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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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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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Author:      Budd, Henry et al (eds.)
Title:       American and English Decisions in Equity. Being Select Cases
             Decided in the American and English Courts with Notes. Ten Volumes
             [complete]
Publisher:   M. Murphy, Law Book Publisher and Importer [etc.], Philadelphia,
             1895-1905.
Description:
Condition:   Original sheep, rubbed, many spines quite darkened, some joints
             cracked; a working set
Book No.:    W-91471                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity, reports of cases
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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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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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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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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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Title:       The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and
             Student. S.T.C. 21583 ['sold by' variant]
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London], 1630.
Description: The only abridgment of Christopher St. Germain's famed treatise, a
             particularly able effort distilling the equitable principles
             debated in dialogue between the doctor of divinity and the student
             of English law in St. Germain's original creation
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, a little dusty, else a good copy with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-46735                Price: $     400.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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Author:      Yorke, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke
Title:       A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of
             Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:   Printed by W. Bowyer [etc.], London, 1727.
Description: First edition of Lord Hardwicke's only published work, "of great
             legal research and argument", legislation soon thereafter
             confirming his view of the Master of the Rolls' independence and
             significantly affecting authority within the Chancery
Condition:   Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-71909                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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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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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:   Modern 1/4 morocco, title repaired, embrowned but sound
Book No.:    W-49366                Price: $     650.00
Category:    
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Author:      St. German, Christopher
Title:       St. German's Doctor and Student. Edited for the Selden Society by
             The late T.F.T. Plucknett and J.L. Barton [Volume XCI for the Year
             1974]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1974.
Description: The modern scholarly edition of St. Germain's classic work, going
             far to establish the place of equity in English law, in John
             Baker's words "represent[ing] the central core of St. German's
             work on the philosophy of law . . . in the early Tudor age"
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed, but a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-74557                Price: $      75.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and
             Student
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire [etc.], London],
             1630.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rebacked in morocco; a good copy
Book No.:    W-55310                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY, Abridgements
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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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Author:      Francis, Clinton and Sue Sheridan Walker (eds.)
Title:       Checklist of Research in British Legal Manuscripts Volume III
Publisher:   Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, 1984.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 58 pages
Book No.:    W-41605                Price: $      12.50
Category:    equity, maxims, Manuscripts
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Title:       Proposals Humbly Offered to the Parliament for Remedying the Great
             Charge and Delay of Suits at Law and in Equity. The Seventh
             Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Reason in Flower de luce Court, [etc.], London,
             l730].
Description:
Condition:   Modern sewn wraps, 42 pages
Book No.:    W-17421                Price: $     450.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Williams, Walter
Title:       Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum a Cancellaria: Or, A Manifestation
             of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against
             Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. Collected out of the
             Authorities of Law [etc.]. Wing W2774
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1683.
Description: First edition of the first part of an uncommon 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
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf over pebbled boards, quite worn, definite browning,
             ex-library; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-72750                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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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, 1847-69.
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
Condition:   3/4 tan morocco, the top edges gilt; a pretty set
Book No.:    W-60604                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, biography
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Author:      Dunlap, M.E.
Title:       Abridgment of Elementary Law Embodying the General Principles,
             Rules, and Definitions of Law Together with the Common Maxims and
             Rules of Equity Jurisprudence, Embracing the Subjects Contained in
             a Regular Law Course [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Quite worn, lacking the front free endpaper; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-40313                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Abridgements, education
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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:   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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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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Author:      St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:       The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a
             Student in the Laws of England. Newly corrected and Imprinted with
             new Additions. S.T.C. 21582.5
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [etc.], London],
             1638.
Description: An early 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, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library; a sound copy
Book No.:    W-44657                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity, 16TH CENTURY
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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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Author:      Ames, James Barr
Title:       Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays. Fifth
             Impression
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1925.
Description: Ames' impressive collection of essays primarily on medieval
             English law, about one-third not previously published,
             sufficiently exceptional for Holmes to designate Ames as the sole
             American scholar undertaking work comparable to Maitland's
Condition:   Blue cloth, gilt, the spine quite worn; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-61681                Price: $     125.00
Category:    equity, MEDIEVAL, equity, MEDIEVAL
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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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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:      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:      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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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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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:      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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Author:      Gregory, William L.S
Title:       The Trial of the Pope of Rome, the Antichrist, or Man of Sin,
             Described in the Bible, for High Treason against the Son of God.
             Tried at the Sessions House of Truth . . . Taken in Short Hand by
             a Friend of St. Peter [etc.]. Second American Edition
Publisher:   Tappan and Dennet, 114 Washington Street, Boston, 1844.
Description: The putative trial held before The Right Hon. Divine Revelation
             (Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Equity), The Hon.
             Justice Reason (of the said Court), and The Hon. Justice History
             (of His Majesty's Court of Information)
Condition:   Original cloth backed boards, paper label, somewhat worn and
             stained, else a sound copy, with the frontispiece depicting the
             martyrdom of Cranmer
Book No.:    W-79261                Price: $      27.50
Category:    trials, Religion
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Author:      Tothill, William
Title:       The Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice
             and President . . . And all speciall Orders in Extraordinary
             Cases, which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are
             quoated by Tearmes Yeares & Bookes [etc.]. Wing T1952
Publisher:   Printed T.W. for R. Best and I. Place [etc.], London, 1640.
Description: First edition of the first published equity cases, dating to the
             mid-16th century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord
             Chancellor, providing access to the evolving and increasing
             procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of the rear
             joint cracked, but quite firm, else clean and bright; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79268                Price: $     700.00
Category:    equity
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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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Author:      Booth, A
Title:       Examen Legum Angliae: Or, the Laws of England Examined, By
             Scripture, Antiquity, and Reason. Wing B3738. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by James Cottrel, London, 1656.
Description: Only edition of Booth's sole work, a radical criticism of English
             law, contending that "Law . . . [is] an oppression of the people"
             and that law and equity should be merged, singling out
             particularly both Coke and Littleton as fundamentally in error
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt lettered, very occasional lightish marginal
             staining, else quite crisp with ample margins and the errata leaf;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79427                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    jurisprudence, Radicals, Magna Carta, equity
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Author:      Atkyns, Robert
Title:       An Enquiry into the Jurisdiction of the Chancery in Causes of
             Equity [with] The Case of Sir Robert Atkyns . . . upon His Appeal
             Against a Decree obtain'd by Mrs. Elizabeth Took . . . and others,
             Plaintiffs in Chancery [etc.]. Wing A4137. Folio
Publisher:   Printed in the Year 1695, London, 1695.
Description: The last serious effort seeking to limit Chancery's powers,
             written by "a very learned lawyer" (in Holdsworth's words), but
             ultimately unsuccessful, as the principles of equitable
             jurisdiction became fixed during the 18th and 19th centuries
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light foxing and browning,
             else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79365                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Ordinances Made By The Right Honourable Sir Francis Bacon Knight,
             Lord Verulam, and Vicount of Saint Albans, being then Lord
             Chancellor. For the better and more regular Administration of
             Justice in the Chancery [etc.]. Wing B316; Gibson 212
Publisher:   Printed for Mathew Walbanke, and Lawrence Chapman, London, 1642.
Description: Bacon's signal contribution to Chancery, largely "fixing the
             practice of the court till the reforms of the last century" (in
             Holdsworth's words), 100+ in number, procedural and substantive,
             the principal evidence of Bacon's years as Lord Chancellor
Condition:   Original vellum, darkened, definite browning and some marginal
             staining, small repair to the title's margin, contents disbound,
             in a protective sleeve
Book No.:    W-79374                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, codification, courts
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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:      Story, Joseph
Title:       Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in England
             and America. Second Edition. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. In
             Two Volumes. Cohen 5012
Publisher:   Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.
Description: Second edition of one of Story's principal commentaries, whose
             "wide-ranging scholarship was Story at his best", giving a
             currency to equity principles which was to reform and broaden
             American law and have a lasting effect upon it
Condition:   Modern morocco, definite foxing, else a good set, presentation
             copy--"To / The Honble / Mr Justice McLean / from his obliged
             friend / Joseph Story"
Book No.:    W-77864                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    equity
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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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