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Title:       The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before
             His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his
             Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl,
             pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883
Publisher:   Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.
Description: Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his
             release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a
             very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to
             indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the
             title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean,
             untrimmed copy; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-76227                Price: $     500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, habeas corpus
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in
             a New and Instructive Method [under seven heads] So plainly
             treated of, that all Persons may be particularly acquainted with
             our Common and Statute Law [etc.]. Tenth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan, and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1788.
Description: The rare final London edition of Jacob's popular vade-mecum,
             published for over a half-century, devoted in part to estates, to
             marriage (grouped with "ideots [and] lunaticks"), and to Magna
             Charta, to habeas corpus, and to the liberty of the subject
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite foxing and browning,
             yet a usable copy, one leaf misbound; three copies in ESTC, one in
             North America
Book No.:    W-78316                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, Magna Carta, habeas corpus, Lunatics, marriage, Real Property
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Title:       Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, &
             Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster,
             the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other
             statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:   Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary],
             London, 1661-85.
Description: An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary
             legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles
             II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the
             Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:   Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one
             rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all
             sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78334                Price: $    5500.00
Category:    Acts
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Title:       The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The
             Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The
             Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of
             William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:   For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London,
             1817.
Description: A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681,
             recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and
             praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and
             the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little
             foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in
             this country
Book No.:    W-79124                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
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Author:      Somers, John, Lord
Title:       A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of
             Englishmen. Containing . . . Magna Charta, with Remarks thereon .
             . . The Habeas Corpus Act . . . The Bill of Rights . . . To which
             is added, [John Somers] The Security of Englishmens Lives [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row,
             London, 1757.
Description: One of the principal works of Somers, "the embodiment of the
             perfect Whig" in Holdsworth's words, and "a master of legal
             principles [and] of presenting them in a lucid form", with the
             glossed landmarks of English constitutional law prefacing its text
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted
             down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
Book No.:    W-79137                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law
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