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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       An Exact Abridgment of all the Publick Printed Irish Statutes now
             in Force . . . Together with An Abridgment of such English
             Statutes . . . as have been Enacted and made since Sir Edward
             Poyning's Law, relating to the Kingdom of Ireland [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by and for Andrew Crook [and two others], Dublin, 1700.
Description: First edition of the first comprehensive abridgment of the Irish
             statutes and those of England applying to Ireland, compiled by the
             prolific English lawyer who had removed to Ireland and been
             granted a law degree from the University of Dublin
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a
             sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78716                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    IRELAND, Abridgements
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Author:      D'Anvers, Knightley
Title:       A General Abridgment of the Common Law, Alphabetically Digested
             under Proper Titles . . . With Three Tables: The First, Of the
             several Titles. The Second, Of the Names of the Cases. And the
             Third, Of the Matter under General Heads. Two Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for . . . John Walthoe [etc.] [imprints vary], London,
             1705-13.
Description: First edition of D'Anvers' translation into English of the
             abridgment of Henry Rolle, "[i]ts scientific method . . . far in
             advance of anything that had preceded it", carried forward to the
             letter "E" and further supplemented but never completed
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a trifle rubbed, occasional light foxing and
             browning, a very good set; compare Cowley 192
Book No.:    W-77796                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Dunlap, M.E.
Title:       Abridgment of Elementary Law [etc.]
Publisher:   F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1892.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, spine defective, a working copy; pocket-size
Book No.:    W-55876                Price: $      50.00
Category:    Abridgements, education
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the Statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             Charta vnto this present yeare of our Lord God 1579. newlye
             augmented, and diligentlie perused [etc.]. S.T.C. 9314; Beale S66;
             Cowley 75
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, London, 1579.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, and the first edition of his work to translate his
             selections into English; in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a
             valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf (Oldham 775), front joint
             cracked, else well preserved, with the Somerhill Library
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78746                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Bellewe, Richard
Title:       Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les
             Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478;
             S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:   Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.],
             London, 1585.
Description: Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth
             century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early
             English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively
             rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt-lettered, quite browned, yet a crisp wide-
             margined copy; with the index before the text and without the
             colophon leaf
Book No.:    W-77020                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
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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:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312;
             Beale S64
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij,
             London, 1574.
Description: An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions
             to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and
             of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous
             efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed
             but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78787                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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Author:      Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:       Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans & temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la
             Roygne Mary, Escrie, ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir
             Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collecte sub
             ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3823; Beale R480; not in Baker
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . within Temple Barre . . . by Richard Tottill,
             London, 1587.
Description: The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to
             be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis,
             preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in
             J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:   Later 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, quite worn, some browning and
             staining, the margins cut close occasionally affecting sidenotes;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-73859                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
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Author:      Williams, T.W.
Title:       A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance
             and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna
             Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh
             Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.],
             London, 1787.
Description: The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great
             Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and
             undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings
             and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some
             staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the
             half title and errata
Book No.:    W-77068                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1594.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower
             margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite
             clean
Book No.:    W-78024                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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Author:      Salmon, Thomas
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and
             Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The
             Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The
             Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a
             substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more
             than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over boards, unevenly faded, some browning and
             occasional foxing, yet a good copy
Book No.:    W-72149                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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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:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London, 1565.
Description: The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book
             that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-
             notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and
             digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, some repairs, the second volume
             rebacked, repair to its last leaf, else very clean with wide
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78092                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Addington, William
Title:       An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View . . .
             The Offences, Punishments or Penalties . . . Number of Witnesses,
             What Justices, The Enacting Statutes [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For the Author [etc.],
             London, 1779].
Description: A comprehensive work prepared by Addington while a Bow Street
             magistrate, this copy possessing a second Bow Street association,
             with the notation on the title "given to me by Sampson Wright Esq,
             one of the magistrates of Bow Street Westminster"
Condition:   Contemporary tree-calf, joints cracked, label lacking, sewing a
             bit fragile, else a very clean, even attractive copy, signed
             boldly by Addington
Book No.:    W-55516                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
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Author:      Hughes, William
Title:       The Declarations and Other Pleadings Contained in the eleven Parts
             of the Reports of Sir Edward Coke . . . Rendred into English . . .
             For the benefit of all Students, and Practizers of the Common Law
             [etc.]. Wing C4917. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell [etc.], London,
             1659.
Description: Sole edition of the only work devoted exclusively to the
             declarations and pleadings of Coke's Reports, and uncommon,
             undertaken by William Hughes, the Gray's Inn ancient who
             accomplished more abridgements of English law than any other
             person
Condition:   Modern 1/4 sheep over paper boards, some browning and minor
             staining, else a sound, well preserved copy; with the Names of the
             Cases following the title
Book No.:    W-79076                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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Author:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie, per le Iudge
             tresreuerend Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer, nadgairs chiefe Iustice
             del common Banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 3829; Beale R475 and R476. Two Volumes
             in One
Publisher:   In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, vicesimo nono die Septemb. [etc.],
             London, 1586.
Description: Third edition of one of the two great early abridgments of English
             law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases and
             medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a massive
             work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, the elaborately gilt spine laid down, Robert
             Harley's copy with his ownership indicia, generally well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78447                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Year Books, reports of cases, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C.
             10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the
             book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged
             case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles
             and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title
             strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78463                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      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:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that
             yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure
             Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description: The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant
             contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words
             "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success"
             surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one
             imperfect
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor
             worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78475                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English of the Statutes now in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yere of the
             Reigne of King H.3. untill . . . the 7 yere of the Raigne of our
             Soueraigne Lord King James [etc.]. S.T.C. 9324; Cowley 112. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning and a bit of marginal staining,
             else a very good, clean and tall copy; no copy in a law library in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-77827                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of
             all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day;
             And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules
             it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it
             began "to produce the modern categories under which our
             substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with
             much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, ex-library,
             else a sound copy with the blank before the title page; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78801                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The Common Law Common-Plac'd: Containing, the Substance and Effect
             of All the Common Law Cases, dispersed in the Body of the Law . .
             . Wherein likewise The Terms of the Law . . . are concisely
             treated of [etc.]. The Second Edition. Cowley 225. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description: The last, and much-expanded, edition of Jacob's abridgment,
             designed to complement his 'Statute Law Common-Placed' and likely
             his 'Student's Companion, or Reasons of the Law'; arranged by
             subject, alphabetically
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat worn and scraped,
             else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77870                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Rolle, Henry
Title:       Un Abridgment des Plusieurs Cases et Resolutions del Common Ley:
             Alphabeticalment digest desouth severall Titles . . . Ovesque un
             Table Des general Titles contenus en ceo. Two Volumes in One
             [complete]. Wing R1872; Cowley 159. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for A. Crooke [and twelve others], London, 1668.
Description: Only edition of Rolle's universally respected abridgment, edited
             by Sir Matthew Hale (who also contributes the preface), "far in
             advance of anything that had preceded it", summarizing
             Parliamentary records and statutes as well as case law
Condition:   Contemporary speckled blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the original spine
             laid down, light browning, else a very good copy; with the
             frontispiece
Book No.:    W-77888                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:
Title:       The Grete abbregement of the statutys of Englond untyll the xxii
             yere of kyng Henry the viii. Cum priuilegio Regali. S.T.C. 9521;
             Beale S48; Cowley 19
Publisher:   William Rastell?, London?, 1531?.
Description: A rare edition (the first to be titled the "Great Abridgement")
             expanding and improving upon the first abridgement of English
             statutes in English edited and published by John Rastell in 1519,
             undertaken by Rastell's son, William; seven copies in ESTC
Condition:   Blind panelled calf, rebacked, (Oldham BIB3 front board, AN13
             back), repairs to title and following leaf, Phyllyppus Denys
             signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78845                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:
Title:       A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in
             the High Court of Chancery, &c. With Several Cases never before
             published [etc.] [with] A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity,
             Volume II. Two Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed by E. and R. Nutt [2] Printed by Henry Lintot, London,
             1732-56.
Description: First editions of both volumes of the most extensive of all the
             digests of cases in equity, published throughout the century and
             praised by Holdsworth as "[t]he most important of these
             Abridgments and the only one which was completed"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards (bindings vary), the second
             volume extensively glossed throughout, both well-preserved; the
             Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78899                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases, equity
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Author:      Lee, Edward
Title:       The Statute-Law of Ireland Common-Placed. Or, A General Table of
             all Publick Printed English and Irish Acts of Parliament now in
             Force and Use in Ireland . . . from Magna Charta . . . Containing,
             The full Purport of All the English Statutes [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by Geo. Grierson [etc.], Dublin, 1735.
Description: A rare work, organizing Irish and pertinent English statute law
             alphabetically, providing the purport of both, and represented as
             the first work to include English statutes enacted prior to
             Poyning's Law [of 1495]; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Condition:   Blind-panelled calf, lightly rubbed, contemporary news cuttings
             tipped in, one blank loose, else a very good crisp copy; with the
             suscribers' list
Book No.:    W-77506                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    IRELAND, Acts, Abridgements, digests
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Author:      Cotton, Robert
Title:       An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London . . .
             of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign, and the several
             Acts in every Parliament [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne
Publisher:   Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London,
             1657.
Description: First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by
             Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing
             published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom,
             both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:   Early tree calf, rebacked, some embrowning, but a good copy
Book No.:    W-60146                Price: $     650.00
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Title:       An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the
             Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the
             Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description: A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the
             just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-
             three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and
             several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy,
             with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts;
             four copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76939                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5; Beale 463 464 & 465
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London], 1565.
Description: The magisterial Tottel printing of "the decisive book--the book
             that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-
             notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and
             digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Contemporary blind-rolled and tooled calf, quite worn, recently
             rebacked, browning, some staining (mainly to the lower margin),
             good crisp copies
Book No.:    W-73610                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Bacon, Matthew
Title:       A New Abridgment of the Law. Five Volumes [complete]. Folio.
             Cowley 230
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.] [imprints vary],
             London, 1736-66.
Description: First edition of all five volumes of Bacon's pioneering
             abridgment, creating a "scientifically constructed treatise[] on
             all branches of the law" in Holdsworth's words, still thought to
             be based in part on both books and manuscripts of Baron Gilbert
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, joints cracked but holding, one
             label lacking, occasional minor worming, yet a good clean set
Book No.:    W-77927                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       A Grand Abridgment of the Common and Statute Law of England . . .
             Very usefull and beneficiall for all persons whatsoever that
             desire to have any knowledge in the said Laws. In Four Parts [in
             Two Volumes, Complete]. Wing S3188; Cowley 167. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by E. Flesher, J. Streater, and B. Twyford [etc.], London,
             1675.
Description: Sheppard's last work and, with his earlier abridgment (upon which
             this work is based), a pioneering one, the first to be in English
             and the first, in Holdsworth's words, to consist of
             "scientifically constructed treatises on all branches of the law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, some foxing
             and browning, yet still a good usable set
Book No.:    W-77937                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collect & escrie per le Iudge tresreuerend
             Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del comon
             banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graund Abridgement [etc.].
             Two volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3827; Beale 469 & 470
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Totell, London, 1573.
Description: First edition of one of the two great early abridgments of English
             law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases and
             medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a massive
             work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, the original unlettered spine laid down,
             light browning, else quite clean and wide-margined; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-77984                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon],
             London, 1583.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired
             (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy
             (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:    W-77985                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      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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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement. Three Volumes [complete] [with the ?Wyer
             setting of the title page of volume 3]. S.T.C. 10954; Cowley 6;
             Beale R456, R458, and R459. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Rastell and Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1516.
Description: The magisterial first edition of "the decisive book--the book that
             'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes
             in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval
             case law, including those cases otherwise lost
Condition:   Modern calf, the first title with the woodcut and text only, small
             loss on its verso, some dampstaining and strengthened margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77990                Price: $   35000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Title:       Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statuorum]. S.T.C.
             9514; Duff 376; Beale S40; Cowley 3
Publisher:   Explicit abbreuiamentum statutorum Impressum per Ricardum Pynson,
             London, 1499.
Description: Second edition of the first abridgment of the English statutes, "a
             great improvement on the 1481 edition", the first to be printed by
             Pynson and one of only two statutory abridgments of English law
             (the other the 1481 edition) printed before 1500
Condition:   Later 1/4 calf, rubbed, light browning, a few leaves darkened,
             Signet Library gilt crests and Eric Sexton bookplates; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78942                Price: $   35000.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and
             Student
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire [etc.], London],
             1630.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked in morocco; a good copy
Book No.:    W-55310                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY, Abridgements
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Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Abridgment des tovts les Cases reportez alarge per Monsieur
             Plowden, ouesque, les Exceptions al pleadings & leur Responses,
             les Resolutions des matters in Ley, & touts auters principal
             matters surdants sur les arguments de mesmes [etc.]. S.T.C. 20037
Publisher:   In aedibus Ianae Yetsweirt. Cum Priuilegio, London, 1597?.
Description: First edition of the first abridgement of the first named English
             reports, undertaken by the pioneer of this genre of legal
             literature, in Holdsworth's words "a great maker of indices and
             abstracts";  with the preface cancelled in most copies
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, rubbed and somewhat marked, some blanks a bit
             frayed, else quite clean and fresh, without A4 (?blank); the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78983                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY, reports of cases
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Author:
Title:       The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer &
             corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last
             daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale
             R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1555.
Description: One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with
             Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of
             Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports
             processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:   Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early
             ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78987                Price: $    4250.00
Category:    Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
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Author:      Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:       Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la
             Roygne Mary, Escrie ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir
             Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collect sub
             ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3821.5; Beale R479; Cowley 72; not in Baker
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Cum priuilegio, London, 1578.
Description: The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to
             be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis,
             preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in
             J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, joints just cracking
             but very firm, an exceptionally clean copy with generous margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78989                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
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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:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie per le Iudge
             tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice
             del common banke [with] La Secound part du Graunde Abridgement
             [etc.]. Two Volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3828; Beale R471 &
             R472
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottell Duodecimo die Octobris. 1576, London,
             1576.
Description: Second edition of one of the two great early abridgments of
             English law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases
             and medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a
             massive work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Modern calf, light browning, occasional early annotations,
             bookplate "Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms" with the book
             numbered noted; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78289                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Salmon, Thomas
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and
             Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The
             Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The
             Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a
             substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more
             than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, rubbed,
             definite browning and foxing, but a sound usable copy
Book No.:    W-76691                Price: $     275.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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Author:      Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein
             are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . .
             Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in
             Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc.,
             Dublin, 1741.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials
             spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the
             first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose
             and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes'
             division not as in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77689                Price: $    1500.00
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Author:
Title:       Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of
             all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day;
             And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules
             it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it
             began "to produce the modern categories under which our
             substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with
             much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the label largely lacking,
             a bit of browning and staining, yet generally well preserved; six
             copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-74382                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
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Author:
Title:       The Newe greate abredgement brefly conteynynge, all thactes and
             statutes of this Realme of England, untyll the xxxv yere of the
             reigne of oure late noble Kynge . . . Henry the viii [etc.].
             S.T.C. 9525.5; Beale S53; Cowley 45
Publisher:   Excusum in officini Thomae Gaultier; Richard Kale [colophon],
             London, 1551.
Description: The rare, final, and expanded edition of the first abridgement in
             English of the English statutes, first printed by John Rastell in
             1519 and later printed by his son, William Rastell in 1530/31;
             three copies in STC, including this copy
Condition:   Modern calf, elaborately blind and gilt tooled, marbled edges,
             pastedowns, and endpapers, some wear to the spine, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78675                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Un Perfect Table a Touts les Severall Livers del Reportes de Sir
             Edward Coke . . . Ouesque un Catalogue de touts le cases in
             larguments de les principall cases [with an] Alphabeticall
             collection de touts . . . texts del Latine [etc.]. S.T.C. 5525
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1606.
Description: First edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports,
             undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the master and pioneer of this genre of
             legal literature ("a great maker of indices and abstracts", in
             Holdsworth's words); arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, soiled, some repairs, yet fresh and well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-49535                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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Author:      Dunlap, M.E.
Title:       Abridgment of Elementary Law Embodying the General Principles,
             Rules, and Definitions of Law Together with the Common Maxims and
             Rules of Equity Jurisprudence, Embracing the Subjects Contained in
             a Regular Law Course [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Quite worn, lacking the front free endpaper; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-40313                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Abridgements, education
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Author:
Title:       A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most
             victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et
             Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties
             Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5
Publisher:   (1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton,
             London, 1553 & 57.
Description: The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare
             form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward
             VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works
             the privately held copies recorded in STC
Condition:   Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and
             well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78696                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements
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Author:      Brown, Josiah
Title:       A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as
             relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time.
             Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.],
             London, 1793.
Description: Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge
             all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut
             short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A";
             this copy with an index found in no copy located online
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library,
             light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in
             ESTC, neither in the USA
Book No.:    W-76324                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, Abridgements
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