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Title:       The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity . . . Containing a
             Collection of Rules or Maxims, with the Doctrine upon them . . .
             The Whole Designed to reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England
             to a more regular Science [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . .for Daniel Browne [and three others],
             London, 1749.
Description: First edition of a collection of over 500 maxims, principally in
             English or Latin, the last early effort to explore and convey
             English law through this method, the maxims often examined at
             length, with a general analysis followed by particular cases
Condition:   Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, exceptionally bright and clean
             with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78411                Price: $     950.00
Category:    maxims
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Author:      Francis, Richard
Title:       Maxims of Equity, Collected From, And proved by Cases, out of the
             Books of the best Authority, in the High Court of Chancery [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London,
             1727.
Description: First edition of one of the earliest, and certainly the most
             attractive, works on English legal maxims, stating the maxims in
             simple, elegant terms, then illustrating their specific
             application with supporting case authority and accompanying
             analysis
Condition:   Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly browned and dusty,
             else well-preserved, untrimmed and with excellent margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78157                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    equity, maxims, Manuscripts
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Author:      Branch, Thomas
Title:       Principia Legis & Aequitatis: Being an Alphabetical Collection of
             Maxims, Principles or Rules, Definitions, and Memorable Sayings in
             Law and Equity. And the Latin Maxims and Rules Translated, by John
             Richardson, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn,
             London, 1824.
Description: Final edition of the substantial and successful, alphabetically
             arranged, collection of maxims, numbering over 2,000, which
             "contains more law and more useful matter than any one book of the
             same size which can be put into the hands of the student"
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, joints rubbed, else a
             very good copy
Book No.:    W-77237                Price: $     650.00
Category:    maxims, Legal Prints
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Author:      Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
Title:       The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law;
             for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . .
             To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another
             Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Publisher:   Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
Description: First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he
             most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental
             grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's,
             to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, the spine hand-lettered and the binding loose
             but present, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78998                Price: $    3000.00
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Author:      Francis, Clinton and Sue Sheridan Walker (eds.)
Title:       Checklist of Research in British Legal Manuscripts Volume III
Publisher:   Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, 1984.
Description:
Condition:   Stapled wraps; 58 pages
Book No.:    W-41605                Price: $      12.50
Category:    equity, maxims, Manuscripts
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Author:      Bacon, Francis
Title:       Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for compiling and
             Amendment of our Laws. 2. An Offer of a Digest of the Laws. 3. The
             Elements of the Common Laws of England . . . 4. The Use of the Law
             [and four other tracts]. Gibson 255
Publisher:   Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for Dan. Browne [etc.], London,
             1741.
Description: The only collected edition of Bacon's legal works (first appearing
             in 1737), eight in number, including his seminal gathering of
             Maxims (in the third tract), his Ordinances in Chancery, and his
             arguments "in certain great and difficult cases"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, slightly rubbed, else especially
             bright and clean, with the half title and the advertising leaf;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78648                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    jurisprudence
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Author:      Dunlap, M.E.
Title:       Abridgment of Elementary Law Embodying the General Principles,
             Rules, and Definitions of Law Together with the Common Maxims and
             Rules of Equity Jurisprudence, Embracing the Subjects Contained in
             a Regular Law Course [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:   F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1905.
Description:
Condition:   Quite worn, lacking the front free endpaper; a usable copy only
Book No.:    W-40313                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Abridgements, education
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Author:      Wade, John
Title:       The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England,
             Especially Those Relative to  . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the
             Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims,
             Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:   Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street,
             London, 1829.
Description: An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early
             19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in
             importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and
             direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:   Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed,
             else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in
             OCLC
Book No.:    W-76736                Price: $     350.00
Category:    Every Man Law Books, criminal law, legal dictionaries
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Author:      Wingate, Edmond
Title:       Maximes of Reason: or The Reason of the Common Law of England.
             Wing W3021. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by R. & W.L. for W. Lee [and six others], London, 1658.
Description: Only edition of the most extensive early work treating of the
             maxims of English law, during what Peter Stein calls "manifestly
             the heyday of rules and maxims", drawing upon Bacon, Coke, Dyer,
             Fitzherbert, Littleton, and Plowden, among other sources
Condition:   Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else especially well-preserved,
             Daniel Fleming's copy with his ownership signature and notations;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78345                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    maxims
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Author:      Griffith, William
Title:       Institutes of the Jurisdiction and of the Equity Jurisprudence and
             Pleadings of the High Court of Chancery . . . and with a Concise
             View of the Equity Jurisdiction of the County Courts
Publisher:   H. Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1868.
Description: Only edition of a work written by a Gray's Inn barrister,
             expressly patterned on Justinian, with a chapter on maxims,
             several on trusts, on married women ("connubium"), contracts
             ("commercium"), infants and lunatics ("civitas"), and fraud
Condition:   Modern blue buckram, gilt, some browning, else well-preserved; a
             presentation copy ("Owens College / from / The Author")
Book No.:    W-76756                Price: $     450.00
Category:    equity, maxims, fraud, infants, insanity, trusts and estates, marriage
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Author:      Heath, Robert
Title:       Maxims and Rules of Pleading; in Actions Real, Personal, and Mixt,
             Popular, and Penal: Describing the Nature of Declarations, Pleas,
             Replications, Rejoynders, and all other Parts of Pleading . . .
             from the Manuscript of Sir Robert Heath [etc]. Wing H1340
Publisher:   Printed for Abel Roper, at the Mitre near Temple-Bar, London,
             1694.
Description: First edition of Heath's treatise, published after his death and
             based on his law notes and on the Year Books, Littleton, Dyer and
             Plowden, and patterned on Sir Matthew Hale's edition of
             Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium; with the imprimatur leaf
Condition:   Contemporary calf, front joint just cracking but firm, spine
             varnished, later label, ex-LA County Law Library, light browning;
             a usable copy
Book No.:    W-79162                Price: $     450.00
Category:    maxims, pleading
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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 . . . The Other The Use of the
             Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1135; Gibson 194
Publisher:   Printed by the Assignes of J. More Esq. [etc.] [imprints vary],
             London, 1636.
Description: 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 never published and now lost
Condition:   Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, rebacked, with all three title
             pages and the final blank, especially crisp with ample margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79241                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    maxims, English Law
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