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book #76006
Author:      Richardson, Robert
Title:       The Attorney's Practice in the Court of King's Bench: Or, An
             Introduction to the Knowledge of the Practice of that Court . . .
             With Variety of useful and curious Precedents in English, settled
             or drawn by Counsel [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law-printers [etc.], London, 1776.
Description: The edition appearing while both Blackstone and Mansfield were on
             the bench, praised by Holdsworth as a "better and a more orderly
             account" than its predecessors, its second volume largely
             comprised of forms attributed to the lawyers creating them
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and
             foxing , a sound usable set only
Book No.:    W-76006                Price: $     450.00
Category:    English Law
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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 #77901
Author:      Heale, William
Title:       An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his
             assertion . . . That it was lawfull for husbands to beate their
             wives [with] Henry Swinburne, A Treatise on Spousals, or
             Matrimonial Contracts [etc.]
Publisher:   Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, worn, ex-library, a usable copy only,
             the 1608 and 1686 editions in facsimile; Classics of English Legal
             History
Book No.:    W-77901                Price: $     125.00
Category:    women's law
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book #76164
Author:      Maxwell, W. Harold [and others] (comps.)
Title:       A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations [1]
             English Law to 1800 [2] 1801 to 1954 [3] North America [4] Ireland
             [5] Scotland [6] Australia and New Zealand [7] The British
             Commonwealth. Second Edition. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Sweet and Maxwell Limited, London, 1955-64.
Description: The original issuance of the best edition of what remains as the
             pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking world and
             the former British Empire, excluding only this country post-
             independence and India, better known as 'Sweet and Maxwell'
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, showing some wear, the first volume somewhat
             more than the others, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-76164                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Bibliography
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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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book #65385
Author:      Azuni, D[ominique] A[lbert]
Title:       The Maritime Law of Europe. Translated from the French. In Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by George Forman, 64, Water-Street, for I. Riley & Co.,
             New-York, 1806.
Description: First edition in English of Azuni's treatise, influential upon the
             law of prize, well-known for its analysis of the Rhodian sea laws
             and the Consolato del Mare, and one of several works bearing upon
             American efforts to codify international law
Condition:   Contemporary tree calf, adequately rebacked, some staining; usable
Book No.:    W-65385                Price: $     650.00
Category:    international law, maritime law
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book #79694
Author:      St. John, Oliver
Title:       Mr St-John's Speech to the Lords in the Upperhouse of Parliament:
             January 7, 1640. Concerning Ship-Money. S.T.C. 21589.3 [variant,
             with "L. Finches sollici-tation only, &" on E1 and "SPEECH" on the
             first page of text]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe],
             London, 1641.
Description: St. John's ultimately successful argument in one of the great
             constitutional cases of English legal history, circumscribing the
             King's prerogative to declare a national emergency (and to tax the
             country at large) without Parliamentary consent
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else
             quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79694                Price: $     450.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Ross, Charles Campbell (prep.)
Title:       The Laws of Gibraltar. 1950 Supplement to the Laws of Gibraltar.
             Two volumes
Publisher:   Gibraltar Garrison Library Committee, Gibraltar, 1950.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-Middle Temple Library, cloth-backed boards, a sound set
Book No.:    W-90732                Price: $     100.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Gibraltar
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book #44562
Author:      Bell, H.E.
Title:       Maitland, A Critical Examination and Assessment
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1965.
Description: A fine biography of Maitland, rivalling Fifoot's, and possibly
             better capturing Maitland's character, with two chapters on the
             History of English Law, another on Domesday, a third on the Year
             Books, and an appendix on Maitland as a teacher
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-44562                Price: $      15.00
Category:    biography
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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 #66012
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil
             Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.],
             London, 1779.
Description: The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by
             Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of
             Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though
             not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-66012                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
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Author:      Gupta, Shivlal
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 10, 1974
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1974.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, soiled but sound
Book No.:    W-90806                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:
Title:       Uganda Protectorate. 1953. Ordinances and Subsidiary Legislation,
             Containing Orders in Council, Rules, Regulations, Proclamations,
             Orders, Notices, Native Laws, Etc.
Publisher:   Government Printer, Uganda.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-Middle Temple Library, tan buckram, a sound copy
Book No.:    W-91130                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Uganda
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book #78422
Author:      Hutton, Richard
Title:       The Young Clerks Guide: Or, An Exact Collection of choice English
             Presidents . . . For all sorts of Indentures, Letters of Atturney,
             Releases, Conditions [bound with] The Second Part Of the Young
             Clerks Guide [etc.]. Wing H3849A and Not in Wing
Publisher:   Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [both works,
             London, 1658 & 1657.
Description: Rare editions (one seemingly unrecorded) of the spectacularly
             popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous
             for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions
             recorded in ESTC by 1689--one and no copies in ESTC here
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt-lettered, discreetly ex-library, the first work
             lacking three gatherings, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78422                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books
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Author:
Title:       Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International. Studies on International
             Fiscal Law, Volume LXXb, International Double Taxation of
             Inheritances and Gifts
Publisher:   International Fiscal Association, Rotterdam, 1985.
Description: In English, French, and German
Condition:   Printed wraps, a clean ex-library copy; 574 pages
Book No.:    W-30545                Price: $      35.00
Category:    international law, Wills, taxation
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Author:
Title:       A Rape Bibliography, With Special Emphasis on Rape Research in
             Canada
Publisher:   Solicitor General of Canada, Ottawa, 1979.
Description: Bilingual edition, in English and French
Condition:   Printed wraps, the spine nicked, but still sound; 130 pages
Book No.:    W-90143                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Rape, women's law, Bibliography, CANADA
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book #78150
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord
             Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The
             Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the
             King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom,
             London, 1689 & 1685.
Description: First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming
             Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal
             derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose
             execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:   Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the
             portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with
             the errata slip
Book No.:    W-78150                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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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 #76101
Author:      Watson, William
Title:       A Treatise of the Law of Partnership. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1807.
Description: The best edition of the first work on the English law of
             partnership, undertaken by the future Lord Campbell, who supplies
             an introduction, treating at length many of the leading cases of
             the late 18th century, including those of Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, a bit of
             cracking to the top of the joints and some very light foxing, yet
             a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76101                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Partnership
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book #79667
Author:      Rastell, John
Title:       Les Termes de la Ley: Or, Certaine difficult and obscure Words and
             Termes of the Common Lawes of this Realme expounded. S.T.C. 20716;
             Cowley 122
Publisher:   Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers, London,
             1624.
Description: An early seventeenth century edition of the first English law
             dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind), this
             the first edition to be published under this title; with the Law
             French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, without the first blank,
             else quite clean and with the occasional annotation; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79667                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:
Title:       Annual Volume of the Laws of the Gold Coast, Containing All
             Legislation Enacted During the Year 1943
Publisher:   Government Printing Department, Accra, 1944.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-Middle Temple Library, gray boards, dampstained but sound
Book No.:    W-90748                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA
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book #76234
Author:      Cooper, Thomas
Title:       Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence. Including Farr's Elements of
             Medical Jurisprudence [and three other works], A Digest of the Law
             Relating to Insanity and Nuisance . . . To Which Is Added . . .
             Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield [etc.]. Cohen 8761
Publisher:   Published by James Webster, No. 24, South Eighth Street [etc.],
             Philadelphia, 1819.
Description: Only edition of Cooper's pioneering work, the first on forensic
             medicine published in this country, reprinting several important
             English and continental works (Farr, Dease, Male and Haslam) and
             adding his own notes and a digest of insanity law
Condition:   Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked with contrasting crimson
             and black morocco labels, gilt, considerable foxing and browning;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76234                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Medical Jurisprudence
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Author:
Title:       Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. The Laws of Kenya. Noter-Up
             Service, Prepared from Kenya Ordinances, 1961. Issue No. 1 of 1961
Publisher:   Government Printer, Nairobi, 1961.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, stapled wraps, creased and soiled, but usable
Book No.:    W-90909                Price: $      20.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Kenya
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book #79299
Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury, at the Sessions of the Peace
             Held for the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. On Thursday the
             29th of June, 1749. Published By Order of the Court, and at the
             unanimous Request of the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar . . . in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description: Arguably the most famous grand jury charge ever delivered, "a
             masterly and assured model of its kind", citing Bracton, Coke,
             Hale and Hawkins inter alia, and setting forth Fielding's views on
             the state of English society and its needed reforms
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, the title
             somewhat browned and with a circular stain, else quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79299                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges, legal reform, English Law
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Author:      Kingdon, Donald (prep.)
Title:       The Laws of the Tanganyika Territory, in Force on the 1st Day of
             January, 1947. Revised Edition. Five volumes (of seven)
Publisher:   Watmoughs Limited, Bradford, 1947.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-library, tan buckram, all rather dusty and worn, but sound
Book No.:    W-91098                Price: $     100.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Tanganyika, Tanzania
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book #79360
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An
             Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with]
             Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament
             [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:   Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios,
             London, 1687-89.
Description: Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius
             Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate
             without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of
             the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising
             leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79360                Price: $    1000.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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book #78368
Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       De Pace Regis et Regni, viz. A Treatise declaring which be the
             great and generall Offences of the Realme . . . as Treasons,
             Homicides, and Felonies, Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Ryots,
             Routs, Vnlawfull assemblies [etc.]. S.T.C. 20497. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1615.
Description: The penultimate edition of the first work on English criminal law
             written in English, exceptionally thorough, called by Holdsworth
             "comprehensive and well arranged", with extensive (even
             exhaustive) references and sidenotes complementing the text
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, a bit rubbed, rebacked, some fore-
             margins cut close, but legibility preserved, particularly clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78368                Price: $     750.00
Category:    criminal law
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book #78708
Author:      Leach, William
Title:       First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at
             Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their
             Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest
             Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together
             outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal
             system", here focusing on local officials, executors,
             administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:   Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the
             text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78708                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime law
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book #77085
Author:      Marvin, J.G.
Title:       Legal Bibliography, or a Thesaurus of American, English, Irish,
             and Scotch Law Books, Together With Some Continental Treatises.
             Interspersed with Critical Observations Upon Their Various
             Editions and Authority [etc.]. Cohen 1794
Publisher:   T. & J.W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, No. 197 Chesnut Street,
             Philadelphia, 1847.
Description: Only edition of the first American work of legal bibliography, for
             many decades "the most comprehensive work of its kind ever
             published in the English language", with over 5,000 entries,
             arranged by author with an elaborate subject matter index
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly faded, private
             ownership stamps on the title, else a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77085                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:
Title:       Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. The Law Relating to Diseases of
             Animals, in Operation as at 31st March, 1937
Publisher:   Government Printer, Nairobi, 1937.
Description: With tipped in amendments up to 30th June, 1944
Condition:   Ex-British Library, wraps, the spine repaired with tape; usable
Book No.:    W-90815                Price: $      85.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Kenya, animal rights
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book #79342
Author:
Title:       The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set
             forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis
             [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . .
             in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:   in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet],
             London, 1535-40?.
Description: A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law
             books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies
             recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its
             title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:   Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with
             panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back);
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79342                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
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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 #79085
Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men,
             Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other
             lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of
             Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:   Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.],
             London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many
             efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important
             part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on
             prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original
             flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79085                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
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book #79605
Author:
Title:       The Address Of the Honourable the House of Commons: Presented to
             His Majesty On Thursday the 25th day of April, 1689. With His
             Majesty's Answer Thereunto. Wing E2514. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb [etc.], London, 1689.
Description: The official and sole London printing of the Commons address
             offering full support (with William's acceptance) for a
             declaration of war on France, following the arrival of James II
             from France in Ireland in mid-March, with war in fact declared May
             7
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, title (verso blank) plus two
             pages, three folds, one manuscript notation, clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79605                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Parliament, English Law, military law, IRELAND, FRANCE
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book #71544
Author:
Title:       The Parliamentary Opinions of Lord Mansfield, Sir Dudley Ryder,
             Mr. Charles Yorke, Mr. William Beckford, &c. On the Choice of a
             Regency or Regent; with Other Discussions on That Interesting
             Question
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly,
             London, 1788.
Description: Part of the debate during the mental incapacity of George III (no
             provision for succession having been made), publishing a series of
             arguments bruited when the 1751 Regency Bill, providing for his
             own succession while a minor, had been enacted
Condition:   Disbound, one leaf torn with loss of several words on its verso
             (but not the sense); 46 pages plus the advertising leaf
Book No.:    W-71544                Price: $     150.00
Category:    insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Western Nigeria Legislation, 1964
Publisher:   Government Printer, Ibadan, 1964.
Description: Laws and subsidiary legislation for 1964, with typescript indexes
             (chronological and alphabetical) bound in
Condition:   Ex-Middle Temple Library, blue buckram, sound
Book No.:    W-90945                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, NIGERIA
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Author:
Title:       Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. The Laws of Kenya. Noter-Up
             Service, Prepared from Kenya Ordinances, 1957. Issue No. 2 of 1957
Publisher:   Government Printer, Nairobi, 1957.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, stapled wraps, wrinkled but sound
Book No.:    W-90902                Price: $      20.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Kenya
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Author:      Jindal, M.L.
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 6, 1972
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, a sound copy
Book No.:    W-90805                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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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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Author:
Title:       The Annual Volumes of the Selden Society. Volumes I through LIV.
             Fourty Nine Volumes [lacking five volumes--14, 29, 33, 39, 53--
             which may be obtained in modern reprint]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1887-1935.
Description: A lengthy run of the earliest annual volumes of the Selden
             Society, containing the bulk of the finest early twentieth (and
             late nineteenth) century scholarship on English legal history,
             including all of the contributions by Maitland and many others
Condition:   Original cloth, showing some wear, ex-library, yet generally a
             good usable set
Book No.:    W-75762                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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book #79377
Author:      Walthoe (comp.), John
Title:       A Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law-Books of this Realm.
             With Some others relating thereunto . . . Alphabetically digested
             under proper Titles. With An Account of the Best Editions, and
             Common Prices for which they are now Sold
Publisher:   Printed for J. Walthoe . . . and J. Walthoe, Junr [etc.], London,
             1720.
Description: A rare Walthoe catalogue, the first of its kind to appear in the
             18th century, largely based in turn on the pioneering catalogue of
             Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling and
             publishing the first bibliography of English law"
Condition:   Modern mottled calf, some light browning, else well preserved, one
             copy in ESTC (possibly incomplete), 99 pages + the advertising
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79377                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Bibliography, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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book #78211
Author:      Fraunce, Abraham
Title:       The Lawiers Logike, exemplifying the praecepts of Logike by the
             practise of the common Lawe. S.T.C. 11344. Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted by William How, for Thomas Gubbin, and T. Newman,
             London, 1588.
Description: Only edition of Fraunce's ambitious work, "the first
             systematisation of English law that took account of disciplines
             and traditions other than that of the common law", seeking to
             inform the legal profession with Greek, Roman, and medieval
             scholarship
Condition:   Modern green morocco gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, crisp
             and well-preserved, the Taussig copy; with the folding table
Book No.:    W-78211                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    16TH CENTURY
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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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Author:      Seebohm, Frederic
Title:       Tribal Custom in Anglo-Saxon Law, Being an Essay Supplemental to
             (1) `The English Village Community' (2) `The Tribal System in
             Wales'
Publisher:   Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1902.
Description: Later edition of the last of the three works of Seebohm which
             Vinogradoff termed his "principal contribution . . . to historical
             studies"
Condition:   Original green, embossed cloth; some foxing to end papers but
             otherwise a very good copy
Book No.:    W-91888                Price: $      25.00
Category:    
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book #78093
Author:
Title:       In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established
             from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of
             the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraigne lorde
             kinge Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301.3; Not in Beale
Publisher:   In officina Thomae Berleti [i.e. Bertheleti and N. Hill?], London,
             1550?.
Description: The second printing of the first edition of the statutes of the
             realm commencing with Magna Carta which were rendered into
             English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English
             law (long in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:   Later polished calf, skillfully rebacked, with the bookplate of
             Henry Cunliffe on the front pastedown, gilt edges, very clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78093                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Acts, Magna Carta
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book #77813
Author:      Beawes, Wyndham
Title:       Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading
             Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract
             of their Charter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting
             about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:   Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.],
             London, 1761.
Description: Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades'
             experience, with much on English and international law, in
             Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give
             all the information which a merchant . . . could want"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very
             good tall copy with ample margins
Book No.:    W-77813                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Commercial Law, international law, aliens
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book #74141
Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       The Touchstone of Wills, Testaments, and Administrations. Being a
             Compendium of Cases & Resolutions Touching the same. Carefully
             collected out of the Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon Laws [etc.].
             Third Edition. Wing M1813. 12mo
Publisher:   Printed for W. Leak, A. Roper, F. Tyton [and six others], London,
             1674.
Description: The last edition of the first general, introductory guidebook to
             the English law of wills, designed for the layperson (as
             Swinburne's treatise is not), written by the North Riding attorney
             perhaps best known for his poem "In Praise of York-shire Ale"
Condition:   Original unlettered sheep, very worn and quite browned, the
             margins cut close (no text affected); a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-74141                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:
Title:       Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. The Laws of Kenya. Noter-Up
             Service, Prepared from Kenya Ordinances, 1961. Issue No. 2 of 1961
Publisher:   Government Printer, Nairobi, 1962.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, stapled wraps, creased and soiled, but usable
Book No.:    W-90910                Price: $      20.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Kenya
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