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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:
Book No.:    W-16954                Price: $     750.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Firth, C.H. (intro.).
Title:       Stuart Tracts 1603-1693
Publisher:   Cooper Square Publishers, Inc., New York, 1964.
Description:
Condition:   Facsimile selections from Arber's 19th century "English Garner"
Book No.:    W-42781                Price: $      35.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY
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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:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and
             Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book written by a lawyer practising in this country,
             this the last and best edition
Condition:   3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, joints tender, else nice
Book No.:    W-51934                Price: $     500.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Salkeld, William
Title:       Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: with Some
             Special Cases in the Courts of Chancery, Common Pleas and
             Exchequer. The Fourth Edition . . . by Knightley d'Anvers . . .
             And the Pleadings now first done into English. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for T. Osborne in Gray's Inn,
             London, 1742.
Description: Salkeld's respected reports, published under the supervision of
             Lord Hardwicke, praised by Holdworth, and often found in early
             American libraries (Jefferson and John Adams, inter alia); a third
             volume "not designed for publication" appeared later
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, some dustiness, small loss to the last index
             leaf, else a good clean copy, with a number of careful,
             substantive annotations
Book No.:    W-70565                Price: $     450.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, reports of cases
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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:      Peacock, Edward
Title:       Parliamentary Proceedings in 1628
Publisher:   Archaeologia: or Miscellaneous Tracts [Volume 42], London?], 1867.
Description: The first publication of portions of the proceedings of one of
             England's most historical parliaments, taken from a manuscript
             journal said to have come from Lord Somers' library, investigating
             the "wild [and] strange conduct" of one Richard Burgess
Condition:   Disbound, partly uncut; 10 pages
Book No.:    W-64322                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Parliament, 17TH CENTURY
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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:      Coke, Edward
Title:       La Sept Part des Reports . . . des Divers Resolutions & Judgments
             donez sur solemnes Arguments, & avec graund deliberation &
             conference des Tres-reverend Judges & Sages de la Ley [etc.]. Wing
             C4955. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkyns, Esquires [etc.],
             London, 1697.
Description: The last 17th century 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:   Contemporary blind-panelled calf, gilt, rubbed, joints cracking
             but quite firm, some foxing and browning, yet a crisp copy
Book No.:    W-70946                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases
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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:      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:      Miller, Rutger B.
Title:       Letter in Relation to the Trinity Church Property in the City of
             New York
Publisher:   H.H. Van Dyck, Printer, Atlas Office, Albany, 1855.
Description: A rare part of the centuries-long debate (and litigation) over
             Trinity Church's title to the King's Farm first leased to it in
             the late 17th century and by the mid-19th century an enormously
             valuable portion of downtown Manahattan; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed tan wraps, fragile and with some staining, but
             usable with care; 13 pages
Book No.:    W-43469                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Real Property, church
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie, and a
             Student in the Lawes of England
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London], 1638.
Description: An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity, recently described as "a brilliant, comprehensive and
             intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory
             of law within an English context"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco, title repaired, embrowned but sound
Book No.:    W-49366                Price: $     650.00
Category:    
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Author:      McNeill, William Arnott
Title:       The Administration of Scotland. With Special Reference to the
             Justice of Peace System. 1603 - 1625
Publisher:   N.p., Glasgow, 1934.
Description: McNeill's doctoral thesis submitted to the University of Glasgow
             in 1934, comprehensively examining the introduction of the justice
             of the peace system into Scotland, with a number of both authorial
             and third-party pencil notations throughout
Condition:   3/4 morocco over cloth boards, gilt-lettered, single-spaced
             typescript, a very good copy, 391+146 pages; one copy (the same)
             in OCLC and COPAC
Book No.:    W-77855                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, justices of peace, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, fellow of the Inner
             Temple. Treating of the Lawes of Englande. S.T.C. 19639; Beale
             T425
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fleetestreat . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1593.
Description: The penultimate sixteenth century edition of one of the classics
             of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's
             Tenures; with a significant portion devoted to the law as it
             affected women, including a lengthy chapter on dower
Condition:   Early (?17th century) calf, rebacked, title dusty and strengthened
             at the inner margin, closely trimmed, some running heads just
             affected; sound
Book No.:    W-74532                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:   Later blue buckram, a bit dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:    W-40182                Price: $     500.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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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:      Leach, Thomas
Title:       Modern Reports; Or, Select Cases Adjudged in the Courts of King's
             Bench, Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer [etc.]. Fifth
             Edition. Three Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for G.G.J. and J. Robinson [etc.], London, 1793.
Description: The first three volumes of the reports, covering most of the
             second half of the 17th century from the Restoration through the
             Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed and well worn, but sound
Book No.:    W-48046                Price: $     150.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, reports of cases
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity
             and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in
             England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying
             attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a little dusty, else quite a fresh copy
Book No.:    W-48054                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Parry, Edward Abbottt
Title:       The Overbury Mystery, a Chronicle of Fact and Drama of the Law
Publisher:   T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., London, 1926.
Description:
Condition:   Quite worn; a sound copy only
Book No.:    W-17317                Price: $      25.00
Category:    trials, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Duncan, G.I.O.
Title:       The High Court of Delegates
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description: The only modern monograph on the court which, for three centuries,
             replaced the Pope as the ultimate arbiter of most English
             ecclesiastical matters, its jurisdiction assumed by the Privy
             Council in 1833; Cambridge Studies in English Legal History
Condition:   Original cloth, a bit rubbed, but a good copy
Book No.:    W-71609                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Real Property, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Blount, Thomas
Title:       Fragmenta Antiquitatis; or, Antient Tenures of Land, and Jocular
             Customs of Some Manors . . . A New Edition, With Alterations,
             large Additions, English Translations . . . To which are added,
             Explanatory Notes . . . By Josiah Beckwith [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by W. Blanchard and Co. for the Editor [etc.], York, 1784.
Description: Second edition, much expanded, of the work which Holdsworth called
             the "only really original book" written on legal history in the
             late 17th century, painstakingly compiled by Blount while
             investigating tenures; James Raine's copy
Condition:   ?Later 3/4 calf, extra gilt, definitely rubbed, but still pretty
Book No.:    W-68391                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Real Property, humor, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Amos, Andrew
Title:       The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for
             the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, in the Tower of London, and
             Various Matters Connected therewith, from Contemporary Mss.
Publisher:   Richard Bentley, London, 1846.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front board detached, rear board lacking,
             definite staining and embrowning; a working copy only
Book No.:    W-51385                Price: $      75.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, Law & Hist of Printg, trials
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Author:      Carr, Cecil T. (ed.)
Title:       Select Charters of Trading Companies, A.D. 1530-1707
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1913.
Description: The work which Maitland invited Carr to undertake for the Selden
             Society, containing several dozen previously unpublished charters,
             its introduction called by J.H. Beale "a valuable contribution . .
             . good law, good history and good reading"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy; volume XXVIII for the
             Society's Year 1913
Book No.:    W-74677                Price: $     350.00
Category:    corporations, 16TH CENTURY, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Watkin, Thomas G. (ed.)
Title:       Legal Record and Historical Reality, Proceedings of the Eighth
             British Legal History Conference, Cardiff, 1987
Publisher:   Hambledon Press, London, 1989.
Description: Thirteen essays, including those on witchcraft in early modern
             England and 17th century Virginia, freedom of the seas, Roman
             legal categories in the early common law and the social and legal
             history of gaming, among others
Condition:
Book No.:    W-19754                Price: $      60.00
Category:    
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The Complete Parish-Officer; Containing The Authority and Duty of
             High Constables, Petty Constables [Churchwardens, Overseers of the
             Poor and Surveyors], To which is added the Office of Constables,
             written by Sir Francis Bacon. The Twelfth Edition [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [and two others] [etc.],
             London, 1750.
Description: A rare edition of one of Jacob's earliest works and conceivably
             his most popular, reaching a 16th edition by 1772, with Bacon's
             tract on constables appended, this the only work other than
             Bacon's own to contain it; one copy in ESTC, none in COPAC
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77241                Price: $     850.00
Category:    poor law, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Davies, Godfrey and Mary Frear Keeler (eds.)
Title:       Bibliography of British History, Stuart Period, 1603-1714. Second
             edition
Publisher:   At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970.
Description:
Condition:   A good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-63501                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Bibliography, 17TH CENTURY, Bibliography
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Author:      Lane, Jane
Title:       Titus Oates
Publisher:   Andrew Dakers Limited, London, 1949.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, a bit worn and foxed, but sound
Book No.:    W-63512                Price: $      50.00
Category:    biography, trials, criminal law, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Swatland, Andrew
Title:       The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-59642                Price: $      65.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY
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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:      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.
             5494.3; 5498; 5501; 5503.4
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers [imprints vary slightly],
             London, 1618-19.
Description: Early editions of the first four parts of Coke's Reports,
             containing his choicest cases, all printed during the second
             decade of the 17th century (all early eleven parts then having
             appeared) and all now being printed for the Company of Stationers
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, Daniel Fleming's copy, with his
             dated ownership signature, an occasional and extensive gloss
             (?his); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78247                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    criminal law, reports of cases
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Author:      Zinman (intro.), Michael
Title:       Several Laws and Orders Made At the Generall Court . . . Held at
             Boston the 11th of May 1670. And at the Generall Court held by
             Adjournment the 12th day of October, 1670
Publisher:   The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, 1987.
Description: The facsimile reissue of the only known copy of these
             Massachusetts Bay Colony session laws, only recently rediscovered;
             with a brief introduction by Mr. Zinman, speculating about other
             missing laws whose existence are suggested by these
Condition:   Printed, sewn, oversized wraps; six pages
Book No.:    W-13145                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
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Author:      Egerton, Thomas, Baron Ellesmere
Title:       The Lord Chancellor Egerton's Observations on the Lord Coke's
             Reports: Particularly in the Debate of Causes Relating to The
             Right of the Church; The Power of the King's Prerogative; The
             Jurisdiction of Courts; or, The Interest of the Subject. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt, Assignee of Edward Sayer [etc.], London,
             1710?.
Description: The only edition of part of the great struggle between Bacon, Coke
             and Ellesmere, and between the common law and chancery, leading to
             Coke's disgrace and, in John Baker's words, "a catastrophic year
             in the history of the English judicial system"
Condition:   Modern goat morocco, neatly gilt, some browning and foxing, else
             quite handsome, with the half title; the Macclesfield copy,
             privately acquired
Book No.:    W-78261                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, reports of cases
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Author:      Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:       Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in plusors titles & Common lieux
             [bound with] An Exposition of the Kings Prerogatiue, collected out
             of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old
             Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23224 and 23218
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers [imprints vary], London,
             1607.
Description: First 17th century editions of Stanford's two principal works, his
             "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his
             "Exposition" treating of royal powers over many subjects,
             including women, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats, and wrecks
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, a very good copy, with the elaborate
             bookplate of Washington Sewallis Earl Ferrers [the ninth Earl];
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78288                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
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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:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and
             Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:   Blue cloth, somewhat rubbed, gilt-lettered label; one of 35 Royal
             Quarto copies, this being number 28, signed by the publishers on
             the title's verso
Book No.:    W-51458                Price: $     650.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Wynne, William
Title:       The Life of Sir Leoline Jenkins, Judge of the High-Court of
             Admiralty, And Prerogative Court of Canterbury . . . [with] the
             Resolution of many difficult and curious Points in the Common and
             Civil Law, Law of Merchants and of Nations [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Downing, in Bartholomew Close [etc.], London,
             1724.
Description: A "literally gigantic" work and the best early source for the life
             and works of Jenkins, "easily the greatest of the civilians of his
             day" in Holdsworth's words, brought together by Serjeant Wynne who
             "was to Jenkins as Boswell was to Johnson"
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked and
             repaired, some browning and dustiness, ex-library, yet a good
             crisp set; with the portrait
Book No.:    W-72749                Price: $     850.00
Category:    biography, admiralty, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Countrey Justice: Containing the Practice of the Justices of
             the Peace Out of Their Sessions . . . To which is now added, The
             Duty and Power of Justices of Peace in their Sessions [and] An
             Abridgment . . . of all Statutes [so] relating [etc.]. Wing D147
Publisher:   Printed by G. Sawbridge, T. Roycroft, and W. Rawlins [etc.],
             London, 1677.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the pre-eminent work on justices of
             the peace for well over a century, first published in 1618 and
             ultimately appearing in at least 20 editions by 1790, this edition
             the first to consider the justices in session
Condition:   The copy of Daniel Fleming (himself a noted country justice), with
             his ownership signature, shelf mark, and frequent markings and
             notations
Book No.:    W-78672                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Earwaker, J.P. (ed.)
Title:       The Constables' Accounts, Manor of Manchester, from the Year 1612
             to the Year 1647, and from the Year 1743 to the Year 1776. Printed
             . . . from the Original Books of Accounts in [the City of
             Manchester's] Possession. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   J.E. Cornish, 16, St. Ann's Square, Manchester, 1891-.
Description:
Condition:   Three-quarter vellum over marbled boards, marbled endpapers,
             rubbed, ex-library, else a good sound set
Book No.:    W-91387                Price: $     175.00
Category:    criminal law, 17TH CENTURY, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:      Harris, George
Title:       The Life of Lord Chancellor Hardwicke; With Selections from His
             Correspondence, Diaries, Speeches, and Judgments. In Three Volumes
Publisher:   Edward Moxon [and] Stevens' & Norton . . . Fleet Street, London,
             1847.
Description: Lord Lyndhurst's presentation set of the principal early account
             of Lord Hardwicke, pairing two of the greatest lawyers and Lord
             Chancellors of the 18th and 19th centuries--"The Right Honble Lord
             Lyndhurst / with the authors most / respectful compts"
Condition:   Original green embossed cloth, the spines a bit faded, else a very
             crisp, largely uncut set; with Lord Lyndhurst's armorial bookplate
             on each pastedown
Book No.:    W-75368                Price: $     650.00
Category:    biography, 17TH CENTURY, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: The first classic of English equity and the first work on legal
             philosophy written in England, here in a late 17th century
             edition, published some 150 years after its first appearance
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed; a serviceable copy
Book No.:    W-16150                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England. Newly corrected and Imprinted with
             new Additions. S.T.C. 21582.5
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [etc.], London],
             1638.
Description: An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law
             written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually
             satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library; a sound copy
Book No.:    W-44657                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie, and a
             Student in the Lawes of England
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London], 1638.
Description: An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity, recently described as "a brilliant, comprehensive and
             intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory
             of law within an English context
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, early paper label, rubbed but quite fresh
Book No.:    W-50165                Price: $     650.00
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity
             and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in
             England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying
             attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, spine ends chipped and a
             bit wormed, else quite a clean fresh and unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-74797                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity
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Author:
Title:       The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban,
             and Lord High Chancellor of England. In Three Volumes. To which is
             prefixed, a Life of the Author, by Mr. Mallet
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description: An early edition of Bacon's Collected Works, based upon and
             expanding the 1740 edition undertaken by David Mallet, that
             edition possessed by Jefferson, who grouped Bacon with Locke and
             Newton "as the three greatest men who have ever lived"
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             rubbed, a bit chipped and some browning, but generally a well-
             preserved, attractive set
Book No.:    W-72410                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Or, a
             Commentary upon Littleton [with] The Statute of Levying Fines
             [and] Bail and Mainprize [and] Compleat Copyholder [and] the Old
             Tenures of the Laws of England [etc.]. The Eleventh Edition. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Eliz. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1719.
Description: The penultimate early (pre-Hargrave) edition of Coke's most single
             famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law,
             glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four; with
             three of Coke's other works and the Old Tenures
Condition:   Modern sheep, some browning and staining, else a good clean copy,
             with the portrait of Coke as frontispiece and that of Littleton
             before the text
Book No.:    W-78301                Price: $     450.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, Real Property
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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:      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 [etc.], London,
             1716.
Description: Second editions of two of Hale's principal works, and the first to
             name him on their titles, propounding the organizational schema to
             be adopted by Blackstone in his 'Analysis' and writing the first
             general history of English law in his 'History'
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over green cloth boards, light browning, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-75000                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, biography, English Law
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Author:      Robinson, Henry
Title:       Certain Considerations [on] speedy, cheap, and equall . . .
             Justice throughout the Nation [with] William Walwin, Juries
             justified [with] Zachary Babington, Advice to Grand Jurors in
             Cases of Blood [with] John Hawles, The Englishman's Right
Publisher:   Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description: Four seventeenth century tracts focusing in significant part on
             the power and central role of the English jury, concluding with
             Hawle's work, recently termed "the foundation text of jury
             independence and of the jury as the bulwark of English liberty"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, quite worn, ex-library, a working copy
             only; the facsimile reissue of the four works printed between 1651
             and 1680
Book No.:    W-79097                Price: $     150.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, 18TH CENTURY, juries, legal reform
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Reports of Cases Decided by Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount
             St. Albans, Lord Chancellor of England, in the High Court of
             Chancery (1617-1621). Prepared from the Records of That Court by
             John Ritchie, M.A., Of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:   Sweet & Maxwell, Limited, 2 & 3 Chancery Lane, W.C. 2, London,
             1932.
Description: The sole record we have of Bacon's decisions for the four years he
             was Lord Chancellor, serving as "the formal head of his nation's
             legal system", over 300 decisions compiled by John Ritchie, "who
             spent years resurrecting Bacon's judicial record"
Condition:   Original black cloth, gilt, somewhat marked, ex-John Crow
             Collection of the University of Kent at Canterbury, bookplate of
             Robert Washington Oates
Book No.:    W-79165                Price: $     350.00
Category:    reports of cases, equity, 17TH CENTURY
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