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Author:      Taylor, John (attr.)
Title:       A Letter from Rhoan in France Written by Doctor Roane one of the
             Doctors of the late sicke Commons, to his Fellow Doctor of the
             Civill Law . . . With an Ellegy written by his owne hand upon the
             death and buriall of the said Doctors Commons. Wing T473B
Publisher:   Printed in this happy yeare, 1641, London, 1641.
Description: The rare, salacious satire, partly in verse, attributed to the
             "Water Poet", John Taylor, cast in the form of a confessional
             letter and elegy written by William Roane, the allegedly corrupt
             advocate of Doctors Commons who had fled to France
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some uneven browning and the
             margins cut close, else well-preserved and textually complete; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78709                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Doctors Commons, humor, Poetry
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Author:      Crisp, John
Title:       The Conveyancer's Guide: A Poem, in Two Books, Describing Estates
             as they relate to Conveyances, and Conveyances as they relate to
             Estates [etc.]. The Second Edition, Enlarged, with Many Additional
             Notes and References
Publisher:   Printed for A. Maxwell, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1821.
Description: A work of much charm and erudition, its author (of Furnival's Inn)
             approving Goguet's observation that "the first laws of any people
             were composed in verses, which they sang"; over 2,500 lines in
             verse, often accompanied by even lengthier prose notes
Condition:   Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, a trace of foxing, else a
             very good, clean copy, with the half-title
Book No.:    W-78045                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Poetry, conveyancing
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Author:      Orwell, George
Title:       The Complete Poetry. Compiled and presented by Dione Venables with
             an introduction by Peter Davison [the editor of 'The Complete
             Works of George Orwell']
Publisher:   Published by Finlay Publisher for The Orwell Society, London,
             2015.
Description: The long overdue gathering of the verse of George Orwell, who
             "scattered poetry throughout his work in every conceivable form",
             instructively glossed by Dione Venables, who was instrumental in
             the founding of The Orwell Society in 2011
Condition:   Original printed green wraps, as new, one of 500 copies of the
             first printing of the first edition, with the errata slip pasted
             in at page 57; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-78428                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Poetry
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Title:       In re Williams versus Garbett. The Judgment of an Ecclesiastical
             Court
Publisher:   Printed and Published by J. Vincent, Oxford, 1842.
Description: A rare tract, a sharp satire (appropriately in verse) of the
             contested 1842 election of the Professor of Poetry at Oxford,
             devolving into an ecclesiastical dispute and "mark[ing] the
             beginning of the decline of the Tractarian movement in Oxford"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a usable if somewhat fragile copy,
             15 pages; no copy in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:    W-76870                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, Poetry
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Author:      Moile, Nicholas Thirning [i.e. Henry Bliss]
Title:       State Trials. Specimen of a New Edition
Publisher:   Simpkin, Marshall and Co., London, 1838.
Description:
Condition:   Modern cloth, a bit rubbed, but quite a sound copy
Book No.:    W-48129                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, Poetry
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Author:      Brome, Alexander
Title:       The Record of a Famous Action upon the Case. In Rythme. Wherein
             Priscilla Morecrave, Widow, was the Plaintiff, and Roger Pricklove
             was the Defendant. Being An Essay towards the Reformation of the
             Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. Roberts at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane, London,
             1727.
Description: The rare reissue of Brome's satire humorously skewering in verse
             the Commonwealth's dictate that English be used in the law courts,
             here appearing some seventy years later, as again legal
             proceedings were proposed to be (and finally were) in English
Condition:   Modern boards, somewhat rubbed, else clean with ample margins and
             with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, six copies in ESTC, 12
             pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78296                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    humor, Poetry, legal reform
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Author:      Brome, Alexander (comp.)
Title:       Rump: Or an Exact Collection Of the Choycest Poems and Songs
             Relating to the Late Times. By the most Eminent Wits, from Anno
             1639 to Anno 1661 [with] Rump Songs. The Second Part. Wing B4851
Publisher:   Printed for Henry Brome . . . and Henry Marsh [etc.], London,
             1662.
Description: The much expanded edition of 'Ratts Rhimed to Death', over two
             hundred poems collected by Alexander Brome, the lawyer and poet,
             canvassing with much humor (lawyers among the targets), and often
             salaciously, the two preceding tumultuous decades
Condition:   Modern calf, all edges gilt, the front hinge loose, without the
             engraved frontispiece; the Fairfax of Cameron copy
Book No.:    W-76347                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Poetry, Music, humor
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Author:      Barter, William G.T.
Title:       Life, Law, and Literature
Publisher:   Bell and Daldy, London, 1863.
Description: 36 essays written by a Gray's Inn barrister, better known perhaps
             as a translator of Homer, with much on poetry and literature and a
             34th essay on "How to make a Lawyer", this copy in a very pretty
             ?presentation binding by Proudfoot Binder
Condition:   Polished calf, extra gilt, marbled edges, pastedowns and
             endpapers, presented to "Miss Emma Townsend with the author's
             compliments 22 Jan 1868"
Book No.:    W-79154                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Law and Literature
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Title:       The Attorney. By a Victim
Publisher:   No publisher, London?, 1829?.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded, merciless attack in verse on the legal
             profession, describing attorneys as "canker worms", "serpent[s]",
             a "vile race", and many other damning epithets, twenty-six four
             line verses in total; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:   A bifolium measuring about 10x16 inches, folded, printed on the
             rectos on high quality wove paper, lightly worn else well
             preserved
Book No.:    W-79229                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Poetry, legal reform, humor
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