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Author:      Blackstone, William
Title:       An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity, It's Limits, Extent, and
             Duration; More particularly As it is regarded by the Statutes of
             All Souls College in the University of Oxford. Eller 236; Laeuchli
             547 [her first issue]
Publisher:   Printed; and sold by W. Owen near Temple-Bar [etc.], London, 1750.
Description: First edition of Blackstone's first legal work, written when he
             was twenty-seven, "denot[ing] considerable research ability in the
             fields of civil and canon law", and proposing that all applicants
             to All Souls be equally considered without preference
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else a very
             good copy, with the half-title and the table of consanguinity; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78732                Price: $    3500.00
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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:      Garcia Cruzado, Servando
Title:       Gonzalo Garcia de Villadiego, Canonista Salmantino del Siglo XV
Publisher:   Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Roma, 1968.
Description: Volume 20 in the series Cuadernos del Instituto Juridico Espanol
Condition:   Printed sewn wraps, a bit worn, but quite a good copy; 287 pages
Book No.:    W-55164                Price: $      45.00
Category:    15TH CENTURY, biography, SPAIN, canon law
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Author:      Rodriguez-Arango Diaz, Crisanto
Title:       El Fuero Civil y Criminal de los Clerigos en el Derecho Canonico
Publisher:   Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, Rome, 1957.
Description: Volume 7 in the series Cuadernos del Instituto Juridico Espanol
Condition:   Printed sewn wraps, a bit worn, but quite a good copy; 168 pages
Book No.:    W-55165                Price: $      45.00
Category:    SPAIN, canon law, criminal law
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Author:      Dannreuther, Fridericus
Title:       Dissertatio inauguralis iuridica de iure retentionis fructuum
             beneficii ecclesiastici a ill. cap. un. X ut benef. sine dimin.
             conf.
Publisher:   Typis Ioh. Georgii Meyeri Acad. Typographi., Altdorf, 1747.
Description: A rare dissertation in canon law on the revenue derived from
             benefices, from the practice in the early church allowing it to
             the principle stated by Innocent III prohibiting it, with
             reference to the Protestant jurisconsult Boehmer (1674-1749)
Condition:   Original sewn copy, modern wraps, chipped, very clean and good. 75
             pages. One copy in United States per OCLC
Book No.:    W-91828                Price: $     250.00
Category:    canon law
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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Of the Law Terms: A Discourse Written by The Learned Antiquary,
             Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Wherein The Laws of the Jews, Grecians,
             Romans, Saxons and Normans, relating to the Subject, are fully
             explained. Wing S4929
Publisher:   Printed for Matthew Gillyflower, in Westminster Hall, London,
             1684.
Description: Spelman's paper delivered to the Society of Antiquaries, tracing
             the origins of holding court only at certain times of year and on
             certain days, noting in particular the influence which canon law
             seemingly had upon the formation of English law terms
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, gilt,
             somewhat rubbed and scraped, else amply margined and well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78055                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    roman law, Anglo-Saxon law, greek law, jewish law, courts
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       The Touchstone of Wills, Testaments, and Administrations. Being a
             Compendium of Cases & Resolutions Touching the same. Carefully
             collected out of the Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon Laws [etc.].
             Third Edition. Wing M1813. 12mo
Publisher:   Printed for W. Leak, A. Roper, F. Tyton [and six others], London,
             1674.
Description: The last edition of the first general, introductory guidebook to
             the English law of wills, designed for the layperson (as
             Swinburne's treatise is not), written by the North Riding attorney
             perhaps best known for his poem "In Praise of York-shire Ale"
Condition:   Original unlettered sheep, very worn and quite browned, the
             margins cut close (no text affected); a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-74141                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:      Hudson, John
Title:       The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description: The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the
             General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon
             England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England,
             concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78486                Price: $     300.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
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Author:      Fulbecke, William
Title:       A Parallele or Conference of the Civill Law, the Canon Law, and
             the Common Law of this Realme of England. Wherein the agreement
             and disagreement of these three Lawes . . . are opened and
             discussed. Digested in sundry Dialogues [etc.]. S.T.C. 11415
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, London, 1601.
Description: First edition of Fulbecke's most important work, a pioneering
             effort seeking to compare and contrast the three principal systems
             of law prevailing in England, cast in the form of a dialogue and
             influential upon Cowell and, ultimately, Blackstone
Condition:   Modern sprinkled panelled calf, the spine lightly faded, with the
             bookplate of George Goyder, well-preserved and attractive; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78803                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    canon law, civil law, Comparative Law
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Author:
Title:       The Proceedings of the Court Convened under the Third Canon of
             1844, in the City of New York . . . for the Trial of the Right
             Rev. Benjamin T. Onderdonk, D.D. Bishop of New York [bound with
             twenty other works pertaining to the trial]
Publisher:   D. Appleton and Company [imprint varies], New York [and
             elsewhere], 1845-47.
Description: An extensive collection of works on the scandalous trial for
             "immorality and impurity" (including drunkeness and familiarity
             with women), destroying Onderdonk's career, with the church law
             penalty agreed to proving impossible to revoke once imposed
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers,
             somewhat rubbed and scraped, occasional browning, but a very good,
             crisp copy
Book No.:    W-75566                Price: $    1500.00
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Author:      Aston, Robert
Title:       Placita Latine Rediviva: A Book of Entries; Containing Perfect and
             Approved Precedents of Counts, Declarations, Barrs, Avowries,
             Replications, Pleas in Abatement, Issues, Judgments . . . useful
             for all Clerks, Attorneys, and Practisers [etc.]. Wing A4070
Publisher:   Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and John Place [etc.], London,
             1661.
Description: One of two variant first editions of Aston's book of entries, so-
             called because taken from the entries of the clerks upon the plea
             rolls, a species called by Dr. Baker "replete with learning which
             . . . the legal historian ignores at his cost"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, light browning, else
             a very good copy with ample margins, the Taussig copy; with
             "Precedents" in the title
Book No.:    W-78132                Price: $     650.00
Category:    books of entry, canon law
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Author:      Stoughton, William
Title:       An Abstract, of Certain Acts of parliament: of certaine her
             Maiesties Iniunctions: of certain Canons, Constitutions, and
             Synodalles prouinciall: established and in force, for the
             peaceable gouernment of the Church [etc.]. S.T.C. 10394. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Robert Waldegrave, London, 1583.
Description: Part and parcel of the first substantial, organized Puritan
             opposition to the oath ex-officio and the High Commission,
             prompted specifically by Archbishop Whitgift's Twenty-Four
             Articles seeking to impose uniformity of liturgical observance
Condition:   Modern black morocco, all edges gilt, cut somewhat close with some
             running heads and catchwords shaved, the text unaffected, some
             browning; a good copy
Book No.:    W-76910                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Swinburne, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Testaments and Last Wills, Compiled out of the Laws
             Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon, as also out of the Common Law,
             Customs and Statutes of this Realm. The Whole digested into Seven
             Parts [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and sold by S. Birt, London, 1742.
Description: The first work on the English law of wills, and more broadly the
             first work written by an Englishman on English canon law, praised
             by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and
             by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, Cornwell House circular
             stamps on the front endpapers, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:    W-77904                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:      Swinburne, Henry
Title:       A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Willes . . . Compiled of
             such lawes Ecclesiasticall and Ciuill, as be not repugnant to the
             lawes, customes, or statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to
             the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. STC 23547.3; not in Beale
Publisher:   Printed by John Windet, London, 1591.
Description: The unique variant printing (dated 1591) of the first work on the
             English law of wills, and the first work by an Englishman on
             English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity"
             and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed
             and chipped, light browning and some staining, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78951                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:      Donahue, Jr., Charles
Title:       Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-78962                Price: $      75.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, marriage, canon law
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Author:
Title:       A Booke of certaine Canons, concernyng some parte of the
             discipline of the Churche of England. In the yeare of our Lord
             1571. S.T.C. 10063
Publisher:   Printed by Iohn Daye, dwellyng ouer Aldersgate, London, 1571.
Description: A rare printing of the 1571 canons, describing the duties of
             bishops, deans of churches, archdeacons, churchwardens, preachers,
             and schoolmasters, inter alia, concluding with the sentence of
             excommunication; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, lightly
             browned, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78980                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:
Title:       Advertisements partly for due order in the publique administration
             of common prayers and usinge the holy Sacramentes, and partly for
             the apparrell of all persons ecclesiasticall, by vertue of the
             Queenes maiesties letters commanding the same. STC 10027
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Reginalde Wolfe, London, 1565?.
Description: One of two first printings of the 1564 Advertisements, an
             important part of which were then to be incorporated in the Canons
             of 1604 and, consequently, to be embodied in the Constitution of
             the English Church over the ensuing centuries
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the outer margins of the last
             two leaves somewhat chipped and frayed, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78995                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Johnson, John
Title:       Collection of All the Ecclesiastical Laws, Canons, Answers, or
             Rescripts . . . of the Church of England, From its first
             Foundation to the Conquest . . . Now first Translated into English
             with Explanatory Notes [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for Robert Knaplock . . . and Samuel Ballard [etc.],
             London, 1720.
Description: The last work of Johnson, "a very able writer", sufficiently
             valuable to be reissued in a new edition over a century
             subsequently, in 1850, with Johnson's notes supplemented by those
             glosses from Lyndwood and Athone "thought most useful"
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, gilt, definite browning, ex-library, one
             signature loose in volume one; a usable set only
Book No.:    W-72775                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Athon [Ayton, Acton, Aton], John
Title:       Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: cum
             Subtillissima Interpretatione D[omini] Johannis de Athon:
             Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Prouinciales ab
             Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus [etc.]. S.T.C. 17108; Beale T404
Publisher:   Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.], Paris, 1504.
Description: First edition of the first major treatise on Anglican canon law,
             written in the early fourteenth century, a work which, in John
             Baker's words, "might well claim to be one of the most visually
             attractive law books ever published . . . in England"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, the margins of the last leaf repaired,
             else well-preserved, with the title printed in red and black; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78686                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    canon law, Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Elmes, James
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Architectural Jurisprudence: In Which the
             Constitutions, Canons, Laws and Customs Relating to the Art of
             Building, Are Collected from the Best Authorities [etc.]
Publisher:   W. Benning, Law Bookseller, Fleet-Street [etc.], London, 1827.
Description: The dedication copy of the only edition of the first work on legal
             architecture in England, seemingly specially bound for Lord
             Lyndhurst, the son of John Singleton Copley and Lord Chancellor,
             and possessor of a "natural genius" for architecture
Condition:   Contemporary morocco, elaborately blind-tooled, inner-gilt
             dentelles and all edges gilt, now quite worn but sound; with Lord
             Lyndhurst's bookplate
Book No.:    W-75782                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Legal Architecture
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Author:      Kuttner, Stephan
Title:       Gratian and the Schools of Law, 1140-1234
Publisher:   Variorum Reprints, London, 1983.
Description: Ten essays selected by Professor Kuttner, five in English, two in
             French, two in German, and one in Italian, supplemented by his
             extensive updating of all ten (which he terms "Retractiones") and
             four substantial indexes
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, the spine a trifle faded, else a very
             good copy; with the Independent's obituary of 23 August 1996 laid
             in
Book No.:    W-79179                Price: $     250.00
Category:    canon law, MEDIEVAL
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