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Author:      Levy, Leonard W.
Title:       The Establishment Clause, Religion and the First Amendment
Publisher:   Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.
Description: A work praised by the likes of Erwin Griswold, Richard B. Morris,
             and Philip B. Kurland, asserting that the First Amendment does in
             fact erect a wall between church and state preventing governmental
             assistance to religious bodies
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-64623                Price: $      45.00
Category:    Religion, Bill of Rights
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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 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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Title:       A true account of the murder of the Monk of Whitby [etc.]
Publisher:   Clark & Medd Printers, Whitby, 1814.
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Book No.:    W-47560                Price: $     250.00
Category:    12TH CENTURY, criminal law, church, legal ephemera
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Author:      Church, W.S.
Title:       Legal and Business Forms
Publisher:   Bender-Moss Company, San Francisco, 1911.
Description:
Condition:   Original buckram, worn but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-13669                Price: $      30.00
Category:    Forms & Form Books, Probating
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Author:      Elmes, James
Title:       A Practical Treatise on Ecclesiastical and Civil Dilapidations,
             Re-instatements, Waste . . . With an Appendix Containing Cases
             Decided, Precedents of Notices to Repair, Examples of Valuations
             [etc.]. Third Edition, Considerably Enlarged
Publisher:   Samule Brooke, Law Printing-Office, 35, Paternoster Row, London,
             1829.
Description: Best edition of a work of potential interest to anyone interested
             in the legal and historical aspects of architecture and
             construction particularly as applied to churches, with comparisons
             drawn to Roman and French law and much reliance on Lord Coke
Condition:   Cloth-backed boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-64350                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law, Legal Architecture
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Author:      Miller, Rutger B.
Title:       Letter in Relation to the Trinity Church Property in the City of
             New York
Publisher:   H.H. Van Dyck, Printer, Atlas Office, Albany, 1855.
Description: A rare part of the centuries-long debate (and litigation) over
             Trinity Church's title to the King's Farm first leased to it in
             the late 17th century and by the mid-19th century an enormously
             valuable portion of downtown Manahattan; one copy in OCLC
Condition:   Original printed tan wraps, fragile and with some staining, but
             usable with care; 13 pages
Book No.:    W-43469                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Real Property, church
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Author:      Dodson, Michael
Title:       The Life of Sir Michael Foster, Knt. Sometime One of the Judges of
             the Court of King's Bench
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson and Co. St. Paul's Church-Yard, London,
             1811.
Description: The sole contemporary account of the estimable lawyer and judge of
             unquestioned integrity "to whom Lord Mansfield readily turned for
             advice" and whom John Baker recently characterized as "perhaps the
             greatest criminal lawyer of the [18th] century"
Condition:   Modern black cloth, definite foxing and embrowning, else a good
             usable copy; with the frontispiece
Book No.:    W-55768                Price: $     450.00
Category:    18TH CENTURY, biography, criminal law
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Author:      Church, W.S.
Title:       Legal and Business Forms
Publisher:   Bender-Moss Company, San Francisco, 1911.
Description:
Condition:   Original buckram, worn, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-55321                Price: $      30.00
Category:    Forms & Form Books, Probating
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Author:      Trimble, William Raleigh
Title:       American Attitudes Towards Catholic Church-State Relations, 1870-
             1891. A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of
             the Social Sciences in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts,
             Department of History
Publisher:   N.p., Chicago, 1944.
Description:
Condition:   Oversized crimson cloth, gilt, unevenly faded, but a good copy;
             double-spaced, carbon typescript, 155 pages
Book No.:    W-91510                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Religion
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Title:       Account Of the manner of Executing a Writ of Inquiry of Damages:
             Between His Royal Highness James Duke of York . . . and Titus
             Otes, Which as executed at the Bar of the Court of Kings Bench at
             Westminster, on Wednesday the 19th of June [etc.]. Wing A320
Publisher:   Printed for Benj. Tooke . . . in S. Paul's Church Yard, London,
             1684.
Description: The beginning of the end for Titus Oates, arrested on a charge of
             scandalum magnatum at the behest of the future James II and here
             fined an enormous 100,000 pounds for refusing to plead, to be
             removed to King's Bench prison and then tried in May 1685
Condition:   Modern blue-cloth backed decorated boards, definite browning, else
             a sound copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-75124                Price: $     450.00
Category:    
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Title:       Defence of the Rev. Charles Voysey, B.A., Vicar of Healaugh, on
             the Hearing of the Charges of Heresy Preferred against Him in the
             Chancery Court of York, on the 1st December, 1869. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   Trubner & Co., 60, Paternoster Row, London, 1869.
Description: The uncommon argument made in his own defense by Voysey, the
             religious reformer who, deprived of his living by the Privy
             Council, established the Theistic church, rejecting all "creeds,
             biblical inspiration . . . and the divinity of Christ"
Condition:   Original wraps, disbound, the rear wrap lacking, ex-library, else
             a crisp copy, 48 pages; two copies in OCLC in this country,
             neither in a law library
Book No.:    W-73958                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Heresy, Religion, trials
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Author:      Trapier, Paul
Title:       A Narrative of Facts Which Led to the Presentment of the Rt. Rev.
             Benj. T. Onderdonk, Bishop of New-York
Publisher:   Stanford & Swords, 139 Broadway, New-York, 1845.
Description: The accusations written by an original accuser and former student
             of the powerful New York bishop, tried for "immorality and
             impurity", destroying his career, with the church penalty agreed
             to ultimately proving impossible to revoke once imposed
Condition:   Original printed stabbed wraps, somewhat stained, spotted and
             foxed, yet a good usable copy; 22 pages
Book No.:    W-75674                Price: $     125.00
Category:    trials, Religion, New York
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Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the
             xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII]
             [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary],
             London, 1539-1562.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the
             Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of
             the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79347                Price: $   20000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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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:      Cosin, Richard
Title:       An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction
             Ecclesiasticall . . . Respectiuelie submitted to the graue
             iudgements of the reuerend Iudges and other Sages of the Common
             lawe: of Iudicious Professors of the Viuill lawe [etc.]. S.T.C.
             5821; Beale T249
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1593.
Description: The much expanded, final edition of Cosin's most important work,
             "the standard defence of the jurisdiction of the church courts and
             high commission" and a major contribution to his distinguished
             career at the apex of the ecclesiastical court system
Condition:   Later calf, quite rubbed, light browning, the top margin cut close
             (a few running heads affected, but not legibility), sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78903                Price: $    1650.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Author:      Nelson, William
Title:       The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace . . . Shewing also
             the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners,
             Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church wardens
             [etc.]. Twelfth Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by H. Lintot . . . for T. Woodward [and ten others],
             London, 1745.
Description: The final edition of one of the most successful of the early
             treatises on justices of the peace, approaching Burn, Dalton and
             Lambarde in popularity, undertaken by the Middle Temple barrister,
             William Nelson, also chairman of the Sussex sessions
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco labels gilt,
             a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-79456                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, poor law
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Author:      Wallis, Ralph
Title:       More News from Rome or Magna Charta, Discoursed of between a Poor
             Man & his Wife . . . An Assertion of Dr. William Warmstrey . . .
             wherein he affirmeth, that It is a lesser sin for a man to kill
             his Father, than to refrain coming to the Divine Service
Publisher:   for the Author, for the only benefit of his Wife and Children,
             London, 1666.
Description: One of the few surviving works of Wallis, the radical protestant
             called the Cobbler of Gloucester, invoking Magna Charta as part of
             his vituperative attack on the Church of England and "the
             scandalous and shameful conduct of Anglican clergyman"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and
             the margins cut close, but clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78007                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Magna Carta, Religion, Radicals
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Title:       Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the
             xxxvii yere of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII]
             [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Thomas Berthelet [imprints vary], London, 1540-48.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII, spanning well over a quarter century from 1510 to
             1545, including the years of the Reformation Parliament, the break
             with Rome, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Modern 3/4 crimson morocco, some staining and marking in the
             majority of the volumes, two leaves in facsimile, else clean; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78645                Price: $   18000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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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:       Divers of the Members of the Parliaments in the Reign of the late
             King Charles the Second, and the Aldermen and Common Council of
             the City of London, pursuant to His Highness the Prince of
             Orange's Desire, meeting . . . 26th December 1688. Wing D1708
Publisher:   Printed by John Starkey, Awnsham and William Churchill [etc.],
             London, 1688.
Description: The meeting at which William sought advice on achieving his
             Declaration of Reasons, leading to his and Mary's acceptance of
             the Declaration of Rights on February 13, 1689, "mark[ing] the end
             of the most critical phase of the Glorious Revolution"
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, some browning and staining, else
             sound with untrimmed margins, measuring about 8x12 inches, four
             pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79511                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English constitutional law
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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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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . .
             shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by
             common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:   Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen
             which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement
             and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing
             between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine
             just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79081                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men,
             Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other
             lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of
             Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:   Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.],
             London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many
             efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important
             part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on
             prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original
             flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79085                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
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Title:       Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be
             Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of
             England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description: An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason
             trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying
             overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford,
             Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:   Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in
             ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-79191                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, juries
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Title:       Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present
             Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI
             [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5,
             9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:   T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description: The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry
             VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and
             Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving
             the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:   Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the
             Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature
             (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78956                Price: $    4750.00
Category:    Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Maria S. de Sanchez, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. The Grace
             Methodist Episcopal Church, A Corporation, Defendant and
             Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles
             County, Judge W.H. Clark
Publisher:   H.M. Lee & Bro., Los Angeles, Los Angeles.
Description: Three briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement granting
             the plaintiff ownership over a contested tract of land that was
             occupied by an Episcopalian church. Attorneys W. Pollard, Henry
             Bleecker, Cochran & Williams, S.M. White and George White
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps in very good condition; 109+36+5+75
             pages
Book No.:    W-91842                Price: $     100.00
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Title:       Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the
             session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at
             Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign
             Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:   Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description: The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of
             the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus
             beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be
             supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well
             preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79210                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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Author:      Littleton, Thomas
Title:       Lyttelton tenures in Englysshe. S.T.C. 15762; Beale T46
Publisher:   Prynted . . . in paules churche yearde . . . by Thomas Petyt,
             London, 1541?.
Description: Among the earliest printings of Littleton in English (preceded by
             seven other printings in English, two untraced), the work which
             Maitland called a "lucid and classical book", and Holdsworth
             denominating it one of the five great books of English law
Condition:   Modern blind ruled calf, some lightish staining, else quite clean
             with good margins, with the signature of Thomas ?Whitle at the
             end; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79506                Price: $    4750.00
Category:    Real Property
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Title:       Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this
             present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde
             yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the
             vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description: An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting
             the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5],
             abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images
             [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:   Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very
             light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79223                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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Author:      Wilcock, James
Title:       A Challenge Sent to Master E.B. A Semi-Separatist From the Church
             of England. Now published by the author, J. W. Wing 2117.
Publisher:   James Wilcock, London, 1641.
Description: A pamphlet attacking Edward Bright's political, religious and
             personal convictions as a separatist for which he was stripped of
             his title as a vicar in Kent during a tribunal held to question
             protestants who refused to engage in prayer against Scots
Condition:   Self-wraps, smudged title page; pages closely trimmed but not
             affecting text
Book No.:    W-91849                Price: $     200.00
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Author:      Nicolson, William
Title:       Leges Marchiarum, or Border-Laws, Containing Several Original
             Articles and Treaties, Made and Agreed upon by the Commissioners
             of the Respective Kings of England and Scotland . . . From the
             Reign of Henry III to the Union [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Mess. Hamilton and Balfour [etc.], London, 1747.
Description: The documentary record gathered together by the Bishop of
             Carlisle, the respected antiquary and churchman, in support of the
             union of Scotland and England, the main text covering well over
             three centuries and the appendix an even greater time span
Condition:   Modern unlettered 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat strained, ex-
             Aberdeen Advocates Library; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-77553                Price: $     375.00
Category:    SCOTLAND
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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
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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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Title:       Decision of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, in a Case
             Relating to the Sacramental Furniture of a Church in Brookfield;
             with the Entire Arguments of Hon. Samuel Hoar, Jun. for the
             Plaintiff, and of Hon. Lewis Strong for the Defendant
Publisher:   Published by Peirce and Parker, No. 9, Cornhill, Boston, 1832.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stabbed wraps, a very good, untrimmed copy in
             original state; 48 pages
Book No.:    W-77778                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, Religion
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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:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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Title:       By the King and Queen. A Proclamation . . . That all Persons being
             Protestants . . . in the Offices of Sheriffs, Justices of the
             Peace [and other offices] shall hold themselves continued in the
             said Offices [etc.]. Wing W2522; Steele I, 3964
Publisher:   Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London,
             1689.
Description: The proclamation given on Feb 14 1689, two days after the Houses
             of Parliament had agreed on a Declaration of Rights and the day
             following William and Mary being offered and accepting the crown--
             as "the first stage of the Revolution was complete"
Condition:   Broadside about 8x11 inches, one vertical fold, light browning,
             else well preserved, the variant with the factotum containing
             flowers; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79487                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Religion, sheriffs, justices of peace
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Title:       Remarkable Trials and Interesting Memoirs of the Most noted
             Criminals Who have been convicted at the Assizes, the King's-Bench
             Bar, Guildhall, &c. for High-Treason, Murder, Conspiracy, Rape . .
             . And other atrocious Crimes [etc.]. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:   Printed for W. Nicoll . . . in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London,
             1765.
Description: An omnium gatherum of major English criminals, their activities,
             trials, dying speeches, and executions from 1740 to 1765, with an
             unusual concentration in the second volume on women, including
             Mary Blandy, Sarah Pledge, Anne Whale and several others
Condition:   Later buckram, rebacked in calf, the boards quite worn, ex-
             library, some browning, yet a usable copy; with the half-titles
Book No.:    W-77286                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, trials, women's law
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm,
             spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-79272                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1540?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy
             with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79312                Price: $    1650.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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Title:       The Great Boke of Statutes [Part 5, 1-15 Henry VIII] [1510-1523]
             [through] Statutes made in the parliament . . . in the xxxvii yere
             of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [1545] [with
             the Table]. Sixteen Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   J. Rastell [1]; R. Redman [1]; T Berthelet [14] [imprints vary],
             London, 1530-1551.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             Henry VIII, most contemporary, one unique, and many rare,
             including those of the years of the Reformation Parliament, the
             break with Rome, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, repaired but sturdy
             and very clean, bookplate of Edward Shnayerson; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78959                Price: $   20000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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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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Author:      Hooker, Richard
Title:       Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes
             of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and
             13712.5
Publisher:   Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], London,
             1593 & 1597.
Description: First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work,
             examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus
             in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given
             its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance"
Condition:   Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some staining, lacking two
             leaves, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else
             crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78882                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    Ecclesiastical Law
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Title:       Anno XXI. Henrici VIII. Statvta ad rempspectantia, edita in prima
             sessione parliamenti . . . tertio die Nouembris . . . continuati
             per xliiii dies, videlicet vsque ad xvii diem Decembris [1529]
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 9366.5; not in Beale. Folio
Publisher:   In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris. Cvm Privilegio,
             London, 1536(?).
Description: A rare printing of the acts of the first session of the
             Reformation Parliament, "clearly one of the most important
             assemblies ever to gather in England", ultimately leading to the
             rejection of papal authority and to the Anglican Church's
             independence
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, a trace of
             marginal worming, else well-preserved, one copy in STC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78517                Price: $    2750.00
Category:    Acts, Religion
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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:       Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1547?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil
             notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78518                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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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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Title:       A Letter from His Highness the Prince of Orange, for The Summoning
             of a convention, to be held at Westminster, the 22th of January,
             16688/9 [etc.]. Wing W2344
Publisher:   Printed by J. Starkey, and A. and W. Churchill, London, 1688.
Description: The famous circular letter distributed throughout England, calling
             for a Convention "to declare the rights and liberties of the
             nation", an essential step leading to the Declaration of Rights
             and to achieving the goals of the Glorious Revolution
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 11x13 inches, one horizontal tear (about
             five inches), legibility not affected, else well preserved; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79538                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Glorious Revolution, Glorious Revolution
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15172/15158
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1610.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, the first blanks frayed and the top margin
             cut a bit close, else quite fresh with the text block sound and
             tight; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79549                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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