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Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a
             Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An
             Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries [bound with] Four
             Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc],
             London, 1790.
Description: Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of
             freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel
             Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St.
             Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended
Condition:   Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy
Book No.:    W-61310                Price: $     750.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a
             Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An
             Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc],
             London, 1790.
Description: Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of
             freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel
             Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St.
             Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended
Condition:   Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound
Book No.:    W-16938                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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Author:      Schroeder, Theodore
Title:       "Obscene" Literature and Constitutional Law, A Forensic Defense of
             Freedom of the Press
Publisher:   Privately Printed, for Forensic Uses, New York, 1911.
Description: Leonard Levy's copy of the magnum opus of Schroeder, who "ventured
             further than any of his contemporaries in exploring the meaning of
             . . . freedom of expression"; with Professor Levy's ownership
             signature ("Leonard W. Levy") on the front blank
Condition:   Original green cloth, worn and taped, yet usable
Book No.:    W-68606                Price: $     150.00
Category:    freedom of speech, obscenity
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Title:       The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan,
             Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.
             Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus
             Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:   No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description: The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the
             Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press
             case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official
             must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:   Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but
             quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79059                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
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Title:       The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan,
             Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.
             Brief of Tribune Company as Amicus Curiae. In the Supreme Court of
             the United States, October Term, 1963. No. 39
Publisher:   No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description: The rare brief of the Tribune Company seeking (as friend of the
             Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press
             case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official
             must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, showing slight wear, else a very
             good copy, 16 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79060                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
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Author:      Bentham, Jeremy
Title:       On the Liberty of the Press and Public Discussion and other Legal
             and Political Writings for Spain and Portugal. Edited by Catherine
             Pease-Watkin and Philip Schofield
Publisher:   Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy; The Collected Works
             of Jeremy Bentham, Constitutional Law, Penology, and Criminal Law
Book No.:    W-78469                Price: $     125.00
Category:    biography, freedom of press, SPAIN, PORTUGAL
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Title:       El Nuevo Derecho de Prensa e Imprenta
Publisher:   Imprenta del Servicio de Publicaciones del M.I.T., Madrid, 1966.
Description:
Condition:   Printed, sewn wraps, a bit worn, but sound; 224 pages
Book No.:    W-58530                Price: $      45.00
Category:    freedom of press, SPAIN
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Author:
Title:       Brief of Plaintiff in Error, Robert Wood, Plaintiff in Error, vs.
             The State of Oklahoma Defendant in Error, The Criminal Court of
             Appeals of State of Oklahoma. No. A-10,046. George Croom, Oklahoma
             City, Okla. Attorney for Plaintiff in Error
Publisher:   King Law Brief Co., 20 S. Walker, Oklahoma City, 1941.
Description: The rare appellate brief following the raid on Wood's Oklahoma
             City Communist bookshop, the seizure of thousands of the shop's
             books and Wood's trial and sentencing to a ten year prison term,
             his conviction ultimately reversed on this appeal
Condition:   Original printed sewn wraps, a bit chipped, but a good sound copy,
             115 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77197                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Radicals, trials, freedom of speech, freedom of press
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Author:      Shiffrin, Steven H.
Title:       The First Amendment, Democracy, and Romance
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1990.
Description: A work which Lawrence Tribe described as "a lucid and original
             contribution to the literature of free speech", proposing that
             Emersonian ideals are theoretically fundamental to the first
             amendment
Condition:   A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:    W-64417                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Bill of Rights, freedom of speech
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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law and Usage of Parliament, In Cases of Privilege and
             Contempt: Being an Attempt to Reduce Them within a Theory and
             System. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   Printed for W. Reed . . . and P. Phelan [etc.], London, 1810.
Description: Original edition of Holt's first legal work, anticipating (and a
             special case of) his treatise on the law of libel, seeking to
             establish a theoretical system resolving the vexed and conflicting
             claims of Parliamentary privilege and contempt
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, some browning, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-75226                Price: $     350.00
Category:    freedom of speech, freedom of press, Parliament
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Author:
Title:       Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert
             and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's
             Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry.
             Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:   Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press
             in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's
             evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite
             William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77923                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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Author:      Howard, A.E. Dick
Title:       Toward the Open Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Publisher:   University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1995.
Description: Reprinted from the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Volume 16
Condition:   Printed wraps; 71 pages
Book No.:    W-30471                Price: $      45.00
Category:    freedom of press, EUROPE
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Author:      Schroeder, Theodore
Title:       "Obscene" Literature and Constitutional Law, A Forensic Defense of
             Freedom of the Press
Publisher:   Da Capo Press, New York, 1972.
Description: The facsimile reissue of the 1911 edition, with a new and
             substantial introduction by Jerold S. Auerbach, who quotes with
             approval the description of Schroeder as "probably the most
             prolific champion of free speech and press in American history"
Condition:   Original cloth, showing wear; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-58281                Price: $      45.00
Category:    freedom of speech, obscenity
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Title:       Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the
             Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at
             Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph.
             For a Libel. McCoy S342
Publisher:   Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London, 1784.
Description: The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury
             arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering
             the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel,
             ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy,
             without the 1/2 title if called for
Book No.:    W-77975                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, freedom of press
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Author:      Watkin, Thomas G. (ed.)
Title:       Legal Record and Historical Reality, Proceedings of the Eighth
             British Legal History Conference, Cardiff, 1987
Publisher:   Hambledon Press, London, 1989.
Description: Thirteen essays, including those on witchcraft in early modern
             England and 17th century Virginia, freedom of the seas, Roman
             legal categories in the early common law and the social and legal
             history of gaming, among others
Condition:
Book No.:    W-19754                Price: $      60.00
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Author:      Plowden, Francis
Title:       The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of
             the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December,
             1824
Publisher:   Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris,
             1825.
Description: The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman
             Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's
             sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and
             persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:   Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal
             staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26
             pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:    W-76611                Price: $     350.00
Category:    freedom of press
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Author:      Schroeder, Theodore
Title:       "Obscene" Literature and Constitutional Law, A Forensic Defense of
             Freedom of the Press
Publisher:   Privately Printed, for Forensic Uses, New York, 1911.
Description: The work which has been called the magnum opus of Schroeder,
             founder of the Free Speech League and the "maverick radical [and
             lawyer, who] ventured further than any of his contemporaries in
             exploring the meaning of . . . freedom of expression"
Condition:   Original cloth, definitely worn, but usable
Book No.:    W-55740                Price: $     125.00
Category:    freedom of speech, obscenity
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Author:      Cook, Virginia Grace
Title:       Shield Laws, A Report on Freedom of the Press, Protection of News
             Sources, and the Obligation to Testify
Publisher:   Council of State Governments, Lexington, 1973.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 33 pages
Book No.:    W-74770                Price: $      75.00
Category:    freedom of press
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Author:
Title:       A Letter Concerning Libels, Warrants, the Seizure of Papers, and
             Sureties for the Peace or Behavior [etc.]. The Fourth Edition,
             Enlarged and Improved
Publisher:   Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House in Piccadilly,
             London, 1765.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-19873                Price: $     450.00
Category:    libel and slander, freedom of press
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Author:      Konvitz, Milton R.
Title:       Expanding Liberties, Freedom's Gains in Postwar America
Publisher:   Viking Press, New York, 1966.
Description:
Condition:   Definite underlining, else sound in a worn dustjacket
Book No.:    W-57043                Price: $      35.00
Category:    civil liberties, human rights, Bill of Rights
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Author:      Lawson, Linda
Title:       Truth in Publishing, Federal Regulation of the Press's Business
             Practices, 1880-1920
Publisher:   Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-55442                Price: $      29.95
Category:    freedom of press
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Title:       The Speeches at Full Length, of the Honourable Thomas Erskine, and
             Stewart Kyd, Esq. on the Trial of Thomas Williams, Indicted for
             Publishing Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason," Together with Lord
             Kenyon's Charge to the Jury [etc.]. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   No Publisher Stated, London, 1797?.
Description: Erskine in an unaccustomed role, successfully prosecuting a
             bookseller who had sold Paine's work some six years after Erskine
             had defended Paine in writing 'The Rights of Man', a 'victory' so
             troubling him that he ultimately returned his retainer
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, repair to title (legibility
             preserved), a usable copy, 31 pages; uncommon, no copy in a law
             library in ESTC
Book No.:    W-79254                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, freedom of press
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