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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:      Lea, Henry C.
Title:       Superstition and Force.  Essays on The Wager of Law, The Wager of
             Battle, The Ordeal, Torture
Publisher:   Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia, 1866.
Description: First edition of the first work by a leading 19th century scholar
             on the Spanish Inquisition which discusses the history of
             jurisprudence, "scrupulously cited from the original sources" and
             cited by Maitland, Thayer and Holdsworth
Condition:   Green cloth boards
Book No.:    W-12313                Price: $      75.00
Category:    juries, Evidence
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Author:      Euer, Samson and Giles Duncombe]
Title:       Tryals per Pais, Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi
             Prius [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [bound with] Tryals per Pais in
             Capital Matters: Or, Some Brief and Useful Observations Relating
             to Such Tryals
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1702.
Description: First 18th century edition of the first substantial treatise on
             the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly
             popular for over a century, bound with the first edition of one of
             the earliest works devoted exclusively to capital cases
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-The Hartland Library,
             definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy; with the
             imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-74157                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein
             by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are
             plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the
             Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.],
             London, 1573.
Description: First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the
             original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with
             good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78459                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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Author:      Pruitt, Paul M., David I. Durham, Sally E Hadden
Title:       Traveling the Beaten Trail: Charles Tait's Charges to Federal
             Grand Juries, 1822-1825
Publisher:   University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, 2013.
Description: A fine scholarly edition of three grand jury charges delivered by
             Judge Tait, the Jeffersonian democrat who became Alabama's first
             federal judge, "offer[ing] exceptional examples of law and legal
             culture as it was developing on the Alabama frontier"
Condition:   Original printed illustrated wraps, as new, 120 pages; Occasional
             Publications of the Bounds Law Library Number Eight
Book No.:    W-77830                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Alabama, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Hill, Matthew Davenport
Title:       Suggestions for the Repression of Crime, Contained in Charges
             Delivered to Grand Juries of Birmingham; Supported by Additional
             Facts and Arguments, Together with Articles from Reviews . . .
             Controverting or Advocating the Conclusions of the Author
Publisher:   John W. Parker and Son, West Strand, London, 1857.
Description: The grand jury charges which Hill delivered while Recorder of
             Birmingham, with much related materials, the post he held for a
             quarter century and "more than anything else, established [his]
             reputation as a 'criminologist' and penal reformer"
Condition:   Presentation copy--"The Bailiff of Guernsey / From the Author";
             original embossed cloth, rebacked, the original spine laid down,
             ex-library; very good
Book No.:    W-75154                Price: $     150.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an
             Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late
             Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For
             the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:   N.p., n.p., 1679.
Description: The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of
             seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the
             writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel
             doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:   Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning,
             but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:    W-76119                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
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Author:      Partridge, Samuel
Title:       Seven Charges Given to Grand Juries, at the General Quarter
             Sessions of the Peace
Publisher:   Sold by Lackington, Allen, and Co., London, 1809.
Description: A rare sammelband, bringing together seven grand jury charges,
             four on sedition and related matters and two on alehouses, the
             first dedicated to Edmund Burke, together with his response in
             acceptance; four copies in OCLC, one in this country
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a usable
             copy, with the half-title and with two additional leaves between
             pages 17 and 19; 59 pages
Book No.:    W-76228                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace
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Author:
Title:       The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer &
             corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last
             daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale
             R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1555.
Description: One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with
             Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of
             Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports
             processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:   Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early
             ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78987                Price: $    4250.00
Category:    Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
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Author:      Leach, William
Title:       The Bribe-Takers of Jury-Men Partiall, Dishonest, and Ignorant
             Discovered and Abolished; and Honest, Judicious, Able, and
             Impartiall Restored; And their equall Election to Try Causes, and
             Find Inquests [etc.]. Wing L772. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract, one of many written by Leach as he joined prominent
             legal reformers such as William Sheppard and Matthew Hale during
             the Interregnum, here focusing on the jury, proposing a secret
             ballot among many other reforms; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern board-backed cloth, bowed, the leaves mounted with repairs
             to the lower corners (all text legible), quite usable if no more;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78200                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    juries, legal reform
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Author:      Charrow, Robert P. and Veda R.
Title:       Making Legal Language Understandable: A Psycholinguistic Study of
             Jury Instructions
Publisher:   Columbia Law Review, New York, 1979.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed blue wraps, a bit chipped, reprinted from Volume
             79, No. 7 of the Review; 68 pages
Book No.:    W-78213                Price: $      25.00
Category:    juries
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Author:      Christian, Edward
Title:       A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of
             Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a
             Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:   Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London,
             1819.
Description: Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement
             to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a
             practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments,
             greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:   Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty
             and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:    W-76672                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Duncombe, Giles
Title:       Trials per Pais: Or, The Law of England concerning Juries by Nisi
             Prius . . . With a Compleat Treatise of The Law of Evidence . . .
             Very Useful . . . for all Lawyers, Attornies, and other
             Practisers, especially at the Assizes. Eighth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for T. Waller [etc.],
             London, 1766.
Description: The first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English
             law of evidence, deservedly popular and published for over a
             century, with Duncombe's earlier published observations on trials
             in capital cases appended; one copy only in the UK
Condition:   Modern black cloth, gilt, some light browning, but a sound set
Book No.:    W-67556                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, Evidence, juries
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Author:
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:      Fortescue, John
Title:       A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein,
             by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are
             plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the
             Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:   Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description: Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed
             "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in
             the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to
             examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux
             [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79146                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Inns of Court, political theory, juries
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Author:
Title:       Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be
             Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of
             England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description: An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason
             trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying
             overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford,
             Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:   Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in
             ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-79191                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, juries
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Author:      Fortescue, John
Title:       Prenobilis Militis, Cognomento For[t]escu, qui temporibus Henrici
             sexti floruit, de politica administratione, et legibus ciuilibus
             florentissimi regni Anglie, commentarius. S.T.C. 11193; Beale T356
Publisher:   Typis E. Whitechurche, et veneunt in aedibus H. Smyth [etc.],
             London, 1543?.
Description: First edition of the work better known to us as Fortescue's 'De
             Laudibus Legum Angliae', placed "among the classics of English
             constitutional theory" and the first work to elucidate the nature
             of the Inns of Court and that of trial by jury
Condition:   Later calf, gilt, lightly rubbed, neatly repaired, extensive early
             English translations (from Mulcaster) in the margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79156                Price: $    8500.00
Category:    political theory, English constitutional law, Inns of Court, juries
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Author:      Duncombe, Giles
Title:       Tryals per Pais: Or, the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi
             Prius, &c. Newly Revised, and much Inlarged . . . To which is now
             Added, A farther Treatise of Evidence . . . Very Useful and
             Necessary for all Lawyers [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing E3414
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London,
             1695.
Description: The last 17th century edition of the first substantial treatise on
             the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly
             popular for over a century
Condition:   Original sheep, very worn, boards and some pages detached, ex-
             Cambden County Historical Society, table [index] imperfect; most
             definitely a working copy
Book No.:    W-79257                Price: $     125.00
Category:    trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
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