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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:      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:      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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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:      Saint German, Christopher
Title:       The Fyrste dyaloge in Englysshe with new addycyons. Beale T464;
             S.T.C. 21562
Publisher:   Impryntyd by me Robert Wyer . . . in saynt Martyns parysshe [etc],
             London, 1531.
Description: The first issuance of the second version in English of the first
             dialogue of Saint German's famed treatise on English equity
             (differing from the first version of the previous year) both
             serving as principal bases for the modern scholarly translation
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, title slightly darkened with skilful repair,
             minor worming, light marginal staining, occasional early
             notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78785                Price: $   10500.00
Category:    equity
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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:      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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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:      Fowler, David Burton
Title:       The Practice of the Court of Exchequer, upon Proceedings in
             Equity. In Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by T. Burton, for J. Butterworth . . . and W. Brown [etc],
             London, 1795.
Description: Only edition of Fowler's sole work, written while he was one of
             the Six Clerks of the Court, distinguishing between the equity
             practices of the Exchequer and of the Chancery and, in
             Holdsworth's words, "giv[ing] clear and practical information"
Condition:   Original paper-backed buff boards, rubbed and chipped, else an
             exceptionally clean set in original state, the edges untrimmed;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79005                Price: $     500.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Barton, Charles
Title:       An Historical Treatise of A Suit in Equity: In Which Is Attempted
             A Scientific Deduction of the Proceedings used on the Equity Sides
             of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, from the Commencement of
             the Suit to the Decree and Appeal [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for W. Clarke and Son, Portugal Street, Lincoln's-Inn,
             London, 1796.
Description: First edition of Barton's first work, termed "clear and
             straightforward" by Holdsworth, with a substantial historical
             introduction and a careful treatment of the courts' processes,
             providing ample, critical and intensely practical notes
Condition:   Contemporary calf, joints slightly rubbed and the spine darkened,
             else especially clean and bright; with the advertisement leaf but
             not the half title
Book No.:    W-79016                Price: $     350.00
Category:    equity
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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:      Burton, Philip (comp.)
Title:       Cases, With Opinions of Eminent Counsel, in Matters of Law,
             Equity, and Conveyancing . . . Containing, A Variety of Special
             Cases on the Subjects of . . . Contracts, Copyholds, Devises . . .
             and Other Important Branches of Law. Two Volumes. Not in Eller
Publisher:   Printed for E. and R. Brooke, in Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London,
             1791.
Description: A rare example of printed collected opinions of counsel, one of
             three identified by John Baker, who notes the shift in which
             "common opinion replaces common erudition", with opinions by
             Blackstone, William Murray, and Dudley Rider, inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, a
             very little foxing, new endpapers, a good clean set; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79029                Price: $     950.00
Category:    
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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 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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Author:      Taylor, John
Title:       Elements of the Civil Law. The Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed: and Sold by Charles Bathurst Bookseller in Fleet-Street,
             London, 1769.
Description: An impressive work which Holdsworth terms "an excellent
             introduction to the study of Roman law and jurisprudence",
             grappling with issues such as law and right, justice, equity, and
             the law of nations, commenting on modern as well as ancient
             writers
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, discreetly ex-
             library, light browning, with the signature of Robert Almaty, Esq.
             of Lincoln's Inn
Book No.:    W-79079                Price: $     425.00
Category:    roman law
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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:      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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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:      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:      Viner, Charles
Title:       A General Abridgment of Law and Equity, Alphabetically digested
             under proper Titles, with Notes and References to the Whole. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, by Agreement with the Law-Patentees,
             Adlershot in Hampshire near Farnham in Surry, 1742.
Description: Once the copy of Elias Boudinot, the Philadelphia-born lawyer and
             President of the Continental Congress in 1782-83, who "exemplified
             the civic virtue so highly prized in the new nation", with his
             elaborate ownership signature on the front blank
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, rubbed, light browning, but
             quite a good copy
Book No.:    W-72920                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    
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Author:      Leigh, Edward
Title:       Second Considerations Concerning the High Court of Chancery, And
             the Most Excellent Ordinance For the Regulation and Limitation of
             That Court. Wing L1002
Publisher:   Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriot [etc.], London, 1658.
Description: Only edition of a rare tract enthusiastically supporting
             Cromwell's fundamental reform of Chancery as embodied in the
             Chancery Ordinance, its lapse at the Restoration essentially
             foreclosing similar reform efforts not realized until the 19th
             century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the
             margins cut close, else sound, four copies in ESTC, none in the
             USA; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78813                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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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:      Glanvilla, Ranvlpho de
Title:       Tractatus de Legibus & Consuetudinibus regni Angliae, tempore
             Regis Henrici secundi compositus [etc.] [bound with] Christopher
             St. Germain, Dialogus de fundamentis Legum Angliae et de
             conscientia [etc.]. S.T.C. 11906 & 21560
Publisher:   In aedibus Thomae Wight, Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis, London,
             1604.
Description: Second edition and second Latin edition, respectively, of two of
             the classics of English law, Glanvill the first English legal
             treatise (called by Maitland "a venerated authority") and St.
             Germain the foremost work ever written on English equity
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, somewhat rubbed and marked, else
             exceptionally fresh with especially ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78852                Price: $    1150.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, equity, 12TH 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:       Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery [bound
             with] The Second Part of Cases Argued and Decreed in the High
             Court of Chancery [bound with] Select Cases in the High Court of
             Chancery Solemnly Argued and Decreed [etc.]. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1697-1702.
Description: First editions of all three parts, with the last printing the
             opinion of Lord Nottingham (whom Holdsworth equates with Ellesmere
             and Bacon) in his most famous case, establishing the modern
             doctrine of the rule against perpetuities
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracking, yet a good tall set
Book No.:    W-66702                Price: $     650.00
Category:    reports of cases, equity, perpetuities
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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:
Title:       A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in
             the High Court of Chancery, &c. With Several Cases never before
             published [etc.] [with] A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity,
             Volume II. Two Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed by E. and R. Nutt [2] Printed by Henry Lintot, London,
             1732-56.
Description: First editions of both volumes of the most extensive of all the
             digests of cases in equity, published throughout the century and
             praised by Holdsworth as "[t]he most important of these
             Abridgments and the only one which was completed"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards (bindings vary), the second
             volume extensively glossed throughout, both well-preserved; the
             Taussig set
Book No.:    W-78899                Price: $     950.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases, 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 calf, a little dusty, else quite a fresh copy
Book No.:    W-48054                Price: $     650.00
Category:    equity
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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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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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Author:      Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:       Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.],
             Edinburgh, 1800.
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 the first
             three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:   Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but
             firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC
             in this country
Book No.:    W-77543                Price: $     750.00
Category:    equity, SCOTLAND
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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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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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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:      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:      Maitland, F.W.
Title:       Equity, Also The Forms of Action at Common Law, Two Courses of
             Lectures. Edited by A.H. Chaytor [and] W.J. Whittaker
Publisher:   At the University Press, Cambridge, 1909.
Description: First edition of the lectures on equity delivered by Maitland at
             Cambridge for some eighteen years, an "inimitable guide to [an]
             intricate subject", with his lectures on the forms of action, said
             to have been "the best of all his lecture courses"
Condition:   Original cloth, quite rubbed and worn, joints cracking, just
             usable
Book No.:    W-78906                Price: $     150.00
Category:    equity, pleading
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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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Title:       Baron and Feme. A Treatise of Law and Equity, Concerning Husbands
             and Wives. Of Marriages, Bastardy, the Privileges of Feme Coverts
             . . . What Things of the Wife accrue to the Husband by the
             Marriage . . . Of a Feme Sole Merchant [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: Final, expanded edition of the first eighteenth century treatise
             on the English law of women, and only the second of its kind ever
             to appear, comprehensive in scope, treating of contracts, wills,
             separate maintenance, and criminal matters inter alia
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, rebacked, a bit rubbed, light
             browning, else quite clean with ample margins and the advertising
             leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78970                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    women's law
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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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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:      Montagu, Basil
Title:       A Summary of the Law of Lien
Publisher:   Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1821.
Description: First edition, and the only English edition, of a comprehensive
             work of Montagu's, the Lincoln's Inn barrister whom Holdsworth
             praises (as he does this work) as "a good scholar as well as a
             good lawyer"; with the appendix summarizing cases from 1605
Condition:   Original boards, rebacked, new paper label, occasional light
             foxing, else a very good untrimmed and partly uncut copy
Book No.:    W-76627                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Commercial Law, 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-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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