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Author:      Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:       An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force
             and use: Wherein is conteined the effect of all those Statutes,
             which do threaten to the offenders thereof, the losse of life,
             member . . . or other punishment [etc.]. S.T.C. 9532; Beale S79
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Description: Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the
             English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or
             abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in
             English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect
Condition:   Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no
             text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78382                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    criminal law, Acts
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Author:      Herbert, W[illiam]
Title:       Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery: Containing
             Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original
             Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With
             a Concise History of English Law
Publisher:   Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry [etc.], London, 1804.
Description: A large paper copy (295mm x 220mm), the edges untrimmed; with the
             24 engraved plates
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf, rebacked, some foxing, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-57408                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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Author:      Dugdale, William
Title:       Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English
             Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases
             Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Innes of Court and Chancery
             [etc.].  Second edition
Publisher:   Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Rober, John Martin [etc.],
             London, 1671.
Description: The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal
             profession (particularly to the Inns of Court) still of value,
             termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and
             "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the six plates
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, joints cracked, else a sound copy
Book No.:    W-63682                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       Sheppard's Precedent of Precedents. Or, One General Precedent for
             Common Assurances by Deeds; Modernized and Adapted to the
             Principles of Present Practice of Conveyancing. By Thomas Walter
             Williams, Esq. of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:   Printed for George Wightman, Fleet Street, London, 1825.
Description: The final edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he proposed the reform of English land law,
             here modernized and collated with Sheppard's "Touchstone", as the
             movement for land reform resumed in the 19th century
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf, rubbed, marginal staining and a bit of
             fraying to the title and some other leaves, but a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-76797                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      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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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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Author:      Maxwell (comps.), W. Harold and Leslie F.
Title:       A Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British
             Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 4. Irish Law to 1956. Second
             Edition
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1990.
Description: The volume of the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-
             speaking world and the former British Empire devoted to Ireland;
             other volumes in the set and the entire set are also available--
             please inquire
Condition:   The 1990 facsimile reissue of the second edition of 1957
Book No.:    W-50597                Price: $      55.00
Category:    Bibliography
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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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Author:      Staundforde, Guilliaulme
Title:       Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux. Per
             queux home plus redement & plenairement trouera quelque chose quil
             quira, touchaunt les dits Plees [etc.]. S.T.C. 23222; Beale T489
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . within temple Barre . . . By Richard Tottel,
             London, 1574.
Description: The penultimate 16th century edition (of five) of the first
             treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long
             movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr.
             Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum"
Condition:   Sevententh century unlettered sheep, rubbed, slightly bowed, three
             faint circular stamps, yet a very good crisp clean copy
Book No.:    W-76025                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Observations on the Laws of Election of Members of Parliament
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh, 1792.
Description: A rare tract comparing the respective democratic natures of the
             English and Scots Parliaments (to the decided advantage of the
             latter) and their historic development, and persuasively arguing
             against two proposed bills limiting the voting franchise
Condition:   Modern patterned brown cloth, gilt, a very good copy; two copies
             in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:    W-72824                Price: $     350.00
Category:    law of elections, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Pollock, Frederick and F.W. Maitland
Title:       The History of English Law, Before the Time of Edward I. Second
             Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1923.
Description: The first reissue of the received edition of a classic, still the
             starting point in the study of medieval English law, written
             largely by Maitland in his luminous style, "plac[ing] the earlier
             English legal history upon a new foundation"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, quite rubbed, one hinge cracked,
             ownership signatures, else a good set, largely uncut with the
             edges untrimmed
Book No.:    W-78710                Price: $      45.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       An Exact Abridgment of all the Publick Printed Irish Statutes now
             in Force . . . Together with An Abridgment of such English
             Statutes . . . as have been Enacted and made since Sir Edward
             Poyning's Law, relating to the Kingdom of Ireland [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by and for Andrew Crook [and two others], Dublin, 1700.
Description: First edition of the first comprehensive abridgment of the Irish
             statutes and those of England applying to Ireland, compiled by the
             prolific English lawyer who had removed to Ireland and been
             granted a law degree from the University of Dublin
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a
             sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78716                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    IRELAND, Abridgements
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Author:      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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Author:      Molloy, Charles
Title:       De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime and
             of Commerce [with "West Doore" in the imprint]. Not in Wing;
             compare Wing M2395
Publisher:   Printed for John Bellinger in Cliffords-Inn Lane [etc.], London,
             1682.
Description: The rare variant of the first edition of the most popular of all
             the early works on maritime law, written by Molloy, a member of
             both Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn, and "the first important
             English common lawyer to write a book about the law merchant"
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, rebacked, two leaves with paper
             flaws, else quite crisp, six copies in ESTC, none in a law
             library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78721                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    maritime law
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Author:      Nelson, William
Title:       The Law of Evidence: Wherein All the Cases that have yet been
             printed in any of our Law Books or Tryals, and that in any wise
             relate to Points of Evidence, are collected and methodically
             digested under their proper Heads [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1717.
Description: First edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English
             law of evidence, as evidence became an area of law treated as a
             distinct subject matter, with three chapters on witnesses, one on
             written evidence, and one on criminal law, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, label lacking, slightly strained and
             light browning, yet a crisp usable copy; with two advertising
             leaves
Book No.:    W-77781                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Evidence
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Author:
Title:       The Case of Insufficiency Discuss'd; Being the Proceedings at
             Large, Touching the Divorce between the Lady Frances Howard, and
             Robert Earl of Essex, upon a Bill of Complaint exhibited by the
             Countess against the Earl . . . for Impotency [etc.]. Straus p.217
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible . . . in Fleet-street,
             London, 1711.
Description: A sensational trial in English history, borrowing from Thomas
             Aquinas's doctrine that witchcraft could make a man selectively
             impotent and nullify a marriage, this early Curll printing of it
             part of his revolutionizing of English obscenity law
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered, a good tall copy, with
             the half-title
Book No.:    W-77782                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, obscenity, witchcraft
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Author:      Holdsworth, W.S.
Title:       A History of English Law. Volumes 1-9 [of 17] [with] Tables and
             Index by Edward Potton [Ten Volumes]
Publisher:   Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street W.C., London, 1924-56.
Description: Holdsworth's history as originally conceived, "a continuous
             History of English Law as a whole down to 1700", comprising the
             work's first nine volumes; with Potton's index, "enormously
             increas[ing] the value of the History" in Holdsworth's words
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, occasional underlining, some volumes ex-
             library, volume six particularly worn; a good working set
Book No.:    W-74442                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English Law
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Author:      Dowdeswell, William
Title:       The Sentiments of an English Freeholder, on the Late Decision of
             the Middlesex Election. Not in Eller. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.
Description: Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered"
             (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very
             learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation
             to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title
             somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-77788                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Parliament, law of elections
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Author:      Cunningham, Timothy
Title:       The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large,
             Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1784.
Description: The only work on the English law of simony (the form of
             ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon
             Magus), "an intelligent summary" in Holdsworth's words, with much
             discussion of its criminal nature and its association with perjury
Condition:   Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, gilt, some sidenotes just
             shaved (the sense preserved), else a lovely bright fresh copy;
             with the half-title
Book No.:    W-74445                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law
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Author:      Cumberland, Richard
Title:       De Legibus Naturae Disquisitio Philosophica, In qua Earum Forma,
             summa Capita, Ordo, Promulgation, & Obligatio e rerum Natura
             investigantur; Quinetiam Elementa Philosphiae Hobbianae, Cum
             Moralis tum Civilis, considerantur & refutantur. Wing C7580
Publisher:   Typis E. Flesher, Prostat vero apud Nathanaelem Hooke [etc.],
             London, 1672.
Description: First edition of Cumberland's "magisterial treatise on natural
             law", written in partial rebuttal of Hobbes, influential upon
             Pufendorf, and, in the view of some, qualifying Cumberland as "a
             forerunner, if not the founder, of English utilitarianism"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat marked and
             stained, else quite clean and well preserved, without the
             imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78733                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    natural law, philosophy of law
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Author:      Malynes, Gerard
Title:       Consuetudo, Vel, Lex Mercatoria, Or The Antient Law-Merchant . . .
             Necessarie for All States-men, Iudges, Magistrates, Temporall and
             Ciuile Lawyers, Mint-Men, Merchants, Marriners, and all others
             negotiating in all places of the World. S.T.C. 17223
Publisher:   Printed by Adam Islip [etc.], London, 1629.
Description: The reissue of the first edition of a pioneering work, Malynes
             "the first Englishman to treat of the Law Merchant as a whole", in
             Holdsworth's words, and thereby introducing English merchants and
             lawyers to the legal doctrines of continental Europe
Condition:   Contemporary speckled unlettered calf, joints cracking but firm,
             ownership signature of Thomas Stone with his initials on the
             boards; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78737                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    international law, maritime law, admiralty
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex,
             Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the
             Authorities of Law. Eller 231 [citing the University of Chicago
             Library copy of 48 pages, as here]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand,
             London, 1769.
Description: Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source
             of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his
             principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the
             Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon
Condition:   Modern marbled stabbed wraps, light browning, the half-title a bit
             dusty, else a good, generously margined copy; 48 pages
Book No.:    W-77790                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Brougham, Henry
Title:       Present State of the Law. The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P.,
             in the House of Commons
Publisher:   Henry Colburn, London, 1828.
Description: First edition of Brougham's greatest speech, invoking Bentham
             (whom Brougham had consulted) and setting in motion much of the
             reform of English law to take place in the 19th century
Condition:   Disbound, a bit of dustiness and some foxing to the first and last
             leaves, one signature detached; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-16964                Price: $      75.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      D'Anvers, Knightley
Title:       A General Abridgment of the Common Law, Alphabetically Digested
             under Proper Titles . . . With Three Tables: The First, Of the
             several Titles. The Second, Of the Names of the Cases. And the
             Third, Of the Matter under General Heads. Two Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for . . . John Walthoe [etc.] [imprints vary], London,
             1705-13.
Description: First edition of D'Anvers' translation into English of the
             abridgment of Henry Rolle, "[i]ts scientific method . . . far in
             advance of anything that had preceded it", carried forward to the
             letter "E" and further supplemented but never completed
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a trifle rubbed, occasional light foxing and
             browning, a very good set; compare Cowley 192
Book No.:    W-77796                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:
Title:       Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth
             of Nations. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1989-91.
Description: Still the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking
             world and the former British Empire, excluding only this country
             post-Independence, with individual volumes devoted to Ireland and
             Scotland; each volume also available separately
Condition:
Book No.:    W-69929                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Bibliography, roman law, SCOTLAND, English Commonwealth, IRELAND, CANADA
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Author:      Richards, Harry Sanger
Title:       Cases on the Law of Private Corporations Selected from Decisions
             of English and American Courts. Revised Third Edition by
             Sveinbjorn Johnson
Publisher:   West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1940.
Description:
Condition:   Green buckram, gilt, showing wear, definite underlining; usable
Book No.:    W-52551                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Casebooks, corporations
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Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII
             [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description: A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of
             England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of
             Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:   Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern
             1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78761                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       General Statutory Rules and Orders. Volume XIX
Publisher:   Ministry of Law, Delhi, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, green cloth, a sound copy
Book No.:    W-90801                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Title:       General Statutory Rules and Orders. Volume XX
Publisher:   Ministry of Law, Delhi, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, green cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:    W-90802                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:      Mitra, S. (ed.)
Title:       The Indian Law Reports, Calcutta Series. 1949, Vol. I, January-
             June
Publisher:   West Bengal Government Press, Alipore, 1949.
Description:
Condition:   Orange buckram, a bit worn and stained, yet a very sound copy
Book No.:    W-90803                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:      Jindal, M.L.
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 5, 1971
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1971.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, a sound copy
Book No.:    W-90804                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:
Title:       The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and
             Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning,
             Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual
             Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.], London,
             1715-16.
Description: First edition of the first English work to collect both important
             trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis
             upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including
             those of Anne Boleyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-77027                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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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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Author:      Gupta, Shivlal
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 10, 1974
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1974.
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Condition:   Red buckram, soiled but sound
Book No.:    W-90806                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:      Gupta, Shivlal
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 11, 1974
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1974.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, a sound copy
Book No.:    W-90807                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:      Gupta, Shivlal
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 14, 1975
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1975.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, somewhat cocked, but sound
Book No.:    W-90808                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Author:      Gupta, Shivlal
Title:       Rajasthan Local Laws, 1949-1970. Vol. 15, 1975
Publisher:   India Publishing House, Jodhpur, 1975.
Description:
Condition:   Red buckram, a good sound copy
Book No.:    W-90809                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA
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Title:       Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. An Ordinance to Amend the
             Revised Edition of the Laws of the Colony
Publisher:   Govt. Press, Nairobi, 1926.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-British Library, wraps, worn and dampstained, but serviceable
Book No.:    W-90814                Price: $      50.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Kenya
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Author:      Budd, Henry et al (eds.)
Title:       American and English Decisions in Equity. Being Select Cases
             Decided in the American and English Courts with Notes. Ten Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   M. Murphy, Law Book Publisher and Importer [etc.], Philadelphia,
             1895-1905.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, rubbed, many spines quite darkened, some joints
             cracked; a working set
Book No.:    W-91471                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity, reports of cases
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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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Author:
Title:       An Ordinance of Parliament, Concerning The Subsidie of Tonnage and
             Poundage [and ten other contemporary acts and related works on
             tonnage and poundage] [a complete list gladly provided]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Badger [etc.] [imprints vary], London, 1642-47.
Description: Eleven works, all but one rare, evidencing one of the foremost
             constitutional debates of the 17th century, as Parliament
             continued to circumscribe closely these two important subsidies to
             Charles I, not to be resolved finally until the Restoratation
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, the margins cut close
             with some loss in the first work, legibility elsewhere preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78784                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Britton, John le]
Title:       Britton [On the Laws of England]. S.T.C. 3803; Beale T324
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete by . . . Robert Redman [etc.],
             London, 1533?.
Description: The first of the triumvirate of medieval English legal treatises
             to see print in the 1500's, about 1533 (preceding "Glanvill" by
             over twenty years and "Bracton" by thirty six) some 150 years
             after its composition towards the end of the 13th century
Condition:   Contemporary elaborate blind-tooled panelled calf, rebacked, a
             trace of staining and worming, else especially clean and wide
             margined; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78786                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Piergiovanni, Vito (ed.)
Title:       From Lex Mercatoria to Commercial Law [Comparative Studies in
             Continental and Anglo-American Legal History, Volume 24]
Publisher:   Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2005.
Description: Ten essays devoted to the history of the Lex Mercatoria and its
             relation to commercial, maritime, and international law, including
             those by Daniel R. Coquillette (on Justice Story), Charles
             Donahue, Jr., and Alain Wijffels, all save one in English
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, as new; 290 pages, one illustration
Book No.:    W-73840                Price: $     105.00
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Author:      Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:       An Historical Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of
             England . . . From the first Times till the Reigne of Edward the
             third [with] A Continuation . . . Until the end of the Reign of
             Queen Elizabeth. ?ESTC R473664 [not R8530 or R10585]
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Walbancke at Grays-Inn-Gate [imprints vary],
             London, 1647 & 1651.
Description: A possibly unique printing of the work establishing the reputation
             of Bacon, Francis Bacon's half-brother, the constitutional history
             of England whose early publication was suppressed, leading to the
             still disputed claim of Selden's association
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, the rear joint cracking but
             firm, else a good copy, with the bookplate of John Francis Neylan;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78788                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Jeremy, George
Title:       A Treatise on the Equity Jurisdiction of the High Court of
             Chancery
Publisher:   J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn, London,
             1828.
Description: First (and only English) edition of the work characterized by
             Holdsworth as "an ably written book", written by the Lincoln Inn's
             barrister who analyzes the court by type of jurisdiction--
             exclusive (with much on trusts), assistant, and concurrent
Condition:   Contemporary calf, very worn, rebacked, ex-library, front joint
             just cracking but holding, yet a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-75447                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, trusts and estates
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Author:
Title:       The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex,
             Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the
             Authorities of Law. Compare Eller 231 [citing an unseen variant of
             48 pages, our copy the 44 page printing]; Laeuchli 539 [this
             variant]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand,
             London, 1769.
Description: Part of the Wilkes controversy, invoking the common law as the
             source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, the
             "substantial work [which] has been credited to Jeremiah Dyson
             [and] Blackstone", its author now thought to be Owen Ruffhead
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, light browning, the
             margins cut somewhat close (no text affected), without the half
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78792                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Goodhart, et al (eds.), A.L.
Title:       Law Quarterly Review
Publisher:   Stevens & Sons, Limited [address varies], London], 1951-77.
Description: A substantial run of 27 volumes (67 through 93) of the pre-eminent
             English law review, five issues lacking, three volumes in
             duplicate, volumes 67 through 76 and volumes 87 through 90, 92 and
             93 bound, the balance in wraps, some defective
Condition:
Book No.:    W-25049                Price: $     680.00
Category:    
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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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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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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina,
             Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third
             edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.],
             London, 1687.
Description: The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest
             dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon
             sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun
             earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece
             strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-73863                Price: $     650.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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