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Author:      Phelps, Arthur Warren
Title:       Handbook of Virginia Rules of Equity Practice and Procedure
Publisher:   Michie Company, Charlottesville, 1961.
Description: With the 1972 Cumulative Supplement appended
Condition:   Black cloth, a bit cocked and worn, but sound
Book No.:    W-30266                Price: $      25.00
Category:    equity, Procedure
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book #77483
Author:      Gresley, Richard Newcombe
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in the Courts of Equity. Cohen
             5069
Publisher:   P.H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, Law Booksellers [etc.], Philadelphia,
             1837.
Description: First American edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively
             to the law of evidence in the courts of equity, greatly different
             from the law of evidence in the common law courts, to remain so
             until the reforms of the 1873 Judicature Act
Condition:   Original sheep, crimson morocco, gilt, rubbed and light browning,
             but a very good copy
Book No.:    W-77483                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Evidence, equity
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book #78799
Author:      Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:       The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which
             is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various
             Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and
             present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1758.
Description: First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out
             (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a
             greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of
             equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample
             margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78799                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity
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book #79734
Author:
Title:       Ordines Cancellariae: Being Orders of the High Court of Chancery
             from the First Year of King Charles I. To this present Hillary
             Term, 1697. Examined By the Original Orders To which is added the
             Rules and Orders Of the Court of Exchequer. Wing O415
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1698.
Description: The orders continuing those originated by Francis Bacon, in
             Holdsworth's words "fix[ing] the practice of the court till the
             [19th century] reforms", Bacon's sole successful effort at
             codification and "the best evidence of [the court's] organization"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, the spine rubbed and the joints just cracking,
             else clean, without an advertising leaf, with a duplicated title;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79734                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, courts, codification, legal reform
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Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:    W-55365                Price: $     850.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #77041
Author:
Title:       Facts and Suggestions Respecting the Masters' Offices [in the
             Court of Chancery]
Publisher:   V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1841.
Description: A rare tract written during the decades-long debate over the
             reform of the court of chancery, including (as here) the role to
             be played by the court's masters, whose offices were ultimately
             abolished in 1852; two copies in OCLC in North America
Condition:   Original light-green printed wraps, disbound, the rear wrap
             lacking, else clean, 46 pages; presentation copy to Hastings
             Russell
Book No.:    W-77041                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Philip N. Jones, et al v. Gillette Safety Razor Company, et al.
             Requests of the Defendants Aldred and Fuller for Findings of Fact.
             Commonwealth of Massachuetts, Supreme Judicial Court, In Equity
Publisher:   The Oxford Press, Providence, 1954.
Description: Part of the litigation arising out of the merger between Gillette
             and AutoStrop, bringing into Gillette's fold the patent rights to
             AutoStrop's Probak blade, complicated by the Depression and by
             mis-stated earnings of Gillette's operating head
Condition:   Original printed sewn oversized wraps, a bit worn, but a good
             copy; 141 pages
Book No.:    W-91251                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Commercial Law, trials
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book #79526
Author:      Brown, William
Title:       The Clerks Tutor in Chancery Giving true Directions by Authentick
             Precedents, How to draw Affidavits [and other instruments] as are
             now in use in that High and Honourable Court. To which is prefixt
             An Introduction [to] that Court [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Ed. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1705.
Description: The final (and only eighteenth century) edition of one of Brown's
             many works, all practical, complementing his principal treatise on
             Chancery, the latter approved by Holdsworth as a work which "gives
             a good deal of information", as does this work
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, black morocco label gilt, some
             browning, else quite sound with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79526                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, Forms & Form Books
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book #48054
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity
             and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in
             England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying
             attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, a little dusty, else quite a fresh copy
Book No.:    W-48054                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity
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book #76324
Author:      Brown, Josiah
Title:       A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as
             relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time.
             Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.],
             London, 1793.
Description: Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge
             all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut
             short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A";
             this copy with an index found in no copy located online
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library,
             light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in
             ESTC, neither in the USA
Book No.:    W-76324                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, Abridgements
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book #49579
Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound
Book No.:    W-49579                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #79573
Author:
Title:       Defensio Legis: Or, The Whole State of England Inquisited and
             Defended for General Satisfaction. By a Person of Honour. Wing
             D822A
Publisher:   Printed for, and are to be sold by George Savile [etc.], London,
             1674.
Description: The rare variant printing of an idiosyncratic analysis of law and
             equity and much else, its criticisms ("Sophistical Cavils or idle
             Belches against the Common Law") stated and then responded to (and
             disposed of); one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:   Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, the joints a bit rubbed, ex-
             library, else quite clean and crisp, with the errata; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79573                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    English Law
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book #79520
Author:
Title:       An Ordinance For Adjourning part of Easter Term. 1654. Whereas
             many abuses and corruptions are crept into the ordinary course and
             administration of Justice, both in Law and Equity . . . Saturday
             April 8, 1654 [etc.]. Wing C7127; Steele I, 3031
Publisher:   Printed by William du-Gard, and Henry Hills [etc.], London, 1654.
Description: The ordinance launching Cromwell's effort to reform the courts,
             "one of the two innovative accomplishments of the protectorate",
             leading to the 1654 Chancery Ordinance (drafted by William
             Sheppard), reforms not fully realized until the 19th century
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 8x14 inches, left margin partly trimmed
             (no text affected), the imprint faint, light browning, sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79520                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    courts, legal reform, English Commonwealth, Broadside
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book #78274
Author:      Ballow, Henry
Title:       A Treatise of Equity. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others],
             London, 1737.
Description: First edition of the first systematic work upon modern equity and
             "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's
             words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow"
             that the Doctor had learned what law he knew
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and
             browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78274                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity
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book #78677
Author:      St. German, Christopher
Title:       Dialogus de fundamentis legum Anglie et de conscientia. S.T.C.
             21559; Beale T462 [with the title page foliated and C1.8 a cancel]
Publisher:   Impressum . . . Per Iohannem Rastell [etc.], London, 1528.
Description: First edition of the first dialogue of the first classic of
             English equity, called by Samuel Thorne "a most important book for
             the historian of English law" and recently described as "a
             brilliant . . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Later vellum, rubbed, lacking six leaves and, if called for, the
             two final errata leaves, a few repairs and chips, else quite
             sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78677                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    equity
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book #76750
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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Author:
Title:       Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, Law and
             Explanation
Publisher:   Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1982.
Description:
Condition:   Printed wraps, a sound ex-library copy; 536 pages
Book No.:    W-30756                Price: $      25.00
Category:    taxation
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book #50165
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie, and a
             Student in the Lawes of England
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London], 1638.
Description: An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity, recently described as "a brilliant, comprehensive and
             intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory
             of law within an English context
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, early paper label, rubbed but quite fresh
Book No.:    W-50165                Price: $     650.00
Category:    
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book #78411
Author:
Title:       The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity . . . Containing a
             Collection of Rules or Maxims, with the Doctrine upon them . . .
             The Whole Designed to reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England
             to a more regular Science [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . .for Daniel Browne [and three others],
             London, 1749.
Description: First edition of a collection of over 500 maxims, principally in
             English or Latin, the last early effort to explore and convey
             English law through this method, the maxims often examined at
             length, with a general analysis followed by particular cases
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, exceptionally bright and clean
             with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78411                Price: $     950.00
Category:    maxims
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book #74797
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity
             and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in
             England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying
             attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, spine ends chipped and a
             bit wormed, else quite a clean fresh and unsophisticated copy
Book No.:    W-74797                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Laycock, Douglas
Title:       The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, New York, 1991.
Description:
Condition:   Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket; with two
             related reviews, one by Michael Tigar and the other by Janet
             Napolitano, laid in
Book No.:    W-79853                Price: $      35.00
Category:    equity, torts
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book #75941
Author:
Title:       A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and
             Notes, By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Fifth Edition,
             Corrected, with Considerable Additions. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers [etc.], London,
             1820.
Description: The final edition of the first systematic work on modern equity,
             begun by Henry Ballow in 1737 and then elaborately glossed and
             revised by John Fonblanque, "bec[oming] an instant classic",
             winning fame for Fonblanque and making his reputation
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed a bit of foxing, but a superior
             set, once that of George Essell, with extensive notations in early
             hands throughout
Book No.:    W-75941                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity
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book #75447
Author:      Jeremy, George
Title:       A Treatise on the Equity Jurisdiction of the High Court of
             Chancery
Publisher:   J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn, London,
             1828.
Description: First (and only English) edition of the work characterized by
             Holdsworth as "an ably written book", written by the Lincoln Inn's
             barrister who analyzes the court by type of jurisdiction--
             exclusive (with much on trusts), assistant, and concurrent
Condition:   Contemporary calf, very worn, rebacked, ex-library, front joint
             just cracking but holding, yet a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-75447                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, trusts and estates
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book #71513
Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Principles of Equity. Corrected and Enlarged in a Second Edition.
             Folio. Sowerby 1717
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar . . . and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh,
             1767.
Description: The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland,
             "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in
             Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had this and
             two other editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning and
             staining, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-71513                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, SCOTLAND
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book #52333
Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV.
             Eight Volumes
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1846-69.
Description: The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord
             Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index
             volume, printed in 1869, in a variant binding
Condition:   3/4 crimson morocco, gilt, Law Society prize binding; sound
Book No.:    W-52333                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, biography
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book #71543
Author:      Cooksey, Richard
Title:       Essay on the Life and Character of John Lord Somers . . . Also
             Sketches of an Essay on the Life and Character of Philip Earl of
             Hardwicke [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by J. Holl; (for the author.) And sold by J. Bew [etc.],
             Worcester, 1791.
Description: A principal contemporary account (the only I can locate in book
             form) of John Somers and Philip Yorke, two of England's pre-
             eminent early modern lawyers, a rich mix of contributions by
             Cooksey, Defoe, Walpole, and Jeremiah Bentham, among many others
Condition:   Later calf, gilt, quite rubbed, label lacking, title trimmed not
             affecting text, some foxing, ex-library, else (and despite this
             litany) a good copy
Book No.:    W-71543                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, biography
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Author:      Bispham, Geo. Tucker
Title:       The Principles of Equity: A Treatise on the System of Justice
             Administered in Courts of Chancery. Second Edition
Publisher:   Kay & Brother, 17 and 19 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia, 1878.
Description: An early edition of Bispham's much published treatise, recommended
             by Roscoe Pound as "an outline of equity as administerin the
             United States the student may be referred to [this work]", to
             reach an eleventh edition in 1931
Condition:   Original sheep, rubbed, joints just cracking but quite firm, a
             clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-79838                Price: $      65.00
Category:    equity
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book #77237
Author:      Branch, Thomas
Title:       Principia Legis & Aequitatis: Being an Alphabetical Collection of
             Maxims, Principles or Rules, Definitions, and Memorable Sayings in
             Law and Equity. And the Latin Maxims and Rules Translated, by John
             Richardson, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1824.
Description: Final edition of the substantial and successful, alphabetically
             arranged, collection of maxims, numbering over 2,000, which
             "contains more law and more useful matter than any one book of the
             same size which can be put into the hands of the student"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, joints rubbed, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-77237                Price: $     650.00
Category:    maxims, Legal Prints
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book #79837
Author:      Parkes, Joseph
Title:       A History of the Court of Chancery; With Practical Remarks on the
             Recent Commission, Report, and Evidence, and on the Means of
             Improving the Administration of Justice in the English Courts of
             Equity
Publisher:   Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1828.
Description: Only edition of a major contribution to Chancery reform, in
             Holdsworth's words "the first detailed history of the court [and]
             a work of considerable merit", written by a Benthamite disciple
             called "one of the cleverest men [Lord Cobden] had ever met"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, label chipped, front joint beginning to
             crack but holding, with a folding errata and folding table not
             noted in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79837                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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book #76907
Author:      Hunter, Sylvester Joseph
Title:       The Act to Amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees, (22
             & 23 Vict. c.35,) with Introductions and Practical Notes
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1859.
Description: The uncommon work written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister (elsewhere
             praised by Holdsworth for his expertise in equity), providing an
             introduction to each section of the Act, followed by the statutory
             text itself, and then a further gloss
Condition:   Original printed boards, quite darkened and rubbed, else a very
             good, clean and partly uncut copy; with a 24 page Butterworth's
             catalogue appended
Book No.:    W-76907                Price: $     350.00
Category:    
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book #52126
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London], 1638.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-52126                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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book #60329
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogus de fundamentis Legum Angliae et de conscientia
             [etc.]. S.T.C. 21560
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1604.
Description: The second edition in Latin, with Bale's biographical account and
             St. Germain's will prefacing the text
Condition:   Modern calf, some embrowning, well-margined; a good copy
Book No.:    W-60329                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:    W-58175                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #60035
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       Doctor and Student: or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity, and
             a Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:   Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling for R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1721.
Description: An early 18th century edition of the first classic of English
             equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the
             historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant .
             . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:    W-60035                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, philosophy of law
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book #69059
Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV.
             New Edition, Edited by John Allan Mallory [etc.]. Ten Volumes
Publisher:   Estes & Lauriat, Opposite Old South, Boston, 1870's?].
Description: The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord
             Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language", beginning with the
             Anglo-Saxon chancellors and continuing through the 19th century
Condition:   Brown cloth, gilt, worn, some hinges cracked; a good working set
Book No.:    W-69059                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, biography
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book #72438
Author:      Campbell, John Lord
Title:       The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of
             England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV.
             First Series, to the Revolution of 1688. In Seven Volumes.
Publisher:   John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1846-47.
Description: The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord
             Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison
             with the best biographies in the language", this set comprised of
             its first series (only), proceeding as far as 1688
Condition:   Contemporary calf, marbled edges and endpapers, the spines extra
             gilt, somewhat rubbed, the rear board of volume one loose, else an
             attractive set
Book No.:    W-72438                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity, biography
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Author:      McClintock, Henry L.
Title:       Handbook of the Principles of Equity. Second Edition
Publisher:   West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1948.
Description:
Condition:   Original maroon buckram, gilt, a bit faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79854                Price: $      35.00
Category:    equity
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book #79350
Author:      Williams, Walter
Title:       Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum, &c. Or, A manifestation of the
             King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against Erroneous
             and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. The Second Part. Wing W2776
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, London, 1684.
Description: Only edition of the second part of a work written by a Middle
             Temple bencher (and the Keeper of its library in the early 18th
             century) putting a strongly grounded historical case for the
             King's personal review of Chancery decisions
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, the margins cut a
             bit close (no text affected), else a very good bright copy, with
             the errata leaf
Book No.:    W-79350                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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book #79324
Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Epieikeia: Et Table generall a les Annales del Ley, per quel
             facilment troueres touts les cases contenus in yceux; queux
             concerne le exposition des Statutes per Equitie [etc.]. S.T.C. 840
Publisher:   Printed for the Societie of the Stationers, London, 1609.
Description: Only edition of Ashe's much praised work, its introduction [in
             English] "a highly intelligent discourse on the nature of equity
             in English law", capturing from the year books and reported cases
             instances in which statutes have been extended equitably
Condition:   Modern dark calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, red edges, three
             circular library stamps, else quite clean with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79324                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    equity, Year Books, reports of cases
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book #78157
Author:      Francis, Richard
Title:       Maxims of Equity, Collected From, And proved by Cases, out of the
             Books of the best Authority, in the High Court of Chancery [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1727.
Description: First edition of one of the earliest, and certainly the most
             attractive, works on English legal maxims, stating the maxims in
             simple, elegant terms, then illustrating their specific
             application with supporting case authority and accompanying
             analysis
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly browned and dusty,
             else well-preserved, untrimmed and with excellent margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78157                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, maxims, Manuscripts
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book #16150
Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws,
             and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:   Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1673.
Description: The first classic of English equity and the first work on legal
             philosophy written in England, here in a late 17th century
             edition, published some 150 years after its first appearance
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed; a serviceable copy
Book No.:    W-16150                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity
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book #74571
Author:      Hinde, Robert
Title:       The Modern Practice of the High Court of Chancery, Methodized and
             Digested in a Manner Wholly New . . . from the original Bill to
             the Decree; Comprising a System of Practical Knowledge, According
             to the Course of the Court as at present established
Publisher:   Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, G. Burnet, W. Colles [etc.], Dublin,
             1786.
Description: Hinde's novel scheme (noted by Holdsworth) to analyze equity
             'chronologically', that is in the order a Chancery lawsuit would
             take; with a considerable portion devoted to examination of
             witnesses, the hearing itself, and related writs and documents
Condition:   Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed,
             joints cracked but holding, else a clean usable copy; with the
             bookplate of Eric Poole
Book No.:    W-74571                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, courts
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Author:
Title:       Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, Law and
             Explanation
Publisher:   Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1982.
Description:
Condition:   Printed wraps, a good copy; 536 pages
Book No.:    W-30757                Price: $      25.00
Category:    taxation
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book #74058
Author:
Title:       Judicial Appointments. A Letter to the Right Honourable Baron
             Cranworth, Lord High Chancellor [etc.]
Publisher:   Bosworth & Harrison, 215, Regent Street, London, 1857.
Description: A rare reformist tract with a decidedly populist slant, proposing
             that the judges of the county courts (then established for some
             ten years) were a fertile source for appointment to the central
             courts at Westminster; no copy in COPAC, OCLC or RLIN
Condition:   Disbound, the stitching loose, a just usable copy; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-74058                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, courts
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book #69178
Author:      Tothill, William
Title:       Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice and
             President . . . And all special Orders in extraordinary Cases,
             which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are quoted
             by Terms, Years, and Books [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing T1953
Publisher:   Printed for R. Best and J. Place . . . in Holborn, London, 1671.
Description: The first published equity cases, reaching back to the mid-16th
             century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord Chancellor,
             disclosing and providing access to the evolving and increasing
             procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery
Condition:   Modern 1/2 calf, some marginal repairs, cut close; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-69178                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity
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book #73489
Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:   Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
Book No.:    W-73489                Price: $     350.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #76986
Author:      Langdale, Henry Bickersteth, Baron
Title:       Substance of a Speech Delivered by the Rt. Hon. Henry Lord
             Langdale, Master of the Rolls . . . on the Motion Made by the Lord
             Chancellor for the Second Reading of the Bill for the Better
             Administration of Justice in the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:   T. and W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, London, 1836.
Description: The prophetic speech of Langdale, a prime example of his
             instrumental, lifelong efforts to reform Chancery, proposing that
             the judicial and political responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor
             be separated, a goal achieved only within the past decade
Condition:   Modern light-blue wraps, the title and last leaf somewhat stained,
             ex-library, else a good copy; 62 pages
Book No.:    W-76986                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The Modern Law List and Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature,
             Comprehending the Professions, the Stage, Sketches of Public
             Characters, Varieties, Together with a Picture of the English Bar,
             and of the Courts of Law and Equity in the Nineteenth Century
Publisher:   Printed and Published by N. Teucher . . . No. 25, Fleet Street,
             London, 1828.
Description: A rare issue of the short-lived gallimaufry bordering on the
             scurrilous, lampooning the law, with much verse ("Law, An
             Epitaphic Satire" as one example) and remarks by and about Burke,
             Byron, Napoleon, and the stage; no copy in COPAC, one in OCLC
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, re-sewn and repaired, lightly
             browned, but a good copy; Vol I. No. V, pages 65-80
Book No.:    W-74951                Price: $     250.00
Category:    humor, Law and Literature
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book #76075
Author:      Fisher, William Richard
Title:       The Law of Mortgage, As Applied to the Redemption, Foreclosure and
             Sale in Equity of Incumbered Property; With the Law of The
             Priority of Encumbrancers
Publisher:   Butterworths, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1856.
Description: First edition of one of two pre-eminent 19th century treatises on
             the law of mortgage, undertaken by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and
             cited approvingly by Holdsworth, still in print (as "Fisher and
             Lightwood"), reaching a 13th edition in 2010
Condition:   Original pebbled cloth, rubbed and somewhat marked and lightly
             strained, largely uncut, a few ink markings; a very good clean
             copy
Book No.:    W-76075                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Real Property, mortgages
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Author:
Title:       In the Supreme Court of the Ames Competition. In Equity. Oilfields
             Development Company, A Corporation, Plaintiff v. Addison I.
             Proctor and Hugh Proffett, Defendants. Brief for the Plaintiff
             [and] Brief for the Defendants
Publisher:   Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co. (Inc.), Boston, n.d..
Description:
Condition:   Printed stapled wraps, a bit worn, but good copies; 54 and 40
             pages
Book No.:    W-91242                Price: $      25.00
Category:    education
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