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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina,
             Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third
             edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.],
             London, 1687.
Description: The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest
             dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon
             sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun
             earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece
             strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-73863                Price: $     650.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       The Interpreter, Containing the genuine Signification of such
             obscure Words and Terms Used either in the Common or Statute Lawes
             of This Realm [etc.]. The Second Edition by Thomas Manley of the
             Middle-Temple. Cowley 175; Wing C6646. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq. [etc.], London,
             1684.
Description: Manley's final edition of Cowell's highly regarded law dictionary,
             the first entirely in English (first published in 1607) and, in
             Professor Coquillette's words, "the most intellectually exciting
             and controversial law dictionary ever published"
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed and scraped, the first
             blank, title, and following leaf just frayed at the lower margin,
             else a sound copy
Book No.:    W-78021                Price: $     450.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Spelman, Henry
Title:       Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina,
             Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third
             edition. Cowley 178 (variant) (with "auctior" in the edition
             statement); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:   Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.],
             London, 1687.
Description: The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest
             dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon
             sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun
             earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:   Contemporary blind ruled, panelled vellum blind-tooled and gilt
             lozenges, front joint repaired, some wear and bowing, attractive;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78035                Price: $     850.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Jacob, Ephraim A. (comp.)
Title:       An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of
             Common Law, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, and of the
             High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of England,
             Comprising the Reported Cases from 1756 to 1878 [etc.]. Ten
             Volumes
Publisher:   John C. Remick, Publisher, New-York, 1883-84.
Description: Based on the earlier digests of R.T. Harrison and R.F. Fisher,
             both of which are termed by Holdsworth the "standard" digests of
             the common law reports earlier in the 19th century, continuing
             them and re-arranging the subject matter for this country
Condition:   Original sheep, quite worn and scuffed, some spines defective, a
             working set only
Book No.:    W-52913                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Abridgements, legal dictionaries
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Author:      Blount, Thomas
Title:       A Law-Dictionary and Glossary, Interpreting such Difficult and
             Obscure Words and Terms, As are found either in Our Common or
             Statute, Ancient or Modern, Laws . . . To which are added Near
             Three thousand Words [etc.]. Third Edition. Cowley 202. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1717.
Description: Last edition of Blount's dictionary, a significant contribution to
             English legal lexicography, superseding Rastell's effort and
             praised by Holdsworth and Cowley, who term it (respectively) "more
             elaborate" than its predecessors and "scholarly"
Condition:   Modern calf, morocco label ruled and lettered, some browning and a
             bit of foxing, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78079                Price: $     600.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words.
             Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and
             Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this
             victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901
Publisher:   Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, London, 1637.
Description: Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law
             dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt
             by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist
             definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins
             cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78409                Price: $     850.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Cowell, John
Title:       The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words:
             Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and
             Termes, as are mentioned in the Lawe Writers, or Statutes of this
             victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 106; S.T.C. 5900
Publisher:   Printed by John Legate, Cambridge, 1607.
Description: First edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law
             dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt
             by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist
             definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:   Contemporary blind panelled calf, the joints rubbed and showing
             some wear, some staining to the top of the title, else quite
             clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78416                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:
Title:       The Oxford English Dictionary, Being a Corrected Re-Issue with an
             Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English
             Dictionary on Historical Principles [with] A Supplement to the
             Oxford English Dictionary. Sixteen Volumes
Publisher:   At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970-86.
Description: The 1970 reprint of the edition first printed in 1933, complete in
             thirteen volumes, here with the further three supplements
             published in 1972, 1976, and 1982, these three additional
             supplements continuing the dictionary's revision through O-Sez
Condition:   Original oversized blue cloth, gilt, a very good set in somewhat
             worn, faded, marked and chipped dustjackets
Book No.:    W-78260                Price: $     425.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Rastell, John
Title:       Les Termes de la Ley Or, Certain difficult and obscure Words and
             Terms of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Realm now in use
             expounded and explained . . . With an Addition of above one
             hundred Words [etc.]. Wing R291; Cowley 163
Publisher:   Printed by J. Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.],
             London, 1671.
Description: A late-seventeenth century edition of the first English law
             dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind),
             published over the course of almost four centuries; with the Law
             French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, a very good crisp
             copy; with the frontispiece of the arms of Charles II preceding
             the title
Book No.:    W-76732                Price: $     750.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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Author:      Wade, John
Title:       The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England,
             Especially Those Relative to  . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the
             Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims,
             Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street,
             London, 1829.
Description: An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early
             19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in
             importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and
             direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:   Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed,
             else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in
             OCLC
Book No.:    W-76736                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, criminal law, legal dictionaries
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Author:      Jacob, Giles
Title:       The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And
             particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of
             Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register
             of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others],
             London, 1743.
Description: The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his
             original work far different from previous dictionaries, this
             abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made
             to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat
             rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in
             a law library
Book No.:    W-77706                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
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Author:      Leigh, Edward
Title:       A Philologicall Commentary: Or, An Illustration of the most
             Obvious and Useful Words in the Law. With their Distinctions and
             divers Acceptations . . . Usefull for all Young Students of the
             Law [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing L999; Cowley 143
Publisher:   Printed by A.M. for Charles Adams [etc.], London, 1658.
Description: The uncommon and perhaps even idiosyncratic principal legal work
             of the notable Middle Templar, Edward Leigh, with authorities and
             occasional further gloss provided in the marginal notes; nine
             copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, a bit rubbed, the bottom of the spine chipped
             and repaired, ?later paper label, quite clean and crisp; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79115                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal dictionaries
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