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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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Title:       Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal Law of England
             [with] Further Report from the Select Committee on The Criminal
             Law of England. Folio
Publisher:   Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, London, 1824.
Description: The first major Parliamentary effort to reform the criminal law
             based on the ambitious efforts of Anthony Hammond, his proposal to
             reform the law of forgery here "form[ing] the draft code . . .
             appended to the radical 1824 [Parliamentary] report"
Condition:   Modern blue card covers, a very good, tall, clean copy; 288+59
             pages; uncommon, six copies of the first report and five of the
             second in OCLC
Book No.:    W-77729                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Forgery, legal reform
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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:
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:      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:      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:
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:      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:      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:
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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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:
Title:       Facts and Suggestions Respecting the Masters' Offices [in the
             Court of Chancery]
Publisher:   V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1841.
Description: A rare tract written during the decades-long debate over the
             reform of the court of chancery, including (as here) the role to
             be played by the court's masters, whose offices were ultimately
             abolished in 1852; two copies in OCLC in North America
Condition:   Original light-green printed wraps, disbound, the rear wrap
             lacking, else clean, 46 pages; presentation copy to Hastings
             Russell
Book No.:    W-77041                Price: $     250.00
Category:    equity, 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:      Purves, J.A.
Title:       The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions.  To which is
             Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall,
             Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher
Publisher:   Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.],
             London, 1737.
Description: Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform
             (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes'
             contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the
             Underworld before which the law is found wanting
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm,
             clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78789                Price: $    1500.00
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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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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Author:      Greenberg, Jack
Title:       Litigation for Social Change: Methods, Limits and Role in
             Democracy. With an Introduction by Bernard H. Goldstein
Publisher:   Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, 1974.
Description: The Thirtieth Annual Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture, in which Jack
             Greenberg (successor to Thurgood Marshall as head of the Legal
             Defense Fund) discusses three litigation campaigns--school
             segregation, welfare rights, and bail--and their limits
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:    W-79003                Price: $     125.00
Category:    legal reform
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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:      Mandeville, Bernard
Title:       Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn: and
             A Proposal for some Regulations concerning Felons in Prison . . .
             To which is Added, A Discourse on Transportation, and a Method to
             render that Punishment more Effectual
Publisher:   Printed: And Sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, London, 1725.
Description: Mandeville's vivid account of the wretched state of public
             executions in England and its causes, anticipating Henry Fielding,
             Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson, as "[m]any of the best minds of the
             English elite meditated upon it" and solutions to it
Condition:   Modern gray wraps, stab-sewn as issued, the half-title and last
             leaf quite dusty, else a very good clean copy; with the press-
             figure at page four
Book No.:    W-77464                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform, Transportation, prisons
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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:      Bethell, Richard, First Baron Westbury
Title:       Speech of the Lord Chancellor on the Revision of the Law. Edited
             by John Fraser Macqueen, Q.C. With Notes, Chiefly Containing
             Citations Which Were Omitted for the Sake of Brevity
Publisher:   W. Maxwell, 32, Bell Yard, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1863.
Description: The rare separate and expanded version of "the greatest speech
             which [Westbury] ever made on a purely legal topic", in
             Holdsworth's words, reminiscent of Bacon's efforts to codify the
             law and seeking to revise statutory law from Magna Carta onwards
Condition:   Modern light-blue wraps, a little browning, else a very good copy,
             31 pages; four copies in OCLC, one only in North America
Book No.:    W-76859                Price: $     450.00
Category:    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:
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:      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:      Leigh, Edward
Title:       Second Considerations Concerning the High Court of Chancery, And
             the Most Excellent Ordinance For the Regulation and Limitation of
             That Court. Wing L1002
Publisher:   Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriot [etc.], London, 1658.
Description: Only edition of a rare tract enthusiastically supporting
             Cromwell's fundamental reform of Chancery as embodied in the
             Chancery Ordinance, its lapse at the Restoration essentially
             foreclosing similar reform efforts not realized until the 19th
             century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the
             margins cut close, else sound, four copies in ESTC, none in the
             USA; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78813                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    equity, legal reform
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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:      Sheppard, William
Title:       Englands Balme: or, Proposals By way of Grievance & Remedy; Humbly
             presented to His Highness and the Parliament: Towards the
             Regulation of the Law, And better Administration of Justice
             [etc.]. Wing S3183
Publisher:   Printed by J. Cottrel, for Hen: Fletcher [etc.], London, 1657.
Description: Sheppard's greatest work, called "the most comprehensive design
             for the reform of English law and society published in the
             seventeenth century" and, by John Baker, "a coherent programme of
             reform [which] seems remarkably prophetic"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, repair to the bottom of the spine, new
             endpapers and ?new label, else a good copy with generous margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78850                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    Acts, legal reform, Acts
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Author:      Pound, Roscoe
Title:       Social and Economic Problems of the Law. Setaro 159
Publisher:   American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia,
             1928.
Description: Dean Pound's contribution to the issue of The Annals entitled
             "Progress in the Law", that issue devoted to "a discussion of some
             of the tendencies . . . to adapt law to the changing conditions of
             our modern social and economic life"
Condition:   Original printed stapled self wraps, reprinted from the Academy's
             "The Annals" Publication No. 2119, nine pages; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:    W-78856                Price: $      65.00
Category:    economics, legal reform, law and sociology
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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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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:       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:       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:      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:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common
             Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or
             Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of
             singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as
             counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English
             land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of
             conveyancing which could then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in
             their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early
             annotations; a working copy
Book No.:    W-77970                Price: $     450.00
Category:    conveyancing, 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:      Boyum, Keith O. and Sam Krislov (eds.)
Title:       Forecasting the Impact of Legislation on Courts [Panel on
             Legislative Impact on Courts, Committee on Law Enforcement and the
             Administration of Justice, Assembly of Behavioral and Social
             Sciences, National Research Council]
Publisher:   National Academy Press, Washington, 1980.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed wraps, a very good copy; 217 pages
Book No.:    W-91629                Price: $      15.00
Category:    courts, legal reform
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a
             double Tract:  The One Containing a Collection of some principall
             Rules and Maximes of the Common Law [and] The Other The Use of the
             Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1134; Gibson 193. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of Iohn Moore Esq., London, 1630.
Description: First edition of Bacon's most famous legal work, and the first
             collection in English of the maxims of English law, part of
             Bacon's larger scheme to systematize and reform the law, and part
             of a much more extensive collection of his maxims now lost
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, rubbed, the spine snagged, some browning, one
             blank defective, else well preserved with exceedingly ample
             margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78946                Price: $    2500.00
Category:    maxims, jurisprudence
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Author:
Title:       Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present
             Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI
             [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5,
             9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:   T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description: The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry
             VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and
             Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving
             the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:   Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the
             Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature
             (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78956                Price: $    4750.00
Category:    Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better
             Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and
             Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the
             reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally
             elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of
             local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the
             individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit
             close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy
             [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:    W-78978                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
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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:      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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Author:
Title:       Reasons Humbly Offer'd For Altering and Amending the Laws
             concerning Bankrupts, and for preventing the great Losses that are
             Daily sustained by their Creditors [with seven other broadsides
             and similar works pertaining to bankruptcy reform in this era]
Publisher:   Various Publishers, London, 1718-19?.
Description: A collection of rare ephemera and similar documents all pertaining
             to bankruptcy and its reform, offering the varied perspectives
             ultimately leading to the legislation (of 1732) whose provisions
             "were the foundation of the modern law of bankruptcy"
Condition:   Some browning, a few margins cut close or ragged, but generally in
             good condition, now preserved in a cloth folder; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-78226                Price: $    3500.00
Category:    bankruptcy, legal reform
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Author:
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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