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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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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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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:
Title:       The Performance of Fair and Legal Contracts, the Surest Method to
             Support Publick and Private Credit, In Answer to Reasons for
             making void all Contracts, &c
Publisher:   No Publisher, London, 1721.
Description: A rare part of the fallout following the South Sea Bubble,
             opposing legislation which would have outlawed all species of
             time-bargain in stocks, potentially increasing greatly the Bubble
             Act's consequences; three copies in ESTC, one in North America
Condition:   Broadsheet with docket title measuring about 10x16 inches, folded
             twice, light browning and staining, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78703                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal ephemera, fraud, economics, contracts, Law and the stockmarket
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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:      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:      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:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna
             charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312;
             Beale S64
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij,
             London, 1574.
Description: An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions
             to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and
             of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous
             efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed
             but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the
             title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78787                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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Author:      Graham, James
Title:       A Compendium of the Laws . . . For Regulating and Restricting the
             Importation, Exportation, and Consumption of Foreign Corn, from
             the Year 1660 . . . Presenting a Complete View of the Corn Trade
             of Great Britain [etc.]. Goldsmith 27914
Publisher:   Printed for James Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1833.
Description: The rare final version of the able analysis attributed to Sir
             James Graham, part of the great debate over the repeal of the Corn
             Laws, providing their legal and economic background from the first
             law of 1660 and from import/export statistics of 1697
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, else a very good copy, 71 pages
             (also reissued in 1837); one copy in OCLC, none in North America
Book No.:    W-76408                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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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 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1594.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower
             margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite
             clean
Book No.:    W-78024                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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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:      Wood, Thomas
Title:       Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England.
             Particularly in the Two Universities [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Stagg . . . and D. Browne [etc.], London, 1727.
Description: Wood's prescient effort, anticipating Blackstone, "urg[ing] the
             extension of legal education beyond the confines of the inns of
             court to the universities", with particular authors and subjects
             on both common and civil law recommended throughout
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very good copy, quite
             clean and well-margined; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78056                Price: $     850.00
Category:    education
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Author:
Title:       Legal Aid in Indonesia (Five years of the Lembaga Bantuan Hukum)
Publisher:   Lembaga Bantuan Hukum, Jakarta, 1976.
Description: With a preface by the Director of LBH, Adnan Buyung Nasution, and,
             laid in, Volume 1 Number 1 of "Indonesia Development News", dated
             September/October, 1977
Condition:   Original printed illustrated stapled wraps, a trifle crinkled,
             else a very good copy; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-78062                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Indonesia
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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:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie, per le Iudge
             tresreuerend Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer, nadgairs chiefe Iustice
             del common Banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 3829; Beale R475 and R476. Two Volumes
             in One
Publisher:   In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, vicesimo nono die Septemb. [etc.],
             London, 1586.
Description: Third edition of one of the two great early abridgments of English
             law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases and
             medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a massive
             work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, the elaborately gilt spine laid down, Robert
             Harley's copy with his ownership indicia, generally well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78447                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Year Books, reports of cases, MEDIEVAL
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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:      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:
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:
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:      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:      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:      Lloyd, Lodowick
Title:       A Briefe Conference of Divers Lawes: Diuided into Certaine
             Regiments. By Lodowick Lloyd Esquier, one of her Maiesties
             Serieants at Armes [etc.]. S.T.C. 16616. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Creede, London, 1602.
Description: Only edition of an early work devoted to comparative law, written
             by "a conspicuous figure at [Elizabeth's] Court", a series of
             "regiments" or chapters devoted to the moral conduct and legal
             norms of the ancient Hebrews and the classical world
Condition:   Modern calf, small hole in one leaf (legibility preserved), some
             lightish staining and browning, else crisp and well-preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78869                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Comparative Law, jewish law, GREECE, ancient 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:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2;
             Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions
             of Volumes I and II]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-69.
Description: An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of
             Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian
             Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English
             speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt
             in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set
Book No.:    W-78120                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    jurisprudence, English Law
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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England.
             Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:   Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description: The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in
             part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General,
             and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of
             the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the
             first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78133                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
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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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Author:
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:
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:      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:      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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Author:      Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:       A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued
             from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the
             reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our
             gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon],
             London, 1583.
Description: One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal
             literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable
             reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes
             alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:   Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired
             (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy
             (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:    W-77985                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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Author:      Greenleaf, Simon
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Volume I. Cohen 5059 [A second
             volume was published in 1846, and a third volume in 1853]
Publisher:   Charles C. Little & James Brown [etc.], Boston, 1842.
Description: First edition of the first volume of Greenleaf's seminal treatise,
             grouped by Roscoe Pound with the great early American legal texts
             "as a significant force in our legal development", becoming the
             pre-eminent American work on evidence until Wigmore
Condition:   Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, scraped and quite
             rubbed, front joint starting but firm, some very light foxing,
             else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-78932                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Evidence, Evidence
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a
             double Tract:  The One Containing a Collection of some principall
             Rules and Maximes of the Common Law [and] The Other The Use of the
             Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1134; Gibson 193. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of Iohn Moore Esq., London, 1630.
Description: First edition of Bacon's most famous legal work, and the first
             collection in English of the maxims of English law, part of
             Bacon's larger scheme to systematize and reform the law, and part
             of a much more extensive collection of his maxims now lost
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, rubbed, the spine snagged, some browning, one
             blank defective, else well preserved with exceedingly ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78946                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    maxims, jurisprudence
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Author:      Clementson, George B.
Title:       The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen, With Table of
             Contents and List of Cases
Publisher:   Callaghan & Co., Chicago, 1895.
Description: Original edition of the first legal treatise devoted to cycling
             and bicyclists (or "wheelmen", as they were then called), written
             by a Wisconsin lawyer seeking to define with some care and
             precision cyclists' evolving rights and liabilities
Condition:   Original yellow cloth, rubbed, front hinge cracking but sound,
             inartful gift inscription on the first blank, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-76272                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Law of Bicyclists
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Author:
Title:       Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better
             Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and
             Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the
             reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally
             elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of
             local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the
             individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit
             close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy
             [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:    W-78978                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
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Author:      Ross, Walter
Title:       Lectures on the Practice of the Law of Scotland; in Two Volumes
             [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for Bell & Bradfute, and Elphingston Balfour, Edinburgh,
             1792.
Description: First edition of Ross's estimable work, described by David Walker
             as "very learned" and "the first attempt to make Scottish
             conveyancing understandable . . . of high authority and cited many
             times in argument, in judgment and in legal writing"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, quite rubbed and marked, else
             a very good, wide-margined copy; one copy in North America in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77245                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Leach, William
Title:       The Bribe-Takers of Jury-Men Partiall, Dishonest, and Ignorant
             Discovered and Abolished; and Honest, Judicious, Able, and
             Impartiall Restored; And their equall Election to Try Causes, and
             Find Inquests [etc.]. Wing L772. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract, one of many written by Leach as he joined prominent
             legal reformers such as William Sheppard and Matthew Hale during
             the Interregnum, here focusing on the jury, proposing a secret
             ballot among many other reforms; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern board-backed cloth, bowed, the leaves mounted with repairs
             to the lower corners (all text legible), quite usable if no more;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78200                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    juries, legal reform
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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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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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