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book #79299
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:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:    W-55365                Price: $     850.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #77041
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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book #58960
Author:      Jones, William
Title:       The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession
             to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical
             and Historical, and a Commentary
Publisher:   Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry,
             London, 1779.
Description: Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and
             Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar,
             providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first
             master of strict forensic argument"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with
             eleven plates, one folding
Book No.:    W-58960                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Wills, GREECE, ancient law
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book #79278
Author:      Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:       A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their
             Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . .
             Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables,
             Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:   Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of
             the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England,
             an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political
             abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound,
             spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the
             frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79278                Price: $     750.00
Category:    justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
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book #49579
Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound
Book No.:    W-49579                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #77292
Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and
             Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and
             Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington
             [and] London, 1780.
Description: Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon
             the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major
             reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on
             the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven
             plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the
             second; a pretty copy
Book No.:    W-77292                Price: $     450.00
Category:    criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
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book #79672
Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       The Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four Principal Seales,
             Viz. The Great Seal, the Privy Seal, the Exchequer Seal, and the
             Signet. Also of those Grand Officers to whose Custody these Seals
             are committed. Wing B5263aA
Publisher:   Printed, and are to be sold by Dan. Browne [etc.], London, 1696.
Description: The rare reissue of one of Brydall's earliest works, reflecting
             his expertise while secretary to the Master of the Rolls, one of
             his productive corpus of some three dozen published treatises and
             another thirty left in manuscript; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Later 1/4 morocco gilt-lettered, untrimmed, with the seven page
             books printed by Thomas Dring and John Leigh not noted in ESTC;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79672                Price: $     750.00
Category:    English Law
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book #77549
Author:      Hooker alias Vowell, John
Title:       The Order and vsage of the keeping of a Parlement in England, and
             the description of tholde and ancient cittie of Fxcester [sic] by
             Iohn Vovvel alias Hooker gentleman. S.T.C. 24886.7 [text] and
             24887 [title and first leaf of dedication]
Publisher:   Printed by John Allde, and John Charlewood, London, 1575.
Description: A rare work combining the first English translation of the
             medieval treatise on Parliament and its procedures with Hooker's
             own work, the first work by an MP on the same subject, and the
             first by an Englishman to champion the House of Commons
Condition:   Later elaborately blind-tooled calf, joints cracking but firm,
             with the arms and initials of Sir Mark Masterman Sykes; a very
             good copy
Book No.:    W-77549                Price: $    6000.00
Category:    Parliament
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Author:      Rolt, John
Title:       The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Sir John Rolt, Lord Justice of
             the Court of Appeal in Chancery 1804-1871 [Edited by C.T. Le
             Quesne]
Publisher:   Printed by Order of the Masters of the Bench . . . Inner Temple,
             London], 1939.
Description: First publication of the miraculously surviving autobiography of
             John Rolt, who, though orphaned at age ten, through native
             intelligence and diligence became an accomplished Chancery
             practitioner and, subsequently, attorney general and judge
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the frontispiece
             portrait and ten additional full page plates
Book No.:    W-16015                Price: $      45.00
Category:    19TH CENTURY, biography, Inns of Court
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book #79652
Author:
Title:       A Conference Desired by the Lords and Had by a Committee of both
             Houses, Concerning the Rights and Privileges of the Subjects.
             Discoursed by . . . Master Selden [and] Sir Edward Cooke. With the
             Objections . . . and the Answers. Wing E1284C
Publisher:   Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbancke, and Richard Best [etc.],
             London, 1642.
Description: The all-important first portion of the debates leading up to the
             Petition of Right, recording the arguments and authorities of
             Coke, Digges, Littleton, and Selden, Sir Robert Heath's objections
             as Attorney General, and their answers in response
Condition:   Modern 1/4 unlettered calf over marbled boards and edges, some
             browning and staining, but crisp with good margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79652                Price: $     850.00
Category:    English constitutional law, Parliament
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book #79219
Author:
Title:       The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice
             Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout,
             and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and
             Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:   Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London,
             1796.
Description: Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of
             Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting,
             achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction,
             forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:   Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very
             occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy;
             with the half title
Book No.:    W-79219                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, Religion
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Author:      Campbell-Klein, Cecelia
Title:       An Historical and Analytical Study of the Federal Computer Systems
             Protection Act of 1978
Publisher:   N.p., Irvine], 1980.
Description: Ms. Campbell-Klein's thesis submitted for a Masters degree in
             Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine, this the
             copy of Gilbert Geis, the noted criminologist, who was chair of
             the faculty committee and to whom the work is dedicated
Condition:   Double-spaced typescript, a bit faded, acco-bound, quite usable;
             162 pages
Book No.:    W-72880                Price: $      65.00
Category:    computers & law
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book #77954
Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and
             Hospitals. The Third Edition. Baumgartner 3 [calling for 22
             plates, all of which are present here, many folding]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.],
             Warrington, 1784.
Description: Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon
             the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major
             reforms of English criminal law began, this edition completely
             revised and much expanded following Howard's journeys in 1780
Condition:   Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, minor staining to the free
             endpapers, occasional foxing, else clean and wide-margined;
             without the half-title
Book No.:    W-77954                Price: $     700.00
Category:    criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
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Author:      Madox, Thomas
Title:       The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer of the Kings of
             England . . . Together with . . . the Ancient Dialogue concerning
             the Exchequer . . . and A Dissertation concerning the most Ancient
             Great Roll of the Exchequer [etc.]. Second Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for William Owen, at Homer's Head, Near Temple-Bar [etc.],
             London, 1769.
Description: Second (and best) edition of Madox's masterwork, the first
             comprehensive treatment of the Royal Exchequer (and of English
             medieval taxation), called by Maitland "beautiful . . . one of the
             greatest historical works of the last [18th] century"
Condition:   Modern cloth, the Signet Library copy, with its gilt crests
Book No.:    W-68886                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    taxation
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Author:      Sutherland, Donald W. (ed.)
Title:       The Eyre of Northamptonshire, 3-4 Edward III A.D. 1329-1330. Two
             Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1983.
Description: Professor Sutherland's final work, a masterful edition evincing
             the qualities--"clarity of thought, respect for evidence, a
             forthright style, and, above all, sparkles of historical
             imagination"--that had become the hallmarks of his scholarship
Condition:   Blue cloth, gilt, a very good set; the Society's annual volumes 97
             and 98 for the years 1981 and 1982, respectively, and part of its
             Year Book Series
Book No.:    W-60650                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
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book #76640
Author:      Selden, John (ed.)
Title:       Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub
             Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit
             Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam
             Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing
             F1290A
Publisher:   Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London,
             1647.
Description: The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial
             medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th
             century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's
             masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:   Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns,
             lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-76640                Price: $     850.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
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book #16118
Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme, of Parent and Child, of Guardian and
             Ward, of Master and Servant, and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery. . .Second Edition. . .by Lucius E. Chittenden
Publisher:   Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, 1846.
Description: Second edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women
Condition:   1/4 modern goatskin morocco over boards, some embrowning & foxing
Book No.:    W-16118                Price: $     450.00
Category:    women's law, infants, domestic relations
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Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:    W-58175                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #77366
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Methodical Summary of the Law Relating to the Pleas of the Crown.
             Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. sometime Lord Chief
             Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many
             new References [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1759.
Description: The rare penultimate precis of Hale's masterpiece, his Historia
             Placitorum Coronae, one for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man
             of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a
             wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally
             well preserved set; two copies in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:    W-77366                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    criminal law
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book #55304
Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, felow of the Inner
             Temple treating of the lawes of England. S.T.C. 19637 [variant];
             Beale T.423
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fleestreete [sic] . . . by Richarde Tottell,
             London, 1581.
Description: A late sixteenth century edition of one of the classics of English
             land law, one which Holdsworth paired with Littleton's Tenures and
             which Coke termed "wittily and learnedly composed", first
             appearing in Latin in 1528, this edition in Law French
Condition:   Contemporary calf, blind-centered lozenges, rebacked, worn, joints
             rubbed, but a good wide-margined copy, with extensive early
             glosses throughout
Book No.:    W-55304                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Real Property
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book #78012
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later
             Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two
             Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704
Publisher:   Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1847.
Description: First American edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt,
             crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-78012                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    pleading, criminal law
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book #77706
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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book #75209
Author:      Madox, Thomas
Title:       The History and Antiquities of the Exchequer . . . Together with .
             . . the Ancient Dialogue concerning the Exchequer . . . and A
             Dissertation concerning the most Ancient Great Roll of the
             Exchequer [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by John Matthews; and Sold by Robert Knaplock [etc.],
             London, 1711.
Description: First edition of Madox's masterwork, the first comprehensive
             treatment of the Royal Exchequer, called by Maitland "beautiful .
             . . one of the greatest historical works of the last [18th]
             century"; George Woodbine's copy, with his ownership signature
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, front board lacking, as are two
             leaves (pp 355-58) never bound in, preliminary leaves loose; a
             working copy
Book No.:    W-75209                Price: $     250.00
Category:    taxation
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book #79815
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can
             be found Relating to that Subject. Wing H253
Publisher:   Printed for Richard Tonson . . . and Jacob Tonson [etc.], London,
             1678.
Description: First edition of the precis of Hale's masterpiece (which was to be
             published in 1736), the work for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o
             man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none
             had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   3/4 calf over marbled boards, very clean and crisp, with both the
             imprimatur and advertising leaves and leaf B1 not a cancel; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79815                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law
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book #91510
Author:      Trimble, William Raleigh
Title:       American Attitudes Towards Catholic Church-State Relations, 1870-
             1891. A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of
             the Social Sciences in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts,
             Department of History
Publisher:   N.p., Chicago, 1944.
Description:
Condition:   Oversized crimson cloth, gilt, unevenly faded, but a good copy;
             double-spaced, carbon typescript, 155 pages
Book No.:    W-91510                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Religion
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Author:      Thompson, D.R., Peter Morrish and Ian McLean
Title:       Proceedings in the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal, An
             Index of Practice and Procedure
Publisher:   Barry Rose, Chichester, 1979.
Description: With the Criminal Appeal Act 1968, Chapter 19 (36 pages in wraps)
             and Statutory Intruments, 1968 No. 1262, Criminal Procedure,
             England and Wales, The Criminal Appeal Rules 1968 (stapled wraps,
             36 pages, ex-Royal Courts of Justice) laid in
Condition:   Original black cloth, gilt, well-preserved; presentation copy from
             Master Thompson
Book No.:    W-91516                Price: $      45.00
Category:    criminal law
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book #76905
Author:      Finlason, William
Title:       A Few Words on the Law, As It Was, As It Is, and As It Ought to
             Be: With Special Reference to County Courts Suits, and Actions at
             Law
Publisher:   V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1850.
Description: An uncommon tract written by a Master of the Bench of the Middle
             Temple and special pleader who served for almost a half century as
             The Times legal reporter, contending that the rules of pleading
             should apply in the newly established county courts
Condition:   Original ?self-stabbed wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 31
             pages; six copies in OCLC, one in a law library
Book No.:    W-76905                Price: $     350.00
Category:    pleading, courts
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book #78343
Author:      Lieber, Francis
Title:       On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Third Edition, Revised.
             Edited by Theodore D. Woolsey
Publisher:   J.B. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia, 1874.
Description: The first appearance of the received edition of "the masterwork of
             Lieber's maturity", compared in importance with the Federalist,
             its undertaking by Woolsey to subsequently appear in at least
             seven further printings as late as 1911
Condition:   Brown cloth, rubbed, top of spine chipped, rear hinge cracked;
             presentation copy from Lieber's widow--"With kind regards / of Mrs
             Francis Lieber"
Book No.:    W-78343                Price: $     125.00
Category:    civil rights, philosophy of law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
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Author:      Wilcock, James
Title:       A Challenge Sent to Master E.B. A Semi-Separatist From the Church
             of England. Now published by the author, J. W. Wing 2117.
Publisher:   James Wilcock, London, 1641.
Description: A pamphlet attacking Edward Bright's political, religious and
             personal convictions as a separatist for which he was stripped of
             his title as a vicar in Kent during a tribunal held to question
             protestants who refused to engage in prayer against Scots
Condition:   Self-wraps, smudged title page; pages closely trimmed but not
             affecting text
Book No.:    W-91849                Price: $     200.00
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book #73489
Author:      Reeve, Tapping
Title:       The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and
             Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of
             Chancery.  With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of
             the Body
Publisher:   Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description: First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of
             women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law
             school, at Litchfield
Condition:   Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
Book No.:    W-73489                Price: $     350.00
Category:    women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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book #76986
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:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . Now first published from his Lordship's Original Manuscript
             . . . with large Notes. By Sollom Emlyn of Lincoln's Inn [etc.].
             Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London], 1736.
Description: First edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest
             judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o
             man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none
             had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Book No.:    W-45153                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    pleading, criminal law
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book #78040
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown
             . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the
             Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the
             First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description: First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's
             greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words
             "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and]
             none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished,
             else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James
             Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:    W-78040                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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book #76104
Author:      Vaughan Williams, Edward
Title:       A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators. In Two
             Volumes
Publisher:   Saunders and Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43, Fleet Street,
             London, 1832.
Description: First edition of Vaughan Williams' classic treatise, still in
             print, and a "great work" in Holdsworth's words, further observing
             that "[t]he author shows a mastery of all the authorities on his
             subject, from the sixteenth century onwards"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite rubbed and scraped and some
             foxing, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-76104                Price: $     850.00
Category:    Wills
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Author:      Sutherland, Donald W. (ed.)
Title:       The Eyre of Northamptonshire, 3-4 Edward III A.D. 1329-1330. Two
             Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Selden Society, London, 1983.
Description: Professor Sutherland's final work, a masterful edition evincing
             the qualities--"clarity of thought, respect for evidence, a
             forthright style, and, above all, sparkles of historical
             imagination"--that had become the hallmarks of his scholarship
Condition:   Blue cloth, gilt, a very good set; the Society's annual volumes 97
             and 98 for the years 1981 and 1982, respectively, and part of its
             Year Book Series
Book No.:    W-73937                Price: $      65.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
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book #69543
Author:      Howard, John
Title:       The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary
             Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner
             1
Publisher:   Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.],
             Warrington, 1777.
Description: First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's
             attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions
             in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of
             criminal law and its punishments then just commencing
Condition:   Early cloth, gilt, a bit dusty, but a very good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-69543                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    
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book #79669
Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . . A
             Treatise Briefly shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several
             Offices . . . both by Common Law and Statute [etc.]. Sixth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for John Norton, London, 1681.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work, one of a dozen
             written while a Yorkshire attorney, supplementing and correctomg
             Lambarde and Sheppard and treating as well of masters of houses of
             correction and bailiffs of manors; five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked, gilt ruled and
             lettered, minor traces of worming, else quite clean and usable;
             the Taussig copy; Wing M1797
Book No.:    W-79669                Price: $     550.00
Category:    justices of peace, Religion, law of highways, prisons
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book #79289
Author:
Title:       Presented to the Right Honble Sir George W.W. Bramwell By the
             Members of the Bar present at a Dinner given to him in the Hall of
             the Inner Temple. On Tuesday 28th November, 1881. On his
             Retirement from the Bench
Publisher:   Waterlow & Sons, Limited, London Wall, London, 1881.
Description: The rare work celebrating the career of Lord Bromwell, "a complete
             master of the common law", with the arms of the Inns of Court
             reproduced in color, a sketch of Bramwell as judge, and the
             speeches of Lord Coleridge and Baron Bramwell himself
Condition:   Contemporary oversized (11 1/2 x 16 inches) morocco, very worn,
             the boards detached, but its contents quite fresh; three copies in
             OCLC
Book No.:    W-79289                Price: $     750.00
Category:    biography, Inns of Court
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book #49535
Author:      Ashe, Thomas
Title:       Un Perfect Table a Touts les Severall Livers del Reportes de Sir
             Edward Coke . . . Ouesque un Catalogue de touts le cases in
             larguments de les principall cases [with an] Alphabeticall
             collection de touts . . . texts del Latine [etc.]. S.T.C. 5525
Publisher:   Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1606.
Description: First edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports,
             undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the master and pioneer of this genre of
             legal literature ("a great maker of indices and abstracts", in
             Holdsworth's words); arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, soiled, some repairs, else fresh and well-
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-49535                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Abridgements, reports of cases
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book #74532
Author:      Perkins, John
Title:       A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins, fellow of the Inner
             Temple. Treating of the Lawes of Englande. S.T.C. 19639; Beale
             T425
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Fleetestreat . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.],
             London, 1593.
Description: The penultimate sixteenth century edition of one of the classics
             of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's
             Tenures; with a significant portion devoted to the law as it
             affected women, including a lengthy chapter on dower
Condition:   Early (?17th century) calf, rebacked, title dusty and strengthened
             at the inner margin, closely trimmed, some running heads just
             affected; sound
Book No.:    W-74532                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Real Property
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book #79693
Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can
             be found Relating to that Subject. By Sir Matthew Hale Knight,
             late Chief Justice of the Kings Bench. Wing H254
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns [etc.], London, 1678.
Description: First issuance under Hale's name of the precis of his masterpiece
             published in 1736, the work for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o
             man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none
             had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, spine faded and its ends
             chipped, owner's stamp on title, else very clean, bright and
             usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79693                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law
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book #79770
Author:
Title:       A Commission with Instructions and Directions, granted by his
             Maiesty to the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and
             Liveries. For compounding for Wards, Ideots, and Lunaticks. And
             giuen under His Highnesse great Seale [etc.]. S.T.C. 9242. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description: The final instructions governing the court, insufficient to stem
             its corrupt and dilatory practices and the many grievances against
             it, leading to the impeachment of the Court's Master and the Court
             "as an important subsidiary cause of the Civil War"
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, well preserved, the margins untrimmed, with the
             first and last blanks and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79770                Price: $     850.00
Category:    infants, insanity, courts
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book #65507
Author:      Seldeni, Joannis (ed.)
Title:       Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani . . . Accedit Tractatulus
             vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joan. Seldeni ad
             Fletam Dissertatio Historica. Editio Secunda. Wing F1291
Publisher:   Typis S.R. Prostant apud H. Twyford [and others] [etc.], London,
             1685.
Description: The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial
             medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century
             and surviving in but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly
             dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition
Condition:   Early 1/4 calf, crudely rebacked, some foxing; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-65507                Price: $     750.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, English Law
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Author:      Fogelman, Sylvia
Title:       Compensation to Victims of Crimes of Violence -- The Forgotten
             Program
Publisher:   N.p., 1971.
Description: Master's thesis, School of Social Work, University of Southern
             California
Condition:   Cloth-backed wraps; 81 photocopied pages
Book No.:    W-90237                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Victimology, criminal law
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book #79479
Author:      Burroughs, Samuel
Title:       The Legal Judicature in Chancery Stated. With Remarks on a late
             Book, intitled, A Discourse of the Judicial Authority belonging to
             the Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery [the Taussig
             copy]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Walthoe, over-against the Royal Exchange [etc.],
             London, 1727.
Description: Part of the debate resulting in the Master of the Rolls' statutory
             independence, significantly affecting the distribution of
             authority within the Chancery, and written in opposition to Lord
             Hardwicke's tract appearing while he was Attorney General
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, seemingly a large paper copy, very
             clean and crisp, without the errata (corrections by hand) nor the
             advertising leaves
Book No.:    W-79479                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity
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Author:      Silsoe, [Malcolm Trustam Eve] Lord
Title:       Peculiarities of the Temple
Publisher:   The Estates Gazette Limited, London, 1972.
Description: A work seriously examining the Temple as a 'peculiar' and 'exempt'
             property over the course of its 800 years both in religious and
             secular matters, with a penultimate chapter devoted to its special
             status in administering justice within its confines
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a trifle spotted, the frontispiece
             loosening, else a very good copy; with a complimentary slip from
             Master Silsoe laid in
Book No.:    W-72204                Price: $      85.00
Category:    Inns of Court
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book #71909
Author:      Yorke, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke
Title:       A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of
             Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:   Printed by W. Bowyer [etc.], London, 1727.
Description: First edition of Lord Hardwicke's only published work, "of great
             legal research and argument", legislation soon thereafter
             confirming his view of the Master of the Rolls' independence and
             significantly affecting authority within the Chancery
Condition:   Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite a good clean copy
Book No.:    W-71909                Price: $     850.00
Category:    equity
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book #79751
Author:      Brydall, John
Title:       Jus Sigilli: Or, the Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four
             Principal Seales, Viz. The Great Seale, the Privie Seale, the
             Exchequer Seale, and the Signet. Also Of those Grand Officers, to
             whose Custody these Seales are committed [etc.]. Wing B5263
Publisher:   Printed by E. Flesher . . . for Thomas Dring [etc.], London, 1673.
Description: Only edition of one of Brydall's earliest works, reflecting his
             expertise while secretary to the Master of the Rolls and one of
             his amazingly diverse, productive corpus of some three dozen
             published treatises and another thirty left in manuscript
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, the top and bottom of the
             joints just cracking, but quite firm, else very clean and usable;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79751                Price: $     650.00
Category:    English Law
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book #73457
Author:      Maitland, Frederic William (intro. and notes)
Title:       Three Rolls of the King's Court in the Reign of King Richard the
             First. A.D. 1194-1195. Now First Printed from the Original in the
             Custody of The Right Hon. The Master of the Rolls, Under the
             Direction of the Council of The Pipe Roll Society [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by Wyman & Sons, Lim . . . Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, London,
             1891.
Description: The earliest plea rolls (including the earliest eyre roll), in
             Maitland's words, "the earliest solemn judicial records that are
             preserved in our national archives . . . of supreme interest to
             any one who has a liking for the history of our law"
Condition:   Original green cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed, marked and strained,
             light browning, rear hinge just cracking, else sound and usable;
             one of 250 copies
Book No.:    W-73457                Price: $     450.00
Category:    MEDIEVAL, 12TH CENTURY
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