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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Author:      Kilburn, Richard
Title:       Choice Presidents Upon all Acts of Parliament, Relating to the
             Office and Duty of a Justice of Peace. . .Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for Mary Tonson within Grays-Inn Gate [etc.], London,
             1700.
Description: Based on Kilburn's own years as a justice, and highly detailed, as
             exemplified by the extensive listing of permissible wage rates
             (over 150 for 60 occupations)
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, some embrowning, a good, sound copy
Book No.:    W-55767                Price: $     450.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Title:       The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy,
             Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-
             Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of
             Peers
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.
Description: A rare example of the trial of a peeress in the House of Lords
             (with the Duchess personally appearing and testifying), finding
             her guilty of bigamy and essentially ending the ecclesiastical
             action of 'jactitation', the denial of a previous marriage
Condition:   Original buff wraps, untrimmed, a lovely, unsophisticated folio
Book No.:    W-62376                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, marriage
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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law and Usage of Parliament, In Cases of Privilege and
             Contempt: Being an Attempt to Reduce Them within a Theory and
             System. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   Printed for W. Reed . . . and P. Phelan [etc.], London, 1810.
Description: Original edition of Holt's first legal work, anticipating (and a
             special case of) his treatise on the law of libel, seeking to
             establish a theoretical system resolving the vexed and conflicting
             claims of Parliamentary privilege and contempt
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-75226                Price: $     350.00
Category:    freedom of speech, freedom of press, Parliament
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Author:      Cotton, Robert
Title:       An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London . . .
             of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign, and the several
             Acts in every Parliament [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne
Publisher:   Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London,
             1657.
Description: First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by
             Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing
             published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom,
             both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:   Early tree calf, rebacked, some embrowning, but a good copy
Book No.:    W-60146                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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Author:      Tarrant, Henry Jefferd
Title:       Lloyd's Bonds: Their Nature and Uses. Ottley 3431
Publisher:   Stevens and Haynes, Law Publishers, 11, Bell Yard, Temple Bar,
             London, 1867.
Description: Represented as the first treatment of "Lloyd's Bonds", the
             security whose original lawful use by railways to pay for goods
             and services was soon expanded to an impermissible means of
             raising capital in contravention of Parliamentary legislation
Condition:   Disbound, a clean copy; 20 pages
Book No.:    W-70042                Price: $     125.00
Category:    
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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:      Crompton, Richard
Title:       L'avthoritie et Ivrisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la
             Roygne: Nouelment collect & compose, per R. Crompton del milieu
             Temple Esquire. Apprentice del Ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 6050; Beale T328
Publisher:   In aedibus Caroli Yetsweirti Armig. [etc.], London, 1594.
Description: First edition of Crompton's chief work, and the first to be
             devoted exclusively to the Royal courts, beginning with Parliament
             (as a court), Star Chamber and King's Bench; with a number of
             circuit reports of criminal cases not printed elsewhere
Condition:   Early calf, rebacked, quite worn, browning, yet a good serviceable
             copy
Book No.:    W-73613                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    courts
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Author:      Gross, Charles
Title:       A Bibliography of British Municipal History including Gilds and
             Parliamentary Representation
Publisher:   Burt Franklin, New York, n.d..
Description:
Condition:   The facsimile reprint of the original 1897 edition
Book No.:    W-10165                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Bibliography, Parliament, Law Merchant
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Author:      Chamberlayne, Edward]
Title:       Englands Wants: or, Several Proposals Probably beneficial for
             England, Humbly offered to the Consideration of all Good Patriots
             in both Houses of Parliament. Wing C1841
Publisher:   Printed for, and are to be Sold by Randal Taylor, in Amen-Corner,
             London, 1685.
Description: Chamberlayne's seventy-five point program for the reform of the
             English polity, first appearing shortly after the Restoration and
             here issued a few years before the Glorious Revolution; with a
             great many prescient proposals still of value
Condition:   The title trimmed (but legible), bound in a new 1/4 calf
Book No.:    W-43988                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property, legal reform
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Author:      Atkyns, Robert
Title:       An Enquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes.
             Together with Some Animadversions upon A Book writ by Sir Edw.
             Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas,
             Entituled, A short Account of the Authorities in Law [etc.]. Wing
             A4138
Publisher:   Printed for Timothy Goodwin . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1689.
Description: First edition of a work central to the political theory of the
             Glorious Revolution, rebutting the Royalist claim that the King
             alone might dispense with laws as he saw fit, and propounding that
             only both King and Parliament jointly may do so
Condition:   Modern blind-tooled goatskin, definite browning, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-69249                Price: $     750.00
Category:    
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Title:       An Act for the further Preventing Robbery, Burglary, and other
             Felonies, and for the more effectual Transportation of Felons [and
             twenty-eight other acts relating to transportation and similar
             matters]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [imprints vary], London, 1720-1881.
Description: An extensive collection of Parliamentary statutory law covering
             the century and more when transportation was a systematic means of
             criminal punishment, first to America and then to Australia,
             beginning in 1717 and lasting until the mid 1800's
Condition:   Disbound but sound, the first with a separate title, the remainder
             with drophead titles, occasional browning, but good copies
Book No.:    W-74614                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Transportation
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Author:
Title:       The Attempt to Divorce the Princess of Wales Impartially
             Considered: More Particularly with Reference to the Probability of
             Its Success. Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Ridgway and Sons, Piccadilly, London, 1816.
Description: The rarest of four editions of a rare tract, presciently and
             perceptively analyzing the unlikely prospect that a divorce from
             Caroline might be obtained, leading to the 'Milan Commission' and,
             ultimately, to Caroline's Parliamentary 'trial' in 1820
Condition:   Early green embossed boards, paper label, a very good copy, with
             the half-title, 25 pages; no copy in OCLC, one in COPAC
Book No.:    W-75818                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, divorce
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Author:      Wang, Chi Kao
Title:       Dissolution of the British Parliament, 1832-1931
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1934.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-48071                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, Parliament
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Author:      Cannon, Clarence
Title:       Cannon's Procedure in the House of Representatives. With Notes and
             Addenda by George Y. Harvey
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1951.
Description: Seemingly Justice Douglas' copy of one of the two works of Cannon
             which became standard and which "exercised lasting influence over
             the workings of Congress", with the Justice's name, in gilt
             ("Justice Douglas") on the front cover
Condition:   Original morocco gilt, rubbed, ex-Library of Congress; a good copy
Book No.:    W-68790                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Parliament, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Hope, Thomas
Title:       Practical Observations Upon divers titles of the Law of Scotland,
             Commonly called Hope's Minor Practicks . . . To which is
             subjoined, An Account of all the Religious Houses that were in
             Scotland at the Time of the Reformation [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed: And Sold by A. Davidson in the Parliament-house [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1734.
Description: The rarer early edition of one of Hope's two "historically
             significant writings [and] the first narrative text on some topics
             of Scots law", extensively glossed; with the account of Scotland's
             religious houses appended, the only edition containing it
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite worn and browned; sound
Book No.:    W-69239                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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Title:       The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy,
             Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-
             Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of
             Peers
Publisher:   Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.
Description:
Condition:   Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, some light staining, else attractive
Book No.:    W-52240                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, marriage
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Title:       The Trial of Henry Lord Viscount Melville, Before the Right
             Honorable The House of Peers, in Westminster Hall, in Full
             Parliament, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, upon an Impeachment
             [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Joseph Gurney and William Brodie Gurney [etc.],
             London, 1806.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary? 3/4 calf, modern boards, one joint cracked; clean
Book No.:    W-62554                Price: $     450.00
Category:    impeachment, trials
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Author:      Manley, William]
Title:       A Collection Of The Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To prevent
             Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue . . . Being An Abridgement of
             several Acts of Parliament . . . Wherein are contained The Powers
             given by the Laws now in Force [etc.]. Goldsmiths 7924
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Baskett . . . for Robert Vincent [etc.], London,
             1742.
Description: A rare work, seeking to provide "outdoor officers" with sufficient
             legal knowledge to stem fraud, digesting the laws from the 14th
             century onwards, providing opinions of counsel on doubtful points,
             and listing the legal wharfs; three copies in RLIN
Condition:   ?Later 1/2 calf, rubbed, title clipped, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-69523                Price: $     850.00
Category:    economics, Abridgements, justices of peace, Exchequer, international law
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Title:       Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, Acts of Parliament. Session of
             1905
Publisher:   Cape Times Limited, Cape Town, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Wraps, a worn and inexpertly repaired ex-library copy; usable
Book No.:    W-90579                Price: $      75.00
Category:    SOUTH AFRICA, English Commonwealth, Acts
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Title:       An Act for Taking away the Fee of Damage Cleere
Publisher:   Printed by Edward Husband and John Field [etc.], London, 1650.
Description: The broadside officially publicizing the act of the Commonwealth
             Parliament abolishing the vexatious fee of court called damage
             cleer or damna clericorum, in which court clerks had been entitled
             to an automatic 10% of all judgments
Condition:   Attractively matted; with the Commonwealth seal, black-letter
Book No.:    W-42994                Price: $     650.00
Category:    legal ephemera, courts, Interregnum
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Author:      Zaller, Robert
Title:       The Parliament of 1621, A Study in Constitutional Conflict
Publisher:   University of California Press, Berkeley, 1971.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-42834                Price: $      45.00
Category:    
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Author:      Bentham, Jeremy
Title:       The Rationale of Reward
Publisher:   Published by John and H.L. Hunt, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden,
             London, 1825.
Description: First edition in English of one of Bentham's earliest works
             (written before 1782), "important and original" in seeking to
             control behavior through rationally determined rewards, with
             particular application to the legislature and the courts
Condition:   Contemporary blind-tooled morocco, rebacked, a good copy; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-68769                Price: $     750.00
Category:    jurisprudence, Parliament, courts
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Author:      Topham, Edward
Title:       The Life of the Late John Elwes, Esquire; Member in Three
             Successive Parliaments for Berkshire. First Published in the Paper
             of The World. The Ninth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by John Jarvis, London, 1791.
Description:
Condition:   Table defective, embrowning; new 1/4 calf gilt
Book No.:    W-43487                Price: $     150.00
Category:    corporations, biography
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Title:       Anno Decimo Tertio Georgeii III. . .An Act to explain, amend, and
             reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being,
             for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain
             called England [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1773.
Description: The all-important consolidating act, bringing together the
             scattered statutory evolution of the first part of the century and
             earlier, to be the basis for turnpike roads well into the 19th
             century; with the schedule of mandatory forms included
Condition:   Modern cloth, printed paper label, some markings and wear, but a
             clean copy
Book No.:    W-68638                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, law of highways
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Author:
Title:       The Report of the Lords Committees, Appointed by the House of
             Lords to View and Consider the Publick Records; As also, in what
             Manner and Place the same are now kept [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1719.
Description: The first Parliamentary investigation of England's precious legal
             heritage, involving Thomas Madox (whose report is included) and
             ultimately leading to the records' printing and preservation by
             the Records Commissioners early in the next century
Condition:   Contemporary gilt panelled calf, rubbed, but a very pretty copy
Book No.:    W-16180                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Bibliography
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Author:      Mackenzie, George
Title:       An Idea of the Modern Eloquence Of the Bar. Together with a
             Pleading out of every Part of Law
Publisher:   Printed by Mr. Robert Freebairn . . . in the Parliament-Close,
             Edinburgh, 1711.
Description: Only separate edition in English of Mackenzie's seminal work on
             the art of advocacy, the first in the English-speaking world,
             modelled in part on Cicero and "superior to any account of legal
             rhetoric previously published"; with six arguments appended
Condition:   Contemporary crimson morocco, neatly gilt and gilt-panelled,
             marbled pastedowns and endpapers, rubbed, some browning, yet a
             pretty copy
Book No.:    W-75752                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Advocacy, SCOTLAND
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Title:       Anno XXXI. Henrici Octavi. Henry the eyght . . . helde his moste
             high court of Parliament, begonne at Westminster the xxviii day of
             Apryl [1539] . . . wherin were established these actes following.
             Beale S186; S.T.C. 9400.3 [with E6, blank]
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [i.e. T. Marsh], London,
             1575?].
Description: The Parliament which confirmed the dissolution of the monasteries,
             vesting their lands in the Crown, "Tudor government at its most
             planned and efficient" in G.E. Elton's words; with the
             complementary act bringing all monks back from the legally dead
Condition:   Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue boards, gilt, somewhat rubbed
             and chipped, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, yet
             crisp with good margins
Book No.:    W-72597                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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Title:       Proposals Humbly Offered to the Parliament for Remedying the Great
             Charge and Delay of Suits at Law and in Equity. The Seventh
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Reason in Flower de luce Court, [etc.], London,
             l730].
Description:
Condition:   Modern sewn wraps, 42 pages
Book No.:    W-17421                Price: $     450.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Jenyns, Soame
Title:       Thoughts on a Parliamentary Reform. The Second Edition [without
             the half-title]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall Mall, London, 1784.
Description: Jenyns' last work, written in the style which had won Burke's
             approval and whose contents were likely equally congenial, drawing
             on his almost 40 years as an MP, first proposing universal
             suffrage as the theoretically best reform, then debunking it
Condition:   Original self-wraps, disbound, stitching loosening; 26 pages
Book No.:    W-66923                Price: $     150.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament
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Title:       His Maiesties Speach in the Vpper House of Parliament, On Monday
             the 26 of March, 1621. S.T.C. 14399. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1621.
Description: James I's speech delivered to Parliament during the midst of
             Francis Bacon's impeachment, conceivably "a genuine expression of
             the King's feelings", but unquestionably in part leading to
             Bacon's downfall, imprisonment in the Tower, and enormous fine
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the top margin cut
             close (legibility preserved), else crisp with the initial blank;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79478                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Parliament
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Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the
             xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII]
             [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary],
             London, 1539-1562.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the
             Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of
             the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79347                Price: $   20000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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Title:       Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlamente begon at
             Westminstre the fowerth daie of Nouembre [1547] . . . and from
             thens continued to the xxiiii daie of Decembre then next ensuing
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.3; Beale S218
Publisher:   Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [etc.], Londini, 1548
             [1553?].
Description: The rare 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 and abolishing
             witchcraft as a capital felony; this one of five copies in STC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, rubbed, some light
             staining and minor worming, with the bookplate of Edwin
             Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79204                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
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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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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       The Jurisdiction of the Lords House, or Parliament, Considered
             According to Antient Records. To Which is Prefixed by . . .
             Francis Hargrave, Esq. an Introductory Preface, Including a
             Narrative of the Same Jurisdiction from the Accession of James the
             First
Publisher:   Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies . . . in the Strand,
             London, 1796.
Description: Sole edition of Hale's principal contribution to English
             constitutional law, praised by Maitland and Holdsworth ("a
             striking testimony to Hale's mastery of records"), proposing what
             were to become the modern judicial powers of the House of Lords
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, well preserved with notations
             and markings principally in lightish pencil throughout; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79393                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Parliament, House of Lords, English constitutional law
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Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octaui . . . at his parliament holden at
             Westminster . . . hath do to be ordeined, made, and enacted
             certaine statutes and ordinaunces in maner & fourme folowyng
             [1510]. S.T.C. 9360.5 [including this copy]; Beale S114
Publisher:   Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Powell, London,
             1563?.
Description: The acts of Henry VIII's first parliament, strengthening the rule
             of law by condemning the actions of Empson and Dudley in Henry
             VII's reign [c.12] and repealing the trial of non-capital
             statutory offences upon information without indictment [c.6]
Condition:   Modern unlettered cloth, rubbed and somewhat worn, a good copy
             with ample margins and the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79308                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, criminal law, English constitutional law
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Author:      Stoughton, William
Title:       An Abstract, of Certain Acts of parliament: of certaine her
             Maiesties Iniunctions: of certain Canons, Constitutions, and
             Synodalles prouinciall: established and in force, for the
             peaceable gouernment of the Church [etc.]. S.T.C. 10394. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Waldegrave, London, 1583.
Description: Part and parcel of the first substantial, organized Puritan
             opposition to the oath ex-officio and the High Commission,
             prompted specifically by Archbishop Whitgift's Twenty-Four
             Articles seeking to impose uniformity of liturgical observance
Condition:   Modern black morocco, all edges gilt, cut somewhat close with some
             running heads and catchwords shaved, the text unaffected, some
             browning; a good copy
Book No.:    W-76910                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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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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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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Author:      Tighe, R.S.
Title:       Letters to Lord Tenterden, With an Appendix, Relating to a
             Petition Presented to the House of Lords . . . on the System &
             Conduct of the Marshal of the King's Bench, in Granting the Rules
             of His Prison
Publisher:   Printed by Redford and Robins [etc.], London, 1828.
Description: A rare work written from the unusual perspective of an insolvent
             debtor confined in Marshalsea Prison, alleging corrupt and
             arbitrary practises by its Marshal, William Jones, with Tighe's
             parliamentary petition seeking relief and his gloss upon it
Condition:   Modern green wraps, slightly strained and a very little foxing,
             else a clean copy, 44 pages; one copy in OCLC and a second in
             COPAC
Book No.:    W-76474                Price: $     450.00
Category:    prisons, bankruptcy
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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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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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Title:       Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, &
             Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster,
             the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other
             statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:   Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary],
             London, 1661-85.
Description: An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary
             legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles
             II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the
             Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:   Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one
             rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all
             sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78334                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Acts
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