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book #78271
Author:
Title:       A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his
             Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present
             Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1610.
Description: First edition of a controversial work, viewed by the House of
             Commons as demonstrating James's attempt to effect unilaterally by
             proclamation acts requiring Parliamentary consent, leading to the
             voiding of those contended to be especially grevious
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite rubbed, some marginal worming;
             with an ?unrecorded "Books printed or sold by William Leak" on the
             rear pastedown
Book No.:    W-78271                Price: $    2250.00
Category:    English Law
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book #79694
Author:      St. John, Oliver
Title:       Mr St-John's Speech to the Lords in the Upperhouse of Parliament:
             January 7, 1640. Concerning Ship-Money. S.T.C. 21589.3 [variant,
             with "L. Finches sollici-tation only, &" on E1 and "SPEECH" on the
             first page of text]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe],
             London, 1641.
Description: St. John's ultimately successful argument in one of the great
             constitutional cases of English legal history, circumscribing the
             King's prerogative to declare a national emergency (and to tax the
             country at large) without Parliamentary consent
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else
             quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79694                Price: $     450.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #79722
Author:      Clark, George
Title:       The Game Laws, from King Henry III to the Present Period;
             Including All the Acts of Parliament . . . and an Introduction
             Explaining the General Nature of Forests, Purlieus, Chases, Parks,
             Free Warrens, Fisheries, Properties in Animals, &c. &c
Publisher:   Printed for J. Fielding . . . and Sold by W. Clark [etc.], London,
             1785.
Description: Sole edition, arranged chronologically beginning with the Charter
             of the Forest (of 9 Henry III), designed to "convey real
             information to the lawyer, the magistrate, and the sportsman",
             complemented by a final section on the preservation of game
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, later paper label, a tiny crack to
             the lower portion of the front joint, else very clean and
             attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79722                Price: $     850.00
Category:    game law, Natural Resources
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book #78711
Author:
Title:       The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals
             Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of
             Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3.
             For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1673.
Description: A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including
             courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and
             methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing
             illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:   Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound
             and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78711                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
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book #78150
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord
             Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The
             Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the
             King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom,
             London, 1689 & 1685.
Description: First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming
             Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal
             derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose
             execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:   Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the
             portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with
             the errata slip
Book No.:    W-78150                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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book #77069
Author:      Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:       An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government
             of England, From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen
             Elizabeth. With A Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments .
             . . from some Manuscript Notes of John Selden. Wing S2428
Publisher:   Printed for John Starkey [etc.], London, 1689.
Description: The work establishing the reputation of Bacon, the half-brother of
             Francis Bacon, probably based on notes collected by John Selden,
             highly influential and "argu[ing] with unrelenting force an anti-
             royalist ideology of enormous political power"
Condition:   Contemporary speckled, panelled calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed
             and scraped and some browning, mainly lightish, else a very good
             crisp copy
Book No.:    W-77069                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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book #18133
Author:      Wooddeson, Richard
Title:       A Brief Vindication of the Rights of the British Legislature; In
             Answer to Some Positions Advanced in a Pamphlet, Intitled,
             "Thoughts on the English Government, Letter the Second," [etc.]
             [with the half-title not noted in RLIN]
Publisher:   Printed by Luke Hansard . . . for T. Payne, at the Mews-Gate,
             London, 1799.
Description: Only edition of the last work of Wooddeson, whose abilities have
             bracketed him with Blackstone, and who indeed held the Vinerian
             chair at Oxford as Blackstone did, "a remarkable production"
             responding to John Reeve's ultra-monarchist sentiments
Condition:   Modern wraps, a very little dusty, but a good clean copy; 41 pages
Book No.:    W-18133                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Parliament
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book #79360
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An
             Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with]
             Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament
             [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:   Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios,
             London, 1687-89.
Description: Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius
             Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate
             without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of
             the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising
             leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79360                Price: $    1000.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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book #76428
Author:      Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:       Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament;
             Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to
             the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c],
             London, 1802.
Description: First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar
             thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are
             enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects,
             including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:   Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and
             a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and
             partly uncut
Book No.:    W-76428                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts
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book #79405
Author:
Title:       Liber quorundam Canonum disciplinae ecclesiae Anglicanae. Anno
             1571. S.T.C. 10037.5 [variant 2 with the cancel slip]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by John Day, London, 1571.
Description: The first Latin printing comprising a second part of the revised
             39 Articles of 1563, "established [by Elizabeth I] as the
             doctrinal foundations of the Church of England", to which clergy
             were ordered to subscribe by Act of Parliament in 1571
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lightish staining, the lower
             margin cut close (no text affected), else clean and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79405                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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book #79411
Author:
Title:       Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and
             holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne
             [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were
             enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.],
             London, 1573-75.
Description: The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of
             Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened
             and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as
             Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on
             vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79411                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, poor law
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book #79605
Author:
Title:       The Address Of the Honourable the House of Commons: Presented to
             His Majesty On Thursday the 25th day of April, 1689. With His
             Majesty's Answer Thereunto. Wing E2514. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb [etc.], London, 1689.
Description: The official and sole London printing of the Commons address
             offering full support (with William's acceptance) for a
             declaration of war on France, following the arrival of James II
             from France in Ireland in mid-March, with war in fact declared May
             7
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, title (verso blank) plus two
             pages, three folds, one manuscript notation, clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79605                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Parliament, English Law, military law, IRELAND, FRANCE
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book #71544
Author:
Title:       The Parliamentary Opinions of Lord Mansfield, Sir Dudley Ryder,
             Mr. Charles Yorke, Mr. William Beckford, &c. On the Choice of a
             Regency or Regent; with Other Discussions on That Interesting
             Question
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly,
             London, 1788.
Description: Part of the debate during the mental incapacity of George III (no
             provision for succession having been made), publishing a series of
             arguments bruited when the 1751 Regency Bill, providing for his
             own succession while a minor, had been enacted
Condition:   Disbound, one leaf torn with loss of several words on its verso
             (but not the sense); 46 pages plus the advertising leaf
Book No.:    W-71544                Price: $     150.00
Category:    insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
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book #79424
Author:
Title:       Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation
             holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight
             yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were
             enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.],
             London, 1574?.
Description: The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending
             the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in
             someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John
             Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat
             marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else
             clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79424                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts
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book #79476
Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament
             begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . .
             And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of
             February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description: The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the
             Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the
             Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for
             Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with
             generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79476                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
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book #16953
Author:      Shower, Bartholomew]
Title:       Cases in Parliament Resolved and Adjudged, upon Petitions, and
             Writs of Error.
Publisher:   Printed for A. and J. Churchill, at the Black Swan [etc.], London,
             1698.
Description: First edition of the first reports of cases in the House of Lords,
             appearing when it had become the final court of appeal; the
             reports were found to be a breach of privilege, resulting in no
             further reports for almost a century
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front joint cracking, else quite desirable
Book No.:    W-16953                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Parliament, reports of cases, Supreme Court
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book #79223
Author:
Title:       Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this
             present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde
             yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the
             vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description: An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting
             the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5],
             abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images
             [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:   Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very
             light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79223                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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book #79447
Author:
Title:       Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden
             at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our
             most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as
             followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1589.
Description: The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7],
             requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of
             freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter
             construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:   Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning
             and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79447                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Acts, poor law, criminal law
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book #78515
Author:
Title:       Anno xiiii et anno xv Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament
             holden at London the xv day of Apryll in the xiiii yere of his
             mooste noble reign: And from thens adiourned to . . . July the xv
             yere [1523] [etc.]. STC 9362.11; not in Beale
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cum priuilegio,
             London, 1533?.
Description: A rare early printing of the statutes of these parliaments, and
             the first Berthelet printing, preceded by two other printings only
             (both by Pynson) each of them recorded solely in one copy in ESTC,
             this printing there recorded in three copies
Condition:   Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light browning,
             a very little marginal worming, else well preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78515                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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book #59212
Author:
Title:       The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend . . . For Conspiring
             to Raise Rebellion in These Kingdoms . . . Who upon full Evidence
             was found Guilty of High-Treason, at the Sessions-House in the Old
             Bayly [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons [etc.], London,
             1696.
Description: The penultimate instance under English law (the last the next day)
             in which a defendant was charged with treason and hanged without
             benefit of counsel, Friend arraigned just two days before
             Parliament enacted enabling legislation
Condition:   A good copy, in a modern 1/4 calf gilt over marbled boards
Book No.:    W-59212                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #79645
Author:      Calthrop, Henry
Title:       The Liberties, Usages, and Customes of The City of London,
             Confirmed by especiall Acts of Parliament . . . Also, Divers
             ample, and most beneficiall Charters, granted by King Henry the 6.
             King Edward the 4. and King Henrie the 7th [etc.]. Wing C308.
             Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by B. Alsop for Nicholas Vavasour [etc.], London, 1642.
Description: First edition of seemingly the first printed work devoted to the
             rights of London and its citizens, attributed to Henry Calthrop,
             the respected Middle Temple barrister who served as Recorder of
             London in the 1630's; arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered,
             light browning, else quite crisp with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79645                Price: $     950.00
Category:    London
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book #79291
Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways, Shewing The Office and Duty
             of such Surveyors . . . Collected and gathered Out of public Acts
             of Parliament . . . out of the Year-Books, and other Books of the
             Municipal Laws of this Kingdom [etc.]. Wing M1799
Publisher:   Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1694.
Description: Only edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law
             of highways and their surveyors, this copy uniquely containing the
             separate, seemingly unrecorded eight page advertisement (with some
             loss) of 100+ books printed for William Crooke
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered, blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, but
             clean and sound, with the imprimatur leaf, one blank corner of
             which is torn away
Book No.:    W-79291                Price: $     700.00
Category:    law of highways
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book #79452
Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne at
             Westminster, the xxiii of Januarie, in the fyrst yere [1559] of
             the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as
             foloweth. S.T.C. 9460; Beale S274. Folio in 6's
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Richard Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London,
             1572?.
Description: Among the most momentous of Elizabeth's parliaments, enacting the
             Act of Supremacy [c.1] and the Act of Uniformity [c.2], bringing
             "into force again the statutes of Henry VIII's Reformation" and
             authorizing one form of worship, all others prohibited
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, some lightish mainly marginal staining, one
             pinhole worming, else clean with good margins and the occasional
             notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79452                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      B., T.
Title:       A Few Words of Friendly Caution to the Tories in the Two Houses of
             Parliament
Publisher:   Painter, 342, Strand [and] Benjamin Hall, High-Street, London
             [and] Birmingham, 1844.
Description:
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, else a good copy; 41 pages
Book No.:    W-91675                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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book #78907
Author:
Title:       Ano Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at
             Westminster . . . in the first yeere of the Raigne [with] the
             third yeere [with] the fourth yeere [with] the seventh year [with]
             the 21st yeere. S.T.C. 9500; 9502.5; 9505; 9506.5; 9507. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description: A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the
             legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I
             (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning
             witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, rebacked, somewhat
             rubbed, else quite bright, with the Earl de Grey West Park
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78907                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, Intellectual Property, patents, witchcraft
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book #76407
Author:
Title:       The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread
             Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third
             Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II
             [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-
             49.
Description: An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades
             leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope,
             Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the
             sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but
             holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on
             the front pastedown
Book No.:    W-76407                Price: $    1200.00
Category:    Acts, SCOTLAND
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book #78521
Author:
Title:       Anno XXIIII Henrici VIII. Actis made in the Session of this
             present parliament, holden uppon prorogation at Westmynstre . . .
             in the xxiiii yere of the reygne of . . . Kynge Henry the VIII
             [1533] [etc.]. Beale S150; S.T.C. 9377. Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris [etc.], London,
             1538.
Description: The Parliament in which the first great step was taken to
             extinguish papal jurisdiction and power in England, ensuring that
             Henry's divorce would be determined by Cranmer's archepiscopal
             court, and leading to Henry's supremacy in the English Church
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else
             well preserved, five copies in ESTC, one with a mutilated imprint;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78521                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, 16TH CENTURY, Ecclesiastical Law
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book #78972
Author:
Title:       Laws of War and Ordinances of the Sea, Ordained and Established by
             the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; For the Regulating
             and better Government of the Navies, Fleets and ships of War, and
             Armies by sea of the Commonwealth of England [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Field, Printer to the Parliament of England,
             London, 1652.
Description: The rare official printing of the act regulating the English navy,
             passed by the House of Commons in 1649 and here printed, crafted
             by Robert Blake ("Father of the Royal Navy"), listing thirty-nine
             offences and their punishments; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern vellum backed boards, interleaved, definite browning, but
             sound, bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78972                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    war, international law, maritime law, Acts
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book #78533
Author:
Title:       Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present
             parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere
             [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge
             Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description: A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament
             giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head
             in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason
             statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not
             affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78533                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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book #79208
Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlament begon at
             westminstr the fowerthe daye of Nouember [1547] . . . and from
             thence continued to the xxiiii daye of Decembre then next ensuyng
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.6; Beale S220a
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [i.e. Richard Tottel],
             London, 1548 [1570?].
Description: The acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . .
             . worthy of a special place in the history of treason",
             ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation, enacting the two
             witnesses rule, and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, minor (pinhole) worming,
             else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79208                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
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book #77071
Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and
             Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 .
             . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book
             of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description: The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the
             reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of
             Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660
             Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint
             cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act,
             on land-tax
Book No.:    W-77071                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, economics
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book #78460
Author:
Title:       Magna Charta, cvm Statvtis quae Antiqua vocantur, iam recens
             excusa, & summa fide emendata, iuxta vetnsta [sic] exemplaria ad
             Parliamenti rotulos examinata [etc.]. S.T.C. 9278; Beale S17 and
             S24a
Publisher:   In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [etc.], London, 1560?.
Description: The second Tottel printing and the first printing of Magna Charta
             in the reign of Elizabeth, this printing and its printing by
             Tottel in 1556 "hav[ing] several items not pr[inted] elsewhere";
             with the second part with its separate title
Condition:   Modern calf, the remains of the original blind-tooled boards with
             centered lozenges mounted, early notations and ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78460                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA, Magna Carta
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book #79754
Author:      Derham, Robert
Title:       A Manuell or, Briefe Treatise of some particular Rights and
             Priviledges belonging to the High Court of Parliament . . . The
             true condition of the Militia of this Kingdome . . . by the
             Positive Lawes discussed and debated [etc.]. Wing D1097
Publisher:   Printed for Mathew Walbancke at Graies-Inne Gate, London, 1647.
Description: A very early work on the English militia, written in the context
             of the constitutional struggle between Charles I and Parliament
             over its control, "pav[ing] the way to Civil War"; with an
             extensive treatment of the militia's centuries' long roles
Condition:   Later calf, the upper margin of the title trimmed just affecting
             the horizontal rule, else very clean, with the Woodhouse
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79754                Price: $     850.00
Category:    military law, Parliament
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book #78758
Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the
             Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session
             of this present Parliament. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1701.
Description: The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of
             "the last great constitutional documents in English history",
             circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's
             independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:   Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking
             but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78758                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Religion, Acts
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book #79780
Author:
Title:       The Laws of the Highways and Turnpike Roads. Containing The two
             Acts made in the last Session of Parliament concerning them [7 Geo
             III c.40 & c.42] [with] The Forms of the Several Proceedings, for
             Carrying into Execution Two Acts [&c]. ESTC T172252 & T231416
Publisher:   [1] Printed for W. Griffin [2] Printed for P. Uriel, London, 1767.
Description: Two rare works devoted to the two major acts of Parliament address
             the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in
             the mid 18th century, the first summarizing the law and cases and
             the second their forms; five and two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the "Form of a Book for a
             Surveyor" pasted in, possibly the frontispiece of the first work;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79780                Price: $     950.00
Category:    law of highways
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book #91847
Author:      Somers, John, Lord]
Title:       The Security of English-Men's Lives, Or the Trust, Power and Duty
             of the Grand Jurys of England. Explained according to the
             Fundamentals of the English Government, and the Declarations of
             the same made in Parliament by many Statutes [etc.]. Wing S4644
Publisher:   Printed for Benj. Alsop at the Sign of the Angel and Bible [etc.],
             London, 1682.
Description: One of two 17th century editions of Somers' most enduring work in
             England and this country, "none more eloquently . . . preserv[ing]
             the independence and integrity of jurors" against intrusions of
             state power, and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Later Morocco aeg, closely trimmed, joints cracked but holding; a
             sound copy
Book No.:    W-91847                Price: $     450.00
Category:    political theory
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book #79136
Author:
Title:       Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and
             holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the
             firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne
             Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.],
             London, 1554.
Description: A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second
             parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole
             monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the
             terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:   Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else
             a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC
             outside the British Isles
Book No.:    W-79136                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Acts, marriage
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book #76888
Author:      Somers, John
Title:       A Brief History of the Succession, Collected out of the Records,
             and the Most Authentick Historians. Written for the Satisfaction
             of the Earl of H.[Halifax]. Wing S4638. Folio. [With line 5 of the
             title ending "and the"]
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1680.
Description: First edition of one of the earliest writings of the future Lord
             Chancellor, vigorously defending the right of Parliament to
             participate in determining royal succession, "review[ing] in
             detail the history of the crown's descent, from earliest times"
Condition:   Modern light-green wraps, definite browning, a bit of marginal
             fraying to the first leaf, else a good copy; 19 pages
Book No.:    W-76888                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Parliament, English constitutional law
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book #76072
Author:
Title:       The Lawes and Actes of Parliament, Maid be King James the First
             [1424], and His Successours Kinges of Scotland [with] The XVI
             [through the XXIII] Parliament[s] of King James the Sext [with]
             The Acts Made in the First Parliament of [King] Charles [1633]
             etc.
Publisher:   Imprented be Robert Walde-grave [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1597-
             1633.
Description: The legislative record of the Scots parliament for over two
             centuries, included in which is the first Scots law dictionary
             ("De verborum significatione") together with one further act; one
             title page and two leaves lacking, else complete
Condition:   Later mottled calf, elaborately gilt, rebacked, marbled endpapers,
             red edges, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of the
             Marquis of Lothian
Book No.:    W-76072                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts
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book #79747
Author:      Manby, Thomas
Title:       An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes, As Well Repealed as in
             Force. Made in the Reigns of King Charles I and King Charles II.
             Until the end of the Sessions of Parliament the 25th of March
             1573. With a Catalogue of all Publick and Private Acts. Wing E904
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Twyford, John Streater, and Elizabeth Flesher &c,
             London, 1674.
Description: Sole edition of the only statutory abridgment devoted exclusively
             to the reigns of Charles I and Charles II, undertaken by Manby,
             the Lincoln's Inn bencher and reformer who served with Matthew
             Hale during the Interregnum; arranged alphabetically
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, somewhat rubbed, else
             very clean and well preserved in original state, Cowley 166; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79747                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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book #77549
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:      Kyd, Stewart
Title:       Arrangement . . . of All the Provisions of the Several Acts of
             Parliament Relating to the Assessed Taxes [with] Methodical
             Arrangement of an Act Passed 39 Geo III c.13 . . . granting
             certain Duties upon Income [etc.] [with a postscript and subject
             index]
Publisher:   Printed by G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row, London, 1799.
Description: Two rare, seminal treatises on the just enacted law inaugurating
             the first direct taxation of income in England ("born of the war
             [with Napoleon])", written by the Middle Temple bencher whose
             works are praised by Holdsworth; one copy of each in ESTC
Condition:   ?Later 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, new
             endpapers, light toning, else very clean with good margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79594                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation
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book #79642
Author:
Title:       The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill.
             Wing D2514
Publisher:   No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description: A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving
             England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and
             possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to
             pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:   Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and
             one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79642                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
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book #78702
Author:
Title:       Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . .
             Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5
             and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423,
             9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:   [1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London,
             1547-70.
Description: A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five
             parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553,
             including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican
             Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused
             traitors
Condition:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco,
             occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78702                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
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book #79536
Author:
Title:       His Maiesties Declaration, Touching his proceedings in the late
             Assemblie and Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 9241. Quarto [with
             the front blank signature "A" preceding the title]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London,
             1622.
Description: James I defence of his dissolution of the Parliament of 1621, Coke
             having had his books and papers seized and been imprisoned in the
             Tower, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with the king
             over [the Commons] privilege of free speech"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 green morocco over marbled boards, the spine very
             lightly faded, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, yet
             crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79536                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Parliament, English constitutional law, freedom of speech
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book #79781
Author:
Title:       A Proclamation declaring his Maiesties Pleasure concerning the
             dissoluing of the present Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 8678.
             Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London,
             1622.
Description: James I proclamation dissolving the Parliament of 1621, Coke
             having his books and papers seized and being imprisoned in the
             Tower for months, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with
             the king over [the Commons'] privilege of free speech"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some lightish staining
             throughout, else sound and usable, printed in black letter; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79781                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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Author:      Montagu, Algernon (comp.)
Title:       Ordinances of the Settlement of Sierra Leone, Passed in the Years
             1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874; Royal Charters; Acts of Parliament;
             Orders of Council; Treaties of the Government of Sierra Leone with
             the Native Chiefs; &c.
Publisher:   George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswood, London, 1875.
Description:
Condition:   Ex-Middle Temple Library, folio, boards detached, but usable
Book No.:    W-91038                Price: $     150.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, Sierra Leone
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book #79652
Author:
Title:       A Conference Desired by the Lords and Had by a Committee of both
             Houses, Concerning the Rights and Privileges of the Subjects.
             Discoursed by . . . Master Selden [and] Sir Edward Cooke. With the
             Objections . . . and the Answers. Wing E1284C
Publisher:   Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbancke, and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: The all-important first portion of the debates leading up to the
             Petition of Right, recording the arguments and authorities of
             Coke, Digges, Littleton, and Selden, Sir Robert Heath's objections
             as Attorney General, and their answers in response
Condition:   Modern 1/4 unlettered calf over marbled boards and edges, some
             browning and staining, but crisp with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79652                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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book #69957
Author:      Davies, John
Title:       The Question Concerning Impositions, Tonnage, Poundage, Prizage,
             Customs . . . Fully stated and argued, from Reason, Law, and
             Policy [etc.]. Wing D407A
Publisher:   Printed by S.G. for Henry Twyford, in Vine-Court [etc.], London,
             1656.
Description: First edition of Davies' ingenious invocation of international
             law, the law merchant, and canon and civil law to buttress James
             I's sovereign claims to impose customs upon international trade
             absent Parliamentary agreement; with the advertising leaf
Condition:   Modern morocco, some foxing and browning, title and next leaf
             strained, occasional worming (mainly marginal), discreetly ex-
             library; a good copy
Book No.:    W-69957                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    international law, canon law, Parliament, Commercial Law
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book #79441
Author:
Title:       Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden
             at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the
             raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . .
             were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge,
             London, 1574?.
Description: The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act
             significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it
             inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic,
             schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else
             usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79441                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
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