassador to Panama
Condition:   Original cloth, worn, in a chipped dustjacket, a sound copy only
Book No.:    W-79262                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Natural Resources, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Gregory, William L.S
Title:       The Trial of the Pope of Rome, the Antichrist, or Man of Sin,
             Described in the Bible, for High Treason against the Son of God.
             Tried at the Sessions House of Truth . . . Taken in Short Hand by
             a Friend of St. Peter [etc.]. Second American Edition
Publisher:   Tappan and Dennet, 114 Washington Street, Boston, 1844.
Description: The putative trial held before The Right Hon. Divine Revelation
             (Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Equity), The Hon.
             Justice Reason (of the said Court), and The Hon. Justice History
             (of His Majesty's Court of Information)
Condition:   Original cloth backed boards, paper label, somewhat worn and
             stained, else a sound copy, with the frontispiece depicting the
             martyrdom of Cranmer
Book No.:    W-79261                Price: $      27.50
Category:    trials, Religion
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Author:      Broom, Herbert
Title:       The Philosophy of Law: Being Notes of Lectures Delivered during
             Twenty-Three Years, (1852-1875,) in the Inner Temple Hall. Adapted
             for Students and the Public
Publisher:   Sumner Whitney and Company; Hurd and Houghton, San Francisco; New
             York, (n. d.).
Description:
Condition:   Working copy, binding quite rubbed; occasional light soil to
             pages. Ex-libris Joseph M. Gleason, with his bookplate; minimal
             markings else
Book No.:    W-91918                Price: $      25.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:      Drinker, Henry S.
Title:       Legal Ethics
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1953.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-library with usual markings, lacking front endpaper; front
             hinge starting to split at foot. Text clean. A good working copy
Book No.:    W-91931                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Legal Ethics
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Author:      Lenoble, Jacques and Marc Maesschalck
Title:       Toward a Theory of Governance, The Action of Norms
Publisher:   Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed boards, as new, still in the publisher's
             shrinkwrap
Book No.:    W-79249                Price: $     150.00
Category:    international law, natural law
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Author:      Henley, Robert Lord
Title:       A Memoir of the Life of Robert Henley, Earl of Northington, Lord
             High Chancellor of Great Britain
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1831.
Description: The biography of the Lord Chancellor who served from 1761 to 1766
             written by his grandson and dedicated to Lord Eldon, whose copy
             this is (and who called Henley "a great lawyer"), with Eldon's
             ownership signature and crest on the front pastedown
Condition:   Original green cloth, lightly worn, the spine a bit faded and the
             label somewhat stained, else especially fresh
Book No.:    W-79246                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    biography, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c.
             With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . .
             . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the
             Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.],
             London, 1751.
Description: First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for
             reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand
             experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished
             and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light
             browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79227                Price: $     425.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
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Title:       Anno quarto & quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament
             begun and holden at Westminster, the xx day of January, in the
             iiii & v yere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord and Lady,
             Philip & Mariae [1558] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9457.8; Beale S265
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in AEdibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge], London,
             1573?.
Description: The rare final printing of the acts of Philipp and Mary's last
             parliament, including the extension of the right to a jury trial
             to the royal family [c.7] and the punishment of those abducting
             heiresses under age 16 [c.8]; two complete copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly strained, one
             pinhole worm, light mainly marginal staining, else crisp; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79225                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at
             Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the
             reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI
             [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], London,
             1553.
Description: The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final
             parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of
             several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C.
             in North America, which also locates this copy
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf
             repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79221                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Acts, courts
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Author:      Frankfurter, Felix
Title:       Some Reflections on the Reading of Statutes. The Sixth Annual
             Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture Delivered before The Association of
             the Bar of the City of New York, March 18, 1947
Publisher:   The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York,
             1947.
Description: Presentation copy--"For my dearly beloved / Eustace Lacey [with
             whom Frankfurter and Justice Brandeis had met with Arthur Balfour
             in Paris in June 1919 on the Palestine question] / as a messenger
             of affection / from his silent but devoted / Felix"
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, a trifle faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79259                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:
Title:       Catalogue of The Law Library of the late James Steen of Eatontown,
             N.J. With a number of added lots o the same subject. To be sold at
             Auction Friday, November 25th 1910 . . . By The Merwin-Clayton
             Sales Company, 20-24 East 20th Street, New York
Publisher:   The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, 1910.
Description: The seemingly unrecorded auction catalogue of the extensive
             library of Steen, a Princeton graduate and provincial New Jersey
             lawyer, with substantial sections of both New Jersey and New York
             law and law books from the 16th to the 20th centuries
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a trifle faded, else a very good
             copy, 437 lots in 30 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79258                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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Author:      Duncombe, Giles
Title:       Tryals per Pais: Or, the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi
             Prius, &c. Newly Revised, and much Inlarged . . . To which is now
             Added, A farther Treatise of Evidence . . . Very Useful and
             Necessary for all Lawyers [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing E3414
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1695.
Description: The last 17th century edition of the first substantial treatise on
             the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly
             popular for over a century
Condition:   Original sheep, very worn, boards and some pages detached, ex-
             Cambden County Historical Society, table [index] imperfect; most
             definitely a working copy
Book No.:    W-79257                Price: $     125.00
Category:    trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England:
             Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts [etc.]. Wing C4930; ESTC
             R504744 [the edition identified in November, 2014, two copies
             located in ESTC]
Publisher:   Printed by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman, London, 1648.
Description: The rare, just identified second edition of Coke's exhaustive
             examination of English courts, comprising the fourth (and last)
             part of his famed Institutes, treating of King's Bench, Common
             Pleas, Chancery, Star Chamber and several dozen other courts
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled sheep, quite worn, rebacked, some
             browning, final blanks quite chipped, yet a sturdy copy; with the
             frontispiece portrait
Book No.:    W-79255                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    courts
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Title:       The Speeches at Full Length, of the Honourable Thomas Erskine, and
             Stewart Kyd, Esq. on the Trial of Thomas Williams, Indicted for
             Publishing Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason," Together with Lord
             Kenyon's Charge to the Jury [etc.]. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   No Publisher Stated, London, 1797?.
Description: Erskine in an unaccustomed role, successfully prosecuting a
             bookseller who had sold Paine's work some six years after Erskine
             had defended Paine in writing 'The Rights of Man', a 'victory' so
             troubling him that he ultimately returned his retainer
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, repair to title (legibility
             preserved), a usable copy, 31 pages; uncommon, no copy in a law
             library in ESTC
Book No.:    W-79254                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, freedom of press
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Author:      Radzinowicz, Leon
Title:       A History of English Criminal Law and its Administration from
             1750. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Stevens & Sons Limited [and] The Macmillan Co., London [and] New
             York, 1948-86.
Description: The principal modern history of England's criminal law and its
             reform during the near-century from 1750 to 1833, based on the
             hitherto neglected English State Papers; a "scholarly detailed
             history" in the words of Jerome Hall
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:    W-79250                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law
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