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book #72149
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:      Gregory (comp.), Arthur
Title:       L'Abridgment des Cases Concernants les Titles plus materiall pur
             les Estudients & practiciones des Leyes du Royalme, digestes es
             certen aptes Diuisions desoubs mesmes les Titles. Ouesque Deux
             Tables ore primerment addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 12357.7; Cowley 96
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Wight & Bonhami Norton [etc.], London, 1599.
Description: The expanded edition of the abridgment attributed to Arthur
             Gregory and compiled by him earlier in the century, with
             references to the Year Books and to Fitzherbert and Littleton,
             inter alia, the omission of Brooke suggesting its date of
             compilation
Condition:   Early calf, John Evelyn's copy with the Evelyn bookplate [Lot
             1654, part 4], the title marked with minor worming, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79336                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    Abridgements
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book #76324
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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book #78475
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:      Wingate, Edmund
Title:       An Exact Abridgment of All Statutes in Force and Use, From the
             beginning of Magna Charta Until 1641 . . . And from thence
             continued down under their proper Titles Alphabetically to this
             present Year 1681. Wing E909; Cowley 174
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of J. Bill [and five others], London, 1681.
Description: The sixth edition of the abridgment which "held the field" (in
             Cowley's words) for much of the 17th century, Wingate's best known
             legal work, with its alphabetical subject matter complemented by
             the statutes in force chronologically arranged
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but firm,
             library bookplate, top margin cut close and some light marginal
             staining; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-79849                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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book #79321
Author:
Title:       The Greate abbrydgement of all y statutes of Englande vntyl the
             xxxiii yere of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [1542] [with]
             the abregementes of the statutes made in the xxxiii yere of . . .
             kyng Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9524 and 9544; Cowley 39 and 40
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . by me Wyllyam Myddylton [imprints vary], London,
             1542.
Description: The penultimate editions of the first abridgement in English of
             England's statutes, first edited and published by John Rastell in
             1519, then expanded and improved upon by Rastell's son, William,
             in 1530/31, and here continued to 1542
Condition:   Modern blind ruled calf, the title repaired and backed, the last
             leaf repaired with small loss, else generally quite clean and
             bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79321                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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book #79403
Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Vn General Table, a touts les seueral Liures de les Reports de le
             darreine tresreuerend Iudge, Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesq[ue] deux
             Catalogues Alphabetical, Lun de les principal Cases, lauter de
             touts les general Titles . . . des dits Reports. S.T.C. 5526
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Statio[ners], London, 1618.
Description: The much expanded second edition of the first abridgement of
             Coke's reports, now covering all eleven parts, undertaken by
             Thomas Ashe, the pioneer of this genre of legal literature and, in
             Holdsworth's words, "a great maker of indices and abstracts"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, generally clean with good margins,
             ownership signature of Richard Levinge dated 1652 on the title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79403                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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book #78942
Author:
Title:       Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statutorum]. 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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book #79747
Author:      Manby, Thomas
Title:       An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes, As Well Repealed as in
             Force. Made in the Reigns of King Charles I and King Charles II.
             Until the end of the Sessions of Parliament the 25th of March
             1573. With a Catalogue of all Publick and Private Acts. Wing E904
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Twyford, John Streater, and Elizabeth Flesher &c,
             London, 1674.
Description: Sole edition of the only statutory abridgment devoted exclusively
             to the reigns of Charles I and Charles II, undertaken by Manby,
             the Lincoln's Inn bencher and reformer who served with Matthew
             Hale during the Interregnum; arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, somewhat rubbed, else
             very clean and well preserved in original state, Cowley 166; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79747                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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book #55876
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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book #76691
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:      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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book #77689
Author:      Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein
             are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . .
             Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in
             Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc.,
             Dublin, 1741.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials
             spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the
             first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose
             and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes'
             division not as in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77689                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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book #78987
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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book #77927
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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book #78342
Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna
             Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that
             yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne
             Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description: One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two
             significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's
             words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all
             previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:   Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-
             lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78342                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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book #78787
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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book #77990
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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book #77020
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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book #55516
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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book #60146
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
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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book #79449
Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force
             and use . . . which doe threaten to the Offendours . . . Moreoeur
             the aucthoritie and duetie of all Justices of Peace, Shirifes,
             Coroners, Eschetors, Maiors, Baylifes [etc.]. S.T.C. 9526.7
Publisher:   Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottyl [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: First edition of Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the
             editing of the English statutes, the first work in English on the
             criminal law of England, and the first work to attempt to digest
             or abstract that subject; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, quite worn, ownership
             inscriptions and other notations on the title, else very clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79449                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    criminal law, Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, coroners, sheriffs
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book #77706
Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And
             particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of
             Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register
             of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others],
             London, 1743.
Description: The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his
             original work far different from previous dictionaries, this
             abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made
             to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat
             rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in
             a law library
Book No.:    W-77706                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
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book #78716
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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book #79575
Author:
Title:       Vn Abridgement de touts les Cases, reportes per Mounsieur Iasqves
             Dyer. S.T.C. 7387
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1609.
Description: Final edition of the first abridgement of Dyer's reports,
             published coterminously with the reports themselves, one of the
             two named reports of the 16th century (with Plowden's), in Dr.
             Baker's words, "an essential possession for every law student"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, the foremargin of the title
             just chipped (text not affected), occasional marginal notations;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79575                Price: $     675.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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book #78801
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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book #79714
Author:      Young [Yonge], Walter
Title:       A Vade Mecum, Or, Table, Containing the Substance of such
             Statutes; Wherein Any one, or more Justices of the Peace are
             inabled to Act . . . Together With an Epitome of Mr. Stamford's
             Pleas of the Crown. The Seventh Edition [etc.]. Wing Y96; not in
             Cowley
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1663.
Description: Final edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and only
             early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, Parliament
             having "ordered it to be printed for public use", its first part
             detailing in double columns both offences and penalties
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, quite clean and well preserved,
             contemporary manuscript jury foreman instructions on the second
             blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79714                Price: $     750.00
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon],
             London, 1583.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired
             (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy
             (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:    W-77985                Price: $    4500.00
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book #78781
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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book #79380
Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony and John Rastell (comps.)
Title:       La Table co[n]teynant en sommarie les choses notables en la
             graunde Abridgement, composee par le Iudge tresreuerend monsieur
             Anthony Fytzherbert, dernierment renue et corige: Au quell est
             nouelment adioustee les nombres des cases [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956.5
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottell decimo Nouembris [etc.], London, 1565.
Description: The earliest of the indexes of the common law, begun by
             Fitzherbert and improved by John Rastell to accompany the first
             edition of Fitzherbert's famed abridgement, but not then completed
             and here finally remedied to accompany Tottel's 1565 edition
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, centered gilt lozenges, front joint
             cracking but firm, initials "T H" (?Thomas Harriott), Ehrman
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79380                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Abridgements
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book #78746
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
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book #74382
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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book #77827
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:      Wingate, Edmund
Title:       Statuta Pacis: Or A perfect Table of all the Statutes (now in
             force) which any way concerne the Office of a Justice of Peace.
             Cleerly also setting down the severall duties of Sheriffes, Head-
             officers of Corporations . . .and other Officers &c. Wing W3023
Publisher:   Printed by M. Flesher and J. Young [etc.], London, 1644.
Description: The uncommon, only edition of Wingate's first legal compilation,
             offering as its justification Sir Edward Coke's view of the
             importance to England of its unique system of subordinate
             government; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, new endpapers, quite crisp with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79699                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, criminal law, Abridgements
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book #79777
Author:      Davenport, Humphrey
Title:       Synopsis, Or, An Exact Abridgement of The Lord Cokes Commentaries
             upon Littleton: Being A briefe explanation of the Grounds of the
             Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4958
Publisher:   Printed by E.G. for Matthew Walbancke at Grayes Inne Gate [etc.],
             London, 1652.
Description: The first abridgment of one of the most famous English law books,
             and the only one to appear in the 17th century, offering the
             essence (in Maitland's words) of Coke's "enormous learning
             [shovelled out] in vast disorderly heaps"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, later paper label, else quite
             clean, with the two portraits of Coke and Littleton, respectively;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79777                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Abridgements, English Law, Real Property
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book #77870
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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book #69523
Author:      Manley, William]
Title:       A Collection Of The Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To prevent
             Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue . . . Being An Abridgement of
             several Acts of Parliament . . . Wherein are contained The Powers
             given by the Laws now in Force [etc.]. Goldsmiths 7924
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Baskett . . . for Robert Vincent [etc.], London,
             1742.
Description: A rare work, seeking to provide "outdoor officers" with sufficient
             legal knowledge to stem fraud, digesting the laws from the 14th
             century onwards, providing opinions of counsel on doubtful points,
             and listing the legal wharfs; three copies in RLIN
Condition:   ?Later 1/2 calf, rubbed, title clipped, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-69523                Price: $     850.00
Category:    economics, Abridgements, justices of peace, Exchequer, international law
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book #78289
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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book #77937
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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book #49535
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, else fresh and well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-49535                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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book #79127
Author:      Bellewe, Richard
Title:       Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les
             Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478;
             S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:   Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.],
             London, 1585.
Description: Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth
             century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early
             English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively
             rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, quite unevenly darkened, the variant with the
             arms of Lincoln's Inn on the verso of the title; without the
             colophon if called for
Book No.:    W-79127                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      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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book #55310
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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book #78696
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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book #79460
Author:
Title:       The Justice's Case Law: Being A concise Abridgment of all the
             Cases of Crown Law, relative to Justices of Peace, and their
             Business and Proceedings . . . And likewise Of Use to Barristers
             at Law, Clerks of the Peace, Coroners, &c.
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for James Lacy [etc.], London,
             1731.
Description: Only edition of a work represented as having been written by a
             Justice having served for many years as Chair of Quarter Sessions,
             arranged alphabetically by subject matter, liberally citing
             statutory authority, reports, and other legal treatises
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-79460                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, justices of peace, Abridgements, coroners
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book #78092
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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book #77068
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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book #78344
Author:      Cotton, Robert
Title:       An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London From
             the reign of King Edward the Second, unto King Richard the Third,
             of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign [etc.]. Revised
             . . . by William Prynne. Wing C6489. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London,
             1657.
Description: First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by
             Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing
             published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom,
             both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, else well-preserved,
             the Evelyn / Taussig copy, with (in addition) the Sir Frederick
             Evelyn bookplate
Book No.:    W-78344                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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book #73610
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:      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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