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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:      Sheppard, William
Title:       Sheppard's Precedent of Precedents. Or, One General Precedent for
             Common Assurances by Deeds; Modernized and Adapted to the
             Principles of Present Practice of Conveyancing. By Thomas Walter
             Williams, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:   Printed for George Wightman, Fleet Street, London, 1825.
Description: The final edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he proposed the reform of English land law,
             here modernized and collated with Sheppard's "Touchstone", as the
             movement for land reform resumed in the 19th century
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf, rubbed, marginal staining and a bit of
             fraying to the title and some other leaves, but a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-76797                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Larsen, Lawrence H.
Title:       Federal Justice in Western Missouri, the Judges, the Cases, the
             Times
Publisher:   University of Missouri Press, Columbia, 1994.
Description:
Condition:   A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-30291                Price: $      25.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Missouri
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Author:      Brougham, Henry
Title:       Present State of the Law. The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P.,
             in the House of Commons
Publisher:   Henry Colburn, London, 1828.
Description: First edition of Brougham's greatest speech, invoking Bentham
             (whom Brougham had consulted) and setting in motion much of the
             reform of English law to take place in the 19th century
Condition:   Disbound, a bit of dustiness and some foxing to the first and last
             leaves, one signature detached; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-16964                Price: $      75.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Dudlay, Edmonde
Title:       The Tree of Common Wealth . . . Written . . . While a Prisoner in
             the Tower, in the Years 1509 and 1510, and under Sentence of Death
             for High Treason. Now first Printed from a Copy of his Manuscript
             for the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Simms & Co., Manchester, 1859.
Description: The first edition of Dudley's treatise on political theory,
             curiously printed by the Rosicrucians in the mid-19th century,
             written in justification of absolute monarchy as Henry VIII was
             crowned and as Dudley futilely sought to avoid his execution
Condition:   3/4 morocco, spine quite chipped, fading, original wraps bound in
Book No.:    W-65632                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Religion, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:       The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:   Selden Society [Supplementary Series, Volume 1], London, 1965.
Description: All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could
             locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was
             as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author;
             superbly edited
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, a bit faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-62303                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
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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:      Fisher, William Richard
Title:       The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and
             Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The
             Priority of Encumbrancers
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1856.
Description: First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on
             the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and
             cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and
             Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010
Condition:   Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly
             strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean
             copy
Book No.:    W-76075                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Real Property, mortgages
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Author:      Neal, David
Title:       The Rule of Law in a Penal Colony, Law and Power in Early New
             South Wales
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-54182                Price: $      65.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, AUSTRALIA
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Author:      Cornish, William, Stuart Anderson, et al
Title:       1820-1914: English Legal System [with] 1820-1914: Private Law
             [with] 1820-1914: Fields of Development [The Oxford History of the
             Laws of England, Volumes XI, XII, and XIII]. Three Volumes
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.
Description: The chronologically final and latest published volumes in the
             series under the general editorship of Sir John Baker, "drawing
             heavily upon recent research using unpublished materials", and
             ultimately to replace and supplement Holdsworth's great work
Condition:   Original cloth, as new in the dustjackets
Book No.:    W-75495                Price: $     900.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Jacob, Ephraim A. (comp.)
Title:       An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of
             Common Law, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, and of the
             High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of England,
             Comprising the Reported Cases from 1756 to 1878 [etc.]. Ten
             Volumes
Publisher:   John C. Remick, Publisher, New-York, 1883-84.
Description: Based on the earlier digests of R.T. Harrison and R.F. Fisher,
             both of which are termed by Holdsworth the "standard" digests of
             the common law reports earlier in the 19th century, continuing
             them and re-arranging the subject matter for this country
Condition:   Original sheep, quite worn and scuffed, some spines defective, a
             working set only
Book No.:    W-52913                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Abridgements, legal dictionaries
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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
Category:    
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Author:      Wilson, Jane
Title:       Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Lawyers, An Early History
Publisher:   Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, n.p., 1990.
Description: A substantial effort, and considerably more than a collection of
             law firm anecdotes and 'famous cases', seeking to place Gibson,
             Dunn within the development of 19th and early 20th century
             Southern California; with many photos and endpaper maps
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good clean copy
Book No.:    W-69232                Price: $     150.00
Category:    California, Bench and Bar, Los Angeles
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Author:      Lea, Henry C.
Title:       Superstition and Force.  Essays on The Wager of Law, The Wager of
             Battle, The Ordeal, Torture
Publisher:   Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1866.
Description: First edition of the first work by a leading 19th century scholar
             on the Spanish Inquisition which discusses the history of
             jurisprudence, "scrupulously cited from the original sources" and
             cited by Maitland, Thayer and Holdsworth
Condition:   Green cloth boards
Book No.:    W-12313                Price: $      75.00
Category:    juries, Evidence
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Author:
Title:       Anno Decimo Tertio Georgeii III. . .An Act to explain, amend, and
             reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being,
             for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain
             called England [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1773.
Description: The all-important consolidating act, bringing together the
             scattered statutory evolution of the first part of the century and
             earlier, to be the basis for turnpike roads well into the 19th
             century; with the schedule of mandatory forms included
Condition:   Modern cloth, printed paper label, some markings and wear, but a
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-68638                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, law of highways
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Author:      Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:       The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1965.
Description: All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could
             locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was
             as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author;
             superbly edited
Condition:   A very nice copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-55540                Price: $      35.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
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Author:      Partridge, Bellamy
Title:       Country Lawyer
Publisher:   Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1939.
Description: The account of the law practice of the author's father in upstate
             New York in the late 19th century, based for the most part on the
             'little black book' which the latter kept
Condition:
Book No.:    W-52220                Price: $      25.00
Category:    biography
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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:      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:      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:      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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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:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for
             Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of
             the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with
             proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description: Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing
             on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his
             'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and
             presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers
             and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78811                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
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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:      Swindler, William F.
Title:       Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century, The New Legality
             1932-1968
Publisher:   Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1970.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-63098                Price: $      20.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Supreme Court, constitutional law
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Author:      Swindler, William F.
Title:       Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century, The New Legality
             1932-1968.
Publisher:   Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1970-74.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-14761                Price: $      20.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Supreme Court, constitutional law
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Author:      Wang, Chi Kao
Title:       Dissolution of the British Parliament, 1832-1931
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1934.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-48071                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Parliament
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Author:      Coote, Richard Holmes
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Mortgage [with] A Treatise on the Law of
             Mortgage, Part the Second; with Precedents and Indexes
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.],
             London, 1821-23.
Description: First edition of the earlier of two pre-eminent 19th century
             treatises on the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn
             barrister and praised by Holdsworth (the "standard work"), and
             published for over a century, reaching a ninth edition in 1927
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, early neat occasional
             underlining and a trace of foxing in the last pages; a very good
             bright copy
Book No.:    W-75923                Price: $     650.00
Category:    mortgages
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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:
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:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times to the Reign of King George IV.
             First [through Third] Series. In Seven Volumes. Cohen 2175
Publisher:   Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia, 1847-48.
Description: First American edition of the most famous of all works devoted to
             England's Lord Chancellors, a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language", from the Anglo-Saxon
             chancellors through the 19th century
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, spine of volume one repaired and some spine
             ends chipped, some foxing and staining, ex-Redpath Library, yet a
             usable set
Book No.:    W-74275                Price: $     250.00
Category:    biography
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Author:
Title:       Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert
             and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's
             Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry.
             Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:   Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press
             in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's
             evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite
             William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77923                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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Author:      Rolt, John
Title:       The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Sir John Rolt, Lord Justice of
             the Court of Appeal in Chancery 1804-1871 [Edited by C.T. Le
             Quesne]
Publisher:   Printed by Order of the Masters of the Bench . . . Inner Temple,
             London], 1939.
Description: First publication of the miraculously surviving autobiography of
             John Rolt, who, though orphaned at age ten, through native
             intelligence and diligence became an accomplished Chancery
             practitioner and, subsequently, attorney general and judge
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the frontispiece
             portrait and ten additional full page plates
Book No.:    W-16015                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, biography, Inns of Court
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Author:
Title:       The Adventures of Ralph Rashleigh, A Penal Exile in Australia
             1825-1844
Publisher:   Jonathan Cape, London, 1929.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, showing wear; a sound copy
Book No.:    W-61512                Price: $      50.00
Category:    AUSTRALIA, Transportation, 19TH CENTURY, criminal law
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Author:      Harmon, Nolan
Title:       The Famous Case of Myra Clark Gaines
Publisher:   Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1946.
Description:
Condition:   Green cloth backed boards, spine dulled; sound
Book No.:    W-50016                Price: $      65.00
Category:    trials, 19TH CENTURY, 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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Author:      Peake, Thomas
Title:       A Compendium of the Law of Evidence. Cohen 5092
Publisher:   Published by Thomas & Thomas, Walpole, 1804.
Description: The first of the 19th century evidence treatises, influential upon
             Bentham (whose 'Rationale' was published in 1827) and commended by
             him, elsewhere described as "embod[yimg] considerable original
             thought and research, and . . . long in high repute"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, some browning; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-67430                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Evidence
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Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. Seven Volumes
Publisher:   Fred. D. Lynn & Company, Publishers, Jersey City, 1881.
Description: One of Lord Campbell's two principal works, providing us with an
             unbroken biographical record from the Norman Conquest through the
             early 19th century; with the two volume continuation by Sir Joseph
             Arnould and the seventh volume index to the whole
Condition:   Original olive-green cloth, gilt, a bit of wear and some browning,
             but a good, sound set
Book No.:    W-71317                Price: $     350.00
Category:    biography
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Author:      Kirsop, Wallace
Title:       Buying Law Books in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne
Publisher:   Centre for the Book, Monash University, Melbourne, 2003.
Description: A cultured, suggestive, and seemingly pioneering, lecture on the
             market for law books in Melbourne from about 1840 to 1900, noting
             the early predominance of auctions and discussing principal
             collectors, both institutional and private
Condition:   Printed pink stapled wraps, a bit spotted, else well-preserved, 23
             pages; one of 200 copies
Book No.:    W-71327                Price: $      25.00
Category:    AUSTRALIA, Bibliography, 19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV.
             New Edition, Edited by John Allan Mallory [etc.]. Ten Volumes
Publisher:   Estes & Lauriat, Opposite Old South, Boston, 1870's?].
Description: The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord
             Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language", beginning with the
             Anglo-Saxon chancellors and continuing through the 19th century
Condition:   Brown cloth, gilt, worn, some hinges cracked; a good working set
Book No.:    W-69059                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, biography
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Author:      Riser, R. Volney (comp.)
Title:       A Goodly Heritage: Judges and Historically Significant Decisions
             of the United States District Court for the Middle District of
             Alabama. Preface by W. Harold Albritton. Introduction by Edwin C.
             Bridges. Edited by Paul M. Pruitt, Jr. and David I. Durham
Publisher:   University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, 2010.
Description: A worthy selection of the correspondence and judicial decisions of
             the eleven judges who sat on the Court from its inception in 1804
             until the appointment of Frank Johnson in 1955, with a brief
             biographical essay for each judge; illustrated
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy, 245 pages;
             Occasional Publications of the Bounds Law Library Number Seven
Book No.:    W-75655                Price: $      15.00
Category:    Alabama, 19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Bergstrom, Randolph E.
Title:       Courting Danger, Injury and Law in New York City, 1870-1910
Publisher:   Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1992.
Description:
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-64159                Price: $      45.00
Category:    torts, New York, 19TH CENTURY
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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:      Pruitt, Jr., Paul M.
Title:       Taming Alabama, Lawyers and Reformers, 1804-1929. With an
             Introduction by G. Ward Hubbs
Publisher:   University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 2010.
Description: A work examining the lives of seven "Bourbon Reformers", all but
             one in the Whig reform tradition of 19th and early 20th century
             Alabama, discussing both their influence and their limitations-and
             the role of law-in a "complex, often ambiguous world"
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, as new; 186 pages
Book No.:    W-75673                Price: $      26.95
Category:    Alabama, biography, 19TH CENTURY
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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:      Field, Stephen J.
Title:       Personal Reminiscences of Early Days in California, With Other
             Sketches. To Which Is Added the Story of His Attempted
             Assassination by a Former Associate on the Supreme Bench of the
             State. By Hon. George C. Gorham
Publisher:   Printed for a Few Friends. Not Published, Washington], 1893.
Description: Seemingly Justice Field's personal copy, with his booksticker ("S
             J Field") on the upper corner of the front pastedown, a work which
             Thomas Barnes states "ranks with the best of Old West memoirs and
             possesses unusual value as historical evidence"
Condition:   Original 3/4 black morocco over marbled boards, quite worn,
             repaired, ?relettered, but sound; large-paper copy, with the
             three-line errata on page 297
Book No.:    W-72355                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, California, Supreme Court
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Author:      O'Brien, Gail Williams
Title:       The Legal Fraternity and the Making of a New South Community,
             1848-1882
Publisher:   University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-49107                Price: $      25.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, The South
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Author:      Swindler, William F.
Title:       Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century, The Old Legality
             1889-1932
Publisher:   Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-63553                Price: $      35.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Supreme Court, constitutional law
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Author:      Swindler, William F.
Title:       The Constitution and Chief Justice Marshall
Publisher:   Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1978.
Description: The biography designed to provide background material for the film
             series 'Equal Justice Under Law'; with an introduction by Warren
             Burger, portions of whose Bentham Club lecture on 'Mr. Marshall,
             Mr. Jefferson, and Mr. Marbury' is appended
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy, in a somewhat worn and chipped
             dustjacket
Book No.:    W-70783                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, constitutional law, Supreme Court
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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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