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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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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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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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Author:      Forster?, Nathaniel
Title:       An Answer to a Pamphlet Entitled, "The Question Stated, Whether
             The Freeholders of Middlesex forfeited their Right by Voting for
             Mr. Wilkes at the last Election? In a Letter from a Member of
             Parliament to one of his Constituents" [etc.]. Not in Eller
Publisher:   Printed for James Fletcher [and two others] [etc.], London, 1769.
Description: Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament,
             the postscript possibly by Blackstone, accused of saying one thing
             in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in
             Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate"
Condition:   Disbound, laid into modern marbled wraps, some foxing and the
             margins cut somewhat close, a sound copy; 38 pages, without the
             half title
Book No.:    W-77763                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Parliament, Radicals
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Title:       Observations on the Laws of Election of Members of Parliament
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh, 1792.
Description: A rare tract comparing the respective democratic natures of the
             English and Scots Parliaments (to the decided advantage of the
             latter) and their historic development, and persuasively arguing
             against two proposed bills limiting the voting franchise
Condition:   Modern patterned brown cloth, gilt, a very good copy; two copies
             in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:    W-72824                Price: $     350.00
Category:    law of elections, SCOTLAND
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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:      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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Author:      Dowdeswell, William
Title:       The Sentiments of an English Freeholder, on the Late Decision of
             the Middlesex Election. Not in Eller. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.
Description: Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered"
             (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very
             learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation
             to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title
             somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-77788                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Parliament, law of elections
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Title:       Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliament begonne and holden
             at Westminster the v daye of October [with four additional volumes
             of the subsequent parliaments of Mary and Philip & Mary] [1553-
             1558]. S.T.C. 9440.8; 9444; 9448.7; 9451; and 9457.6
Publisher:   John Cawood [imprints vary], London, 1554-67.
Description: Contemporary printings of all five parliaments of Mary and of
             Philip & Mary, as papal authority once more briefly prevailed in
             England and the burning of Protestant heretics resumed, four of
             the five volumes Taussig copies listed in S.T.C.
Condition:   Later 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly rubbed, one
             lower margin trimmed, else clean and well preserved; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-78747                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio [and] XIII & XIV [and] Anno Regni Annae
             Reginae Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Primo [etc.].
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c],
             London, 1702.
Description: The acts of William's final parliaments and Anne's first,
             including the act requiring Jews to support their Protestant
             children, "the avowed purpose of which was to assist the
             conversion of the Jews", largely unsuccessful but not repealed
             until 1865
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered panelled sheep, rubbed, some browning,
             else well-preserved, with the four page table of statutes; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78751                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    jewish law, Acts
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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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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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Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII
             [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description: A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of
             England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of
             Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:   Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern
             1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78761                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
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Title:       The Tryal of Charles Lord Mohun, Before The House of Peers in
             Parliament, For the Murder of William Mountford . . . Together
             with The Questions in Points of Law, Put by Their Lordships to the
             Judges; with The Arguments of my Lord Mohun's Council [etc.]
Publisher:   Published by Command of the House of Peers [etc.], London, 1693.
Description: The sole contemporary account of "the most outrageous of all
             Mohun's affrays", as he and a companion sought to "trepan" or
             carry off the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, leading to her defender's
             murder, Mohun's trial and, to much alarm, his acquittal
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, definite browning and
             a bit of minor marginal staining, else a good copy, with a
             portrait of Mohun tipped in
Book No.:    W-78763                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, House of Lords
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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:
Title:       An Ordinance of Parliament, Concerning The Subsidie of Tonnage and
             Poundage [and ten other contemporary acts and related works on
             tonnage and poundage] [a complete list gladly provided]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Badger [etc.] [imprints vary], London, 1642-47.
Description: Eleven works, all but one rare, evidencing one of the foremost
             constitutional debates of the 17th century, as Parliament
             continued to circumscribe closely these two important subsidies to
             Charles I, not to be resolved finally until the Restoratation
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, the margins cut close
             with some loss in the first work, legibility elsewhere preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78784                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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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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Author:      Williams, T.W.
Title:       A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance
             and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna
             Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh
             Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:   Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.],
             London, 1787.
Description: The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great
             Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and
             undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings
             and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some
             staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the
             half title and errata
Book No.:    W-77068                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Abridgements, Acts
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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 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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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:      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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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:      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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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
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Author:      Rvdyerd, Beniamin
Title:       Sir Beniamin Rvdyerds Speech Concerninc Bishops, Deanes and
             Chapters. At a Committee of the whole House. Wing 2190
Publisher:   Np, [London], 1641.
Description: Known as a skilled orator, Rudyerd employed his talents to mediate
             between Parliamenterians and the church, calling for "a
             proportionable and orderly distribution" of church lands to the
             clergy. His moderate stance eventually ended his public life
Condition:   Quarto, self-wraps; some spotting
Book No.:    W-91851                Price: $     225.00
Category:    
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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 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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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:      Gurdon, Thornhagh
Title:       History of the High Court of Parliament, Its Antiquity,
             Preheminence and Authority; And the History of Court Baron and
             Court Leet . . . Together with The Rights of Lords of Manors in
             Common Pastures [etc.]. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Knaplock . . . and J. Tonson [etc.], London, 1731.
Description: One of Gurdon's two carefully prepared works confirming his
             election to the Society of Antiquaries, unusually combining an
             historical treatment of the highest and most modest of English
             courts, with a final emphasis on commons and tenant privileges
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, some cracking to the joints, but very
             firm, with the rare four page advertisement of Books printed by
             Weaver Bickerton
Book No.:    W-79044                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Parliament, Natural Resources, courts
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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:       Anno Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at
             Westminster the xix. day of March, in the first yeere of the
             Raigne [together with four further volumes of Parliamentary
             legislation of James I]. S.T.C. 9500.6, 9502.5, 9505, 9506 and
             9507.5
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:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, minor
             marginal worming, occasional early annotations, sound and usable;
             the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78439                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, patents, Parliament
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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:       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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Title:       Anno Regni Caroli Regis, Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae
             Decimo et undecimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Dublin,
             the foureteenth day of Iuly in the tenth year of the Raigne of our
             most gracious Soveraigne Lord, Charles [etc]. STC 14137
Publisher:   Imprinted by the Society of Stationers, Dublin [a false imprint,
             i.e. London], 1636.
Description: The only London printing of the legislation enacted by the Irish
             Parliament during the reign of Charles I, seventy-one acts in
             total, beginning with the six subsidies granted to the King,
             increasing Parliamentary demands leading to its dissolution
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very
             good copy with a number of contemporary annotations in the
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78476                Price: $     850.00
Category:    IRELAND, Acts
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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:      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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Title:       Anno primo Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament holden at
             westmynster . . . hath do to be ordayned, made, & enacted certayne
             statutes and ordinau[n]ces in maner and fourme folowyng [1510].
             S.T.C. 9358.9; not in Beale
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [etc.], London, 1533?.
Description: A rare, early printing of the acts of the first Parliament of
             Henry VIII, the first post-Pynson printing (all but one of which
             in S.T.C. are themselves either a fragment or imperfect), and the
             first of three Berthelet printings; three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lacking the title, staining
             and repairs essentially to the margins only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78495                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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Title:       A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries . . . To
             which are added, Divers Statutes touching the Office of Sheriffs .
             . . and also the Law concerning Elections and Returns of Members
             of Parliament [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Worrall,
             London, 1739.
Description: The second, expanded, and final edition of the first work on the
             ancient remedies of replevin and distress, the latter of which
             Holdsworth termed "the oldest form of self help" and which
             Maitland traced to the Laws of Ine, circa 700 A.D.
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, gilt lettered, some
             browning, mainly lightish, the front blank a bit chipped, else a
             good copy
Book No.:    W-76899                Price: $     650.00
Category:    landlord and tenant, sheriffs, Procedure, pleading, law of elections
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Author:
Title:       Basilika. The Works of King Charles the Martyr: With a Collection
             of Declarations, Treaties, and other Papers concerning the
             Differences Betwixt His said Majesty and His Two Houses of
             Parliament . . . as also of His Tryal [etc.]. 2d Edition. Wing
             C2076
Publisher:   Printed for Ric. Chiswell . . . in St Paul's Church-Yard, London,
             1687.
Description: The vast work begun by the well-regarded antiquary, William
             Fulman, and then completed by Richard Perrinchief, with the aid of
             materials supplied by Silus Titus; with the Eikon Basilica and its
             additional title page and two-page plate ending the work
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, gilt, the joints cracked and repaired
             and the spine varnished, else a good clean copy with the four
             plates, two folding
Book No.:    W-77851                Price: $     750.00
Category:    ENGLAND, trials
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Title:       An Exact List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal . . . Also a
             Compleat Alphabetical Double List of I. The Counties, Cities and
             Boroughs . . . II. The Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses . . . To
             which is added, The Trustees for Georgia [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cave at St. John's Gate, London, 1734-35.
Description: A rare list of those serving in Parliament, complemented by the
             names and places of abode of the trustees for the Georgia colony
             (established by Royal charter in 1732), including James Oglethorpe
             and the Earl of Egmont, and their commissioners
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, neatly rebacked, the margins cut
             close, but legibility not affected, a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76112                Price: $     850.00
Category:    biography, Parliament, Georgia
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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:       A Subsidy Granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage [with] An
             Act For continuing the Excise 1660 [with] An Act For the present
             Nonimnating of Commissioners of Sewers [with] The Rates of
             Merchandise . . . Subsidy of Tonnage, Subsidy of Poundage [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary],
             London, 1660.
Description: Three acts and a related work principally bearing upon a major
             constitutional debate of the seventeenth century, as Parliament
             granted Charles II two important subsidies for his life, two of
             the three acts located in one copy only in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary mottled panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, bearing the
             Royal arms and manuscript paper label ("Inner 02-13"); the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78814                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, economics, English constitutional 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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Author:      Rolle, Henry
Title:       Un Abridgment des Plusieurs Cases et Resolutions del Common Ley:
             Alphabeticalment digest desouth severall Titles . . . Ovesque un
             Table Des general Titles contenus en ceo. Two Volumes in One
             [complete]. Wing R1872; Cowley 159. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for A. Crooke [and twelve others], London, 1668.
Description: Only edition of Rolle's universally respected abridgment, edited
             by Sir Matthew Hale (who also contributes the preface), "far in
             advance of anything that had preceded it", summarizing
             Parliamentary records and statutes as well as case law
Condition:   Contemporary speckled blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the original spine
             laid down, light browning, else a very good copy; with the
             frontispiece
Book No.:    W-77888                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Abridgements
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Title:       An Act for an Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland [5
             Anne c.8] [with] The Minutes of the Proceedings of the Lords
             Commissioner for the Union Of the Kingdoms of England and
             Scotland; The Treaty for which  . . . was Concluded [July 22,
             1706]
Publisher:   [1] Printed by Charles Bill [etc.] [2] Printed for Jacob Tonson,
             London, 1706-07.
Description: The act of the English parliament confirming the treaty between
             England and Scotland, together with the minutes of the
             negotiations between the two countries leading to it, creating
             "one of the most astonishing transformations in European history"
Condition:   Contained in a bound volume, in a contemporary blind panelled
             mottled calf, rebacked, original label preserved, definite
             browning; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78834                Price: $    1200.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Acts, Parliament
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Title:       Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae,
             Sexto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the
             Twenty third Day of October, Anno Dom, 1707. In the Sixth Year of
             the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb,
             London, 1708.
Description: The legislation enacted at the third session of Anne's first
             parliament, including the act (still partly in force) establishing
             the Protestant line of succession [c.7] and the regulation of
             foreign coins in America [c.30]; with the table of all acts
Condition:   Contemporary panelled mottled calf, rebacked, definite browning
             and foxing, else a good copy, with the signature of Thomas Lund,
             Mayor; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78836                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, Religion, economics
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Title:       Militia Old and New . . . Read All or None; and Then Censure. Wing
             M2052. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed 18 August 2642 [i.e. 1642], London, 1642.
Description: Part of the great public debate in the summer of 1642, as "king
             and parliament . . . publish[ed] vast numbers of manifestoes
             setting forth their cases", contending that officials were to be
             appointed only by those over whom jurisdiction extended
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, title and three leaves (eight
             pages); a good crisp copy
Book No.:    W-76151                Price: $     450.00
Category:    military law
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