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Author:      Fearne, Charles
Title:       An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory
             Devises [etc.]. The Fourth Edition. Two Volumes [complete] [bound
             with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council . . .
             Addressed to the . . . Earl of Mansfield. A New Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [imprint varies] [etc.],
             London, 1791-95.
Description: A valuable edition of a "classic [written by] one of the great
             real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's
             words, the first volume Fearne's last, and the second John Joseph
             Powell's first; with the rare 'Copies', two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the spine ends of volume one a bit chipped,
             some marginal staining, else a superior set; with upwards of 14
             cancels not noted in ESTC
Book No.:    W-72838                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Real Property, Wills
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Author:      Wills, Antoinette
Title:       Crime and Punishment in Revolutionary Paris
Publisher:   Greenwood Press, Westport, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-12683                Price: $      22.50
Category:    FRANCE, 18TH CENTURY, criminal law
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. The Twenty-Second
             Edition: With many Corrections, Additions, and Improvements, By
             John King, of the Inner Temple [etc.]. In Five Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London, 1814.
Description: The most popular work on English local government ever to appear,
             described by Holdsworth as one of the four most important
             treatises of the 18th century, this the last but one to be
             prepared by Dr. Burn, with 30 editions (by 1869) to be published
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, ex-library, else a good clean set
Book No.:    W-72862                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       A Collection of the Statutes Relating to the Post Office
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1793.
Description: The rare, last 18th century edition of the legislation for Great
             Britain's postal system, beginning with 9 Anne c10, "the great
             charter of the post office", reproduced with 39 others,
             complemented by an historical abstract dating to 13 & 14 Car II
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy; no
             copy in North America in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77040                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Post Office
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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:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       Doctor and Student: or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity, and
             a Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:   Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling for R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1721.
Description: An early 18th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the
             historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant .
             . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:    W-60035                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, philosophy of law
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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:       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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Author:      Bellamy (ed.), Richard
Title:       On Crimes and Punishments and Other Writings
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995.
Description: A most welcome new edition of Beccaria's classic of penal reform,
             providing the first English translation of the work as it last
             appeared in Italian under Beccaria's superintendence, that used in
             the 'Edizione Nationale' of Beccaria's complete works
Condition:   Printed wraps, a good copy
Book No.:    W-30304                Price: $      20.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, criminal law
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Author:      Euer, Samson and Giles Duncombe]
Title:       Tryals per Pais, Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi
             Prius [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [bound with] Tryals per Pais in
             Capital Matters: Or, Some Brief and Useful Observations Relating
             to Such Tryals
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1702.
Description: First 18th century edition of the first substantial treatise on
             the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly
             popular for over a century, bound with the first edition of one of
             the earliest works devoted exclusively to capital cases
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-The Hartland Library,
             definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy; with the
             imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-74157                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
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Author:      Addington, William
Title:       An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View The
             Offences, and the Punishments or Penalties, in Consequence of
             those Offences . . . To Which Are Subjoined . . . A great Variety
             of the Adjudged Cases [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, By Cooper and Graham [etc.], London, 1795.
Description: The final 18th century edition of Addington's work, prepared by
             him while Chief Magistrate of the Bow Street Office, succeeding
             Sir Sampson Wright and Sir John Fielding in that capacity, here
             signed and numbered by Addington to ensure authenticity
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the lower portion of the front
             joint just cracking, else a very good copy signed by Addington on
             the title
Book No.:    W-77817                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
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Author:      Watson, William
Title:       A Treatise of the Law of Partnership. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1807.
Description: The best edition of the first work on the English law of
             partnership, undertaken by the future Lord Campbell, who supplies
             an introduction, treating at length many of the leading cases of
             the late 18th century, including those of Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, a bit of
             cracking to the top of the joints and some very light foxing, yet
             a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76101                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Partnership
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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, a very good set in the original cloth
Book No.:    W-77854                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Supreme Court, 18TH CENTURY
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       An Analysis of the Laws of England. Sixth Edition. Eller 223
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description: The received edition of Blackstone's analytical schema underlying
             his Commentaries, and the only edition to appear after the
             publication of his famous work, this edition designed to
             correspond "exactly" [Blackstone's word] with them
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, some foxing to the title and a bit
             elsewhere, else a good copy, with the two folding tables, the
             margin of one a bit frayed
Book No.:    W-77858                Price: $     850.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
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Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       The Law of Evidence. By the late Lord Chief Baron Gilbert. The
             Fifth Edition, corrected; With Many Additions; and a Compleat
             Table to the Whole. Cohen 5055
Publisher:   Re-Printed and Sold by Joseph Crukshank in Market-Street [etc.],
             Philadelphia, 1788.
Description: The first (and only 18th century) American edition of the classic
             early work on the law of evidence, truly a pioneering treatise
             which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal
             study and provide it with its theoretical underpinnings
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, definite
             browning and some staining, corners of two leaves torn away (no
             text affected); crisp
Book No.:    W-74518                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Evidence
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Title:       Printed Books, Law Books, & Postcards, To be Sold by Auction,
             Wednesday 12th November 1986 [etc.]
Publisher:   Phillips Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986.
Description: Fifty-eight law lots (lots 22 to 26 and 101 to 152), principally
             Scottish law from the early 18th to the 20th century, sometimes in
             long runs in excess of 100 volumes, together with several lots of
             trials from the first half of the 19th century
Condition:   Original blue printed stapled wraps, 274 lots and 33 pages,
             notations on the front wrap and elsewhere, else a very good copy;
             with the prices realized
Book No.:    W-74526                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues, SCOTLAND
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Author:
Title:       A Full and Genuine History of the Inhuman and Unparalleled Murders
             of Mr. William Galley, a Custom-House Officer, and Mr. Daniel
             Chater, a Shoemaker, by Fourteen Notorious Smugglers [with
             accounts of the trials of other smugglers] [etc.]. The Sixth
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by William Mason, Chichester, 1822?.
Description: A rare later account of two murders involving seemingly unmatched
             drunken cruelty, torture, and even sadistic sexual torment,
             resulting in a trial "of crucial importance in the history of
             smuggling"; two copies in COPAC, three in OCLC
Condition:   1/4 morocco, rubbed, a bit of foxing, with the seven plates (some
             margins trimmed, images unaffected); with a dated ownership
             signature of Dec 23 1822
Book No.:    W-63020                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, 18TH CENTURY
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Title:       The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton Documents and Commentary
             Volume I
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1964.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-library?, some pencilling, lacking the dustjacket, sound
Book No.:    W-41130                Price: $      50.00
Category:    biography, 18TH CENTURY
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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:      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:      Whetstone, Ann
Title:       Scottish County Government in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth
             Centuries
Publisher:   John Donald, Edinburgh, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-54274                Price: $      25.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, 18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY
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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:      Fifoot, C.H.S.
Title:       Frederic William Maitland, A Life
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description:
Condition:   A little marked, but quite a good copy
Book No.:    W-46807                Price: $      35.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, biography
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Author:      Grimke, John Faucheraud]
Title:       The Duty of Executors and Administrators, Pointing Out, in a Plain
             and Familiar Manner, How Executors Are to Proceed . . . To which
             are prefixed . . . Mr. Blackstone's Rules for Interpreting Wills
             and Deeds [etc.]. Not in Eller; Cohen 4614
Publisher:   Printed by T. and J. Swords, No. 99 Pearl-street, New-York, 1797.
Description: Only edition of a very early American work on wills and estates,
             one of only a few published in the 18th century, and the first to
             be more than a mere handbook, written by Grimke while a South
             Carolina Supreme Court Justice; with the two plates
Condition:   As issued, unbound, browning, uncut, errata defective
Book No.:    W-68776                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trusts and estates, South Carolina, Wills
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Author:      Madox, Thomas
Title:       The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer . . . Together with .
             . . the Ancient Dialogue concerning the Exchequer . . . and A
             Dissertation concerning the most Ancient Great Roll of the
             Exchequer [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Matthews; and Sold by Robert Knaplock [etc.],
             London, 1711.
Description: First edition of Madox's masterwork, the first comprehensive
             treatment of the Royal Exchequer, called by Maitland "beautiful .
             . . one of the greatest historical works of the last [18th]
             century"; George Woodbine's copy, with his ownership signature
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, front board lacking, as are two
             leaves (pp 355-58) never bound in, preliminary leaves loose; a
             working copy
Book No.:    W-75209                Price: $     250.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Hallifax, Samuel
Title:       An Analysis of the Civil Law, In Which a Comparison Is
             Occasionally Made between the Roman Laws and Those of England. A
             New Edition . . . Being the Heads of a Course of Lectures Publicly
             Read in the University of Cambridge by John William Geldart [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by . . . John Smith, Printer to the University [etc.],
             Cambridge, 1836.
Description: The foremost 18th century lectures on Roman law delivered in
             England in the edition prepared by James Geldhart, one of
             Hallifax's successors as Regius Professor of Civil Law at
             Cambridge, and influential upon Sir Henry Maine, Geldart's
             successor
Condition:   Original green embossed cloth, gilt, the spine somewhat faded and
             a bit crinkled, its bottom just snagged, yet a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-75217                Price: $     350.00
Category:    roman law
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Author:      Dalton, Michael
Title:       The Country Justice: Containing the Practice, Duty and Power of
             The Justices of the Peace, As well in as out of Their Sessions.
             Wherein All the Statutes in Force and use from Magna Charta . . .
             and All the Cases in Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and Sold by S. Birt [etc.], London,
             1742.
Description: A mid-18th 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 some 20 editions by 1790, this edition the
             first to translate the Latin precedents into English
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a bit worn, neatly rebacked, else a very good,
             exceptionally bright, clean copy; with the armorial bookplate of
             Penry Williams
Book No.:    W-77903                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace, criminal law
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Title:       The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Delegate from London, to the
             British Convention. Before the High Court of Justiciary, at
             Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th of January, 1794, for Sedition
             [Robertson's Edition]
Publisher:   Printed for James Robertson, No. 4, Horse Wynd [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1794.
Description: The trial marking the nadir of British reaction to the French
             Revolution, bridging the trials of Thomas Paine, John Horne Tooke,
             and Thomas Hardy, in which Margarot was convicted of sedition and
             sentenced to fourteen years transportation to Australia
Condition:   Definite embrowning and staining, in an attractive modern 1/4 calf
             somewhat unevenly faded
Book No.:    W-51742                Price: $     150.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, trials, 18TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Fifoot, C.H.S.
Title:       Frederic William Maitland, A Life
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description: Praised by John Dawson as "the first full biography of Maitland",
             drawing upon Fifoot's earlier edition of Maitland's letters, upon
             unpublished family papers, and upon the reminiscences of
             Maitland's one surviving daughter; Studies in Legal History
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-44563                Price: $      45.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, biography
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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
Category:    Abridgements, English constitutional law
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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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Author:      Comyns, John
Title:       A Digest of the Laws of England. The Third Edition, considerably
             Enlarged, and Continued down to the present Time, By Stewart Kyd
             [etc.]. In Six Volumes. Cowley 283
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1792.
Description: The last 18th century 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 sheep, crimson morocco labels, gilt, red edges with
             Chester / Circuit Library / Poole stencilled upon them; an
             unusually bound fresh set
Book No.:    W-72350                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Fifoot, C.H.S.
Title:       Frederic William Maitland, A Life
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
Description: Praised by John Dawson as "the first full biography of Maitland",
             drawing upon Fifoot's earlier edition of Maitland's letters, upon
             unpublished family papers, and upon the reminiscences of
             Maitland's one surviving daughter; Studies in Legal History
Condition:   Original cloth, somewhat rubbed and marked, but a clean copy
Book No.:    W-61974                Price: $      35.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, biography
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Author:      Reinhardt, Steven G.
Title:       Justice in the Sarladais, 1770-1790
Publisher:   Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1991.
Description: Professor Reinhardt's thorough exploration of the three principal
             criminal justice systems (popular, seigneurial, and royal) co-
             existing in a remote, poor district in late 18th century France,
             detailing the sure transition to royal predominance
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-57350                Price: $      35.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, FRANCE
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Author:      Dodson, Michael
Title:       The Life of Sir Michael Foster, Knt. Sometime One of the Judges of
             the Court of King's Bench
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson and Co. St. Paul's Church-Yard, London,
             1811.
Description: The sole contemporary account of the estimable lawyer and judge of
             unquestioned integrity "to whom Lord Mansfield readily turned for
             advice" and whom John Baker recently characterized as "perhaps the
             greatest criminal lawyer of the [18th] century"
Condition:   Modern black cloth, definite foxing and embrowning, else a good
             usable copy; with the frontispiece
Book No.:    W-55768                Price: $     450.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, biography, criminal law
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Author:      Tuero Bertrand, Francisco
Title:       Un Pleito Sobre Derecho de Asilo en el Oviedo del Siglo XVIII
Publisher:   Instituto de Estudios Asturianos, Oviedo, 1974.
Description:
Condition:   Original wraps, a little worn, but sound and usable; 117 pages
Book No.:    W-53087                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, 18TH CENTURY, SPAIN
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Author:      Williams, Walter
Title:       Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum a Cancellaria: Or, A Manifestation
             of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against
             Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. Collected out of the
             Authorities of Law [etc.]. Wing W2774
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1683.
Description: First edition of the first part of an uncommon 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
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over pebbled boards, quite worn, definite browning,
             ex-library; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-72750                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Madox, Thomas
Title:       The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of
             England . . . Together with . . . the Ancient Dialogue concerning
             the Exchequer . . . and A Dissertation concerning the most Ancient
             Great Roll of the Exchequer [etc.]. Second Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for William Owen, at Homer's Head, Near Temple-Bar [etc.],
             London, 1769.
Description: Second (and best) edition of Madox's masterwork, the first
             comprehensive treatment of the Royal Exchequer (and of English
             medieval taxation), called by Maitland "beautiful . . . one of the
             greatest historical works of the last [18th] century"
Condition:   Modern cloth, the Signet Library copy, with its gilt crests
Book No.:    W-68886                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Powell, Thomas
Title:       The Attourney's Academy: Or, The manner and Forme of proceeding .
             . . in any Court of Record [with] The Attorney's Almanacke [with]
             Arthur Agard, The Repertorie of Records . . . of the Chancery and
             Tower [etc.]. S.T.C. 20164 (variant?), 20165, and 194.1
Publisher:   [1 and 2] Printed for Benjamin Fisher; [3] B. Alsop [etc.],
             London, 1630, 31, 27.
Description: The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public
             records, begun by Agard and then by Powell upon Agard's death
             (with Powell's useful works bound in), this copy once Thomas
             Astle's, the 18th century Keeper of the Records in the Tower
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, the first work lacking
             the four dedication leaves, else sound, possibly once Chief
             Justice Robert Wright's copy
Book No.:    W-78665                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    
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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:      Haas, Elsa de and G.D.G. Hall (eds.)
Title:       Early Registers of Writs
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1970.
Description:
Condition:   Selden Society, Volume LXXXVII
Book No.:    W-51822                Price: $      65.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY, Bench and Bar
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Author:
Title:       The Trial of Joseph Gerrald, Delegate from the London
             Corresponding Society, to the British Convention. Before the High
             Court of Justiciary, At Edinburgh . . . for Sedition [etc.]. Not
             in McCoy
Publisher:   Printed for James Robertson [and six others], Edinburgh, 1794?].
Description: The principal contemporary account of the trial of Gerrald, one of
             the "Martyrs of Scotland", convicted of sedition soon after the
             onset of the French Revolution, still a blot on Scots law;
             transported, he died shortly after reaching Botany Bay
Condition:   Contemporary 1/4 calf, showing wear, but a good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-67199                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, SCOTLAND, 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:      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:      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:       The Trial Of the Honourable Admiral John Byng, at a Court Martial,
             As taken by Mr. Charles Fearne [with] Trial of Lawrence Earl
             Ferrers, for the Murder of John Johnson [with] Trial of Mary
             Blandy, Spinster; for The Murder of her Father. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed for R. Manby [2] Samuel Billingsley [3] J Rivington,
             London, 1760-57-52.
Description: Three of the most famous 18th century English trials, a
             miscarriage of justice [Admiral Byng's court martial], the last
             murder trial in the House of Lords of a fellow peer [Lord
             Ferrers], and a parricide of daughter-administered poison [Miss
             Blandy]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, an attractive copy, but with
             two leaves lacking from the Byng trial and repairs to the Blandy
             title and last leaf
Book No.:    W-72453                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, courts martial
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Author:      Powell, Richard R.
Title:       Compromises of Conflicting Claims, A Century of California Law
             1760-1860
Publisher:   Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, 1977.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-57098                Price: $      45.00
Category:    California, 19TH CENTURY, 18TH CENTURY
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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:      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:      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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