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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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Title:       The Law of Securities. Being A Methodical Treatise of all the Laws
             andStatutes relating to Bills Obligatory, Bonds [and] . . . all
             Manner of Engagements for Money . . . Pawns, Pledges, and Usury .
             . . To which are added, The Laws against Bankrupts [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1722.
Description: First edition of a rare work of ambitious scope, treating of all
             kinds of commercial securities, including bonds and conditions,
             recognizances, mortgages, collateral securities, and then the
             related matters of pawns, pledges, usury, and bankruptcy
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed, else very clean with
             ample margins and in original state, two copies in ESTC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78730                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Bills and Notes, Pawnbroking, law of usury, bankruptcy, securities
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Author:      Fenner, Ball
Title:       Raising the Veil; or, Scenes in the Courts . . . Embellished with
             Portraits of Police, Court Officers [etc.]. Cohen 1006
Publisher:   James French & Company, Boston, 1856.
Description: An insider's account, truly "raising the veil" on courts and
             lawyers, in this case those of New York, Philadelphia and, in
             particular, Boston, with a side excursion to California and with
             separate chapters on divorce and bankruptcy
Condition:   Original embossed cloth, quite worn and frayed, yet a usable copy
Book No.:    W-68204                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, human rights, Massachusetts
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Author:      Jacob, Ephraim A. (comp.)
Title:       An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of
             Common Law, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, and of the
             High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of England,
             Comprising the Reported Cases from 1756 to 1878 [etc.]. Ten
             Volumes
Publisher:   John C. Remick, Publisher, New-York, 1883-84.
Description: Based on the earlier digests of R.T. Harrison and R.F. Fisher,
             both of which are termed by Holdsworth the "standard" digests of
             the common law reports earlier in the 19th century, continuing
             them and re-arranging the subject matter for this country
Condition:   Original sheep, quite worn and scuffed, some spines defective, a
             working set only
Book No.:    W-52913                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Abridgements, legal dictionaries
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Author:      Collier, Wm. Miller
Title:       The Law of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898. A
             Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Law of Bankruptcy
             as Embodied in the New National Bankruptcy Act [etc.]
Publisher:   Matthew Bender, Albany, 1899.
Description: The enlarged edition of Collier's classic treatise, published soon
             after his first edition of 1898, required by the intervening
             promulgation by the Supreme Court of both the official bankruptcy
             forms and of the rules and orders in bankruptcy
Condition:   Modern buckram, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt,
             light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79006                Price: $     450.00
Category:    bankruptcy
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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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Title:       Transnational Insolvency Project, International Statement of
             United States Bankruptcy Law. Discussion Draft
Publisher:   American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-26070                Price: $      15.00
Category:    corporations, bankruptcy
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Author:      Greene, Asa
Title:       The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which
             Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson.
             Wright 842
Publisher:   Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description: The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's
             1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of
             repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared
             in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:   Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a
             good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's
             Prison
Book No.:    W-79027                Price: $     450.00
Category:    prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York
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Author:      Goodinge, Thomas
Title:       The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes
             against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions,
             Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.].
             Wing G1099B
Publisher:   Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], London,
             1694.
Description: The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the
             law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of
             its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that
             can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately
             rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins
Book No.:    W-76493                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    bankruptcy, Commercial Law
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Author:      Lyon, Leverett S., et al
Title:       Government and Economic Life, Development and Current Issues of
             American Public Policy. Two volumes
Publisher:   Brookings Institution, Washington, 1939-40.
Description:
Condition:   Mismatched blue cloth, a trifle worn, but a sound set
Book No.:    W-90534                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Anti-trust, bankruptcy
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Author:      Davies, Thomas
Title:       The Laws Relating to Bankrupts, Brought Home to the Present Time:
             With Several Special Cases, Modern Determinations, and Precedents
             relating thereto; and Directions for Creditors and Debtors. Also a
             List of the Fees in Bankruptcy [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;), London,
             7792.
Description: Only edition of Davies' treatise (and the only early work on the
             English law of bankruptcy printed as a folio), with "reports of
             about fifty cases not elsewhere reported", together with a leaf of
             observations for the practitioner following the index
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, light browning, some worming (largely
             marginal) at the work's end; with additional cases through page
             522 concluding the work
Book No.:    W-77924                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    bankruptcy
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Author:      Pomeroy, Dwight A.
Title:       Cases on Business Law. Second Edition
Publisher:   South-Western Publishing Co., Cincinnati, 1941.
Description: A revision mandated by the New Deal legislation enacted during the
             mid to late 1930's, with materials added on social security and
             labor law, and an entirely new chapter on bankruptcy, prompted in
             part by the Chandler Act
Condition:   Rubbed and faded, title and other pages creased, yet a sound copy
Book No.:    W-16408                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Commercial Law, Casebooks
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Title:       Reasons Humbly Offer'd For Altering and Amending the Laws
             concerning Bankrupts, and for preventing the great Losses that are
             Daily sustained by their Creditors [with seven other broadsides
             and similar works pertaining to bankruptcy reform in this era]
Publisher:   Various Publishers, London, 1718-19?.
Description: A collection of rare ephemera and similar documents all pertaining
             to bankruptcy and its reform, offering the varied perspectives
             ultimately leading to the legislation (of 1732) whose provisions
             "were the foundation of the modern law of bankruptcy"
Condition:   Some browning, a few margins cut close or ragged, but generally in
             good condition, now preserved in a cloth folder; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-78226                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    bankruptcy, legal reform
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Author:      Williams, John
Title:       The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in
             Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:   Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.],
             London, 1812.
Description: First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the
             works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions
             devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to
             insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal
             pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:    W-76654                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes
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Author:      Green, Edward
Title:       The Spirit of the Bankrupt Laws . . . Wherein are principally
             considered, the 1. Declaring the Party Bankrupt. 2. Seizing his
             Estate, and summoning him to surrender. 3. Receiving Proof of the
             Debts of his Creditors [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers, For Edward Brooke [etc.],
             London, 1780.
Description: Last edition of Green's comprehensive treatise, drawing upon his
             years as a commissioner in bankruptcy and praised extensively by
             Holdsworth, who terms it "clearly written and well arranged . . .
             explain[ing] underlying principles"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the front board partly darkened, the
             original label preserved, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77661                Price: $     650.00
Category:    bankruptcy
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Title:       Trial of R. Patch, for the Murder of Isaac Blight . . . Tried at
             Horsemonger-Lane, in the Borough of Southwark, before the Lord
             Chief Baron Sir Archibald MacDonald, and a respectable Jury of the
             County of Surry. Guilty--Death [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Dewick and Clarke . . . For T. Hughes [etc.], London,
             1806.
Description: A sensational trial attended by the Royal family, Patch having
             murdered his co-felon, Blight, who had conveyed his business
             assets to Patch so as to defraud his creditors with (for Blight)
             unanticipated consequences; one copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, preserved in a cloth box; 34
             pages, without the plate if called for, but with an advertising
             leaf seemingly not recorded
Book No.:    W-78641                Price: $     350.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, bankruptcy
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Author:      Daly, Dominick
Title:       Club Law and the Law of Unregistered Friendly Societies: A Hand-
             Book of the Rights and Liabilities of Officers and Members of
             Clubs, and Other Unregistered Societies, inter se, and as Regards
             Strangers . . . Gambling, Drinking [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1889.
Description: A highly popular work written by an Inner Temple barrister,
             published for almost a century (reaching a seventh edition in
             1979), treating of liability, expulsion, larceny, embezzlement,
             bankruptcy, licensing, gaming, and betting, inter alia
Condition:   Original maroon cloth, gilt lettered, slightly rubbed, a "file
             copy" sticker affixed to the spine; a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77339                Price: $     150.00
Category:    
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Author:      Gray, John
Title:       The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery . .
             . the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench . . .also the
             Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy . . . and the
             Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women [etc.]
Publisher:   Edward Lumley, 56, Chancery Lane, London, 1837.
Description: The rare first edition of Gray's trenchant work which, with his
             "Country-Attorney's Practice", went through several editions, Gray
             of fame also as the treasury solicitor whose office prosecuted the
             Tichborne claimant; no copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, signature
             excised from title (no text affected), an occasional notation,
             else a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-76750                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, bankruptcy, women's law, Bill of Rights, criminal law
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Title:       Forms in Bankruptcy, Sold By H. Cullingworth & Son, Law
             Booksellers, No. 38 Boar Lane, Leeds . . . Forms of Law, in the
             Bradford and County Courts [and] Law Books on Sale by H.
             Cullingworth and Son
Publisher:   H. Cullingworth & Son, Leeds, 1837.
Description: A seemingly unrecorded advertising sheet, listing 58 bankruptcy
             forms on its recto and 52 new and second-hand law books on its
             verso, the earliest an edition of Hale's Analysis of 1713 and two
             Blackstone's, each priced with format and binding given
Condition:   Broadsheet measuring about 7 x 12 inches, with conjugal blank,
             three horizontal folds, some marginal browning and a few chips,
             else quite well preserved
Book No.:    W-79086                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Forms & Form Books, bankruptcy, legal ephemera, Broadside
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