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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's
             Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer
             of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse [etc.],
             London, 1887.
Description: First edition of one of Maitland's earliest works and one which
             Vinogradoff called "a model of its kind", privately printed at
             Maitland's expense, and providing us with the raw data upon which
             Bracton worked in constructing his famed treatise
Condition:   Original cloth gilt, lightly worn, discreetly ex-Cambridge
             University Press Library, Fetter Lane, a few hinges cracking,
             largely uncut; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78082                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Thorne, Samuel E., et al. (eds.)
Title:       Year Books of Richard II, 6 Richard II 1382-1383
Publisher:   The Ames Foundation, Cambridge, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-61576                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Year Books, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Mainwaring, Thomas
Title:       A Reply to an Answer to the Defence of Amicia, Daughter of Hugh
             Cyveliok Earl of Chester
Publisher:   Printed for S. Lowndes [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Condition:   Modern blind-ruled calf, quite attractive
Book No.:    W-49583                Price: $     450.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, women's law
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Author:      Horne, Andrew
Title:       La Somme appelle Mirroir des Justices: vel Speculum
             Iusticiariorum, Factum per Andream Horne . . . Horne mihi
             cognomen, Andreas est mihi nomen. Wing H2790
Publisher:   Printed by E.G. for Matthew Walbanke and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: First edition of a unique medieval law book, a bemused Maitland
             wondering whether its author was a "lawyer, antiquary . . .
             pedant, faddist [or] romantic" and called by Plucknett "certainly
             the most fantastic work in our legal literature"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, double
             gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79660                Price: $     900.00
Category:    
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Author:      Davidson, John]
Title:       Observations on the Regiam Majestatem
Publisher:   Edinburgh], [1792].
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-57549                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, MEDIEVAL
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Author:
Title:       The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set
             forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis
             [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . .
             in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:   in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet],
             London, 1535-40?.
Description: A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law
             books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies
             recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its
             title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:   Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with
             panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back);
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79342                Price: $   10000.00
Category:    justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
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Title:       The Annual Volumes of the Selden Society. Volumes I through LIV.
             Fourty Nine Volumes [lacking five volumes--14, 29, 33, 39, 53--
             which may be obtained in modern reprint]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1887-1935.
Description: A lengthy run of the earliest annual volumes of the Selden
             Society, containing the bulk of the finest early twentieth (and
             late nineteenth) century scholarship on English legal history,
             including all of the contributions by Maitland and many others
Condition:   Original cloth, showing some wear, ex-library, yet generally a
             good usable set
Book No.:    W-75762                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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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:      Thomas, A.H. (ed.)
Title:       Calendar of Plea and Memoranda Rolls Preserved among the Archives
             of the Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall, a.d.
             1323-1457. Five Volumes [of Six]
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1926-54.
Description: The continuation of Dr. Thomas' calendaring of the early London's
             Mayor's Court Rolls, this set complete to 1457, praised as "a mine
             of information about the social and economic conditions in the
             City"; the fifth volume is edited by Philip E. Jones
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, ex-library, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-73042                Price: $     350.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1955.
Description: The reissue of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with
             Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard
             for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting
             valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:   Original blue buckram, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-68099                Price: $     250.00
Category:    courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Clanchy (ed.), M.T.
Title:       The Roll and Writ File of the Berkshire Eyre of 1248
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1973.
Description:
Condition:   Volume XC for the Years 1972-3
Book No.:    W-52469                Price: $      65.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . .
             Revised and Corrected, With Additions of Notes . . . By Francis
             Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Chief
             Justice Hale [etc.]. Two Volumes. Cohen 9452
Publisher:   Robert H. Small, Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1853.
Description: One of only two American editions of one of the five greatest
             English law books, containing the notes of Hargrave and Butler
             praised by Maitland, particularly for their value for the study of
             English medieval law; with the notes of Lord Nottingham
Condition:   Modern buckram, a good clean set
Book No.:    W-66113                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      Harding, Alan (ed.)
Title:       The Roll of the Shropshire Eyre of 1256
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1981.
Description: Volume XCVI for the Year 1980
Condition:
Book No.:    W-62934                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, reports of cases
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Author:      Coke, Edwardo
Title:       The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; or, a
             Commentary Upon Littleton . . . Revised and Corrected . . . by
             Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including Also The Notes of
             Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. The Nineteenth Edition. Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J.& W.T. Clarke [and seven others], London, 1832.
Description: Final edition of one of the five greatest English law books, known
             as 'Coke on Littleton', this edition with Hargrave and Butler's
             notes (praised by Maitland for their value in the study of
             medieval law) and those of Lord Chancellor Nottingham
Condition:   Later maroon cloth, gilt, a bit rubbed, ex-library, else quite a
             good, clean, usable set
Book No.:    W-79474                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property
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Author:      De Haas and G.D.G. Hall (eds.), Elsa
Title:       Early Registers of Writs
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch, London, 1970.
Description: The modern edition of the book which Maitland characterized as one
             akin to a medieval cathedral, growing over a period of three
             centuries and "organic [and] the very skeleton of the Corpus
             Juris"; the Society's Volume LXXXVII for the year 1970
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79469                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Procedure
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure
             Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . .
             Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . .
             . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description: First edition of the most famous of all English works on
             international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in
             response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the
             sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original gilt spine laid
             down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey
             bookplate
Book No.:    W-78135                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
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Author:      Skene, John
Title:       Regiam Majestatem Scotiae, Veteres Leges et Constitutiones, Ex
             Archivis Publicis, Et Antiquis Libris Manuscriptis Collectae
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Excudebat Thomas Finlason, Edinburgh, 1609.
Description: The first edition in Latin of what has recently been termed "the
             principal treatise of medieval Scots law", gathered together with
             other important Scots legal sources, the use of which over the
             centuries through the 15th continues to be debated
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, quite worn, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-53380                Price: $     750.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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Author:      Farrer, William and Charles Travis Clay (eds.)
Title:       Early Yorkshire Charters [including] The Honour of Richmond, The
             Paynell Fee, The Honour of Skipton, and the Honour of Warenne.
             Eight Volumes [of Twelve]. Mullins 72.1 to 72.4 and 72.6 to 72.7
Publisher:   Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1914-49.
Description: Among the most distinguished series of early charters,
             particularly those undertaken by Clay, invited to continue the
             series begun by Farrer, Sir Frank Stenton observing that it was
             "the finest series of Charters now appearing anywhere in the
             world"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, lightly worn, ex-library, else a well
             preserved set; Yorkshire Archaeological Society, Record Series,
             Extra Series
Book No.:    W-79832                Price: $     850.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:
Title:       La Vieux Natura brevium, dernierment corrigee et amend', & cy
             nouelment imprimee. S.T.C. 18402; Beale T97
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1584.
Description: Final edition of the 'Old Natura Brevium', written in the 14th
             century to explain the nature of writs, in Maitland's words "[t]he
             system of Forms of Action or the Writ System [which] is the most
             important characteristic of English medieval law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, remains of ties,
             somewhat rubbed and chipped, else very clean with excellent
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79429                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Procedure
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Author:      Hooker alias Vowell, John
Title:       The Order and vsage of the keeping of a Parlement in England, and
             the description of tholde and ancient cittie of Fxcester [sic] by
             Iohn Vovvel alias Hooker gentleman. S.T.C. 24886.7 [text] and
             24887 [title and first leaf of dedication]
Publisher:   Printed by John Allde, and John Charlewood, London, 1575.
Description: A rare work combining the first English translation of the
             medieval treatise on Parliament and its procedures with Hooker's
             own work, the first work by an MP on the same subject, and the
             first by an Englishman to champion the House of Commons
Condition:   Later elaborately blind-tooled calf, joints cracking but firm,
             with the arms and initials of Sir Mark Masterman Sykes; a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-77549                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    Parliament
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Year Books of Edward II. 1&2 Edward II. A.D. 1307-1309. Volume I
             [The Year Books Series, Volume I]
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1903.
Description: Maitland's dazzling, pioneering effort commencing the Selden
             Society's Year Books Series, speculating on the origin and purpose
             of the Year Books and containing his essay which, in John Baker's
             words, "is still the best introduction to Law French"
Condition:   Later blue buckram, gilt, a bit rubbed, occasional light
             pencilling in the introduction, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-69773                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Year Books, MEDIEVAL, 14TH CENTURY
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Author:      Barrington, Daines
Title:       Observations on the Statutes, Chiefly the More Ancient, From Magna
             Charta to The Twenty-first of James the First, Ch. xxvii [1624].
             With an Appendix; Being A Proposal for new modelling the Statutes.
             The Third Edition, With Considerable Additions. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols [etc.], London, 1769.
Description: A family copy of one of the foremost works of eighteenth century
             English law reform, with the booksticker of Viscount Barrington
             (of which there were eleven) on the front pastedown, Barrington
             himself a younger son of the first Viscount
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, the joints
             cracking but firm, else a very good, clean copy, with ample
             margins
Book No.:    W-77841                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Acts, Magna Carta
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Author:      Hudson, John
Title:       The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description: The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the
             General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon
             England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England,
             concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78486                Price: $     300.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C.
             10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.
Description: The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the
             book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged
             case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles
             and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:   Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title
             strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78463                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Balfour, James
Title:       Practicks: Or, A System Of the more ancient Law of Scotland
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas and Walter Ruddimans, for A. Kincaid [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1754.
Description: First edition of one of the most important of all works of Scots
             law, written in the late 16th century and compared to Justinian's
             Digest by Professor Walker, who calls it "the earliest extant
             general compendium of the post-medieval law of Scotland"
Condition:   Contemporary 1/2 calf, worn, rebacked, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-66718                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Author:      Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:       The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:   Selden Society [Supplementary Series, Volume 1], London, 1965.
Description: All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could
             locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was
             as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author;
             superbly edited
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, a bit faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-62303                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
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Author:      McGovern, William M.
Title:       Contract in Medieval England: Wager of Law and the Effect of Death
Publisher:   Iowa Law Review, Iowa City, 1968.
Description:
Condition:   Extracted from Volume 54, pages 19 to 62
Book No.:    W-92078                Price: $      35.00
Category:    
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Opera Omnia . . . Collegit ac Recensuit; Vitam Auctoris,
             Praefationes, & Indices adjecit, David Wilkins [etc.]. Three
             Volumes in Six
Publisher:   Typis Guil. Bowyer, impensis J. Walthoe [and 21 others], Londini,
             1726.
Description: Still the only edition of Selden's works, a fit tribute to the man
             whose name Maitland chose to grace the Selden Society and whose
             output (in Holdsworth's words) "astonished his own contemporaries
             and astonishes us"; with the frontispiece
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked in vellum, some
             damage to one board and a bit of staining, ex-library, else a
             clean usable set
Book No.:    W-73748                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Selden, John (ed.)
Title:       Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic Nuncupatus, sub
             Edwardo Rege Primo . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet
             Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joan. Seldeni ad Fletam
             Dissertatio Historica. Editio Secunda. Wing F1291. Quarto
Publisher:   Typis S.R. Prostant apud H. Twyford [and three others] [etc.],
             London, 1685.
Description: Selden's edition of Fleta, one of the few medieval English legal
             treatises, with his Dissertation upon it, called a "sophisticated
             survey of the history of Roman law in medieval Europe and England
             [and] his most mature piece of scholarship"
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, the ?original label
             laid down, very light browning, else quite clean with good
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79881                Price: $     650.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law, roman law
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Author:      Madox, Thomas
Title:       The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of
             England . . . Together with . . . the Ancient Dialogue concerning
             the Exchequer . . . and A Dissertation concerning the most Ancient
             Great Roll of the Exchequer [etc.]. Second Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for William Owen, at Homer's Head, Near Temple-Bar [etc.],
             London, 1769.
Description: Second (and best) edition of Madox's masterwork, the first
             comprehensive treatment of the Royal Exchequer (and of English
             medieval taxation), called by Maitland "beautiful . . . one of the
             greatest historical works of the last [18th] century"
Condition:   Modern cloth, the Signet Library copy, with its gilt crests
Book No.:    W-68886                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Runnington, Charles
Title:       History, Principles and Practice, (Ancient and Modern,) of the
             Legal Remedy of Ejectment; and the Resulting Action for Mesne
             Profits; the Evidence (in General) Necessary to Sustain and Defend
             Them [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row [etc.], London,
             1795.
Description: The uncommon first edition of the last major treatise upon
             ejectment, the all-important procedural device which, in
             Maitland's words, "[b]y means of piling fiction upon fiction"
             essentially supplanted the medieval real actions; six copies in
             RLIN
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-66880                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Procedure, Real Property
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement. Three Volumes [complete] [with the ?Wyer
             setting of the title page of volume 3]. S.T.C. 10954; Cowley 6;
             Beale R456, R458, and R459. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Rastell and Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1516.
Description: The magisterial first edition of "the decisive book--the book that
             'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes
             in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval
             case law, including those cases otherwise lost
Condition:   Modern calf, the first title with the woodcut and text only, small
             loss on its verso, some dampstaining and strengthened margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-77990                Price: $   35000.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Sutherland, Donald W. (ed.)
Title:       The Eyre of Northamptonshire, 3-4 Edward III A.D. 1329-1330. Two
             Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1983.
Description: Professor Sutherland's final work, a masterful edition evincing
             the qualities--"clarity of thought, respect for evidence, a
             forthright style, and, above all, sparkles of historical
             imagination"--that had become the hallmarks of his scholarship
Condition:   Blue cloth, gilt, a very good set; the Society's annual volumes 97
             and 98 for the years 1981 and 1982, respectively, and part of its
             Year Book Series
Book No.:    W-60650                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
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Author:      Thomas, A.H. (ed.)
Title:       Calendar of Early Mayor's Court Rolls Preserved among the Archives
             of the Corporation of the City of London at the Guildhall, a.d.
             1298-1307
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1924.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, ex-library, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-73041                Price: $      45.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Selden, John (ed.)
Title:       Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub
             Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit
             Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam
             Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing
             F1290A
Publisher:   Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London,
             1647.
Description: The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial
             medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th
             century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's
             masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:   Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76640                Price: $     850.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
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Author:      Dugdale, William
Title:       A Perfect Copy of all Summons of the Nobility to the Great
             Councils and Parliaments of this Realm, from the XLIX [Year] of
             King Henry the III, Until these present Times. Wing D2491
Publisher:   Printed by S.R. for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London,
             1685.
Description: The last work of Dugdale, of whom David Douglas observed that the
             "study of English medieval scholars between 1660 and 1730 should
             begin with his great and honoured name", beginning with the famed
             Parliament summoned in 1265; one of 700 copies
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed and a little dusty, but a very good copy
Book No.:    W-60141                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Inns of Court, Parliament
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Select Pleas in Manorial and Other Seignorial Courts. Volume I
             [all published]. Reigns of Henry III and Edward I
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1889.
Description: The original edition of the Selden Society's second annual volume,
             chiefly inspired by Vinogradoff's work on the manor and printing
             materials of which Maitland observed to Ames "I know no rolls more
             interesting than the earliest manorial rolls"
Condition:   ?Later blue cloth, gilt, a bit worn and a few notes, ex-library,
             yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-71935                Price: $     150.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Richardson (ed.), H.G.
Title:       Fleta, Volume III, Book III and Book IV
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Volume LXXXIX for the Year 1972
Book No.:    W-46830                Price: $      65.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausum seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn,
             Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui
             Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of
             1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57
Publisher:   Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false],
             London [Amsterdam?], 1636.
Description: An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international
             law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the
             import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the
             two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis
Condition:   Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved
             maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78199                Price: $     850.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Acts, international law, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Robe, Thomas
Title:       The History of the Ancient Office of Clerk of the Market of the
             King's Household; Its Authority and Usefulness; with the Several
             Advantages Accruing to the Crown on Its Being Duly Executed [etc.]
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1737.
Description: An uncommon tract written by the then co-holder of the office
             responsible for maintaining the King's standards for weights and
             measures, describing its medieval origins and decrying its present
             ineffectiveness; three copies in ESTC in the USA
Condition:   Later cloth, ex-library, some foxing, the title page lacking,
             though the folding table (with a small tear) present; a textually
             complete working copy
Book No.:    W-71546                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Commercial 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:
Title:       Diversite de Covrtes lour iurisdictions et alia necessaria et
             vtilia. S.T.C. 10953; Beale T129; McKerrow & Ferguson 53
Publisher:   Nicholas Hill for Henry Smith?, London, 1545.
Description: The rare, final edition (and the only Smith printing) of one of
             just a handful of early English legal tracts, treating of royal
             and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench,
             Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy with
             ample margins and the occasional early annotation, four copies in
             ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78988                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, courts
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:   Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly [for the Selden Society], London,
             1888.
Description: Original edition of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with
             Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard
             for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting
             valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:   Original buckram, gilt, showing definite wear, unevenly faded,
             private ownership signature, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-71548                Price: $     350.00
Category:    courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
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Author:
Title:       The Annual Volumes of the Selden Society. Volumes 1 through 132
             [together with] Supplementary Series (selected volumes) [together
             with] Annual Lectures (selected) [together with] related ephemera
             [detailed listing on request]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1887-2015.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, gilt, varying wear, some volumes ex-library, but
             overall a good, sound set
Book No.:    W-61134                Price: $    7500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Clanchy, M.T. (ed.)
Title:       The Roll and Writ File of the Berkshire Eyre of 1248
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1973.
Description: Selden Society Volume XC for the Years 1972-3
Condition:
Book No.:    W-52471                Price: $      65.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:       Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's
             Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer
             of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes
Publisher:   William S. Hein & Co., Inc., Buffalo, 1999.
Description: One of Maitland's earliest works and one which Vinogradoff called
             "a model of its kind", privately printed at Maitland's expense,
             and providing us with the raw data upon which Bracton worked in
             constructing his famed treatise
Condition:   Original brown cloth, gilt, as new; the facsimile reissue of the
             privately printed 1887 edition
Book No.:    W-75587                Price: $     240.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Bird, William
Title:       A Treatise of the Nobilitie Of the Realme. Collected Out of the
             Body Of the Common Law, with mention of such Statutes as are
             incident hereunto, upon a debate of the Barony of Aburgavenny
             [etc.]. Wing B2956
Publisher:   Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbanke and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: First edition of a compact treatise on the English baronage and
             its continental antecedents, likely prompted by one famous
             medieval lawsuit; with three chapters on women, including 'ladyes
             in reputation' and the three sorts of 'honourable women'
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, the spine quite rubbed,
             occasional stray, marginal pencil marks, else quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79742                Price: $     300.00
Category:    law of heraldry, women's law
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Author:      Roebuck, Derek
Title:       A Miscellany of Disputes
Publisher:   Holo Books, Oxford, 2000.
Description: Represented as "the first anthology of stories about disputes
             resolved without the aid of litigation", full of humor and wisdom,
             and venturing as far afield as Ancient Greece, Rome, China, and
             medieval England, with a touch of Chaucer and Shakespeare
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-71575                Price: $      45.00
Category:    arbitration, humor
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Author:      Coke, Edward
Title:       The Complete Copy-holder; Being A Learned Discourse of the
             Antiquity and Nature of Manors and Copy-holds, with all things
             thereto incident. Whereto is added A Supplement By way of
             Additions to and Amplification of the foregoing Treatise. Wing
             C4915
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1668.
Description: One of Coke's four major works and the earliest modern work on
             copyhold, the medieval 'unfree tenure' evolving as a tenure akin
             to freehold (and in some respects arguably superior to it), this
             the first edition with the substantial supplement
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, crimson morocco label gilt decorated
             and lettered, lightly faded, new endpapers, quite clean and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79670                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Real Property, landlord and tenant, law of copyhold
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Author:
Title:       Articuli ad Narrationes Novas Pertim[entes] [sic] Formati. S.T.C.
             818; Beale T117
Publisher:   In aedibvs Roberti Redman, London, 1539.
Description: A rare edition of the medieval tract glossing and complementing
             both Natura Brevium and Novae Narrationes, all works central to
             early pleading and practice in the royal courts, this the final
             edition printed by Redman; six copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, very light browning, one small marginal
             wormhole, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78864                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    pleading
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