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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:
Book No.:    W-16954                Price: $     750.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and
             Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book written by a lawyer practising in this country,
             this the last and best edition
Condition:   3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, joints tender, else nice
Book No.:    W-51934                Price: $     500.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a
             Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies
             and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution. Abridged by
             the Author, for the Use of Colleges and High Schools
Publisher:   Hilliard, Gray, and Company, Boston, 1833.
Description: Only edition of Story's effort to distil his 'Commentaries on the
             Constitution', reflecting his "almost unshakable optimism in the
             perfecting power of education" and his wish that constitutional
             principles be infused into the minds of the young
Condition:   Modern maroon buckram, gilt, light browning and foxing, else a
             very good copy; Cohen 2915
Book No.:    W-79017                Price: $     750.00
Category:    constitutional law, education, Every Man Law Books
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Title:       An Act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others
             therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of His
             Majesty's Colonies in America [13 Geo II c.7]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1739.
Description: The landmark legislation permitting the naturalization of both
             Quakers and Jews in the American colonies, extending to them
             rights not yet secured in England, providing "[a] more liberal and
             enlightened policy" to encourage colonial settlement
Condition:   Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light
             browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171
Book No.:    W-79040                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    immigration, Religion, jewish law, Quakers and the Law
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Author:      Beawes, Wyndham
Title:       Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading
             Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract
             of their Charter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting
             about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:   Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.],
             London, 1761.
Description: Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades'
             experience, with much on English and international law, in
             Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give
             all the information which a merchant . . . could want"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very
             good tall copy with ample margins
Book No.:    W-77813                Price: $     550.00
Category:    Commercial Law, international law, aliens
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Title:       An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's
             Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and
             Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their
             Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]
Publisher:   Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett,
             London, 1765.
Description: A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to
             increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as
             mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a
             standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC
Condition:   General title + pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a
             very good untrimmed copy with generous margins
Book No.:    W-76116                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts, colonies, military law
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Author:      Brown (comps.), C.R., P.A. Maxwell & L.F. Maxwell
Title:       A Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British
             Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 3. Canadian and British-American
             Colonial Law From Earliest Times to December, 1956
Publisher:   John Rees, London, 1990.
Description: The volume of the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-
             speaking world and the former British Empire devoted to Canada
             until 1956 and to the United States during its colonial period;
             other volumes and the entire set also available
Condition:   Original cloth, as new, in the glassine dustjacket; the facsimile
             reissue of the second edition of 1957
Book No.:    W-61436                Price: $      55.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, Bibliography, biography, CANADA, colonies, Pennsylvania
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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:   Later blue buckram, a bit dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:    W-40182                Price: $     500.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Author:
Title:       An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the
             Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the
             Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second.
             Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description: A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the
             just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-
             three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and
             several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy,
             with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts;
             four copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76939                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
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Author:      Clark, Charles
Title:       A Summary of Colonial Law, The Practice of the Court of Appeals
             from the Plantations, and of the Laws and Their Administration in
             All the Colonies; With Charters of Justice, Orders in Council
             [etc.]. Castle 504; Ragatz p.377
Publisher:   S. Sweet . . . A Maxwell . . . Stevens & Sons [etc.], London,
             1834.
Description: Clark's painstakingly prepared treatise, termed both an
             "invaluable legal work" and "a basic, respected text on the legal
             operation of the British colonial system", still the starting
             point for the study of Britain's colonial legal regimes
Condition:   ?Contemporary 3/4 calf, quite rubbed, chipped crimson morocco
             label, gilt, front joint cracked, else a clean copy
Book No.:    W-73675                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth
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Title:       An Act for granting and applying certain Stamp Duties, and other
             Duties, in the British Colonies and Plantations in America,
             towards further defraying the Expences of defending, protecting,
             and securing the same [5 Geo III c.12] [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Mark Baskett [etc.], London, 1765.
Description: The first (and the official) printing of the Stamp Act, calling
             forth the iconic objections of the colonies, leading to a
             coalesced Sons of Liberty, a decade of debate, and, ultimately,
             the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the sewing loose, else a very
             good, untrimmed copy preserved in a modern folding case; title +
             279-310 pages
Book No.:    W-76260                Price: $   11500.00
Category:    American Revolution, colonies, Acts, Parliament
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Title:       An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's
             Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and
             Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act
             to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description: A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts
             to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing
             tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the
             grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:   Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else
             well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in
             England
Book No.:    W-76282                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, colonies, military law
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Author:      Zinman (intro.), Michael
Title:       Several Laws and Orders Made At the Generall Court . . . Held at
             Boston the 11th of May 1670. And at the Generall Court held by
             Adjournment the 12th day of October, 1670
Publisher:   The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, 1987.
Description: The facsimile reissue of the only known copy of these
             Massachusetts Bay Colony session laws, only recently rediscovered;
             with a brief introduction by Mr. Zinman, speculating about other
             missing laws whose existence are suggested by these
Condition:   Printed, sewn, oversized wraps; six pages
Book No.:    W-13145                Price: $     125.00
Category:    17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
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Author:      Evans, N.E. (ed.)
Title:       The Olive Branch Petition [etc.]
Publisher:   Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.
Description: The facsimile reproduction of the petition submitted to George III
             some three months after the Battle of Lexington, the last
             significant attempt by the colonies to avoid a breach with Great
             Britain, decisively rejected by the King, with war to follow
Condition:   Printed stapled wraps, somewhat crinkled but sound; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-61968                Price: $      45.00
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Author:      Lechford, Thomas
Title:       Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and
             Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:   J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description: The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a
             lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London
             in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:   Blue cloth, somewhat rubbed, gilt-lettered label; one of 35 Royal
             Quarto copies, this being number 28, signed by the publishers on
             the title's verso
Book No.:    W-51458                Price: $     650.00
Category:    colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
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Title:       An Act for Ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her
             Majesties Plantations in America [Anno Sexto Annae Reginae c.30]
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1708.
Description: The rare separate printing of the Parliamentary act seeking to
             regulate the value of diverse coin found in the colonies,
             establishing their respective values and making criminal (six
             months imprisonment and a fine) their acceptance at a higher rate
Condition:   Two leaves as issued, disbound, drop-head title + pp. 417-419,
             some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76378                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:      Bisset, James (ed.)
Title:       Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province
             of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection
             of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of
             the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215
Publisher:   Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author,
             Philadelphia, 1759.
Description: The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth
             abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded
             by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies
             whose laws were individually abridged
Condition:   Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained,
             definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures
             excised; a serviceable copy
Book No.:    W-79095                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Abridgements, Maryland, Acts, conveyancing
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