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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 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:      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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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:      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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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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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:      Peacock, Edward
Title:       Parliamentary Proceedings in 1628
Publisher:   Archaeologia: or Miscellaneous Tracts [Volume 42], London?], 1867.
Description: The first publication of portions of the proceedings of one of
             England's most historical parliaments, taken from a manuscript
             journal said to have come from Lord Somers' library, investigating
             the "wild [and] strange conduct" of one Richard Burgess
Condition:   Disbound, partly uncut; 10 pages
Book No.:    W-64322                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Parliament, 17TH CENTURY
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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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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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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:       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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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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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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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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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:      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:      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:      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:      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:      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:      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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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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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:      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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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:      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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Author:
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:      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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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:      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:      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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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:      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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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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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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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:      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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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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Author:
Title:       An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and
             Ireland. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th Day of
             September, Anno Domini 1656. Wing E1124. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills and John Field [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: The fundamental act passed by the Second Protectorate Parliament
             (which included Scottish and Irish MP's) extending the reach of
             the post office to Scotland and Ireland, to be re-enacted on
             similar terms in 1660 following the Restoration
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, some browning, the inner margin a
             bit chipped, else quite usable, title + 8 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78384                Price: $    1350.00
Category:    Post Office, Acts
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Author:
Title:       Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal Law of England
             [with] Further Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal
             Law of England. Folio
Publisher:   Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, London, 1824.
Description: The first major Parliamentary effort to reform the criminal law
             based on the ambitious efforts of Anthony Hammond, his proposal to
             reform the law of forgery here "form[ing] the draft code . . .
             appended to the radical 1824 [Parliamentary] report"
Condition:   Modern blue card covers, a very good, tall, clean copy; 288+59
             pages; uncommon, six copies of the first report and five of the
             second in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77729                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Forgery, legal reform
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       The Difference Between an Absolute and Limited Monarchy; As it
             more particularly regards the English Constitution . . .
             Faithfully Transcribed from the MS. Copy in the Bodleian Library .
             . . Published with some Remarks by John Fortescue-Aland [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by W. Bowyer in White-Fryars, for E. Parker [etc.],
             London, 1714.
Description: First edition of "the earliest constitutional treatise written in
             the English language", one of Fortescue's major works, written by
             him in the 1470's, its modern edition (by Charles Plummer)
             published under the title 'The Governance of England'
Condition:   Contemporary speckled, panelled, Cambridge style calf, the joints
             cracked and repaired, new endpapers, else clean and usable; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79331                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    15TH CENTURY, Comparative Law, English constitutional law, Parliament, political theory
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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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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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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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Author:
Title:       An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the
             Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the
             Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description: A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the
             just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-
             three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and
             several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy,
             with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts;
             four copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76939                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
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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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Title:       Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden
             at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth
             yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were
             enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1593.
Description: The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries
             ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to
             exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from
             moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some
             staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79416                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, criminal law
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Title:       Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament,
             holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste
             renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England,
             Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:   T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description: The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of
             Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the
             first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws
             against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp;
             eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the
             Taussig) copy
Book No.:    W-78541                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion, law of usury
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Title:       Tuesday the 27th of December 1659. Resolved, &c. That on the fifth
             day of January next, this House will take into Consideration the
             Cases of all absent Members [and seven other Proclamations].
             Steele 3142; 3144; 3146; 3147; 3152; 3157; and 3159
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater [imprints vary], London, 1659-60.
Description: Eight rare or uncommon proclamations documenting Parliament's
             actions during the tumultuous months when England faced a military
             takeover, avoided with the restoration of Charles II and
             "ensur[ing] the future of parliamentary government in England"
Condition:   Seven broadsides, each about 8x12 inches, some browning and
             irregularity, several with partial tears, but all textually
             complete; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79345                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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