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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:      Cohen, Felix
Title:       Derecho Indigena: Contribucion Espanola al Sistema Legal de los
             Estados Unidos
Publisher:   National Indian Institute, Department of the Interior, Washington,
             1942.
Description: The Spanish translation of one of Felix Cohen's major essays on
             American Indian law, a subject which (in Felix Frankfurter's
             words) he was "the unrivaled authority [and] an acknowledged guide
             for the Supreme Court in Indian litigation"
Condition:   Original printed illustrated stapled oversized wraps, a bit
             rubbed, but generally well-preserved; 20 pages
Book No.:    W-71860                Price: $      75.00
Category:    American Indian Law
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Author:      Baker, J.H. (comp.)
Title:       English Legal Manuscripts in the United States of America, A
             Descriptive List. Part I, Medieval and Renaissance Period (to
             1558)
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1985.
Description: Dr. Baker's pioneering effort to locate and describe the early
             English legal manuscripts now found in this country, 205 items
             arranged by collection, with indices of subjects, authors, titles,
             and names
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, showing some wear, but quite sound,
             88 pages; Frederick Bernays Wiener's copy, though without his
             ownership indicia
Book No.:    W-61702                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Manuscripts
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Author:      Cornish, William, Stuart Anderson, et al
Title:       1820-1914: English Legal System [with] 1820-1914: Private Law
             [with] 1820-1914: Fields of Development [The Oxford History of the
             Laws of England, Volumes XI, XII, and XIII]. Three Volumes
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.
Description: The chronologically final and latest published volumes in the
             series under the general editorship of Sir John Baker, "drawing
             heavily upon recent research using unpublished materials", and
             ultimately to replace and supplement Holdsworth's great work
Condition:   Original cloth, as new in the dustjackets
Book No.:    W-75495                Price: $     900.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY
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Author:      Morgan, Edmund M.
Title:       Basic Problems of Evidence. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1954.
Description: First edition of Morgan's work, of which five editions were
             ultimately to appear, written for members of the bar as part of
             the efforts of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the
             American Law Institute, Charles E. Clark its editor in chief
Condition:   Original tan printed sewn wraps, a bit worn and occasional pencil
             checks in the margins, else a very good set; 378 pages
Book No.:    W-75816                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Evidence
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Title:       Report of the Indian Statutory Commission [and] Reports of the
             Committees appointed by the Provincial Legislative Councils to Co-
             operate with the Indian Statutory Commission [etc.]. Three Volumes
             in Two
Publisher:   His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1930.
Description: An important part of the efforts leading up to the proposed major
             reforms of 1935 in the Government of India Act, the "last and, in
             the event, the most portentous essay [by the British] in balancing
             and ruling India" prior to Independence in 1947
Condition:   3/4 crimson morocco gilt, an attractive set
Book No.:    W-67663                Price: $     250.00
Category:    INDIA, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Forcible Rape, Medical and Legal Information
Publisher:   U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, 1977.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps, sound; 18 pages
Book No.:    W-90138                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Rape, women's law
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various
             Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations
             on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on
             the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others,
             London, 1789.
Description: First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first
             survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's
             further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for
             the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23
             plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an
             attractive copy
Book No.:    W-74107                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:      Elmes, James
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Ecclesiastical and Civil Dilapidations,
             Re-instatements, Waste . . . With an Appendix Containing Cases
             Decided, Precedents of Notices to Repair, Examples of Valuations
             [etc.]. Third Edition, Considerably Enlarged
Publisher:   Samule Brooke, Law Printing-Office, 35, Paternoster Row, London,
             1829.
Description: Best edition of a work of potential interest to anyone interested
             in the legal and historical aspects of architecture and
             construction particularly as applied to churches, with comparisons
             drawn to Roman and French law and much reliance on Lord Coke
Condition:   Cloth-backed boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-64350                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, Legal Architecture
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Author:      Patterson, Edwin W.
Title:       Legal Protection of Private Pension Expectations
Publisher:   The Pension Research Council, Wharton School of Finance,
             Philadelphia, 1960.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, ex-Library of Congress duplicate, else a very good
             copy, in a worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:    W-72554                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Pensions
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Author:
Title:       White Collar Crime, Hearings Before the Committee on the
             Judiciary, United States Senate...[etc.] Parts 1 and 2
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1987.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 214 and 200 pages
Book No.:    W-90530                Price: $      45.00
Category:    humor, legal reform, Law and Literature, Legal Ethics, White Collar Crime
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Author:      Hill, Matthew Davenport
Title:       Suggestions for the Repression of Crime, Contained in Charges
             Delivered to Grand Juries of Birmingham; Supported by Additional
             Facts and Arguments, Together with Articles from Reviews . . .
             Controverting or Advocating the Conclusions of the Author
Publisher:   John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, London, 1857.
Description: The grand jury charges which Hill delivered while Recorder of
             Birmingham, with much related materials, the post he held for a
             quarter century and "more than anything else, established [his]
             reputation as a 'criminologist' and penal reformer"
Condition:   Presentation copy--"The Bailiff of Guernsey / From the Author";
             original embossed cloth, rebacked, the original spine laid down,
             ex-library; very good
Book No.:    W-75154                Price: $     150.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform
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Author:      Staunford, William
Title:       An Exposicion of the kinges prerogatiue collected out of the great
             abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and other old writers of the
             lawes of Englande . . . Whereunto is annexed the Proces to the
             same Prerogatiue appertaining. S.T.C. 23213; Beale T491. Quarto
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . in fleet strete . . . by Rychard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1567.
Description: First edition of one of the first English legal treatises of
             substance to focus on a discrete subject area of the law, in this
             case the powers of the King upon such matters as marriage,
             wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats and wrecks, among others
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, definite staining
             throughout, moreso at the end, two leaves repaired with loss; a
             working copy
Book No.:    W-59198                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Legal Opinions on the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
             Patient Records, 1975-1978
Publisher:   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, 1980.
Description:
Condition:   Wraps; 509 pages
Book No.:    W-30784                Price: $      25.00
Category:    drugs, medicine
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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 . . . Inns of Court and Chancery
             [etc.].  Third edition. Wing D2490
Publisher:   Printed for Christop. Wilkinson [and two others] [etc.], London,
             1680.
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 7 plates
Condition:   Contemporary calf, ex-library, the front board detached and the
             title and first leaf loose; with the armorial bookplate of
             Charles, Viscount Bruce
Book No.:    W-74934                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
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Title:       Legal London engraved. Twelve Wood Engravings by Hilary Paynter.
             Introduction and Notes by William E. Butler and Brian H.W. Hill
Publisher:   The Primrose Academy Ltd, London, 1998.
Description: Twelve stunning engravings capturing never previously depicted
             scenes of the Inns and their surroundings, the first instance in
             which the Inns have been portrayed in woodcuts, the artist, Hilary
             Paynter, among the foremost wood engravers of our time
Condition:   Buckram-backed decorated boards, one of 135 copies (number 81)
             designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions
             Press signed by the artist
Book No.:    W-74971                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Legal Art, 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, front board detached, embrowning; sound
Book No.:    W-60145                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
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Author:      Braithwaite, Joan A. (comp. and ed.)
Title:       Women and the Law, A Bibliographical Survey of Legal and Quasi-
             Legal Materials, With Special Reference to Commonwealth Caribbean
             Jurisdictions, and Including Relevant Commonwealth Caribbean
             Legislation and Case Material
Publisher:   The University of the West Indies Press, Barbados, 1999.
Description: Over 3,200 items, arranged by type of publication, with the most
             substantial section devoted to articles, books, cases, documents
             and newspaper items, followed by sections on theses and
             bibliographies; with an appendix on women's "firsts in the law"
Condition:   Original printed wraps, as new; 347 pages
Book No.:    W-67797                Price: $      35.00
Category:    women's law, Bibliography, CARIBBEAN
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Author:      Clark, Charles
Title:       A Summary of Colonial Law, The Practice of the Court of Appeals
             from the Plantations, and of the Laws and Their Administration in
             All the Colonies; With Charters of Justice, Orders in Council
             [etc.]. Castle 504; Ragatz p.377
Publisher:   S. Sweet . . . A Maxwell . . . Stevens & Sons [etc.], London,
             1834.
Description: Clark's painstakingly prepared treatise, termed both an
             "invaluable legal work" and "a basic, respected text on the legal
             operation of the British colonial system", still the starting
             point for the study of Britain's colonial legal regimes
Condition:   ?Contemporary 3/4 calf, quite rubbed, chipped crimson morocco
             label, gilt, front joint cracked, else a clean copy
Book No.:    W-73675                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth
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Author:      Jones, William
Title:       An Inquiry into the Legal Mode of Suppressing Riots. With a
             Constitutional Plan of Future Defence [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for C. Dilly, in The Poultry, London, 1782.
Description: The expanded edition of Jones' first legal and political polemic,
             arising out of the Gordon Riots, invoking the spirit of Selden,
             Locke and Milton in his proposals to avoid martial law and defend
             the realm civilly via a version of the posse comitatus
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a bit embrowned; attractive
Book No.:    W-49111                Price: $     650.00
Category:    
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Author:      Duggal, N.K. (ed.)
Title:       Toward a New Legal System for Independent Namibia
Publisher:   United Nations Institute for Namibia, Lusaka, 1981.
Description: Based on a seminar held in Lusaka in 1980, and of refreshing
             objectivity, the first part devoted to the history and sources of
             Namibian law and the second to its future prospects, the principal
             address given by the Chief Justice of Zambia
Condition:   Printed stapled oversized wraps, well-preserved; 74 pages
Book No.:    W-68493                Price: $      85.00
Category:    Namibia, Namibia, SOUTH AFRICA, Discrimination
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Author:
Title:       A Collection of articles, essays, addresses and Congressional
             hearings from the library of the noted Presidential,
             constitutional and legal scholar, Edward S. Corwin, thirty-nine in
             number, bound in four volumes
Publisher:   V.p., v.p., v.d.
Description: Primarily copies presented to Professor Corwin, many with
             inscriptions and many signed or annotated by him, sometimes
             extensively, devoted to the Presidency, to freedom of the seas, to
             the Monroe Doctrine, and to powers of the national government
Condition:   Modern black cloth, gilt, a bit of wear, but generally quite a
             sound, usable set; with Corwin's ownership signature in pencil in
             one of the four volumes
Book No.:    W-71773                Price: $     850.00
Category:    the Presidency, international law
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Author:      Keitt, Lawrence
Title:       An Annotated Bibliography of Bibliographies of Statutory Materials
             of the United States
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1934.
Description: Harvard Series of Legal Bibliographies; 479 items, annotated, with
             two substantial parts (not indicated by the title) devoted to law
             library catalogues and auction and sale catalogues, respectively
Condition:
Book No.:    W-53082                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Bibliography, Acts
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Author:      Gordon, Thomas]
Title:       Francis, Lord Bacon: Or the Case of Private and National
             Corruption, and Bribery, Impartially Considered [etc.]. Fifth
             Edition. Gibson 411
Publisher:   Printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford Arms in Warwick-Lane,
             London, 1721.
Description:
Condition:   Later 1/4 black morocco over marbled boards, very worn, ex-
             library, a just usable copy only; with the advertising leaf
Book No.:    W-91391                Price: $     250.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Maxwell, W. Harold and Leslie F. (comps.)
Title:       Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth
             of Nations. Volumes 1 and 2. English Law to 1954. Second Edition
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1989.
Description: The sole portions of Sweet and Maxwell devoted to English law,
             still the subject's leading bibliography, the first volume (to
             1800) particularly of value for its collations, subject-matter
             arrangement and author/title index
Condition:   The facsimile reissues of the 1955 and 1957 second editions; as
             new
Book No.:    W-45283                Price: $     195.00
Category:    
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Author:      Freeman, A.C.
Title:       The Law of Void Judicial Sales. The Legal and Constitutional
             Rights of Purchasers at Void Judicial, Execution, and Probate
             Sales, and the Constitutionality of Special Legislation Validating
             Void Sales, and Authorizing Involuntary Sales [etc.]. Fourth
             Edition
Publisher:   Central Law Journal Company, St. Louis, 1902.
Description:
Condition:   Original calf, rubbed, the spine partly defective and the back
             board detaching, the front board re-attached, ex-library;
             definitely a working copy
Book No.:    W-91739                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Procedure
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Author:      Schwitzgebel, R. Kirkland
Title:       Legal Aspects of the Enforced Treatment of Offenders
Publisher:   U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington,
             1979.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 133 pages
Book No.:    W-90030                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Penology
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Author:      Noy, William
Title:       The Compleat Lawyer: Or, A Treatise Concerning Tenures & Estates
             in Lands of Inheritance for Life, and Chattels Real and Personal.
             And How any of them may be Conveyed in a Legal Form, By Fine,
             Recovery, Deed or Word [etc.]. Wing N1446
Publisher:   Printed For S.S. and are to be sold by W. Jacob [etc.], London,
             1670.
Description: An unusually cast work by Noy, attorney general and one of the
             finest lawyers of his day, numbering Hale and Maynard among his
             pupils, with a first part in question and answer format, and a
             second expository; with a prefatory account of Noy's life
Condition:   Early calf, extensively restored and very worn, ex-library, some
             browning and early underlining, yet a crisp, usable copy; without
             the portrait
Book No.:    W-71467                Price: $     650.00
Category:    conveyancing
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Author:      Mackenzie, George
Title:       An Idea of the Modern Eloquence Of the Bar. Together with a
             Pleading out of every Part of Law
Publisher:   Printed by Mr. Robert Freebairn . . . in the Parliament-Close,
             Edinburgh, 1711.
Description: Only separate edition in English of Mackenzie's seminal work on
             the art of advocacy, the first in the English-speaking world,
             modelled in part on Cicero and "superior to any account of legal
             rhetoric previously published"; with six arguments appended
Condition:   Contemporary crimson morocco, neatly gilt and gilt-panelled,
             marbled pastedowns and endpapers, rubbed, some browning, yet a
             pretty copy
Book No.:    W-75752                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Advocacy, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Elmes, James
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Architectural Jurisprudence: In Which the
             Constitutions, Canons, Laws and Customs Relating to the Art of
             Building, Are Collected from the Best Authorities [etc.]
Publisher:   W. Benning, Law Bookseller, Fleet-Street [etc.], London, 1827.
Description: The dedication copy of the only edition of the first work on legal
             architecture in England, seemingly specially bound for Lord
             Lyndhurst, the son of John Singleton Copley and Lord Chancellor,
             and possessor of a "natural genius" for architecture
Condition:   Contemporary morocco, elaborately blind-tooled, inner-gilt
             dentelles and all edges gilt, now quite worn but sound; with Lord
             Lyndhurst's bookplate
Book No.:    W-75782                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Legal Architecture
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Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Vn General Table, a touts les seueral Liures de les Reports de le
             darreine tresreuerend Iudge, Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesq[ue] deux
             Catalogues Alphabetical, Lun de les principal Cases, lauter de
             touts les general Titles . . . des dits Reports. S.T.C. 5526
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Statio[ners], London, 1618.
Description: The much expanded second edition of the first abridgement of
             Coke's reports, now covering all eleven parts, undertaken by
             Thomas Ashe, the pioneer of this genre of legal literature and, in
             Holdsworth's words, "a great maker of indices and abstracts"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, generally clean with good margins,
             ownership signature of Richard Levinge dated 1652 on the title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79403                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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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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Author:
Title:       A Letter to the Hon. Fox Maule, M.P. Chairman of the Committee of
             the House of Commons, Appointed to Enquire into the Administration
             of the Law of Scotland, on Some Points Connected with the Subject
             of that Enquiry
Publisher:   Sold by Adam & Charles Black. Printed by Forrester & Ruthven,
             Edinburgh, 1840.
Description: A rare, able and thorough critique, and a principal source relied
             upon in modern scholarship on mid-19th century judicial reform
             efforts in Scotland [see Philippson, The Scottish Whigs and the
             Reform of The Court of Session 1785-1830 pp. 167-70]
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the title dusty and partly
             detached, a usable copy only, 51 pages; two copies in COPAC, three
             in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-78392                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, legal reform
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Title:       Natura Brevium. The Old Tenures. Lyttylton Tenures. The new Talys.
             The articles uppon the new talys. Diuersyte of courtes. Justyce of
             peace. The chartuary. Court baron. Court of hundrede. Returna
             breuium [and two other works]. S.T.C. 18394; Beale T1
Publisher:   Prentyd by w. Rastell in Fletestreete [etc.], London, 1534.
Description: First edition of William Rastell's famous collection of twelve
             tracts, collecting together for the first time essentially all of
             the shorter legal treatises or tracts written during the preceding
             200 years, beginning with the reign of Edward III
Condition:   19th century crimson morocco, rebacked, William Stirling Maxwell's
             copy with his bookplate and embossed initials, quite luscious; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79341                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    English Law, Real Property, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, justices of peace
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Author:      Leigh, Valentine
Title:       The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science, of Surveying of
             Lands, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes . . . of the measuring of
             all kindes of Landes, be it Meadow, Pasture, Errable, Wood, Hill,
             or Dale . . . Newly Imprinted and corrected. S.T.C. 15419
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by John Windet, for Robart Dexter [etc.], London,
             1592.
Description: Among the earliest works on English surveying, with much on the
             legal aspects of local courts and the administration of manors, "a
             popular, practical guide, largely for self surveyors . . .
             mentioned in John Norden's standard [17th century] work"
Condition:   Early calf, very neatly rebacked, worn but quite attractive,
             lightish marginal staining; with the two tables and the first
             blank, the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79415                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    surveying, Real Property, courts
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various
             Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations
             on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on
             the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others],
             London, 1789.
Description: First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first
             survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's
             further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for
             the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn)
             laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a
             good copy with the plates
Book No.:    W-77811                Price: $     650.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that
             yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure
             Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description: The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant
             contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words
             "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success"
             surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one
             imperfect
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor
             worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78475                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       A Review of the Statutes, Both Ancient and Modern; Especially
             Concerning the Practick Part of the Law . . . To which is
             prefix'd, A Compleat Table; shewing in what Statutes Justices of
             the Peace are concerned: Whether One or more [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Nutt . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London,
             1715.
Description: The uncommon first edition of Jacob's first or second work,
             alphabetically digesting and glossing English statute law by
             subject, and so anonymously launching a career which was to
             establish his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal
             writings"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, slightly strained,
             occasional minor marginal staining, else a very good crisp copy;
             seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77678                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, justices of peace
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Author:      Powell, John (comp.)
Title:       The Assize of Bread. With sundry good and needful Ordinances for
             Bakers, Brewers, Inholders, Victuallers, Vintners, and Butchers;
             And other Assizes in Weights and Measures, which by the Laws of
             this Realm, are Commanded to be observed [etc.]. Wing P3060
Publisher:   Printed for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright [and two others],
             London, 1684.
Description: The assize which essentially determined the price of bread, based
             on the table compiled by John Powell, Clerk of the London market
             and in effect for most of the 17th century, thereby insulating
             bakers "both from profiteering and speculative loss"
Condition:   Modern calf, extra gilt, a luscious Riviere binding, with the
             eight woodcuts of the various methods of baking bread; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79422                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Commercial Law, Legal Art
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       A Law Dictionary: or the Interpreter of Words and Terms, Used
             either in the Common or Statute Laws Of that Part Of Great Britain
             call'd England; and in Tenures and Jocular Customs [etc.]. Cowley
             194. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for D. Browne [and eight others], London, 1708.
Description: White Kennett's edition of Cowell's highly regarded law
             dictionary, the first entirely in English, first appearing in
             1607, and, in Professor Coquillette's words, "the most
             intellectually exciting and controversial law dictionary ever
             published"
Condition:   Contemporary blind decorated unlettered calf, somewhat marked and
             rubbed, else very clean with ample margins and the advertising
             leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79356                Price: $     550.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English of the Statutes now in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yere of the
             Reigne of King H.3. untill . . . the 7 yere of the Raigne of our
             Soueraigne Lord King James [etc.]. S.T.C. 9324; Cowley 112. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning and a bit of marginal staining,
             else a very good, clean and tall copy; no copy in a law library in
             ESTC
Book No.:    W-77827                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Spencer, Thomas
Title:       The Successful Application of the New Poor Law to the Parish of
             Hinton Charterhouse.  Containing: 1. The Aspect of Pauperism Prior
             to the Passing of the New Poor Law. 2. The Removal of Abuses . . .
             3. Some of the Causes of the Outcry Against the New Poor Law
Publisher:   James Ridgway and Son, Piccadilly, London, 1836.
Description: One of several tracts written by the uncle of Herbert Spencer,
             singled out by the Webbs as those "which we may mention
             especially" in support of the New Poor Law, replacing and
             fundamentally altering the Elizabethan statute enacted in 1601
Condition:   Modern boards, paper label, light foxing and browning, else a good
             copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-76884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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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:
Title:       The Justice's Case Law: Being A concise Abridgment of all the
             Cases of Crown Law, relative to Justices of Peace, and their
             Business and Proceedings . . . And likewise Of Use to Barristers
             at Law, Clerks of the Peace, Coroners, &c.
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for James Lacy [etc.], London,
             1731.
Description: Only edition of a work represented as having been written by a
             Justice having served for many years as Chair of Quarter Sessions,
             arranged alphabetically by subject matter, liberally citing
             statutory authority, reports, and other legal treatises
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-79460                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, justices of peace, Abridgements, coroners
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity, It's Limits, Extent, and
             Duration; More particularly As it is regarded by the Statutes of
             All Souls College in the University of Oxford. Eller 236; Laeuchli
             547 [her first issue]
Publisher:   Printed; and sold by W. Owen near Temple-Bar [etc.], London, 1750.
Description: First edition of Blackstone's first legal work, written when he
             was twenty-seven, "denot[ing] considerable research ability in the
             fields of civil and canon law", and proposing that all applicants
             to All Souls be equally considered without preference
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else a very
             good copy, with the half-title and the table of consanguinity; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78732                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    
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Author:
Title:       Ley Sobre Hierros y Senales. Aprobada en 12 de Abril de 1850. En
             traduccion. Jose H. Scull, Traductor de Estado. Compare Greenwood
             167-16 [recording four copies in English, but none in Spanish, as
             here]
Publisher:   J. Winchester, Impresor de Estado, San Jose, 1850.
Description: The rare, official, separate printing in Spanish of California's
             first Act governing brands and marks passed at the state's first
             legislative session, part of the larger legal and social context
             already evident on the Overland Trail; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed self-wraps, five pages, heavily repaired but
             textually complete and legible, now housed in a protective 1/4
             morocco case
Book No.:    W-78806                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    California, agriculture, Acts
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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 [complete]
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1952.
Description: A mid-20th century reissue of a classic, the 'opus mirabile' which
             remains 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, a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-78819                Price: $     150.00
Category:    
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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the Statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             Charta vnto this present yeare of our Lord God 1579. newlye
             augmented, and diligentlie perused [etc.]. S.T.C. 9314; Beale S66;
             Cowley 75
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, London, 1579.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, and the first edition of his work to translate his
             selections into English; in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a
             valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf (Oldham 775), front joint
             cracked, else well preserved, with the Somerhill Library
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78746                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Falconer, Thomas
Title:       On Probate Courts
Publisher:   Reynell and Weight, Little Pulteney Street, London, 1850.
Description: An unusual part of the debate over the reform of England's probate
             courts, written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and judge,
             anticipating their fundamental reform in 1857, and proposing
             probate legislation in this country (in Massachusetts) as a guide
Condition:   Modern stabbed wraps, repaired, a bit dusty, ex-library, else a
             good copy, 60+1 pages, presentation copy--"With Mr ?Vardin's
             compliments"
Book No.:    W-77884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Probating, legal reform
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common
             Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or
             Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of
             singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English
             land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of
             conveyancing which could then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in
             their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early
             annotations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77970                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, legal reform
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