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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law of Libel: in Which is Contained a General History of This
             Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive
             Alterations, in the Law of England [&c]. First American, from the
             Second London Edition . . . by Anthony Bleecker. Cohen 10934
Publisher:   Published by Stephen Gould, Law Bookseller [etc.], New-York, 1818.
Description: Only American edition of the first treatise published in this
             country on the law of libel (and on torts in general), with a
             preliminary historical treatment followed by Holt's principal
             analysis, arranged by type of libel; not in McCoy
Condition:   Original sheep, rubbed, the top of the spine somewhat chafed,
             ?merchant's blind stamp on title, some foxing, but a good usable
             copy
Book No.:    W-77799                Price: $     275.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Title:       The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan,
             Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.
             Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus
             Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:   No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description: The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the
             Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press
             case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official
             must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:   Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but
             quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79059                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
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Title:       The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan,
             Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama.
             Brief of Tribune Company as Amicus Curiae. In the Supreme Court of
             the United States, October Term, 1963. No. 39
Publisher:   No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description: The rare brief of the Tribune Company seeking (as friend of the
             Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press
             case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official
             must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, showing slight wear, else a very
             good copy, 16 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:    W-79060                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
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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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Title:       Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of
             all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day;
             And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules
             it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it
             began "to produce the modern categories under which our
             substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with
             much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, ex-library,
             else a sound copy with the blank before the title page; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78801                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
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Author:      March, John
Title:       Actions for Slaunder, Or, A Methodicall Collection . . . of what
             words are actionable in the Law, and what not . . . To which is
             added, Awards or Arbitrements . . . collected out of our Year-
             Books and other pirvate [sic] . . . Authorities [&c]. Wing M571
Publisher:   Printed by F.L. for M. Walbank and R. Best [etc.], London, 1647.
Description: First edition of a pioneering work, rightly claiming to be the
             first treatise on two separate subject matters--slander (and
             libel) and arbitration--and, in Holdsworth's words, "an able
             attempt to extract some general principles from the cases"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and lightly stained, one leaf
             torn (legibility preserved), new endpapers, yet quite clean and
             sturdy; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78851                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    libel and slander, arbitration
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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law of Libel: in Which is Contained a General History of This
             Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive
             Alterations, in the Law of England [&c]. First American, from the
             Second London Edition . . . by Anthony Bleecker. Cohen 10934
Publisher:   Published by Stephen Gould, Law Bookseller [etc.], New-York, 1818.
Description: Only American edition of the first treatise published in this
             country on the law of libel (and on torts in general), with a
             preliminary historical treatment followed by Holt's principal
             analysis, arranged by type of libel; not in McCoy
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, neatly blind and gilt-tooled,
             some browning and some marginal staining, but a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-73944                Price: $     850.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Author:      Newell, Martin L.
Title:       The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases As
             Administered in the Courts of the United States of America. Second
             Edition
Publisher:   Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1898.
Description: The work which William Swindler described (in reviewing its fourth
             edition) as the "[l]eading American treatise on the subject [with
             an] [e]xcellent selection of American cases, both state and
             federal, and cases from many parts of the British Empire"
Condition:   Original buckram, ex-Office of the Solicitor, Post Office
             Department Law Library, else a good usable copy
Book No.:    W-77518                Price: $     250.00
Category:    libel and slander, criminal law
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Author:      Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:       The Law of Libel: In Which Is Contained a General History of This
             Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive
             Alterations, in the Law of England. Comprehending a Digest of All
             the Leading Cases upon Libels [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for J. Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.],
             London, 1816.
Description: The revised (and final) English edition of "one of the first
             treatises on [the English law of libel]" (and the first treatise
             published in this country on the subject), with a special emphasis
             on the law of Parliamentary privilege; not in McCoy
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, the label chipped and the top of the
             spine darkened, occasional foxing, else a good sound copy
Book No.:    W-76593                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Author:      Arnall, William]
Title:       Observations on a Pamphlet, Intitled, An Answer to one Part of a
             late Infamous Libel . . . In a Letter to Mr. P. [William Pulteney]
             [etc.]. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:   Printed For J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane, London, 1731.
Description: Part of the substantial political, and eventually intensely
             personal, debate between Pulteney and Sir Robert Walpole;
             Pulteney's 'Answer' (to which Arnall responds) had so enraged
             Walpole that he had ordered the arrest of that pamphlet's printer
Condition:   Original stabbed wraps, half-title and last leaf dusty, else fresh
Book No.:    W-67074                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Title:       Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert
             and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's
             Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry.
             Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:   Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press
             in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's
             evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite
             William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77923                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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Author:      Bohun, William
Title:       Declarations and Pleadings In the most usual Actions brought in
             the several Courts of King's-Bench and Common-Pleas at
             Westminster, viz Scandal of Peers . . . Slander of Common Persons
             . . . Case For Non-feasance and Negligences, Mal-fesances and
             Torts
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description: First edition of one of Bohun's several works following the 1732
             act requiring that English be used in the Royal courts--and an
             early work using the word 'torts' in its title, distinguishing
             between negligence as nonfeasance and torts as malfeasance
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, later handwritten label, the boards
             slightly bowed and the spine inkstained, else especially fresh;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78967                Price: $     225.00
Category:    Procedure, torts, libel and slander
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Author:      Bowles, John
Title:       A Letter to the Right Hon. Charles James Fox, Occas[i]oned by His
             Motion in the House of Commons Respecting Libels: And Suggesting
             the Alarming Consequences likely to ensue, if the Bill . . .
             should pass into a Law. Second Edition. McCoy B437
Publisher:   Printed for Whieldon and Butterworth [and others], London, 1792.
Description: An important part of the debate leading to the famed 1792 Fox's
             Libel Act, one of several written by the Inner Temple barrister
             whom Thomas Green groups with Mansfield, both cogently presenting
             the potential vagaries of the jury introduced by the Act
Condition:   Modern blue cloth, the title quite stained, ex-library, else a
             usable copy; without the half-title
Book No.:    W-72340                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander
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Title:       Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of
             all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day;
             And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules
             it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it
             began "to produce the modern categories under which our
             substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with
             much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:   Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the label largely lacking,
             a bit of browning and staining, yet generally well preserved; six
             copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-74382                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
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Title:       A Letter Concerning Libels, Warrants, the Seizure of Papers, and
             Sureties for the Peace or Behavior [etc.]. The Fourth Edition,
             Enlarged and Improved
Publisher:   Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House in Piccadilly,
             London, 1765.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-19873                Price: $     450.00
Category:    libel and slander, freedom of press
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Title:       Tryal and Sentence of Elizabeth Cellier; for Writing, Printing,
             and Publishing, A Scandalous Libel, Called Malice Defeated . . .
             At the Sessions in the Old-Bailey [with] Several Depositions, made
             before . . . the Lord Mayor. Wing T2171; McCoy C153. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for Thomas Collins, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, London,
             1680.
Description: The principal contemporary account of the righteous midwife
             acquitted of attempting the King's kidnapping in the 'Meal-Tub
             Plot'; her expose of that matter ('Malice Defeated') led to this
             trial, for which she was fined, pilloried and her book burnt
Condition:   Modern blind-panelled calf, a bit of staining and marginal
             worming, else a good copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:    W-76739                Price: $     750.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law, women's law
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Author:      Cockburn, William
Title:       The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical
             Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from
             The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid
             down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1792.
Description: The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by
             Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes,
             divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several
             chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new
             endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the
             subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79075                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
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