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Author:      Atkyns, Robert
Title:       An Enquiry into the Jurisdiction of the Chancery in Causes of
             Equity [with] The Case of Sir Robert Atkyns . . . upon His Appeal
             Against a Decree obtain'd by Mrs. Elizabeth Took . . . and others,
             Plaintiffs in Chancery [etc.]. Wing A4137. Folio
Publisher:   Printed in the Year 1695, London, 1695.
Description: The last serious effort seeking to limit Chancery's powers,
             written by "a very learned lawyer" (in Holdsworth's words), but
             ultimately unsuccessful, as the principles of equitable
             jurisdiction became fixed during the 18th and 19th centuries
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light foxing and browning,
             else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79365                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity
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Title:       Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden
             at Westminster the second of Apryll, in the xiii yere of the
             raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . .
             were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9471.6; Beale S289b. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Richarde Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London,
             1571.
Description: A rare contemporary printing of the acts of 13 Elizabeth,
             establishing bankruptcy law's foundations (to remain partly in
             place until 1925) [c.7], and enacting the statute which was to
             govern usury law until 1854 [c.8]; three copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, minor marginal staining, lacking the
             colophon leaf following the pardon, else sound with ample margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79438                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
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Author:      Powell, Richard R.
Title:       The Law of Future Interests in California
Publisher:   West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1980.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 91 pages
Book No.:    W-77760                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Real Property, California
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Author:
Title:       History of Eugene Aram, Who Was Convicted at York Assizes, of the
             Murder of Dan'l Clark of Knaresborough, Fourteen Years after the
             Crime was committed [and the] Singular and Talented Defence he
             made on his trial [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by W.&T. Fordyce, 15, Grey Street, Newcastle,
             1840.
Description: A rare account of the crime immortalized in Bulwer Lytton's novel
             'Eugene Aram', "the first English novel in which sympathy is
             solicited for a real-life murderer", with parallels drawn to
             Stendhal; no print copy in OCLC, one copy in COPAC
Condition:   Modern gray sewn wraps, light browning, a small hole at the bottom
             of the last leave affecting a few words, else a very good
             untrimmed copy; 24 pages
Book No.:    W-77833                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       The Prospects of the American University. Setaro 756
Publisher:   N.p., n.p., 1925?.
Description: The rare separate printing of Dean Pound's commencement address at
             Indiana University on June 9, 1925, originally appearing in School
             and Society, volume XXII, No. 556, on August 22, 1925; one copy in
             OCLC
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 13 pages
Book No.:    W-78635                Price: $      65.00
Category:    education
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Author:      Leach, William
Title:       First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at
             Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their
             Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest
             Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together
             outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal
             system", here focusing on local officials, executors,
             administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:   Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the
             text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78708                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime law
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways, Shewing The Office and Duty
             of such Surveyors . . . Collected and gathered Out of public Acts
             of Parliament . . . out of the Year-Books, and other Books of the
             Municipal Laws of this Kingdom [etc.]. Wing M1799
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1694.
Description: Only edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law
             of highways and their surveyors, this copy uniquely containing the
             separate, seemingly unrecorded eight page advertisement (slightly
             trimmed) of 100+ books printed for William Crooke
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered, blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, but
             clean and sound, with the imprimatur leaf, one blank corner of
             which is torn away
Book No.:    W-79291                Price: $     700.00
Category:    law of highways
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Author:
Title:       Three Learned Readings Made upon three very usefull Statutes: The
             First, By . . . Sir James Dyer [of Wills] . . . The Second, By Sir
             Iohn Brograve [Concerning Jointures] . . . The Third, By Thomas
             Risden [of Forcible Entry] [etc.]. Wing D2929
Publisher:   Printed for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell,
             London, 1648.
Description: Only edition of each reading (all 16th century) and the only
             instance in which several Inns of Court readings were jointly
             published, the first (by James Dyer) recently termed by Dr. Baker
             "the distinguished exposition of the Statute of Wills"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning and foxing, particularly to the
             title, some leaves chipped (legibility preserved), just usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79364                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Readings, Wills
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Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       Camera Regis, Or, A Short View of London Containing the Antiquity,
             Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers,k
             Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c of that Renowned City. Collected
             out of Law & History and methodized [etc.]. Wing B5253
Publisher:   Printed for William Crooke . . . without Temple Barre, London,
             1676.
Description: First edition of one of some twenty works by the prolific Brydall,
             "reflect[ing] a very wide range of jurisprudential expertise",
             this the copy which he seemingly presented to his father
             ("Presidio Veritas / ex dono authoris filii / charissimi mei")
Condition:   Modern calf, morocco label, gilt ruled and lettered, light
             browning, else well preserved, with the bookplate of William
             Alexander; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79437                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    London
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Author:      Wilkinson, John
Title:       The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions
             how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . with an
             easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court
             Barons, and Hundred Courts. Fourth Edition. Wing W2246A
Publisher:   Printed by E. Flesher, J Streater, and H. Twyford [etc.], London,
             1675.
Description: Final edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the
             coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney
             and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with
             separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:   Early calf, gilt lettered, all edges marbled, the spine rubbed,
             new endpapers, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79290                Price: $     850.00
Category:    coroners, sheriffs, courts
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Title:       Anno xxiii Reginae. At this present Session of Parliament . . .
             the xvi day of Ianuarie, in the xxiii yeere of the reigne of . . .
             Lady Elizabeth [1581] . . . were enacted as followeth [etc.].
             S.T.C. 9484 [including this copy]; not in Beale
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1581.
Description: First printing of this Parliament's acts, as religious tumult
             swirled through England, mass forbidden and attempts to convert
             subjects to Catholicism made treason [c.1], with seditious words
             punished by mutilation and seditious books with death [c.2]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the title darkened, trimmed,
             and spotted, without the subsidies and pardon (as often), sound;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79363                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, Religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press
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Author:
Title:       The Law of Arrests in Both Civil and Criminal Cases: Shewing For
             what Causes . . . how to raise a Hue and Cry . . . the Nature of
             Bail, Escapes, Rescues, Breach of Prison . . . Necessary for
             Sheriffs . . . Debtors, Creditors, Prisoners [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [etc.], [London], 1742.
Description: The scarce first edition of the only early work on arrest, a much-
             debated matter fraught with fraud and abuse, drawing the attention
             of Fielding, Dr. Johnson and Dickens, its restrictions on personal
             liberty not fully reformed until the 19th century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crudely (but contemporaneously) backed, worn
             and a bit strained, browning and definite dustiness, a well-used
             but sound copy
Book No.:    W-79436                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Procedure, criminal law
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Title:       Opportunities for Negroes in Law. Preface by Harry E. Groves,
             President, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
Publisher:   Central State University Press, Wilberforce, 1967.
Description: The project initiated by the American Association of Law Schools,
             with an emphasis on then successful African-American lawyers, with
             seventy-six individual photographs and brief biographies,
             including Thurgood Marshall and Constance Baker Motley
Condition:   Original blue printed stapled wraps, a trifle faded, else a very
             good copy; 58 unnumbered pages
Book No.:    W-77831                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Discrimination
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Author:      Pruitt, Paul M., David I. Durham, Sally E Hadden
Title:       Traveling the Beaten Trail: Charles Tait's Charges to Federal
             Grand Juries, 1822-1825
Publisher:   University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, 2013.
Description: A fine scholarly edition of three grand jury charges delivered by
             Judge Tait, the Jeffersonian democrat who became Alabama's first
             federal judge, "offer[ing] exceptional examples of law and legal
             culture as it was developing on the Alabama frontier"
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, as new, 120 pages; Occasional
             Publications of the Bounds Law Library Number Eight
Book No.:    W-77830                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Alabama, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       Jus Imaginis Apud Anglos; or The Law of England Relating to the
             Nobility & Gentry. Faithfully Collected, and methodically Digested
             for Common Benefit. Wing B5261
Publisher:   Printed for John Billinger . . . and George Dawes [etc.], London,
             1675.
Description: Sole edition of one of some twenty works by the prolific Brydall,
             "reflect[ing] a very wide range of jurisprudential expertise",
             here devoted exclusively to England's nobility (arranged by rank),
             with a penultimate section on the Court of Chivalry
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the lower inch or so of the joints
             just cracking but very sound; with the royal seal and folding
             table; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79434                Price: $     350.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An
             Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with]
             Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament
             [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:   Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios,
             London, 1687-89.
Description: Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius
             Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate
             without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of
             the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising
             leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79360                Price: $    1000.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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Author:
Title:       Act for better Securing certain Powers and Privileges intended to
             be granted by His Majesty by Two Charters for Assurance of Ships
             and Merchandizes at Sea . . . and for Restraining several
             Extravagant and Unwarrantable Practices therein mentioned
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1720.
Description: The famous act passed in the midst of the South Sea Bubble
             economic crisis which (in Maitland's words) "seems to scream at us
             from the statute book", though recent scholarship contends that it
             was a "done deal" between the Company and the government
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, title + pages 363-382 [6 Geo I
             c.18], now preserved in a folding buckram case; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79433                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Acts, Law and the stockmarket, corporations, fraud
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Author:      Heale, William
Title:       An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his
             assertion . . . That it was lawfull for husbands to beate their
             wives [with] Henry Swinburne, A Treatise on Spousals, or
             Matrimonial Contracts [etc.]
Publisher:   Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, worn, ex-library, a usable copy only,
             the 1608 and 1686 editions in facsimile; Classics of English Legal
             History
Book No.:    W-77901                Price: $     125.00
Category:    women's law
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Author:      Exton, John
Title:       The Maritime Dicaeologie; or, Sea Jurisdiction of England. In
             Three Books. I. Setting forth the Antiquity of the Admiralty of
             England . . . II. Proving the Ports, Havens, and Creeks of the sea
             to be within the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty [etc.]. 2d Edition
Publisher:   Sold by J. Worrall . . . near Lincoln's Inn, London, 1755.
Description: Final edition of one of the three earliest works on English
             admiralty law (together with those of Godolphin and Zouche),
             written by Exton when a judge of the Court of Admiralty, in
             Holdsworth's words "a good history of the court and its
             jurisdiction"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, portions of the
             boards darkened, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79432                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    admiralty, international law
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Author:
Title:       Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . .
             Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5
             and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423,
             9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:   [1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London,
             1547-70.
Description: A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five
             parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553,
             including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican
             Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused
             traitors
Condition:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco,
             occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78702                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
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Title:       Anno xliii Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden
             at Westminster the xxvii day of October, in the xliii yeere of the
             Reigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1601] . . . were enacted as
             followeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9496.5
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1601.
Description: Elizabeth's final parliament, and among her most momentous,
             enacting the poor law [c.2] remaining in place until 1832
             ("explicit in its commands and practically enforceable") and the
             Charitable Uses Act [c.4], still the basis for England's modern
             law
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, lightish browning and staining, else sound with
             frequent marginal notations; without the subsidies and pardon; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79430                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    poor law, charities, Acts
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Title:       The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the
             Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the
             General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the
             Original Acts. Volume One
Publisher:   Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, 1788.
Description: An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort
             to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived
             by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and
             adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated
Condition:   Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the
             signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion
             housed the Boston Athenaeum
Book No.:    W-78700                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Massachusetts, Acts
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Author:      Somers, John
Title:       A Brief History of the Succession, Collected out of the Records,
             and the Most Authentick Historians. Written for the Satisfaction
             of the Earl of H.[Halifax]. Wing S4638. Folio. [With line 5 of the
             title ending "and the"]
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1680.
Description: First edition of one of the earliest writings of the future Lord
             Chancellor, vigorously defending the right of Parliament to
             participate in determining royal succession, "review[ing] in
             detail the history of the crown's descent, from earliest times"
Condition:   Modern light-green wraps, definite browning, a bit of marginal
             fraying to the first leaf, else a good copy; 19 pages
Book No.:    W-76888                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Parliament, English constitutional law
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Author:      Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein
             are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . .
             Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in
             Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc.,
             Dublin, 1741.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials
             spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the
             first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose
             and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes'
             division not as in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77689                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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Author:      Aston, Thomas
Title:       A Collection of Sundry Petitions Presented to the Kings Most
             excellent Majestie. As Also To the two most Honourable Houses, now
             assembled in Parliament . . . Published by his Majesties speciall
             Command. ?Wing A4072 (variant). Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for William Sheares, London, 1642.
Description: A seemingly unrecognized variant of Aston's "Collection",
             appearing in at least four other contemporary printings, "as
             England rapidly slid into civil war"; with the index of the
             petitions found on the verso of p.43 and without the license to
             print
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, black morocco label, gilt, light browning and
             a trace of foxing, ?cancel title, else a very good crisp copy; 43
             pages
Book No.:    W-76958                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Author:      Pratt, John Tidd
Title:       The Law Relating to Highways, Comprising the Statute 5 & 6 Will.
             IV. Cap. 50, (Passed 31st August, 1835,) with Table of Contents,
             Explanatory Notes, Forms, References, and a Copious Index
Publisher:   Shaw and Sons, 137 & 138, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street [etc.],
             London, 1835.
Description: The rare first edition of an enormously successful work, written
             by the able Inner Temple barrister whose official government
             functions spanned much of the 19th century, the work itself
             reaching a 21st edition in 1967; one copy in OCLC in the USA
Condition:   Original boards, printed paper label, quite worn, joints cracking
             but holding, else a very good, clean, untrimmed copy in
             unsophisticated state
Book No.:    W-76885                Price: $     550.00
Category:    law of highways
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Author:      Spencer, Thomas
Title:       The Successful Application of the New Poor Law to the Parish of
             Hinton Charterhouse.  Containing: 1. The Aspect of Pauperism Prior
             to the Passing of the New Poor Law. 2. The Removal of Abuses . . .
             3. Some of the Causes of the Outcry Against the New Poor Law
Publisher:   James Ridgway and Son, Piccadilly, London, 1836.
Description: One of several tracts written by the uncle of Herbert Spencer,
             singled out by the Webbs as those "which we may mention
             especially" in support of the New Poor Law, replacing and
             fundamentally altering the Elizabethan statute enacted in 1601
Condition:   Modern boards, paper label, light foxing and browning, else a good
             copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-76884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Case of Patrick Mackay of Scourie, Esq
Publisher:   N.p., Printed in the Year, 1732.
Description: A rare work, describing in great detail -- from Mackay's point of
             view -- the events forcing him to flee Scotland so as to avoid
             creditors (and his arrest) in a series of botched commercial
             transactions involving him, his brother, and a third party
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning, the title and last leaf
             moreso, else a good copy, 49+71 pages; one copy in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76883                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Johnson, Douglas Wilson
Title:       Relation of the Law to Underground Waters
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1905.
Description: Water-Supply and Irrigation Paper No. 122, Series O, Underground
             Waters, 35; with a first chapter discussing the applicable law,
             and a second itemizing legislative acts affecting underground
             waters, by state
Condition:   Original printed sewn stapled salmon wraps, a trifle worn,
             occasional browning and a few stray pencil marks, else a very good
             copy, 55 pages
Book No.:    W-77685                Price: $     125.00
Category:    water law
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Author:
Title:       Presented to the Right Honble Sir George W.W. Bramwell By the
             Members of the Bar present at a Dinner given to him in the Hall of
             the Inner Temple. On Tuesday 28th November, 1881. On his
             Retirement from the Bench
Publisher:   Waterlow & Sons, Limited, London Wall, London, 1881.
Description: The rare work celebrating the career of Lord Bromwell, "a complete
             master of the common law", with the arms of the Inns of Court
             reproduced in color, a sketch of Bramwell as judge, and the
             speeches of Lord Coleridge and Baron Bramwell himself
Condition:   Contemporary oversized (11 1/2 x 16 inches) morocco, very worn,
             the boards detached, but its contents quite fresh; three copies in
             OCLC
Book No.:    W-79289                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, Inns of Court
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Author:      Hudson, John
Title:       The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description: The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the
             General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon
             England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England,
             concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78486                Price: $     300.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
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Author:      Manning, William Oke
Title:       Commentaries on the Law of Nations
Publisher:   S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, Law Bookseller [etc.], London, 1839.
Description: First edition of Manning's "closely reasoned work", inscribed
             "from the Author" on the front blank, but seemingly Manning's own
             copy, with some forty annotations in the text (several
             substantial) and a lengthy note in ?his hand on the rear pastedown
Condition:   Original boards, printed paper label, rubbed and somewhat chipped,
             else a very good copy in original state, the edges untrimmed
Book No.:    W-79288                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    international law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Brydall [Bridall], John
Title:       Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As
             They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs:
             Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of
             London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first
             introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his
             'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . .
             doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top
             margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79287                Price: $    1400.00
Category:    English Law, Acts, London
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Office and Authorities of Sheriffs: Gathered out of the
             Statutes, and Books of the Common Laws of this Kingdom. To which
             is added an Appendix or Supplement, containing a Collection of the
             Statutes touching Sheriffs [etc.]. Wing D153. Folio in 4's
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins [etc.], London, 1682.
Description: A late 17th century edition (much expanded) of the first work on
             the sheriff at English law, comprehensively treating writs,
             returns, executions and other processes, and the sheriff's
             relation to the jury, his accounts and subordinates, inter alia
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, lightly rubbed and light
             browning, else well preserved with particularly ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78484                Price: $     850.00
Category:    sheriffs
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Author:
Title:       A Table to al the Statutes made from the beginning of the raigne
             of Kyng Edwarde the vi vnto this present xii yeare of the reigne
             of oure moste gratious and soueraigne Ladye Queene Elizabeth.
             S.T.C. 9546; Beale S38; Cowley 62
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Cum priuilegio, London, 1570?.
Description: One of two separately printed indexes of English statute law
             printed in the sixteenth century, expanding upon its one
             predecessor, and a rare form of legal literature not to recur
             until 1716 and to remain uncommon until the nineteenth century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, the title unobstrusively repaired, lightish
             staining to the lower portion of two leaves, else quite clean and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79359                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English of the Statutes now in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yere of the
             Reigne of King H.3. untill . . . the 7 yere of the Raigne of our
             Soueraigne Lord King James [etc.]. S.T.C. 9324; Cowley 112. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning and a bit of marginal staining,
             else a very good, clean and tall copy; no copy in a law library in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-77827                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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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:
Title:       The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and
             Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . .
             . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is
             added, The Office and Duty of Coroners. Wing C5653
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns [etc.], London, 1696.
Description: First edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and
             the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of
             ground", with separate chapters on the jury and on habeas corpus,
             and with a lengthy treatment of the law of escapes
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed and a bit chipped, else quite
             clean, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79358                Price: $     850.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners, habeas corpus, juries
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Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       Non Compos Mentis: Or, The Law Relating to Natural Fools, Mad-
             Folks, and Lunatick Persons, Inquisited, and Explained, for Common
             Benefit. Wing B5265
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1700.
Description: Only edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English
             law on these subjects, unusually framed by first stating "Remarks"
             followed by "Questions" and "Solutions", treating of idiots, those
             insane, and those insane but with lucid intervals
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, severely browned throughout (as
             often), outer margin of title strengthened, usable only; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79284                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    insanity
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Author:      Finch, Henrie
Title:       Law, or, A Discourse Thereof, in foure Bookes. Written in [Law]
             French by Sir Henrie Finch . . . And done into English by the same
             Author. S.T.C. 10871
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London.
Description: First edition in English of "the pioneer book of the institutes of
             English law", the edition influencing subsequent writers, praised
             by Blackstone, and "copied, epitomised and paraphrased [and]
             recommended to students for the next two centuries"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, the original spine
             laid down, light browning, else very clean and crisp with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79357                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Comyns, John
Title:       Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King's
             Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer: To which are added Some Special
             Cases in the Court of Chancery . . . In the Reigns of King
             William, Queen Anne, King George the First, and his Present
             Majesty
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for D. Browne [and two others],
             London, 1744.
Description: First edition of the reports of Comyns, a serjeant and judge,
             compared favorably by Holdsworth ("far fuller and more
             illuminating") and published from Comyns' manuscript as translated
             by his nephew of the same name from Comyns' original Law French
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a superior copy with the
             frontispiece, from the Macclesfield Library with the signature of
             Thomas Clarke
Book No.:    W-77752                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       A Law Dictionary: or the Interpreter of Words and Terms, Used
             either in the Common or Statute Laws Of that Part Of Great Britain
             call'd England; and in Tenures and Jocular Customs [etc.]. Cowley
             194. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for D. Browne [and eight others], London, 1708.
Description: White Kennett's edition of Cowell's highly regarded law
             dictionary, the first entirely in English, first appearing in
             1607, and, in Professor Coquillette's words, "the most
             intellectually exciting and controversial law dictionary ever
             published"
Condition:   Contemporary blind decorated unlettered calf, somewhat marked and
             rubbed, else very clean with ample margins and the advertising
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79356                Price: $     550.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:
Title:       La Vieux Natura brevium, dernierment corrigee et amend', & cy
             nouelment imprimee. S.T.C. 18402; Beale T97
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1584.
Description: Final edition of the 'Old Natura Brevium', written in the 14th
             century to explain the nature of writs, in Maitland's words "[t]he
             system of Forms of Action or the Writ System [which] is the most
             important characteristic of English medieval law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, remains of ties,
             somewhat rubbed and chipped, else very clean with excellent
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79429                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Procedure
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Author:      Gluckman, Max
Title:       The Ideas in Barotse Jurisprudence. Foreword by Charles L. Black,
             Jr.
Publisher:   Yale University Press, New Haven, 1965.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, the fore-edge foxed, gift inscription, else a very
             good copy in the dustjacket; the Storrs Lectures on Jurisprudence
             for 1963
Book No.:    W-77751                Price: $      25.00
Category:    AFRICA, jurisdiction
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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:      Eastland, James O.
Title:       Supreme Court Tyranny, Based on Marxist - Communist Tradition
Publisher:   Christian Nationalist Crusade, Los Angeles, 1954.
Description: Senator Eastland's argument supporting his Senate resolution
             seeking an investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee of the
             "brainwashed" Supreme Court's decision in Brown v Board of
             Education, one which (prophetically) "the South will not obey"
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 32 pages, with
             an image of Senator Eastland on the rear wrap
Book No.:    W-79355                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, education, Discrimination
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Author:      Nelson, William
Title:       Lex Maneriorum: Or, the Law and Customs of England, Relating to
             Manors and Lords of Manors, their Stewards, Deputies, Tenants, and
             others . . . Of the Lords Right to Deodands, Felons Goods, Waifs,
             Estrays, Wrecks, and Goods of Felo de se [Suicides] 2d ed
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1733.
Description: Second edition reissue of Nelson's sole work on copyhold, land
             tenure, manors, and their courts, arranged alphabetically by
             subject and with what Holdsworth terms an "interesting historical
             preface"; one of the early works printed by Elizabeth Nutt
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn and scraped, the front joint
             cracking and the label effaced; a clean working copy only, with
             the advertising leaf
Book No.:    W-77750                Price: $     175.00
Category:    copyright
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Author:      Booth, A
Title:       Examen Legum Angliae: Or, the Laws of England Examined, By
             Scripture, Antiquity, and Reason. Wing B3738. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by James Cottrel, London, 1656.
Description: Only edition of Booth's sole work, a radical criticism of English
             law, contending that "Law . . . [is] an oppression of the people"
             and that law and equity should be merged, singling out
             particularly both Coke and Littleton as fundamentally in error
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, very occasional lightish marginal
             staining, else quite crisp with ample margins and the errata leaf;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79427                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    jurisprudence, Radicals, Magna Carta, equity
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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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Author:      Bond, John
Title:       A Complete Guide for Justices of Peace, According to the best
             Approved Authors. In Two Parts. The First containing the Common
             and Statute Laws of England, Relating to the Office of a Justice
             of Peace. The Second consisting of . . . Precedents. Wing B3567A
Publisher:   Printed, and are to be Sold by W. Freeman . . . in Fleet-street,
             London, 1687.
Description: One of four editions of the sole work of Bond, a Gray's Inn
             bencher (and ancient), expressly patterned on Dalton and thus,
             indirectly, designed to convey the authoritative content of
             Brooke, Coke, Crompton, Fitzherbert, Lambarde, and Staunford
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, a very little marginal staining, else quite
             clean and crisp, with the imprimatur leaf preceding the first
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79353                Price: $     850.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       A Charge Given by . . . Francis Bacon At a Sessions holden for the
             Verge . . . Declaring The Latitude of the Jurisdiction thereof,
             and the Offences therein inquireable, as well by the Common Law,
             as by several Statutes [etc.]. Wing B277; Gibson 234
Publisher:   Printed for Robert Pawlett . . . near the Temple, London, 1676.
Description: Bacon's charge given as he was appointed to his first judicial
             post by James I, the "Court of the Verge" (its jurisdiction within
             12 miles of Whitehall), Bacon touching on such diverse subjects as
             fraud, Jesuits, perjury, prophecies, and witchcraft
Condition:   Modern morocco, browned, margins cut close, the sidenotes
             sometimes just affected, title trimmed and repaired, usable only;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79426                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    fraud, Religion, witchcraft
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Author:      Phayer, Thomas (attr.)
Title:       A Booke of Presidentes exactly written in manner of a Register,
             newelye corrected, with additions of diuers necessarie Presidents
             meete . . . how to make all manner of Euidences [etc.]. S.T.C.
             3344 [including this copy]; Beale T446
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [etc.], London, 1586.
Description: A rare edition of the first named work of its kind, in
             Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of
             documents, including, besides conveyances, chancery bills and
             answers, letters of safe conduct" and much else; four copies in
             STC
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed, title and last leaf marked and
             darkened, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79425                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    conveyancing, Forms & Form Books
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Author:      Matthew, Hale
Title:       De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary
             Descents, Shewing The Rise, Progess and Successive Alterations
             thereof. And Also the Laws of Descent as they are now in use. Wing
             H236
Publisher:   Printed and are to be Sold by A. Baldwin in Warwick-lane, London,
             1699.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-79351                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, Wills
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Author:
Title:       Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation
             holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight
             yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were
             enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.],
             London, 1574?.
Description: The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending
             the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in
             someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John
             Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat
             marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else
             clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79424                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Williams, Walter
Title:       Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum, &c. Or, A manifestation of the
             King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against Erroneous
             and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. The Second Part. Wing W2776
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, London, 1684.
Description: Only edition of the second part of a work written by a Middle
             Temple bencher (and the Keeper of its library in the early 18th
             century) putting a strongly grounded historical case for the
             King's personal review of Chancery decisions
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, the margins cut a
             bit close (no text affected), else a very good bright copy, with
             the errata leaf
Book No.:    W-79350                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per
             le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore
             enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description: First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's
             classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their
             jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with
             for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:   Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning,
             lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79423                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
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Author:      Powell, John (comp.)
Title:       The Assize of Bread. With sundry good and needful Ordinances for
             Bakers, Brewers, Inholders, Victuallers, Vintners, and Butchers;
             And other Assizes in Weights and Measures, which by the Laws of
             this Realm, are Commanded to be observed [etc.]. Wing P3060
Publisher:   Printed for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright [and two others],
             London, 1684.
Description: The assize which essentially determined the price of bread, based
             on the table compiled by John Powell, Clerk of the London market
             and in effect for most of the 17th century, thereby insulating
             bakers "both from profiteering and speculative loss"
Condition:   Modern calf, extra gilt, a luscious Riviere binding, with the
             eight woodcuts of the various methods of baking bread; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79422                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Commercial Law, Legal Art
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       The History of the Common Law of England. Divided into Twelve
             Chapters. The Second Edition Corrected [bound with] The Analysis
             of the Law: Being a Scheme, or Abstract, Of the several Titles and
             Partitions of the Law of England, Digested into Method [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Nutt . . . and sold by D. Browne [and 18 others],
             London, 1716.
Description: Second editions of two of Hale's principal works, the first to
             name him on their titles, as he writes the first general history
             of English law in his 'History' and then in his 'Analysis'
             propounds the organizational schema adopted by Blackstone
Condition:   Modern calf, clean and well-preserved, with the errata leaf
             claiming (rightly) the correction of many errors in the Walthoe
             printing; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79420                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, biography, English Law
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       A Review of the Statutes, Both Ancient and Modern; Especially
             Concerning the Practick Part of the Law . . . To which is
             prefix'd, A Compleat Table; shewing in what Statutes Justices of
             the Peace are concerned: Whether One or more [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Nutt . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London,
             1715.
Description: The uncommon first edition of Jacob's first or second work,
             alphabetically digesting and glossing English statute law by
             subject, and so anonymously launching a career which was to
             establish his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal
             writings"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, slightly strained,
             occasional minor marginal staining, else a very good crisp copy;
             seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77678                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for
             Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey
Publisher:   N.p., Dublin, 1771.
Description: A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates
             part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law",
             memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and
             featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury
Condition:   Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp
             copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772;
             five copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76948                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, law of heraldry, Law and Literature, criminal law, marriage
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Author:      Zouche, Richard
Title:       Iuris et Iudicii Fecialis, Sive, Iuris Inter Gentes, et
             Quaestionum de Eodem Explicatio [An Exposition of Fecial Law and
             Procedure, or of Law between Nations, and Questions concerning the
             Same]. Edited by Thomas Erskine Holland. Two Volumes
Publisher:   William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Buffalo, 1985.
Description: The modern scholarly edition of the work which (in Holdsworth's
             words) "has given [Zouche] enduring fame", the first to adopt
             systematically the phrase "law of nations", and providing the
             first textbook on the whole of that subject
Condition:   Original tan cloth, the facsimile reissue of the 1911 Carnegie
             Institution of Washington edition
Book No.:    W-77677                Price: $     120.00
Category:    international law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:
Title:       Color photograph of the spouses of the Justices of the United
             States Supreme Court, framed and matted, the frame measuring 16x19
             inches and the image 10x13 1/2 inches, taken before the fountain
             of Georgia marble in one of the Court's four courtyards
Publisher:   Photograph by Joseph J. Scherschel [National Geographic Society],
             Washington, 1967.
Description: A rare photograph signed by eight of the nine Court spouses with
             their given names [Elizabeth S. Black; Marjorie L. Brennan; Mary
             R. Clark; Dorothy K. Goldberg 3-18-67; Ethel Harlan; Mary Anne
             Stewart; Nina E. Warren 3-14-67; and Marion L. White]
Condition:   A good clear image, the wood frame somewhat scuffed, two
             signatures to some degree faded, but clearly legible
Book No.:    W-77748                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Supreme Court, law and photography
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Author:
Title:       The Dying Speeches and Behavior of the several State Prisoners
             That have been Executed the last 300 Years. With Their several
             Characters from the best Historians, as Cambden, Spotswood,
             Clarendon, Sprat, Burnet . . . shewing how . . . Sentences were
             Executed
Publisher:   Printed for F. Brotherton, and W. Meadows [and three others],
             London, 1720.
Description: First edition a work supplementing the first edition of the State
             Trials, treating of over 300 accused and their fates, including
             Charles I, William Kidd, Sir Thomas More, Titus Oates, Sir Walter
             Raleigh, and Algernon Sidney among many others
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over cloth boards, a very good copy; with both
             pages *483-*486 and 483-486, as with two copies reported in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76945                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Caroli Regis, Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae
             Decimo et undecimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Dublin,
             the foureteenth day of Iuly in the tenth year of the Raigne of our
             most gracious Soveraigne Lord, Charles [etc]. STC 14137
Publisher:   Imprinted by the Society of Stationers, Dublin [a false imprint,
             i.e. London], 1636.
Description: The only London printing of the legislation enacted by the Irish
             Parliament during the reign of Charles I, seventy-one acts in
             total, beginning with the six subsidies granted to the King,
             increasing Parliamentary demands leading to its dissolution
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very
             good copy with a number of contemporary annotations in the
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78476                Price: $     850.00
Category:    IRELAND, Acts
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Author:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       De Dis Syris Syntagmata II. Aduersaria nempe de Numinibus
             commentitiis in Vetere Instrumento memoratis. accedunt quae sunt
             reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum,
             Afrorum, Europaeorum item Theologia subinde illustratur. S.T.C.
             22167
Publisher:   Bibliopolarum corpori excudebat Guilielmus Stansbeius, London,
             1617.
Description: First edition of the work on ancient religions which "quickly
             became celebrated outside England", established Selden's
             reputation for learning in Europe, and "remains a remarkable
             achievement, even when viewed through the lens of modern
             scholarship"
Condition:   Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, a bit strained, the margins
             cut close (no text affected), minor staining to the last leaves; a
             good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76944                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    jewish law, Religion
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that
             yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure
             Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description: The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant
             contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words
             "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success"
             surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one
             imperfect
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor
             worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78475                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       In re Williams versus Garbett. The Judgment of an Ecclesiastical
             Court
Publisher:   Printed and Published by J. Vincent, Oxford, 1842.
Description: A rare tract, a sharp satire (appropriately in verse) of the
             contested 1842 election of the Professor of Poetry at Oxford,
             devolving into an ecclesiastical dispute and "mark[ing] the
             beginning of the decline of the Tractarian movement in Oxford"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a usable if somewhat fragile copy,
             15 pages; no copy in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:    W-76870                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, Poetry
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Author:      Nolan, Michael
Title:       A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.
             The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London,
             1808.
Description: The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in
             Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the
             subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of
             the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of
             Elizabeth I
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of
             volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good
             set
Book No.:    W-76943                Price: $     750.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Rodgers, William H.
Title:       Environmental Law. Air and Water. Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
             Hazardous Wastes and Substances. Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1986.
Description:
Condition:   Original green buckram, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:    W-77671                Price: $     250.00
Category:    environmental law
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Author:      Walthoe (comp.), John
Title:       A Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law-Books of this Realm.
             With Some others relating thereunto . . . Alphabetically digested
             under proper Heads. With An Account of the Best Editions, and
             Common Prices they are now Sold at
Publisher:   Printed by J.N. for J. Walthoe, in the Middle-Temple Cloysters &c,
             London, 1714.
Description: Walthoe's first law-book catalogue, and the first to appear in the
             18th century, largely based in turn on the pioneering catalogue of
             Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling and
             publishing the first bibliography of English law"
Condition:   Modern mottled calf, title darkened, some browning, else crisp
             with a 1790 gift inscription and the advertising leaf; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79275                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:      Wilkinson, James John
Title:       The Law Relating to the Public Funds; and the Equitable and Legal
             Remedies with Respect to Funded Property; Including the Practice
             by Distringas, and under the Statute 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, With
             References to the Cases on the Foreign Funds and Public Companies
Publisher:   Saunders & Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43 Fleet Street, London,
             1839.
Description: The uncommon only edition of the first legal treatise on public
             funds, that is, government securities, including a history of
             stockjobbing and speculation (time-bargains, puts and refusals,
             bulls and bears), and so anticipating modern hedge funds
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a good
             untrimmed copy with ample margins; five copies in OCLC in this
             country
Book No.:    W-76941                Price: $     850.00
Category:    economics
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Author:
Title:       Proceedings on the Trial of Captain G[ambier] . . . for Crim. Con.
             with Ad[miral] K[nowle's] Lady; Which was tried in the Court of
             King's Bench . . . When One Thousand Pounds Damages were given to
             the Plaintiff. With an Introductory Preface
Publisher:   Printed for H. Owen, at the Britannia Printing-Office [etc.],
             London, 1757.
Description: The rare first edition of a sensational criminal conversation
             trial before Lord Mansfield, the defendant "gain[ing] notoriety"
             (and recently called "the penurious old reptile") for his
             dalliance with the Admiral's wife; no copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:   Modern blue wraps, worn, some chips and tears, but all text
             legible, a fragile but untrimmed, unsophisticated survival; 56
             pages
Book No.:    W-77670                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials
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Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the
             xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII]
             [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary],
             London, 1539-1562.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the
             Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of
             the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79347                Price: $   20000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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Author:      Spilsbury, William H. (comp.)
Title:       The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon.
             Society of Lincoln's Inn [with] John Nicholson (comp.), Catalogue
             of the Printed Books in the Library . . . of Lincoln's Inn.
             Supplementary Volume, Containing the Additions from 1859-1890
Publisher:   Printed for the Society [etc.], London, 1859 & 1890.
Description: The last two major catalogues of the library's holdings of printed
             books (excluding its pamphlets collection) when "it was the
             largest law library in the English-speaking world", its foundation
             in 1497 earlier than any other library in London
Condition:   Original brown pebbled cloth, gilt, occasional light foxing and
             pencil checkmarks, else very good copies
Book No.:    W-77815                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Bibliography, Inns of Court
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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:      Codrington, Robert [?Robert Clavell]
Title:       His Majesties Propriety, and Dominion on the Brittish Seas
             Asserted: Together with a true Account of the Neatherlanders
             Insupportable Insolencies . . . and the Inestimable Benefits they
             have gained in their Fishing on the English Seas. Wing C4876A
Publisher:   Printed by T. Mabb, for Andrew Kembe [and two others], London,
             1665.
Description: First edition of Codrington's sole treatise, continuing the debate
             between Grotius and Selden earlier in the century over freedom of
             the seas, significantly historical in approach, with express
             reliance on Selden and his views; with the folding map
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, the spine faded and the front
             hinge cracked (but firm), two leaves chipped, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79419                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    international law, maritime law
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Author:
Title:       The Ship Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the
             Maritime Laws . . . with Several New Adjudged Law Cases, and
             Abstracts of the Most Important Acts; Among Which are the
             Navigation Acts, Smuggling Acts, Manifest Act [etc.]. Eighth
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed, in Gateshead, by and for D. Akenhead and Sons [etc.],
             Newcastle upon Tyne, 1800.
Description: A rare, provincially printed, highly practical work (not to be
             confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"),
             treating of demurrage, insurance, bottomry, salvage, average, and
             arbitration, inter alia, with much on law and legislation
Condition:   Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, front joint cracked but
             holding, else quite clean and usable, the Taussig copy; no copy in
             ESTC, two in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78470                Price: $     950.00
Category:    maritime law, international law, criminal law
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm,
             spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-79272                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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Author:
Title:       Tuesday the 27th of December 1659. Resolved, &c. That on the fifth
             day of January next, this House will take into Consideration the
             Cases of all absent Members [and seven other Proclamations].
             Steele 3142; 3144; 3146; 3147; 3152; 3157; and 3159
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater [imprints vary], London, 1659-60.
Description: Eight rare or uncommon proclamations documenting Parliament's
             actions during the tumultuous months when England faced a military
             takeover, avoided with the restoration of Charles II and
             "ensur[ing] the future of parliamentary government in England"
Condition:   Seven broadsides, each about 8x12 inches, some browning and
             irregularity, several with partial tears, but all textually
             complete; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79345                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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Author:      Smith, Thomas
Title:       De Republica Anglorum. The maner of Governement or policie of the
             Realme of England, compiled by . . . Thomas Smyth Knight, Doctor
             of both the lawes, and one of the principal Secretaries vnto . . .
             King Edward . . . and Queene Elizabeth. S.T.C. 22858
Publisher:   Printed by Henrie Midleton for Gregorie Seton, anno Domini 1584,
             London, 1584.
Description: Second edition of the first English treatise on comparative
             constitutional law, highly regarded by Maitland, who adjudged that
             the work "will be quoted and transcribed so long as men take any
             interest in the history of the English constitution"
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco, a trifle browned with a trace of marginal
             staining, headlines occasionally just shaved, with the Ehrman
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79418                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Comparative Law
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Author:      Beawes, Wyndham
Title:       Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading
             Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract
             of their Charter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting
             about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:   Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.],
             London, 1761.
Description: Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades'
             experience, with much on English and international law, in
             Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give
             all the information which a merchant . . . could want"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very
             good tall copy with ample margins
Book No.:    W-77813                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Commercial Law, international law, aliens
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament,
             holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste
             renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England,
             Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:   T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description: The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of
             Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the
             first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws
             against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp;
             eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the
             Taussig) copy
Book No.:    W-78541                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, law of usury
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Author:
Title:       Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden
             at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth
             yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were
             enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1593.
Description: The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries
             ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to
             exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from
             moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some
             staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79416                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, criminal law
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various
             Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations
             on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on
             the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others],
             London, 1789.
Description: First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first
             survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's
             further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for
             the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn)
             laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a
             good copy with the plates
Book No.:    W-77811                Price: $     650.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set
             forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis
             [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . .
             in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:   in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet],
             London, 1535-40?.
Description: A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law
             books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies
             recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its
             title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:   Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with
             panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back);
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79342                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
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Author:      Leigh, Valentine
Title:       The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science, of Surveying of
             Lands, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes . . . of the measuring of
             all kindes of Landes, be it Meadow, Pasture, Errable, Wood, Hill,
             or Dale . . . Newly Imprinted and corrected. S.T.C. 15419
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by John Windet, for Robart Dexter [etc.], London,
             1592.
Description: Among the earliest works on English surveying, with much on the
             legal aspects of local courts and the administration of manors, "a
             popular, practical guide, largely for self surveyors . . .
             mentioned in John Norden's standard [17th century] work"
Condition:   Early calf, very neatly rebacked, worn but quite attractive,
             lightish marginal staining; with the two tables and the first
             blank, the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79415                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    surveying, Real Property, courts
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Author:      Hargrave, Francis
Title:       Juridical Arguments and Collections. Two Volumes [complete].
             Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, London, 1797-
             99.
Description: The first collection of Hargrave's own speeches and opinions,
             "painstackingly accurate" in John Baker's words, "show[ing] (in
             Sir William Holdsworth's view) that he was as accomplished a
             modern lawyer aw he was learned in the history of the law"
Condition:   Early 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ?later endpapers, lightly
             rubbed and a bit of browning, else a very good clean and wide-
             margined set
Book No.:    W-77810                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    
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Title:       Natura Brevium. The Old Tenures. Lyttylton Tenures. The new Talys.
             The articles uppon the new talys. Diuersyte of courtes. Justyce of
             peace. The chartuary. Court baron. Court of hundrede. Returna
             breuium [and two other works]. S.T.C. 18394; Beale T1
Publisher:   Prentyd by w. Rastell in Fletestreete [etc.], London, 1534.
Description: First edition of William Rastell's famous collection of twelve
             tracts, collecting together for the first time essentially all of
             the shorter legal treatises or tracts written during the preceding
             200 years, beginning with the reign of Edward III
Condition:   19th century crimson morocco, rebacked, William Stirling Maxwell's
             copy with his bookplate and embossed initials, quite luscious; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79341                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    English Law, Real Property, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, justices of peace
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Author:      White, G. Edward
Title:       The Appelate [sic] Opinion As Historical Source Material
Publisher:   American Bar Foundation, Chicago, 1971.
Description: One of Professor White's earliest publications, written while he
             was a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation following
             his graduation from Yale, with an emphasis on Justice Cardozo and
             his famous opinion in the McPherson case
Condition:   Original stapled wraps, Reprinted from The Journal of
             Interdisiplinary History (Spring, 1971), a very good copy; pages
             491-509
Book No.:    W-79414                Price: $      65.00
Category:    appeals, New York, Supreme Court
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Author:      Traynor, Roger J.
Title:       Chief Justice Warren's Fair Question
Publisher:   Georgetown Law Journal, Washington, 1969.
Description: Traynor's affectionate and instructive recollection of an
             afternoon which he and his wife shared with the Chief Justice and
             Nina Warren, evoking Warren's generous nature and remembering the
             question which he would invariably ask--"Is it fair?"
Condition:   Extracted from the Journal's October 1969 issue (Volume 58 Number
             1), five pages with the photograph of Chief Justice Warren facing
             the first page
Book No.:    W-79413                Price: $      45.00
Category:    biography, Supreme Court
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Title:       Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and
             holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne
             [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were
             enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.],
             London, 1573-75.
Description: The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of
             Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened
             and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as
             Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on
             vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79411                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, poor law
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Author:      Wilson, John
Title:       A Short Treatise on the Law, Relative to Arbitration. Containing
             Adjudged Cases on that useful Subject to the present Time,
             Digested and Arranged under Familiar Heads. With An Appendix, of
             useful Precedents
Publisher:   Printed for the Publisher, at the New Office in Whitehorse Yard,
             Hull, 1792.
Description: First edition of the rarest of all early works on the English law
             of arbitration and the only work of Wilson (a Yorkshire attorney),
             relying on Blackstone in extending the arbitrator's powers to
             conveyances of real property; one copy in ESTC
Condition:   Modern double blind ruled calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers and
             pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved with good margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79410                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    arbitration
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Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer
             and Terminer, and Gaol-Delivery for the City of London; And also
             the Gaol-Delivery for the County of Middlesex; Held at Justice-
             Hall in the Old Bailey [December 1779 to October 1780] [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Gurney . . . And Sold by M. Gurney [etc.],
             London, 1779-80.
Description: A rare example of Blackstone as trial judge, and the last instance
             in which he served in that capacity at the Old Bailey, presiding
             at seven trials in the year's first session, in December, 1779,
             just two months before his death in February, 1780
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 black morocco over boards, extremely worn, the
             binding whole but beginning to detach, much browning, a few pages
             loose; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77597                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the
             Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the
             Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description: A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the
             just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-
             three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and
             several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy,
             with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts;
             four copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76939                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Titles of Honor. Second edition. S.T.C. 22178
Publisher:   Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers [etc.], London,
             1631.
Description: Second edition of Selden's first major work, his monumental effort
             devoted to peerage law, heraldry and genealogy, appearing shortly
             after he was called to the bar, treating not only of England but
             of the ancient world and of foreign empires
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later label, initials "I B" in gilt
             on both boards, bottom of spine chipped and the title dusty, else
             a very good copy
Book No.:    W-76792                Price: $     950.00
Category:    law of heraldry
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Author:
Title:       Pen and Ink Sketches In Chancery. By a Lounger in the Courts.
             Parts I-III [all published]. Not in Bland
Publisher:   William [and Richard] Amer, Law Bookseller & Publisher [etc.],
             London, 1877-82.
Description: An acute depiction of the late 19th century Chancery bar,
             putatively written by a disheartened litigant who has taken up
             'lounging' in the Court, but clearly (in the words of a
             contemporary) "the results of long observation"
Condition:   Original printed wraps, residue of tape on two wraps, occasional
             foxing, else good copies, 10+20+15 pages
Book No.:    W-76938                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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Author:      Bentham, Jeremy
Title:       On the Liberty of the Press and Public Discussion and other Legal
             and Political Writings for Spain and Portugal. Edited by Catherine
             Pease-Watkin and Philip Schofield
Publisher:   Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy; The Collected Works
             of Jeremy Bentham, Constitutional Law, Penology, and Criminal Law
Book No.:    W-78469                Price: $     125.00
Category:    biography, freedom of press, SPAIN, PORTUGAL
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Author:      Dunne, James E.
Title:       Heil Hebrew! A Gentile Salute
Publisher:   The Alliance Press, Louisville, 1938.
Description: Louis Brandeis's copy, the presentation on the front blank--"To
             Hon. Louis D. Brandeis / with deepest / respect and esteem / James
             E. Dunne / December 1938", dated the same month as Brandeis noted
             "[t]he rising indignation over Hitler's atrocities"
Condition:   Original red felt wraps, the front wrap gilt-lettered, a small
             chip to the rear wrap, light wear, else a very good copy; 91 pages
Book No.:    W-77591                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    jewish law, Discrimination
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Author:      Tothill, William
Title:       The Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice
             and President . . . And all speciall Orders in Extraordinary
             Cases, which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are
             quoated by Tearmes Yeares & Bookes [etc.]. Wing T1952
Publisher:   Printed T.W. for R. Best and I. Place [etc.], London, 1640.
Description: First edition of the first published equity cases, dating to the
             mid-16th century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord
             Chancellor, providing access to the evolving and increasing
             procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of the rear
             joint cracked, but quite firm, else clean and bright; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79268                Price: $     700.00
Category:    equity
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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.]. S.T.C. 23547; Beale T498
Publisher:   Printed by John Windet, London, 1590.
Description: First edition 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 scientific technique" and by
             David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:   Modern dark brown calf, gilt-lettered, occasional light browning,
             else quite crisp and well preserved, without the errata leaf; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77590                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Wills, Ecclesiastical Law, canon law
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Author:
Title:       A Letter to the Hon. Fox Maule, M.P. Chairman of the Committee of
             the House of Commons, Appointed to Enquire into the Administration
             of the Law of Scotland, on Some Points Connected with the Subject
             of that Enquiry
Publisher:   Sold by Adam & Charles Black. Printed by Forrester & Ruthven,
             Edinburgh, 1840.
Description: A rare, able and thorough critique, and a principal source relied
             upon in modern scholarship on mid-19th century judicial reform
             efforts in Scotland [see Philippson, The Scottish Whigs and the
             Reform of The Court of Session 1785-1830 pp. 167-70]
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the title dusty and partly
             detached, a usable copy only, 51 pages; two copies in COPAC, three
             in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-78392                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, legal reform
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Author:      Holbourne, Robert
Title:       The Learned Readings of Sir Robert Holbourne . . . Upon The
             Statute of 25 Edw 3 Cap 2 Being the Statute of Treasons. To which
             is added, Cases of Prerogative, Treason, Misprision of Treason,
             Felony Written by . . . Francis Bacon. Wing H2373; Gibson 199
Publisher:   Printed for Sam. Heyrick . . . and Matthew Gilliflower [etc.],
             London, 1681.
Description: The sole printed Inns of Court reading on the fundamental statute
             which, in Maitland's words, "[f]rom 1352 to the present day . . .
             has formed the basis of the law of treason", coupled with Bacon's
             own 'Cases of Treason' first published in 1641
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, the title somewhat chipped
             and with a repair (no text affected), else crisp, with the errata;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79267                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, Inns of Court, education
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Author:      Foss, Edward
Title:       The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and
             Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster
             from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London,
             1848-64.
Description: Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in
             Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the
             best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course
             of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864
Condition:   Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned,
             the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a
             very good clean set
Book No.:    W-77808                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, biography
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Author:      Green, Edward
Title:       The Spirit of the Bankrupt Laws . . . Wherein are principally
             considered, the 1. Declaring the Party Bankrupt. 2. Seizing his
             Estate, and summoning him to surrender. 3. Receiving Proof of the
             Debts of his Creditors [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers, For Edward Brooke [etc.],
             London, 1780.
Description: Last edition of Green's comprehensive treatise, drawing upon his
             years as a commissioner in bankruptcy and praised extensively by
             Holdsworth, who terms it "clearly written and well arranged . . .
             explain[ing] underlying principles"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the front board partly darkened, the
             original label preserved, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77661                Price: $     650.00
Category:    bankruptcy
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C.
             10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the
             book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged
             case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles
             and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title
             strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78463                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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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:
Title:       Articuli ad narrationes nouas pertin[entes] formati. S.T.C. 812;
             Beale T111
Publisher:   In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London,
             1525?.
Description: The rare first edition of the medieval tract glossing and
             complementing both Natura Brevium and Novae Narrationes, all works
             central to early pleading and practice in the royal courts, this
             the only edition printed by Pynson; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, the spine gilt ruled and lettered, the
             title and table in facsimile, else textually complete; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78462                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    pleading
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Author:
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:      Denshall [Densell], John
Title:       Le Reading del Monsieur Denshall, Sur L'estatute de Finibus fait
             Anno 4 Hen 7 [1489]. Finis finem Litibus imponit. Wing D1052
Publisher:   Excudebat I.C. Impenis G. Lee [and others], London, 1662.
Description: The most famous reading (of three) given by the Lincoln's Inn
             bencher and the only one to be published, delivered in November
             1531 and, in John Baker's words, "circulat[ing] very widely over
             the next century", complementing Coke's reading on fines
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a stain to the top of the
             title, light browning, margins cut a bit close, else quite sound;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79264                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Readings
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Author:
Title:       By the King. Trustie and welbeloued, wee greete you well: Although
             there be nothing more against our minde then . . . any course that
             may breed in our subiects the least doubt of our vnwillingnes to
             throw any burthens vpon them [etc.]. STC 91751.3(2ba)
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Barker?, London, 1604.
Description: A rare example of the 'requests' by James I early in his reign for
             loans to be repaid the following year, in this case Peter Gleave
             of Norfolk, whose loan was in fact repaid, though three years
             late; with both the loan and its repayment noted by hand
Condition:   One sheet, about 9x14 inches printed in civilite type, repairs at
             the margins affecting the manuscript acknowledgements; two copies
             in STC in the USA
Book No.:    W-78534                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    
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Author:      Gregory (comp.), Arthur
Title:       L'Abridgment des Cases Concernants les Titles plus materiall pur
             les Estudients & practiciones des Leyes du Royalme, digestes es
             certen aptes Diuisions desoubs mesmes les Titles. Ouesque Deux
             Tables ore primerment addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 12357.7; Cowley 96
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton [etc.], London, 1599.
Description: The expanded edition of the abridgment attributed to Arthur
             Gregory and compiled by him earlier in the century, with
             references to the Year Books and to Fitzherbert and Littleton,
             inter alia, the omission of Brooke suggesting its date of
             compilation
Condition:   Early calf, John Evelyn's copy with the Evelyn bookplate [Lot
             1654, part 4], the title marked with minor worming, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79336                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Title:       Magna Charta, cvm Statvtis quae Antiqua vocantur, iam recens
             excusa, & summa fide emendata, iuxta vetnsta [sic] exemplaria ad
             Parliamenti rotulos examinata [etc.]. S.T.C. 9278; Beale S17 and
             S24a
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [etc.], London, 1560?.
Description: The second Tottel printing and the first printing of Magna Charta
             in the reign of Elizabeth, this printing and its printing by
             Tottel in 1556 "hav[ing] several items not pr[inted] elsewhere";
             with the second part with its separate title
Condition:   Modern calf, the remains of the original blind-tooled boards with
             centered lozenges mounted, early notations and ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
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Title:       Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present
             parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere
             [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge
             Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description: A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament
             giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head
             in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason
             statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not
             affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78533                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Holdsworth, W.S.
Title:       A History of English Law. Eighteen Volumes With the Tables and
             Index by Edward Potten published in 1924 and the General Index by
             John Burke published in 1972 [complete]
Publisher:   Methuen & Co Ltd and Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1922-72.
Description: A complete edition of Holdsworth's monumental history, with the
             extremely helpful 17th index volume, all but the first four
             volumes first editions, the work in its entirety achieving
             completion in 1972, almost three decades after Holdsworth's death
Condition:   Original cloth, showing some wear, the spines of the first ten
             volumes faded, and the heads of a few spines chipped, else a good
             set
Book No.:    W-78606                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Law
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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:      Philipps, Fabian
Title:       Tenenda non Tollenda, Or The Necessity of Preserving Tenures in
             Capite and by Knight Service, Which according to their first
             Institution were, and are yet, a great part of the Salus Populi,
             and the Safety and Defence of the King [etc.]. Wing P2019
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Leach, for the Author [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: Only edition of the first of three works written by Philipps,
             "[t]hat sturdy loyalist and student of records", in Holdsworth's
             words, setting forth an "astonishing thesis" of seventy-two
             reasons protesting the abolition of military tenures
Condition:   Modern mottled calf, blind and gilt decorated, very light
             browning, else especially clean and crisp with excellent margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79335                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Real Property, military law
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Author:      Fried, Charles
Title:       Contract as Promise, A Theory of Contractual Obligation
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1981.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket; with the
             Harvard Law Review review of Fried's work by P.S. Atiyah, a bit
             crumpled, laid in
Book No.:    W-77730                Price: $      65.00
Category:    contracts
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Author:      Gregor, Francis
Title:       Two Letters: The First Containing Some Remarks on the Meeting . .
             . To Celebrate the Acquittal of Messrs. Hardy, J.H. Tooke,
             Thelwall, and Others, in November 1791 . . . The Second Containing
             a Short Compartative Sketch of Our Practical Constitution [&c]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: An uncommon tract criticizing at length the treason trials of the
             1790's (examining the trial transcripts and their "disgusting
             detail"), along with the reformers of the early 19th century,
             including Sir Francis Burdett and William Cobbett
Condition:   Modern marbled boards, a very good clean copy, 57 pages and an
             advertising leaf not noted in OCLC, with the half-title; no copy
             in a law library in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77803                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Author:      Yale, Gregory
Title:       Legal Titles to Mining Claims and Water Rights, in California,
             Under the Mining Law of Congress, of July, 1866
Publisher:   A. Roman & Company, San Francisco, 1867.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, quite rubbed and chafed, but a sound clean copy
Book No.:    W-78605                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    mining law, California, water law
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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:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Three Speeches of The Right Honorable, Sir Francis Bacon Knight,
             then his Majesties Sollicitor Generall . . . Concerning the Post-
             Nati, Naturalization of the Scotch in England, Union of the Lawes
             of the Kingdomes [etc.]. Wing B337; Gibson 206
Publisher:   Printed by Richard Badger, for Samuel Broun [etc.], London, 1641.
Description: Much of the fruits of Bacon's first major post (as Solicitor
             General to James I), "an important step in the development of his
             jurisprudence" and in forming his theory of natural law, all
             expressions of James' proposed union of England and Scotland
Condition:   Modern speckled calf, double blind ruled, gilt ruled and lettered,
             somewhat browned, else well preserved with excellent margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79407                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Comparative Law, natural law, jurisprudence
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Serious Address to the People of Great Britain. In which the
             Certain Consequences of the Present Rebellion, Are fully
             demonstrated. Necessary to be perused by every Lover of his
             Country, at this Juncture
Publisher:   Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater noster Row, London,
             1745.
Description: First edition of Fielding's first (of three) anti-Jacobite tracts
             appearing soon after the Rebels took Edinburgh, reflecting his
             zeal in that cause and "calculated to . . . rouse them [the
             public] to defend their Constitution and religion"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, occasional very
             light foxing, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79260                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Compleate Copy-Holder. Wherein is contained a Learned
             Discourse of the Antiquity and Nature of Manors and Copy-Holds.
             With all things thereto incident, As Surrenders. Presentments.
             Admittances. Forfeitures. Customes [etc.]. Wing C4912. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by T. Cotes, for W. Cooke . . . in Holborne, London, 1641.
Description: First edition of the earliest modern work on copyhold, the
             medieval 'unfree tenure' which had evolved as a tenure akin to a
             freehold (and was in some respects arguably superior to it),
             Coke's treatment "sometimes even epigrammatic, never verbose"
Condition:   Early 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else
             well-preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79333                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, law of copyhold, landlord and tenant, Real Property
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       The Learned Reading . . . upon the Statute of Uses: Being his
             double Reading to the Honourable Society of Grayes Inne. Published
             for the Common good. Wing B301; Gibson 211 [not calling for the
             plate or portrait noted in ESTC]
Publisher:   Printed for Mathew Walbancke, and Laurence Chapman, London, 1642.
Description: First edition of the work described as "one of the greatest . . .
             lectures at the Inns of Court" and which prompted Holdsworth to
             observe that Bacon "was a great teacher of law . . . the only
             teacher of law who can be compared with him is Maitland"
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown morocco, gilt ruled and lettered, light browning,
             else well preserved with generous margins and both blanks; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79332                Price: $    1600.00
Category:    trusts and estates, Inns of Court
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Author:
Title:       Liber quorundam Canonum disciplinae ecclesiae Anglicanae. Anno
             1571. S.T.C. 10037.5 [variant 2 with the cancel slip]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by John Day, London, 1571.
Description: The first Latin printing comprising a second part of the revised
             39 Articles of 1563, "established [by Elizabeth I] as the
             doctrinal foundations of the Church of England", to which clergy
             were ordered to subscribe by Act of Parliament in 1571
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lightish staining, the lower
             margin cut close (no text affected), else clean and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79405                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       The Difference Between an Absolute and Limited Monarchy; As it
             more particularly regards the English Constitution . . .
             Faithfully Transcribed from the MS. Copy in the Bodleian Library .
             . . Published with some Remarks by John Fortescue-Aland [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by W. Bowyer in White-Fryars, for E. Parker [etc.],
             London, 1714.
Description: First edition of "the earliest constitutional treatise written in
             the English language", one of Fortescue's major works, written by
             him in the 1470's, its modern edition (by Charles Plummer)
             published under the title 'The Governance of England'
Condition:   Contemporary speckled, panelled, Cambridge style calf, the joints
             cracked and repaired, new endpapers, else clean and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79331                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    15TH CENTURY, Comparative Law, English constitutional law, Parliament, political theory
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Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       Jura Coronae. His Majesties Royal Rights and Prerogatives
             Asserted, Against Papal Usurpations, and all other Anti-
             Monarchical Attempts and Practices. Collected out of the Body of
             the Municipal Laws of England. Wing B5260
Publisher:   Printed for George Dawes . . . against Lincolns-Inn-Gate, London,
             1680.
Description: Only edition of a work confirming Brydall's scholarship as
             "reflect[ing] a very wide range of jurisprudential expertise",
             itemizing with particularity Royal rights, powers and
             prerogatives, and relying upon Bracton, Coke, Grotius and Selden
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed and somewhat bowed, rebacked, clean and
             quite crisp, signature of William De Grey dated May 21 1680; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79404                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:       The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index
             of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most
             exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and
             Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:   Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London,
             1631.
Description: The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public
             records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by
             Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and
             thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:   Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the
             final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79330                Price: $     600.00
Category:    courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
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Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Vn General Table, a touts les seueral Liures de les Reports de le
             darreine tresreuerend Iudge, Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesq[ue] deux
             Catalogues Alphabetical, Lun de les principal Cases, lauter de
             touts les general Titles . . . des dits Reports. S.T.C. 5526
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Statio[ners], London, 1618.
Description: The much expanded second edition of the first abridgement of
             Coke's reports, now covering all eleven parts, undertaken by
             Thomas Ashe, the pioneer of this genre of legal literature and, in
             Holdsworth's words, "a great maker of indices and abstracts"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, generally clean with good margins,
             ownership signature of Richard Levinge dated 1652 on the title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79403                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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Author:
Title:       The Traveller's Guide, and, The Country's Safety. Being A
             Declaration of the Laws of England against High way men, or
             Robbers upon the Road . . . Illustrated with variety of Law Cases,
             Historical Remarks, Customs, Usages [and] Authorities. Wing M50
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1683.
Description: First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the laws
             protecting travellers, invoking the "hue and cry" and anticipating
             the many complications (thief takers, approvers, accomplices
             turning state's evidence) to ensue in the 18th century
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed and marked, else crisp and
             well preserved, with the first blank and the two advertising
             leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79402                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    law of highways, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       The Act of Tonnage & Poundage, and Rates of Merchandize, With The
             Further Subsidy; The Old Impost; The Additional Impost; And all
             other Duties relating to Her Majesties Customs, now Payable upon
             any sort of Merchandize Imported or Exported [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1702.
Description: A massively detailed work evidencing the enormous revenue
             generating power of England's customs and excise, "the key to
             England's financial success" (in contradistinction to France),
             complemented by the pertinent statutes over the prior half century
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved,
             especially clean and bright, with the errata leaf after the title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79401                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Commercial Law, economics
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Author:
Title:       Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus,
             maximopere, animo tenendis nunc demum ad vnum, tipis aedita per
             Richardum Tottell S.T.C. 9280; Beale S19
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottell, the 8. day of Marche 1576,
             London, 1576.
Description: A pioneering printing of Magna Carta, introducing recent statutes,
             providing references to Rastell's Collection (and even improving
             and adding to it), and containing a new preface, all to be
             followed in the main in subsequent editions
Condition:   Modern calf, double blind ruled and gilt lettered, very light
             browning, else well preserved with generous margins and occasional
             notes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79400                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA, Magna Carta
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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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Author:      Keyser, Henry
Title:       The Law Relating to Transactions on the Stock Exchange
Publisher:   Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description: Only edition of a work written on the eve of the dramatic half-
             century transforming the London Stock Exchange, expanding its
             transactions beyond government and railway securities to
             commercial and industrial stocks safeguarded by limited liability
Condition:   Original cloth, neatly rebacked, printed paper label, some
             browning and general wear, else a good copy; with a 16 page
             Butterworth catalogue appended
Book No.:    W-76854                Price: $     950.00
Category:    economics, Law and the stockmarket
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter . . . As Delivered to the
             Grand Jurors of the District of Massachusetts, and to the Members
             of the Suffolk Bar, At the opening of the Court in Boston,
             Published at Their Joint Request [etc.]. Cohen 1975
Publisher:   Printed by John Eliot, Boston, 1816.
Description: Story's eulogy of the Boston lawyer whom he characterized in his
             'Autobiography' as "at the head of the Massachusetts Bar, and
             truly princeps inter pares" and whom Story later chose, in his
             Dane lecture, as a role model for students in the law school
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, quite browned, last leaf repaired
             (text legible), now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf case; uncommon,
             four copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77583                Price: $     350.00
Category:    biography
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Author:
Title:       Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal Law of England
             [with] Further Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal
             Law of England. Folio
Publisher:   Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, London, 1824.
Description: The first major Parliamentary effort to reform the criminal law
             based on the ambitious efforts of Anthony Hammond, his proposal to
             reform the law of forgery here "form[ing] the draft code . . .
             appended to the radical 1824 [Parliamentary] report"
Condition:   Modern blue card covers, a very good, tall, clean copy; 288+59
             pages; uncommon, six copies of the first report and five of the
             second in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77729                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Forgery, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Present Case More fully Stated, as to Time Contracts; And
             particularly those Illegal--Ones For Putting and Refusing of
             Stock, &c. Also the Tendency and Consequence of the late
             Proceedings relating herunto, consider'd [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   No publisher, London, 1721.
Description: A rare part of the fallout following the South Sea Bubble,
             proposing legislation which potentially could have outlawed all
             species of time-bargain in stocks, increasing greatly the Bubble
             Act's consequences, to be experienced throughout the century
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a bit frayed (all text legible),
             lightly browned, title + pages 3-8, the Taussig copy; one copy in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-78385                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    fraud
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Author:
Title:       An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and
             Ireland. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th Day of
             September, Anno Domini 1656. Wing E1124. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills and John Field [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: The fundamental act passed by the Second Protectorate Parliament
             (which included Scottish and Irish MP's) extending the reach of
             the post office to Scotland and Ireland, to be re-enacted on
             similar terms in 1660 following the Restoration
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, some browning, the inner margin a
             bit chipped, else quite usable, title + 8 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78384                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Post Office, Acts
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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:      Lindley, Curtis H.
Title:       A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands
             within the Public Land States and Territories and Governing the
             Acquisition and Enjoyment of Mining Rights in Lands of the Public
             Domain. Third Edition in Three Volumes
Publisher:   Fred B. Rothman & Co., Littleton, 1988.
Description: The received edition of the foremost work on American mining law
             ever written, still of value, "the merit [of which] was quickly
             recognized in its first edition", this edition discussing several
             previously vexed matters resolved in the interim
Condition:   Original green cloth gilt, the facsimile reissue of the third
             edition of 1914
Book No.:    W-76852                Price: $     245.00
Category:    mining law
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       A Bookwoman's Four Seasons
Publisher:   Vista Publishing, Taipei, 2015.
Description: The latest work by the first author to profile Western booksellers
             in the Chinese language, with chapters on John Keats House, Jack
             London's Beauty Ranch, Eugene O'Neill's Tao House, John
             Steinbeck's country, and much on antiquarian books in general
Condition:   Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket, copy 864 of an edition
             limited to 888 copies, signed by the author
Book No.:    W-78456                Price: $      60.00
Category:    CHINA
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Author:      Brown, William
Title:       Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum. Being an Exact Collection of
             Precedents For Declarations and Pleadings in most Actions;
             especially such as are brought For, or Against Heirs, Executors,
             or Adminstrators . . . Bills of Exchange . . . Assurance [&c].
             Wing B5085
Publisher:   Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft [etc.],
             London, 1678.
Description: First edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, here
             reflecting his experience as chief protonotary of the Court of
             Common Pleas, taking entries from the royal courts' plea rolls, a
             subject "replete with learning" in John Baker's words
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, but a
             sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79185                Price: $     750.00
Category:    pleading
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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:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force
             and use: Wherein is conteined the effect of all those Statutes,
             which do threaten to the offenders thereof, the losse of life,
             member . . . or other punishment [etc.]. S.T.C. 9532; Beale S79
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Description: Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the
             English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or
             abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in
             English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect
Condition:   Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no
             text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78382                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    criminal law, Acts
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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:      Cunningham, Timothy
Title:       A New Treatise on the Laws For Preservation of the Game:
             Containing All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments,
             Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it . . . The Second Edition,
             with the Addition of the late Fish-Act [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, And Sold by M. Thrush &c,
             London, 1766.
Description: The rare, expanded edition of one of some twenty works by the
             Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, and his sole work on the
             game laws, his works elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, with much on
             deer, fish, hares, hawks, and partridges, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the front joint cracked but
             quite firm, a very good clean copy with the advertising leaf;
             three copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-79183                Price: $     650.00
Category:    game 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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Author:
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:
Title:       The Office of Generall Remembrance. Of Matters of Record, created
             by his Maiesties Letters Patents for ease of his Subiects in their
             searches . . . Is kept in Cursitors Court, right ouer against
             Lincolnes Inne in Chauncery Lane [etc.]. S.T.C. 18788
Publisher:   Printed by G. Eld for the Rememberances Generall [etc.], London,
             1617.
Description: Only edition of a pathbreaking and broadly conceived effort to
             achieve the registration of a great variety of matters, including
             wills and transactions affecting land, ultimately unsuccessful,
             anticipating similar aims only realized centuries later
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, some browning and staining, yet crisp, with the
             elaborate folding table detailing the scheme of registrations; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79252                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    
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Author:      Kitchin, John
Title:       Le Court Leete & Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries
             pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les
             measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne,
             Court de Pipowders [etc.]. STC 15021; Beale T373 and T378
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Totelli [etc.], London, 1592.
Description: The work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to
             the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating
             of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of
             the Returna Brevium bound in with a separate title
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, signatures of
             Richard Norwood and Jno Prynne, quite clean with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79325                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
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Author:      Craufurd, Quentin
Title:       The History of the Bastile: With a Concise Account of the Late
             Revolution in France. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing,
             among other Particulars, An Enquiry into the History of the
             Prisoner with the Mask
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the front board detached and the rear joint
             cracked, else a clean copy, with the half title and the elaborate
             folding plan
Book No.:    W-78522                Price: $     650.00
Category:    FRANCE, prisons
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Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Epieikeia: Et Table generall a les Annales del Ley, per quel
             facilment troueres touts les cases contenus in yceux; queux
             concerne le exposition des Statutes per Equitie [etc.]. S.T.C. 840
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of the Stationers, London, 1609.
Description: Only edition of Ashe's much praised work, its introduction [in
             English] "a highly intelligent discourse on the nature of equity
             in English law", capturing from the year books and reported cases
             instances in which statutes have been extended equitably
Condition:   Modern dark calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, red edges, three
             circular library stamps, else quite clean with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79324                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    equity, Year Books, reports of cases
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXIIII Henrici VIII. Actis made in the Session of this
             present parliament, holden uppon prorogation at Westmynstre . . .
             in the xxiiii yere of the reygne of . . . Kynge Henry the VIII
             [1533] [etc.]. Beale S150; S.T.C. 9377. Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris [etc.], London,
             1538.
Description: The Parliament in which the first great step was taken to
             extinguish papal jurisdiction and power in England, ensuring that
             Henry's divorce would be determined by Cranmer's archepiscopal
             court, and leading to Henry's supremacy in the English Church
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else
             well preserved, five copies in ESTC, one with a mutilated imprint;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78521                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, 16TH CENTURY, Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:
Title:       Justice Restored: Or, A Guide For his Majesties Justices of Peace,
             Both in Sessions, and out of Sessions, according to the Ancient
             Lawes of the Kingdom. Wing J1251B [a variant with the second title
             page only]
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and J. Place, London,
             1660.
Description: First edition of a rare work, further editions of which appeared
             later in the decade, seeking to simplify proceedings before
             justices of the peace so that those not acquainted with earlier
             practice "may be fully instructed"; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, tightly bound, some browning, yet quite
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79323                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       In this booke is conteyned y office of Shyryffes, Baylyffes of
             lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, & Coroners, and shewethe what
             euery one of them may do by vertue of theyr offyces, drawen out of
             bokes of the comen lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 10987.5
Publisher:   Jmprynted . . . in fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powell [etc.],
             London, 1549.
Description: A rare early edition of the first work devoted to the English law
             of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials,
             tremendously popular, with some twenty editions published over a
             forty year period from 1538; two copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Modern calf, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, quite bright and
             clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79322                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners
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Author:
Title:       The Greate abbrydgement of all y statutes of Englande vntyl the
             xxxiii yere of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [1542] [with]
             the abregementes of the statutes made in the xxxiii yere of . . .
             kyng Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9524 and 9544; Cowley 39 and 40
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . by me Wyllyam Myddylton [imprints vary], London,
             1542.
Description: The penultimate editions of the first abridgement in English of
             England's statutes, first edited and published by John Rastell in
             1519, then expanded and improved upon by Rastell's son, William,
             in 1530/31, and here continued to 1542
Condition:   Modern blind ruled calf, the title repaired and backed, the last
             leaf repaired with small loss, else generally quite clean and
             bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79321                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Wellman, Francis L.
Title:       The Art of Cross-Examination. With the Cross-Examinations of
             Important Witnesses in Some Celebrated Cases. February 1904
             [third] reprinting
Publisher:   MacMillan and Company, New York, 1904.
Description: An early printing of Wellman's first book, to become a classic
             account of trial technique, first treating of cross examination's
             principles and then giving famous examples, "fascinating alike to
             lawyer and laymen" in Emory Buckner's words
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, quite rubbed, slightly bowed, private
             owner's bookplate, else a good clean copy, with the title printed
             in red and black
Book No.:    W-77578                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Advocacy
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Author:      Baker, John
Title:       Collected Papers on English Legal History. Three Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013.
Description: Eighty-four essays written over a forty year period, the fruits of
             Sir John Baker's marvelous and eminently engaging and readable
             scholarship, meriting the comparison with Maitland's Collected
             Papers also issued in three volumes over a century ago
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, housed in a protective, though slightly
             bumped, blue box; otherwise as new
Book No.:    W-78379                Price: $     375.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Johnson, et al (eds.), Robert C.
Title:       Commons Debates 1628. Five Volumes [of six]
Publisher:   Yale University Press, New Haven, 1977-83.
Description: Five (of six) volumes of the definitive edition of the debates and
             proceedings in the House of Commons in this historic Parliament,
             undertaken by the Yale Center for Parliamentary History; without
             volume five
Condition:   Original black cloth, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:    W-77649                Price: $     750.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Parliament, Supreme Court
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Author:      De Haas, Jacob
Title:       Louis D. Brandeis, A Biographical Sketch, With Special Reference
             to his Contributions to Jewish and Zionist History. With Full Text
             of His Addresses Delivered from 1912-1924
Publisher:   Bloch Publishing Company, New York, 1929.
Description: Seemingly Brandeis's personal copy of the biography by Jacob De
             Haas, the person responsible for Brandeis' conversion to Zionism,
             of whom it has been said that (possibly excepting President
             Wilson) "no man changed [Brandeis'] life so significantly"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat chipped dustjacket;
             with Brandeis's signature ("Louis D Brandeis") at the upper right
             hand of the title
Book No.:    W-78377                Price: $    1500.00
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Author:      Foss, Edward
Title:       Biographia Juridica, A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of
             England, From the Conquest to the Present Time, 1066-1870
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1870.
Description: Still the principal biographical source for the study of the
             English judiciary, distilled and expanded from Foss's 'Judges of
             England', a work Holdsworth termed "of the greatest value to legal
             historians, principally for the biographies"
Condition:   Original embossed cloth, gilt, quite rubbed and unevenly faded,
             the front hinge cracked, else a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76919                Price: $      85.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, biography
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Author:      Cordeaux, William
Title:       A Handbook on the Law of Traction Engines, With the Statutes Which
             Govern Their Use upon Highways
Publisher:   Printed by Shaw & Sons . . . Law Printers and Publishers, London,
             1883.
Description: Only edition of the first work (other than statutory epitomes)
             devoted exclusively to the law of traction engines, or "road
             locomotives", the self-propelled steam engines which
             revolutionized agriculture through displacing draught horses
Condition:   Original limp green cloth, gilt-lettered, somewhat strained and
             marked, else a good copy; four locations in OCLC, none outside the
             United Kingdom
Book No.:    W-76773                Price: $     350.00
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Author:      Chitty, Joseph
Title:       A Practical Treatise on the Law Relative to Apprentices and
             Journeymen, and to Exercising Trades
Publisher:   Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, Law Booksellers [etc.], London,
             1812.
Description: Only edition of Chitty's pioneering book, prompted "by events
             which arose out of the industrial revolution", praised by
             Holdsworth and disclosing how the law, dating to an Elizabethan
             statute, was increasingly out of touch with current working life
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed and a trace of
             foxing, else a very good, clean and crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76772                Price: $     650.00
Category:    
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Title:       Tax Update for Business Owners
Publisher:   TPR Publishing Co, Inc., Scarsdale, 1990-93.
Description: A substantial run of this monthly serial intended (as its title
             suggests) to provide substantive tax information to the small
             business owner, this run from Volume 9, Number 2 (February 1990)
             through Volume 12, Number 7 (July 1993); one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Each issue in its orignal three-hole punched stapled wraps, a bit
             curled, else well preserved, in a custom binder
Book No.:    W-79178                Price: $     150.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Frankfurter, Felix
Title:       Some Observations on the Nature of the Judicial Process of Supreme
             Court Litigation
Publisher:   Privately printed?, Philadelphia?], 1954?].
Description: Presentation copy of Justice Frankfurter's lecture read before the
             American Philosophical Society, with much on due process, on
             judicial restraint, and some penetrating comments on Justice
             Cardozo; inscribed "For Fritz Wiener / from his friend / FF"
Condition:   Original printed and sewn stapled wraps, a very good copy, now
             preserved in a modern 3/4 calf folding case, gilt lettered, 16
             pages; four copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78375                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Supreme Court
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       A Discourse Pronounced at the Funeral Obsequies of John Hooker
             Ashmun, Esq., Royall Professor of Law in Harvard University,
             Before the President, Fellows, and Faculty, in the Chapel of the
             University. Cohen 1925
Publisher:   Brown, Shattuck, and Company, Booksellers to the University,
             Cambridge, 1833.
Description: Story's tribute to the individual who had been his sole fellow
             faculty member at Harvard Law School, the two of them having
             successfully started the rejuvenation of the school only a few
             years before, setting it on the path to its future renown
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over green cloth boards, gilt, one vertical crease
             and a trace of foxing, else a very good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77719                Price: $     350.00
Category:    biography, education
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Author:      Blandford, Linda A. and Patricia Russell Evans eds.
Title:       Supreme Court of the United States 1789-1980: An Index to Opinions
             Arranged by Justice.  Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Kraus International Publications, New York, 1983.
Description:
Condition:   Original black buckram, gilt, ex-library, else a very good clean
             copy
Book No.:    W-77573                Price: $      85.00
Category:    Supreme Court
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Author:      Thring, Henry
Title:       The Law and Practice of Joint-Stock and Other Public Companies:
             Including the Statutes, with Notes, and The Forms Require in
             Making, Administering, and Winding Up a Company. Second Edition
Publisher:   Stevens & Sons, H. Sweet, and W. Maxwell [etc.], London, 1867.
Description: A rare edition of the work by Thring, writing upon the seminal
             Companies Act of 1862 which he himself had drafted, appearing the
             year before he became the first Parliamentary Counsel, in
             recognition of his superior talents as a great draftsman
Condition:   Modern light grey boards, black lettered, light browning, else
             well preserved; no location given in OCLC with this collation of
             673 pages, one in COPAC
Book No.:    W-76917                Price: $     850.00
Category:    corporations
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Author:
Title:       Les Ans ou Reports del raigne du Roye Edward le quart, nouelment
             reuieu et corriggee en diuers lieux. Ouesque un Table perfect des
             choses [and] les cases icy referres al Abridgement de Brooke, & as
             auters Lieurs del common Ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 9769; Beale R372
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton, Londini, 1599.
Description: The first collected edition, and the only sixteenth century
             edition, rich in cases, with reports (separately paginated) for
             each of the reign's twenty-two years [1461-1483], save for the
             fifth year, for which the Long Quinto survives
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down,
             centered blind lozenges, one leaf repaired (no loss); a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-76844                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Meredith, William
Title:       Letter to Dr. Blackstone, By the Author of the Question Stated. To
             which is prefixed, Dr. Blackstone's Letter to Sir William
             Meredith. Eller 259
Publisher:   Printed for G. Woodfall, Charing Cross [etc.], London, 1770.
Description: Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament,
             and most embarrassing for Blackstone, accused of saying one thing
             in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in
             Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good crisp copy; with
             the half-title
Book No.:    W-77718                Price: $     750.00
Category:    law of elections, English constitutional law
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Author:      Grotius, Hugo
Title:       De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In quibus jus Naturae &
             Gentium, item juris publici praecipua explicantur. Editio Nova cum
             Annontatis Auctoris, Ex postrema ejus ante obitum cura multo nunc
             auctior [etc.]. Ter Meulen & Diermanse 572
Publisher:   Apud Iohannem Blaev, Amsterdami, 1646.
Description: The last edition upon which Grotius was to work, published
             posthumously and including matter he had deemed prudent to exclude
             from previous editions, this the text chosen by the Carnegie
             Endowment as the basis for its edition in the 20th century
Condition:   Modern blind tooled calf, some light browning, else a very good,
             crisp copy, with the title page printed in red and black
Book No.:    W-79176                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    international law
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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:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       De Pace Regis et Regni. viz. A Treatise declaring which be the
             great and generall Offences of the Realme . . . as Treasons,
             Homicides, and Felonies, Ryots, Routs, Vnlawfull assemblies . . .
             Forgeries, Periuries . . . Deceit [etc.]. S.T.C. 20495. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1609.
Description: First edition of the first work on English criminal law written in
             English, exceptionally thorough, called by Holdsworth
             "comprehensive and well arranged", with extensive (even
             exhaustive) references and sidenotes complementing the text
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, small hole to the title (no text
             affected), some marginal worming and light dampstaining, usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78373                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    criminal law
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Title:       Anno XXIII H. VIII. The kynge our soueraygne lorde Henry the eight
             . . . at the sessions of his highe Courte of parlyament . . .
             holden at westmister . . . in the xxiii yere of his moste noble
             reigne [1532] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9373; Beale S143. Folio
Publisher:   Imprynted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet [etc.],
             London, 1538?.
Description: A crucial session of the Reformation Parliament, one which (in
             G.R. Elton's words) "ushered in the full revolution which
             dominated the history of the 1530's", achieved the clergy's
             enforced submission, and removed the hope of a settlement with
             Rome
Condition:   Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, a touch of marginal
             worming, light browning, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78519                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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Title:       Registrum omnium breuium tam originalium quam iudicialium, nouiter
             Impressium et quam exacte correctum et emendatum. S.T.C. 20837;
             Beale 310
Publisher:   Excusum Londini, apud Richardum Tottelum [etc.], London, 1553.
Description: Second appearance of one of the most important of all medieval
             English law books, likened by Maitland to a medieval cathedral,
             the original sheets of Rastell's first edition of 1531, including
             his colophon, here paired with Tottel's title and tables
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers,
             remains of clasps, some foxing, but quite crisp and appealing; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78445                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Procedure
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1547?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil
             notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78518                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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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:      Dyer, James
Title:       Cy ensuont ascuns nouel cases Collectes per le iades tresreuerend
             Iudge, Mounsieur Iasques Dyer, chiefe Iustice del common banke,
             Ore primierment publies & imprimies [etc.]. S.T.C. 7388(b) [this,
             the Taussig copy]; Beale R481
Publisher:   in Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, Ianuarii primo [etc.], London, 1585.
Description: First edition of Dyer, one of two named reports (with Plowden) to
             appear in the 16th century, of particular value, in Dr. Baker's
             words, for the "quotations from manuscript reports and readings,
             many of which are now known only from this source"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down,
             occasional light staining, repairs to the first blanks, else an
             exceptionally bright copy
Book No.:    W-78371                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. The Second Edition,
             with the Statutes and adjudged Cases continued to the present
             Time. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand,
             London, 1756.
Description: First revision of the most popular work ever written on justices
             of the peace (first appearing the year before) at the height of
             their power in the mid-eighteenth century, with a contemporary
             manuscript table of contents on the blanks of each volume
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the rear joint of the second
             volume just cracked but quite firm, else especially bright and
             clean; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78444                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       Anno XXI. Henrici VIII. Statvta ad rempspectantia, edita in prima
             sessione parliamenti . . . tertio die Nouembris . . . continuati
             per xliiii dies, videlicet vsque ad xvii diem Decembris [1529]
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9366.5; not in Beale. Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris. Cvm Privilegio,
             London, 1536(?).
Description: A rare printing of the acts of the first session of the
             Reformation Parliament, "clearly one of the most important
             assemblies ever to gather in England", ultimately leading to the
             rejection of papal authority and to the Anglican Church's
             independence
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, a trace of
             marginal worming, else well-preserved, one copy in STC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78517                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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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:
Title:       The Ship-Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the
             Maritime Laws . . . with New adjudged Cases . . . Also, The
             Navigation Act, Register Act, Manifest Act, Ship-owner's Act,
             Whale Fisher Act, Smuggling Acts [etc.]. Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by D. Akenhead, on the Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne,
             1790.
Description: A rare, provincially printed work (not to be confused with the
             London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage,
             insurance, and salvage; with a second part seemingly not in the
             only earlier edition in ESTC, located in one copy only
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, one leaf lacking in the second
             part, else sound, one copy in ESTC, 215+104 pages; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78516                Price: $     750.00
Category:    maritime law, international law, criminal law
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Author:      Denning, Alfred
Title:       The Road to Justice
Publisher:   Stevens & Sons, Limited, London, 1955.
Description: A series of addresses which Denning delivered in Canada, South
             Africa, and the United States, on five subjects--The Road to
             Justice (the title of this collection), The Just Judge, The Honest
             Lawyer, The Free Press, and Eternal Vigilance
Condition:   Original cloth, foxing mainly to the fore edge, else a very good
             copy in a somewhat spotted dustjacket; with the publisher's review
             slip laid in
Book No.:    W-79172                Price: $      85.00
Category:    Legal Ethics, natural law
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Title:       Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a
             Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of
             Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55]
             . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description: The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including
             a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3],
             extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and
             writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three
             other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional
             notations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-79245                Price: $     500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, defamation
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Title:       Anno xiiii et anno xv Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament
             holden at London the xv day of Apryll in the xiiii yere of his
             mooste noble reign: And from thens adiourned to . . . July the xv
             yere [1523] [etc.]. STC 9362.11; not in Beale
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cum priuilegio,
             London, 1533?.
Description: A rare early printing of the statutes of these parliaments, and
             the first Berthelet printing, preceded by two other printings only
             (both by Pynson) each of them recorded solely in one copy in ESTC,
             this printing there recorded in three copies
Condition:   Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light browning,
             a very little marginal worming, else well preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78515                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Butterworth, Henry (comp.)
Title:       A Catalogue of Law Books, in General Use, of The Best Editions;
             Intended as a Guide to purchasers of Legal Works. The Second
             Edition, corrected and enlarged
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London,
             1820.
Description: A rare early catalogue of Butterworth's, this copy, with its
             notations, seemingly used as preparation for the firm's third
             edition of 1823, organized by subject matter, priced with
             bindings, size, and editions noted; two copies in OCLC, one in
             COPAC
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, quite rubbed,
             interleaved, occasional notations (see below); a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79171                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Bibliography, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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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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Title:       Anno XXXII. Henrici Octavi [1540] . . . the actes folowing by his
             highnesse, with thassent of the lordes spiritual and temporal, and
             the comons assembled in the sayd parliament, haue bene
             established, ordeyned and enacted. STC 9402 [including this copy]
Publisher:   T. Powell?, London.
Description: The legislation of the Parliament which included the Statute of
             Wills, "one of the most significant pieces of all English law",
             comprehensively restoring the power to devise real property and
             mitigating the effects of the Statute of Uses of 1536
Condition:   19th century cloth, light browning, else quite well preserved,
             with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79317                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, witchcraft, Wills
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Author:      Stoughton, William
Title:       An Abstract, of Certain Acts of parliament: of certaine her
             Maiesties Iniunctions: of certain Canons, Constitutions, and
             Synodalles prouinciall: established and in force, for the
             peaceable gouernment of the Church [etc.]. S.T.C. 10394. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Waldegrave, London, 1583.
Description: Part and parcel of the first substantial, organized Puritan
             opposition to the oath ex-officio and the High Commission,
             prompted specifically by Archbishop Whitgift's Twenty-Four
             Articles seeking to impose uniformity of liturgical observance
Condition:   Modern black morocco, all edges gilt, cut somewhat close with some
             running heads and catchwords shaved, the text unaffected, some
             browning; a good copy
Book No.:    W-76910                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Toal, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Joseph Rt. Rev.
Title:       The Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Thomas Wynne. Feast
             of St. Columba, 9th June 2014
Publisher:   N.p., Fort William, 2014.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed illustrated stapled wraps, a bit crinkled, else
             well preserved, 12 unnumbered pages; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Book No.:    W-78440                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Religion
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Author:
Title:       Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at
             westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted,
             certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge.
             S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description: The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this
             parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the
             act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that
             seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins
             strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79315                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Trial of Henry Fauntleroy, for Forgery, Together with His
             Execution &c. From a London Copy. Not in Cohen
Publisher:   Printed and Published at 121 Water-street, New York, 1825.
Description: First American edition, seemingly unrecorded, of the trial
             stemming from "the most notorious of many frauds" in early 19th
             century England, leading to the reforms of the 1826 Banking Act;
             with Park and Garrow as judges, and Gurney for the defense
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light staining, else a good,
             untrimmed copy in original state, 36 pages; no copy in OCLC or
             other source consulted
Book No.:    W-78512                Price: $     950.00
Category:    trials, Forgery, criminal law
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Author:      Holbourne [Holborne], Robert
Title:       The Reading in Lincolnes-Inne, Feb 28 1641. Vpon the Stat. of 25
             E3 cap 2. Being the Statute of Treasons. Wing H2374
Publisher:   Printed by Leonard Lichfield, Printer to the Vniversity [etc.],
             Oxford, 1642.
Description: First edition of the sole printed Inns of Court reading on the
             fundamental statute pursuant to which, in Maitland's words, "this
             crime [treason] was defined [and which] [f]rom 1352 to the present
             day . . . has formed the basis of the law of treason"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, somewhat browned and the
             outer margins folded over preserving the sidenotes, usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79314                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, Inns of Court, education
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1540?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy
             with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79312                Price: $    1650.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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Author:      Clerke (Clarke), Francis
Title:       Praxis Tam jus dicentibus quam alijs omnibus qui in Foro
             Ecclesiastico versantur apprime utilis. Per Thomam Bladen S.T.D.
             Decanum Ardertensim, Illustrissimo Principi, Jacobo Duci Ormoniae
             . . . Primo in Lucem Edita [etc.]. Wing C4440
Publisher:   Per Nathanielem Thompson . . . in Vico Castelli, Dublin, 1666.
Description: The first edition (here in its much less common variant printing)
             of the first work on English ecclesiastical law, in Holdsworth's
             words "the foundation of later books on this subject"; eight
             copies in ESTC, none in a law library, three in the USA
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else quite
             clean and usable, with the bookplate of Bryan Faussett; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79311                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1540?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, a small
             stain to the lower margin, else quite well preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79310                Price: $    1850.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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Author:      Dorsen, David M.
Title:       Henry Friendly, Greatest Judge of His Era. Foreword by Judge
             Richard A. Posner
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 2012.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-77499                Price: $      45.00
Category:    biography
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Author:
Title:       A Brief Method of the Law. Being an Exact Alphabetical Disposition
             of all the Heads Necessary for a Perfect Common-Place. Useful to
             all Students and Professors of the Law; Much wanted, and earnestly
             desired [etc.]. Wing B4435A. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignees of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1680.
Description: Only edition of an ingenious effort to rescue the law student
             otherwise (in Holdsworth's words) "thrown upon his own resources"
             in learning the law, providing 1,622 heads under which the law
             (and the student's common-place book) could be organized
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, an occasional light marginal
             stain, else quite crisp now preserved in a folding buckram case;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78298                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    introductory law, education
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Author:      Brome, Alexander
Title:       The Record of a Famous Action upon the Case. In Rythme. Wherein
             Priscilla Morecrave, Widow, was the Plaintiff, and Roger Pricklove
             was the Defendant. Being An Essay towards the Reformation of the
             Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. Roberts at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane, London,
             1727.
Description: The rare reissue of Brome's satire humorously skewering in verse
             the Commonwealth's dictate that English be used in the law courts,
             here appearing some seventy years later, as again legal
             proceedings were proposed to be (and finally were) in English
Condition:   Modern boards, somewhat rubbed, else clean with ample margins and
             with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, six copies in ESTC, 12
             pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78296                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    humor, Poetry, legal reform
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Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       De Pace Regis et Regni, viz. A Treatise declaring which be the
             great and generall Offences of the Realme . . . as Treasons,
             Homicides, and Felonies, Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Ryots,
             Routs, Vnlawfull assemblies [etc.]. S.T.C. 20497. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1615.
Description: The penultimate edition of the first work on English criminal law
             written in English, exceptionally thorough, called by Holdsworth
             "comprehensive and well arranged", with extensive (even
             exhaustive) references and sidenotes complementing the text
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, a bit rubbed, rebacked, some fore-
             margins cut close, but legibility preserved, particularly clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78368                Price: $     750.00
Category:    criminal law
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Author:      Davys [Davies], John
Title:       Le Primer Report des Cases et Matters en Ley resolues & adiudges
             en les Courts del Roy en Ireland. Collect & digest per Sr. Iohn
             Davys Chiualer, Atturney Generall del Roy en cest Realme [etc.]
             [the variant with folio 84 unnumbered]. S.T.C. 6362
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1628.
Description: First London edition of the first and only early Irish reports,
             first published in Dublin in 1615, undertaken by Davies, attorney
             general in Ireland, and "[t]he leading figure in the extension and
             enforcement of the common law" there
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, manuscript paper label, front hinge
             starting, else quite clean with the bookplate of William
             Hopkinson; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78295                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    
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Author:
Title:       Report on the Symposium on the occasion of the 100th anniversary
             of the Nobel Peace Prize award to Bertha von Suttner, organized by
             the Embassies of Austria, Norway and Sweden in cooperation with
             the Carnegie Foundation in the Peace Palace [etc.]
Publisher:   Carnegie Foundation, The Hague, 2005.
Description: With five addresses, including those on the law of disarmament and
             arms control, on international law and the ius contra bellum, and
             on the Hague Conference of 1909, together with Bertha von
             Suttner's Nobel Lecture and a bibliography of her work
Condition:   Original printed illustrated oversize wraps, a very good copy, 48
             pages; uncommon, five copies in OCLC, one outside The Netherlands
Book No.:    W-76837                Price: $      25.00
Category:    international law
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Author:      Salmon, Thomas
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and
             Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The
             Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The
             Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a
             substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more
             than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, rubbed,
             definite browning and foxing, but a sound usable copy
Book No.:    W-76691                Price: $     275.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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Author:      Avins, Alfred
Title:       New Light on the Legislative History of Desertion Through
             Fraudulent Enlistment: The Decline of the United States Court of
             Military Appeals
Publisher:   Minnesota Law Review, Minneapolis, 1961.
Description: Seemingly the author's personal copy, with the notation in pencil
             on the front wrap "Professor Avins - Comp Copy"
Condition:   Original printed wraps, the spine chipped, else a good copy; the
             November issue, Volume 46 Number 1
Book No.:    W-78294                Price: $      45.00
Category:    military law, fraud
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       In this booke is contayned the offyces of Shyriffes, Bayliffes of
             lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what
             euery one of them may dooe by vertue of their offices [etc.]. Not
             in S.T.C., Beale, nor ESTC
Publisher:   Imprynted ay London, by Thomas Marshe, London, No date.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded edition of the first work devoted to the
             English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local
             officials, its title and colophon different from all other copies,
             and its running heads in black letter, not Roman
Condition:   Later calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped, as are the lower
             margins of several leaves, two leaves repaired (no text affected),
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79096                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    sheriffs, coroners
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Author:      Justice, Alexander
Title:       A General Treatise of the Dominion of the Sea . . . With Several
             Discourses about the Jurisdiction and manner of Proceeding in the
             Admiralty of England . . . [with] Several Eminent Lawyers Opinions
             in important Marine Cases [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed for the Executors of J. Nicholson [etc.], London, 1710?].
Description: One of the few substantial early works in English on maritime law,
             particularly valuable for its translations of the French laws of
             Louis XIV, the Rhodian sea laws, those of Oleron and Wisbuy and of
             the Hanse towns; with the folding frontispiece
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, the original extra
             gilt spine laid down, some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78366                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    maritime law, international law
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Author:
Title:       In Hoc Volumine continentur omnes Casus antehac impressi, qui
             acciderunt annis Regum Henrici quarti, & Henrici quinti [1399-
             1422], non modo impressorum, Sed etiam manu scriptorum exemplarium
             collatione emendati [etc.]. S.T.C. 9610. Folio
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1605.
Description: A rare example of a Year Book reporting cases from more than one
             reign, and the only Year Book to report cases from the reigns of
             both Henry IV and Henry V (apart from the later Vulgate edition),
             with a separate title for each reign
Condition:   Contemporary calf, somewhat rubbed and spotted, else a very good
             copy, with the 17th century ownership signature of John Legard,
             Inner Temple barrister
Book No.:    W-76835                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:
Title:       Anno Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at
             Westminster the xix. day of March, in the first yeere of the
             Raigne [together with four further volumes of Parliamentary
             legislation of James I]. S.T.C. 9500.6, 9502.5, 9505, 9506 and
             9507.5
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description: A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the
             legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I
             (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning
             witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, minor
             marginal worming, occasional early annotations, sound and usable;
             the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78439                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, patents, Parliament
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       The Revival of Comparative Law. Setaro 176
Publisher:   Tulane University College of Law, New Orleans, 1930.
Description: The rare separate printing of the substance of Dean Pound's
             address delivered at the annual convention of the Louisiana Bar
             Association in Monroe, Louisiana, April 26, 1930; three copies in
             OCLC
Condition:   Original green stapled wraps, a very good copy, reprinted from the
             Tulane Law Review, Volume V, Number 1 of December 1930
Book No.:    W-79168                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Comparative Law
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Author:      Hargrave, Francis
Title:       A Collection of Tracts Relative to the Law of England, from
             Manuscripts, Now First Edited [etc.]. Volume 1 [all published]
             [without the errata]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Wright: And sold by E. Brooke [etc.], London, 1787.
Description: Hargrave's editing of some of the choicest manuscripts from his
             personal library, including previously unpublished works by
             Blackstone and Hale, Holdsworth characterizing the effort as one
             of Hargrave's two "principal service[s] to legal history"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, browning,
             occasional early and informed notations; a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77563                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English Law, Manuscripts
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Author:      Hunter, Sylvester Joseph
Title:       The Act to Amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees, (22
             & 23 Vict. c.35,) with Introductions and Practical Notes
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1859.
Description: The uncommon work written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister (elsewhere
             praised by Holdsworth for his expertise in equity), providing an
             introduction to each section of the Act, followed by the statutory
             text itself, and then a further gloss
Condition:   Original printed boards, quite darkened and rubbed, else a very
             good, clean and partly uncut copy; with a 24 page Butterworth's
             catalogue appended
Book No.:    W-76907                Price: $     350.00
Category:    
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Author:      Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:       The Paradoxes of Legal Science
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1928.
Description: First edition of one of Cardozo's three major works which, in
             their totality, Judge Posner has recently characterized as "the
             fullest statement of a jurisprudence of pragmatism that we
             possess"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in an unclipped, just-chipped
             dustjacket, inscribed by Cardozo ("Benjamin N Cardozo") in ink on
             the front blank
Book No.:    W-76761                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
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Author:
Title:       A Letter to Junius. By the Author of the Answer to the "Question
             Stated". Not in Eller nor Laeuchli
Publisher:   Printed for James Fletcher and Co. [and two others], London, 1769.
Description: A rare part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in
             Parliament, Junius later speculating that the "Author" was
             Blackstone, this copy so noting in a contemporary hand on the
             title page; four copies in ESTC, none in North America
Condition:   Modern stabbed plain wraps, light foxing, ex-Birmingham Law
             Society, else a very good copy with ample margins; 15 pages
Book No.:    W-79167                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Finlay, John
Title:       Legal Practice in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
Publisher:   Brill, Leiden, 2015.
Description: Represented as "the first monograph to analyse the workings of
             Scotland's legal profession in its early modern European context
             [and] add[ing] a new dimension to our knowledge of Enlightenment
             Scotland"
Condition:   Original printed illustrated boards, as new; Studies in the
             History of Private Law, volume 9; Legal History Library, volume 18
Book No.:    W-78364                Price: $     206.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:      Avins, Alfred
Title:       New Light on the Legislative History of Desertion Trhough
             Fraudulent Enlistment: The Decline of the United States Court of
             Military Appeals
Publisher:   Minnesota Law Review, Minneapolis, 1961.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, offprinted from
             Volume 46 of the Review; pages 69-116
Book No.:    W-78291                Price: $      25.00
Category:    military law, fraud
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Author:
Title:       Developing an Image, Photography, Books, and the National Park
             Service, from the Collection of Robert Bothamley
Publisher:   Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2016.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-79239                Price: $      25.00
Category:    law and photography
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Author:      Finlason, William
Title:       A Few Words on the Law, As It Was, As It Is, and As It Ought to
             Be: With Special Reference to County Courts Suits, and Actions at
             Law
Publisher:   V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1850.
Description: An uncommon tract written by a Master of the Bench of the Middle
             Temple and special pleader who served for almost a half century as
             The Times legal reporter, contending that the rules of pleading
             should apply in the newly established county courts
Condition:   Original ?self-stabbed wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 31
             pages; six copies in OCLC, one in a law library
Book No.:    W-76905                Price: $     350.00
Category:    pleading, courts
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And
             particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of
             Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register
             of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others],
             London, 1743.
Description: The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his
             original work far different from previous dictionaries, this
             abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made
             to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat
             rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in
             a law library
Book No.:    W-77706                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
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Author:      Dunne, Gerald T.
Title:       Joseph Story, The Great Term--1837
Publisher:   Saint Louis University Law Journal, St. Louis, 1969.
Description: The rare, separate printing of the eleventh in a series of essays
             written by Mr. Dunne, subsequently to appear, as revised, in his
             biography of Justice Story ("Justice Joseph Story and the Rise of
             the Supreme Court"), published the following year
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, unevenly faded, now preserved in a
             cloth folding case, 23 pages, from the Fall issue, Volume 14, No.
             1; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78434                Price: $      75.00
Category:    biography, Supreme Court, 19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Prynne, William
Title:       A Plea for the Lords, and House of Peers: Or, A full, necessary,
             seasonable, enlarged Vindication, of the just, antient hereditary
             Right of the Lords, Peers, and Barons of this Realm to sit, vote,
             judge in all the Parliamemts [sic] of England. Wing P4034
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, London, 1658.
Description: The tract first published in 1648, attacking the rising political
             power of the Levellers, here much expanded a decade later as
             Cromwell established a House of Lords, confirming both Prynne's
             enormous legal knowledge and his controversialist talents
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, mottled edges, especially crisp and
             appealing, once the copy of John Evelyn, with the modern
             booksticker; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78360                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Parliament, English constitutional law
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Author:      Heath, Robert
Title:       Maxims and Rules of Pleading; in Actions Real, Personal, and Mixt,
             Popular, and Penal: Describing the Nature of Declarations, Pleas,
             Replications, Rejoynders, and all other Parts of Pleading . . .
             from the Manuscript of Sir Robert Heath [etc]. Wing H1340
Publisher:   Printed for Abel Roper, at the Mitre near Temple-Bar, London,
             1694.
Description: First edition of Heath's treatise, published after his death and
             based on his law notes and on the Year Books, Littleton, Dyer and
             Plowden, and patterned on Sir Matthew Hale's edition of
             Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium; with the imprimatur leaf
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front joint just cracking but firm, spine
             varnished, later label, ex-LA County Law Library, light browning;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-79162                Price: $     450.00
Category:    maxims, pleading
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Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octaui . . . at his parliament holden at
             Westminster . . . hath do to be ordeined, made, and enacted
             certaine statutes and ordinaunces in maner & fourme folowyng
             [1510]. S.T.C. 9360.5 [including this copy]; Beale S114
Publisher:   Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Powell, London,
             1563?.
Description: The acts of Henry VIII's first parliament, strengthening the rule
             of law by condemning the actions of Empson and Dudley in Henry
             VII's reign [c.12] and repealing the trial of non-capital
             statutory offences upon information without indictment [c.6]
Condition:   Modern unlettered cloth, rubbed and somewhat worn, a good copy
             with ample margins and the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79308                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, criminal law, English constitutional law
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Author:      Levene, Alexander
Title:       Does Trade Need Anti-Trust Laws? In Collaboration with George J.
             Feldman
Publisher:   Ray Long and Richard R. Smith, New York, 1931.
Description:
Condition:   Original tan cloth, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77703                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Anti-trust
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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
Category:    
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Author:      Wu, John C.H.
Title:       The Art of Law, and Other Essays Juridical and Literary
Publisher:   The Commercial Press, Limited, Shanghai, 1936.
Description: Fifteen essays by the one-time correspondent with Justice Holmes,
             including a substantial four on the justice, together with
             portions of correspondence from Wigmore and Holdsworth (about
             Holmes, in part), closing with Wu's 'titbits of experience'
Condition:   Original cloth, light browning, inner marginal stain to the title
             (no text affected), else a superior copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-79234                Price: $     250.00
Category:    
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Author:
Title:       Chief Justice John Marshall, A Symposium
Publisher:   University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Philadelphia], 1955.
Description: An advance printing of the Review's October issue, appearing on
             the bicentenary of the Chief Justice's birth, with essays by
             Justice Harold Burton, Edward Corwin, and George Haskins, among
             others, and a frontispiece portrait of Marshall
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, lightly worn, else a very good
             copy; 68 pages
Book No.:    W-79307                Price: $     125.00
Category:    biography, Supreme Court, 19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Herbert, J.B.
Title:       The Labourers' Allotments Act, 1887, Together with the Clauses of
             The Public Health Act, 1875, and The Lands Clauses Consolidation
             Act, 1845, Incorporated in This Act, the Debates in both Houses of
             Parliament, upon the Bill [etc.]
Publisher:   Dean & Son 160A, Fleet Street, London, 1887.
Description: A rare work written by a Middle Temple barrister devoted to the
             1887 Act, fundamentally altering previous efforts (which had been
             charitable only), now mandating "the compulsory acquisition of
             land for . . . allotment amongst the labouring classes"
Condition:   Original blind embossed russet cloth, the front board lettered,
             the title lightly browned, else well preserved; two copies in
             OCLC, both in the UK
Book No.:    W-79306                Price: $     250.00
Category:    labor law, Health Law, legal reform, poor law
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Author:      Wharton, Francis and Moreton Stille
Title:       Preface to a Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. Not in Cohen
Publisher:   Printed by Henry B. Ashmead, George Street above Eleventh,
             Philadelphia, 1855.
Description: The rare tribute to Dr. Stille, in memory of his all too early
             death at age 32, reprinting the preface to the work which Francis
             Wharton and he had just published, describing his brief life and
             scholarship; with three memorial resolutions appended
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a clean copy, 6+1 pages; one copy
             in OCLC of six pages, apparently not containing the seventh
             unnumbered page found here
Book No.:    W-77701                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Medical Jurisprudence
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Author:      Ehrenzweig, Anton
Title:       The Psycho-Analysis of Artistic Vision and Hearing, An
             Introduction to a Theory of Unconscious Perception
Publisher:   Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., London, 1953.
Description: Presentation copy to Albert Ehrenzweig from the author's son upon
             his father's death--"Mit innigen grussen / von Schwager, Bruder,
             Onkel / Toni [the son]", later given to Albert's best friend and
             physician, F.R. Goetzl, with his bookplate
Condition:   Original reddish brown cloth, lightly faded and worn, else a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-79232                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Legal Art, law and psychiatry, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Canning (ed.), William
Title:       Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History Of the High and mighty Prince,
             Henry Prince of Purpoole . . . Duke of High and Nether Holborn . .
             . Together with A Masque as it was presented . . . for the
             Entertainment of Q. Elizabeth [etc.]. Wing C444; cf. Gibson 401
Publisher:   Printed for W. Canning, at his Shop in the Temple-Cloysters,
             London, 1688.
Description: The sole early edition of the "solemn revel" performed at Gray's
             Inn in 1594, one of two Elizabethan Inns of Court revels to
             survive, conjecturally attributed in part to Francis Bacon and
             long associated with Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors"
Condition:   Modern crimson morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79305                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Shakespeare, Theatre, 16TH CENTURY
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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:      Gardiner, Robert
Title:       Instructor Clericalis: The Second Part. Being a Collection Of most
             Choice and Usual Presidents for Declarations Both in the Kings
             Bench and Common Pleas: In Actions of Case, Actions upon Statute,
             Covenant, Debt . . . Trespass, Trover and Waste [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Bever at the Hand and Star within Temple-Bar,
             London, 1700.
Description: A rare edition of the second part of Gardiner's comprehensive work
             (each part with in its focus), here with an emphasis on actions on
             the case, including libel and slander, in Holdsworth's words "a
             mass of useful information on practice and pleading"
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled and decorated unlettered calf, lightly
             rubbed, else quite well preserved, two copies in ESTC, none
             online; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79303                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Procedure, libel and slander
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Author:      Godolphin, John
Title:       A View of the Admiral Iurisdiction. Wherein The most material
             Points concerning that Jurisdiction are fairly and submissively
             Discussed. As also Divers of the Laws, Customes, Rights, and
             Priviledges of the High Admiralty of England [etc.]. Wing G952
Publisher:   Printed by W. Godbid for Edmund Paxton [etc.], London, 1661.
Description: The rare variant printing (with "Iurisdiction" in the title) of
             the first edition of the first treatise on the English court of
             admiralty, Godolphin having been appointed a judge in the court in
             1653; four copies in ESTC (one in the USA), none online
Condition:   Early 1/4 calf, a bit rubbed, Edmund Wyndham's copy, with his
             gloss of the interleaved Laws of Oleron contained in the appendix;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79301                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    admiralty
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Author:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie per le Iudge
             tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice
             del common banke [with] La Secound part du Graunde Abridgement
             [etc.]. Two Volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3828; Beale R471 &
             R472
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottell Duodecimo die Octobris. 1576, London,
             1576.
Description: Second edition of one of the two great early abridgments of
             English law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases
             and medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a
             massive work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Modern calf, light browning, occasional early annotations,
             bookplate "Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms" with the book
             numbered noted; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78289                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:       Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux
             [bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogatiue collected
             out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old
             Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23223 and 23217
Publisher:   In AEdibus Richardi Tottelli [and] Imprinted by Richard Totthil,
             London, 1583 & 1590.
Description: Early editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the
             first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" on
             royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship,
             idiots, insane persons, escheats, and wrecks, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, centered blind lozenges, bookplate of
             Lord Halifax dated 1702, repairs to the first blanks, else crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78287                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
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Author:      Griffith, William
Title:       Institutes of the Jurisdiction and of the Equity Jurisprudence and
             Pleadings of the High Court of Chancery . . . and with a Concise
             View of the Equity Jurisdiction of the County Courts
Publisher:   H. Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1868.
Description: Only edition of a work written by a Gray's Inn barrister,
             expressly patterned on Justinian, with a chapter on maxims,
             several on trusts, on married women ("connubium"), contracts
             ("commercium"), infants and lunatics ("civitas"), and fraud
Condition:   Modern blue buckram, gilt, some browning, else well-preserved; a
             presentation copy ("Owens College / from / The Author")
Book No.:    W-76756                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, maxims, fraud, infants, insanity, trusts and estates, marriage
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Author:
Title:       A Rare, extensive collection of over 250 mid-19th century original
             General Orders of Great Britain's Board of Customs, each dated and
             numbered, signed and initialed (usually by several individuals),
             with frequent manuscript notations and emendations
Publisher:   Board of Customs, London, 1846-48.
Description: A day-to-day view of Great Britain's international commercial
             affairs during a three year period of its "imperial century", with
             orders issued by the Board itself, the Treasury Chambers, the
             Privy Council, and the Queen herself at several palaces
Condition:   Contemporary 1/2 vellum, the front board detached, each order with
             a hole towards its top as if initially spiked, else a good usable
             volume
Book No.:    W-76682                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    economics, international law
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Author:      Fleetwood, William
Title:       Annalium tam Regum Edwardi quinti, Richardi tertii, & Henrici
             septimi, quam Henrici octavi. Titulorum Ordine Alphabetico
             digestorum, Elenchus [etc.]. S.T.C. 11034; Beale T354
Publisher:   In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli . . . Cum Priuilegio, London, 1579.
Description: First edition of the useful index of the year books of the century
             preceeding the work's publication, by the well regarded Fleetwood,
             double-Reader and Recorder of London, arranged alphabetically by
             subject, the reign of Henry VIII separately treated
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers, some light staining and
             minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79088                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Gresley, Richard Newcombe
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in the Courts of Equity. Cohen
             5069
Publisher:   P.H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, Law Booksellers [etc.], Philadelphia,
             1837.
Description: First American edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively
             to the law of evidence in the courts of equity, greatly different
             from the law of evidence in the common law courts, to remain so
             until the reforms of the 1873 Judicature Act
Condition:   Original sheep, crimson morocco, gilt, rubbed and light browning,
             but a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77483                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Evidence, equity
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Author:
Title:       The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and
             Terminer, for the City of London and County of Middlesex . . .
             Being the First Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable
             Sir Richard Brocas [etc.]. Numbers I-VIII [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, at the Crown in Ivy-Lane [etc.], London,
             1730-31.
Description: The complete Old Bailey sessions for the year, disclosing as no
             other source does the operation of London's most famous criminal
             court, over 375 cases heard, with the sentences imposed--death
             (55) and (the majority) transportation (257), inter alia
Condition:   Modern calf-backed marbled boards, quite fresh and with ample
             margins, with ownership signatures of [Lord] Somerville; two
             complete copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-79087                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:
Title:       Forms in Bankruptcy, Sold By H. Cullingworth & Son, Law
             Booksellers, No. 38 Boar Lane, Leeds . . . Forms of Law, in the
             Bradford and County Courts [and] Law Books on Sale by H.
             Cullingworth and Son
Publisher:   H. Cullingworth & Son, Leeds, 1837.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded advertising sheet, listing 58 bankruptcy
             forms on its recto and 52 new and second-hand law books on its
             verso, the earliest an edition of Hale's Analysis of 1713 and two
             Blackstone's, each priced with format and binding given
Condition:   Broadsheet measuring about 7 x 12 inches, with conjugal blank,
             three horizontal folds, some marginal browning and a few chips,
             else quite well preserved
Book No.:    W-79086                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Forms & Form Books, bankruptcy, legal ephemera, Broadside
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Author:      Meyer, Ernst Christopher
Title:       Nominating Systems: Direct Primaries versus Conventions in the
             United States
Publisher:   Published by the Author, Madison, 1902.
Description:
Condition:   Original russet cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77554                Price: $      27.50
Category:    law of elections
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Author:      Manwood, John
Title:       A Treatise of the Laws of the Forest, Wherein is declared . . .
             the Original and beginning of Forests . . . Collected, as well out
             of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Land [etc.]. The Third
             Edition Corrected, and much Inlarged. Wing M554 (variant)
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1665.
Description: The rare variant issue of the last 17th century edition of the
             first treatise on the law of the King's forest, much expanded from
             the first published edition of 1598, restoring substantial
             portions (including the last five chapters) there omitted
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, a very good copy, with the elaborate
             bookplate of John Francis Neylan (printed by John Henry Nash); the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78429                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Natural Resources
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men,
             Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other
             lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of
             Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:   Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.],
             London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many
             efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important
             part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on
             prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original
             flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79085                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
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Author:      Nicolson, William
Title:       Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws, Containing Several Original
             Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners
             of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland . . . From the
             Reign of Henry III to the Union [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Mess. Hamilton and Balfour [etc.], London, 1747.
Description: The documentary record gathered together by the Bishop of
             Carlisle, the respected antiquary and churchman, in support of the
             union of Scotland and England, the main text covering well over
             three centuries and the appendix an even greater time span
Condition:   Modern unlettered 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat strained, ex-
             Aberdeen Advocates Library; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77553                Price: $     375.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       Proceedings of the Association for Preserving Liberty and Property
             against Republicans and Levellers. Number 1
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by J. Sewell . . . and John Stockdale Piccadilly,
             London, 1793.
Description: A rare printing of the first number of the Association, formed in
             opposition to perceived radical agitation by John Reeves, "hailed
             as having saved the country from revolution"; with an approving,
             lengthy quotation from Blackstone closing the tract
Condition:   Original printed ?self-wraps, the spine reinforced, title and
             succeeding leaf torn at the upper margin, two words affected, else
             a good copy; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-76751                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Author:      Orwell, George
Title:       The Complete Poetry. Compiled and presented by Dione Venables with
             an introduction by Peter Davison [the editor of 'The Complete
             Works of George Orwell']
Publisher:   Published by Finlay Publisher for The Orwell Society, London,
             2015.
Description: The long overdue gathering of the verse of George Orwell, who
             "scattered poetry throughout his work in every conceivable form",
             instructively glossed by Dione Venables, who was instrumental in
             the founding of The Orwell Society in 2011
Condition:   Original printed green wraps, as new, one of 500 copies of the
             first printing of the first edition, with the errata slip pasted
             in at page 57; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-78428                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Poetry
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Author:      Pillsbury, Arthur J.
Title:       Institutional Life, Its Relations to the State and to the Wards of
             the State
Publisher:   State Printing Office, Sacramento, 1906.
Description: The results of Pillsbury's efforts in visiting over eighty
             orphanages and like institutions elsewhere in the country, and so
             succesfully providing the factual basis for seeking to reform
             California's much discredited private institutions
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, lightly worn, circular sticker on the
             front wrap, otherwise a very good copy; 167 pages
Book No.:    W-78281                Price: $     150.00
Category:    infants, legal reform
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Author:      Gray, John
Title:       The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery . .
             . the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench . . .also the
             Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy . . . and the
             Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women [etc.]
Publisher:   Edward Lumley, 56, Chancery Lane, London, 1837.
Description: The rare first edition of Gray's trenchant work which, with his
             "Country-Attorney's Practice", went through several editions, Gray
             of fame also as the treasury solicitor whose office prosecuted the
             Tichborne claimant; no copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, signature
             excised from title (no text affected), an occasional notation,
             else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76750                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, bankruptcy, women's law, Bill of Rights, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       The Attorney. By a Victim
Publisher:   No publisher, London?, 1829?.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded, merciless attack in verse on the legal
             profession, describing attorneys as "canker worms", "serpent[s]",
             a "vile race", and many other damning epithets, twenty-six four
             line verses in total; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:   A bifolium measuring about 10x16 inches, folded, printed on the
             rectos on high quality wove paper, lightly worn else well
             preserved
Book No.:    W-79229                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Poetry, legal reform, humor
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       The Prospects of the American University. Setaro 756
Publisher:   Indiana University Alumni Quarterly, Bloomington, 1925.
Description: The rare separate printing of Dean Pound's commencement address
             delivered at Indiana University on June 9, 1925, here printed as
             Vol XLIII, No. 8 of the Indiana University News-Letter of August,
             1925
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 20 pages,
             reprinted from the Indiana University Alumni Quarterly of July,
             1925; three copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78426                Price: $      75.00
Category:    education
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Author:      Plowden, Edmund
Title:       Les Comentaries . . . de dyuers cases esteantes matters en ley, &
             de les Argumentes fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont
             certeyne Cases . . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur
             [etc.]. STC 20040 and 20046.7; Beale R484, R486a, R487, and R488.
             Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1571-84.
Description: First edition of the first part and the second edition of the
             second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the
             Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the
             conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, one title
             just trimmed, two leaves in facsimile, else well-preserved with
             early annotations
Book No.:    W-78352                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Worrall, John (comp.)
Title:       Bibliotheca Legum: Or, A Compleat List of All the Common and
             Statute Law Books of this Realm . . . giving an Account of their
             several Editions, antient Printers, Dates, and Price, and wherein
             they differ. A New Edition, with Improvements [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Worrall . . . in Bell-Yard, near Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1765.
Description: A rare edition of Worrall's famed bibliography of English law,
             more extensive than its predecessors, with Worrall's cogent
             observations and comparison of editions found throughout; no copy
             with this collation in ESTC, one copy at the British Library
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed and marked, neatly rebacked, a good
             clean copy, 118 pages, with the advertising leaves, six in total
Book No.:    W-76821                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Bibliography, Dealer
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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 . . .
             shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by
             common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:   Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen
             which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement
             and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing
             between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine
             just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79081                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace
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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
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Author:      Welford, Richard Griffiths
Title:       The Influences of the Game Laws . . . Evidence Taken Before a
             Select Committee . . . on the Game Laws . . . and An Address to
             the Tenant Farmers of Great Britain by John Bright [etc.] [bound
             with] John Lewis Ricardo, The Anatomy of the Navigation Laws
Publisher:   1] R. Groombridge and Sons [2] Charles Gilpin, London, 1846 &
             1847.
Description: The work which Bright published at his own expense, proposing the
             abolition of the game laws, following shortly after his
             association with Richard Cobden, bound with a similar effort by
             his fellow M.P., John Ricardo, to abolish the navigation laws
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, somewhat
             strained, label lacking, else usable; no copy of Ricardo's work in
             OCLC in the USA
Book No.:    W-76820                Price: $     200.00
Category:    game law, maritime law
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Author:      Barberi, Giovanni
Title:       The Life of Joseph Balsamo, Commonly Called Count [Alessandro di]
             Cagliostro: Containing the Singular and uncommon Adventures of
             that extraordinary Personage . . . To Which Are Added, The
             Particulars of his Trial before the Inquisition [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne [and six others], Dublin, 1792.
Description: The principal contemporary account (and sole Irish edition) of the
             Italian adventurer widely featured in literature (Dumas, Goethe,
             and Tolstoy, among many others), music, film, and television,
             ultimately tried as a Freemason and sentenced to death
Condition:   Contemporary sprinkled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite
             rubbed, else clean and well preserved; eight copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-79080                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, Inquisition
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Author:      Shepheard [Sheppard], William
Title:       Of Corporations, Fraternities, and Guilds.  Or, a Discourse,
             wherein The Learning of the Law touching Bodies Politique is
             unfolded, shewing the Use and Necessity of that Invention, the
             Antiquity . . .  and Government of the same [etc.]. Wing S3195
Publisher:   Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and J. Place [etc.], London,
             1659.
Description: Only edition of the first treatise on the English law of
             corporations, written by Cromwell's law reformer and described as
             "a pioneer treatise" and "an important and unprecedented study";
             with the emphasis upon public corporations and craft guilds
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, the joints rubbed but sound, first
             blank loose, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79153                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    corporations, labor law
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Author:      Zamora, Stephen and Ronald A. Brand (eds.)
Title:       Basic Documents of International Economic Law. Two Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1990.
Description: Eight parts, including Regulation of International Trade, Finance,
             and Foreign Investment; Protection of Intellectual Property
             Rights; Regional Economic Organizations; Instruments Governing
             Private Commercial Transactions, Litigation, and Arbitration
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a trifle rubbed, else a very good set;
             John Norton Moore's copy, with his ownership signatures in both
             volumes
Book No.:    W-78423                Price: $      75.00
Category:    international law, economics
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Author:
Title:       Revised Laws of the State of California; in Four Codes: Political,
             Civil, Civil Procedure and Penal. Civil Code
Publisher:   D.W. Gelwicks, State Printer, Sacramento, 1871.
Description: The rare proposed civil code prepared by the Commissioners and
             adopted the following year, still the fundamental basis for
             California's civil law; with the marvelous folding chart of
             California's civil code following the title; two copies in OCLC
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, original
             labels laid down, new front free endpaper and pastedown, a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-79152                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, California, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:
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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Author:      Hutton, Richard
Title:       The Young Clerks Guide: Or, An Exact Collection of choice English
             Presidents . . . For all sorts of Indentures, Letters of Atturney,
             Releases, Conditions [bound with] The Second Part Of the Young
             Clerks Guide [etc.]. Wing H3849A and Not in Wing
Publisher:   Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [both works,
             London, 1658 & 1657.
Description: Rare editions (one seemingly unrecorded) of the spectacularly
             popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous
             for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions
             recorded in ESTC by 1689--one and no copies in ESTC here
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt-lettered, discreetly ex-library, the first work
             lacking three gatherings, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78422                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books
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Author:      Brown, William
Title:       The Clerk's Tutor in Chancery; Giving true Directions by
             Authentick Precedents, How to draw Affidavits [and other
             instruments] as are now in use in that High and Honourable Court.
             To which is prefixt An Introduction [etc.]. The Second Edition.
             Wing B5080A
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Ed. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1695.
Description: A rare edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical,
             complementing his principal treatise on Chancery, the latter
             approved by Holdsworth as a work which "gives a good deal of
             information", as does this work; two copies in ESTC, not in EEBO
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, lightly worn, early paper label, a
             very good copy, with two slightly different imprimatur leaves; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79150                Price: $     950.00
Category:    equity, Forms & Form Books
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Author:
Title:       Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this
             present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde
             yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the
             vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description: An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting
             the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5],
             abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images
             [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:   Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very
             light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79223                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       Types of Legal Periodical. Setaro 166
Publisher:   Iowa Law Review, Iowa City, 1929.
Description: The rare separate printing of Pound's paper read on December 27,
             1928, before a Round Table meeting of the Association of American
             Law Schools in Chicago; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed stapled yellow wraps, a very good copy, pages
             257-265; reprinted from the Iowa Law Review, volume XIV, No. 3
Book No.:    W-78420                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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Author:
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:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, Sometimes fellow of the
             Inner Temple. Treating of the Laws of England. And now translated
             out of French into English for the benefit of young Students and
             others [etc.]. Wing P1543
Publisher:   Printed by R.B. for M. Wallbanke . . . within Grayes-Inne-gate,
             London, 1642.
Description: First edition in English of one of the classics of English land
             law, one which Holdsworth paired with Littleton's Tenures and
             which Coke termed "wittily and learnedly composed", first
             appearing in Latin in 1528, with many later editions in Law French
Condition:   ?Contemporary elaborately blind panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, the
             title frayed (just touching the "e" in "Booke"), quite browned,
             else a sound copy
Book No.:    W-78278                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Hooker alias Vowell, John
Title:       The Order and vsage of the keeping of a Parlement in England, and
             the description of tholde and ancient cittie of Fxcester [sic] by
             Iohn Vovvel alias Hooker gentleman. S.T.C. 24886.7 [text] and
             24887 [title and first leaf of dedication]
Publisher:   Printed by John Allde, and John Charlewood, London, 1575.
Description: A rare work combining the first English translation of the
             medieval treatise on Parliament and its procedures with Hooker's
             own work, the first work by an MP on the same subject, and the
             first by an Englishman to champion the House of Commons
Condition:   Later elaborately blind-tooled calf, joints cracking but firm,
             with the arms and initials of Sir Mark Masterman Sykes; a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-77549                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    Parliament
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Author:      Archbold, John Frederick
Title:       The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Award, With Forms
Publisher:   William Henry Bond, 8 Bell Yard, London, 1861.
Description: Only edition of the first work appearing after the 1854
             legislation which introduced (in Holdsworth's words) "important
             reforms [and] laid the foundations for the further reform and
             restatement of the law", written in Archbold's eminently lucid
             style
Condition:   Original russet cloth, gilt-lettered, occasional light pencilling
             and a trace of foxing, else a very good copy; with the half-title
Book No.:    W-76746                Price: $     350.00
Category:    arbitration
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Author:      Darrow, Clarence
Title:       The Story of My Life
Publisher:   Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1932.
Description: Presentation copy from Clarence Darrow to his brother-in-law, Fred
             Hamerstrom (younger brother of Darrow's wife, Ruby) whom Darrow
             knew intimately for many decades--"From Clarence Darrow / To
             Frederick N. Hamerstrom / With regard and affection"
Condition:   Cloth-backed boards, morocco label, showing some wear, else a good
             copy, number 42 of 294 numbered copies of the Limited Edition
Book No.:    W-77475                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    biography
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Author:      Montgomery, Mary and Marion Clawson
Title:       History of Legislation and Policy Formation of the Central Valley
             Project
Publisher:   Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U S Dept of Agriculture,
             Berkeley, 1946.
Description: Hugh Hansen's copy, with his pencil notations and observations
             throughout, an illuminating part of the background for his own
             two-year study leading to his report ("Central Valley Project:
             Federal or State"), and serving as his doctoral dissertation
Condition:   Original printed cloth-backed wraps, showing some wear, but quite
             sound; typescript, 276 pages
Book No.:    W-77547                Price: $     250.00
Category:    water law, agriculture, California
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Author:      Christian, Edward
Title:       A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of
             Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a
             Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:   Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London,
             1819.
Description: Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement
             to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a
             practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments,
             greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty
             and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:    W-76672                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Wiener, Frederick Bernays
Title:       Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) [published in printed form in the
             1965 Year Book of the American Philosophical Society]
Publisher:   N.p., n.p., 1965.
Description: Colonel Wiener's memorial to the Justice (delivered before the
             American Philosophical Society) whom he had first met as a student
             at Harvard Law School in 1928 and who "had a tremendous effect on
             me", one that lasted throughout his life
Condition:   Typescript, double-spaced, stapled at the upper left hand corner,
             the last page now detached, housed in a modern protective cloth
             sleeve; 17 pages
Book No.:    W-76744                Price: $     250.00
Category:    biography, Supreme Court
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Author:      Christian, Edward
Title:       A Dissertation Shewing That the House of Lords, in Cases of
             Judicature, Are Bound by the Same Rules of Evidence That Are
             Observed by All Other Courts. With Observations upon the Subjects
             of Law Which Have Arisen in the Bill of Pains and Penalties. 2d ed
Publisher:   Printed for Messrs. Clarke [and two others], London, 1820.
Description: A work first written by Christian in 1792 during Warren Hasting's
             impeachment trial, contending (as against Edmund Burke) that
             conventional evidence law applied in the House of Lords, here
             expanded to and applied in the trial of Queen Caroline
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, some light foxing, moreso to the
             title, else a clean usable copy; 136 pages
Book No.:    W-76671                Price: $     350.00
Category:    House of Lords, Evidence
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Author:      Ballow, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Equity. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others],
             London, 1737.
Description: First edition of the first systematic work upon modern equity and
             "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's
             words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow"
             that the Doctor had learned what law he knew
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and
             browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78274                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Bridgman, Richard Whalley
Title:       The Law of Charitable Uses, As Laid Down and Digested by George
             Duke, Esq. in 1676, Together with the Learned Readings of Sir
             Francis Moore . . . Particularly Adapted to the Use of Every
             Professor of the Law, As Well As All Bishops, Cathedrals [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, Portugal-street, Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1805.
Description: Only edition of Bridgman's treatise, building on two pioneering
             glosses of the seminal Elizabethan statute on charities, with
             particular attention to the Mortmain Act of 1736, which
             fundamentally affected charitable gifts of land for over a century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Inner Temple Library with
             its internal stamps, else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76816                Price: $     450.00
Category:    charities
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Author:      Williams, Joshua
Title:       Letters to John Bull, Esq., on Lawyers and Law Reform
Publisher:   Henry Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, London, 1857.
Description: The essence of the reform views of Williams, the classic writer on
             real property highly regarded by both Maitland and Holdsworth,
             with chapters devoted to attorneys, legal education, conveyancers,
             land transfer, and chancery, inter alia
Condition:   Original russet cloth, gilt-lettered, lightly worn and a bit
             strained, else a very good, even pretty copy
Book No.:    W-76743                Price: $     250.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       Law and the Science of Law in Recent Theories. Setaro 199
Publisher:   No Publisher, New Haven?, 1934?.
Description: The rare separate reprinting of Dean Pound's paper, an abridged
             version of which was read before the Association of American Law
             Schools in December, 1933; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original blue printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, pages 525-
             536; reprinted from the Yale Law Journal, February 1934
Book No.:    W-79149                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Science and the law, philosophy of law
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Author:      Cockburn, William
Title:       The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical
             Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from
             The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid
             down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1753.
Description: The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by
             Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes,
             divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several
             chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new
             endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the
             subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79075                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of Joseph Wall, Esq. Late Governor of Goree, for the
             Wilful Murder of Benjamin Armstrong, A Serjeant of the African
             Corps, At the Old Bailey, On Wednesday, January 20, 1802. Third
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed by A. Macpherson, Russell court . . . for J. Lee [etc.],
             London, n.d..
Description: A seemingly unrecorded edition of the trial and execution of Wall,
             who had sentenced Armstrong without trial to the inhuman (and
             deadly) punishment of 800 rope lashes; no copy in OCLC or COPAC
             denoted a third edition and with this pagination
Condition:   Modern calf-backed boards, the title and last leaf darkened, else
             a good copy; 22 pages, with the jury charge in smaller type
             following page 18
Book No.:    W-79148                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, military law
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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1800.
Description: The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland,
             "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in
             Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had the first
             three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but
             firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC
             in this country
Book No.:    W-77543                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, SCOTLAND
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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 M1802
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of John More, London, 1665.
Description: The rare first edition 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:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, new endpapers, some
             worming and paper repairs, but sturdy and usable, six copies in
             ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79074                Price: $     850.00
Category:    landlord and tenant
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Author:      Cotton, Robert
Title:       An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London From
             the reign of King Edward the Second, unto King Richard the Third,
             of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign [etc.]. Revised
             . . . by William Prynne. Wing C6489. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London,
             1657.
Description: First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by
             Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing
             published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom,
             both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, else well-preserved,
             the Evelyn / Taussig copy, with (in addition) the Sir Frederick
             Evelyn bookplate
Book No.:    W-78344                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:
Title:       A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his
             Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present
             Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1610.
Description: First edition of a controversial work, viewed by the House of
             Commons as demonstrating James's attempt to effect unilaterally by
             proclamation acts requiring Parliamentary consent, leading to the
             voiding of those contended to be especially grevious
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             with an ?unrecorded "Books printed or sold by William Leak" on the
             rear pastedown
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Author:      Williams, Joshua
Title:       Principles of the Law of Real Property, Intended As a First Book
             for the Use of Students in Conveyancing
Publisher:   S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1845.
Description: The uncommon first edition of a classic work, reaching a 24th
             edition in 1926, in Holdsworth's words, "the book which made his
             name as a real property lawyer", ultimately influential in
             effecting many of the reforms in the 1925 property legislation
Condition:   3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, else well-preserved,
             presentation copy to Lancelot Shadwell, Vice-Chancellor England,
             with his armorial bookplate
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein,
             by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are
             plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the
             Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description: Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
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             [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice
             Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout,
             and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and
             Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:   Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London,
             1796.
Description: Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of
             Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting,
             achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction,
             forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very
             occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy;
             with the half title
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Author:      Lieber, Francis
Title:       On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Third Edition, Revised.
             Edited by Theodore D. Woolsey
Publisher:   J.B. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia, 1874.
Description: The first appearance of the received edition of "the masterwork of
             Lieber's maturity", compared in importance with the Federalist,
             its undertaking by Woolsey to subsequently appear in at least
             seven further printings as late as 1911
Condition:   Brown cloth, rubbed, top of spine chipped, rear hinge cracked;
             presentation copy from Lieber's widow--"With kind regards / of Mrs
             Francis Lieber"
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Author:      Kelyng, John
Title:       A Report of Divers Cases in Pleas of the Crown, Adjudged and
             Determined . . . With Directions for Justices of the Peace and
             Others . . . From the Original Manuscript, under his own Hand
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Isaac Cleave, next Door to Serjeants-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1708.
Description: First edition of the first reports exclusively devoted to English
             criminal law, reflecting Kelyng's career both while a criminal
             lawyer and after becoming Chief Justice of King's Bench; seen
             posthumously through the press by Lord Holt
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, very worn, crudely rebacked, both boards
             detached; a working copy
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Author:
Title:       Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sfxti [sic] [Sexti]. Actes made in the
             Session of this present Parlament . . . the iiii daye of Nouembre,
             in the thirde yere of the reigne of our moste dread Soueraigne
             Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9431; Beale S229a
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Richard Grafton [i.e. Richard Tottel],
             London, 1570?.
Description: The second Tottel printing of the statutes of 3-4 Edward VI, a
             tumultuous year, with the passage of the first Riot Act [c.5], the
             inception of a public militia [c.5], and the outlawing of
             "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light staining, mainly
             marginal, lacking leaf C2, not affecting the acts mentioned below;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79218                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna
             Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that
             yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne
             Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description: One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two
             significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's
             words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all
             previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:   Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-
             lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78342                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       Catalogue of the Library Belonging to the Society of Solicitors-
             at-Law
Publisher:   Printed by Neill and Company, Edinburgh, 1852.
Description: A rare catalogue of the library of the Society which obtained a
             royal charter in 1780 and had monopoly privileges in the inferior
             courts in Edinburgh, its law books arranged by author with a
             subject index following; one copy in OCLC and COPAC
Condition:   Later green-tape backed cream wraps, a trifle worn, ex-National
             Library of Scotland with its cancel stamp, a sound copy; 90 pages
Book No.:    W-79071                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libraries
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Author:      Willrich, Mason
Title:       Non-Proliferation Treaty: Framework for Nuclear Arms Control
Publisher:   Michie Company, Charlottesville, 1969.
Description:
Condition:   Original red cloth, a very good copy, presented--"Best wishes
             Mason Willrich February 4, 1969"
Book No.:    W-79144                Price: $      45.00
Category:    international law
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Author:      Dickinson, Edwin DeWitt
Title:       The Equality of States in International Law
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1920.
Description: A work based on Professor Dickinson's doctoral dissertation under
             George Grafton Wilson at Harvard, praised on its appearance for
             its realistic thesis--that equality in international law is one of
             states' equal capacity, not a factual equality
Condition:   Original red cloth, gilt, the spine faded, else a very good copy;
             Harvard Studies in Jurisprudence, Volume III
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Author:      Salny, Samuel M
Title:       Independent Unions under the Wagner Act. A Manual for Attorneys,
             Labor Relations Advisors and Union Officials Acting for Employers,
             Employees or Unions In Relation to the National Labor Relations
             Act
Publisher:   Eugene W. Hildreth, Boston, 1944.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, lightly worn, else a good copy, presented "To
             George Tucker With the compliments and best wishes of Samuel M
             Salny April 1944"
Book No.:    W-79143                Price: $      65.00
Category:    labor law
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Author:
Title:       Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a
             Parliamente begunne and holden at Westminster the xxi day of
             October [1555] . . . untyll the dissolution of the same . . . were
             enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9454 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge?], London, 1573?.
Description: 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; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else
             well preserved and quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79216                Price: $    1250.00
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Author:      Phayer, Thomas
Title:       A Booke of Presidentes exactly written in maner of a Register,
             newlye Imprynted and corrected . . . mete for all such persons to
             knowe, as desire to learne the forme and maner howe to make al
             maner of euydences and instrumentes [etc.]. STC 3329; Beale T430
Publisher:   Ex officina Richardi Graftoni, London, 1546.
Description: A rare, very early edition of the first named work of its kind, in
             Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of
             documents", much enlarged from previous editions with over 150
             additional pages; three copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:   Modern morocco, the original blind-stamped boards remounted, ex-
             library, the title quite darkened, light browning, but quite
             sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78413                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    conveyancing, Real Property
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Title:       The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian, with the History of the State
             . . . Illustrated with Many Curious and Interesting Anecdotes of
             Several Persons of Distinction, Literature, and Gallantry . . .
             Together with His Trial for the Murder of Mr. Bowen
Publisher:   No Publisher, London, 1887.
Description:
Condition:   Modern crushed brown morocco, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles,
             marbled endpapers and pastedowns, without the index at pages 102-
             07
Book No.:    W-79215                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Theatre, biography, criminal law, trials, Grangerized
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Author:      Comyns, John (comp.)
Title:       A Digest of the Laws of England, By the Right Honourable Sir John
             Comyns, Knight; Late Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of
             Exchequer. Continued down to the present Time, By a Gentleman of
             the Inner Temple. Five Volumes [complete]. Cowley 272
Publisher:   Printed for Luke White, Dame-Street, Dublin, 1785.
Description: The sole Irish edition of "[t]he last of the great common law
             abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection
             of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the
             scientifically arranged modern abridgment
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, one label chipped and one joint
             cracking but firm, one leaf misbound, else quite an attractive
             set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78412                Price: $    1100.00
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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
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Third Part of the Institutes Of the Laws of England:
             Concerning High Treason, and other Pleas of the Crown, and
             Criminall causes [bound with] The Fourth Part of the Institutes .
             . . Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts. Wing C4963 and C4931
Publisher:   Printed for A. Crooke, W. Leake [and eleven others], London, 1669.
Description: Early editions (the fourth), in which Coke first examines
             exhaustively and with a comprehensiveness not previously attained
             the criminal law of England, and then the English law courts,
             including King's Bench, Chancery, Star Chamber, and many others
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, some
             light browning, else quite clean, with both portraits, the first
             backed
Book No.:    W-79214                Price: $     950.00
Category:    criminal law, courts
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Author:
Title:       The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity . . . Containing a
             Collection of Rules or Maxims, with the Doctrine upon them . . .
             The Whole Designed to reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England
             to a more regular Science [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . .for Daniel Browne [and three others],
             London, 1749.
Description: First edition of a collection of over 500 maxims, principally in
             English or Latin, the last early effort to explore and convey
             English law through this method, the maxims often examined at
             length, with a general analysis followed by particular cases
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, exceptionally bright and clean
             with ample margins; the Taussig copy
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Category:    maxims
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Title:       The T. & T. Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII
Publisher:   Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco, 1916.
Description: The "Statement of the Policy of This House", setting forth the
             policy's ten elements, both noble and practical, quoting William
             Morris--"To Us Who Have a Cause at Heart Our Highest Ambition and
             Our Simplest Duty Are One and the Same Thing"
Condition:   Original paper backed decorated boards, just slightly chipped,
             else well preserved, gorgeously printed in red and black; one of
             3,000 copies printed
Book No.:    W-79140                Price: $     325.00
Category:    Fine Printing
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Author:
Title:       Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the
             session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at
             Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign
             Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:   Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description: The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of
             the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus
             beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be
             supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well
             preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79210                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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Author:      Grotius, Hugo
Title:       His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War and Peace. In the
             First is handled, Whether any War be Just. In the Second is
             shewed, the Causes of War, both Just and Unjust. In the Third is
             declared, What in War is Lawful [etc.]. Wing H2126. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by M.W. for Thomas Basset . . . and Ralph Smith [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: The first unabridged English translation of Grotius' masterwork,
             the only such to appear in the seventeenth century, attributed to
             William Evats, said to occupy the last seven years of his life and
             found among his papers at his death
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, tape repairs to the edges of the recto of the
             engraved title, which is mounted, browning, new endpapers, else a
             good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77399                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, international law
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausem seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn,
             Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui
             Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of
             1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57
Publisher:   Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false],
             London [Amsterdam?], 1636.
Description: An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international
             law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the
             import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the
             two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis
Condition:   Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved
             maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78199                Price: $     850.00
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Author:      Evans, W.D.
Title:       A Charge to the Grand Jury, at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace
             for the County of Lancaster, Held by Adjournment at Preston, on
             the 16th Day of January, 1817
Publisher:   Printed by J. and J. Harrop, in the Market-Place, Manchester,
             1817.
Description: An uncommon part of the turmoil existing during the "year without
             a summer" of 1816, as crop failure coupled with Manchester textile
             industry unemployment caused great hardship, this charge given by
             Evans as Manchester's first stipendiary magistrate
Condition:   Modern printed boards, some browning, else a good usable copy;
             vi+21 pages
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Category:    Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Somner, William
Title:       A Treatise of Gavelkind . . . With sundry emergent Observations .
             . . [on] the Common Law of this Kingdome [etc.]. Second Edition
             [with] John Anstis, Observations Introductory to an Historical
             Essay upon the Knighthood of the Bath
Publisher:   [1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman,
             London, 1726 & 1725.
Description: Best edition of the treatise which Holdsworth calls Somner's "most
             important work [on] the antiquities of our legal history", bound
             with the work by John Anstis proposing "a new order of chivalry
             based on a revival of the medieval Order of the Bath"
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             pastedowns, a bit of foxing, else a good clean copy; with the
             engraved frontispiece
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Category:    gavelkind, law of heraldry
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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law of Libel: In Which Is Contained a General History of This
             Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive
             Alterations, in the Law of England. Comprehending a Digest of All
             the Leading Cases upon Libels [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.],
             London, 1816.
Description: The revised (and final) English edition of "one of the first
             treatises on [the English law of libel]" (and the first treatise
             published in this country on the subject), with a special emphasis
             on the law of Parliamentary privilege; not in McCoy
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, the label chipped and the top of the
             spine darkened, occasional foxing, else a good sound copy
Book No.:    W-76593                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Author:
Title:       Tryal and Sentence of Elizabeth Cellier; for Writing, Printing,
             and Publishing, A Scandalous Libel, Called Malice Defeated . . .
             At the Sessions in the Old-Bailey [with] Several Depositions, made
             before . . . the Lord Mayor. Wing T2171; McCoy C153. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for Thomas Collins, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, London,
             1680.
Description: The principal contemporary account of the righteous midwife
             acquitted of attempting the King's kidnapping in the 'Meal-Tub
             Plot'; her expose of that matter ('Malice Defeated') led to this
             trial, for which she was fined, pilloried and her book burnt
Condition:   Modern blind-panelled calf, a bit of staining and marginal
             worming, else a good copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-76739                Price: $     750.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law, women's law
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 1
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.
Description: First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-
             American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian
             Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English
             speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, Nicholas Katzenbach's set, presented
             to him by IBM as he retired as their general counsel, in a modern
             custom-made box
Book No.:    W-77468                Price: $   17500.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceeding upon the Arraignment, Tryal, Conviction and
             Attainder of Christopher Layer, Esq; for High Treason, in
             Compassing and Imagining the Death of the King, In the Court of
             King's Bench [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner, London, 1722-23.
Description: The principal contemporary account of the trial resulting from the
             failed Jacobite uprising of 1722, leading to the trial and
             execution of Layer (and others) and the banishment of Francis
             Atterbury, the Bishop of Rochester; with the imprimatur leaf
Condition:   Contemporary panelled unlettered calf, quite worn, the spine
             varnished and some staining, mainly lightish, else a good quite
             crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76738                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Wade, John
Title:       The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England,
             Especially Those Relative to  . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the
             Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims,
             Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street,
             London, 1829.
Description: An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early
             19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in
             importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and
             direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:   Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed,
             else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in
             OCLC
Book No.:    W-76736                Price: $     350.00
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Title:       The Trial of Major Campbell, for the Murder of Captain Boyd, in a
             Duel, on the 23d of June, 1807; With the Evidence in Full, the
             Charge of the Judge, and Details of Major Campbell's Last Moments,
             Execution &c. &c
Publisher:   Printed by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden [etc.], London,
             1808.
Description: Sole London edition of one of Great Britain's "most notorious
             duelling cases", bracketed with those of Lord Byron and Hamilton-
             Mohun, and a rare instance in which a verdict of guilty, death
             sentence and execution (a pardon not obtained) was to follow
Condition:   Modern 1/4 cloth over marbled boards, paper label, new endpapers,
             a trifle worn, else a very good, clean copy; 62 pages
Book No.:    W-79069                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, military law, Law of Duels, criminal law
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Author:      Finch, Henrie
Title:       Nomotexnia; Cestascavoir, vn Description del Common Leys
             Dangleterre Solonque les Rules del Art. Parallelees ove les
             Prerogatives le Roy. Ovesque auxy le substance & effect de les
             Estatutes . . . per le quels le Common Ley est abridge [etc.]. STC
             10870
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1613.
Description: First edition of "the pioneer book of the institutes of English
             law", now recognized to be Finch's final revision of this work as,
             in Wilfrid Prest's words, Finch successfully sought "to formulate
             a comprehensive overview of England's common law"
Condition:   Contemporary gilt panelled vellum, small worming, the front hinge
             detaching, else especially lovely, with John Sparrow's bookplate;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78266                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Mandeville, Bernard
Title:       Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn: and
             A Proposal for some Regulations concerning Felons in Prison . . .
             To which is Added, A Discourse on Transportation, and a Method to
             render that Punishment more Effectual
Publisher:   Printed: And Sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, London, 1725.
Description: Mandeville's vivid account of the wretched state of public
             executions in England and its causes, anticipating Henry Fielding,
             Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson, as "[m]any of the best minds of the
             English elite meditated upon it" and solutions to it
Condition:   Modern gray wraps, stab-sewn as issued, the half-title and last
             leaf quite dusty, else a very good clean copy; with the press-
             figure at page four
Book No.:    W-77464                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform, Transportation, prisons
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Author:
Title:       Fac-simile Copy and Translation of ye Magna Carta Granted by King
             John in ye Year 1215
Publisher:   Printed . . . by J.L. Allday At ye "Shakspeare" Printing Works,
             Birmingham, 1880?.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded printing, the folding facsimile measuring
             about 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, a photo-lithograph in red ink, with
             the bookplate of Henry Robert Charles Martin, the Richmond Herald
             from 1928 to 1942; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:   Later green morocco folder, gilt, marbled front pastedown, the
             folding facsimile and text tipped in and the stiff card cover laid
             in; 8 pages
Book No.:    W-79068                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Magna Carta
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Author:      Harris, Charles L. (comp.)
Title:       Harris' Public Land Guide. A Compilation of Public Land Laws and
             Departmental Regulations Thereunder. Revised Statutes and Acts of
             Congress Annotated with Decisions of the Department of the
             Interior Relating to Public Land [etc.]
Publisher:   Peterson Linotyping Company, Chicago, 1912.
Description:
Condition:   Original tan buckram, showing wear, the spine darkened and the
             head of the spine chipped, ex-library, else a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-78338                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Natural Resources
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Title:       A Bill For granting to Her Majesty Duties on Profits arising from
             Property, Professions, Trades, and Offices (Prepared and brought
             in by Sir Robert Peel [etc.]) [with nine other legislative
             proposals relating to the 1842 Income Tax Act]
Publisher:   Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed [imprints vary],
             London, 1842-45.
Description: The bills and related legislative materials leading up to and
             beyond the 1842 Income Tax Act, permanently establishing the
             income tax in Great Britain, part of the budget "still rank[ing]
             as one of the most famous of the nineteenth century"
Condition:   The ten works bound in one volume, modern plain wraps, somewhat
             strained, but quite sound, clean and usable; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78337                Price: $     850.00
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Author:      Jacob, Giles?
Title:       The Game Law: Or, The Laws Relating to the Game . . . in Two Parts
             [bound with] The Game-Law. Part II. Being an Explanation of the
             Acts of Parliament, Recited in the First Part, for Preservation of
             the Game of This Kingdom [etc.]. Seventh Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for W. Mears,
             London, 1727.
Description: Rare editions of the first work devoted exclusively to England's
             game laws, its second part containing the first commentary on
             those laws, preventing all but the elect from taking game or even
             possessing a gun, with Draconian penalties imposed
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, else quite sound; one copy of
             the second part, no copy of either part in Great Britain, in ESTC;
             the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78191                Price: $     750.00
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Author:      Lyndwood, William
Title:       Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium
             Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item
             Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . .
             . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant
Publisher:   Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London, 1557.
Description: Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in
             Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine,
             if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our
             English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome"
Condition:   Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt
             and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79066                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words.
             Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and
             Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this
             victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901
Publisher:   Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, London, 1637.
Description: Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law
             dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt
             by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist
             definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins
             cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78409                Price: $     850.00
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Title:       An Act (Passed 20th June 1800.) For the Better Ascertaining and
             Collectiong the Duties Granted by Several Acts Passed in the Last
             Session of Parliament Relating to the Duties on Income, and to
             Explain and Amend the Said Acts [39 & 40 Geo III c.49]
Publisher:   Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description: A rare printing of one of the first acts amending Pitt's "truly
             revolutionary proposal" to tax income directly, as efforts
             continued to enforce this fundamental transition "from a tax
             primarily on expenditure to a tax on income"; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Original stabbed wraps bearing the Royal crests, slightly worn and
             chipped, else quite clean and well preserved, 44 pages; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78336                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Acts, taxation
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Title:       A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the
             Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon
             Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule
             to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]
Publisher:   Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates],
             London, 1798-99.
Description: The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation
             imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act
             of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the
             Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime
Condition:   Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin
             torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the
             other three, in ESTC
Book No.:    W-78190                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation, Parliament
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Author:      Rastell, John
Title:       Les Termes de la Ley Or, Certain difficult and obscure Words and
             Terms of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Realm now in use
             expounded and explained . . . With an Addition of above one
             hundred Words [etc.]. Wing R291; Cowley 163
Publisher:   Printed by J. Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1671.
Description: A late-seventeenth century edition of the first English law
             dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind),
             published over the course of almost four centuries; with the Law
             French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, a very good crisp
             copy; with the frontispiece of the arms of Charles II preceding
             the title
Book No.:    W-76732                Price: $     750.00
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth
             Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition.
             Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising
             leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]
Publisher:   Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.],
             Dublin, 1775.
Description: The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6
             inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition
             printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles,
             appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads
             just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved
             set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79138                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
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Title:       Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, &
             Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster,
             the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other
             statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:   Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary],
             London, 1661-85.
Description: An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary
             legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles
             II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the
             Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:   Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one
             rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all
             sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78334                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and
             holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the
             firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne
             Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.],
             London, 1554.
Description: A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second
             parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole
             monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the
             terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:   Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else
             a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC
             outside the British Isles
Book No.:    W-79136                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Acts, marriage
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Author:      Plessen, Christoph a
Title:       Hugonis Grotii. De Jure Belli ac Pacis. Libr III Caput XXII. De
             Fide Minorum Potestatum in Bello. Perpetua. Paraphrasi.
             Illustratum [etc.]
Publisher:   Typis Mullerianis, Jena, 1675.
Description: The rare doctoral dissertation devoted to Grotius's discussion
             whether and in what circumstances of war a sovereign may be bound
             by the acts of his representatives, beginning with Grotius's
             examination of the views expressed by Ulpian in the Digest
Condition:   Modern marbled paper backed self wraps, disbound, a clean copy
             with good margins, 16 unnumbered leaves; one copy in COPAC, none
             in OCLC in North America
Book No.:    W-79209                Price: $     650.00
Category:    international law, roman law
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Author:
Title:       The Oxford English Dictionary, Being a Corrected Re-Issue with an
             Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English
             Dictionary on Historical Principles [with] A Supplement to the
             Oxford English Dictionary. Sixteen Volumes
Publisher:   At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970-86.
Description: The 1970 reprint of the edition first printed in 1933, complete in
             thirteen volumes, here with the further three supplements
             published in 1972, 1976, and 1982, these three additional
             supplements continuing the dictionary's revision through O-Sez
Condition:   Original oversized blue cloth, gilt, a very good set in somewhat
             worn, faded, marked and chipped dustjackets
Book No.:    W-78260                Price: $     425.00
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Title:       Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes
             Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine
             wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into
             the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description: The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586
             famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with
             minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family
             and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:   Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just
             cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79135                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    poor law
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Title:       Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlament begon at
             westminstr the fowerthe daye of Nouember [1547] . . . and from
             thence continued to the xxiiii daye of Decembre then next ensuyng
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.6; Beale S220a
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [i.e. Richard Tottel],
             London, 1548 [1570?].
Description: The acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . .
             . worthy of a special place in the history of treason",
             ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation, enacting the two
             witnesses rule, and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, minor (pinhole) worming,
             else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79208                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
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Author:      Siderfin, Thomas
Title:       Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court
             del Bank le Roy Et Auxy en le Co.Ba. & L'Exchequer En les premier
             dix ans apres le Restauration . . . Le Roy Charles le II [with] le
             Second Part . . . En les Ans 1657, 1658, & 1659. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.],
             London, 1683-84.
Description: First editions of both parts of the reports of Siderfin, praised
             by Burke as "a reporter of much authority" and by Roger North for
             "his ability, and his probity", containing cases (most unusually)
             from both the Interregnum and the Restoration
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good,
             exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a
             contemporary ?index laid in
Book No.:    W-76801                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Casper, Johann Ludwig
Title:       A Handbook of the Practice of Forensic Medicine. Vol. III.
             Including the Bio-Thanatology of New-born Children, and the First
             Part of The Biological Division [with] Vol. IV. Biological
             Division. Translated by George William Balfour [etc.]
Publisher:   The New Sydenham Society, London, 1864-65.
Description: Volumes 3 and 4 [only] of Casper's treatise, but with its
             Biological Division complete, including a first part on disputed
             sexual relations, and a sixth on mental diseases, with the
             emphasis on all aspects of insanity, both civil and criminal
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked, a clean working copy only
Book No.:    W-78404                Price: $      50.00
Category:    forensic medicine, Sexuality, insanity
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Author:
Title:       Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden
             at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere
             of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until]
             the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.],
             London, 1554 [?1572].
Description: An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second
             parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole
             monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the
             terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite
             crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79206                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, marriage
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Author:
Title:       La Constitution Francoise; Presentee au Roi par l'Assemblee
             Nationale, le 3 Septembre 1791. Second Edition
Publisher:   De l'Imprimerie de Baudouin [and] Chez J. Debrett dans Piccadilly,
             Paris [and] London, 1791.
Description: The second edition of seemingly the sole printing in French in the
             English speaking world of France's first constitution, containing
             as its preface the Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted in
             1789, with Louis XVI's acceptance appended
Condition:   ?Original sewn self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy; 78 pages
Book No.:    W-79205                Price: $     450.00
Category:    FRANCE
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Title:       Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlamente begon at
             Westminstre the fowerth daie of Nouembre [1547] . . . and from
             thens continued to the xxiiii daie of Decembre then next ensuing
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.3; Beale S218
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [etc.], Londini, 1548
             [1553?].
Description: The rare acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he
             act . . . worthy of a special place in the history of treason",
             ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation and abolishing
             witchcraft as a capital felony; this one of five copies in STC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, rubbed, some light
             staining and minor worming, with the bookplate of Edwin
             Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79204                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
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Author:      Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:       A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other
             Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia
             and in Iceland
Publisher:   Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1832.
Description: Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned
             treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and
             accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the
             origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite
             rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. /
             Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:    W-79130                Price: $     750.00
Category:    jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausum seu De Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure
             Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . .
             Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris cicumflui
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 22175. Folio in 4s.
Publisher:   Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description: First edition of the most famous of all English works on
             international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in
             response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the
             sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, well rubbed, head of spine chipped and label
             lacking, light marginal staining, trace of two stamps on the
             title, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-79999                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    
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Author:      Williams, John
Title:       The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in
             Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:   Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.],
             London, 1812.
Description: First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the
             works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions
             devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to
             insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal
             pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
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Author:
Title:       The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan,
             Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.
             Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus
             Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:   No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description: The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the
             Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press
             case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official
             must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:   Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but
             quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79059                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
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Author:      Oke, George C.
Title:       The Magisterial Formulist: Being a Complete Collection of Forms
             and Precedents for Practical Use in All Matters Out of Quarter
             Sessions; Adapted to . . . Jervis's Acts . . . With an
             Introduction, Explanatory Directions, Variations, and Notes [etc.]
Publisher:   Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description: The uncommon first edition of Oke's treatise, to go through twenty
             editions over more than a century, treating the Jervis Acts' major
             revisions of criminal procedure, significantly expanding the
             summary powers of justices; 2 copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, the rear joint cracking and a
             portion of the spine excised, else a clean, usable copy
Book No.:    W-76651                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       By-Laws of Box Makers, Novelty and Specialty Wood Workers, Union
             No. 3036 A.F.ofL. United Brotherood of Carpenters and Joiners of
             America. Effective December 1, 1944. Headquarters 400 Brannan
             Street. Phone YUkon 2922
Publisher:   N.p. (but a union printing), San Francisco, 1944.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 16 pages; one
             copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77453                Price: $      35.00
Category:    labor law, San Francisco
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Author:      Lilly, John
Title:       A Continuation of the Practical Register [of William Style], in
             Two Parts. Wherein are contained Many Rules of Court, and also
             Practical Cases [with] a Table of all the Acts of Parliament
             mentioned in both these Parts. Two Volumes [complete]. Cowley 198
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt . . . for Charles Harper [etc.], London,
             1710.
Description: Lilly's continuation of Style's work, "a useful guide to modern
             practice decisions collected at a time when the law reports were
             somewhat thin or non-existent", in John Baker's words,
             anticipating Lilly's like titled work published as late as 1747
Condition:   Contemporary calf, later paper labels, rubbed, some ink staining
             to the boards, light browning, yet a good usable set; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79056                Price: $     550.00
Category:    English Law, Abridgements
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Author:      Romilly, Samuel
Title:       Objections to the Project of Creating a Vice Chancellor of
             England. The Second Edition. To Which Is Added, a Letter from the
             Author [Sir Samuel Romilly] to a Noble Lord
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand [etc.], London, 1813.
Description: The expanded second edition of Romilly's "gem of compact
             reasoning", contending presciently that the appointment of a Vice
             Chancellor would deprive the Chancellor of his most important
             judicial function, that of presiding over the Court of Chancery
Condition:   Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue cloth boards, a very clean
             copy; 44 pages, expanded from 18 pages of the first edition
Book No.:    W-78253                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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Author:      Bellewe, Richard
Title:       Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les
             Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478;
             S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:   Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.],
             London, 1585.
Description: Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth
             century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early
             English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively
             rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, quite unevenly darkened, the variant with the
             arms of Lincoln's Inn on the verso of the title; without the
             colophon if called for
Book No.:    W-79127                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by William Carey
             Jones, Director of the School of Jurisprudence, University of
             California. Two Volumes [complete]. Not in Eller [compare Eller
             136]; Lauechli 257 Notes
Publisher:   Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description: The last edition apart from modern reprints, based on William
             Hammond's edition, with Hammond's bibliography, a supplementary
             chapter on conflict of laws by Orrin Kip McMurray, and Jones's
             essay, which includes a biographical sketch of Blackstone
Condition:   Original black pebbled limp cloth, prayer-book style, Edition De
             Luxe, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:    W-78324                Price: $     450.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, 18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
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Author:
Title:       De Termino Michaelis [to Trinitatis] Anno xv E.iiii [1475]. S.T.C.
             9852; Beale R321
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . by me Robert Redman at syne of the George [etc.],
             London, 1526.
Description: The Redman printing, conjecturally the first printing of this year
             book, preceding that of Richard Pynson by a year, of considerable
             rarity, this one of two copies ("Private Collections") recorded in
             ESTC, the other at the British Library
Condition:   Modern vellum backed marbled boards, slightly dusty, else well-
             margined, lacking the last six leaves [xxvii-xxxii]; the Taussig
             and Hetherington copy
Book No.:    W-78250                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:
Title:       Crim. Con. 10,000[pounds] Damages. Smeeton's Edition of the Trial
             between The Right Hon. Lord Borringdon and Sir A. Paget, K.B. for
             Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife . . . Before W.
             Burchall, Esq. and a Special Jury [etc.]. Cohn 85
Publisher:   Published by G. Smeeton, 18, James Street, Long Acre, London,
             1808.
Description: Conjecturally Sir Walter Scott's copy ["Walter Scott His Book /
             July 29 1808"] of a rare account of a "considerable scandal",
             Paget having eloped with Borringdon's wife, whom Paget then
             married two days after her divorce; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Later cloth, gilt lettered, some foxing, but sound, with the
             frontispiece--"A Scene in Kensington Garden"-- possibly partly
             George Cruikshank's work
Book No.:    W-79052                Price: $    1250.00
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Author:      Ridley, Thomas
Title:       A View of the Civile and Ecclesiasticall Law: And wherein the
             Practice of them is streitned and may be releeved within this
             Land. Written by Sr Thomas Ridley Knight. The Second Edition by
             I.G. [John Gregory] Mr of Arts. S.T.C. 21055.5
Publisher:   Printed by William Turner, Printer to the University [etc.],
             Oxford, 1634.
Description: One of the earliest treatises (the second) on English
             ecclesiastical law (including defamation and bastardy), treating
             also of the law of admiralty, martial law, and international law;
             in Holdsworth's view "learned and clearly expressed"
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, lightly worn, remains of ties, especially
             well preserved with the signature of Ricci Hippisley on the title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79125                Price: $     500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, admiralty, international law, libel and slander
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Author:
Title:       The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The
             Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The
             Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of
             William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:   For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London,
             1817.
Description: A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681,
             recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and
             praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and
             the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little
             foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in
             this country
Book No.:    W-79124                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
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Author:      Ballow, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and
             Notes: By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Second
             [Fonblanque] Edition, with Additions. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for W. Clarke and Son . . . R. Noble, Printer [etc.],
             London, 1799.
Description: Final 18th century edition of the first systematic work on modern
             equity and "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in
             John Baker's words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from
             Mr. Ballow" that the Doctor had learned what law he knew
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, a very clean
             set, with the three advertising pages in volume two; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79050                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Seebohm, Frederic
Title:       Tribal Custom in Anglo-Saxon Law, Being an Essay Supplemental to
             (1) `The English Village Community' (2) `The Tribal System in
             Wales'
Publisher:   Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1902.
Description: Later edition of the last of the three works of Seebohm which
             Vinogradoff termed his "principal contribution . . . to historical
             studies"
Condition:   Original green, embossed cloth; some foxing to end papers but
             otherwise a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91888                Price: $      25.00
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Author:
Title:       Lord Redesdale's Opinion. Document, one page, seventeen lines,
             discussing whether the dignity of the Earl of Westmoreland,
             created in 1397 during the reign of Richard II, is forfeited by a
             descendant convicted of high treason and outlawed
Publisher:   N.p., London?, n.d..
Description: The authoritative opinion of Lord Redesdale (author of "Report on
             the Dignity of a Peer"), distinguishing Coke's view in Nevill's
             Case, and holding that pre-Conquest law still governs, forfeiting
             a dignity for all descendants, direct or indirect
Condition:   About seven by nine inches, one horizontal fold, a very good crisp
             copy
Book No.:    W-77379                Price: $     350.00
Category:    law of heraldry
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Author:      Glanvilla, Ranulpho de
Title:       Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Angliae, Tempore
             Regis Henrici secundi Compositus [etc.]. Wing G839
Publisher:   Printed by J. Streater, H. Twyford, and E. Flesher [etc.], London,
             1673.
Description: The third and last early edition of the first treatise on English
             law, believed to have been written between 1187 and 1189, and for
             which Maitland reserved the highest of praise, calling it "of
             great value to students of legal and social history"
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked, light
             browning, a few notations, ex-Los Angeles County Law Library; a
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-78179                Price: $     650.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:
Title:       The Fatal Effects of Gambling Exemplified in the Murder of William
             Weare, and the Trial and Fate of John Thurtell, the Murderer . . .
             To Which Is Added, the Gambler's Scourge; a Complete Expose of the
             Whole System of Gambling in the Metropolis [etc.]
Publisher:   Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-Row, London, 1824.
Description: The principal account of "England's most literary murder",
             attracting Carlyle, Dickens, Lamb, and Thackeray (among many
             others) and providing a wide-open look at the seamier aspects of
             Regency society; with the ten plates and engraved title
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, the spine varnished and the front
             board detached, light foxing and browning, without the
             frontispiece; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77377                Price: $      85.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland
Publisher:   Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London,
             1777.
Description: First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading
             figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume,
             James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational
             principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly
             rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy
Book No.:    W-76574                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, jurisprudence
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Author:      Thompson, Thomas Perronet
Title:       The "Greatest Happiness Principle" in Morals and Government,
             Explained and Defended. In Answer to the Edinburgh Review. Re-
             published from the Westminster Review, No. XXI; on the 1st Aug.
             1829. Third Edition. Cohn 364; not in Chuo
Publisher:   T.C. Hansard, Printer . . . Sold by Robert Heward [etc.], London,
             1829.
Description: The first part of the defense of the central principle of
             Bentham's utilitarianism, "[e]ach debater proved himself brilliant
             in the . . . style of the period", responding to contributions by
             James Mill and T.B. Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review
Condition:   Later plain wraps, the original tract laid in, the title and last
             leaf dusty, 16 pages; with the Cruikshank engraving taking up most
             of the title page
Book No.:    W-77375                Price: $     250.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:      Baggett, W.T. (ed.)
Title:       Pacific Coast Law Journal. Containing All the Decisions of the
             Supreme Court of California...the Leading Decisions of the United
             States Circuit and Disctrict Courts of California, important
             Decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Vol. 3 No. 11
Publisher:   W.T. Baggett & Company, Publishers, San Francisco, 1879.
Description: Individual issue, represented as superior to the official reports,
             providing all decisions whether or not designated for publication,
             and noting those cases decided without written opinions or
             otherwise not reported
Condition:   Self-waps; edges chipped, edges browned but otherwise a good copy
Book No.:    W-91882                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, reports of cases
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Author:      Mortimer, Thomas
Title:       Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances;
             Intended as a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws
             of England; And peculiarly calculated to qualify Young Noblemen
             and Gentlemen for . . . Parliamentary Business. Not in Eller
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T.N. Longman and G. Rees [etc.],
             London, 1801.
Description: Only edition of Mortimer's wide-ranging lectures, expressly
             dependent on Blackstone ("the many editions of that excellent
             work"), as well as John Selden and Lord Somers, and a host of
             continental writers, including Montesquieu and Pufendorf
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and
             browning, else a very good copy; with a ?supplied frontispiece
             portrait not noted in OCLC
Book No.:    W-76718                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Commercial Law, English Law, Parliament
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Author:
Title:       Catalogue of the Library of the Society of Writers to the Signet.
             In Four Parts, with a General Index [bound with] Rules and
             Regulations for the Library of the Society of Writers to the
             Signet [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for the Use of the Society, Edinburgh, 1826-37.
Description: All four parts plus the index of the most extensive early
             catalogue of the Signet Library, issued at the close of the period
             when the Library was establishing itself among the first rank of
             British libraries; with the Library's rules appended
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over patterned cloth, rebacked, the original
             spine laid down, speckled edges, some rubbing and foxing, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-76644                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Bibliography, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Rooker, William Velpeau
Title:       Letter on The Jurisprudence of the Atmosphere as applied in the
             Arts of Aviation and Aerography
Publisher:   N.p., Indianapolis, 1920.
Description: A rare, early, and substantial work on the regulation of air
             travel, written by Rooker (as chair) to his fellow members of the
             committee formed on the subject in anticipation of a forthcoming
             meeting of the American Bar Association; 4 copies in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, rubbed, the wraps detached, a
             usable copy, 119 pages; with a four page ?unrecorded printed
             summary letter laid in
Book No.:    W-77446                Price: $     250.00
Category:    aviation
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Author:
Title:       Justice at Nuernberg. A Pictorial Record of the Trial of Nazi War
             Criminals by the International Tribunal at Nuernberg, Germany,
             1945-46. Photographed by Charles W. Alexander, Director of
             Photography for the Trial. Text by Anne Keeshan
Publisher:   Marvel Press, n.p., 1946.
Description: A stunningly visual work, full-page photographs complemented by
             text on facing pages, portraying the trial's preparation, and the
             trial itself; Robert H. Jackson, termed it "a faithful and vivid
             record of the Nuernberg trial"
Condition:   Original pictorial wraps, spiralbound; 187 pages; wrappers dusty
             and toned but otherwise a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91880                Price: $     100.00
Category:    Nuremberg
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Author:      Newell, Martin L.
Title:       The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases As
             Administered in the Courts of the United States of America. Second
             Edition
Publisher:   Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1898.
Description: The work which William Swindler described (in reviewing its fourth
             edition) as the "[l]eading American treatise on the subject [with
             an] [e]xcellent selection of American cases, both state and
             federal, and cases from many parts of the British Empire"
Condition:   Original buckram, ex-Office of the Solicitor, Post Office
             Department Law Library, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77518                Price: $     250.00
Category:    libel and slander, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Sir William Blackstone. Gainsborough Portrait, William Holl the
             Elder, Sculptor. [Baker, Iconography, I Likenesses, Portraits and
             Engravings, Gainsborough Engraving 3(xiv) in Blackstone and his
             Commentaries, Biography, Law History 236 (Prest ed. 2009)]
Publisher:   Published by Effingham Wilson and Sherwood Neely & Jones Image,
             London, 1819.
Description: One of two engravings of Blackstone accompanied by a text (this
             the longer of the two), based on the famed Gainsborough portrait--
             "the best known image of Blackstone [and] the only contemporary
             portrait which shows him in judicial costume"
Condition:   One leaf, engraved and printed on the recto, the verso blank, some
             foxing to the margins; from the Biographical Magazine, volume 1,
             page 6, a good copy
Book No.:    W-77445                Price: $     250.00
Category:    legal ephemera
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Author:
Title:       The "Dick" Bill [named after the Association's President, Charles
             Dick] and Comments. H.R. 11,654 "A Bill to Promote the Efficiency
             of the Militia and for Other Purposes". To Supersede the Archaic
             Militia Laws Enacted in 1792
Publisher:   Interstate National Guard Association, Brooklyn, 1902.
Description: The rare tract in support of the successful compromise legislation
             linking the National Guard to the United States Army "in ways
             considered visionary"; with an ?unrecorded form letter from the
             Association's Executive Committee urging support laid in
Condition:   Original printed stapled green wraps, somewhat worn, but sound, 30
             pages, Publication No.4; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79049                Price: $     250.00
Category:    military law, Congress
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       Les Reports de Edward Coke L'attorney generall le Roigne [bound
             with]  Le Second Part des Reportes [bound with] Le Tierce Part des
             Reportes [bound with] Le Quart Part des Reportes [etc.]. S.T.C.
             5493.4; 5496; 5499.2; 5502.3
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1601-04.
Description: Second editions of the first four parts of Coke's Reports,
             containing his choicest cases, all printed during the first half
             of the first decade of the 17th century, as the Reports were just
             appearing; all printed by Thomas Wight, their first printer
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, small hole to first title (no
             text affected), some staining, but generally very clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78246                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    criminal law, reports of cases
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Author:      Impey, John
Title:       The New Instructor Clericalis, Stating the Authority,
             Jurisdiction, and Modern Practice of the Court of Common Pleas.
             With Directions for commencing and defending Actions, entering up
             Judgments, suing out Executions [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, by His Majesty's Law Printers [etc.],
             London, 1786.
Description: A rare early edition of Impey's lucid, richly knowledgeable work
             on the Court of Common Pleas which, with his like work on the
             Court of King's Bench, have been called "the first systematic
             account of the practice of the two great common law courts"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a
             clean usable copy; two copies in ESTC, neither in a law library
Book No.:    W-77371                Price: $     650.00
Category:    pleading, pleading, courts
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Title:       The Whole Proceedings in the Trial of an Ejectment between Richard
             Goodright, on the Demise of Mary Done, Widow, against David
             Ackerley, Gentleman; at the Portmote Court of the City of Chester
             . . . Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Joseph Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Fletcher [etc.], Chester, 1788.
Description: The rare, sole report of a sensational trial involving a will
             executed by an allegedly insane testator unduly influenced by a
             menage a trois consisting of his wife, a paramour, and a key
             witness, with Erskine (unsuccessfully) for the defense
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, very worn, early tape labels hand lettered,
             first leaves stained at their inner margins, else clean; two
             copies in OCLC none in ESTC
Book No.:    W-78317                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, insanity, adultery
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Title:       Pierce Egan's Account of the Trial of John Thurtell and Joseph
             Hunt [with] Pierce Egan, Recollections of John Thurtell, Who Was
             Executed at Hertford . . . For Murdering Mr. W. Weare . . . Being
             an Appendix to his Account of the Trial [etc.]
Publisher:   Knight & Lacey, Publishers, 24, Paternoster-Row, London, 1824.
Description: The account of "England's most literary murder", attracting
             Carlyle, Dickens, Lamb, and Thackeray (among many others),
             "effectively the first instance of trial by newspaper", and
             providing a wide-open look at the seamier aspects of Regency
             society
Condition:   Contemporary calf-backed boards, quite rubbed, the spine
             varnished, some browning, yet a crisp copy, 105+44 pages and seven
             plates
Book No.:    W-77515                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Selden, John (ed.)
Title:       Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub
             Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit
             Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam
             Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing
             F1290A
Publisher:   Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London,
             1647.
Description: The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial
             medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th
             century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's
             masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:   Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76640                Price: $     850.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
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Title:       Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Honorabilis Societatis Medii
             Templi [bound with] Catalogus Continens Libros qui Bibliothecae
             Honorabilis Societatis Medii Templi Londini Additi Fuerunt, Ab
             Anno 1734 ad hoc Tempus. Ordine Dictionarii Dispositus
Publisher:   [1] Carolo Worsley [2] Thoma Sewell, London, 1734 & 1766.
Description: The first substantial catalogue of any Inns of Court library, and
             the only such to appear in the 18th century, arranged
             alphabetically and denoting size, when and where printed, and
             location; with the Inn's first supplementary catalogue bound in
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, the spine extra gilt,
             the boards with gilt tooled borders, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns; sumptuous
Book No.:    W-79045                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Bibliography, Inns of Court
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Title:       The Trial of James Wilson, for High Treason, With an Account of
             His Execution at Glasgow, September 1820 . . . Now Respectfully
             Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By . .
             . The Exposer of the Spy System [Peter Mackenzie]
Publisher:   Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co. [etc.], Glasgow,
             1832.
Description: Three accounts of Wilson's trial, one of three individuals
             executed for participating in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820,
             later discovered by Mackenzie to have been instigated by
             government agents, leading to the pardon of all the other
             insurgents
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 48 pages; five
             copies in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-77513                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law, Radicals
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Author:      Boyes, William Osborn
Title:       Crime and Its Punishments. A Thesis Delivered in the University
             Schools, Cambridge, Being An Act kept pursuant to Statute prior to
             admission to the degree of Doctor of Law of Cambridge University
Publisher:   K. Cowing and Son, Printers, "Press Office", High Street, Barnet,
             1901.
Description: Boyes' successful thesis, seemingly unrecorded, this conjecturally
             his personal copy, with judges discreetly left anonymous in the
             text identified in pencil in the margins, and with the initials
             ?"W.O.B" on the front wrap; no copy in OCLC or COPAC
Condition:   Original printed red stapled wraps, worn, two leaves loose, else a
             usable copy; 27 pages
Book No.:    W-76711                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal law
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Author:      Caldwell, James Stamford
Title:       A Treatise of the Law of Arbitration; with an Appendix of
             Precedents. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Joseph Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.], London, 1825.
Description: Final English edition of Caldwell's pioneering work, and the
             edition on which all but one of the American editions were to be
             based, praised by Holdsworth ("a good summary") and the first of
             "the first modern textbooks for lawyers" on the subject
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking, but firm,
             label lacking, else quite a good fresh copy
Book No.:    W-76710                Price: $     450.00
Category:    arbitration
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Author:      Bishop, James
Title:       The English Laws Respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers.
             Letting or Taking Houses by the Year - For Three Years - or on
             Lease . . . The Laws Relative to Repairs, Dilapidations, and
             Fixtures. Useful Forms [etc.]. Twenty-Second Edition
Publisher:   Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, London, 1865.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded edition of an eminently popular vade mecum,
             rare in any edition, reaching under various titles as many as
             forty-two editions, of utility both to landlords and tenants in
             its descriptions of their rights and remedies
Condition:   Original blind decorated cloth, gilt-lettered, the binding present
             but detached, a clean working copy; no copy of this edition in
             OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:    W-79043                Price: $     250.00
Category:    landlord and tenant
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Author:      Bayne, Alexander
Title:       Institutions of the Criminal Law of Scotland
Publisher:   Printed for, and sold by Gideon Crawfurd Bookseller [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1748.
Description: Second (and last) edition of the second legal treatise on Scots
             criminal law, written by Bayne for his students at the University
             of Edinburgh where he was the first occupant of the chair of Scots
             law; rare, ESTC locating three copies in this country
Condition:   Modern black cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good, crisp
             copy
Book No.:    W-79116                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       A Vindication of the Right of Election against the Disabling Power
             of the House of Commons, Shewing That Power to Be Contrary to The
             Principles of the Constitution . . . and Not Warranted by The Law
             and Usage of Parliament [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for G. Woodfall, at Charing-Cross [etc.], London, 1769.
Description: Only edition of a tract written during the height of the Wilkes
             controversy, acknowledging the authority of both Montesquieu and,
             particularly, Blackstone, whose "Commentaries" and his "Case of
             the Late Election" are cited on several occasions
Condition:   Modern gray stabbed wraps, ex-library, else a very good copy; 72
             pages
Book No.:    W-77510                Price: $     450.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament, law of elections
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Author:      Herne, John
Title:       The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap.
             4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and
             prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents,
             Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law,
             examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor
             law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have
             the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just
             chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the
             Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:    W-79114                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    charities, poor law
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Title:       An Act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others
             therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of His
             Majesty's Colonies in America [13 Geo II c.7]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1739.
Description: The landmark legislation permitting the naturalization of both
             Quakers and Jews in the American colonies, extending to them
             rights not yet secured in England, providing "[a] more liberal and
             enlightened policy" to encourage colonial settlement
Condition:   Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light
             browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171
Book No.:    W-79040                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    immigration, Religion, jewish law, Quakers and the Law
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Title:       De Termino Hillarii Anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii Post
             conquestum septimo [with eight other year books for this reign].
             S.T.C. 9553, 9555, 9558, 9561, 9565, 9570, 9573, 9576, and 9579;
             Beale R1, R4, R7, R10, R14, R18, R21, R24 and R27. Folio
Publisher:   Imprints Vary, London, 1516-35.
Description: First editions of nine year books for the earliest reign for which
             we have early printed year books, printed by among the most famous
             of English printers (and printers of law), Wynken De Worde,
             Richard Pynson, Thomas Berthelet, and Robert Redman
Condition:   Contemporary calf, very worn, worming, the sewing loose, one title
             lacking, else very bright, housed in a morocco box; the Foyle and
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78310                Price: $   45000.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Sacks, Howard R.
Title:       Defending the Unpopular Client
Publisher:   National Council on Legal Clinics, Chicago, 1961.
Description: A compendium of teaching materials--culled from the popular press,
             legal history and other sources--to address the moral issues
             associated with representing unpopular clients and their causes
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps; 39 pages
Book No.:    W-91879                Price: $      45.00
Category:    
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Author:      Baggett, W.T. (ed.)
Title:       Pacific Coast Law Journal. Containing All the Decisions of the
             Supreme Court of California...the Leading Decisions of the United
             States Circuit and Disctrict Courts of California, important
             Decisions of the United States Supreme Court. Vol. V No. 25
Publisher:   W.T. Baggett & Company, Publishers, San Francisco, 1880.
Description: Individual issue, represented as superior to the official reports,
             providing all decisions whether or not designated for publication,
             and noting those cases decided without written opinions or
             otherwise not reported
Condition:   Original printed wraps, soiled but otherwise a good copy
Book No.:    W-91877                Price: $      75.00
Category:    California, reports of cases
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Title:       A Compleat Collection of State-Tryals, and Proceedings upon
             Impeachments for High Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours
             [with] A Supplement [in two volumes] to the Four Volumes of the
             First Edition. Six Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for Timothy Goodwin [and five others] [imprints vary],
             London, 1719-30.
Description: First edition of the state trials, the massive effort continued
             and expanded upon for over a century and offering (in Holdsworth's
             words) "a unique value for constitutional and legal historians,
             and a very considerable value [for many others]"
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, joints cracked, one board
             loose, spines varnished, the bindings not uniform, minor staining;
             a clean working set
Book No.:    W-78098                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Goodinge, Thomas
Title:       The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes
             against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions,
             Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.].
             Wing G1099B
Publisher:   Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], London,
             1694.
Description: The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the
             law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of
             its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that
             can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately
             rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins
Book No.:    W-76493                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    bankruptcy, Commercial Law
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Author:
Title:       De Termino Michaelis Anno primo [through De termino Hillarii Anno
             xxii] Eduardi Quarto [1461-1482]. S.T.C. 9776; 9783; 9788; 9794;
             9801; 9811; 9817; 9824; 9830; 9835; 9843; 9849; 9854; 9858; 9864;
             9869; 9875; 9880; 9887; 9893. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottill [imprints vary], London, 1571-
             73?.
Description: A rare, complete run of separately printed year books, one for
             each of the years of the entire twenty-two years of the reign of
             Edward IV [1461-1483] for all of which reported cases survive,
             twenty in number, gathered here in one physical volume
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, showing
             wear but well preserved, with annotations throughout; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78096                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Methodical Summary of the Law Relating to the Pleas of the Crown.
             Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. sometime Lord Chief
             Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many
             new References [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1759.
Description: The rare penultimate precis of Hale's masterpiece, his Historia
             Placitorum Coronae, one 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 calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally
             well preserved set; two copies in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:    W-77366                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    criminal law
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Author:      Ley, James
Title:       A Learned Treatise Concerning Wards and Liveries . . . collected
             and well digested out of the yeare-bookes, and other authorities
             of the Law, for the benefit of all that are Studious. Wing R1067
Publisher:   Printed by G. Bishop, and R. White [etc.], London, 1642.
Description: Only edition of the only early treatise devoted exclusively to
             wards and liveries and its court, written by the court's attorney
             general, determining financial matters in which, in Dr. Baker's
             words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered reverse calf, rubbed, the spine
             particularly so, the gilt initials "E E" on both boards, well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78167                Price: $     750.00
Category:    
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and
             Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and
             Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington
             [and] London, 1780.
Description: Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon
             the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major
             reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on
             the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven
             plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the
             second; a pretty copy
Book No.:    W-77292                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
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Author:
Title:       In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established
             from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of
             the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraigne lorde
             kinge Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301.3; Not in Beale
Publisher:   In officina Thomae Berleti [i.e. Bertheleti and N. Hill?], London,
             1550?.
Description: The second printing of the first edition of the statutes of the
             realm commencing with Magna Carta which were rendered into
             English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English
             law (long in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:   Later polished calf, skillfully rebacked, with the bookplate of
             Henry Cunliffe on the front pastedown, gilt edges, very clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78093                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Acts, Magna Carta
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Author:      Freund, Paul A. and Stanley N. Katz (eds.)
Title:       The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, History of the Supreme Court of
             the United States. Ten Volumes [Complete As So Far Published]
Publisher:   The Macmillan Company [and] Cambridge University Press, New York,
             1971-2006.
Description: First editions of all ten volumes of the received history of the
             Court (including the nine volumes originally published by
             Macmillan), made possible by a bequest in the 1931 will of Justice
             Holmes and subsequent enabling Congressional legislation
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, occasional very light wear, one volume
             discreetly ex-library, prior owner's signatures, altogether a very
             good set
Book No.:    W-77364                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Supreme Court, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:      Cook, Walter Wheeler
Title:       The Logical and Legal Bases of the Conflict of Laws. First edition
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1942.
Description: Termed on its appearance "one of the most interesting and
             penetrating contributions to the subject in the English language .
             . . clear and compelling"; Harvard Studies in the Conflict of
             Laws, Volume V
Condition:   Ex-library with moderate markings, wear to boards.
Book No.:    W-91944                Price: $      65.00
Category:    conflict of laws
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London, 1565.
Description: The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book
             that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-
             notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and
             digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, some repairs, the second volume
             rebacked, repair to its last leaf, else very clean with wide
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78092                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:
Title:       To the Jews of America. The Jewish Congress versus The American
             Jewish Committee. A Complete Statement, with the Correspondence
             between Louis D. Brandeis and Cyrus Adler. August, 1915
Publisher:   Jewish Congress Organization Committee, New York, 1915.
Description: The rare record of events leading to the formation of The American
             Jewish Congress in 1916 and to Brandeis's hugely successful
             efforts "transform[ing] American Zionism . . . into a large-scale
             movement"; four copies in this country in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed wraps, the spine reinforced with tape, ex-
             American Jewish Committee Library, with its stamp on the verso of
             the front wrap; 22 pages
Book No.:    W-77290                Price: $     450.00
Category:    jewish law
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Author:
Title:       De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino
             Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9557; 9560;
             9564; 9567; 9572; 9575; 9578; 9581. Beale R6; R9; R13; R16; R20;
             R23R26; R29. Folio
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1584-85.
Description: A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases
             for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for
             which we have early separately printed year books, including those
             years in which the Black Death swept over England
Condition:   Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, rubbed, brief
             annotations throughout, two leaves supplied from a later edition;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78163                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:
Title:       De Termino Michaelis Anno primo Edwardi Quarti [through] De
             Termino Hillarii Anno xxii Edwardi Quarti]. S.T.C. 9778, 9783.5,
             9789, 9795, 9802, 9808, 9818, 9824.5, 9831, 9835.5, 9844, 9850,
             9855, 9860, 9864.5, 9870, 9875.5, 9882, 9887.5 and 9894. Folio
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1566-84.
Description: A complete collection of individually printed year books for the
             entire reign of Edward IV [1461-83], disclosing the richness and
             extent of their 16th century printing by Richard Tottel; with the
             printed table from S.T.C. 9769 bound in at the end
Condition:   Early calf, rubbed, notations throughout, a touch of marginal
             worming, else a very good copy, with the signature of Edmund
             Pollexfen; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78162                Price: $   10000.00
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Author:      Lee, Edward
Title:       The Statute-Law of Ireland Common-Placed. Or, A General Table of
             all Publick Printed English and Irish Acts of Parliament now in
             Force and Use in Ireland . . . from Magna Charta . . . Containing,
             The full Purport of All the English Statutes [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by Geo. Grierson [etc.], Dublin, 1735.
Description: A rare work, organizing Irish and pertinent English statute law
             alphabetically, providing the purport of both, and represented as
             the first work to include English statutes enacted prior to
             Poyning's Law [of 1495]; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Condition:   Blind-panelled calf, lightly rubbed, contemporary news cuttings
             tipped in, one blank loose, else a very good crisp copy; with the
             suscribers' list
Book No.:    W-77506                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    IRELAND, Acts, Abridgements, digests
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Author:      Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:       Speeches
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1891.
Description: Presentation copy of the first edition of Holmes' 'Speeches',
             entirely in Holmes' hand, dark ink in three lines on the blank
             preceding the title: "Mrs Roger Wolcott [wife of the one-time
             Massachusetts' governor] / from / Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Condition:   Original buff printed boards, a trifle worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77505                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Law and Literature, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Bellamy, John
Title:       The Tudor Law of Treason, An Introduction
Publisher:   Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1979.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly rubbed dustjacket
Book No.:    W-79036                Price: $      35.00
Category:    16TH CENTURY, criminal law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       La Huictme Part des Reports . . . des diuers Resolutions &
             Jugements donez sur solennes arguments & auec grand deliberation &
             conference des trereuerends Iuges & Sages de la Ley, de cases en
             ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5513 variant 2. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description: First edition of the eighth part of Coke's Reports, in whose
             preface he discusses at length the ancient laws of England,
             seeking to establish their pre-Conquest existence (by citation to
             historical authority) and the books in which they may be found
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, mainly
             lightish and marginal, else a good copy with the occasional
             annotation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78233                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and
             Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal
             Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and
             28. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington
             and London, 1784-91.
Description: Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying
             the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases
             for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with
             the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:   Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many
             elaborately folding
Book No.:    W-76702                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Hare, J.I. Clark
Title:       The Law of Contracts
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1887.
Description:
Condition:   Modern buckram, slightly worn, ex-library; a sound usable copy
Book No.:    W-79034                Price: $     150.00
Category:    contracts
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of John Williams, Francis Frederick, John P. Rog, Nils
             Peterson, and Nathaniel White, on an Indictment for Murder on the
             High Seas; Before the Circuit Court of the United States, Holden
             for the District of Massachusetts. Cohen 13248; McDade 1103
Publisher:   Printed by Russell and Gardner, Proprietors of the Work, Boston,
             1819.
Description: The trial which Justice Story when charging the jury called "one
             of the most bloody and horrible transactions ever recorded in the
             annals of crime", the captain, chief mate and supercargo murdered,
             all but one of the defendants convicted and hanged
Condition:   Original stabbed self wraps, the title and last leaf darkened,
             browning and some foxing throughout, yet a completely untrimmed
             unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-77502                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, Supreme Court, law of piracy
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Author:
Title:       F.C. Reed, Respondent and Plaintiff, vs. John Cross, Appellant and
             Defendant. On appeal from Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County
             before judge J.W. McKinley
Publisher:   The Caxton Press, San Luis Obispo, 1895.
Description: Brief and transcript on appeal from judgement denying plaintiff
             payment after the defendant stopped paying his share of a
             mortgage. Attorneys for parties Hughes & Garrison, Anderson &
             Anderson, W.H. Spencer, Wm. J. Variel and Wm. H. Davis
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 52+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91799                Price: $      50.00
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Title:       J.D. Davis, Plaintiff, vs. The Phoenix Insurance Company of
             Hartford, Conn., a Corporation, Defendant. On appeal from the
             Superior Court of San Diego County before judge W.L. Pierce.
Publisher:   Frandzen, Bumgardner & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement granting the
             plaintiff payment from his insurer for damages sustained in a
             fire. Attorneys for parties E.J. Ensign, Rippey & Nutt and F.P.
             Willard.
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 26+9+18+16 pages
Book No.:    W-91798                Price: $     100.00
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Title:       The Bailey Loan Company, a Corporation, Plaintiff and Respondent,
             vs. Henry G. Hall, et al, Defendants and Appellant. On appeal from
             the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before judge Lucien Shaw
Publisher:   Wm. E. Ward, Printer, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement against three
             named defendants for an unpaid promissory note. Attorneys for
             parties J.S. Chapman and Finlayson & Finlayson.
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, ink stains, very good copies;
             21+9+18pages
Book No.:    W-91797                Price: $      75.00
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Author:
Title:       Samuel Bernstein, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. John W. Downs,
             Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San
             Bernardino County before judge George E. Otis
Publisher:   John Flagg & Co., Steam Book And Job Printers, San Bernardino,
             1895.
Description: Transcript on appeal and three briefs from case involving a home-
             owner who refused to pay for street repairs adjacent to his lot.
             Attorneys for parties Chas. R. Gray
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, slight rubbing to edges, very good
             copies; 80+18+7+10 pages
Book No.:    W-91796                Price: $     125.00
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Title:       Conference Proceedings. National Conference On Law and Poverty
             Proceedings. Under the co-sponsorship of Honorable Nicholas deB.
             Katzenbach, Attorney General of the United States, and Honorable
             Sargent Shriver, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
Publisher:   U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1966.
Description: With separate panels on "The Legal Needs of the Poor," "The
             Organization of Legal Services for the Poor," "Legal Services for
             the Rural Poor," "The Problems Posed for the Legal Profession" and
             a closing speech by Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Condition:   Original sewn stapled wraps, spine sunned else a very good copy;
             xvi, 200 pages
Book No.:    W-91869                Price: $      50.00
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Title:       Jas. T. Dunn, Plaintiff, vs. Charles Price and George Price,
             Defendants. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles
             County before judge J.W. McKinley
Publisher:   Wm. E. Ward, Printer, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement over the
             value and ownership of four horses and stable equipment. Attorneys
             for parties Wm. T. Kendrick, W.B. Mathews and Walter Bordell
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, ink stains, very good copies;
             25+5+6+26 pages
Book No.:    W-91795                Price: $     100.00
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Title:       De Termino Michaelis Anno XXI regni regis Henrici sexti [through]
             De Termino Hillarii Anno xxxix Henrici sexti [1443-1461]. S.T.C.
             9701, 9707, 9713, 9719, 9724, 9729, 9735, 9740, 9747, 9753, 9758,
             9762, and 9767. Folio
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1562-67.
Description: A rare, complete run of separately printed year books, one for
             each of the years of the second half [years 21 to 39] of the reign
             of Henry VI for which reported cases survive, as the Wars of the
             Roses began in earnest; in one physical volume
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled calf, centered lozenges, rebacked,
             signature of William Humphreys, annotations throughout, well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78089                Price: $    8500.00
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Title:       L.P. Hansen, Appellant, vs. State Loan and Trust Company, of Los
             Angeles, a Corporation, Respondent. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of Los Angeles County before judge J.W. McKinley
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Transcript on appeal from case in which an individual seeks a
             partial refund from a real estate company for a piece of land that
             was paid for but not owned by the seller to begin with. Attorneys
             for parties H.H. Rose and W.P. Gardner
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copy; 39 pages
Book No.:    W-91794                Price: $      25.00
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Title:       Amelia B. Baker and Wm. G. Baker, Plaintiffs and Respondents, Vs.
             The Southern California Railway Company, a Corporation, Defendant
             and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego
             County before judge George Puterbaugh
Publisher:   McBride, Printer, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from case involving two
             plaintiffs seeking compensation after their livestock was struck
             by a train. Attorneys for parties W.J. Hunsaker and Withington &
             Carter.
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 25+9+9+17 pages
Book No.:    W-91793                Price: $     100.00
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Title:       Remarkable Trials and Interesting Memoirs of the Most noted
             Criminals Who have been convicted at the Assizes, the King's-Bench
             Bar, Guildhall, &c. for High-Treason, Murder, Conspiracy, Rape . .
             . And other atrocious Crimes [etc.]. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:   Printed for W. Nicoll . . . in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London,
             1765.
Description: An omnium gatherum of major English criminals, their activities,
             trials, dying speeches, and executions from 1740 to 1765, with an
             unusual concentration in the second volume on women, including
             Mary Blandy, Sarah Pledge, Anne Whale and several others
Condition:   Later buckram, rebacked in calf, the boards quite worn, ex-
             library, some browning, yet a usable copy; with the half-titles
Book No.:    W-77286                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, trials, women's law
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Author:      Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:       Reviews of Emory Washburn's "A Treatise on the American Law of
             Easements and Servitudes [and] John Barnard Byles, "A Treatise on
             the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, and
             Checks [and] "Summary of Events: Impeachment"
Publisher:   American Law Review, Boston, 1867-68.
Description: Among Holmes's earliest legal writings, as he became a staff
             member of the Review, founded by his close friends, John Ropes and
             John Gray the previous year, showing "Holmes's first efforts to
             make a naturalistic or scientific study of the law"
Condition:   Modern black cloth, gilt, one small ink stamp on the verso of the
             title, else a very good copy; the Review's second volume for 1867-
             1868
Book No.:    W-76557                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property, Supreme Court, Bills and Notes, impeachment
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Book Paradise
Publisher:   Ylib, Taiwan, 2004.
Description: First edition of Miss Jong's second work, uniquely exploring the
             Western book world through an Asian's eyes; though its text is in
             Chinese, its color photography is umatched in any language, with
             an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original cloth, new in the dustjacket, signed by the author; one
             of 500 copies
Book No.:    W-76629                Price: $      50.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of Elizabeth Canning, Spinster, for Wilful and Corrupt
             Perjury [with] Crisp Gascoyne, An Address . . . Relative to His
             Conduct in the Cases of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires [with]
             A Refutation of Sir Crisp Gascoyne's Address [and another]
Publisher:   Imprints Vary, London, 1753-54.
Description: The principal contemporary account of the trial of Elizabeth
             Canning, "the centre of the most famous English criminal mystery
             of her century", coupled with the address of Gascoyne, London's
             Lord Mayor, skeptical of Canning, and a rebuttal to him
Condition:   Contemporary blind decorated, panelled reverse calf, very lightly
             rubbed, else exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78086                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Title:       De Anno primo . . . Edwardi quinti [with] Anno primo [and secundo]
             Richardi tertii [with] omnes [cases] Anni Regis Henrici Septimi
             [with] le Report de tout ceux cases . . . Henry 8. Not in STC,
             9912, 9919.5, 9926, 9943; Not in Beale, R390, R399, R414, R454
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1583-91.
Description: A unique collection of year book reports, including the only year
             for which we have cases from the brief reign of Edward V (one not
             recorded in S.T.C., Beale, or ESTC), and the only collected 16th
             century edition of all the year books of Henry VIII
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, centered blind lozenges, the front
             board loose, extensive notations throughout, generally fresh; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78158                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Berry, Michael (ed.)
Title:       The B Bookman, An Annual Packed with Features, Book Trade News and
             a Usueful Diary
Publisher:   Rare Books and Berry, Chesterfield, 2012.
Description: The first volume of an annual which held great promise, but which
             with this initial issue (or perhaps a second?) did not continue,
             with contributions by Ian McKay, Christopher Ondaatje, Sheila
             Markham (an interview), Brian Lake, and many others
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 142 pages +
             the diary
Book No.:    W-91790                Price: $      35.00
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Author:      Lawes, Edward
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Pleading, in Assumpsit. With the Addition
             of the Decisions of the American Courts by Joseph Story. Cohen
             9246
Publisher:   Published by James W. Burditt & Co., Boston, 1811.
Description: One of Story's earliest substantive legal efforts, appearing the
             year he was appointed to the Supreme Court; the American edition
             of a work which he described as "the most finished and accurate
             illustration of the theory of [legal] science"
Condition:   Original sheep, rubbed, joints repaired, light browning, else
             quite a good copy
Book No.:    W-77429                Price: $     450.00
Category:    pleading, Procedure
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Author:      Francis, Richard
Title:       Maxims of Equity, Collected From, And proved by Cases, out of the
             Books of the best Authority, in the High Court of Chancery [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1727.
Description: First edition of one of the earliest, and certainly the most
             attractive, works on English legal maxims, stating the maxims in
             simple, elegant terms, then illustrating their specific
             application with supporting case authority and accompanying
             analysis
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly browned and dusty,
             else well-preserved, untrimmed and with excellent margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78157                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, maxims, Manuscripts
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Author:      Herbert, W[illiam]
Title:       Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing
             Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original
             Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With
             a Concise History of English Law
Publisher:   Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London,
             1804.
Description: One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one
             from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth;
             with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and
             courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:   Early 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges and pastedowns,
             all edges gilt, quite rubbed, else a good, large-paper
             (20.5x26.5mm) copy
Book No.:    W-78228                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's
             Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer
             of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse [etc.],
             London, 1887.
Description: First edition of one of Maitland's earliest works and one which
             Vinogradoff called "a model of its kind", privately printed at
             Maitland's expense, and providing us with the raw data upon which
             Bracton worked in constructing his famed treatise
Condition:   Original cloth gilt, lightly worn, discreetly ex-Cambridge
             University Press Library, Fetter Lane, a few hinges cracking,
             largely uncut; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78082                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Sawyer, Ellen (prep.)
Title:       Catalogue of the Laws of Foreign Countries in the State Library of
             Massachusetts
Publisher:   Wright & Potter, Boston, 1911.
Description: A substantial catalogue, arranged by country or jurisdiction,
             interleaved, once the copy of F.X. Dwyer, the law librarian at
             Harvard and subsequently of Congress, with his name in gilt on the
             spine and his occasional, substantive additions laid in
Condition:   Later buckram, gilt, lightly worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77280                Price: $     250.00
Category:    libraries, international law
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Author:      Montagu, Basil
Title:       Essays [I. Thoughts upon the Punishment of Death II. Thoughts upon
             Liberty, and the Rights of Englishmen III. Thoughts upon the
             Conduct of the Understanding in the Discovery of Truth IV.
             Thoughts upon Imprisonment for Debt]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Hunter [and three others], London, 1824.
Description: First edition of the collected essays of Montagu, the Lincoln's
             Inn barrister, noted reformer, and close friend of Coleridge,
             Godwin, Wordsworth, and others, upon the four principal subjects
             for which he is known; with the map and folding tables
Condition:   Contemporary straight grained morocco, lightly rubbed and a trace
             of foxing, presentation copy "With B Montagus / affectionate
             regards / 24 Nov / 1824"
Book No.:    W-76624                Price: $     650.00
Category:    capital punishment, philosophy of law, Imprisonment for Debt, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       De Termino Michaelis Anno regni Regis Henrici sexti primo
             [through] De Termino Trinitatis Anno Regni Regis Henrici sexti
             vicesimo [and] Addicions [1422-1442]. S.T.C. 9622, 9629, 9635,
             9640, 9646, 9655, 9662, 9667, 9672, 9679, 9684, 9689, and 9695.
             Folio
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1567-82.
Description: A rare, complete run of separately printed year books, one for
             each of the years of the first half [years 1 to 20] of the reign
             of Henry VI for which reported cases survive, thirteen in number,
             gathered here in one physical volume
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled calf, centered lozenges, rebacked,
             signature of William Humphreys, annotations throughout, well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78081                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Burton, Philip (comp.)
Title:       Cases, With Opinions of Eminent Counsel, in Matters of Law,
             Equity, and Conveyancing . . . Containing, A Variety of Special
             Cases on the Subjects of . . . Contracts, Copyholds, Devises . . .
             and Other Important Branches of Law. Two Volumes. Not in Eller
Publisher:   Printed for E. and R. Brooke, in Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London,
             1791.
Description: A rare example of printed collected opinions of counsel, one of
             three identified by John Baker, who notes the shift in which
             "common opinion replaces common erudition", with opinions by
             Blackstone, William Murray, and Dudley Rider, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, a
             very little foxing, new endpapers, a good clean set; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79029                Price: $     950.00
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Title:       Reasons Humbly Offer'd For Altering and Amending the Laws
             concerning Bankrupts, and for preventing the great Losses that are
             Daily sustained by their Creditors [with seven other broadsides
             and similar works pertaining to bankruptcy reform in this era]
Publisher:   Various Publishers, London, 1718-19?.
Description: A collection of rare ephemera and similar documents all pertaining
             to bankruptcy and its reform, offering the varied perspectives
             ultimately leading to the legislation (of 1732) whose provisions
             "were the foundation of the modern law of bankruptcy"
Condition:   Some browning, a few margins cut close or ragged, but generally in
             good condition, now preserved in a cloth folder; the Taussig
             copies
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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:      Greene, Asa
Title:       The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which
             Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson.
             Wright 842
Publisher:   Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description: The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's
             1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of
             repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared
             in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:   Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a
             good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's
             Prison
Book No.:    W-79027                Price: $     450.00
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Author:      Fearne, Charles
Title:       An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory
             Devises [with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council
             [etc.]. The Fifth Edition, with Notes and Comments, By John Joseph
             Powell, Esq; Barrister at Law [etc.]. Two Volumes [Complete]
Publisher:   [1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice, Dublin, 1794-1796.
Description: The rare, final Irish edition of a truly modern legal treatise, a
             "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of
             [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words; one copy of volume one
             in the British Isles in ESTC, none of volume two
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light
             browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership
             signatures and bookstickers
Book No.:    W-79026                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Probating, Wills
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Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord
             Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The
             Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the
             King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom,
             London, 1689 & 1685.
Description: First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming
             Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal
             derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose
             execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:   Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the
             portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with
             the errata slip
Book No.:    W-78150                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Difficiles Nugae; Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian
             Experiment, and The various Solutions of the same, especially
             touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. Wing H238
Publisher:   Printed by W. Godbid, for William Shrowsbury [etc.], London, 1674.
Description: First edition of one of Hale's few published scientific works,
             disputing the theories of Descartes and Robert Boyle, relying in
             significant part upon Aristotle, and evidencing his "chosen public
             statement of the correct approach to the natural world"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, Gloddaeth Library bookplate,
             effaced signature of ?Thomas Mostyn on title, ?later label; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78222                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    Science and the law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       La Sept Part des Reports . . . des diurs Resolutions & Iudgements
             done sur solemne arguments, & auec grand deliberation & conference
             des tresreuerend Iudges & Sages de la Ley, de cases in ley [etc.].
             S.T.C. 5512. Folio
Publisher:   Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London,
             1629.
Description: An early edition of the seventh part of the "Reports", containing
             in its preface Coke's rejoinder to the polemic levelled against
             his speech and charge at the Norwich assises, and beginning with
             Coke's famed report of "Calvin's Case"
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else a good
             copy with ample margins and the occasional early marginalia; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78221                Price: $     850.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester
             Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the
             Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time
             [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134
Publisher:   Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.],
             Worcester, 1790.
Description: The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed
             by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in
             Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by
             Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown
Condition:   Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the
             set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable
             set
Book No.:    W-79021                Price: $     850.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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Author:      Udall, Morris K.
Title:       Revising Requirements under the Federal Reclamation Laws, Relating
             to Acreage Limitations, Equivalency, and Reisency, to Provide for
             Approval of Repayments Contracts and Written Representations
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1980.
Description: The report, together with additional and dissenting views, to
             accompany H.R. 6520; among those dissenting and providing
             additional views were George Miller, Phillip Burton, Bob Eckhardt,
             Jerry M. Patterson, and Charles Pashayan, Jr., inter alia
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a trifle worn, else a very good
             copy; 87 pages
Book No.:    W-91789                Price: $      65.00
Category:    water law
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Title:       Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1992.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; Public Law 102-
             575, Oct 30, 1992
Book No.:    W-91788                Price: $      35.00
Category:    water law
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Author:
Title:       Studies in Public Welfare. Paper No. 5 (Part 2). Issues in Welfare
             Administration: Intergovernmental Relationships. A Volume of
             Studies Prepared for the Use of the Subcomittee on Fiscal Policy
             of the Joint Economic Committee [etc.]
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1973.
Description: With four essays, by Joel F. Handler, Peter E. Sitkin, Irene
             Lurie, and Joseph Heffernan, respectively
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, the bottom portion stained, a
             usable copy only; 123 pages
Book No.:    W-91787                Price: $      25.00
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Title:       F.H. Merzbach, Assignee in Insolvency of the State Investment and
             Insurance Company, Plaintiff and Appellant, and Pacific Mutual
             Life Insurance Co. of California, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs.
             W.E. Hadley, Defendant and Respondent
Publisher:   San Francisco Legal News Print, San Francisco, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript in which the judgement denied
             postponement of a property foreclosure sale. On appeal from the
             court of San Diego County before judge George PuterbaughAttorneys
             for parties J.F. Riley and Fox, Kellog
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, minor browning, very good copies;
             72+7+11 pages
Book No.:    W-91786                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       Geo. W. Ryan, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Clara Holladay, et
             al., Defendants and Respondents, Heber Ingle, as Administrator,
             Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of
             Riverside County before judge J.S. Noyes
Publisher:   Garrett & Smith, Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript from a case involving nonpayment of
             mortgage and foreclosure of property. Attorneys for parties
             Trippet & Neale and T.H. Ward
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, smudging, ink stains, very good
             copies; 35+11+9 pages
Book No.:    W-91785                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       O.H. Kiefer, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. E. Laventhal et al.,
             Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of
             Los Angeles County before judge Lucien Shaw
Publisher:   Freeman, Printer, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Four briefs and transcript in which the plaintiff seeks $300 in
             unpaid transaction costs in the sale of a business which included
             large amounts of liqour but no license to sell. Attorneys for
             parties King & Harmon, Graff & Latham and J.W. Mitchell
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, some browning to edges, very good
             copies; 16+5+9+14+5 pages
Book No.:    W-91784                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Book Paradise
Publisher:   Ylib, Taiwan, 2004.
Description: First edition of Miss Jong's second work, uniquely exploring the
             Western book world through an Asian's eyes; though its text is in
             Chinese, its color photography is umatched in any language, with
             an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, new; 255 pages
Book No.:    W-77277                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Title:       George A. Ralphs, Executor of the Will of Kimball Hardy, Deceased,
             Respondent, vs. Mrs. L.E. Hensler, Appellant, J. Irving Weed,
             Defendant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
             before judge Waldo York
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript from an appeal seeking to reverse
             previous judgement denying a new trial. Ralphs is the founder of
             the Ralphs supermarkets in Southern California and Hardy is
             mentioned in early genealogies of California.
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, light ink smudging, very good copies;
             52+30+7 pages
Book No.:    W-91783                Price: $     150.00
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops. Third Edition
Publisher:   In Chinese], Taiwan?], 2007.
Description: The third edition of a special work first appearing in 1997 and,
             though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western
             bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any
             language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original printed illustrated sewn wraps, as new, with the errata
             slip laid in; 317 pages
Book No.:    W-77276                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:      Tighe, R.S.
Title:       Letters to Lord Tenterden, With an Appendix, Relating to a
             Petition Presented to the House of Lords . . . on the System &
             Conduct of the Marshal of the King's Bench, in Granting the Rules
             of His Prison
Publisher:   Printed by Redford and Robins [etc.], London, 1828.
Description: A rare work written from the unusual perspective of an insolvent
             debtor confined in Marshalsea Prison, alleging corrupt and
             arbitrary practises by its Marshal, William Jones, with Tighe's
             parliamentary petition seeking relief and his gloss upon it
Condition:   Modern green wraps, slightly strained and a very little foxing,
             else a clean copy, 44 pages; one copy in OCLC and a second in
             COPAC
Book No.:    W-76474                Price: $     450.00
Category:    prisons, bankruptcy
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Author:      Lane, Thomas
Title:       The Student's Guide through Lincoln's Inn: Containing an Account
             of that Honourable Society, the forms of admission, keeping terms,
             performing exercises, call to the bar
Publisher:   Prrinted fo T. Lane, by Ellerton and Henderson, London, 1814.
Description: A guide for "gentlemen desirous of being acquainted with the rules
             by which the societies of the inns of court are regulated." With a
             map engraving of the grounds, an engraved title page and two
             plates of facsimilar signatures of notable individuals
Condition:   Publsher's boards, untrimmed; pages toned and spotted, spine label
             chipped, joints split but holding
Book No.:    W-91856                Price: $     100.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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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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Title:       J.J. Arbios, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. The County of San
             Bernardino, Defendant and Respondent. On appeal from the Superior
             County of San Bernardino County
Publisher:   The Times-Index Co., Steam Book and Job Printers, San Bernardino,
             1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal involving the county sheriff's
             efforts to collect unpaid wages. Attorneys for parties Henry W.
             Nisbet and Frank B. Daley
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 22+6+10 pages
Book No.:    W-91782                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops [Second Edition]
Publisher:   The Earth Geographic Publishing & Technology Co., Taipei, 2002.
Description: The expanded edition of a special work first appearing in 1997
             and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western
             bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any
             language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket, signed by the author in
             English and Chinese on the half-title
Book No.:    W-77275                Price: $      60.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Title:       In the Matter of the Estate of Pierre Clos, Deceased. On appeal
             from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal involving a property which
             was mentioned in the will of a prominent early Los Angeles
             businessman and had fallen into disrepair. Attorneys for parties
             McKeeby & Appel, J. Brousseau and Geo. D. Blake
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 22+10+8+7 pages
Book No.:    W-91781                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Cummings, Homer and Carl McFarland
Title:       Federal Justice, Chapters in the History of Justice and the
             Federal Executive
Publisher:   Macmillan Company, New York, 1937.
Description: Carl McFarland's personal copy of "the principal secondary
             historical work on the Attorney General", with his ownership stamp
             in red ink ("Carl McFarland") on the front pastedown, and an
             informal sheet outlining the work in pencil laid in
Condition:   Original red cloth, gilt, rubbed, the spine moreso and somewhat
             faded, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-77274                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Supreme Court, courts
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Author:      Malynes, Gerard
Title:       Consuetudo, vel, Lex Mercatoria: Or, The Ancient Law-Merchant
             [including] I. The Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England II.
             The Ancient Sea Laws of Oleron, Wisby, and the Hanse-Towns III.
             The Sovereignty of the British Seas [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for T. Basset . . . and E. Smith, at the Bible [etc.],
             London, 1686.
Description: The rare, final edition of "the first work on the Merchant Law in
             England", vastly expanded to include the works of many other
             writers, including John Buroughs, John Collins, Guy Miege, and
             Richard Zouch, each with its separate or divisional title
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over rubbed marbled boards, an early label laid
             down, some browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78075                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    international law, maritime law, admiralty
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Title:       T.K. Stateler, Petitioner, vs. The Superior Court of Alameda
             County, and Hon. A. L. Frick, Judge thereof. On appeal from the
             Superior Court of Alameda County
Publisher:   James H. Barry, Printer, San Francisco, 1895.
Description: Three briefs from a case in which parties attempt to collect a
             large debt represented by an agent. Attorneys for parties include
             A.W. Thompson, Pierson & Mitchell and Robert A. Friedrich
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 8+14+4 pages
Book No.:    W-91780                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       The Tryal and Condemnation of Arundel Coke alias Cooke Esq; and of
             John Woodburne Labourer, for Felony, In Slitting the Nose of
             Edward Crispe Gent. Contrary to the 22 & 23 Car. II. cap. 1.
             intitled, An Act to prevent malicious Maiming and Wounding [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for John Darby . . . and Daniel Midwinter [etc.], London,
             1722.
Description: The first conviction obtained under the Coventry Act, unusually
             involving a barrister as one of two defendants, his argument that
             he sought to kill but only maimed rejected, the spirit of the
             statute said to have been met, with both men hanged
Condition:   Original ?self stabbed wraps, disbound with spotting and browning
             to some leaves, showing wear, else sound; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-91852                Price: $     450.00
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Title:       Tabula libri assisarum, & placitorum corone. S.T.C. 9599; Beale
             R48 [variant with the added explicit and four lines of Latin
             verse]. Folio
Publisher:   Johannes Rastell, London, 1514.
Description: First edition of one of the most important of all Year Books, and
             of unique value to the study of English legal history--the only
             early printed reports from the justices on circuit or assize,
             rather than before the central courts at Westminster
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, foremargins of
             title and seven leaves strengthened, some staining mainly
             marginal; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78146                Price: $   22500.00
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Author:      Waterhous, Edward
Title:       Fortescutus Illustratus, Or a Commentary On that Nervous Treatise
             De Laudibus Legum Angliae, Written by Sir John Fortescue . . . The
             Heroique Design of whose Excellent Judgement . . . is humbly
             endeavoured to be Revived, Admired, and Advanced. Wing W1046
Publisher:   Printed by Tho. Roycroft for Thomas Dicas [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: One of Waterhous's principal works, particularly important for
             printing a lost manuscript on moots in the Inns of Court;
             presentation copy ("For my noble friend / Sr Wm Turner [the noted
             civil lawyer] / from the Author / This most humble present")
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, somewhat stained, the joints just
             cracking but firm, ex-Kirkleatham Library, else well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78073                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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Author:      Evans (comp.), Thomas
Title:       Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, With Some of Modern Date;
             Now first collected, and reprinted from rare Copies and MSS. With
             Notes. Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Evans, in the Strand, London, 1784.
Description: The set once that of William Blackstone, conjecturally Sir William
             Blackstone's third surviving son, born in 1769, with his armorial
             bookplate, resembling that of his more famous father (who died in
             1780), found on the front pastedown of each volume
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, ex-Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts,
             a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-77417                Price: $     850.00
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Author:      Wade, John
Title:       A Treatise on the Police and Crimes of the Metropolis; Especially
             Juvenile Delinquency, Female Prostitution, Mendicity, Gaming,
             Forgery . . Also an Account of the Courts of Justice and Prisons
             of London; And . . . the Causes of the Increase of Crime &c.
Publisher:   Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1829.
Description: Only edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th
             century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance
             with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, and a great admirer of
             Bentham, who provided funds to establish Wade's newspaper
Condition:   Modern green cloth, ex-library, one preliminary leaf loose, else a
             good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77344                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, Police, women's law, Gambling, Forgery, prisons
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Author:      Forbes, William
Title:       A Methodical Treatise Concerning Bills of Exchange . . .
             illustrated and confirm'd from Civil Law; the Authority of Lawyers
             and Writers . . . With incident comparative Views of the Laws and
             Customs of England, and other Countries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by John Mosman . . . for John Russell [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1718.
Description: The expanded edition of Forbes' first work, and the first treatise
             published in Scotland on the subject, antedating Forbes'
             appointment as the first professor of civil law at the University
             of Glasgow in 1714 and as its Dean in the 1730's
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking (but quite
             firm), title dusty, a crisp usable copy; with the advertising
             leaves
Book No.:    W-76615                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
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Author:      Rvdyerd, Beniamin
Title:       Sir Beniamin Rvdyerds Speech Concerninc Bishops, Deanes and
             Chapters. At a Committee of the whole House. Wing 2190
Publisher:   Np, [London], 1641.
Description: Known as a skilled orator, Rudyerd employed his talents to mediate
             between Parliamenterians and the church, calling for "a
             proportionable and orderly distribution" of church lands to the
             clergy. His moderate stance eventually ended his public life
Condition:   Quarto, self-wraps; some spotting
Book No.:    W-91851                Price: $     225.00
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Author:      East, Edward Hyde
Title:       A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London,
             1803.
Description: Only English edition of East's principal work, the first
             substantial treatment of English criminal law following
             Blackstone's, one which "won immediate authority" and based in
             large part on eleven manuscripts upon which East labored for some
             years
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, somewhat strained, but a good
             set, with the bookplates of Lord Tiverton and of Owen Biddle on
             the front pastedown
Book No.:    W-76613                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, New York
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Author:      Hodgkin, John
Title:       Observations on the Proposed Establishment of a General Register
Publisher:   S. Sweet, Law Bookseller and Publisher, Chancery Lane, London,
             1829.
Description: A notable contribution written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister (and
             noted Quaker) during the decades' long debate whether to establish
             a land registry in England, proposing with considerable
             thoroughness a title registry to achieve conveyancing security
Condition:   Modern period-style wraps, repaired and resewn, discreetly ex-
             library, presentation copy--"John Tyrrell Esq / With the Author's
             best Respects"; 55 pages
Book No.:    W-77414                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:
Title:       A Select Collection Of Remarkable Trials: In One Volume [all
             published]. Viz. Of The Duke of Norfolk, and the Lady Mary
             Mordaunt, for a Divorce . . . Major Stede, Bonnet, and Thirty-
             three others, for Piracy [and fourteen other accounts]
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Anderson, near St. Paul's, London, 1744.
Description: An uncommon, possibly pirated reprinting (probably with a false
             imprint) of the eighth volume of the state trials, sixteen
             accounts for the period between 1699 and 1722, including trials
             for divorce, murder, treason, and piracy; six copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern blue cloth, rubbed, ex-library, a clean usable copy only
Book No.:    W-77341                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, divorce, law of piracy
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Author:
Title:       Autograph Letter, signed, from J.E. Hall to Supreme Court Justice
             Joseph Story, dated February 6, 1819, about 7 1/2 x 9 inches in
             ink in a clear legible hand
Publisher:   Two pages plus integral address leaf, Philadelphia, 1819.
Description: The attempt by Hall, founder of this country's first law journal,
             to seek Story's support and the imprimatur of the Supreme Court
             for his proposed Journal of Jurisprudence, invoking his
             association with Peter DuPonceau as evidence of his bona fides
Condition:   Tear to the address leaf, a few small pinholes, some bleed
             through, but legibility preserved in all instances, sound and well
             preserved
Book No.:    W-79018                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Manuscripts, constitutional law, Supreme Court, law publishing
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Author:
Title:       Case of Tho. Dangerfield: With Some Remarkable Passages that
             happened At the Tryals of Elizabeth Cellier the Popish Midwife,
             and the Earl of Castlemain, At the Kings-Bench-Bar . . . Before
             Sir Will. Scroggs Kt, Lord Chief Justice [etc]. Wing D184A. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, London, 1680.
Description: One of several tracts written by Dangerfield, the "matchless
             rogue" who falsely invented the Meal Tub Plot, was tried for
             libels against James II, sentenced to be pilloried and whipped,
             and was accidentally killed as he was being returned to prison
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a good crisp
             copy; 38 pages
Book No.:    W-77413                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Plowden, Francis
Title:       The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of
             the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December,
             1824
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris,
             1825.
Description: The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman
             Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's
             sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and
             persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:   Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal
             staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26
             pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:    W-76611                Price: $     350.00
Category:    freedom of press
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Author:      Frankfurter, Felix
Title:       Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1938.
Description: Then Professor Frankfurter's 1938 lectures delivered at Harvard,
             said to have been the fulfillment of Holmes' commission that a
             biography might be written, "a superbly clear exposition of his
             own as well as Holmes' approach to the Court"
Condition:   A very good copy in a slightly chipped dustjacket, presentation
             copy--"For / Ralph Baker [fellow Harvard Law professor] / with my
             warm / regards / FF"
Book No.:    W-78141                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Supreme Court
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Author:      Charrow, Robert P. and Veda R.
Title:       Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of
             Jury Instructions
Publisher:   Columbia Law Review, New York, 1979.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed blue wraps, a bit chipped, reprinted from Volume
             79, No. 7 of the Review; 68 pages
Book No.:    W-78213                Price: $      25.00
Category:    juries
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Author:      Fraunce, Abraham
Title:       The Lawiers Logike, exemplifying the praecepts of Logike by the
             practise of the common Lawe. S.T.C. 11344. Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted by William How, for Thomas Gubbin, and T. Newman,
             London, 1588.
Description: Only edition of Fraunce's ambitious work, "the first
             systematisation of English law that took account of disciplines
             and traditions other than that of the common law", seeking to
             inform the legal profession with Greek, Roman, and medieval
             scholarship
Condition:   Modern green morocco gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, crisp
             and well-preserved, the Taussig copy; with the folding table
Book No.:    W-78211                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       What Use Can Be Made of Judicial Statistics. Setaro 191
Publisher:
Description: The rare printing of the address of Dean Pound delivered before
             the Judicial Section of the American Bar Association, October 11,
             1932, reprinted from Volume XII, Number 2 of the February 1933
             Oregon Law Review; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed self-wraps, a very good copy; pages 89-95
Book No.:    W-79011                Price: $      65.00
Category:    
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Title:       The Trials Of all the Prisoners Who Were Try'd at the Assizes held
             at Maidstone, for the County of Kent . . . before the Hon. Sir
             Thomas Denison, Knt. one of the Judges of the Court of King's
             Bench [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for G. Griffith . . . in the Little Old Bailey, London,
             1750.
Description: A rare example of criminal trials at assizes "in the country",
             twenty-five in total, for, among other crimes, robbery, arson,
             rape (two; one of a ten-year old), and stealing a mare, with jury
             verdicts from acquittal to death; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Later plain wraps, printed decorated paper label, hand-lettered,
             showing wear and a very little worming, else a good wide-margined
             copy; 12 pages
Book No.:    W-76399                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Rape, trials
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Author:
Title:       Rosa Haas, et al. Plaintiff and Respondent. vs. The Mutual Relief
             Association of Petaluma. Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from
             the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.
Publisher:   Jos. A. Cowen, Bookbinder and Printer, Petaluma, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a case involving a life
             insurance company that was taken to court after it refused to pay
             one of its policy holder's benefactors. Attorneys for parties
             Lippit and Lippitt
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 15+5+7 pages
Book No.:    W-91779                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Leach, John
Title:       The Speech of John Leach, Esq. M.P. In the Committee of the Whole
             House, upon the State of the Nation . . . upon the Question of
             Limitations to the Royal Authority in the Hands of the Regent.
             Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Ridgway, 170, Piccadilly [etc.], London, 1811.
Description: The rare edition of the historically grounded speech in which,
             following the madness of George III, Leach "distinguished himself
             in the Regency debates", reviewing from the 14th century forward
             the constitutional limits to be imposed upon a regency
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, occasional light marginal
             staining, else a very good copy, with the half-title; no copy in
             this country in OCLC
Book No.:    W-76397                Price: $     350.00
Category:    insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
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Title:       M.M Foote, Plaintiff, vs. D.O. McCarthy, Amanda McCarthy (his
             wife), Homer P. Saxe, San Diego County Producers Union and the
             Savings Bank of San Diego County. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of San Diego County
Publisher:   Gould, Hutton & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from case involving a lender
             who sought the court's help in collecting $1,000 from an unpaid
             promissory note. Attorneys for parties M.A. Luce, C.H. Rippey and
             A.E. Nutt
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 33+3+1 pages
Book No.:    W-91778                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       The City of San Diego, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. T.J. Higgins
             John P. Clabrough and L.R. Kirby, Trustee, Defendants and
             Respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego County
Publisher:   Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Two briefs from a case involving unpaid property taxes to the city
             of San Diego. Attorneys for parties William H. Fuller and Clarence
             L. Barber
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 42+35 pages
Book No.:    W-91777                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       George H. Deacon, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. H.A. Blodget,
             Defendant and Apellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Kern
             County before judge A.R. Conklin
Publisher:   California Print, Bakersfield, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal regarding a promissory note.
             Meant to be paid for with proceeds from a land sale which never
             manifested. Attorneys for parties T.W. Lockhart and J.W. Wiley.
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, minor ink stains and spotting, very
             good copies; 72+19+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91776                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Mackenzie, George
Title:       Obsrvations Upon the Laws and Customs of Nations, as to Precedency
             [bound with] The Science of Herauldry, Treated as a part of the
             Civil Law, and Law of Nations [etc.]. Wing M186 and M204. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Edinburgh, 1680.
Description:
Condition:   Later boards, rebacked, quite worn, without the frontispiece to
             the first work and with 25 (of 30) plates and the folding
             frontispiece of the second
Book No.:    W-77196                Price: $     450.00
Category:    international law, law of heraldry
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Author:      Wilcock, James
Title:       A Challenge Sent to Master E.B. A Semi-Separatist From the Church
             of England. Now published by the author, J. W. Wing 2117.
Publisher:   James Wilcock, London, 1641.
Description: A pamphlet attacking Edward Bright's political, religious and
             personal convictions as a separatist for which he was stripped of
             his title as a vicar in Kent during a tribunal held to question
             protestants who refused to engage in prayer against Scots
Condition:   Self-wraps, smudged title page; pages closely trimmed but not
             affecting text
Book No.:    W-91849                Price: $     200.00
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Title:       J. Murrieta, C.C. Cook, T.F. Phillips, and M.G. Willard,
             Plaintiffs and Respondents, vs. T.J. Fleming, Treasurer of Los
             Angeles County, State of California. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Transcripts from four different cases against T.J. Fleming who
             refused to pay wages due to the four plaintiffs for services
             performed for the County of Los Angeles
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 10+10+9+9 pages
Book No.:    W-91775                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or
             Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to
             Scotland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March
             1819. Folio
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1819.
Description: Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over eighty
             institutions, including the number of prisoners, their gender and
             whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and
             the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close,
             but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; three
             copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77195                Price: $     250.00
Category:    prisons, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
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Title:       W.P. Gibson and N.P. Alexander, copartners, doing business under
             the firm name and style of Gibson & Alexander, Respondents, vs.
             Ella A. Wheeler, Appellant, A. Tetro, Defendant. On appeal from
             the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal. Defendant successfully
             appeals judge's ruling to award real estate developers money due
             for materials used in house renovation. Attorneys for parties W.R.
             Bacon, M.K. Young, R.B. Treat and C.K. Halloway
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, smudging to spine, very good copies;
             30+13+6+7 pages
Book No.:    W-91774                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       A Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge,
             Massachusetts. Second Edition. Cohen 1814
Publisher:   Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, Printers to the University,
             Cambridge, 1841.
Description: The copy of the much expanded catalogue of the Harvard Law School
             Library once that of William Wetmore Story, marking its growth
             under his father, Joseph Story, and Simon Greenleaf, with Story's
             bookplate ("William W Story") on the front pastedown
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over the original marbled boards, a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-76392                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    libraries, Bibliography
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Author:      Burn, John Ilderton
Title:       A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine
             Insurances. Cohen 7055
Publisher:   Re-printed, for H. Caritat, no. 153, Broad-way [etc.], New-York,
             1801.
Description: Only American edition of a work by an Inner Temple barrister,
             dedicated to Sir James Park whose well-known treatise this work
             may be deemed to complement, the two being, respectively, the
             second and first works on the subject printed in this country
Condition:   Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked
             and repaired (and holding), some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76465                Price: $     850.00
Category:    insurance law, maritime law
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Author:      Somers, John, Lord]
Title:       The Security of English-Men's Lives, Or the Trust, Power and Duty
             of the Grand Jurys of England. Explained according to the
             Fundamentals of the English Government, and the Declarations of
             the same made in Parliament by many Statutes [etc.]. Wing S4644
Publisher:   Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: One of two 17th century editions of Somers' most enduring work in
             England and this country, "none more eloquently . . . preserv[ing]
             the independence and integrity of jurors" against intrusions of
             state power, and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a
             sound copy
Book No.:    W-91847                Price: $     450.00
Category:    political theory
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Author:      Montesquieu
Title:       Esprit des Lois
Publisher:   Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie, Paris, 1867.
Description: A later edition of Montesquieu's classic, with additional notes
             and observations derived from, among others, Voltaire, Mably and
             Servan
Condition:   Quarter morocco over marbled boards, well rubbed and creased at
             the foot of both front and rear covers; otherwise a good copy
Book No.:    W-91846                Price: $     125.00
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Title:       San Diego, Old Town and Pacific Beach Railroad Company, a
             Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Pacific Beach Company, a Corporation,
             Defendant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego County
Publisher:   Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal. San Diego railroad company
             appeals judge's decision to award a competitor $23,000 over an
             unpaid promissory note. Attorneys for parties McDonald & McDonald
             and T.H. Ward
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, minor ink smudges, very good copies;
             52+10+80+47 pages
Book No.:    W-91773                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Daly, Dominick
Title:       Club Law and the Law of Unregistered Friendly Societies: A Hand-
             Book of the Rights and Liabilities of Officers and Members of
             Clubs, and Other Unregistered Societies, inter se, and as Regards
             Strangers . . . Gambling, Drinking [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1889.
Description: A highly popular work written by an Inner Temple barrister,
             published for almost a century (reaching a seventh edition in
             1979), treating of liability, expulsion, larceny, embezzlement,
             bankruptcy, licensing, gaming, and betting, inter alia
Condition:   Original maroon cloth, gilt lettered, slightly rubbed, a "file
             copy" sticker affixed to the spine; a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77339                Price: $     150.00
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Author:
Title:       Charles A. Lee, Appellant, Vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company,
             Respondent. From the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Judge
             W.H. Clark
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement in favor of a
             cable car employee who was thrown from a vehicle and cited the
             companies lack of safety measures and was awarded several thousand
             dollars. Attorneys Cole & Cole and Bicknell & Trask
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps in very good condition; 32+18+12 pages
Book No.:    W-91845                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       Maurice S. Hellman, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. H. Merz and
             Joseph Maier, Defendants and Appellants. On appeal from the
             Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:   The Caxton Press, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal. The defendants appealed a
             judge's decision to grant the plaintiff $5,500 in dues and
             interest that stemmed from the sale of a deceased man's property.
             Attorneys for the parties H.A. Barclay and McLachlan & Cohrs
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 47+11+15+28 pages
Book No.:    W-91772                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or
             Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to
             Ireland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March
             1819. Folio
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1819.
Description: Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over ninety
             institutions, including number of prisoners, their gender and
             whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and
             the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close,
             but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; no copy
             in OCLC in the USA
Book No.:    W-77192                Price: $     450.00
Category:    prisons, IRELAND
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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:
Title:       San Francisco Savings Union, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. J.W.
             Lee, et al, Defendants, A.C. Bowlin, Apellant. From the Superior
             Court of Tulare County, Judge Wm. W. Cross
Publisher:   Daily Times Print, Visalia, 1897.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement ordering the
             seizure of a land tract along with the right to 3/4 of the goods
             it yields. Attorneys W.W. Middlecoff and T.H. Ward
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, wear to spine, otherwise in very good
             condition; 37+30+21 pages
Book No.:    W-91844                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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Title:       Consolidated National Bank of San Diego, Plaintiff, vs. Richard V.
             Hayes, et al, Defendants. On appeal from the Superior Court of San
             Diego County.
Publisher:   Frandzen, Bumgarder & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal. The appeal came from a
             ruluing in a favor of plaintiff mandating the defendant pay
             upwards of $6,000 and sale of foreclosed land. Attorneys for
             parties Trippet & Neale, Leovy & Palmer and C.H. Rippey.
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 14+5+12+42 pages
Book No.:    W-91771                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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Title:       British Military Occupation of Samoa. Proclamations 1 through 41
             and Proclamation 43
Publisher:   [British Military Occupation Printer], Apia Samoa, 1914-17.
Description: A lengthy run of the first official proclamations issued by the
             British Military Occupation, often multilingual, following New
             Zealand's first action in World War I, its expeditionary force
             capturing German Samoa in late August 1914
Condition:   Broadsheets and broadsides, some folding, a few marginal chips,
             typically informally folded, else well-preserved
Book No.:    W-77264                Price: $    3750.00
Category:    NEW ZEALAND, GERMANY
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Author:
Title:       Orange Grower's Bank, a Corporation, and Archibald Duncan,
             Plaintiffs and Respondents, Vs. Thomassen Duncan, Defendant and
             Respondent and J.A. Wilbur, and Mattie Wilbur, Defendants and
             Appellants. In the Superior Court of Riverside County Judge J.
             Ballar
Publisher:   Walter D. Clark, Printer, Riverside, 1899.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement over an
             unpaid mortgage loan for a tract of land in San Bernardino County
             in southern California. Attorneys E.B. Stanton and G.A. Skinner
Condition:   Original printed sewn and stapled wraps in very good condition;
             88+22+15+11 pages
Book No.:    W-91843                Price: $     100.00
Category:    
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Author:      Croke, George
Title:       The Reports of Sir George Croke Knight; Late, One of the Justices
             of the Court of Kings-Bench; and Formerly, One of the Justices of
             the Court of Common Bench . . . Revised, and published in English,
             By Sir Harebotle Grimston [etc.]. Wing C7014. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by J.S. and are to be sold by the Stationers of London,
             London, 1657.
Description: One of two first printings of the part of Croke's Reports first to
             be published, covering all of the reign of Charles I, "approached
             . . . within the tradition of Plowden and Coke" and reflecting
             Croke's habits of study perfected over fifty years
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled unlettered calf, rubbed, the joints just
             cracking and the spine varnished, a usable copy; with the portrait
Book No.:    W-78065                Price: $     250.00
Category:    reports of cases, Manuscripts
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Title:       Wm. A. Witte, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. R.B. Taylor, Defendant
             and Respondent. On Appeal from the Superior Court of Riverside
             County before Judge J.S. Noyes
Publisher:   Gazette Press, Anaheim, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal. Attorneys for parties H.W.
             Chynoweth and E.W. Freeman
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, slight tear to top of spine, minor
             ink smudges, very good copies; 13+4+8+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91770                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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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:      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:
Title:       Maria S. de Sanchez, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. The Grace
             Methodist Episcopal Church, A Corporation, Defendant and
             Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles
             County, Judge W.H. Clark
Publisher:   H.M. Lee & Bro., Los Angeles, Los Angeles.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement granting
             the plaintiff ownership over a contested tract of land that was
             occupied by an Episcopalian church. Attorneys W. Pollard, Henry
             Bleecker, Cochran & Williams, S.M. White and George White
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps in very good condition; 109+36+5+75
             pages
Book No.:    W-91842                Price: $     100.00
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Author:      Lovelass, Peter
Title:       The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will or
             Testament [etc.]. Eighth Edition [bound with] An Abstract of, and
             Observations on, the Statutes Imposing Duty on Administrations,
             Probates of Wills, Property Disposed of by Will [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for the Author; and sold by T.N. Longman [etc.], London,
             1796.
Description: A rare edition of the first work, which became the most popular of
             its kind for over a half-century, very accessible--"a good
             straightforward account"--bound with the equally rare and only
             edition of Lovelass's complementary "Abstract"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, joints cracked, the rear board
             loosening, a usable copy; four copies of each work in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77408                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:      James, Bill
Title:       The Bill James Baseball Abstract Newsletter. Vol. 1, Nos. 1-8.
             With Special Issues No. 1 & 2. Vol. 2, Nos. 1-8. With Special
             Issues No. 1 & 2.
Publisher:   Random House, New York, 1982.
Description: A full run of the short-lived Baseball Abstract Newsletter,
             created by Bill James of sabermetrics fame. "Like an economist
             studies industry, a psychologist studies human nature, and a
             meteorologist studies clouds, I'm going to study baseball."
Condition:   Original printed wraps, with stats inserts, in fine condition
Book No.:    W-91841                Price: $     250.00
Category:    
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Author:      Loengard, Janet (ed.)
Title:       Magna Carta and the England of King John
Publisher:   Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2010.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed illustrated boards, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-78209                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Magna Carta
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Author:
Title:       Debates in the Congress of the United States on the Bill for
             Repealing the Law "For the More Convenient Organization of the
             Courts of the United States;" During the First Session of the
             Seventh Congress [etc.]. Cohen 1203
Publisher:   Printed by Whiting, Leavenworth and Whiting, Albany, 1802.
Description: The record of "[t]he profound constitutional questions embedded"
             in the debates resulting in the repeal of the Judiciary Act of
             1801, restoring that of 1789, ultimately leading to Marbury v
             Madison and the role of judicial review in this country
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, considerable foxing and
             browning, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77407                Price: $     950.00
Category:    constitutional law, Supreme Court
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Author:      Mittermaier, C[arl] J[oseph] A[nton]
Title:       Tratado de la Prueba en Material Criminal o Exposicion Comparada
             de los Principios en Materia Criminal y de sus Diversas
             Aplicaciones en Alemania, Francia, Inglaterra, Etc., Etc.
Publisher:   Hijos de Reus, Editores, Madrid, 1906.
Description: Sixth edition translation of Mittermaier's text on evidence in
             criminal trials, with a particular focus on Germany. The
             translator, a noted jurist and scholar, staunchly asserts an anti-
             Positivist stance in the introduction. No copies on OCLC, 3/2015
Condition:   Sheepskin boards with decorated endpapers; pages toned and
             slightly foxed
Book No.:    W-91840                Price: $     150.00
Category:    
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure
             Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . .
             Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . .
             . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description: First edition of the most famous of all English works on
             international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in
             response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the
             sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original gilt spine laid
             down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey
             bookplate
Book No.:    W-78135                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
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Title:       Legal Aid in Indonesia (Five years of the Lembaga Bantuan Hukum)
Publisher:   Lembaga Bantuan Hukum, Jakarta, 1976.
Description: With a preface by the Director of LBH, Adnan Buyung Nasution, and,
             laid in, Volume 1 Number 1 of "Indonesia Development News", dated
             September/October, 1977
Condition:   Original printed illustrated stapled wraps, a trifle crinkled,
             else a very good copy; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-78062                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Indonesia
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England.
             Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description: The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in
             part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General,
             and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of
             the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the
             first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78133                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       Les Reports de Edward Coke . . . de diuers Resolutions, &
             Judgements donnes auec graund deliberation, per les tresreuerendes
             Iudges, & sages de la ley, de cases & matters en ley [etc.]. Parts
             1-13 in seven volumes [complete] [titles vary]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers [Part I] [imprints vary],
             London, 1607-59.
Description: A complete collection of the most famous of all reports of English
             law, in John Baker's words "of excellent quality . . . hav[ing]
             the distinction of being cited simply as 'The Reports'", all in
             first or early editions or first edition variants
Condition:   Contemporary and modern calf and 3/4 calf, the bindings varied but
             at most lightly rubbed, together a well-preserved collection; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78205                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Author:      Aston, Robert
Title:       Placita Latine Rediviva: A Book of Entries; Containing Perfect and
             Approved Precedents of Counts, Declarations, Barrs, Avowries,
             Replications, Pleas in Abatement, Issues, Judgments . . . useful
             for all Clerks, Attorneys, and Practisers [etc.]. Wing A4070
Publisher:   Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and John Place [etc.], London,
             1661.
Description: One of two variant first editions of Aston's book of entries, so-
             called because taken from the entries of the clerks upon the plea
             rolls, a species called by Dr. Baker "replete with learning which
             . . . the legal historian ignores at his cost"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, light browning, else
             a very good copy with ample margins, the Taussig copy; with
             "Precedents" in the title
Book No.:    W-78132                Price: $     650.00
Category:    books of entry, canon law
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Author:      Greenleaf, Simon
Title:       Autograph Letter Signed, dated Feb 6, 1850, at Andover,
             Massachusetts, to Harvard Law School alumnus and fellow lawyer,
             C.T. Russell, seeking Russell's assistance in securing a "clear
             field" for the Massachusetts Bible Society's operations in that
             state
Publisher:   N.p., Andover, 1850.
Description: An excellent example of Greenleaf's lifelong interest in matters
             religious while teaching at Harvard Law School, expressing his
             goal (and that of others) "of making all Bib. Societies [with one
             stated exception] in Massts auxiliary to ours"
Condition:   One page on unlined blue paper, 8x10 inches, thirteen lines and
             about seventy-five words, neat folds, docketed on the verso, a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-77403                Price: $     350.00
Category:    autographs, maritime law, Religion
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Author:      Collier, Wm. Miller
Title:       The Law of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898. A
             Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Law of Bankruptcy
             as Embodied in the New National Bankruptcy Act [etc.]
Publisher:   Matthew Bender, Albany, 1899.
Description: The enlarged edition of Collier's classic treatise, published soon
             after his first edition of 1898, required by the intervening
             promulgation by the Supreme Court of both the official bankruptcy
             forms and of the rules and orders in bankruptcy
Condition:   Modern buckram, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt,
             light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79006                Price: $     450.00
Category:    bankruptcy
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Author:      Gurney (rptr.), Joseph
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Information Exhibited ex
             Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against Thomas Paine For a
             Libel upon the Revolution and Settlement of the Crown . . . and
             also upon the Bill of Rights . . . and upon the King [etc.]
Publisher:   Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, London, 1793.
Description: First edition of the most extensive account of the trial of Thomas
             Paine, including Erskine's famed if futile defense, emphasising
             the crucial difference between mere words and words designed to
             incite illegal action (and so anticipating Holmes)
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the
             final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78202                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, 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 calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines
             darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean
             working set
Book No.:    W-79004                Price: $     225.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on
             Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding
             these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly
             called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand,
             London, 1749.
Description: First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the
             unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged
             following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by
             irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges,
             pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78201                Price: $     850.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
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Author:      Greenberg, Jack
Title:       Litigation for Social Change: Methods, Limits and Role in
             Democracy. With an Introduction by Bernard H. Goldstein
Publisher:   Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, 1974.
Description: The Thirtieth Annual Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture, in which Jack
             Greenberg (successor to Thurgood Marshall as head of the Legal
             Defense Fund) discusses three litigation campaigns--school
             segregation, welfare rights, and bail--and their limits
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79003                Price: $     125.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Leach, William
Title:       The Bribe-Takers of Jury-Men Partiall, Dishonest, and Ignorant
             Discovered and Abolished; and Honest, Judicious, Able, and
             Impartiall Restored; And their equall Election to Try Causes, and
             Find Inquests [etc.]. Wing L772. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract, one of many written by Leach as he joined prominent
             legal reformers such as William Sheppard and Matthew Hale during
             the Interregnum, here focusing on the jury, proposing a secret
             ballot among many other reforms; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern board-backed cloth, bowed, the leaves mounted with repairs
             to the lower corners (all text legible), quite usable if no more;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78200                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    juries, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in
             Parliamentis haldin be . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund,
             thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis
             [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21876a, 21881, and
             21883
Publisher:   [1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description: First edition variant issue of the first collected laws of
             Scotland, beginning with the statutes passed at the first
             parliament of James I in 1424 through 1566, the year of
             publication, preserving part of the original record otherwise lost
Condition:   Modern panelled morocco, extra-gilt, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns, title just trimmed, some staining, ex-Skene Library;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79002                Price: $    7500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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Author:
Title:       The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in
             Parliamentis haldin be the . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund,
             thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now quene of Scottis
             [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21875, 21881, 21883
Publisher:   [1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description: The rare first edition of Scotland's first collected laws, first
             identified by Davidson (whose copy this was), including statutes
             subsequently removed, printing the acts of Scotland from 1424 to
             1566; no copy in ESTC outside the United Kingdom
Condition:   Eighteenth century calf, joints cracking but holding, the John
             Davidson / Broxbourne copy with Davidson's ownership signature;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79001                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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Author:
Title:       Mark M. Meherin, Assignee in Insolvency of the California
             Steamship Company, an Insolvent Debtor, Plaintiff and Respondent,
             vs. J.N. Saunders, Constable of the Fifth Judicial Township of
             Santa Barbara County, State of California, et al
Publisher:   Independent Job Printing House, Santa Barbara, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal before the California
             Supreme Court from the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County
             before judge W.B. Cope. Attorneys for parties included W.I.
             Nichols, Grant Jackson and Mich Mullaney.
Condition:   Original printed sewn wrappers, wear and smudging to spine,
             otherwise very good copies; 7+18+23+87 pages
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Title:       George Taylor, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. B.P. Hill, as Sheriff
             of San Diego County, State of California, and T. West, Jr.,
             Defendants and Appellants.
Publisher:   Frandzen, Bumgardner & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal before the Supreme Court of
             California from the Superior Court of San Diego County before
             judge George Puterbaugh. Attorneys for parties Collier & Collier,
             V.E. Shaw and D.L. Murdock
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 61+17+18+7 pages
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Title:       J.B. Runk, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. San Diego Flume Co., et
             al, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court
             of San Diego County before Judge E.S. Torrance
Publisher:   Gould, Hutton & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Appellant's opening brief and transcript on appeal before the
             Supreme Court of California from the Superior Court of San Diego
             County before judge E.S. Torrance. Attorneys for parties McDonald
             & McDonald and Aitken & Smith
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             edgeware, otherwise very good copies; 10+3 pages
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Title:       Pio Pico, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. Lazaro Martinez, Defendant
             and Respondent. In the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Mirror Printing, Binding and Ruling, Los Angeles, 1879.
Description: A brief and transcript on appeal from a lower court decision to
             awaward only partial compensation to Pio Pico for damages
             supposedly inflicted when a business partner sold sheep and horses
             on loan and without prior conset from Pico
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, in very good condition; 12+7 pages
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Title:       Mrs. G.F. Delany, Appellant, vs. S.E. Knapp and H.A. Howard,
             Respondents.
Publisher:   San Diego County, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and a transcript on appeal heard before the Supreme
             Court of California from the Superior Court of San Diego county
             heard by Judge W.L. Pierce. Attorneys for the parties E.W.
             Hendrick, W.J. Murphy and Daney & Wright
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, ink smudges and stains, piece missing
             from back cover, very good copies
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Author:      Lecky, William Edward Hartpole
Title:       History of European Morals, From Augustus to Charlemagne. In Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1869.
Description:
Condition:   3/4 brown morocco over cloth boards, blind and gilt tooled, top
             edge gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very lightly rubbed;
             an attractive set
Book No.:    W-76384                Price: $     250.00
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Author:      Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
Title:       The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law;
             for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . .
             To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another
             Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Publisher:   Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
Description: First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he
             most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental
             grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's,
             to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, the spine hand-lettered and the binding loose
             but present, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins;
             the Taussig copy
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Title:       J.H. Lucas, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Pio Pico, Defendant and
             Appellant. On appeal from the Seventeenth Judicial District Court
             for Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Mirror Printing, Binding and Ruling, Los Angeles, 1879.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a court order against Pio
             Pico, the last Mexican governor of California, demanding that he
             honor a promissory note in addition to interest due
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, spotting and smudged, otherwise very
             good; 33+5+3 pages
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Title:       Frederick N. Pauly, Receiver of the California National Bank of
             San Diego, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Eli H. Murray, Defendant
             and Appellant
Publisher:   Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Two briefs, petition for re-hearing and transcript on appeal
             before the Supreme Court of the State of California before judge
             Jas. A. Gibson. Attorneys for parties Cassius Carter and Allen &
             Flint.
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, ink smudge to front cover, otherwise
             very good copies; 34+15+10+4 pages
Book No.:    W-91765                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Kelsen, Hans
Title:       Law and Peace in International Relations
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1942.
Description: First edition of Kelsen's Holmes Lectures delivered at Harvard in
             1941, significantly contributing to his reputation as "the only
             one of the major figures of modern analytical jurisprudence to
             have had a great deal to say about international law"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat rubbed and slightly
             chipped dustjacket
Book No.:    W-77185                Price: $     450.00
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Author:      Staunford, William
Title:       Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusiors titles & common lieux.
             Per queux home plus redement & plenairement, trouera quelque chose
             queil quira, touchaunt les ditz plees composees lan du grace,
             1557. S.T.C. 23219; Beale T485. Quarto
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1557.
Description: First edition (of six) of the first treatise on English criminal
             law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of
             Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become
             an assize judge's vade mecum"
Condition:   Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, rubbed, new endpapers, a
             trace of worming, clean with good margins, once Phil Cohen's copy,
             now the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78997                Price: $    5500.00
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Author:      Chishull, Edmund
Title:       Antiquitates Asiaticae Christianam Aeram Antecedentes Maslen &
             Lancaster. Bowyer Ledgers, 1335-1336
Publisher:   Typis Guil. Bowyer, Londini, 1728.
Description: Only edition of a major work by a scholar of ancient literature
             and history who was a chaplain in Smyrna. While there, he
             collected inscriptions which appear in this book. Engravings of
             coins, monuments and architectural details. Greek and Latin text
Condition:   Publisher's boards worn and stained, untrimmed, joints cracked but
             holding, the ordinary paper issue, without the second part
             published 1731
Book No.:    W-91837                Price: $     450.00
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Title:       W.R. Rogers, plaintiff and respondent, vs. A.R. Schulenburg, C.T.
             Chadwick, and T.J. Daley, defendants and appellants
Publisher:   Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal before the Supreme Court of
             the State of California from San Diego county before judge George
             Puterbaugh. Lawyers for the parties include E.W. Britt and T.H.
             Ward.
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 30+13+9 pages
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Title:       Savings Bank of Southern California, Appellant. vs. Isabella
             Thornton, Respondent, and Minerva E. Barr and James C. Barr,
             Defendants.
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal before the Supreme Court of
             the State of California from the Superior Court of Los Angeles
             county before judge Walter Van Dyke. Lawyers for the parties
             Albert M. Stephens and J.T. Houx
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, ink smudges to one front wrap, very
             good copies; 9+19+34 pages
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Title:       Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of
             Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States.
             Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and
             Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:   Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn,
             underlining and notations in black ink on some pages, a sound copy
             only; 52 pages
Book No.:    W-91835                Price: $      35.00
Category:    poor law
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Title:       The Collection of Henry H. Clifford. Part One. The Zamorano Eighty
             [with] Part Two. California & the West
Publisher:   Dorothy Sloan--Rare Books, Inc., Austin, 1994.
Description:
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             the prices realized for Part I and other ephemera laid in
Book No.:    W-91762                Price: $      65.00
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Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England.
             Particularly in the Two Universities [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Stagg . . . and D. Browne [etc.], London, 1727.
Description: Wood's prescient effort, anticipating Blackstone, "urg[ing] the
             extension of legal education beyond the confines of the inns of
             court to the universities", with particular authors and subjects
             on both common and civil law recommended throughout
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             clean and well-margined; the Taussig copy
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Title:       Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the
             reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges
             eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge
             of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7698; Beale T240
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . In fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Myddylton, London,
             1544.
Description: A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to
             the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential,
             because most of the officers of the local government were obliged
             to render an account [there]"; two copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Modern calf, the title and last leaf supplied from S.T.C. 7699,
             browning and staining, one marginal hole and one repaired margin;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78993                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Of the Law Terms: A Discourse Written by The Learned Antiquary,
             Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Wherein The Laws of the Jews, Grecians,
             Romans, Saxons and Normans, relating to the Subject, are fully
             explained. Wing S4929
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Gillyflower, in Westminster Hall, London,
             1684.
Description: Spelman's paper delivered to the Society of Antiquaries, tracing
             the origins of holding court only at certain times of year and on
             certain days, noting in particular the influence which canon law
             seemingly had upon the formation of English law terms
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             somewhat rubbed and scraped, else amply margined and well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78055                Price: $    1250.00
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Author:      Davis, Kenneth Culp and Richard J. Pierce, Jr.
Title:       Administrative Law Treatise. Third Edition. 1994 Supplement
Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1994.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed wraps, a bit snagged, else a very good clean
             copy; 135 pages
Book No.:    W-91760                Price: $      25.00
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Title:       Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the
             reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges
             eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge
             of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7699; Beale T243
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . By [N. Hill for] Henry Smythe, London, 1546.
Description: A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to
             the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential,
             because most of the officers of the local government were obliged
             to render an account at the Exchequer"; one copy in ESTC
Condition:   Modern calf, some staining, four leaves repaired in the upper
             margins with loss of a few words on two leaves, else quite sound;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78992                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    taxation
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Title:       A Collection of Letters and Other Writings, Relating to The Horrid
             Popish Plott: Printed from the Originals in the Hands of George
             Treby Esq; Chairman of the Committee of Secrecy Of the Honourable
             House of Commons [and eighteen other works]. Folio
Publisher:   Various Printers, London, 1679-81.
Description: An extensive collection of works on the infamous Popish Plot,
             begun by Titus Oates and leading to the executions of dozens of
             innocent accused as a frenzied anti-Catholic hysteria,
             particularly directed at the Jesuits, gripped England
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, showing some wear and occasional
             browning, but usable, the Taussig copies; a detailed listing
             gladly provided
Book No.:    W-78127                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Popish Plot, trials, Religion
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Title:       Rose Clarke, et als., Plaintiffs and Respondents, vs. Salathial
             Fast, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court
             of Santa Barbara County before Judge W.S. Day
Publisher:   Smith--Brief and Transcript Printing, Santa Barbara, 1899.
Description: Two briefs and the transcript on appeal from a verdict in favor of
             two heirs seeking to collect on the insurance policy of a late
             benefactor who left them as heirs. A jury ruled in favor of the
             heirs. Attorneys C.A. Stroke, Boyce, Taggart and Kellog
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, slightly smudged and toned, overall
             very good; 140+9+15 pages
Book No.:    W-91832                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       Magna Carta cum Aliis Antiquis Statutis, Quorum Catalogum, in Fine
             Operis Reperies [with] Secunda Pars Veterum Statutorum. S.T.C.
             9274; Beale S12 and S22 [complete]
Publisher:   Impressus . . . in aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [etc.], London, 1541.
Description: An early printing of the Great Charter and other ancient statutes,
             the second of two Berthelet printings, the first to include a
             second part of additional ancient statutes (to be emulated in
             later printings of the Charter), here in both parts
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, upper blank margin of title repaired,
             discreetly ex-library, else a very good copy with occasional
             notations sometimes extensive
Book No.:    W-78126                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Magna Carta
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Title:       W.H. Clark, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. D. Oyharzabal, Defendant
             and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Orange County
             before Judge J.W. Ballard
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co., Los Angeles, 1899.
Description: Three briefs and the transcript on appeal from judgement in favor
             of a landowner who sued a shepherd for nonpayment
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, ink smudging, overall very good;
             23+6+9+6 pages
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Difficiles Nugae; Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian
             Experiment, and The various Solutions of the same, especially
             touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. Second Edition.
             Wing H239
Publisher:   Printed by W. Godbid, for William Shrowsbury [etc.], London, 1675.
Description: One of Hale's few published and polemical scientific works,
             disputing the theories of Descartes and Robert Boyle, relying in
             significant part upon Aristotle, and evidencing his "chosen public
             statement of the correct approach to the natural world"
Condition:   Modern calf, some light browning, else a good copy, with the
             addendum at p.281 and the folding table at page 304, neither noted
             in ESTC
Book No.:    W-78053                Price: $    1500.00
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Title:       Guide to the California Child Nutrition Facilities Act of 1975
Publisher:   Food Law Center, California Rural Legal Assistance, San Francisco,
             1976.
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Condition:   Original printed illustrated [by Sharron Evans] stapled oversized
             wraps, a very good copy, 12 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78125                Price: $     125.00
Category:    infants, Acts, California
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Title:       Mariana Moss Garcia, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Jose Antonio
             Garcia, Defendant and Apellant. On appeal from the Superior Court
             of San Luis Obispo County before Judge E.P. Unangst
Publisher:   Reasoner Printing Co., San Luis Obispo, 1899.
Description: Transcript on appeal from a verdict in favor of a woman seeking
             financial assistance from her estranged husband who "deserted"
             her.
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, cover ink smudged, overall very good;
             27 pages
Book No.:    W-91830                Price: $      50.00
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2;
             Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions
             of Volumes I and II]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-69.
Description: An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of
             Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian
             Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English
             speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt
             in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set
Book No.:    W-78120                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    jurisprudence, English Law
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Title:       An Act for Ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her
             Majesties Plantations in America [Anno Sexto Annae Reginae c.30]
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1708.
Description: The rare separate printing of the Parliamentary act seeking to
             regulate the value of diverse coin found in the colonies,
             establishing their respective values and making criminal (six
             months imprisonment and a fine) their acceptance at a higher rate
Condition:   Two leaves as issued, disbound, drop-head title + pp. 417-419,
             some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76378                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       The Chinese, Text and Photographs by Furio Colombo. English
             Translation by Ann A. Hancock
Publisher:   Grossman Publishers, New York, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original oversized printed, illustrated sewn wraps, somewhat
             rubbed and worn, a few margins just chipped, else a good copy;
             about 100 pages
Book No.:    W-91758                Price: $      45.00
Category:    CHINA, law and photography
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Author:      Skene, John (ed.)
Title:       The Lawes and Acts of Parliament Made Be the Most Excellent and
             Mightie King and Monarch James . . . Since His Maiesties XV
             Parliament the XIX Day of December 1597. Collected . . . foorth of
             the Register of His H. Kingdome of Scotland [etc.]. S.T.C. 21892
Publisher:   Printed Be Thomas Finlason . . . With the Kings Majesties License,
             Edinburgh, 1611.
Description: The sole contemporary printing of the five Parliaments [sixteen
             through twenty under James VI] held in Scotland between 1600 and
             1609, as James departed for London in 1603 to become James I of
             England, Scotland and Ireland; with the two leave index
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the
             occasional early annotation, a good copy; with Skene's xylographic
             signature
Book No.:    W-76376                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Long, Joseph R.
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Domestic Relations
Publisher:   Keeve-Davidson Company, St. Paul, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, the front joint just cracking, occasional notes
             and underlining; a good copy
Book No.:    W-91757                Price: $     125.00
Category:    domestic relations, women's law
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Author:      Stephen, Henry John
Title:       A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading in Civil Actions;
             Comprising a Summary View of the Whole Proceedings in a Suit at
             Law
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.],
             London, 1824.
Description: First edition of Stephen's classic and influential work, one which
             John Baker calls "the first reasoned treatise" written on the
             principles of pleading, confirming Serjeant Stephen's view of them
             as "one of the finest products of human intellect"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, gilt, the title and next leaf
             and the last two leaves somewhat worn and marked, else a good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-76374                Price: $     450.00
Category:    pleading
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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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Author:      Saunders, Thomas William
Title:       Counties Police Acts, (2 & 3 Vict. c. 93; 3 & 4 Vict. c.88; and 19
             & 20 Vict. c. 69) Together with An Analysis of the Statutes; the
             Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of State, &c. &c
Publisher:   John Crockford, Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street Strand, London,
             1856.
Description: A rare work, written by the Middle Temple barrister and Thames
             Police Court magistrate who had long followed (and written upon)
             the Police Acts, marking with the third act "a great step forward
             in the movement for police reform"; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original cloth, worn but sound, a few notations, presentation "To
             Valentine Goold Esq / Chief Constable of Somersetshire / with the
             Author's compts"
Book No.:    W-77175                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Police, Acts
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Title:       The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer &
             corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last
             daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale
             R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1555.
Description: One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with
             Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of
             Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports
             processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:   Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early
             ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78987                Price: $    4250.00
Category:    Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
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Title:       W.V. Buckner, Appellant, vs. Kate Hanshaw, Respondent. On Appeal
             from the Superior Court of County of Kings before Judge Justin
             Jacobs
Publisher:   Kings County, 1895.
Description: Transcript on appeal from ruling in favor of a widow who failed to
             pay a loan and had certain belongings repossessed. Lawyers
             Jos[eph] Kirk and Newman Jones
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, chipped spine and piece missing from
             fore edge of front wrapper, otherwise very good; 21 pages
Book No.:    W-91827                Price: $      50.00
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Title:       Victor Ponet, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Wm. Le Moyne Wills and
             Charlotte L. Wills, Defendants and Appellants. On appeal from the
             Superior Court of Los Angeles County before Judge Lucien Shaw
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Four briefs and transcript on appeal from ruling over a property
             boundary dispute which had substantial conflicts of evidence.
             Ponet served as Belgian consul in the United States. Lawyers
             Geo[rge] h. Smith, Smith & Winder and J. Brousseau
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, light smudging to covers and foxing
             to text block, overall very good; 58+8+12+9+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91826                Price: $     125.00
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Author:      Hobbes, Thomas
Title:       De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick.
             With Discourses upon several Heads; as Of The Law of Nature.
             Oathes and Covenants. Severall kind of Government. With the
             Changes and Revolutions of them. Wing H2219; Macdonald and
             Hargreaves 17
Publisher:   Printed for J. Martin, and J. Ridley [etc.], London, 1650.
Description: First edition of the principle part of Hobbes' first philosophical
             work, written in the early 1640's, "a complete philosophical
             tract, a sort of trial run for Hobbes's system . . . and the first
             draft of Hobbes's major work, Leviathan"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, margins cut a bit
             close, light browning, small repair to title, else well-preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78047                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    political theory, philosophy of law
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Author:      Lopez y Gonzalez de Cano, Ramon
Title:       Antecedentes de la Carta Magna. Discurso Leido en la Universidad
             Central en el Acto Solemne de Recibir la Investidura de Doctor en
             la Facultad de Filosofia. (Seccion de Admnistracion.)
Publisher:   Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid, 1859.
Description: The rare doctoral dissertation of Lopez, praising Magna Charta
             ("the only formula for liberty possible in our own national
             venture"), and suggesting the influence of Magna Charta beyond
             England; one copy in OCLC at the National Library of Spain
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, paper label printed in manuscript, showing
             some wear, but quite sound, 15 pages
Book No.:    W-91825                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Magna Carta, SPAIN
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Author:      Ross, Walter
Title:       Lectures on the Practice of the Law of Scotland; in Two Volumes
             [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and Elphingston Balfour, Edinburgh,
             1792.
Description: First edition of Ross's estimable work, described by David Walker
             as "very learned" and "the first attempt to make Scottish
             conveyancing understandable . . . of high authority and cited many
             times in argument, in judgment and in legal writing"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, quite rubbed and marked, else
             a very good, wide-margined copy; one copy in North America in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77245                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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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:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Lytylton Tenures Newly Revised, and truly corrected with a table
             (after the alphabete to fynde out briefely the cases desyred in
             the same) therto added very necessary to the readers. S.T.C.
             15736; Beale T19
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . In Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powel [etc.],
             London, 1553.
Description: A rare, early edition of the first English legal treatise to be
             printed (circa 1481), a work which Maitland called a "lucid and
             classical book on the tenure of land", this copy with an elaborate
             contemporary gloss throughout; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled calf, very worn, last leaf (list of
             chapters and imprint) lacking, the penultimate leaf just affected
             with a small loss
Book No.:    W-78046                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Lacointa, Felix
Title:       Considerations sur les Bagnes
Publisher:   Les libraires du Palais-royal, Paris, 1823.
Description: A rare contribution to the early 19th-century debate about prison
             reform, gathering together and advocating several measures to be
             adopted and urging rehabilitation when prisons were no longer
             merely a waystation to trial or to the gallows
Condition:   Modern wraps, repaired, some foxing and staining, a usable copy
             only, 44 pages, with the 1/2 title; 3 copies in OCLC, none in
             North America
Book No.:    W-91824                Price: $     250.00
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Title:       An Index to the Records, with Directions to the several Places
             where they are to be found. And Short Explanations of the
             different Kinds of Rolls, Writs, &c. To which is added A List of
             the Latin Sir-Names, and Names of Places [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed and sold by P. Uriel, in the Inner Temple Lane, London,
             1775?.
Description: The rare final edition of the work (variously attributed to Sir
             Joseph Ayloffe or John Strachy) providing the 18th century
             location of the great mass of England's public records; with a
             list of Latin surnames and placenames in English translation
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, a very good crisp copy, with
             the errata and advertising leaves; no copy in OCLC, three in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77244                Price: $     650.00
Category:    English Law
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Title:       M.C. Chase, respondent, vs. John Cameron, Isabel Cameron, et al.,
             appellants. On appeal from the Superior Court of Orange County
             before Judge J.W. Ballard
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co., Print, Orange County, 1899-1900.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from quiet title action,
             where Supreme Court applied principle that the holder of equitable
             title cannot quiet title against the holder of legal title.
             Attorneys M.W. Conkling, J.H. Ardis, Kendrick & Knott
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, very good copies; 28+7+11+5 pages
Book No.:    W-91822                Price: $     100.00
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Author:      Davis, Winfield J.
Title:       History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892
             [Publications of the California State Library, No. 1]
Publisher:   California State Library, Sacramento, 1893.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, quite worn, rebacked, portions of the original
             spine laid down, rear hinge cracked yet firm, neat pencil
             notations; a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-77315                Price: $      75.00
Category:    California
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Title:       In the matter of the Estate and Guardianship of Ralph G. Dow, A
             Minor. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
             before Judge John L. Campbell
Publisher:   R.W. Pridham, Printer, Los Angeles, 1899.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from order settling
             guardian's final account, affirmed, held account correct.
             Attorneys Flint & Barker and Jones & Weller
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, small ink stains, very good copies;
             24+15+13+8 pages
Book No.:    W-91821                Price: $     100.00
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Title:       Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life
             of Robert Feilding II. The Case of Barbara late Dutchess of
             Cleaveland III. The Case of Sir George Downing IV. The Case of
             John Dormer V. The Case of the Lord Roos [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1723.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-77314                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, trials
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Author:      Avins, Alfred (ed.)
Title:       Open Occupancy vs. Forced Housing Under the Fourteenth Amendment:
             A Symposium on Anti-Discrimination Legislation, Freedom of Choice,
             and Property Rights in Housing
Publisher:   Bookmailer, New York, 1963.
Description: The contributions to the Symposium on Anti-Discrimination
             Legislation, Freedom of Choice, and Property Rights in Housing,
             with a foreword by Norman P. Mason, then the Administrator of the
             United States Housing and Home Finance Agency
Condition:   Original printed wraps, 316 pages; the paperbound copy, stating
             that "it is not to be sold", with instructions on purchasing a
             clothbound copy
Book No.:    W-78115                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Discrimination
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Title:       A.H. Carpenter, plaintiff and appellant, vs. W.B. Nutter et al.,
             defendants and respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of
             San Joaquin County before Judge Joseph H. Budd
Publisher:   T.W. Hummel, printer, Stockton, 1898.
Description: Four briefs and transcript on appeal from dismissal of malicious
             prosecution action, affirmed.  Attorneys Carpenter & Flack, A.H.
             Ashley, Nicol & Orr and W.M. Gibson
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, writing on back cover, very good
             copies; 18+5+6+9+7 pages
Book No.:    W-91820                Price: $     125.00
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, 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 calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished,
             else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James
             Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:    W-78040                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three
             Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter
             to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their
             Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:   Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description: Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity,
             including the "most considered summary of his later religious
             ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public
             trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:   b7811mporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else
             quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78111                Price: $     850.00
Category:    poor law, Religion
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Title:       A Subsidy Granted to the King, of Tonnage, and Poundage, and other
             Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported.
             Together with a Book of Rates [with] Rules and Instructions for
             the Tare of Goods & Merchandize [etc.]. Wing E2315 and E923A
Publisher:   Printed by Chr. Barker [and] Printed Anno Dom., London, 1661 &
             1663.
Description: Two rare works marking the evolution of one of the foremost
             constitutional debates of the seventeenth century, as Parliament
             granted Charles II these two important subsidies for his life, in
             contrast to the much circumscribed grants formerly made
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, rebacked, portions of the
             original spine laid down, the Taussig copy; three and two copies
             in ESTC respectively
Book No.:    W-78110                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    international law, maritime law, economics, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Extra Session of the Thirty-Third Session of the Legislature,
             1900 [with] The Statutes of California . . . Passed at the Thirty-
             Fourth Session of the Legislature, 1901
Publisher:   Bancroft-Whitney Co., San Francisco, 1900 & 1901.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, the spine detaching, ex-Law Library City of
             Berkeley, else a clean copy
Book No.:    W-77099                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Author:      Archbold, John Frederick
Title:       Peel's Acts, With The Forms of Indictments, etc. and the Evidence
             Necessary to Support Them [bound with] Henry Cary, The Statute, 9
             Geo. IV. Cap. 31. Relative to Offences Against the Person . . .
             Also the Statute, 9 Geo. 4. Cap. 32 [etc.]
Publisher:   William Benning, Law Bookseller and Publisher [imprints vary],
             London, 1828.
Description: Archbold's admirable and extensive gloss of two of Sir Robert
             Peel's "four most important statutes relating to criminal law",
             coupled with Cary's equally careful treatment of the third; both
             works rare, two copies and one copy in OCLC in the USA
Condition:   Original sheep, the front joint loose, else an attractive example
             of a "circuit binding", enclosing the entire work and fastened
             with a cloth string
Book No.:    W-76297                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, Evidence
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Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Thirty-Third Session of the Legislature, 1899
Publisher:   Bancroft-Whitney Co., San Francisco, 1899.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, reinforced with leather, ex-Law Library, City of
             Berkeley, title crinkled, a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-77098                Price: $      75.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Title:       A Collection of Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1825 & 1826 in
             The Law Journal, Which is a Monthly Publication Sold to Annual
             Subscribers Only [with] Law Tracts, Published in the Years 1828 &
             1829, in The Law Journal [etc.]. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:   Published by J.W. Paget, 5, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London,
             1827 & 1830.
Description: Ten tracts, the first volume devoted largely to trusts and real
             property (including a lengthy analysis of Preston on Estates), the
             second to the law of attorneys and solicitors, including their
             course of study and the books which they should consult
Condition:   Modern 3/4 sheep, a bit strained, some browning and light
             staining, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77097                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:
Title:       Charles S. Howard, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Eleanor B.
             Howard, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court
             of Los Angeles County, tried before Judge D.K. Trask
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co., Print, Los Angeles, 1899.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from divorce decree granted
             husband on ground of desertion, affirmed by Supreme Court.
             Attorneys C.C. McComas and Porter & Sutton. No copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, ink stains and pencil marks,
             veryggood copies; 50+12+6+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91819                Price: $     100.00
Category:    
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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. Fourth
             Edition. Revised . . . and Greatly Enlarged. Cohen 2728
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1852.
Description: The book Story felt his "best law work", an instant classic upon
             which Horace Gray opined Story would lay "his highest claim as a
             jurist"; this edition, by Edmund H. Bennett, relies on the last
             upon which Story wrote, new material added in brackets
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, unevenly darkened, else a good clean
             copy; with the half-title
Book No.:    W-77166                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conflict of laws
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Author:      Robinson, William
Title:       The Magistrate's Pocket-Book; Or, an Epitome of the Duties and
             Practice of a Justice of the Peace, Out of Sessions
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Hunter, Law Bookseller . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1825.
Description: First edition of the most successful work of a notable Middle
             Temple barrister, arranged alphabetically and of sufficient merit
             to lead to an edition subsequently undertaken by John Frederic
             Archbold titled "Dr. Robinson's Magistrate's Pocket-Book"
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, gilt-lettered, a bit dusty and a number of
             early annotations; a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-76364                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace
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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:      Sunstein, Cass R.
Title:       After the Rights Revolution, Reconceiving the Regulatory State
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1990.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a very slightly chipped
             dustjacket
Book No.:    W-77238                Price: $      45.00
Category:    constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Judgment Delivered by Sir Herbert Jenner, in the Prerogative
             Court, Doctors' Commons, On Wednesday, February 20, 1839, in the
             Case of Wood and Others versus Goodlake, Helps, and Others. From
             the Short-hand Notes of Mr. Gurney
Publisher:   Printed by D.M. Walker [etc.], Gloucester, 1839.
Description: The rare judgment ruling against the extraordinary will leaving a
             fortune to William Page Wood's father for his support of Queen
             Caroline, the Privy Council's reversal ultimately leading to
             Wood's becoming Lord Chancellor as Lord Hatherley
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a trace of foxing, else a good
             clean copy, 94 pages; no copy of this separately published first
             edition in OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:    W-76363                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Doctors Commons, Wills, equity
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       A Little Treatise of Baile and Maineprize. Written by E.C. Knight,
             and now Published for a generall good. The Second Edition,
             Corected and enlarged. S.T.C. 5490. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop [etc.],
             London, 1637.
Description: One of only two separate printings of one of Coke's minor works,
             both printed soon after his death, "setting out clearly and
             succinctly the main principles of the law", in Holdsworth's words,
             for those seeking the release of an individual in custody
Condition:   Modern cloth, repairs to three leaves (no text affected), some
             browning and minor staining, else well-margined and quite usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78039                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds
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Title:       R.A. Thomas, Plaintiff vs. The Pacific Beach Company, a
             Corporation, Defendant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San
             Diego County before Judge Geo. Puterbaugh
Publisher:   Stenhouse & Co., Book and job Printers [imprints vary], San Diego,
             1895.
Description: Four briefs and transcript on appeal from a ruling over early
             repayment of a debt for the purchase of a property that was in
             favor of the borrower. Lawyers McDonald & McDonald and Hunsaker &
             Stevens
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 35+5+26+11+12+17
             pages
Book No.:    W-91817                Price: $     150.00
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Author:      Branch, Thomas
Title:       Principia Legis & Aequitatis: Being an Alphabetical Collection of
             Maxims, Principles or Rules, Definitions, and Memorable Sayings in
             Law and Equity. And the Latin Maxims and Rules Translated, by John
             Richardson, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1824.
Description: Final edition of the substantial and successful, alphabetically
             arranged, collection of maxims, numbering over 2,000, which
             "contains more law and more useful matter than any one book of the
             same size which can be put into the hands of the student"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, joints rubbed, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-77237                Price: $     650.00
Category:    maxims, Legal Prints
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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:
Title:       R.H. Shoemaker, Jr., Respondent, vs. David D. Acker, Appellant.
             On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before
             Judge Waldo M. York
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Four briefs and transcript on appeal from judgment for plaintiff
             to recover wages paid to defendant, a gardner who did not report
             to work. Lawyers for parties John D. Pope and Wm. D. Stephens. No
             copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 39+14+16+10+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91816                Price: $     125.00
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Title:       Mary M. Smith, Respondent, vs. Nelson Smith, Appellant. On appeal
             from the Superior Court of ?Los Angeles County
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Four briefs from an appeal of a ruling over a divorce case in
             which Mr. Smith was accused of extreme cruelty and featured, as
             evidence, love letters. Lawyers Isidore B. Dockweiler, J.
             Brousseau and J.G. Rossiter
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good condition; 55+21+6+6 pages
Book No.:    W-91815                Price: $     100.00
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Author:      Paul, G.O.
Title:       Observations on the State of the Glocester Infirmary . . . Offered
             to the Consideration of the Special General Court Held on the 22d
             of November, 1796 [with] [Report of the Court in Response in
             August 1797 and a List of Contributions and Contributors]
Publisher:   Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p.,
             Gloucester?, 1796 & 97.
Description: A rare example of the pioneering work of Paul, "typify[ing] the
             eighteenth-century justice at his best", complementing his efforts
             at prison and lunacy reform as inspired by the works of
             Blackstone, John Howard, and Cesare Beccaria
Condition:   Original printed self wraps, reinforced, 64+11+12 pages, with the
             half-title; two copies of the first, one of the second, in ESTC in
             this country
Book No.:    W-77235                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Health Law
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Author:
Title:       Matthew B. Ogden, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. E.J. Davis and W.A.
             Hayt, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of Riverside County, tried before judge J.S. Noyes
Publisher:   Daily Press Print, Riverside, 1896.
Description: Five briefs and transcript on appeal for a case brought against
             defendants seeking to recover money and foreclosed agricultural
             property. Attorneys Purlington & Adair, Collier & Evans, W.J.
             McIntyre, E.B. Stanton and Caldwell & Duncan
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, slightly worn spine, very good
             copies; 80+16+18+27+24+23 pages
Book No.:    W-91814                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       Contemporary Juristic Theory
Publisher:   The Ward Ritchie Press [for Claremont Colleges], Los Angeles,
             1940.
Description:
Condition:   Original red cloth, gilt, the spine lightly faded, else a very
             good copy, with the remains of the dustjacket flaps laid in
Book No.:    W-76505                Price: $      65.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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Author:      Deazley, Ronan, Martin Kretschmer et al (eds.)
Title:       Privilege and Property, Essays on the History of Copyright
Publisher:   OpenBook Publishers, Cambridge, 2010.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed illustrated yellow wraps, a very good copy; 438
             pages
Book No.:    W-78973                Price: $      25.00
Category:    copyright
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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina,
             Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third
             edition. Cowley 178 (variant) (with "auctior" in the edition
             statement); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.],
             London, 1687.
Description: The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest
             dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon
             sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun
             earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled, panelled vellum blind-tooled and gilt
             lozenges, front joint repaired, some wear and bowing, attractive;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78035                Price: $     850.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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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
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Title:       Review of the 1960 Term: Part I
Publisher:   National Lawyers Guild, New York, 1961.
Description: With contributions by Harry Kalven, Jr. and Roscoe T. Steffen on
             T"The Bar Admission Cases", Laurence R. Sperber on "Redress under
             the Civil Rights Acts", and a Guild Report on "Medical Care for
             the Aged", inter alia
Condition:   The Fall 1961 issue of Law in Transition (The Guild's Quarterly),
             Vol. 21 No. 3, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91812                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Supreme Court
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Author:      Magath, Thomas B. (ed.)
Title:       The Medicolegal Necropsy, A Symposium Held at the Twelfth Annual
             Convention of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists [etc.]
Publisher:   Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1934.
Description:
Condition:   Original green cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91810                Price: $      27.50
Category:    medicine, forensic medicine
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Author:      Yonge, Walter
Title:       A Vade Mecum, or, Table, Containing the Substance of such
             Statutes; Wherein Any one, or more Justices of the Peace are
             inabled to Act . . . Together With an Epitome of Mr. Stamford's
             Pleas of the Crown. The Sixth Edition. Wing Y95 [under "Young"]
Publisher:   Printed for Rich. Best, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1660.
Description: Penultimate edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and
             only early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, its
             first part detailing in double columns offences and penalties,
             with provision for manuscript additions
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the bottom of the spine chipped,
             clasps lacking, yet a good fresh copy, with both the first and
             last blanks
Book No.:    W-77303                Price: $     875.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Title:       De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino
             Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9556; 9559;
             9563; 9566; 9571; 9574; 9577; 9580. Beale R5; R8; R12; R15; R19;
             R22R25; R28. Folio
Publisher:   Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1561-67.
Description: A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases
             for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for
             which we have early separately printed year books, including those
             years in which the Black Death swept over England
Condition:   Modern calf, first leaf strengthened, last leaf quite dusty,
             discreetly ex-York Library, else quite clean with a number of
             annotations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78104                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Keble, Joseph
Title:       An Assistance to Justices of Peace, For the Easier Performance of
             Their Duty. Wing K113A. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins [and two others] For Ch. Harper [etc.],
             London, 1683.
Description: The rarest variant printing of the first edition of the sole work
             devoted to justices of the peace by Keble, the Gray's Inn
             barrister renowned for his "remarkable regime of study",
             complementing both his Reports and his edition of the Statutes
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, a bit rubbed, with a trace of light
             marginal staining, one gathering possibly supplied from another
             copy, else quite usable
Book No.:    W-78031                Price: $     550.00
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Author:
Title:       The Trial Wherein Miss D--v--s [Davis] was Plaintiff, and the Rev.
             Dr. W-l-n [Wilson], Defendant. In an action of Ten Thousand Pounds
             . . . for the Non-Performance of a Marriage-Contract: When the
             Plaintiff . . . recover'd Seven Thousand Pounds Damages
Publisher:   Printed for W. Price near Ludgate [etc.], London, 1747.
Description: The rare account of the trial which set "[t]he largest award on
             record" in a breach of promise suit, as the action became firmly
             established in the common law courts in the mid-18th century,
             displacing the ecclesiastical courts in such cases
Condition:   Modern stabbed marbled wraps, printed paper label, a trifle dusty,
             else a very good, untrimmed copy, 24 pages; six copies in ESTC,
             none in a law library
Book No.:    W-78102                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, women's law, marriage
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Author:      Hunt, Thomas
Title:       The Honours of the Lords Spiritual Asserted: And Their Priviledges
             To Vote in Capital Cases in Parliament Maintained by Reason and
             Precedents. Collected out of the Records of the Tower And the
             Journals of the House of Lords. Wing H3755. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Tho. Braddyll, and are to be Sold by Robert Clavel etc,
             London, 1679.
Description: The first work of Hunt, the Gray's Inn barrister and
             "sophisticated polemicist" who was to gain fame (and be subject to
             arrest for seditious libel) in opposing the divine right of kings
             and believing that unlawful magistrates were rightfully resisted
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, the margins cut
             close, just affecting some page numbers and one catchword and the
             word "Finis"; 32 pages
Book No.:    W-76288                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Religion
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Author:      Hands, William
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Fines and Recoveries in the Court of
             Common Pleas, at Westminster; with Precedents. Third Edition,
             Corrected and Enlarged
Publisher:   Printed by J. Butterworth & Son, Fleet Street [etc.], London,
             1817.
Description: Penultimate edition of Hands' carefully glossed work upon the
             arcane method of securing certainty in land titles, recognized as
             important by both Maitland and Brunner, "giv[ing] (in Holdsworth's
             words) a clear account of the many [legal] formalities"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints cracking but
             firm, the label lacking, a bit of foxing, yet a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-76359                Price: $     350.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Hampson, George Francis
Title:       A Short Treatise Endeavouring to Point Out The Means by Which
             Those Who Accept the Situation of Trustees May Perform Their
             Duties Without Incurring Responsibility
Publisher:   Printed for A. Maxwell, Law Bookseller, Bell-Yard, Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1825.
Description: First edition of an uncommon work, and seemingly the first devoted
             exclusively to the duties and responsibilities (and liabilities)
             of a voluntary trustee at English law, with a particular focus on
             fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and negligence
Condition:   Original printed boards, quite rubbed, the front joint fraying,
             else a very good, fresh, untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-76358                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trusts and estates
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the description, Hystorie, and
             Customes of that Shyre . . . first published in the yeere 1576 and
             now increased and altered after the Authors owne last Copie.
             S.T.C. 15176
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . By Edm. Bollifant, London, 1596.
Description: The received edition of the first English county history,
             "pioneer[ing] the writing of local history" in England, praised as
             based on wide and critical reading and "packed with learned
             information [which] still has great value for the modern world"
Condition:   Modern gilt-panelled crimson morocco, gilt edges, contemporary
             annotations, especially attractive, with the Chadwyck-Healey
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78898                Price: $    3250.00
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Author:      Marvin, J.G.
Title:       Legal Bibliography, or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish,
             and Scotch Law Books, Together With Some Continental Treatises.
             Interspersed with Critical Observations Upon Their Various
             Editions and Authority [etc.]. Cohen 1794
Publisher:   T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, No. 197 Chesnut Street,
             Philadelphia, 1847.
Description: Only edition of the first American work of legal bibliography, for
             many decades "the most comprehensive work of its kind ever
             published in the English language", with over 5,000 entries,
             arranged by author with an elaborate subject matter index
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly faded, private
             ownership stamps on the title, else a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77085                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:      Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:       Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament;
             Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to
             the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c],
             London, 1802.
Description: First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar
             thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are
             enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects,
             including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:   Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and
             a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and
             partly uncut
Book No.:    W-76428                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts
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Title:       An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's
             Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and
             Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act
             to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description: A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts
             to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing
             tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the
             grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:   Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else
             well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in
             England
Book No.:    W-76282                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, colonies, military law
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Author:
Title:       Ventura County, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. F.E. Davis, Defendant
             and Respondent
Publisher:   Free Press Office, Ventura, 1895.
Description:
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Book No.:    W-91809                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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Author:      Dubanksky, Mindell
Title:       The Proper Decoration of Book Covers: The Life and Wrok of Alice
             C. Morse
Publisher:   Grolier Club, New York, 2008.
Description:
Condition:   Original oversized printed and decorated wraps, as new in the
             original plastic wrap
Book No.:    W-91808                Price: $      25.00
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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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Title:       A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Force, Relating to the
             Duties of Excise in England
Publisher:   Printed by Mark Bassett [etc.], London, 1764.
Description: First edition of a rare, vast compendium, seemingly more
             comprehensive than its predecessors, setting forth the legislation
             for England's excise from the reign of James I, arranged
             chronologically, with a summary table, tax rates, and a subject
             index
Condition:   Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, the first and last leaves
             somewhat browned, a very little foxing, else sound; two copies in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-78029                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Commercial Law, taxation
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Author:      Kurutz, Gary F.
Title:       The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The
             First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis
Publisher:   Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2012.
Description:
Condition:   Original 1/4 cloth, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91807                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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Title:       J. Rand Pelton, Plaintiff, vs. San Jacinto Lumber Company, et al.
             Defendant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
             before judge W.H. Clark
Publisher:   Kingsley-Barnes & Neuner Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement in favor of a
             bank which sued a lumber company over nonpayment of a loan.
             Attorneys for parties Wilson & Bulla and Anderson & Anderson
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 18+21+4+5 pages
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       Institutiones Iuris Anglicani, Ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum
             Imperialium compositae & digestae [etc.]
Publisher:   Cura & Impensis Guilielmi Fitzeri, Frankfurt, 1630.
Description: The first reissue of "one of the truly rare books of English legal
             literature", a potential precursor to Bacon and Bentham's plans to
             reform and codify English law, its first edition predating Coke as
             the first English institutionalist legal treatise
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered vellum, marked and unevenly darkened,
             definite browning, yet a sound usable copy
Book No.:    W-76350                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    civil law
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Title:       S. Bachman, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. Frank Cathry, John Doe
             and Richard Doe, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the
             Superior Court of Kern County before judge H.I. Dull
Publisher:   Kern Standard Print, Kern City, 1895.
Description: Transcript on appeal in which two defendants provided fictitous
             names and were absent from trial. The lawsuit was over the value
             of sheep stolen by the defendants. Attorneys for parties T.M.
             McNamara, Walter A. Lamar and J.W. Jameson
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, wear and tear to spine, good copy; 24
             pages
Book No.:    W-91804                Price: $      25.00
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Author:      Brandeis, Louis D.
Title:       The Jewish Problem. How to Solve It. [With an Introduction by
             Oscar I. Janowsky, dated September, 1940, at The College of the
             City of New York]. Mersky p.25 [no copy at Yale]
Publisher:   American Zionist Youth Commission, New York, 1940.
Description: Brandeis' speech given in 1915, "the closest [he] ever came to a
             purely ideological statement of his personal belief in Zionism"
             and his most comprehensive effort on that subject, proposing a
             Jewish homeland and the securing of equality for all Jews
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 17 pages; four
             copies in OCLC, three in this country, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-77151                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Supreme Court, jewish law
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Title:       A.B. Salisbury, Respondent, vs. John Burr, Defendant, and Gregory
             Perkins, Jr., Intervenor Appellants. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of Los Angeles County before Lucien Shaw
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Five briefs and transcript on appeal from court order granting a
             new trial in a case that began over a disagreement in the transfer
             of property and goods. Attorneys for parties Graff & Latham and
             Walter Rose
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, ink stains, very good copies;
             22+16+7+7+5+10 pages
Book No.:    W-91803                Price: $     150.00
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Title:       Report of the Visiting Justices; With Appendixes and Resolutions
             of the Court. House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, January
             Quarter Sessions, 1847
Publisher:   Printed by John Thomas Morris, Aldersgate-Street, London, 1847.
Description: The rare copy of the inspection report for the then "largest
             prison in the Empire", prompted in part by three special matters,
             including commutation of transportation sentences of juvenile
             convicts and the ensuing prospect of overcrowded conditions
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 23 pages; no
             copy in OCLC, COPAC, or the Nineteenth Century Short Title
             Catalogue
Book No.:    W-77150                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace, prisons, Transportation, AUSTRALIA
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Author:      Donahue, Jr., Charles
Title:       Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78962                Price: $      75.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, marriage, canon law
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1594.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower
             margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite
             clean
Book No.:    W-78024                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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Title:       National Carriage Manufacturing Companym Plaintfill and Appellant,
             vs. Story & Isham Commercial Co., a corporation, and Adella B.
             Story, Defendants, Adella B. Story, Defendant and Respondent. On
             appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego County
Publisher:   Press of Gould, Hutton & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement in regards to
             responsibility of unpaid debt after the sale of a company.
             Attorneys for parties Haines & Ward, Works & Works and McDonald &
             McDonald
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 42+20+12+32 pages
Book No.:    W-91802                Price: $     100.00
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence, in the
             Discovery and Punishment of Murder
Publisher:   Sold by S. Hazard . . . J. Marshall . . . R. White [etc.], Bath
             [and] London, 1795.
Description: An uncommon selection from Fielding's highly popular tract,
             vigorously promoted by him and "aptly called [a part of]
             Fielding's 'war against robbery and murder'", originally written
             just after the enactment of the Murder Act of 1752
Condition:   Original self-wraps, the sewing loose, some browning, else well-
             preserved, 12 pages; with the image of a prison and hanged
             prisoner on the title
Book No.:    W-76420                Price: $     350.00
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Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       A Collection of sundry Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in
             the Margent and References to the Book cases and Books of Entries
             and Registers, where they be treated of [etc.]. S.T.C. 9331. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire,
             London, 1640.
Description: Later edition of the first successful attempt to produce a
             critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all
             former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based
             on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the spine hand-lettered "Sundry Statutes",
             rubbed and a bit dusty, else quite clean and desirable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78023                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       Ventura County, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. Henry Clay, Co.
             Treasurer, and C.H. Bradley, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal
             from the Superior Court of Ventury County before judge B.T.
             Williams
Publisher:   People's Advocate Print, Ventura, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement against the
             county of Ventura which claimed the defendant made unlawful
             payments to various individuals. Attorneys for parties H.L. Poplin
             and Blackstock & Ewing
Condition:   Original sew printed wraps, very good copies; 25+16+17 pages
Book No.:    W-91801                Price: $      75.00
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Title:       Phil. Hollenbach & Co., Plaintiff and Respondents, vs. E.C.
             Schnabel, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior
             Court of Los Angeles County before judge Lucien Shaw
Publisher:   Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description: Two briefs and transcript on appeal in a case that started with
             the purchase of a building which included a stock of liqour but no
             license to sell it. Attorneys for parties Graff & Latham and H.
             Bleecker
Condition:   Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 17+8+8 pages
Book No.:    W-91800                Price: $      75.00
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Author:      Halkerston, Peter
Title:       A Treatise on the History, Law, and Privileges of the Palace and
             Sanctuary of Holyroodhouse [etc.]
Publisher:   MacLachlan and Stewart, 62, South Bridge [etc.], Edinburgh, 1831.
Description: Only edition of the work written by the lawyer who served as the
             bailie of the Abbey, founded in 1128 (its palace still the
             residence of Queen Elizabeth II one week a year), appearing when
             its sanctuary remained important for debtors
Condition:   Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, a very good clean copy,
             with the bookplate of Hew Dalrymple on the front pastedown
Book No.:    W-77220                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Religion
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       The Interpreter, Containing the genuine Signification of such
             obscure Words and Terms Used either in the Common or Statute Lawes
             of This Realm [etc.]. The Second Edition by Thomas Manley of the
             Middle-Temple. Cowley 175; Wing C6646. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq. [etc.], London,
             1684.
Description: Manley's final edition of Cowell's highly regarded law dictionary,
             the first entirely in English (first published in 1607) and, in
             Professor Coquillette's words, "the most intellectually exciting
             and controversial law dictionary ever published"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed and scraped, the first
             blank, title, and following leaf just frayed at the lower margin,
             else a sound copy
Book No.:    W-78021                Price: $     450.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Colquhoun, Patrick
Title:       A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of
             the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By which Public and Private
             Property and Security are . . . injured and endangered: and
             Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by H. Baldwin and Son . . . for Joseph Mawman [etc.],
             London, 1800.
Description: The penultimate, much enlarged edition of Colquhoun's pioneering
             treatise, "a major work of permanent value [and] the first in the
             English language . . . on the subject of police", leading to the
             establishment of London's professional police force
Condition:   Modern 1/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, light browning, else
             a very good copy; the variant first printing with the colophon at
             index end only
Book No.:    W-77078                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, FRANCE, Police, London
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Author:      Berman, Edward
Title:       The Massachusetts System of Savings-Bank Life Insurance. Bulletin
             No. 615
Publisher:   Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor,
             Washington, 1935.
Description: The elaborate report of the life insurance reform initiated by
             Louis Brandeis as a young Boston lawyer, one "that always remained
             closest to his heart"; its later expansion into a work published
             in 1936 Brandeis called "a thrilling book"
Condition:   Original printed green wraps, ex-Library of Congress duplicate,
             else a very good copy; 113 pages
Book No.:    W-76275                Price: $     125.00
Category:    insurance law, Supreme Court
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Author:      Haskins, George Lee and Herbert A. Johnson
Title:       Foundations of Power: John Marshall, 1801-15, Volume II [of The
             Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, History of the Supreme Court of the
             United States]
Publisher:   MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1981.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, a very good copy of the first edition
Book No.:    W-77149                Price: $     175.00
Category:    Supreme Court
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Author:      Brome, Alexander (comp.)
Title:       Rump: Or an Exact Collection Of the Choycest Poems and Songs
             Relating to the Late Times. By the most Eminent Wits, from Anno
             1639 to Anno 1661 [with] Rump Songs. The Second Part. Wing B4851
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Brome . . . and Henry Marsh [etc.], London,
             1662.
Description: The much expanded edition of 'Ratts Rhimed to Death', over two
             hundred poems collected by Alexander Brome, the lawyer and poet,
             canvassing with much humor (lawyers among the targets), and often
             salaciously, the two preceding tumultuous decades
Condition:   Modern calf, all edges gilt, the front hinge loose, without the
             engraved frontispiece; the Fairfax of Cameron copy
Book No.:    W-76347                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Poetry, Music, humor
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Author:
Title:       The Decisions of the English Judges, During the Usurpation, From
             the Year 1655, to his Majesty's Restoration, and the sitting down
             of the Session in June 1661. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1762.
Description: Among the earliest reports of the Court of Session, the supreme
             Scottish civil court, preceded in their coverage only by those of
             Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, based on a anonymous manuscript
             located in the library of the Faculty of Advocates
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but
             firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76346                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Clementson, George B.
Title:       The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen, With Table of
             Contents and List of Cases
Publisher:   Callaghan & Co., Chicago, 1895.
Description: Original edition of the first legal treatise devoted to cycling
             and bicyclists (or "wheelmen", as they were then called), written
             by a Wisconsin lawyer seeking to define with some care and
             precision cyclists' evolving rights and liabilities
Condition:   Original yellow cloth, rubbed, front hinge cracking but sound,
             inartful gift inscription on the first blank, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76272                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Law of Bicyclists
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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:      Ralston, Jackson H.
Title:       International Arbitration from Athens to Locarno
Publisher:   Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1929.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed and faded, else a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-77073                Price: $      85.00
Category:    international law, arbitration
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Author:
Title:       A Short and True Relation concerning the Soap-busines. Containing
             the severall Patents, Proclamations, Orders, whereby the
             Soapemakers of London . . . were damnified, by the Gentlemen that
             were the Patentees for Soape at Westminster [etc.]. Wing S3555
Publisher:   Printed for Nicholas Boure at . . . the Royall Exchange, London,
             1641.
Description: Part of the great outcry against monopolies and patents granted by
             the Crown, here applied to a new method of manufacturing soap,
             inflating its price to the public, and ultimately contributing to
             the patents' dismantling by the Long Parliament
Condition:   Modern gilt lettered calf, definite browning, the joints rubbed
             and the front joint just cracking, but firm, without the final
             blank; a good copy
Book No.:    W-77145                Price: $     850.00
Category:    patents
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Author:      Huebner, Rudolf
Title:       A History of Germanic Private Law. Translated by Francis S.
             Philbrick. With an Editorial Preface by Ernest G. Lorenzen and
             Introductions by Paul Vinogradoff and William E. Walz [The
             Continental Legal History Series, Volume IV]
Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1918.
Description: Original edition of the English translation of Heubner's principal
             work, first appearing in 1908 and praised as providing a "great
             historical sweep . . . survey[ing] the development of Germanic
             private law through the course of twenty centuries"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, rubbed, front hinge cracking, else a
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77072                Price: $      85.00
Category:    EUROPE, GERMANY
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Author:      Jenkins, David
Title:       Eight Centuries of Reports: or, Eight Hundred Cases Solemnly
             Adjudged in the Exchequer-Chamber, or, Upon Writs of Error.
             Publish'd Originally in French and Latin . . . Now carefully
             Translated, with the Addition of many Thousand References [etc.].
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1734.
Description: First edition in English of Judge Jenkins' Reports, by far
             spanning a greater time period than any other reports (from the
             13th through the 17th centuries), with a case dating to 1220,
             significantly earlier than the earliest printed Year Book case
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, occasional very light
             foxing and browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78019                Price: $     850.00
Category:    taxation, reports of cases
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Title:       Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and
             Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 .
             . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book
             of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description: The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the
             reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of
             Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660
             Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint
             cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act,
             on land-tax
Book No.:    W-77071                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, economics
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present
             Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI
             [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5,
             9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:   T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description: The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry
             VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and
             Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving
             the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:   Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the
             Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature
             (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78956                Price: $    4750.00
Category:    Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
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Author:      Higgs, Joseph
Title:       A Guide to Justices; Or Modern English Precedents, for the
             Direction of Justices of Peace and their Clerks, In making out
             Warrants, Mittimus's, Recognizances, Supersedeas's, Affidavits,
             Informations,  . . Not being in any Book Extant [etc.]. Third
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Wirt [and three others],
             London, 1750.
Description: The rare final edition of Higgs' work, arranged alphabetically,
             with the forms and text intermixed, based on his several decades
             as Clerk of the Peace in Gloucestershire, with an emphasis on
             excise, game, poor, and tithes; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed and strained, the joints just
             cracking but firm, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77216                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Hooker, Richard
Title:       Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes
             of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and
             13712.5
Publisher:   Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], London,
             1593 & 1597.
Description: First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work,
             examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus
             in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given
             its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance"
Condition:   Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some staining, lacking two
             leaves, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else
             crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78882                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:
Title:       In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established
             from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of
             the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraine lorde
             king Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301; Beale S27
Publisher:   In officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1543.
Description: First printing of the first edition of the statutes of the realm
             commencing with Magna Carta to be rendered into English, playing a
             significant part in the 'Englishing' of English law (previously in
             Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, remains of clasps,
             very minor worming, else exceptionally bright and clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78881                Price: $   10500.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops
Publisher:   SDX Joint Publishing Company, Beijing, 1999.
Description: First mainland China edition of a special work which, though its
             text is in Chinese, affords a view of Western bookshops through
             its color photography that is umatched in any language, with an
             emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 167 pages
Book No.:    W-77141                Price: $      30.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops [Second Edition]
Publisher:   The Earth Geographic Publishing & Technology Co., Taipei, 2002.
Description: The expanded edition of a special work first appearing in 1997
             and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western
             bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any
             language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, as new; 253 pages
Book No.:    W-77140                Price: $      30.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later
             Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two
             Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704
Publisher:   Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1847.
Description: First American edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, 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:   Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt,
             crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-78012                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    pleading, criminal law
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Author:      Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:       An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government
             of England, From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen
             Elizabeth. With A Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments .
             . . from some Manuscript Notes of John Selden. Wing S2428
Publisher:   Printed for John Starkey [etc.], London, 1689.
Description: The work establishing the reputation of Bacon, the half-brother of
             Francis Bacon, probably based on notes collected by John Selden,
             highly influential and "argu[ing] with unrelenting force an anti-
             royalist ideology of enormous political power"
Condition:   Contemporary speckled, panelled calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed
             and scraped and some browning, mainly lightish, else a very good
             crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77069                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Williams, T.W.
Title:       A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance
             and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna
             Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh
             Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.],
             London, 1787.
Description: The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great
             Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and
             undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings
             and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some
             staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the
             half title and errata
Book No.:    W-77068                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:      Smyth, John H.
Title:       The Law of Homestead and Exemptions
Publisher:   Sumner Whitney & Co., San Francisco, 1875.
Description:
Condition:   Later black cloth, gilt, some foxing, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-76193                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:
Title:       The Tryal of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Before the
             Peers in Westminster-Hall, on Thursday the 4th of April 1678. Wing
             T2209. Folio
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1679.
Description: A fine example of the peculiarities of English law, the Earl,
             indicted for murder, claiming his right to be tried by his peers
             in the House of Lords, is there convicted of manslaughter only,
             and so invokes his privilege of peerage and is discharged
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, re-sewn and repaired, ink squiggles,
             notations and markings on the title, else a good clean copy; no
             copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76192                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, House of Lords, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Instructions for Establishing Friendly Institutions upon the
             Improved Principle, and in Conformity with the Act. Second Edition
Publisher:   Published by W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, London, 1830.
Description: A rare part of the highly laudable mutual assurance working class
             movement, setting forth in admirable detail how to form a friendly
             society, including securing judicial approvals required by the
             recently enacted statute, 10 Geo. IV c.5 (1829)
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, a trifle worn, but a good copy; 15
             pages, with the folding table following the text; no copy in OCLC
             outside Great Britain
Book No.:    W-77139                Price: $     250.00
Category:    
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Author:      Hunter, Joseph (comp.)
Title:       Three Catalogues; Describing the Contents of the Red Book of the
             Exchequer, of the Dodsworth Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library,
             and of the Manuscripts in the Library of the Honourable Society of
             Lincoln's Inn
Publisher:   Pickering, Chancery Lane, London, 1838.
Description: The separate, enlarged publication of the three catalogues
             originally prepared under the direction of the Record Commission,
             concluding with the portion devoted to the manuscripts of
             Lincoln's Inn, including those of Matthew Hale and Serjeant
             Maynard
Condition:   Modern blue cloth, gilt-lettered, light browning, else a very good
             copy; one of 150 copies printed, 100 intended for public sale
Book No.:    W-77065                Price: $     650.00
Category:    libraries, Manuscripts
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Author:      Goebel, Jr., et al (eds.), Julius
Title:       The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton, Documents and Commentary.
             Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1964-81.
Description: The highly praised edition of Hamilton's miraculously surviving
             law papers, printing for the first time his treatise on New York
             practice, his law register and cashbook, and providing us with
             eye-opening glimpses of his practice, civil and criminal
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good set in slightly worn dustjackets
Book No.:    W-77137                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:      Graham, James
Title:       A Compendium of the Laws . . . For Regulating and Restricting the
             Importation, Exportation, and Consumption of Foreign Corn, from
             the Year 1660 . . . Presenting a Complete View of the Corn Trade
             of Great Britain [etc.]. Goldsmith 27914
Publisher:   Printed for James Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1833.
Description: The rare final version of the able analysis attributed to Sir
             James Graham, part of the great debate over the repeal of the Corn
             Laws, providing their legal and economic background from the first
             law of 1660 and from import/export statistics of 1697
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, else a very good copy, 71 pages
             (also reissued in 1837); one copy in OCLC, none in North America
Book No.:    W-76408                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops. Third Edition
Publisher:   In Chinese], Taiwan?], 2007.
Description: The third edition of a special work first appearing in 1997 and,
             though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western
             bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any
             language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket, with the
             errata slip and several post cards laid in; copy 063 of 1,000
             inscribed by the author
Book No.:    W-76262                Price: $      60.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:
Title:       The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread
             Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third
             Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II
             [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-
             49.
Description: An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades
             leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope,
             Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the
             sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but
             holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on
             the front pastedown
Book No.:    W-76407                Price: $    1200.00
Category:    Acts, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other
             Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America,
             towards further defraying the Expences of defending, protecting,
             and securing the same [5 Geo III c.12] [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Mark Baskett [etc.], London, 1765.
Description: The first (and the official) printing of the Stamp Act, calling
             forth the iconic objections of the colonies, leading to a
             coalesced Sons of Liberty, a decade of debate, and, ultimately,
             the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the sewing loose, else a very
             good, untrimmed copy preserved in a modern folding case; title +
             279-310 pages
Book No.:    W-76260                Price: $   11500.00
Category:    American Revolution, colonies, Acts, Parliament
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Author:      Ackerman, Bruce
Title:       We the People. Volume one, Foundations
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1991.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-77207                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Supreme Court, constitutional law
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Author:      Caesar, Julius
Title:       The Ancient State, Authoritie, and Proceedings of the Court of
             Requests. 2. Octob. 1596. S.T.C. 4341. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by the deputies of C. Barker, London, 1597.
Description: Only edition of the principal work of the most prominent civil
             lawyer of his generation, his "learned historical essay" (in Sir
             John Baker's words), part of the long struggle between the common
             lawyers, Coke first among them, and the civilians
Condition:   Modern calf, some staining mainly to the upper margin, cut
             somewhat close, catchwords occasionally affected (legibility
             maintained); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78873                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Sutton, Robert
Title:       A Complete Guide to Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers, Being a
             Methodical Arrangement of the Whole Law . . . Respecting the
             Taking or Letting of Lands, Houses, or Apartments . . . Notices to
             quit; Ejecting . . . Distress for Rent [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Stratford, Crown-Court, Temple-Bar [etc.], London,
             1802.
Description: A rare edition of Sutton's comprehensive, highly popular treatise,
             with at least seven editions between 1797 and 1810, some 3/4's of
             the populace then said to be landlords, tenants or lodgers; this
             edition not located in either COPAC or OCLC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light tanning, else a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77133                Price: $     450.00
Category:    landlord and tenant
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Author:      Stephenson, Andrew
Title:       A History of Roman Law, With a Commentary on the Institutes of
             Gaius and Justinian
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1912.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, rubbed, the spine somewhat dull, else a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-78945                Price: $     150.00
Category:    roman law
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Author:      Wallis, Ralph
Title:       More News from Rome or Magna Charta, Discoursed of between a Poor
             Man & his Wife . . . An Assertion of Dr. William Warmstrey . . .
             wherein he affirmeth, that It is a lesser sin for a man to kill
             his Father, than to refrain coming to the Divine Service
Publisher:   for the Author, for the only benefit of his Wife and Children,
             London, 1666.
Description: One of the few surviving works of Wallis, the radical protestant
             called the Cobbler of Gloucester, invoking Magna Charta as part of
             his vituperative attack on the Church of England and "the
             scandalous and shameful conduct of Anglican clergyman"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and
             the margins cut close, but clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78007                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Magna Carta, Religion, Radicals
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Author:      Cunningham, Timothy
Title:       The Practice of a Justice of Peace: Containing the Statutes which
             give Jurisdiction to that Magistrate. With a Greater Variety of
             Precedents formed upon the Words of the Acts of Parliament than in
             any other Book extant [etc.]. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Richardson and C. Lintot. . .for W. Owen [etc.],
             London, 1762.
Description: First edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple
             barrister and antiquary, his works elsewhere praised by
             Holdsworth, arranged by subject, providing both applicable
             statutory authority followed by appropriate precedents, often
             glossed
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracking but firm, one label
             chipped, else quite clean, with the bookplates of Ralph Bates
             dated 1787; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78871                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       Deed of Settlement of the Northamptonshire Union Bank, Established
             under the Authority of an Act of Parliament . . . To Which Is
             Appended an Abstract of the Act. Capital, 537,500 [pounds
             sterling] in 21,500 Shares [etc.]
Publisher:   T.E. Dicey, Mercury Office, Northampton, 1880?.
Description: The rare work setting forth the settlement deed establishing the
             bank in 1836, reconstructing the private banking business of John
             and Samuel Percival, following the enactment of the act (7 Geo IV
             c.46) regulating banking copartnerships in England
Condition:   Original pebbled cloth, somewhat worn and spotted and a bit
             strained, but a good clean copy; one copy in OCLC and COPAC only,
             with a different collation
Book No.:    W-77131                Price: $     250.00
Category:    banks
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Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in
             their Natural Order, according to Common Use. Seventh Edition
             [bound with] Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of
             England. Fourth Edition [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by E. and R. Nutt, London,
             1745 & 1734.
Description: A later edition of the principal work examining English law
             between Finch and Blackstone, with the last edition of Wood's
             "Thoughts" in which he "made a strong plea for the inclusion of
             the common law into the curriculum at Oxford and Cambridge"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding,
             clean and well-margined; no copy of these two works together
             recorded after 1734
Book No.:    W-78006                Price: $     650.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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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:      Amos, Sheldon
Title:       The Science of Law
Publisher:   Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, and 12 Paternoster Row, London,
             1874.
Description: First English edition of Amos's most successful work, written
             while he was Professor of Jurisprudence in University College,
             London, the chair held by Austin, whose influence with that of
             Bentham is evident throughout
Condition:   Original red decorated cloth, the spine somewhat darkened and its
             top taped, else a very good copy; The International Scientific
             Series Volume X
Book No.:    W-78943                Price: $      35.00
Category:    jurisprudence, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, philosophy of law
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Author:
Title:       Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statuorum]. S.T.C.
             9514; Duff 376; Beale S40; Cowley 3
Publisher:   Explicit abbreuiamentum statutorum Impressum per Ricardum Pynson,
             London, 1499.
Description: Second edition of the first abridgment of the English statutes, "a
             great improvement on the 1481 edition", the first to be printed by
             Pynson and one of only two statutory abridgments of English law
             (the other the 1481 edition) printed before 1500
Condition:   Later 1/4 calf, rubbed, light browning, a few leaves darkened,
             Signet Library gilt crests and Eric Sexton bookplates; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78942                Price: $   35000.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:      Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:       My Love Affair with Bookshops. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Vista Publishing, Taipei, 2013.
Description: The fourth and updated edition of a special work first appearing
             in 1997 and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of
             Western bookshops through its color photography that is umatched
             in any language, emphasising the eccentric and charming
Condition:   Original printed wraps, new, the first Taipei paperback printing
Book No.:    W-78003                Price: $      30.00
Category:    Bibliography, CHINA
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Author:      Banner, Richard
Title:       A Treatise of Simony. Wherein is enquired, How far the Practice of
             Buying and Selling of Presentations, so common in this Kingdom,
             may come under the Notion of it [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for John Watts in Bow-street, Covent Garden, London, 1716.
Description: A rare tract condemning simony (the form of ecclesiastical
             corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), relying on
             Coke, Gibson, and Lyndwood, inter alia, and associating simony
             with both perjury and breach of trust; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, resewn and repaired, lightish staining and
             pencil underlining, margins cut close (legibility preserved), else
             a good copy; 42 pp
Book No.:    W-76188                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Religion
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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:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample
             margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78799                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity
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Author:
Title:       Trial of Lieutenant General Sir John Murray, Bart. by a General
             Court Martial Held at Winchester, On Monday the 16th of January,
             1815, and continued by Adjournment, till Monday the 6th of
             February, 1815. Taken in Short Hand By Mr. W.B. Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London, 1815.
Description: One of the most debated English court-martials, Murray acquitted
             on all charges save one (which was dispensed with), though Sir
             John Fortescue writing that Murray "must be pilloried . . .
             without mercy as a cowardly and dishonourable man"
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, light browning,
             else a very good copy, with a two-page manuscript index and the
             folding frontispiece
Book No.:    W-77057                Price: $     450.00
Category:    courts martial
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Author:      Lloyd, Lodowick
Title:       A Briefe Conference of Divers Lawes: Diuided into Certaine
             Regiments. By Lodowick Lloyd Esquier, one of her Maiesties
             Serieants at Armes [etc.]. S.T.C. 16616. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Creede, London, 1602.
Description: Only edition of an early work devoted to comparative law, written
             by "a conspicuous figure at [Elizabeth's] Court", a series of
             "regiments" or chapters devoted to the moral conduct and legal
             norms of the ancient Hebrews and the classical world
Condition:   Modern calf, small hole in one leaf (legibility preserved), some
             lightish staining and browning, else crisp and well-preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78869                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Comparative Law, jewish law, GREECE, ancient law
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Author:      Tietjen, Randall (ed.)
Title:       In the Clutches of the Law, Clarence Darrow's Letters
Publisher:   University of California Press, Berkeley, 2013.
Description: More than 500 letters brought together over twenty years,
             meticulously edited and glossed, and destined to materially change
             our views of Darrow, in the words of Michael Tigar--"one of the
             three best books on Clarence Darrow ever published"
Condition:   Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Lyttelton tenures in Englyshhe. S.T.C. 15761.8; not in Beale
Publisher:   Imprynted at London: in Fletestrete, by me Robert Redman [etc.],
             London, 1540?.
Description: Among the earliest printings of Littleton in English (preceded by
             seven other printings in English, two untraced), the work which
             Maitland called a "lucid and classical book", this edition the
             final Redman printing and itself rare, two copies in STC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, heads by Martin Dature (Oldham HM11), endpapers
             from the 1st ed of Doctor and Student, two leaves torn with loss;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78868                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Beck, Theodric Romeyn
Title:       Elements of Medical Jurisprudence. Second Edition, with Notes, and
             an Appendix of Original Cases and the Latest Discoveries. By
             William Dunlop
Publisher:   Printed for John Anderson, Medical Bookseller [etc.], London,
             1825.
Description: The first English edition of Beck's most important work, "the
             first authoritative book on medical jurisprudence published in the
             United States", reaching a twelfth edition later in the century--
             "remarkably comprehensive [and] clearly . . . written"
Condition:   ?Contemporary boards, an early rebacking in morocco, quite rubbed,
             but a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76253                Price: $     250.00
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Author:      Lambard, William
Title:       Eirenarcha: Or of The Office of the Justices of Peace [etc.]
             [bound with] The Dueties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen,
             and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace [etc.]. S.T.C.
             15169 and 15152; Beale T395 and T386
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description: The last sixteenth century editions (and the last to appear during
             Lambarde's lifetime) of the pre-eminent early works on justices of
             the peace and other inferior local officials, the fruits of
             Lambarde's experience in the former capacity
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, somewhat rubbed, else well-
             preserved and especially crisp; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78793                Price: $    2500.00
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Author:      Swinburne, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts: Wherein All the
             Questions relating to that Subject are ingeniously Debated and
             Resolved. Wing S6260. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by S. Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.],
             London, 1686.
Description: First edition of the first work on the English law of marriage,
             and one of Swinburne's two major works, written (in J.H. Baker's
             words) in "a felicitous informal style [contributing to] a
             reputation plac[ing] him in the ranks of the famous"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, very light browning, else
             quite crisp, with the bookplate of Charles Hedges dated 1702; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78939                Price: $    1850.00
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Author:      Brown, Josiah
Title:       A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as
             relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time.
             Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.],
             London, 1793.
Description: Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge
             all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut
             short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A";
             this copy with an index found in no copy located online
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library,
             light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in
             ESTC, neither in the USA
Book No.:    W-76324                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, Abridgements
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement. Three Volumes [complete] [with the ?Wyer
             setting of the title page of volume 3]. S.T.C. 10954; Cowley 6;
             Beale R456, R458, and R459. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Rastell and Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1516.
Description: The magisterial first edition of "the decisive book--the book that
             'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes
             in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval
             case law, including those cases otherwise lost
Condition:   Modern calf, the first title with the woodcut and text only, small
             loss on its verso, some dampstaining and strengthened margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77990                Price: $   35000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:
Title:       The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex,
             Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the
             Authorities of Law. Compare Eller 231 [citing an unseen variant of
             48 pages, our copy the 44 page printing]; Laeuchli 539 [this
             variant]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand,
             London, 1769.
Description: Part of the Wilkes controversy, invoking the common law as the
             source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, the
             "substantial work [which] has been credited to Jeremiah Dyson
             [and] Blackstone", its author now thought to be Owen Ruffhead
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, light browning, the
             margins cut somewhat close (no text affected), without the half
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78792                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Articuli ad Narrationes Novas Pertim[entes] [sic] Formati. S.T.C.
             818; Beale T117
Publisher:   In aedibvs Roberti Redman, London, 1539.
Description: A rare edition of the medieval tract glossing and complementing
             both Natura Brevium and Novae Narrationes, all works central to
             early pleading and practice in the royal courts, this the final
             edition printed by Redman; six copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, very light browning, one small marginal
             wormhole, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78864                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    pleading
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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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Author:      Posner, Richard A.
Title:       Economic Analysis of Law. Second Edition, Third Printing
Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1977.
Description: The first revision of Judge Posner's pathbreaking work, now in its
             sixth edition, of which he recently observed "after my book was
             published, its [the law and economics movement] existence could
             not be denied, though it could be deplored"
Condition:   Original orange cloth, a few speckles on the front board, else a
             very good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77124                Price: $      45.00
Category:    economics
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Author:      Bentham, Jeremy
Title:       Chrestomathia: Being a Collection of Papers, Explanatory of the
             Design of an Institution, Proposed to Be Set on Foot . . . for the
             Extension of the New System of Instruction to the Higher Branches
             of Learning [etc.] [Part I]. Chou C1(2)
Publisher:   Printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss . . . and R. Hunter [etc.],
             London, 1816.
Description: First published edition of the first part of Bentham's sole work
             on education, ambitiously proposing extending suitable secondary
             education to the "middling classes" and ultimately influencing
             Bentham's ideas as embodied in his 'Constitutional Code'
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed boards, printed paper label, some browning and
             staining, moreso to the fore-margin, else a crisp copy; with the
             two folding tables
Book No.:    W-77051                Price: $     950.00
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Author:      Trusler, John
Title:       A Summary of the Constitutional Law of England, Being an
             Abridgement of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knt,
             One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Not in
             Eller; Laeuchli 123
Publisher:   W. Sleater, No. 28, and W. Colles, No. 17, Dame-street, Dublin,
             1790.
Description: The only Irish edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone, the
             earliest of three abridgments to appear in the 18th century,
             designed "to make Blackstone's Commentaries useful to all Classes
             of People"; uncommon, three copies in ESTC in the USA
Condition:   Modern 1/4 leather over boards, somewhat rubbed and chafed, some
             browning, but sound, with the advertising leaf preceding the
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78935                Price: $     950.00
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       Lex Mercatoria: Or, the Merchant's Companion. Containing all the
             Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize . . . Privateers, Piracy
             . . . With An Introduction, setting forth the Laws of Nature and
             of Nations, Dominion of the Sea [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description: The final, expanded edition of the first general treatise devoted
             to the law merchant to be written by a common law lawyer, adding a
             chapter on the sea laws of Oleron and Rhodes and another as a
             dictionary devoted to law and mercantile terms
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite clean and
             well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78934                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    Commercial Law, international law, natural law, law of piracy
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Author:      Taylor, Paul S.
Title:       Communist Strategy and Tactics of Employing Peasant
             Dissatisfaction over Conditions of Land Tenure for Revolutionary
             Ends in Vietnam (A Study . . . for the Foreign Operations and
             Government Information Subcommittee)
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1970.
Description: A fitting part of Taylor's lifelong goal of land reform, whether
             in this country (with his wife, Dorothea Lange) or in the third
             world, here providing a cautionary historical survey of Communist
             efforts to use land reform for revolutionary purposes
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, some browning, else a very good
             copy; 28 pages
Book No.:    W-78860                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Vietnam, Radicals, Real Property
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Author:      Greenleaf, Simon
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Volume I. Cohen 5059 [A second
             volume was published in 1846, and a third volume in 1853]
Publisher:   Charles C. Little & James Brown [etc.], Boston, 1842.
Description: First edition of the first volume of Greenleaf's seminal treatise,
             grouped by Roscoe Pound with the great early American legal texts
             "as a significant force in our legal development", becoming the
             pre-eminent American work on evidence until Wigmore
Condition:   Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, scraped and quite
             rubbed, front joint starting but firm, some very light foxing,
             else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-78932                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Evidence, Evidence
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Author:      Tur, Richard and William Twining (eds.)
Title:       Essays on Kelsen
Publisher:   Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat faded dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78931                Price: $      55.00
Category:    biography, philosophy of law
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Third Part of the Institutes Of the Laws of England:
             Concerning High Treason, and other Pleas of the Crown, and
             Criminall causes [bound with] The Fourth Part of the Institutes .
             . . Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts. Wing C4961 and C4930.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed at London by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman,
             London, 1648.
Description: Second editions of both parts, in which Coke first examines
             exhaustively and with a comprehensiveness not previously attained
             the criminal law of England, and then the English law courts,
             including Star Chamber, King's Bench, and Chancery, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled calf, ?later label lacking, rubbed, but
             very good copies, with both portraits before the titles
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Author:      Purves, J.A.
Title:       The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions.  To which is
             Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall,
             Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher
Publisher:   Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.],
             London, 1737.
Description: Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform
             (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes'
             contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the
             Underworld before which the law is found wanting
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm,
             clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78789                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:
Title:       In the Parliament Haldin and begun at Edinburgh . . . Thir Lawis,
             Statutis, and Constitutiounis, ar deuisit, ordanit, and concludit,
             be the richt Excellent, richt heich and Michty Prince, James the
             Sext [etc.]. S.T.C. 21885. Folio
Publisher:   Imprentit at Edinburgh, be Henrie Charteris, Edinburgh, 1582.
Description: The sole contemporary report of the proceedings of the Parliament
             held during the tumultuous period when there "was much intrigue in
             Scotland" and the prospect of Mary's restoration to the throne,
             leading up to the Ruthven Raid and James' capture
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some browning and
             definite marginal worming, the sense of the text not affected; a
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-76174                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:       An Historical Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of
             England . . . From the first Times till the Reigne of Edward the
             third [with] A Continuation . . . Until the end of the Reign of
             Queen Elizabeth. ?ESTC R473664 [not R8530 or R10585]
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Walbancke at Grays-Inn-Gate [imprints vary],
             London, 1647 & 1651.
Description: A possibly unique printing of the work establishing the reputation
             of Bacon, Francis Bacon's half-brother, the constitutional history
             of England whose early publication was suppressed, leading to the
             still disputed claim of Selden's association
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, the rear joint cracking but
             firm, else a good copy, with the bookplate of John Francis Neylan;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78788                Price: $    1500.00
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon],
             London, 1583.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired
             (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy
             (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:    W-77985                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312;
             Beale S64
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij,
             London, 1574.
Description: An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions
             to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and
             of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous
             efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed
             but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78787                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in
             their Natural Order, according to Common Use . . . To which is
             prefixed, Some Thoughts concerning the Study of the Laws of
             England, &c. by the same Author. Fourth and Third Editions. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.] [imprints vary],
             London, 1728.
Description: A rare variant edition of Wood's treatise, the principal work
             examining English law between Finch and Blackstone, with his
             "Thoughts" in which he "made a strong plea for the inclusion of
             the common law into the curriculum at Oxford and Cambridge"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat worn and marked, else quite
             clean and well-preserved; six copies in ESTC, including this, the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77983                Price: $     750.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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Author:      Saint German, Christopher
Title:       The Fyrste dyaloge in Englysshe with new addycyons. Beale T464;
             S.T.C. 21562
Publisher:   Impryntyd by me Robert Wyer . . . in saynt Martyns parysshe [etc],
             London, 1531.
Description: The first issuance of the second version in English of the first
             dialogue of Saint German's famed treatise on English equity
             (differing from the first version of the previous year) both
             serving as principal bases for the modern scholarly translation
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, title slightly darkened with skilful repair,
             minor worming, light marginal staining, occasional early
             notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78785                Price: $   10500.00
Category:    equity
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Author:
Title:       An Ordinance of Parliament, Concerning The Subsidie of Tonnage and
             Poundage [and ten other contemporary acts and related works on
             tonnage and poundage] [a complete list gladly provided]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Badger [etc.] [imprints vary], London, 1642-47.
Description: Eleven works, all but one rare, evidencing one of the foremost
             constitutional debates of the 17th century, as Parliament
             continued to circumscribe closely these two important subsidies to
             Charles I, not to be resolved finally until the Restoratation
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, the margins cut close
             with some loss in the first work, legibility elsewhere preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78784                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Phillimore, Joseph (ed.)
Title:       Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Arches and
             Prerogative Courts of Canterbury, and in the High Court of
             Delegates: Containing the Judgments of the Right Hon. Sir George
             Lee [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Saunders and Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43, Fleet Street,
             London, 1833-32.
Description: George Cruikshank's set of the only reports of an advocate of
             Doctors Commons to be printed, taken from the years when Lee was
             its President, with Cruikshank's bold ownership signatures and an
             original light pencil sketch said to be his in volume one
Condition:   Later 3/4 crimson morocco over cloth boards, somewhat rubbed, else
             a clean and appealing set
Book No.:    W-76242                Price: $     850.00
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       Social and Economic Problems of the Law. Setaro 159
Publisher:   American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia,
             1928.
Description: Dean Pound's contribution to the issue of The Annals entitled
             "Progress in the Law", that issue devoted to "a discussion of some
             of the tendencies . . . to adapt law to the changing conditions of
             our modern social and economic life"
Condition:   Original printed stapled self wraps, reprinted from the Academy's
             "The Annals" Publication No. 2119, nine pages; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78856                Price: $      65.00
Category:    economics, legal reform, law and sociology
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Author:
Title:       The Ordinary of Newgate's Account of the Behaviour, Confession,
             and Dying Words, of the Twelve Malefactors Who were executed at
             Tyburn . . . Being the Third Execution in the Mayoralty of the
             Right Honble John Blatchford . . . Number VI. For the said Year
Publisher:   Printed for, and sold by T. Parker [and] C. Corbett [etc.],
             London, 1750.
Description: Part of a series which has recently been described as an
             "inestimable source of knowledge [and] dramatic truth . . .
             [n]othing like them has been published before or since", rich in
             biographical and descriptive material of London's criminal classes
Condition:   Original self stabbed wraps, untrimmed, quite worn, the last leaf
             loose, a fragile but usable survival, title plus pages 83-106; one
             copy in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77043                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland,
             as Administered in England and America; with Occasional
             Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of
             Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2556
Publisher:   Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1847.
Description: The received edition of the commentary whose substance was at the
             heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided by a unanimous court whose
             opinion Story delivered, this edition expanded and based on
             Story's manuscript alterations and additions left at his death
Condition:   Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, a good clean
             copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:    W-77980                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
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Title:       Paper Relating to the Prisons in Dublin. Ordered, by the House of
             Commons, to be Printed, 30 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:   London, 1819.
Description: A rare report in the form of a letter describing with
             particularity Dublin's Newgate prison, closed in 1863 and
             demolished thirty years later; with comparisons of Bridewell and
             Smithfield prisons and a detailed plan of Newgate's three storys
Condition:   Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, printed paper label, a
             very good clean copy, 10 pages+plan of Newgate; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77115                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Author:      Trusler, John
Title:       A Summary of The Constitutional Laws of England, Being an
             Abridgement of Blackstone's Commentaries [with] "A List of Books
             Published By the Rev. Dr. Trusler". Not in Eller; compare Laeuchli
             122 [not recording the eight page "List of Books" present here]
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press [etc.], London,
             1788.
Description: The rare first edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone,
             published within a decade of his death and the earliest of three
             to appear in the 18th century; six copies in ESTC (one in North
             America), none containing Trusler's "List of Books"
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine chipped and
             the joints cracking, but quite firm, some lightish staining; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78781                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Hall, Robert Gream]
Title:       A Substitute for Official General Registration of Deeds and
             Transactions Inter Vivos, Affecting Titles to Land, Proposed in a
             Letter to Sir E.B. Sugden, Kt. His Majesty's Solicitor-General
Publisher:   William Walker, 196, Strand, London, 1830.
Description: First edition of a rare tract, appearing as the Real Property
             Commissioners considered whether to establish a general registry
             of deeds, a matter of greater "magnitude and importance than all
             the other subjects within the scope of our commission"
Condition:   Modern light-blue wraps, ex-Birmingham Law Society Library, else a
             good clean copy, 23 pages; two copies in COPAC, no copy in OCLC in
             North America
Book No.:    W-77114                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:
Title:       Facts and Suggestions Respecting the Masters' Offices [in the
             Court of Chancery]
Publisher:   V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1841.
Description: A rare tract written during the decades-long debate over the
             reform of the court of chancery, including (as here) the role to
             be played by the court's masters, whose offices were ultimately
             abolished in 1852; two copies in OCLC in North America
Condition:   Original light-green printed wraps, disbound, the rear wrap
             lacking, else clean, 46 pages; presentation copy to Hastings
             Russell
Book No.:    W-77041                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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Author:      March, John
Title:       Actions for Slaunder, Or, A Methodicall Collection . . . of what
             words are actionable in the Law, and what not . . . To which is
             added, Awards or Arbitrements . . . collected out of our Year-
             Books and other pirvate [sic] . . . Authorities [&c]. Wing M571
Publisher:   Printed by F.L. for M. Walbank and R. Best [etc.], London, 1647.
Description: First edition of a pioneering work, rightly claiming to be the
             first treatise on two separate subject matters--slander (and
             libel) and arbitration--and, in Holdsworth's words, "an able
             attempt to extract some general principles from the cases"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and lightly stained, one leaf
             torn (legibility preserved), new endpapers, yet quite clean and
             sturdy; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78851                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    libel and slander, arbitration
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Author:
Title:       En cest volume est conteinus le longe Report de Anno quinto
             Edwardi quarti. Ore nouelment  imprimee & corigee, ouesque
             references al Abridgement de les cases in Brooke addes in le
             Margent de checun case. Beale R371; S.T.C. 9803
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1587.
Description: One of only two 16th century printings of the mid-15th century
             reports known as the Long Quinto, unique in the history of printed
             Year Book reporting, providing (in Holdsworth's words) "a more
             elaborate effort at reporting than had yet been seen"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, definite foxing and browning (some
             leaves moreso), occasional early annotations; a crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77111                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Year Books
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       Englands Balme: or, Proposals By way of Grievance & Remedy; Humbly
             presented to His Highness and the Parliament: Towards the
             Regulation of the Law, And better Administration of Justice
             [etc.]. Wing S3183
Publisher:   Printed by J. Cottrel, for Hen: Fletcher [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: Sheppard's greatest work, called "the most comprehensive design
             for the reform of English law and society published in the
             seventeenth century" and, by John Baker, "a coherent programme of
             reform [which] seems remarkably prophetic"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, repair to the bottom of the spine, new
             endpapers and ?new label, else a good copy with generous margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78850                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Acts, legal reform, Acts
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Author:      Hill, James
Title:       A Practical Treatise on the Law Relating to Trustees, Their
             Powers, Duties, Privileges, and Liabilities. Second American
             Edition, Containing the Notes to the Former Edition, by Francis J.
             Troubat, With Full Notes . . . by Henry Wharton. Cohen 4705
Publisher:   T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers . . . 197 Chestnut St,
             Philadelphia, 1854.
Description: An early American edition of a work which reached a fourth edition
             in this country, written by an Inner Temple barrister, "a new
             start, basing [its] organization on the assumption that trusts
             were vehicles for the management of wealth in general"
Condition:   Original sheep, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt, the
             spine somewhat darkened and the boards a bit marked, else a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-76093                Price: $     150.00
Category:    trusts and estates
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Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceeding upon the Arraignment, Tryal, Conviction and
             Attainder of Christopher Layer, Esq; for High Treason, in
             Compassing and Imagining the Death of the King, In the Court of
             King's Bench [together with seventeen related works]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner [imprints vary], London,
             1722-23.
Description: An extensive sammelband collecting the essential contemporary
             works documenting the failed Jacobite uprising of 1722, leading to
             the trial and execution of Layer (and others) and the banishment
             of Francis Atterbury, the Bishop of Rochester
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, staining to some works and
             some browning, yet altogether easily usable; further details
             gladly provided
Book No.:    W-76239                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Maxwell, W. Harold [and others] (comps.)
Title:       A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations [1]
             English Law to 1800 [2] 1801 to 1954 [3] North America [4] Ireland
             [5] Scotland [6] Australia and New Zealand [7] The British
             Commonwealth. Second Edition. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Sweet and Maxwell Limited, London, 1955-64.
Description: The original issuance of the best edition of what remains as the
             pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking world and
             the former British Empire, excluding only this country post-
             independence and India, better known as 'Sweet and Maxwell'
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, showing some wear, the first volume somewhat
             more than the others, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-76164                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the
             Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at
             Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph.
             For a Libel. McCoy S342
Publisher:   Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London, 1784.
Description: The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury
             arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering
             the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel,
             ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy,
             without the 1/2 title if called for
Book No.:    W-77975                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, freedom of press
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Author:      Paul, George Onesiphprous
Title:       An Address Delivered at a General Meeting . . . Convened by the
             High-Sheriff, For the purpose of receiving a Statement of the
             Proceedings of the Committee, appointed to carry into execution
             the Resolutions . . . to rebuild the Gaol and Bridewells [etc.]
Publisher:   Published, by Permission of the Author, Gloucester, 1792.
Description: A rare address by Paul, John Howard's contemporary praised by
             Walter Scott, who "brought the gaol and houses of correction to
             the highest pitch of perfection", celebrating the pioneering,
             newly built structures the result of his decade's long efforts
Condition:   Early 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, else a
             very good copy, with the half-title and folding table; no copy in
             ESTC in North America
Book No.:    W-77037                Price: $     750.00
Category:    
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Author:      Cooper, Thomas
Title:       Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence. Including Farr's Elements of
             Medical Jurisprudence [and three other works], A Digest of the Law
             Relating to Insanity and Nuisance . . . To Which Is Added . . .
             Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield [etc.]. Cohen 8761
Publisher:   Published by James Webster, No. 24, South Eighth Street [etc.],
             Philadelphia, 1819.
Description: Only edition of Cooper's pioneering work, the first on forensic
             medicine published in this country, reprinting several important
             English and continental works (Farr, Dease, Male and Haslam) and
             adding his own notes and a digest of insanity law
Condition:   Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked with contrasting crimson
             and black morocco labels, gilt, considerable foxing and browning;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76234                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Medical Jurisprudence
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Author:      Montagu, Basil (comp.)
Title:       The Opinions of Different Authors upon the Punishment of Death.
             Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row,
             London, 1809-12.
Description: First editions of the first two volumes of Montagu's valuable
             compilation (a third volume appeared in 1813), part of his
             sustained effort to abolish capital punishment; with extracts from
             Bentham, Blackstone, Montesquieu and John Howard, inter alia
Condition:   Original boards, one volume rebacked, the second with its spine
             chipped, else good, unsophisticated, untrimmed copies with
             generous margins
Book No.:    W-76304                Price: $     650.00
Category:    capital punishment
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common
             Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or
             Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of
             singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English
             land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of
             conveyancing which could then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in
             their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early
             annotations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77970                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Grete abbregement of the statutys of Englond untyll the xxii
             yere of kyng Henry the viii. Cum priuilegio Regali. S.T.C. 9521;
             Beale S48; Cowley 19
Publisher:   William Rastell?, London?, 1531?.
Description: A rare edition (the first to be titled the "Great Abridgement")
             expanding and improving upon the first abridgement of English
             statutes in English edited and published by John Rastell in 1519,
             undertaken by Rastell's son, William; seven copies in ESTC
Condition:   Blind panelled calf, rebacked, (Oldham BIB3 front board, AN13
             back), repairs to title and following leaf, Phyllyppus Denys
             signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78845                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:
Title:       The Statutes of California Passed at the Nineteenth Session of the
             Legislature, 1871-2
Publisher:   T.A. Springer, State Printer, Sacramento, 1872.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, a bit worn, ex-Superior Court Alameda County, else
             a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77105                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Acts, California
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Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Extra Session of the Forty-First Session of the Legislature,
             1916 [with] The Statutes of California . . . Passed at the Forty-
             Second Session of the Legislature, 1911
Publisher:   State Printing Office, Sacramento, 1917.
Description:
Condition:   Original buckram, showing wear, ex-Law Library City of Berkeley, a
             good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77104                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       Lex Constitutionis: or, the Gentleman's Law. Being A Compleat
             Treatise of all the Laws and Statutes relating to the King and the
             Prerogative of the Crown; the Nobility; and House of Lords . . .
             And Also, An Introduction to the Common Law of England [etc]
Publisher:   Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling . . . for B. Lintot, London,
             1719.
Description: First edition of a work for which Jacob claimed he had consulted
             over one hundred authorities, praised by Holdsworth as "a learned
             book . . . the idea of making such a book was original; and the
             main features of the constitution are set out"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, extra gilt, gilt crests ("Mea Gloria Fides"),
             rubbed, the lower spine just chipped, else clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78916                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:
Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Extra Session of the Thirty-Ninth Session of the Legislature,
             1911
Publisher:   Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1912.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, quite worn, the spine loose, but the text-block
             sound; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77103                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Author:
Title:       Argument of Clarence Darrow In the Case of the Communist Labor
             Party in the Criminal Court, Chicago. Hunsberger 130 [erroneously
             stating the work to contain Darrow's 1912 bribery trial argument]
Publisher:   Charles H. Kerr & Company, Chicago, 1920.
Description: Darrow's powerful argument supporting freedom of speech,
             anticipating Holmes' dissent in Gitlow, defending twenty men
             arrested in an infamous 'Palmer Raid'; "seldom [have I] seen a
             case where I believed so heartily that I am right as this"
Condition:   ?Original patterned dark-red cloth, the spine gilt-lettered,
             somewhat rubbed and some browning, the occasional pencil markings,
             else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-76301                Price: $     250.00
Category:    communist law, freedom of speech, Radicals, constitutional law
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Author:      Freund, Paul A. and Stanley N. Katz (eds.)
Title:       The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise, History of the Supreme Court of
             the United States. Ten Volumes [Complete As So Far Published]
Publisher:   The Macmillan Company [and] Cambridge University Press, New York,
             1971-2006.
Description: All ten volumes of the received history of the United States
             Supreme Court (including eight volumes originally published by
             Macmillan), made possible by a bequest in the 1931 will of Justice
             Holmes and subsequent enabling Congressional legislation
Condition:   Original cloth, lightly rubbed, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-78842                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Supreme Court, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:
Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Extra Session of the Thirty-Seventh Session of the
             Legislature, 1907 [with] The Statutes of California . . . Passed
             at the Thirty-Eighth Session of the Legislature, 1909
Publisher:   W.H. Shannon Superintendant State Printing, Sacramento, 1907 &
             1909.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, joints beginning to crack, some wear, but a usable
             copy
Book No.:    W-77102                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Extra Session of the Thirty-Sixth Session of the Legislature,
             1906 [with] The Statutes of California . . . Passed at the Thirty-
             Seventh Session of the Legislature, 1907
Publisher:   Bancroft-Whitney Co., San Francisco, 1906 & 1907.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, reinforced with leather, ex-Law Library City of
             Berkeley, quite worn but usable
Book No.:    W-77101                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Title:       The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at
             the Thirty-Fifth Session of the Legislature, 1903
Publisher:   W.W. Shannon, Superintendent State Printing, Sacramento, 1903.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, reinforced with leather, ex-Law Library City of
             Berkeley, a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77100                Price: $      50.00
Category:    California, Acts
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Author:
Title:       Charter of Incorporation: Bye-Laws: Regulations: and Grant of Arms
             [with] Supplemental Charter [and Bye-Laws] [with] Thirteen Annual
             Reports of the Society's Council [with] Seven Related Documents
Publisher:   V.p., London, 1836-72.
Description: An extensive run of annual reports and related materials of the
             Society during its early years, seemingly unrecorded, providing
             considerable biographical detail and much insight into
             professional and educational concerns of attorneys and solicitors
Condition:   Later buckram, ex-library, good clean copies, twenty-two
             publications and 734 pages in total; a complete listing gladly
             provided
Book No.:    W-76159                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Bench and Bar
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Author:
Title:       Liber Placitandi. A Book of Special Pleadings: Containing
             Precedents of Pleas in Abatement, Declarations, Barrs,
             Replications, Rejoynders, Demurrers, Issues, and Judgments, In the
             now most Common and Ordinary Actions [etc.]. Wing L1951A. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. Place, and T. Basset [and thirteen others], London,
             1674.
Description: A pioneering work, "[t]he first book to classify torts as a
             separate category in the modern sense" in John Baker's words,
             distinguishing between nuisance, deceit, conversion, and
             negligence, all as part of "Actions sur le Case sur Torts General"
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown calf over cloth boards, the title somewhat dusty,
             light browning, but a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77968                Price: $     550.00
Category:    pleading, torts
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Author:      Partridge, Samuel
Title:       Seven Charges Given to Grand Juries, at the General Quarter
             Sessions of the Peace
Publisher:   Sold by Lackington, Allen, and Co., London, 1809.
Description: A rare sammelband, bringing together seven grand jury charges,
             four on sedition and related matters and two on alehouses, the
             first dedicated to Edmund Burke, together with his response in
             acceptance; four copies in OCLC, one in this country
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a usable
             copy, with the half-title and with two additional leaves between
             pages 17 and 19; 59 pages
Book No.:    W-76228                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most
             victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et
             Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties
             Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5
Publisher:   (1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton,
             London, 1553 & 57.
Description: The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare
             form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward
             VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works
             the privately held copies recorded in STC
Condition:   Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and
             well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78696                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements
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Author:      Cooper, C.P. (ed.)
Title:       Record Commission. Observations, Letters and Opinions of The
             Commissioners, on the Constitution and Duties of the Record
             Commission
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1836.
Description: A collection of fourteen letters and related documents gathered
             together by Cooper, who no doubt did more for the publication of
             England's historic, official records than any other individual,
             published at his expense while the Commission's secretary
Condition:   Original stabbed self-wraps, a trifle rubbed and browned, else a
             very good copy; 35 pages
Book No.:    W-77029                Price: $     250.00
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Title:       The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before
             His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his
             Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl,
             pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883
Publisher:   Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.
Description: Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his
             release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a
             very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to
             indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the
             title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean,
             untrimmed copy; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-76227                Price: $     500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, habeas corpus
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Author:      C., J. (comp.)
Title:       Thesaurus Brevium. Or a Collection of Approved Forms of Writs, and
             Pleadings to those Writs, and Entries of those Writs and Pleadings
             . . . and of Absolute Necessity for all Practisers in the Common
             Law [etc.]. The Second Edition. Wing C76. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and M. Flesher [etc.], London,
             1687.
Description: The final, much expanded edition ("not one Writ Printed from the
             [first edition] but with Corrections") appearing the same year as
             the final edition of the Register of Writs, and of clear use to
             Foley, Second Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas
Condition:   Contemporary calf, morocco label, rubbed, rear joint cracking but
             firm, else well preserved, with the bookplate of Richard Foley
Book No.:    W-77966                Price: $     450.00
Category:    pleading
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Author:      Plowden, Edmund
Title:       Les Commentaries, Ou Reportes . . . de diuers cases esteant
             matters en ley, & de les Arguments sur yceux [etc.] [bound with]
             La Second Part de les Reports, ou, Commentaries [etc.]. S.T.C.
             20045 & 20047.5; Beale R490. Folio
Publisher:   [1] In Aedibus Thomae Wight [2] Companie of Stationers, London,
             1599 & 1610.
Description: Early editions of both parts of Plowden's pathbreaking
             Commentaries, the reports marking the break with the Year Books
             and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law
             report as a reasoned exposition of the law, with learned gloss"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, repaired, later paper label, the
             first title dusty, else particularly clean with occasional
             notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77965                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    reports of cases
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Title:       The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and
             Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning,
             Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual
             Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.], London,
             1715-16.
Description: First edition of the first English work to collect both important
             trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis
             upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including
             those of Anne Boleyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-77027                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:      Johnson, Kenneth M.
Title:       The Bar Association of San Francisco, The First Hundred Years
             1872/1972
Publisher:   Bar Association of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1972.
Description: A work of some biographical value, with discussion and mention of
             other California and San Francisco bar groups, including the State
             Bar, Queen's Bench, the Barristers' Club, the Lawyers Club, and
             the State Judicial Council
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, a very good copy in a considerably rubbed
             dustjacket
Book No.:    W-77964                Price: $      35.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, American Indian Law, Bench and Bar, California, San Francisco
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Title:       Militia Old and New . . . Read All or None; and Then Censure. Wing
             M2052. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed 18 August 2642 [i.e. 1642], London, 1642.
Description: Part of the great public debate in the summer of 1642, as "king
             and parliament . . . publish[ed] vast numbers of manifestoes
             setting forth their cases", contending that officials were to be
             appointed only by those over whom jurisdiction extended
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, title and three leaves (eight
             pages); a good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76151                Price: $     450.00
Category:    military law
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of
             Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers.  With Occasional
             Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of
             Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2562
Publisher:   Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.],
             Boston [and] London, 1847.
Description: Story's last Commentary, here based in part on his posthumous
             manuscript notes, completing his "grand effort to create an
             American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the
             new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:   Original polished sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly
             rubbed, else a very good, clean copy now housed in a modern cloth
             box
Book No.:    W-77962                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
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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:      Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:       The Common Law
Publisher:   Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1881.
Description: First edition, second issue of Holmes' tour de force, described by
             Professor Howe as "an originating venture", crediting Holmes as
             "the first of the English and American lawyers to attempt
             something like a full-scale study of the common law"
Condition:   Original russet cloth, gilt, showing some wear, former gift
             inscriptions, else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77961                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    jurisprudence, law and photography, Supreme Court
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Title:       The Tryal of Charles Lord Mohun, Before The House of Peers in
             Parliament, For the Murder of William Mountford . . . Together
             with The Questions in Points of Law, Put by Their Lordships to the
             Judges; with The Arguments of my Lord Mohun's Council [etc.]
Publisher:   Published by Command of the House of Peers [etc.], London, 1693.
Description: The sole contemporary account of "the most outrageous of all
             Mohun's affrays", as he and a companion sought to "trepan" or
             carry off the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, leading to her defender's
             murder, Mohun's trial and, to much alarm, his acquittal
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, definite browning and
             a bi