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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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Title:       Diuersite de courtz et lour iurisdictions, et alia necessaria et
             vtilia. S.T.C. 10946 [locating seven copies, including this
             privately held copy, two imperfect]; Beale T122
Publisher:   In edibus Richardi Pynsonis Regis impressoris [etc.], London,
             1526.
Description: The rare first edition (and the only Pynson printing) of one of
             the handful of early English legal tracts, treating of the royal
             and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench,
             Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, lacking the title
             and final seven leaves, some staining and browning; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78714                Price: $    3000.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, courts
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Author:      McDowell, Charles P., et al.
Title:       International Guide to Periodicals in Criminal Justice
Publisher:   North Carolina Justice Institute, Greensboro, 1979.
Description:
Condition:   Oversized wraps, a sound copy; 202 pages
Book No.:    W-90495                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Year Books, MEDIEVAL, 14TH CENTURY, criminal law, Bibliography
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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:      Britton, John le]
Title:       Britton [On the Laws of England]. S.T.C. 3803; Beale T324
Publisher:   Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete by . . . Robert Redman [etc.],
             London, 1533?.
Description: The first of the triumvirate of medieval English legal treatises
             to see print in the 1500's, about 1533 (preceding "Glanvill" by
             over twenty years and "Bracton" by thirty six) some 150 years
             after its composition towards the end of the 13th century
Condition:   Contemporary elaborate blind-tooled panelled calf, rebacked, a
             trace of staining and worming, else especially clean and wide
             margined; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78786                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Pollock, Frederick and F.W. Maitland
Title:       The History of English Law, Before the Time of Edward I. Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1898.
Description: The first issuance of the second (and best) edition 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
Condition:   Original cloth, showing definite wear, joints just splitting but
             firm, some foxing, yet a clean sturdy set
Book No.:    W-70574                Price: $     350.00
Category:    English Law, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Britton, John le]
Title:       Britton [on the Laws of England]. The Second Edition. Faithfully
             corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same
             Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate [etc.]. S.T.C. 3804
Publisher:   Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], London,
             1640.
Description: The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal
             treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much
             superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an
             omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, the front joint cracked but holding, the
             spine a bit chipped and varnished, browning, a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-77409                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, English Law
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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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Title:       Domesday Book, seu liber censualis Willelmi I regis Angliae, inter
             archivos in Domo Capitulari Westmonasterii asservatus [with] Libri
             censualis vocati Domes-Day Book indices. Accessit dissertatio
             generalis de ratione huiusce libri [etc.]. Four Volumes
Publisher:   London], 1783 & 1816.
Description: First printed edition of William the Conquerer's unprecedented
             survey, providing an unparalleled view of medieval England,
             including its courts and nascent legal system; with Henry Ellis'
             valuable introduction (not always found) in the third volume
Condition:   Modern 1/2 morocco, discreetly ex-library, a fresh untrimmed set
Book No.:    W-69264                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Domesday Book
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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:      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:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London, 1565.
Description: The magisterial Tottel 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:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, some repairs, the second volume
             rebacked, repair to its last leaf, else very clean with wide
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78092                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Author:      Forsyth, William
Title:       History of Ancient Manuscripts. A Lecture Delivered in the Hall of
             the Inner Temple . . . and Printed at the Request of the Masters
             of the Bench
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle St., London, 1872.
Description: Forsyth's intellectual venture into the many vexed issues
             surrounding the transmission of classic and medieval manuscripts
             (and in some cases of their fraudulent preparation) of law,
             history, literature, and religion
Condition:   Maroon cloth, slightly faded; hinges weak, but otherwise a very
             good copy; presentation copy to Royal Literary & Scientific
             Institution
Book No.:    W-91887                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Manuscripts
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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:      Britton, John le]
Title:       Britton [on the Laws of England]. The Second Edition. Faithfully
             corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same
             Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate [etc.]. S.T.C. 3804
Publisher:   Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], London,
             1640.
Description: The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal
             treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much
             superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an
             omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, the spine hand lettered, light browning, else
             a very good, wide-margined and untrimmed copy, with the remains of
             the original ties
Book No.:    W-77465                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:       The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 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:   A very nice copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-55540                Price: $      35.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
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Title:       Registrum omnium breuium tam originalium quam iudicialium, nouiter
             Impressium et quam exacte correctum et emendatum. S.T.C. 20837;
             Beale 310
Publisher:   Excusum Londini, apud Richardum Tottelum [etc.], London, 1553.
Description: Second appearance of one of the most important of all medieval
             English law books, likened by Maitland to a medieval cathedral,
             the original sheets of Rastell's first edition of 1531, including
             his colophon, here paired with Tottel's title and tables
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers,
             remains of clasps, some foxing, but quite crisp and appealing; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78445                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Procedure
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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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Title:       Articuli ad narrationes nouas pertin[entes] formati. S.T.C. 812;
             Beale T111
Publisher:   In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London,
             1525?.
Description: The rare first 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 only edition printed by Pynson; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern blind panelled calf, the spine gilt ruled and lettered, the
             title and table in facsimile, else textually complete; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78462                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    pleading
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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:      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:      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:      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:      Davidson, John]
Title:       Observations on the Regiam Majestatem
Publisher:   Edinburgh], [1792].
Description:
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Book No.:    W-57549                Price: $     350.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, MEDIEVAL
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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:      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:      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-73937                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
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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:      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:      Glanvilla, Ranulpho de
Title:       Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus Regni Angliae, Tempore
             Regis Henrici secundi Compositus [etc.]. Wing G839
Publisher:   Printed by J. Streater, H. Twyford, and E. Flesher [etc.], London,
             1673.
Description: The third and last early edition of the first treatise on English
             law, believed to have been written between 1187 and 1189, and for
             which Maitland reserved the highest of praise, calling it "of
             great value to students of legal and social history"
Condition:   Contemporary blind-panelled calf, quite worn, rebacked, light
             browning, a few notations, ex-Los Angeles County Law Library; a
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-78179                Price: $     650.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL
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Title:       Great Domesday Book. Six Volumes [Complete]. Facsimiles in Two
             Volumes. Translations in Two Volumes. Maps and Indices in One
             Volume Each
Publisher:   Alecto Historical Editions, London, 1986-92.
Description: The marvelous facsimile of William the Conquerer's unprecedented
             survey of his realm, providing an unparalleled view of medieval
             England, including its courts and nascent legal system; with
             English translations, maps, and extensive indices
Condition:   The 'Penny Edition', limited to 250 sets, the two facsimile
             volumes bound in 1/4 vellum over 15th-century oak boards,
             slipcased, exceptionally handsome
Book No.:    W-73249                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Domesday Book, MEDIEVAL
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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:      Somner, William
Title:       A Treatise of Gavelkind . . . With sundry emergent Observations .
             . . [on] the Common Law of this Kingdome [etc.]. Second Edition
             [with] John Anstis, Observations Introductory to an Historical
             Essay upon the Knighthood of the Bath
Publisher:   [1] Printed for F. Gyles [etc.] [2] Printed for James Woodman,
             London, 1726 & 1725.
Description: Best edition of the treatise which Holdsworth calls Somner's "most
             important work [on] the antiquities of our legal history", bound
             with the work by John Anstis proposing "a new order of chivalry
             based on a revival of the medieval Order of the Bath"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns, a bit of foxing, else a good clean copy; with the
             engraved frontispiece
Book No.:    W-76594                Price: $     700.00
Category:    gavelkind, law of heraldry
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Author:      Selden, John
Title:       Mare Clausem 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:
Title:       List of Documents relating to the Household and Wardrobe, John-
             Edward I [Public Record Office Handbooks No. 7]
Publisher:   Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1964.
Description: Presentation copy to Colonel Wiener from Patricia M. Barnes, whose
             work this volume appears to be and whose reconstruction of this
             class of records, now scattered over many record groupings, is
             acknowledged in the preface
Condition:   Illustrated sewn wraps, showing wear, but sound; 148 pages
Book No.:    W-64443                Price: $      45.00
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:
Title:       Great Domesday Book. Six Volumes [Complete]. Facsimiles in Two
             Volumes. Translations in Two Volumes. Maps and Indices in One
             Volume Each. One of 450 Sets
Publisher:   Alecto Historical Editions, London, 1986-2000.
Description: The marvelous facsimile of William the Conquerer's unprecedented
             survey of his realm, providing an unparalleled view of medieval
             England, including its courts and nascent legal system; with
             English translations, maps, and extensive indices
Condition:   The 'Millenium Edition', the facsimile volumes bound in modern
             calf replicating the 12th century Winton Domesday, the earliest
             exising Domesday binding
Book No.:    W-73298                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    Domesday Book, MEDIEVAL
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Author:      Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony
             Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with]
             La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde
             Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5; Beale 463 464 & 465
Publisher:   In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London], 1565.
Description: The magisterial Tottel 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:   Contemporary blind-rolled and tooled calf, quite worn, recently
             rebacked, browning, some staining (mainly to the lower margin),
             good crisp copies
Book No.:    W-73610                Price: $   12500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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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:      Brooke, Robert
Title:       La Graunde Abridgement, Collect & escrie per le Iudge tresreuerend
             Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del comon
             banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graund Abridgement [etc.].
             Two volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3827; Beale 469 & 470
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Totell, London, 1573.
Description: First 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 original unlettered spine laid down,
             light browning, else quite clean and wide-margined; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-77984                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Abridgements
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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:      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 bit rubbed and marked, else a good
             copy
Book No.:    W-70368                Price: $     250.00
Category:    courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
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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:      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:      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:      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:      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:      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:      Davila Lanausse, Jose Nilo
Title:       Bibliotheca Legum Portoricensis Collectanea Juridica Bibliografia
             Legal Selecta de Puerto Rico Siglos XIX-XX
Publisher:   Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico, Barcelona, 1962.
Description:
Condition:   A sound copy in a worn and faded dustjacket
Book No.:    W-30132                Price: $      65.00
Category:    arbitration, Bibliography, MEDIEVAL, Puerto Rico
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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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