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Title:       The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the
             Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the
             General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the
             Original Acts. Volume One
Publisher:   Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, 1788.
Description: An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort
             to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived
             by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and
             adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated
Condition:   Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the
             signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion
             housed the Boston Athenaeum
Book No.:    W-78700                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Massachusetts, Acts
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Title:       Decision of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, in a Case
             Relating to the Sacramental Furniture of a Church in Brookfield;
             with the Entire Arguments of Hon. Samuel Hoar, Jun. for the
             Plaintiff, and of Hon. Lewis Strong for the Defendant
Publisher:   Published by Peirce and Parker, No. 9, Cornhill, Boston, 1832.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stabbed wraps, a very good, untrimmed copy in
             original state; 48 pages
Book No.:    W-77778                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, Religion
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Author:      Widiss, Alan I., et al
Title:       No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Action, The Experiences in
             Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware and Michigan
Publisher:   Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, 1977.
Description: Four reports issued under the auspices of the Council on Law-
             Related Studies, whose president, David Cavers, contributes a
             foreword and is co-author of the Massachusetts' investigation
Condition:
Book No.:    W-60391                Price: $      35.00
Category:    law of automobiles, torts, insurance law, Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, Michigan
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Author:      Bigelow, Lewis
Title:       A Digest of Pickering's Reports, Volumes II-VII Being a Supplement
             to the Digest of the Previous Volumes of the Massachusetts Reports
Publisher:   Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, Boston, 1830.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-43708                Price: $     125.00
Category:    digests, Massachusetts, reports of cases
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Author:      Fenner, Ball
Title:       Raising the Veil; or, Scenes in the Courts . . . Embellished with
             Portraits of Police, Court Officers [etc.]. Cohen 1006
Publisher:   James French & Company, Boston, 1856.
Description: An insider's account, truly "raising the veil" on courts and
             lawyers, in this case those of New York, Philadelphia and, in
             particular, Boston, with a side excursion to California and with
             separate chapters on divorce and bankruptcy
Condition:   Original embossed cloth, quite worn and frayed, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-68204                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, human rights, Massachusetts
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Author:      Greenleaf, Simon
Title:       Autograph Letter Signed, dated Feb 6, 1850, at Andover,
             Massachusetts, to Harvard Law School alumnus and fellow lawyer,
             C.T. Russell, seeking Russell's assistance in securing a "clear
             field" for the Massachusetts Bible Society's operations in that
             state
Publisher:   N.p., Andover, 1850.
Description: An excellent example of Greenleaf's lifelong interest in matters
             religious while teaching at Harvard Law School, expressing his
             goal (and that of others) "of making all Bib. Societies [with one
             stated exception] in Massts auxiliary to ours"
Condition:   One page on unlined blue paper, 8x10 inches, thirteen lines and
             about seventy-five words, neat folds, docketed on the verso, a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-77403                Price: $     350.00
Category:    autographs, maritime law, Religion
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Author:      Evans (comp.), Thomas
Title:       Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, With Some of Modern Date;
             Now first collected, and reprinted from rare Copies and MSS. With
             Notes. Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Evans, in the Strand, London, 1784.
Description: The set once that of William Blackstone, conjecturally Sir William
             Blackstone's third surviving son, born in 1769, with his armorial
             bookplate, resembling that of his more famous father (who died in
             1780), found on the front pastedown of each volume
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, ex-Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts,
             a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-77417                Price: $     850.00
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Author:      Wiener, Frederick Bernays
Title:       Another "Solemn Public Lie"
Publisher:   University of Richmond Law Review, Richmond, 1993.
Description: The separate reprinting of Colonel Wiener's essay, its title taken
             from Roger William's characterization of James I's "solemn public
             lie" in the Massachusetts land grant that he, not the Indians,
             were the discoverers of the land
Condition:   Reprinted from the Spring issue; 15 pages
Book No.:    W-62738                Price: $      15.00
Category:    military law, women's law, Discrimination
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Author:      Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:       Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description: Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society
             in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:    W-17299                Price: $      25.00
Category:    civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
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Author:      Bing, Stephen R. and S. Stephen Rosenfeld
Title:       The Quality of Justice in the Lower Criminal Courts of
             Metropolitan Boston
Publisher:   Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Boston, 1970.
Description: A thorough, empirical examination of Massachusetts' entry level
             criminal courts, with five appendices, two maps, 32 tables, a
             computer printout, and like analyses
Condition:   Wraps, faded and a bit worn, but sound; 149 pages
Book No.:    W-90190                Price: $      35.00
Category:    criminal law, Massachusetts
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Author:
Title:       Remarks of Richard H. Dana, Jr. Esq before the Committee on
             Federal Relations, on the Proposed Removal of Edward G. Loring,
             Esq. from the Office of Judge of Probate
Publisher:   Printed by Alfred Mudge & Sons, No. 21 School Street, Boston,
             1855.
Description:
Condition:   Original stabbed self-wraps, ?ex-library, sunned; 28 pages
Book No.:    W-66307                Price: $     250.00
Category:    impeachment, trials, Probating, Massachusetts
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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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Title:       The Trial of John Williams, Francis Frederick, John P. Rog, Nils
             Peterson, and Nathaniel White, on an Indictment for Murder on the
             High Seas; Before the Circuit Court of the United States, Holden
             for the District of Massachusetts. Cohen 13248; McDade 1103
Publisher:   Printed by Russell and Gardner, Proprietors of the Work, Boston,
             1819.
Description: The trial which Justice Story when charging the jury called "one
             of the most bloody and horrible transactions ever recorded in the
             annals of crime", the captain, chief mate and supercargo murdered,
             all but one of the defendants convicted and hanged
Condition:   Original stabbed self wraps, the title and last leaf darkened,
             browning and some foxing throughout, yet a completely untrimmed
             unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-77502                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, Supreme Court, law of piracy
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Author:      Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:       Speeches
Publisher:   Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1891.
Description: Presentation copy of the first edition of Holmes' 'Speeches',
             entirely in Holmes' hand, dark ink in three lines on the blank
             preceding the title: "Mrs Roger Wolcott [wife of the one-time
             Massachusetts' governor] / from / Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Condition:   Original buff printed boards, a trifle worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77505                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Law and Literature, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter . . . As Delivered to the
             Grand Jurors of the District of Massachusetts, and to the Members
             of the Suffolk Bar, At the opening of the Court in Boston,
             Published at Their Joint Request [etc.]. Cohen 1975
Publisher:   Printed by John Eliot, Boston, 1816.
Description: Story's eulogy of the Boston lawyer whom he characterized in his
             'Autobiography' as "at the head of the Massachusetts Bar, and
             truly princeps inter pares" and whom Story later chose, in his
             Dane lecture, as a role model for students in the law school
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, quite browned, last leaf repaired
             (text legible), now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf case; uncommon,
             four copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77583                Price: $     350.00
Category:    biography
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Author:      Amos, Andrew
Title:       The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for
             the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, in the Tower of London, and
             Various Matters Connected therewith, from Contemporary Mss.
Publisher:   Richard Bentley, London, 1846.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front board detached, rear board lacking,
             definite staining and embrowning; a working copy only
Book No.:    W-51385                Price: $      75.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, Law & Hist of Printg, trials
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Author:      Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:       Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description: Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society
             in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:    W-16019                Price: $      25.00
Category:    civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
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Author:      Berman, Edward
Title:       The Massachusetts System of Savings-Bank Life Insurance. Bulletin
             No. 615
Publisher:   Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor,
             Washington, 1935.
Description: The elaborate report of the life insurance reform initiated by
             Louis Brandeis as a young Boston lawyer, one "that always remained
             closest to his heart"; its later expansion into a work published
             in 1936 Brandeis called "a thrilling book"
Condition:   Original printed green wraps, ex-Library of Congress duplicate,
             else a very good copy; 113 pages
Book No.:    W-76275                Price: $     125.00
Category:    insurance law, Supreme Court
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on
             Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding
             these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly
             called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand,
             London, 1749.
Description: First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the
             unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged
             following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by
             irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and
             pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges,
             pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78201                Price: $     850.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
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Author:      Sawyer, Ellen (prep.)
Title:       Catalogue of the Laws of Foreign Countries in the State Library of
             Massachusetts
Publisher:   Wright & Potter, Boston, 1911.
Description: A substantial catalogue, arranged by country or jurisdiction,
             interleaved, once the copy of F.X. Dwyer, the law librarian at
             Harvard and subsequently of Congress, with his name in gilt on the
             spine and his occasional, substantive additions laid in
Condition:   Later buckram, gilt, lightly worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77280                Price: $     250.00
Category:    libraries, international law
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Author:      Zinman (intro.), Michael
Title:       Several Laws and Orders Made At the Generall Court . . . Held at
             Boston the 11th of May 1670. And at the Generall Court held by
             Adjournment the 12th day of October, 1670
Publisher:   The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, 1987.
Description: The facsimile reissue of the only known copy of these
             Massachusetts Bay Colony session laws, only recently rediscovered;
             with a brief introduction by Mr. Zinman, speculating about other
             missing laws whose existence are suggested by these
Condition:   Printed, sewn, oversized wraps; six pages
Book No.:    W-13145                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
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Author:
Title:       The Charter Granted by their Majesties King William and Queen
             Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay
             [etc.] [with] Acts and Laws, Of His Majesty's Province of the
             Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with one further act] Cushing 343-345,
             349
Publisher:   Printed by B. Green . . . for Benjamin Eliot [etc.], Boston, 1726-
             27.
Description: Among the earliest collected laws of the Province, preceded only
             by those of 1699 and 1714, together with the Province's Charter
             and then supplemented by the laws for the immediately succeeding
             session held in the year of the laws' publication
Condition:   Contemporary panelled sheep, quite worn and somewhat bowed, the
             rear board detached and the front loose, some foxing, else a crisp
             desirable copy
Book No.:    W-53448                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Acts, Massachusetts
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Title:       Cases Decided in the District and Circuit Court of the United
             States for the Pennsylvania District, and also a Case Decided in
             the District Court of Massachusetts, Relative to the Employment of
             British Licenses on board of Vessels of the United States
Publisher:   Published by Redwood Fisher, No. 30, South Fourth-Street,
             Philadelphia, 1813.
Description:
Condition:   Original stabbed wraps (lacking), foxing, untrimmed; 91 pages
Book No.:    W-62291                Price: $     450.00
Category:    reports of cases, maritime law, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts
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Title:       A Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge,
             Massachusetts. Second Edition. Cohen 1814
Publisher:   Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, Printers to the University,
             Cambridge, 1841.
Description: The copy of the much expanded catalogue of the Harvard Law School
             Library once that of William Wetmore Story, marking its growth
             under his father, Joseph Story, and Simon Greenleaf, with Story's
             bookplate ("William W Story") on the front pastedown
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over the original marbled boards, a very good
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-76392                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    libraries, Bibliography
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Author:      Metcalf, Theron
Title:       Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Judicial Court of the
             Commonwealth of Massachusetts [etc.]. Cohen 5548
Publisher:   Published by Richardson and Lord, Boston, 1825.
Description: The only edition of one of the earliest Massachusetts digests (the
             second to digest the Supreme Judicial Court's reports), undertaken
             by Metcalf, who was himself later to be the Court's reporter and
             then to be appointed to the Court itself
Condition:   Sheep-backed boards, worn, some staining, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-42321                Price: $     125.00
Category:    digests, Massachusetts
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Author:      Clark, B.F.]
Title:       The Perjury Case! Further Developments. Mr. Clark's Replies to the
             Letters of George F. Farley, and Ashael Huntington, Esq's
Publisher:   Printed for the Publisher, Boston, 1848.
Description:
Condition:   Lacking wraps, embrowned, worn but sound; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-52101                Price: $      50.00
Category:    Massachusetts
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Author:      Greenhood, E. Russell
Title:       Mortuary Law and Settlement of Estates in Massachusetts
Publisher:   N.p., Boston, 1939.
Description:
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Book No.:    W-11622                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Massachusetts
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec.
             With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.],
             London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-18199                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
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