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Author:      Hughes, William
Title:       Hughes's Quaeries. Or, Choice Cases for Moots, Containing Several
             Points of Law, not Resolved in the Books. Being very Useful for
             the Students of the Common Lawes [etc.]. Wing H3329. 12mo
Publisher:   Printed for George Dawes, and are to be sold at his Shop [etc.],
             London, 1675.
Description: Only edition of these mooted cases, continuing a tradition
             existing before the Inns of Courts were established, setting forth
             the facts, the issues, and (sometimes tentatively) the
             conclusions, often reminiscent of 20th century pedagogy
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, browning, margins cut close
             not affecting the text, a sound copy; without the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-11347                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    education
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Author:      Huxley, George
Title:       Second Book of Judgements. In Real, Personal, and Mixt Actions,
             and upon the Statute . . . Being, The Collection of George Huxley
             . . . Perused, Transcribed, and somewhat Corrected . . . by George
             Townesend [etc.]. Wing H3856; Sowerby 1983. 4to
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. and N.T. for George Dawees . . . in Chancery Lane,
             London, 1674.
Description: Based principally on Court of Common Pleas entries or judgments,
             Huxley's collection drawing on those of Richard Brownlow and
             Richard Moyle, able prothonotaries of the Court, as was Townsend,
             who prepared it for the press; in Jefferson's library
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, quite worn, ex-library, some browning and
             foxing, yet a crisp, usable copy
Book No.:    W-70718                Price: $     425.00
Category:    
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Title:       The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing
             A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills,
             Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added
             The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for C. Hitch &c,
             London, 1740.
Description: A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th
             century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest
             sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties)
             encompassing all public business; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern unlettered 1/4 calf over boards, a trifle strained and with
             some staining, mainly marginal, else clean with the two plates;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79704                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
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Author:      Brook, Robert
Title:       The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the
             Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897. Sowerby 2012
             [Jefferson's copy imperfect]
Publisher:   Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.
Description: One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John
             Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important
             Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in
             1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, light browning, margins of title and
             a few other leaves chipped, the advertising leaf from ?Callis's
             Reading pasted in
Book No.:    W-79705                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
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Author:      Wingate, Edmund
Title:       Statuta Pacis: Or A perfect Table of all the Statutes (now in
             force) which any way concerne the Office of a Justice of Peace.
             Cleerly also setting down the severall duties of Sheriffes, Head-
             officers of Corporations . . .and other Officers &c. Wing W3023
Publisher:   Printed by M. Flesher and J. Young [etc.], London, 1644.
Description: The uncommon, only edition of Wingate's first legal compilation,
             offering as its justification Sir Edward Coke's view of the
             importance to England of its unique system of subordinate
             government; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, new endpapers, quite crisp with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79699                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, criminal law, Abridgements
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Author:      Wildman (ed.), John
Title:       The Case of the Armie Truly stated, together with the mischiefes
             and dangers that are imminent, and some sutable remedies. Humbly
             proposed by the Agents of five Regiments of Horse . . . unto his
             Excellency, Sir Thomas Fairfax [with his answer]. Wing W2168
Publisher:   Printed in the yeare, 1647, London, 1647.
Description: Among the most famous of the Leveller tracts, leading to The
             Agreement of the People and the Putney Debates, with proposals for
             universal male suffrage, freedom of conscience, and equality
             before the law, all to be mooted by Charles I's execution
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light
             browning, else crisp and clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79701                Price: $     950.00
Category:    military law, English constitutional law, Radicals
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Title:       The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing
             A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills,
             Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added
             The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Hodges &c,
             London, 1740.
Description: A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th
             century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest
             sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties)
             encompassing all public business; one copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, a bit scraped, the spine rubbed, ?label
             lacking, else quite clean with good margins and the two plates;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79741                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
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Author:      Harrington, James
Title:       The Art of Law-Giving: in III Books. The First Shewing the
             Foundations . . . of all the kinds of Government. The Second,
             Shewing the . . . Commonwealths of Israel and of the Jews. The
             Third, Shewing a Model fitted unto the present State [etc.]. Wing
             H806
Publisher:   Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, at the three Gilt Cups [etc.],
             London, 1659.
Description: The only early edition of the work which J.G.A. Pocock numbered
             among Harrington's "most ambitious", appearing soon after his
             'Oceana' and in part its forceful abridgement, propelling
             Harrington into "the mainstream of national political argument"
Condition:   Modern blind ruled sheep, black morocco label double gilt ruled
             and lettered, somewhat rubbed, else clean and with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79703                Price: $    1850.00
Category:    jewish law, jurisdiction, political theory
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Author:
Title:       The Annual Volumes of the Selden Society. Volumes 1 through 129
             [together with] Supplementary Series (selected volumes) [together
             with] Annual Lectures (selected) [together with] related ephemera
             [detailed listing on request]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1887-2015.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, varying wear, some volumes ex-library, but
             overall a good, sound set
Book No.:    W-61134                Price: $    7500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Noy, William
Title:       A Treatise of the Principal Grounds and Maxims of the Laws of This
             Nation [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [with] ?John Doddridge, A
             Treatise of Particular Estates [with] T.H., Certain Observations
             Concerning a Deed of Feoffment. Wing N1456
Publisher:   Printed for T. Collins [and four others] [imprints vary], London,
             1677.
Description: An early edition of three works introducing a student to English
             law, including the most popular of all early works devoted to
             English legal maxims, an elementary view of real property
             (doubtfully attributed to John Dodderidge), and a primer on deeds
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled sheep, neatly rebacked, quite clean and
             bright, with the final two blanks and the first blank Signature A;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79706                Price: $     750.00
Category:    maxims, conveyancing, Real Property, introductory law
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Author:      St. John, Oliver
Title:       Mr St-John's Speech to the Lords in the Upperhouse of Parliament:
             January 7, 1640. Concerning Ship-Money. S.T.C. 21589.3 [variant,
             with "L. Finches sollici-tation only, &" on E1 and "SPEECH" on the
             first page of text]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe],
             London, 1641.
Description: St. John's ultimately successful argument in one of the great
             constitutional cases of English legal history, circumscribing the
             King's prerogative to declare a national emergency (and to tax the
             country at large) without Parliamentary consent
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else
             quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79694                Price: $     450.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Wingate, Edmund
Title:       The Body of the Common Law of England, As it stood in Force,
             before it was altered by Statute or Acts of Parliament. Together
             with an exact Collection of such Statutes, as had altered [it]
             [with] Tables containing a Summary of the whole Law [etc.]. 4th ed
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1678.
Description: Final edition of Wingate's ambitious attempt to examine the
             fundamental principles of English law, both prior to and then as
             modified by Parliament, with a final tabular analysis of the law
             based on and reflecting Wingate's mathematical expertise
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, rubbed, light browning, title a bit
             marked and darkened, else quite clean and usable, Wing W3010; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79696                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Law, introductory law, Acts
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Title:       Nomination of Simon E. Sobeloff. Report together with Minority
             Views. Senate Executive Rept. No. 8, 84th Congress 2d Session
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1956.
Description: The rare Senate report on the nomination of Simon Sobeloff to the
             Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, over the objections of James O.
             Eastland and Olin D. Johnston, given Sobeloff's role, as Solicitor
             General, in implementing Brown v Board of Education
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 24 pages; four
             copies in OCLC, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-79740                Price: $     150.00
Category:    courts, Discrimination, constitutional law
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Author:      Montesquieu, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de
Title:       De l'Esprit des Loix. Ou du Rapport que les Loix Doivent Avoir
             avec la Constitution de Chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le
             Climat, la Religion, le Commerce, &c. Two Volumes [complete].
             Quarto
Publisher:   Chez Barillot, & Fils [Prault], A Geneve [Paris], 1749.
Description: First pirated edition of Montesquieu's masterpiece, the work which
             Holmes opined "probably has done as much to remodel the world as
             any product of the eighteenth century [the reading of which] is
             one of the last achievements of a studious life"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spines laid down,
             marbled edges and pastedowns, red edges, very fresh, with the
             errata and half titles
Book No.:    W-79718                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    FRANCE, political theory, philosophy of law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can
             be found Relating to that Subject. By Sir Matthew Hale Knight,
             late Chief Justice of the Kings Bench. Wing H254
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns [etc.], London, 1678.
Description: First issuance under Hale's name of the precis of his masterpiece
             published in 1736, the work for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o
             man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none
             had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, spine faded and its ends
             chipped, owner's stamp on title, else very clean, bright and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79693                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law
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Author:      Townesend, George
Title:       A Preparative to Pleading. Being A Work intended for the
             Instruction and Help of Young Clerks of the Court of Common Pleas.
             The Second Edition. Wing T1982. 8vo
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1685.
Description: Townesend's principal work, with a substantial portion devoted to
             language, including English words Latinized, English among French,
             Latin among French, doubtful expressions, exposition of words, and
             the formality of writing, with authorities cited
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, much of the original
             spine laid back down, light browning, yet clean with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79695                Price: $     850.00
Category:    pleading, legal dictionaries, introductory law
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Author:      Zouche, Richard
Title:       Quaestionum Juris Civilis Centuria. In Decem Classes Distributa.
             Non minus ad Legum Generalium Cognitionem, quam ad studiosorum
             Exercitationem, accommodata. Wing Z24
Publisher:   Excudebat Gul: Hall, Impensis Thomae Robinson, Oxford, 1659.
Description: First edition of the last work to be published in the lifetime of
             Zouche, capping his career as (in Holdsworth's words) "the
             earliest English writer on Jurisprudence", set in the form of
             question and response, and introducing the student to law
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light
             browning, else quite clean with good margins and an occasional
             notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79702                Price: $    1450.00
Category:    international law, civil law
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Title:       Reasons Against a Registry for Lands, &c. Shewing briefly, The
             great Disadvantages, Charges and Inconveniences that may accrue to
             the whole Nation in general thereby . . . In answer to a late Book
             Entituled, Reasons for a Registry [etc.]. Wing R466
Publisher:   Printed for C. Wilkinson, and T. Burrel . . . in Fleetstreet,
             London, 1678.
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:   Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, rubbed and marked, gilt
             ruled and lettered, light browning, but quite clean and usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79690                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Real Property, conveyancing, Registration
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Author:      Hughes, William
Title:       Hughes's Quaeries. Or, Choice Cases for Moots, Containing Several
             Points of Law, not Resolved in the Books. Being very Useful for
             the Students of the Common Lawes [etc.]. Wing H3329. 12mo
Publisher:   Printed for George Dawes, and are to be sold at his Shop [etc.],
             London, 1675.
Description: Only edition these mooted cases, continuing a tradition existing
             before the Inns of Courts were established, setting forth the
             facts, the issues, and (sometimes tentatively) the conclusions,
             often reminiscent of 20th century pedagogy
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt ruled and lettered, new endpapers, some
             browning, else clean and usable, with good margins and the
             imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79569                Price: $     675.00
Category:    education, Inns of Court
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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: $     125.00
Category:    international law, natural law
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Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       The Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four Principal Seales,
             Viz. The Great Seal, the Privy Seal, the Exchequer Seal, and the
             Signet. Also of those Grand Officers to whose Custody these Seals
             are committed. Wing B5263aA
Publisher:   Printed, and are to be sold by Dan. Browne [etc.], London, 1696.
Description: The rare reissue of one of Brydall's earliest works, reflecting
             his expertise while secretary to the Master of the Rolls, one of
             his productive corpus of some three dozen published treatises and
             another thirty left in manuscript; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Later 1/4 morocco gilt-lettered, untrimmed, with the seven page
             books printed by Thomas Dring and John Leigh not noted in ESTC;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79672                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Complete Copy-holder; Being A Learned Discourse of the
             Antiquity and Nature of Manors and Copy-holds, with all things
             thereto incident. Whereto is added A Supplement By way of
             Additions to and Amplification of the foregoing Treatise. Wing
             C4915
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1668.
Description: One of Coke's four major works and the earliest modern work on
             copyhold, the medieval 'unfree tenure' evolving as a tenure akin
             to freehold (and in some respects arguably superior to it), this
             the first edition with the substantial supplement
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, crimson morocco label gilt decorated
             and lettered, lightly faded, new endpapers, quite clean and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79670                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Real Property, landlord and tenant, law of copyhold
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Author:      Schroeder, Theodore
Title:       "Obscene" Literature and Constitutional Law, A Forensic Defense of
             Freedom of the Press
Publisher:   Privately Printed, for Forensic Uses, New York, 1911.
Description: Leonard Levy's copy of the magnum opus of Schroeder, who "ventured
             further than any of his contemporaries in exploring the meaning of
             . . . freedom of expression"; with Professor Levy's ownership
             signature ("Leonard W. Levy") on the front blank
Condition:   Original green cloth, worn and taped, yet usable
Book No.:    W-68606                Price: $     150.00
Category:    freedom of speech, obscenity
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Author:      Clark, George
Title:       The Penal Statutes Abridged, and Alphabetically Arranged . . . To
             Which is Prefixed, A Collection of Maxims and Rules for the proper
             Exposition of Statutes . . . The Second Edition, with Great
             Additions . . . By George Wilson, Serjeant at Law. Not in Cowley
Publisher:   Printed for Fielding and Walker [and two others], London, 1777.
Description: The rare, expanded edition, arranged alphabetically and prefaced
             by 58 maxims, specifying an offense's nature and penalties (for
             first and subsequent offenses) and the number of witnesses and
             magistrates needed for conviction; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spine gilt ruled and
             blind decorated, with a crimson morocco label, gilt, clean and
             crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79675                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Abridgements, maxims
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Author:      Brown, William
Title:       A Compendious and Accurate Treatise of Fines Upon Writs of
             Covenant; and Recoveries Upon Writs of Entry in the Post. With
             ample and copious Instructions how to draw, acknowledge and levy
             the same in all Cases [etc.]. The Third Edition
Publisher:   Rich. and Edw. Atkins for D. Brown, Isaac Cleave and W. Freeman,
             London, 1693.
Description: The most popular early work on conveyancing devices dating in part
             prior to the Conquest, providing judicial authority beyond that
             obtainable by private deed and anticipating future land and deed
             registration legislation; rare, three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, title chipped just affecting the
             ruled boarder, some browning, staining and worming toward's the
             end; a working copy
Book No.:    W-79666                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property
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Author:
Title:       The Laws Relating to the Highways. Containing I. The several Kinds
             of Highways . . . II. Of Defaults, &c. and the Statute-Work for
             Reparation . . . III. The Statutes made and pass'd for Erecting of
             Turnpikes . . . and also the Laws concering Carriers [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [for two others], London,
             1720.
Description: A rare work, the second devoted exclusively to the law of highways
             and the first to treat of turnpike trusts (following their
             authorization by Parliament after 1711), to do "a great and an
             essential work for the roads of England"; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, a bit rubbed and somewhat bowed, no
             pastedowns (as issued), quite unsophisticated and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79682                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    law of highways, Law of Turnpikes, Women Printers
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Author:      Tetley, William
Title:       International Conflict of Laws, Common, Civil and Maritime
Publisher:   Blais, Montreal, 1994.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79251                Price: $     450.00
Category:    international law, conflict of laws, maritime law
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . . A
             Treatise Briefly shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several
             Offices . . . both by Common Law and Statute [etc.]. Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for John Norton, London, 1681.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work, one of a dozen
             written while a Yorkshire attorney, supplementing and correctomg
             Lambarde and Sheppard and treating as well of masters of houses of
             correction and bailiffs of manors; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked, gilt ruled and
             lettered, minor traces of worming, else quite clean and usable;
             the Taussig copy; Wing M1797
Book No.:    W-79669                Price: $     550.00
Category:    justices of peace, Religion, law of highways, prisons
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Author:      Stone, Louise W. and William Rothwell (eds.)
Title:       Anglo-Norman Dictionary. Fascicles 1-7 [complete]
Publisher:   Modern Humanities Research Association, London, 1977-92.
Description: The dictionary in preparation for more than sixteen years and the
             definitive source for the investigation of Law French, highly
             praised by Dr. Baker, who has termed it "a classic work of
             reference"
Condition:   Original printed sewn green wraps, a trifle unevenly faded, else a
             very good set
Book No.:    W-56488                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal dictionaries, Law French
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Author:
Title:       By the King. A Proclamation commanding the due execution of the
             Lawes made against Eating and Selling of Flesh in Lent, and other
             times prohibited. S.T.C. 8984; Steele 1, 642; Lincoln's Inn
             Catalogue of Pamphlets 1506-1700 234
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1632.
Description: The proclamation "polic[ing] with some vigour" those who ate or
             sold flesh in Lent, restoring a religious element to the
             prohibitions first enacted in 1548, with the situation in England
             "exceptional within the Protestant world" and much debated
Condition:   Two broadsides, each measuring about 12x15 inches, light browning,
             one horizontal fold, well preserved in a modern buckram folder;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79674                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Broadside, legal ephemera, Religion
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Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       The Law of Evidence. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for ten others], London,
             1777.
Description: An early edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence,
             praised by Holdsworth and Wigmore, a truly pioneering treatise
             which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal
             study and to provide it with theoretical underpinnings
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered,
             extremely fresh and bright, with the errata and advertising
             leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79657                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Evidence
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Author:      Lambarde?, William]
Title:       The Orders, Proceedings, Punishments, and Priviledges of the
             Commons House of Parliament in England. Wing E2675. Quarto
Publisher:   No Publisher Stated, London, 1641.
Description: The tract printed during one of the most momentous years of the
             English Parliament, likely written by William Lambard based on his
             own years in an early Elizabethan Parliament, unique for those
             years and its potential application to the 1641 debates
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, well
             preserved with generous margins and the first blank; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79685                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, Acts
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The Statute-Law Common-plac'd: Or, a General Table to the
             Statutes. Containing The Purport and Effect of all the Acts of
             Parliament in Force from Magna Charta . . . The Whole Very useful
             to Counsellors, Attornies [and many others]. Fourth Edition.
             Cowley 233
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1739.
Description: Jacob's able digest, much expanded from prior editions, the
             criticism of which he notes in his preface and to which through
             this expansion he responds; with his brief introductory essay on
             statutory construction coupled with his gloss of Magna Carta
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, scuffed, front joint cracked but firm,
             label lacking, else quite fresh and bright with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79656                Price: $     275.00
Category:    Acts, digests, Magna Carta
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Author:      Rastell, John
Title:       Les Termes de la Ley: Or, Certaine difficult and obscure Words and
             Termes of the Common Lawes of this Realme expounded. S.T.C. 20716;
             Cowley 122
Publisher:   Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers, London,
             1624.
Description: An early seventeenth century edition of the first English law
             dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind), this
             the first edition to be published under this title; with the Law
             French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, without the first blank,
             else quite clean and with the occasional annotation; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79667                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       Land-Lords Law . . . Being A Collection of several Cases in the
             Law concerning Leases, Distresses, Replevins, Rescous, Waste and
             several other Matters which often happen between Land-Lord and
             Tenant [etc.]. Wing M1803
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Twoford, Thomas Dring, and John Place, London,
             1665.
Description: First edition (variant) of the first work on the English law of
             landlord and tenant, especially important to the history of
             English land law, reflecting England's unique position among
             European countries in the amount of land cultivated by leasehold
Condition:   Modern calf, crimson morocco label, definite browning, a few
             margins chipped, else sound, without the first blank preceding the
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79659                Price: $     875.00
Category:    landlord and tenant, Real Property
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Author:      Booth, William
Title:       The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his
             Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As
             in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts,
             both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1666.
Description: First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted
             to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the
             Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the
             Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning
             and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79664                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
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Author:
Title:       California Codes. Parts of the Codes That Take Effect Prior to
             January 1st, 1873
Publisher:   T.A. Springer State Printer, Sacramento], 1872].
Description: With an introductory note by the three commissioners (Creed
             Haymond, John C. Burch and Charles A. Tuttle) stating that the
             work "is published in obedience to the requirements of an Act of
             the Legislature"; arranged by Code
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked in cloth, worn but usable
Book No.:    W-57757                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Acts, California
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Author:      Horne, Andrew
Title:       La Somme appelle Mirroir des Justices: vel Speculum
             Iusticiariorum, Factum per Andream Horne . . . Horne mihi
             cognomen, Andreas est mihi nomen. Wing H2790
Publisher:   Printed by E.G. for Matthew Walbanke and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: First edition of a unique medieval law book, a bemused Maitland
             wondering whether its author was a "lawyer, antiquary . . .
             pedant, faddist [or] romantic" and called by Plucknett "certainly
             the most fantastic work in our legal literature"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, double
             gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79660                Price: $     900.00
Category:    
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Author:
Title:       At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, The 21st Day of November 1831,
             By the Lords of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council . . .
             whereas there hath broken out in the United Kingdom an infectious
             Disease or Distemper called the Spasmodic Cholera [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode [etc.], London,
             1831.
Description: A rare broadside seeking to cope with the cholera epidemic
             spreading across Europe, empowering justices of the peace and
             others (unrealistically) "to abate or remove such nuisance", just
             as the intravenous saline solution cure was being discovered
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 16x24 inches, two folds, well preserved,
             one copy (the same, at the British Library) in OCLC and COPAC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79654                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Broadside, legal ephemera, medicine, poor law, justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, and the Lords and Peeres now
             assembled in Parliament. The Humble Petition and Protestation of
             all the Bishops and Prelates now called by His Majesties Writts to
             attend the Parliament [etc.]. Not in Wing; ESTC R226217
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Hunscutt, London, 1642.
Description: The rare broadside whose contents formed the basis of high treason
             charges brought against the bishops for "subvert[ing] the
             fundamental laws of the kingdom", thereby contributing in part to
             the outbreak of England's civil war; one copy in ESTC
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 9 1/2 x 13 inches, lightly browned, some
             chips and tears, top left margin trimmed, but legibility
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79671                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Broadside, legal ephemera, Ecclesiastical Law, Parliament, English constitutional law, criminal law
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Author:      Philipps, Fabian
Title:       The Pretended Perspective Glass; Or some Reasons of Many more
             which might be Offered, Against the pretended Registring
             Reformation. Wing P2013 or P2013A [the variant with the page
             following B4 unsigned] [see ESTC R9264 Uncontrolled note for
             publication date]
Publisher:   Printed in the Year MDCLXIX ["IX" crossed out and "XI" in ink],
             London, 1671.
Description: Part of the centuries' long debate on land registration in
             England, reaching an apogee in the 17th century, written by "the
             sturdy loyalist and student of records" (in Holdsworth's words),
             with comparisons to Dutch, Scots and Spanish practice
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt,
             light browning, without the final blank, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79678                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Real Property, legal reform, Holland, space law, Comparative Law
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       The Touchstone of Wills, Testaments, and Administrations. Being a
             Compendium of Cases and Resolutions Touching the same. Carefully
             collected out of the Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon Laws [etc.].
             Third Edition. Wing M1813. 12mo
Publisher:   Printed for W. Leak, A. Roper, F. Tyton [and six others], London,
             1674.
Description: Final edition of the first general, introductory guidebook to the
             English law of wills, designed for the layperson (as Swinburne's
             treatise is not), written by the North Riding attorney perhaps
             best known for his poem "In Praise of York-shire Ale"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, the margins cut close
             (legibility preserved), a bit of minor marginal worming, clean and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79681                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Wills, Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, civil law
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Author:
Title:       A Collection of Such of the Orders Heretofore used in Chancery . .
             . For Reforming of several Abuses in the said Court, preventing
             multiplicity of Suits, Motions, and unnecessary Charge to the
             Suitors and for their more expeditious . . . Relief. Wing C5198
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Chase . . . and by Humphery Tuckey [etc.],
             London, 1661.
Description: The orders which were largely those of Francis Bacon, in
             Holdsworth's words "fix[ing] the practice of the court till the
             [19th century] reforms", Bacon's sole successful effort at
             codification and "the best evidence of [the court's] organization"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else crisp
             with both the index leaf, the final blank, and the imprimatur
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79698                Price: $     550.00
Category:    equity, courts, legal reform
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Author:      Cary, Richard
Title:       Le Necessarie use & Fruit de les Pleadings, conteine en le lieur
             de le tresreverend Edward Coke Lattorney general law Roigne:
             Ouesque un Collection de commemorable buy cases sparsim cite en
             les Arguments de mesme les Reportes [etc.]. S.T.C. 4719; Cowley 99
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight. An. Dom. 1601. Cum Priuilegio, London,
             1601.
Description: Sole edition of Cary's analysis and digest of the transcripts from
             the records preserved by Coke in the first part of his Reports and
             "considered so important" (in the words of Dr. Baker) as to
             justify this separate, contemporary treatment of them
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, title darkened,
             definite staining, an extensive marginal gloss in the first pages;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79650                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    reports of cases, books of entry, Abridgements
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Author:
Title:       Reasons for a Registry: Shewing briefly The great Benefits and
             Advantages that may accrew to this Nation thereby. And Likewise
             Reconciling those mistaken Inconveniences which many have
             conceived thereof. Wing R486. 4to
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Harper . . . in Fleetstreet, London, 1678.
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 boards, printed paper label, browned, else quite sound with
             untrimmed edges and both blanks, the first chipped and soiled; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79651                Price: $     550.00
Category:    colonies, Connecticut, conveyancing, Real Property
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Author:
Title:       A Conference Desired by the Lords and Had by a Committee of both
             Houses, Concerning the Rights and Privileges of the Subjects.
             Discoursed by . . . Master Selden [and] Sir Edward Cooke. With the
             Objections . . . and the Answers. Wing E1284C
Publisher:   Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbancke, and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: The all-important first portion of the debates leading up to the
             Petition of Right, recording the arguments and authorities of
             Coke, Digges, Littleton, and Selden, Sir Robert Heath's objections
             as Attorney General, and their answers in response
Condition:   Modern 1/4 unlettered calf over marbled boards and edges, some
             browning and staining, but crisp with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79652                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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Author:      Trevers, Joseph
Title:       An Essay To the Restoring of our Decayed Trade. Wherein is
             Described, the Smugglers, Lawyers, and Officers Frauds. Wing T2129
Publisher:   Printed for Giles Widdowes [and two others], London, 1675.
Description: First edition of Trevers's only work, attributing part of the
             decline of the English wool trade to the law, proposing several
             legal reforms and, in his postscript, fiercely attacking lawyers,
             who "multiply like Catterpillers in a dry summer"
Condition:   Modern dark brown calf, gilt lettered, some browning, the margin
             of last leaf chipped (no loss), else well preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79653                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Commercial Law, legal reform, Legal Ethics
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Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the
             Inner Temple. Treating of the Laws of England. Translated out of
             French into English for the benefit of young Students and others.
             An Dom. 1657. Wing P1544A
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Walbanck . . . within Grays-Inne Gate, London,
             1657.
Description: A rare variant printing of the second edition in English of one of
             the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with
             Littleton's Tenures; with a portion devoted to the law as it
             affected women, including dower; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, browned, elaborately glossed through
             Dower, with the ownership signature of John Peck (adm Middle
             1681); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79649                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, women's law, Dower
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