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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The History of the Poor Laws: With Observations
Publisher:   Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for A. Millar, London,
             1764.
Description: Only edition of the principal early work on the poor laws,
             valuable for its history, its proposed reforms, and (in
             Holdsworth's words) its "exceptionally competent" vetting of
             earlier reform proposals, including those of Hale and Fielding
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, title a bit dusty, some
             browning and foxing, primarily to the beginning and end of the
             copy, else quite sound
Book No.:    W-70893                Price: $     375.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Restatement of the Law of Contracts, Official Draft, Chapters 1-7,
             Sections 1-177
Publisher:   The American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1928.
Description:
Condition:   Original buckram, contrasting labels, gilt, a bit of wear, but a
             good copy
Book No.:    W-91400                Price: $      75.00
Category:    contracts, legal reform
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Author:      Carrion, Roque
Title:       La Reforma de la Judicatura y del Proceso Civil
Publisher:   Colegio de Abogados de Lima, Lima, 1970.
Description:
Condition:   Printed, stapled wraps; 38 pages
Book No.:    W-48629                Price: $      25.00
Category:    PERU, legal reform
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Author:      Brougham, Henry
Title:       Present State of the Law. The Speech of Henry Brougham, Esq. M.P.,
             in the House of Commons
Publisher:   Henry Colburn, London, 1828.
Description: First edition of Brougham's greatest speech, invoking Bentham
             (whom Brougham had consulted) and setting in motion much of the
             reform of English law to take place in the 19th century
Condition:   Disbound, a bit of dustiness and some foxing to the first and last
             leaves, one signature detached; a usable copy
Book No.:    W-16964                Price: $      75.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The RIA Complete Analysis of the '86 Tax Reform Act
Publisher:   Research Institute of America, Inc., New York, 1986.
Description:
Condition:   Printed wraps; 1167
Book No.:    W-30636                Price: $      20.00
Category:    taxation, legal reform
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Author:      Schockman, H. Eric (comp.)
Title:       The Perfecting of Los Angeles: Ethics Reform on the Municipal
             Level
Publisher:   Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Los Angeles,
             1989.
Description:
Condition:   Wraps; 142 pages
Book No.:    W-30652                Price: $      35.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Wasby, Stephen L., Thomas B. Marvell et al
Title:       Volume and Delay in State Appellate Courts: Problems and Responses
Publisher:   National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, 1979.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed wraps, well-preserved; 119 pages
Book No.:    W-91484                Price: $      35.00
Category:    courts, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Essays on the Spirit of Legislation . . . Containing Observations
             on the Political Systems at present pursued in various Countries
             of Europe, for the Advancement of those essential Interests [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for W. Nicoll . . . and G. Robinson [etc.], London, 1772.
Description: First edition in English of the three essays honored by the
             Societe Oeconomique de Berne, the pioneering institution founded
             in 1759 and devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment, "seeking
             reforms [both] in economy and society"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the first blank and
             title a bit chipped (no text affected), some browning, else quite
             sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-74849                Price: $     575.00
Category:    agriculture, Commercial Law, Acts, legal reform, FRANCE
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Title:       Report of the Indian Statutory Commission [and] Reports of the
             Committees appointed by the Provincial Legislative Councils to Co-
             operate with the Indian Statutory Commission [etc.]. Three Volumes
             in Two
Publisher:   His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1930.
Description: An important part of the efforts leading up to the proposed major
             reforms of 1935 in the Government of India Act, the "last and, in
             the event, the most portentous essay [by the British] in balancing
             and ruling India" prior to Independence in 1947
Condition:   3/4 crimson morocco gilt, an attractive set
Book No.:    W-67663                Price: $     250.00
Category:    INDIA, legal reform
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Author:      Neely, Richard
Title:       How Courts Govern America
Publisher:   Yale University Press, New Haven, 1981.
Description:
Condition:   A very good copy, in a slightly worn dustjacket
Book No.:    W-64329                Price: $      25.00
Category:    courts, legal reform
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various
             Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations
             on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on
             the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [and three others,
             London, 1789.
Description: First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first
             survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's
             further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for
             the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning; with the 23
             plates, all but two folding, two with minor tears, else an
             attractive copy
Book No.:    W-74107                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       The American Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 125, No. 6. This
             Month's Special Section, Law Reform
Publisher:   American Psychiatric Association, Washington, 1968.
Description: With fourteen essays, including Harry R. Brickman's "The
             Psychedelic 'Hip Scene': Return of the Death Instinct;" John
             Wolfenden's "Evolution of British Attitudes Toward Homosexuality;"
             and Neil L. Chayet's "Legal Neglect of the Mentally Ill"
Condition:   Printed wraps, a bit worn, but sound; 176 pages
Book No.:    W-90188                Price: $      25.00
Category:    law and psychiatry
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Author:
Title:       White Collar Crime, Hearings Before the Committee on the
             Judiciary, United States Senate...[etc.] Parts 1 and 2
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1987.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 214 and 200 pages
Book No.:    W-90530                Price: $      45.00
Category:    humor, legal reform, Law and Literature, Legal Ethics, White Collar Crime
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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:      Harris, Richard
Title:       Justice, The Crisis of Law, Order, and Freedom in America
Publisher:   E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, 1970.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-46033                Price: $      25.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Navasky, Victor S.
Title:       Kennedy Justice
Publisher:   Atheneum, New York, 1971.
Description:
Condition:   Somewhat worn, one hinge cracking, but a sound copy
Book No.:    W-12407                Price: $      25.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:
Title:       A Study of the Construction and Enforcement of the Federal
             Antitrust Laws
Publisher:   Temporary National Economic Committee, Washington, 1941.
Description: The 38th monograph in the Committee's vast Investigation of
             Concentration of Economic Power, one of the few directly focusing
             upon the antitrust laws, written by Milton Handler and appearing
             while Thurman Arnold was head of the Antitrust Division
Condition:   Original orange printed sewn wraps, well-preserved; 106 pages
Book No.:    W-74229                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Anti-trust, economics, legal reform
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Title:       A Study of the Construction and Enforcement of the Federal
             Antitrust Laws
Publisher:   Temporary National Economic Committee, Washington, 1941.
Description: The 38th monograph in the Committee's vast Investigation of
             Concentration of Economic Power, one of the few directly focusing
             upon the antitrust laws, written by Milton Handler and appearing
             while Thurman Arnold was head of the Antitrust Division
Condition:   Original orange printed sewn wraps, ex-library, else a very good
             copy; 106 pages
Book No.:    W-74230                Price: $     150.00
Category:    Anti-trust, economics, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Technical Memorandum of Treasury Position
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1969.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 35 pages
Book No.:    W-31069                Price: $      35.00
Category:    taxation, legal reform
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Author:      Jeffrey, Francis
Title:       Peter and His Enemies
Publisher:   William P. Nimmo, 2 South St David Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1859.
Description:
Condition:   Disbound, lightly browned, but sound; 31 pages
Book No.:    W-69721                Price: $     150.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Citizens Study Committee on Judicial Organization, Report to
             Governor Patrick J. Lucey, January 1973
Publisher:   By the Committee, Madison, 1973.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed illustrated oversized wraps, a very good copy;
             417 pages
Book No.:    W-91616                Price: $      45.00
Category:    courts, legal reform, Isle of Wight
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Author:      Chamberlayne, Edward]
Title:       Englands Wants: or, Several Proposals Probably beneficial for
             England, Humbly offered to the Consideration of all Good Patriots
             in both Houses of Parliament. Wing C1841
Publisher:   Printed for, and are to be Sold by Randal Taylor, in Amen-Corner,
             London, 1685.
Description: Chamberlayne's seventy-five point program for the reform of the
             English polity, first appearing shortly after the Restoration and
             here issued a few years before the Glorious Revolution; with a
             great many prescient proposals still of value
Condition:   The title trimmed (but legible), bound in a new 1/4 calf
Book No.:    W-43988                Price: $     450.00
Category:    Real Property, legal reform
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Title:       Criminal Procedure in England, Report of the Committee on Reform
             in Legal Procedure [etc.]
Publisher:   Government Printing Office, Washington, 1914.
Description:
Condition:   Printed stapled wraps; 36 pages
Book No.:    W-63527                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Procedure
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Author:      Haynes, Fred E.
Title:       Criminology
Publisher:   McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1930.
Description:
Condition:   Very worn and stained, some pencilling; usable only
Book No.:    W-16477                Price: $      25.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:
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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Author:      Baker (ed.), J.H.
Title:       The Reports of Sir John Spelman Volume I
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1977.
Description: Volume XCIII for the Year 1976
Condition:
Book No.:    W-62931                Price: $      65.00
Category:    16TH CENTURY, Frontier Law, legal reform
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Author:      Seasongood, Murray
Title:       Local Government in the United States, A Challenge and an
             Opportunity
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1933.
Description: Seasongood's Godkin lectures at Harvard, with several tables, one
             folding
Condition:   Quite a good copy, largely uncut, in a very worn dustjacket
Book No.:    W-16892                Price: $      50.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Dukeminier, Jesse
Title:       Perpetuities Law in Action, Kentucky Case Law and the 1960 Reform
             Act
Publisher:   University of Kentucky Press, 1962.
Description:
Condition:   A sound presentation copy in a rubbed dustjacket
Book No.:    W-30544                Price: $      45.00
Category:    perpetuities, Kentucky, legal reform
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Author:      Gordon, Thomas]
Title:       Francis, Lord Bacon: Or the Case of Private and National
             Corruption, and Bribery, Impartially Considered [etc.]. Fifth
             Edition. Gibson 411
Publisher:   Printed for J. Roberts, near the Oxford Arms in Warwick-Lane,
             London, 1721.
Description:
Condition:   Later 1/4 black morocco over marbled boards, very worn, ex-
             library, a just usable copy only; with the advertising leaf
Book No.:    W-91391                Price: $     250.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Cabrera, Raimundo
Title:       Cuba y sus Jueces (Rectificaciones Oportunas). Decima Edicion
             Aumentada con Notas y un Apendice. Obras Completas del Dr.
             Raimundo Cabrera
Publisher:   Ricardo Veloso, Editor, Libreria Cervantes, Havana, 1922.
Description:
Condition:   Later amateurish leather, the original rather worn and chipped
             wraps bound in; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-91393                Price: $      25.00
Category:    CUBA, legal reform
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Author:      Cox, Archibald
Title:       The Role of the Supreme Court in American Government. First Indian
             Impression
Publisher:   Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1977.
Description: The copy from the library of Archibald Cox, the seemingly
             unrecorded Delhi printing of his four Chichele Lectures delivered
             at Oxford, with the publisher's transmittal slip tipped in (noting
             800 copies printed); no copy in OCLC, RLIN, Hollis or COPAC
Condition:   Original cloth, somewhat worn, in a worn and defective dustjacket
Book No.:    W-73784                Price: $     250.00
Category:    constitutional law, legal reform, Supreme Court
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Author:      Russell, Lord John
Title:       Letter to the Electors of Stroud, on the Principles of the Reform
             Act. Seventh Edition
Publisher:   Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1839.
Description:
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the sewing gone, a usable copy
             only; 44 pages
Book No.:    W-91714                Price: $      75.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Winters, Glenn R.
Title:       Lagging Justice
Publisher:   American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia,
             1960.
Description:
Condition:   The March issue of the Academy's "Annals"
Book No.:    W-47208                Price: $      20.00
Category:    Bench and Bar, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       To the Policy Holders of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Not
             in Mersky
Publisher:   Office of Protective Committee, Boston, 1905.
Description: The rare, ?unrecorded first report of the Committee which had
             retained Brandeis as its counsel, making him "the people's
             advocate in life insurance matters" and leading to the reforms he
             considered his greatest achievement; no copy in OCLC or RLIN
Condition:   Four pages (one sheet, folded), a well-preserved copy
Book No.:    W-71418                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Supreme Court, legal reform, insurance law
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Author:      Jenyns, Soame
Title:       Thoughts on a Parliamentary Reform. The Second Edition [without
             the half-title]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall Mall, London, 1784.
Description: Jenyns' last work, written in the style which had won Burke's
             approval and whose contents were likely equally congenial, drawing
             on his almost 40 years as an MP, first proposing universal
             suffrage as the theoretically best reform, then debunking it
Condition:   Original self-wraps, disbound, stitching loosening; 26 pages
Book No.:    W-66923                Price: $     150.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament
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Author:
Title:       The Lawyer's Magazine, Or, Attorney's and Solicitor's Universal
             Library . . . Containing, Whatever is useful, instructive, or
             entertaining, in The Theory or Practice of the Laws of England
             [etc.]. Second Edition of Volume One. Two Volumes [all published]
Publisher:   Printed by his Majesty's Law Printer, For William Owen [etc.],
             London, 1761-62.
Description: A rare set of the first English legal periodical, its contents
             both theoretical and practical, including "A Tract on the
             Unreasonableness of the Laws of England, in Regard to Wives",
             seemingly the first effort to reform the English law of women
Condition:   [1]Contemporary 1/4 calf, rubbed, joints cracked and a bit
             strained; [2] modern 1/4 calf; browning in both volumes, two
             leaves in facsimile; usable
Book No.:    W-75753                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Law Periodicals, English Law
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Title:       Sentencing: Reform Options
Publisher:   Australian Law Reform Commission, Sydney, 1980.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-90070                Price: $      35.00
Category:    legal reform
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Author:      Sallmann, P.A. and Duncan Chappell
Title:       Rape Law Reform in South Australia
Publisher:   University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 1982.
Description:
Condition:   Wraps; 110 pages
Book No.:    W-90090                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Rape, legal reform, AUSTRALIA
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present
             parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere
             [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge
             Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description: A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament
             giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head
             in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason
             statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not
             affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78533                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    Acts
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Author:
Title:       A Letter to the Hon. Fox Maule, M.P. Chairman of the Committee of
             the House of Commons, Appointed to Enquire into the Administration
             of the Law of Scotland, on Some Points Connected with the Subject
             of that Enquiry
Publisher:   Sold by Adam & Charles Black. Printed by Forrester & Ruthven,
             Edinburgh, 1840.
Description: A rare, able and thorough critique, and a principal source relied
             upon in modern scholarship on mid-19th century judicial reform
             efforts in Scotland [see Philippson, The Scottish Whigs and the
             Reform of The Court of Session 1785-1830 pp. 167-70]
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the title dusty and partly
             detached, a usable copy only, 51 pages; two copies in COPAC, three
             in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-78392                Price: $     250.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, legal reform
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Author:      Howard, John
Title:       An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various
             Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations
             on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on
             the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others],
             London, 1789.
Description: First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first
             survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's
             further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for
             the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn)
             laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a
             good copy with the plates
Book No.:    W-77811                Price: $     650.00
Category:    prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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Author:      Spencer, Thomas
Title:       The Successful Application of the New Poor Law to the Parish of
             Hinton Charterhouse.  Containing: 1. The Aspect of Pauperism Prior
             to the Passing of the New Poor Law. 2. The Removal of Abuses . . .
             3. Some of the Causes of the Outcry Against the New Poor Law
Publisher:   James Ridgway and Son, Piccadilly, London, 1836.
Description: One of several tracts written by the uncle of Herbert Spencer,
             singled out by the Webbs as those "which we may mention
             especially" in support of the New Poor Law, replacing and
             fundamentally altering the Elizabethan statute enacted in 1601
Condition:   Modern boards, paper label, light foxing and browning, else a good
             copy; 60 pages
Book No.:    W-76884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Author:      Leach, William
Title:       First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at
             Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their
             Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest
             Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description: A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together
             outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal
             system", here focusing on local officials, executors,
             administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:   Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the
             text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78708                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime law
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury, at the Sessions of the Peace
             Held for the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. On Thursday the
             29th of June, 1749. Published By Order of the Court, and at the
             unanimous Request of the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar . . . in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description: Arguably the most famous grand jury charge ever delivered, "a
             masterly and assured model of its kind", citing Bracton, Coke,
             Hale and Hawkins inter alia, and setting forth Fielding's views on
             the state of English society and its needed reforms
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, the title
             somewhat browned and with a circular stain, else quite clean; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79299                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Grand Jury Charges, legal reform, English Law
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Author:
Title:       The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals
             Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of
             Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3.
             For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1673.
Description: A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including
             courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and
             methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing
             illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:   Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound
             and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-78711                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
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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:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for
             Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of
             the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with
             proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description: Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing
             on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his
             'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and
             presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers
             and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78811                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
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Author:      Greene, J.G.J.
Title:       Land and Its Laws! A Few Observations upon the Evils Resulting
             from the Existing System of the Laws Relating to Real Property
Publisher:   James Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1850.
Description: A rare reform tract written by an Inner Temple barrister in
             decidely strong language ("[t]he present abstruse and expensive
             system of conveyancing . . . as it came from the hands of
             priestcraft"), blaming the lawyers and advocating title
             registration
Condition:   Self-wraps, disbound, 10 pages, ?presentation copy: "Please take
             notice of the subject / vide your remarks in yesterday's paper";
             no USA copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77017                Price: $     350.00
Category:    legal reform, Real Property
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Author:      Falconer, Thomas
Title:       On Probate Courts
Publisher:   Reynell and Weight, Little Pulteney Street, London, 1850.
Description: An unusual part of the debate over the reform of England's probate
             courts, written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister and judge,
             anticipating their fundamental reform in 1857, and proposing
             probate legislation in this country (in Massachusetts) as a guide
Condition:   Modern stabbed wraps, repaired, a bit dusty, ex-library, else a
             good copy, 60+1 pages, presentation copy--"With Mr ?Vardin's
             compliments"
Book No.:    W-77884                Price: $     250.00
Category:    Probating, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae &
             Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII
             [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description: A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of
             William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of
             England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of
             Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:   Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern
             1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78761                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
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