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book #78271
Author:
Title:       A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his
             Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present
             Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1610.
Description: First edition of a controversial work, viewed by the House of
             Commons as demonstrating James's attempt to effect unilaterally by
             proclamation acts requiring Parliamentary consent, leading to the
             voiding of those contended to be especially grevious
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite rubbed, some marginal worming;
             with an ?unrecorded "Books printed or sold by William Leak" on the
             rear pastedown
Book No.:    W-78271                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    English Law
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book #79618
Author:      Smith, Thomas
Title:       The Commonwealth of England, And the Maner and Gouernement thereof
             . . . With new Additions of the chiefe Courts in England, And the
             Offices thereof [etc.]. S.T.C. 22863. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Stansby for Iohn Smethwicke [etc.], London,
             1612.
Description: The first English treatise on comparative constitutional law and
             politics, highly regarded by Maitland, who adjudged that the work
             "will be quoted and transcribed so long as men take any interest
             in the history of the English constitution"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the top margin cut
             close affecting the "The" of the title, some browning, else crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79618                Price: $     400.00
Category:    political theory, Comparative Law
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Author:
Title:       Four page autograph letter to Peter King, Lord Chancellor of
             England, from Luke Cotes, Dean of Middleham, Yorkshire, about 1435
             words, providing an illuminating, in depth enumeration of the fees
             and profits to be derived from his living
Publisher:   In the hand of Luke Cotes, Middleham, 1728.
Description: Cotes's letter, sent at the order of Edmund Gibson, requesting
             (unsuccessfully) that King "take this Living out of my Hands"
             based on its considerable value, including its notoriety as
             England's Gretna Green for those seeking hurried-up marriages
Condition:   Bifolium, written on three sides, the fourth side providing the
             address and endorsement, laid paper about 8 x 6 1/8 inches, well
             preserved
Book No.:    W-79813                Price: $     750.00
Category:    
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book #78006
Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in
             their Natural Order, according to Common Use. Seventh Edition
             [bound with] Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of
             England. Fourth Edition [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by E. and R. Nutt, London,
             1745 & 1734.
Description: A later edition of the principal work examining English law
             between Finch and Blackstone, with the last edition of Wood's
             "Thoughts" in which he "made a strong plea for the inclusion of
             the common law into the curriculum at Oxford and Cambridge"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding,
             clean and well-margined; no copy of these two works together
             recorded after 1734
Book No.:    W-78006                Price: $     650.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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book #42267
Author:      Pye, Henry James
Title:       Summary of the Duties of a Justice of the Peace Out of Sessions.
             With Some Preliminary Observations. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The popular work written by Pye while he was both England's Poet
             Laureate and a police magistrate, concentrating on the justice out
             of session, in matters largely criminal and in circumstances where
             a handy work, such as this, was a necessity
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, a little chipped, but quite pretty
Book No.:    W-42267                Price: $     350.00
Category:    
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book #78711
Author:
Title:       The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals
             Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of
             Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3.
             For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1673.
Description: A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including
             courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and
             methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing
             illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:   Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound
             and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78711                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
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book #77069
Author:      Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:       An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government
             of England, From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen
             Elizabeth. With A Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments .
             . . from some Manuscript Notes of John Selden. Wing S2428
Publisher:   Printed for John Starkey [etc.], London, 1689.
Description: The work establishing the reputation of Bacon, the half-brother of
             Francis Bacon, probably based on notes collected by John Selden,
             highly influential and "argu[ing] with unrelenting force an anti-
             royalist ideology of enormous political power"
Condition:   Contemporary speckled, panelled calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed
             and scraped and some browning, mainly lightish, else a very good
             crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77069                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #72462
Author:      Austin, John
Title:       The Province of Jurisprudence Determined. Second Edition [with]
             Lectures on Jurisprudence. Being the Sequel to "The Province of
             Jurisprudence Determined." To Which Are Added Notes and Fragments
             . . . Published from the Original Manuscripts. Three Volumes
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1861-63.
Description: First and second editions of both of Austin's major works, of
             pervasive impact on Anglo-American law over the last two centuries
             and, in the words of H.L.A. Hart (who edited the 'Province' in
             1954), "established the study of jurisprudence in England"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, extra gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, very
             worn, one board detached, several labels lacking, some chipping
             and tape; a working set
Book No.:    W-72462                Price: $     350.00
Category:    philosophy of law
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book #74827
Author:      Cooke, Edward
Title:       Chronica Juridicalia: Or, A General Calendar of the Years of . . .
             the several Kings of England . . . Together with A Chronological
             Table of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Justices of
             the Kings-Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. ESTC R10158
Publisher:   Printed for H. Sawbridge . . . and T. Simmons [etc.], London,
             1685.
Description: First edition of the expansion of Dugdale's listings of the
             chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and others,
             extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work,
             which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, early paper label, some
             browning; with A1 blank, but without the plate amd portrait if
             called for
Book No.:    W-74827                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, biography
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book #79621
Author:      Baldwin, Andrew Knapp and William
Title:       The New Newgate Calendar; Being Interesting Memoirs of Notorious
             Characters, Who have been convicted of Outrages on the Laws of
             England, During the Seventeenth Century, Brought Down to the
             Present Time [etc.] [title varies]. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane [etc.] [imprint varies],
             London and Liverpool, n.d..
Description: Seemingly the earliest issuance of Knapp and Baldwin's massive
             five volume compilation, describing the actions of (inter alia)
             "traitors, murderers, ravishers, pirates, sharpers, fraudulent
             bankrupts, imposters, and thieves of every description"
Condition:   3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, a sumptuous Riviere
             binding, joints rubbed, two cracking but firm, extensively
             illustrated; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-79621                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #78233
Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       La Huictme Part des Reports . . . des diuers Resolutions &
             Jugements donez sur solennes arguments & auec grand deliberation &
             conference des trereuerends Iuges & Sages de la Ley, de cases en
             ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5513 variant 2. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description: First edition of the eighth part of Coke's Reports, in whose
             preface he discusses at length the ancient laws of England,
             seeking to establish their pre-Conquest existence (by citation to
             historical authority) and the books in which they may be found
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, mainly
             lightish and marginal, else a good copy with the occasional
             annotation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78233                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    reports of cases
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book #79405
Author:
Title:       Liber quorundam Canonum disciplinae ecclesiae Anglicanae. Anno
             1571. S.T.C. 10037.5 [variant 2 with the cancel slip]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by John Day, London, 1571.
Description: The first Latin printing comprising a second part of the revised
             39 Articles of 1563, "established [by Elizabeth I] as the
             doctrinal foundations of the Church of England", to which clergy
             were ordered to subscribe by Act of Parliament in 1571
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lightish staining, the lower
             margin cut close (no text affected), else clean and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79405                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Cumming, Sir John
Title:       A Contribution Towards a Bibliography Dealing with Crime and
             Cognate Subjects. Third Edition
Publisher:   Receiver for the Metropolitan Police District, New Scotland Yard,
             London, 1935.
Description: The third edition of a work first published in 1914, covering a
             fifty year period, arranged by subject with cross-indexes by
             author, geography and subject, emphasising England and the
             Commonwealth
Condition:   Original limp wraps, interleaved, showing wear; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-20498                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Bibliography, criminal law
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book #48054
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity
             and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in
             England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying
             attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a little dusty, else quite a fresh copy
Book No.:    W-48054                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity
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book #70759
Author:
Title:       The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House
             in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney.
             Four Volumes in Two
Publisher:   Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794-95.
Description: The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one
             of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's
             acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French
             Revolution's effects swirled throughout England
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, gilt, some foxing and staining, a few tears,
             the binding a bit strained, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-70759                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #74675
Author:      Hargrave, Francis
Title:       Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and
             Constitution of England. Two Volumes [complete] [with the "A
             Register of Law Publications" of 32 and 26 pages in the first and
             second volumes, respectively, not found in all sets]
Publisher:   Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-
             92.
Description: One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal
             service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty
             previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection
             ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, with the ownership signature of Sir
             Robert Gifford, Baron Gifford, and the bookplate of Henry
             Bickersteth, Baron Langdale
Book No.:    W-74675                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #76039
Author:      Theobald, William
Title:       A Practical Treatise on the Law of Principal and Surety,
             Particularly with Relation to Mercantile Guaranties, Bills of
             Exchange, and Bail Bonds
Publisher:   S. Sweet, Chancery Lane, Stevens and Sons, Bell Yard [etc.],
             London, 1832.
Description: Only English edition of a work based on lectures delivered at the
             University of London by an Inner Temple barrister, seemingly the
             only part of his ambitious plan to "put in an institutional form"
             the private commercial law of England
Condition:   Contemporary boards, printed paper label, front joint just
             cracking and a bit tender, else a very good, untrimmed,
             unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-76039                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Agency, Bills and Notes, Bail and Bail Bonds, Commercial Law
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book #79399
Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which is Prefixed an
             Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Third Edition.
             Eller 219; Lauechli 522
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1758.
Description: The analytical schema underlying Blackstone's "Commentaries",
             providing the syllabus of his Vinerian lectures at Oxford; this
             edition is the first to bear Blackstone's name and to contain his
             Introductory Discourse (delivered that year) and an index
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the boards darkened at the
             joints, light browning, else quite clean with both tables, one
             folding; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79399                Price: $     650.00
Category:    English Law, jurisprudence
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book #76611
Author:      Plowden, Francis
Title:       The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of
             the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December,
             1824
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris,
             1825.
Description: The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman
             Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's
             sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and
             persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:   Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal
             staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26
             pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:    W-76611                Price: $     350.00
Category:    freedom of press
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book #75994
Author:      Deacon, Edward E.
Title:       A Digest of the Criminal Law of England; As Altered by the Recent
             Statutes for the Consolidation and Improvement of it [with] A
             Supplement to Deacon's Digest of The Criminal Law of England . . .
             by W.M. Hindmarch. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for Saunders and Benning [etc.],
             London, 1831-36.
Description: First edition of the exhaustive compilation by an Inner Temple
             barrister ("a thorough and cautious commentator" in the words of
             Leon Radzinowicz) undertaken during the midst of the great
             nineteenth century reforms of English criminal law
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, a clean usable set, the
             bindings similar, though not identical, in appearance
Book No.:    W-75994                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, digests
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book #55036
Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman
             Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden.  Five Volumes
Publisher:   Edward Thomson Co., Long Island, 1894-99.
Description: The most sumptuous and elaborate of all the editions of the Lord
             Campbell's 'Chief Justices', with many full-page plates, some in
             color and others folding, providing us with an unbroken
             biographical record from the Norman Conquest forward
Condition:   Vellum-backed crimson boards, showing wear, but still attractive
Book No.:    W-55036                Price: $     850.00
Category:    biography, Bench and Bar
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book #79223
Author:
Title:       Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this
             present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde
             yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the
             vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description: An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting
             the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5],
             abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images
             [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:   Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very
             light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79223                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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book #77414
Author:      Hodgkin, John
Title:       Observations on the Proposed Establishment of a General Register
Publisher:   S. Sweet, Law Bookseller and Publisher, Chancery Lane, London,
             1829.
Description: A notable contribution written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister (and
             noted Quaker) during the decades' long debate whether to establish
             a land registry in England, proposing with considerable
             thoroughness a title registry to achieve conveyancing security
Condition:   Modern period-style wraps, repaired and resewn, discreetly ex-
             library, presentation copy--"John Tyrrell Esq / With the Author's
             best Respects"; 55 pages
Book No.:    W-77414                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Cumming, Sir John
Title:       A Contribution Towards a Bibliography Dealing with Crime and
             Cognate Subjects. Third Edition
Publisher:   Patterson Smith, Montclair, 1970.
Description: Facsimile reissue of the 1935 edition of a work first published in
             1914, covering a fifty year period, arranged by subject with
             cross-indexes by author, geography and subject, emphasising
             England and the Commonwealth
Condition:   Gray buckram, the rear board a bit bumped, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-90420                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Bibliography, criminal law
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book #79771
Author:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England in the
             Two Universities. In a Letter to the Reverend ______ Head of
             _______ College in Oxford. ESTC T99846. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for and sold by J. Morphew near Stationer's Hall, London,
             1708.
Description: First edition of Wood's prescient effort, anticipating Blackstone,
             "urg[ing] the extension of legal education beyond the confines of
             the inns of court to the universities", with his recommendations
             of authors and subjects on both common and civil law
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the title and last leaf somewhat darkened
             and marked, some browning throughout, sound with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79771                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    education
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book #79490
Author:
Title:       The Law of Corporations: Containing the Laws and Customs of All
             the Corporations . . . in England. Treating Of the Essentials of,
             and Incidents to, A Corporation . . . Together with the Stiles and
             Titles of most Corporations in England [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.],
             London, 1702.
Description: Only edition of the first extensive work on the law of
             corporations, written on the eve of the Industrial Revolution,
             with portions of the work evidencing the considerable, even
             central role corporations were to play commercially later in the
             century
Condition:   Contemporary blind tooled calf, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked,
             the original label laid down, quite clean, with the half title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79490                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    corporations
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book #75970
Author:      Miller, John
Title:       An Inquiry into the Present State of the Statute and Criminal Law
             of England
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1822.
Description: The rare work written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister, expanding upon
             his influential rebuttal of the Report from the Select Committee
             on Criminal Laws, amounting (in Radzinowicz's words) to what "may
             well be called the 'Counter-Report'"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, a trifle
             worn, but well-preserved; three copies in OCLC, none in North
             America
Book No.:    W-75970                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases, criminal law, Acts
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book #62886
Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . from the Last London
             Edition. With the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes
             and Additions by Edward Christian . . . Downing Professor of the
             Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. Four Volumes
Publisher:   Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., Portland, 1807.
Description: An early American edition (the fifth), a completely
             unsophisticated, unrestored set in its original American
             publisher's binding, bottom and foredges untrimmed, cracking to
             the joints, bottom of one spine perished, labels slightly
             different
Condition:   Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels
Book No.:    W-62886                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English Law
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book #79486
Author:      Hargrave, Francis
Title:       Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and
             Constitution of England. Two Volumes [complete] [with the "A
             Register of Law Publications" of 32 and 26 pages in the first and
             second volumes, respectively, not found in all sets]
Publisher:   Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-
             92.
Description: One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal
             service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty
             previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection
             ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library
Condition:   Contemporary calf, much rubbed, joints just cracking but quite
             firm, labels lacking, else very clean and bright; the Taussig set
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Category:    English constitutional law, Star Chamber, Bibliography
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book #66113
Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . .
             Revised and Corrected, With Additions of Notes . . . By Francis
             Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Chief
             Justice Hale [etc.]. Two Volumes. Cohen 9452
Publisher:   Robert H. Small, Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1853.
Description: One of only two American editions of one of the five greatest
             English law books, containing the notes of Hargrave and Butler
             praised by Maitland, particularly for their value for the study of
             English medieval law; with the notes of Lord Nottingham
Condition:   Modern buckram, a good clean set
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Category:    Real Property
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book #78521
Author:
Title:       Anno XXIIII Henrici VIII. Actis made in the Session of this
             present parliament, holden uppon prorogation at Westmynstre . . .
             in the xxiiii yere of the reygne of . . . Kynge Henry the VIII
             [1533] [etc.]. Beale S150; S.T.C. 9377. Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris [etc.], London,
             1538.
Description: The Parliament in which the first great step was taken to
             extinguish papal jurisdiction and power in England, ensuring that
             Henry's divorce would be determined by Cranmer's archepiscopal
             court, and leading to Henry's supremacy in the English Church
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else
             well preserved, five copies in ESTC, one with a mutilated imprint;
             the Taussig copy
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Category:    Acts, 16TH CENTURY, Ecclesiastical Law
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book #78972
Author:
Title:       Laws of War and Ordinances of the Sea, Ordained and Established by
             the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; For the Regulating
             and better Government of the Navies, Fleets and ships of War, and
             Armies by sea of the Commonwealth of England [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Field, Printer to the Parliament of England,
             London, 1652.
Description: The rare official printing of the act regulating the English navy,
             passed by the House of Commons in 1649 and here printed, crafted
             by Robert Blake ("Father of the Royal Navy"), listing thirty-nine
             offences and their punishments; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern vellum backed boards, interleaved, definite browning, but
             sound, bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
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book #78533
Author:
Title:       Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present
             parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere
             [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge
             Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description: A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament
             giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head
             in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason
             statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not
             affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78533                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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book #77808
Author:      Foss, Edward
Title:       The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and
             Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster
             from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London,
             1848-64.
Description: Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in
             Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the
             best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course
             of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864
Condition:   Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned,
             the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a
             very good clean set
Book No.:    W-77808                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, biography
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book #79278
Author:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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book #79573
Author:
Title:       Defensio Legis: Or, The Whole State of England Inquisited and
             Defended for General Satisfaction. By a Person of Honour. Wing
             D822A
Publisher:   Printed for, and are to be sold by George Savile [etc.], London,
             1674.
Description: The rare variant printing of an idiosyncratic analysis of law and
             equity and much else, its criticisms ("Sophistical Cavils or idle
             Belches against the Common Law") stated and then responded to (and
             disposed of); one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:   Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, the joints a bit rubbed, ex-
             library, else quite clean and crisp, with the errata; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79573                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English Law
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book #79074
Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       Land-Lords Law . . . Being A Collection of several Cases in the
             Law concerning Leases, Distresses, Replevins, Rescous, Waste and
             several other Matters which often happen between Land-Lord and
             Tenant [etc.]. Wing M1802
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of John More, London, 1665.
Description: The rare first edition of the first work on the English law of
             landlord and tenant, especially important to the history of
             English land law, reflecting England's unique position among
             European countries in the amount of land cultivated by leasehold
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, new endpapers, some
             worming and paper repairs, but sturdy and usable, six copies in
             ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79074                Price: $     950.00
Category:    landlord and tenant
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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 #79474
Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; or, a
             Commentary Upon Littleton . . . Revised and Corrected . . . by
             Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including Also The Notes of
             Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. The Nineteenth Edition. Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J.& W.T. Clarke [and seven others], London, 1832.
Description: Final edition of one of the five greatest English law books, known
             as 'Coke on Littleton', this edition with Hargrave and Butler's
             notes (praised by Maitland for their value in the study of
             medieval law) and those of Lord Chancellor Nottingham
Condition:   Later maroon cloth, gilt, a bit rubbed, ex-library, else quite a
             good, clean, usable set
Book No.:    W-79474                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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book #77292
Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and
             Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and
             Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington
             [and] London, 1780.
Description: Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon
             the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major
             reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on
             the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven
             plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the
             second; a pretty copy
Book No.:    W-77292                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
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book #51934
Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and
             Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book written by a lawyer practising in this country,
             this the last and best edition
Condition:   3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, joints tender, else nice
Book No.:    W-51934                Price: $     500.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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book #78758
Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the
             Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session
             of this present Parliament. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1701.
Description: The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of
             "the last great constitutional documents in English history",
             circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's
             independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:   Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking
             but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78758                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Religion, Acts
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book #79589
Author:      Turner [Turnor], Thomas
Title:       The Case of the Bankers and Their Creditors . . . Wherein the
             Property of the Subject in this and the like Cases is soberly
             asserted by the Common and Statute Lawes of England . . . The
             Third Impression, with Additions [etc.]. Wing T3338
Publisher:   No Publisher Stated, London, 1675.
Description: The final much expanded, thorough polemic written by a Grays Inn
             barrister, analyzing the results of the infamous Stop of the
             Exchequer in 1672, leading to much financial ruin and litigation
             and, ultimately, to the Bank of England's founding in 1694
Condition:   Later 3/4 sheep over marbled boards, rubbed, light browning, else
             quite sound with the errata and the bookplate of Baron Hambro; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79589                Price: $     675.00
Category:    taxation, banks
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Author:
Title:       Bibliography and Reference From the Library of Richard E. Oinonen
             A Furthur Selection
Publisher:   New England Book Auctions, Sunderland MA, 2001.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, 240 lots in 29 pages; with prices
             realized list laid in
Book No.:    W-91957                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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book #79383
Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of Englande: wherein
             by most pitthy reasons & euident demonstrations they are plainelye
             proved farre to excell aswell the Ciuile lawes [and] all other
             lawes of the world [etc.]. Beale T357; S.T.C. 11194
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Rychard Tottill [etc.],
             London, 1567.
Description: First edition of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Modern blind ruled sheep, gilt lettered, the title somewhat dusty
             with early notations, else quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79383                Price: $    3750.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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book #91847
Author:      Somers, John, Lord]
Title:       The Security of English-Men's Lives, Or the Trust, Power and Duty
             of the Grand Jurys of England. Explained according to the
             Fundamentals of the English Government, and the Declarations of
             the same made in Parliament by many Statutes [etc.]. Wing S4644
Publisher:   Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: One of two 17th century editions of Somers' most enduring work in
             England and this country, "none more eloquently . . . preserv[ing]
             the independence and integrity of jurors" against intrusions of
             state power, and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a
             sound copy
Book No.:    W-91847                Price: $     450.00
Category:    political theory
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book #78459
Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein
             by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are
             plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the
             Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.],
             London, 1573.
Description: First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with
             good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78459                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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book #78652
Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England [with] Supplement to the First
             Edition; Containing The most material Corrections and Additions in
             the Second. Four Volumes. Eller 1; Laeuchli 1 and 2
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.
Description: First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-
             American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian
             Professorship at Oxford, itself the first legal chair in the
             English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:   Early calf, volume one rebacked, the Cullen House copy with its
             four shelfmarks and the book label of A Milne of Presse in two
             volumes; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78652                Price: $   11500.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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book #78135
Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure
             Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . .
             Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . .
             . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description: First edition of the most famous of all English works on
             international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in
             response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the
             sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original gilt spine laid
             down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey
             bookplate
Book No.:    W-78135                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
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book #77923
Author:
Title:       Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert
             and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's
             Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry.
             Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:   Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press
             in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's
             evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite
             William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77923                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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