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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil
             Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.],
             London, 1779.
Description: The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by
             Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of
             Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though
             not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:    W-66012                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
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Author:      Burrow, James
Title:       A Series of the Decisions of the Court of King's Bench upon
             Settlement-Cases; from The Death of Lord Raymond in March 1732 . .
             . including Lord Chief Justice Ryder's Time and the first Twelve
             Years of Lord Mansfield's. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for J. Worrall and B. Tovey, near Lincoln's Inn, London,
             1768.
Description:
Condition:   Contemporary reverse calf, worn, joints cracking, yet a fresh set
Book No.:    W-65417                Price: $     450.00
Category:    poor law, justices of peace, reports of cases
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Author:      Hamilton, F.A.P.
Title:       The Law Relating to Charities in Ireland: With Forms, Precedents,
             and the Statutes Connected Therewith. Second Edition, Revised and
             Enlarged
Publisher:   E. Ponsonby, 116, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1881.
Description: The principal work of Pollock, King's Inn barrister (and grandson
             of Chief Baron Pollock), and the received edition of the first
             comprehensive treatise on the Irish law of charities, bringing
             together (and analyzing) the Acts of 1844, 1867, and 1871
Condition:   Original brown cloth, gilt, quite worn and somewhat stained, a
             number of annotations, some substantive (including two inserted
             leaves); sound
Book No.:    W-74612                Price: $     125.00
Category:    poor law, IRELAND
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Author:      Warwick, Robert E.
Title:       The Poor Laws, As They Are, and As They Ought to Be. Evidence
             Given before the Select Committee of the House of Commons
             Appointed to Inquire into the Administration and Operation of the
             Laws for the Relief of the Poor [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by George Rymer, 7, Gloucester Terrace, New Road [etc.],
             London, 1861.
Description: Warwick's testimony as one of two Vice-Chairmen of the City of
             London Union, ordered to be printed by the House of Commons; a
             rare work, one copy in OCLC in this country
Condition:   Original stabbed self-wraps, ex-library, else a good copy; 32
             pages
Book No.:    W-91712                Price: $      85.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Marriott, James
Title:       The Rights and Privileges of Both the Universities and of the
             University of Cambridge in Particular Defended, In a Charge to the
             Grand Jury [at Cambridge] Also An Argument in the Case of the
             Colleges of Christ and Emanuel
Publisher:   Printed by J. Archdeacon, Printer to the University [etc.],
             Cambridge, 1769.
Description:
Condition:   Original stitched self wraps, the title and last leaf quite dusty,
             disbound, else usable; 36 pages
Book No.:    W-74255                Price: $     150.00
Category:    poor law, Grand Jury Charges
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Author:      Ginger, Ann Fagan (ed.)
Title:       Human Rights Casefinder 1953-1969, The Warren Court Era, Citations
             to Federal, State, and Unreported Opinions on: Civil Liberties,
             Due Process, Civil Rights, Law of the Poor
Publisher:   Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Library, Berkeley, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original oversized printed wraps, the front wrap marked and dusty,
             else a good copy; 281 pages
Book No.:    W-74565                Price: $      65.00
Category:    Supreme Court, civil rights, poor law, constitutional law
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Author:      Burn, Richard
Title:       The History of the Poor Laws: With Observations
Publisher:   Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for A. Millar, London,
             1764.
Description: Only edition of the principal early work on the poor laws,
             valuable for its history, its proposed reforms, and (in
             Holdsworth's words) its "exceptionally competent" vetting of
             earlier reform proposals, including those of Hale and Fielding
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, title a bit dusty, some
             browning and foxing, primarily to the beginning and end of the
             copy, else quite sound
Book No.:    W-70893                Price: $     375.00
Category:    poor law, legal reform
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Author:
Title:       Report of Trial in the Action of Damages for Crim. Con. Poor
             Alexander Bell, Teacher, Dundee, versus William Murray, Now or
             Lately Rector of the Dundee Academy . . . Containing a Discussion
             upon the Law of Intercepted Correspondence
Publisher:   N.p., Edinburgh?], 1834.
Description: A trial ingeniously hinging on the admissibility of a letter said
             to have been sent by the wife to her alleged paramour, never
             received by him, showing clearly the judicial disabilities
             frequently suffered by women in cases involving sexual issues
Condition:   Modern canvas backed marbled boards, ex-library?, sound; 63 pages
Book No.:    W-64090                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials, SCOTLAND, Evidence
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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:      Nelson, William
Title:       The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace . . . Shewing also
             the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners,
             Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church wardens
             [etc.]. Twelfth Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by H. Lintot . . . for T. Woodward [and ten others],
             London, 1745.
Description: The final edition of one of the most successful of the early
             treatises on justices of the peace, approaching Burn, Dalton and
             Lambarde in popularity, undertaken by the Middle Temple barrister,
             William Nelson, also chairman of the Sussex sessions
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco labels gilt,
             a very good clean set
Book No.:    W-79456                Price: $     350.00
Category:    justices of peace, coroners, poor law
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Author:
Title:       Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes
             Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine
             wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into
             the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description: The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586
             famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with
             minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family
             and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:   Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just
             cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79135                Price: $    2000.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Fielding, Henry
Title:       An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c.
             With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . .
             . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the
             Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:   Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.],
             London, 1751.
Description: First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for
             reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand
             experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished
             and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light
             browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig
             copy
Book No.:    W-79227                Price: $     425.00
Category:    criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
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Title:       Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and
             holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne
             [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were
             enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.],
             London, 1573-75.
Description: The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of
             Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened
             and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as
             Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:   Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on
             vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79411                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, criminal law, poor law
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Author:      Meriton, George
Title:       A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor,
             Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . .
             shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by
             common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:   Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description: A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen
             which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement
             and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing
             between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine
             just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79081                Price: $     650.00
Category:    justices of peace
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Author:      Herbert, J.B.
Title:       The Labourers' Allotments Act, 1887, Together with the Clauses of
             The Public Health Act, 1875, and The Lands Clauses Consolidation
             Act, 1845, Incorporated in This Act, the Debates in both Houses of
             Parliament, upon the Bill [etc.]
Publisher:   Dean & Son 160A, Fleet Street, London, 1887.
Description: A rare work written by a Middle Temple barrister devoted to the
             1887 Act, fundamentally altering previous efforts (which had been
             charitable only), now mandating "the compulsory acquisition of
             land for . . . allotment amongst the labouring classes"
Condition:   Original blind embossed russet cloth, the front board lettered,
             the title lightly browned, else well preserved; two copies in
             OCLC, both in the UK
Book No.:    W-79306                Price: $     250.00
Category:    labor law, Health Law, legal reform, poor law
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Author:      Sheppard, William
Title:       The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men,
             Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other
             lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of
             Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:   Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.],
             London, 1641.
Description: First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many
             efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important
             part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on
             prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original
             flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79085                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
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Author:
Title:       Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament
             begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . .
             And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of
             February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description: The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the
             Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the
             Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for
             Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with
             generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79476                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
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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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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:      Norton, Thomas
Title:       To the Quenes Maiesties poore deceiued Subiectes of the North
             Countrey [with] A warning against the dangerous practices of
             Papistes [with] A Bull graunted by the Pope to Doctor Harding
             [with] A disclosing of the great Bull [etc.]. STC 18682, 18686,
             18678, 18679
Publisher:   Imprints vary, London, 1569 & 1570.
Description: Four tracts by Elizabeth's "rackmaster" as the perceived Papal
             conspiracy to depose the Queen was at its height, anticipating his
             central role in the 1571 treasons act and his seeking the
             executions of the Duke of Norfolk and of Mary Queen of Scots
Condition:   Later calf, gilt, the joints somewhat rubbed, a few sidenotes just
             trimmed, else quite clean, the Bute copy (with bookplate); the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79392                Price: $    6500.00
Category:    Religion, criminal law
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Title:       Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden
             at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our
             most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as
             followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.],
             London, 1589.
Description: The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7],
             requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of
             freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter
             construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:   Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning
             and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79447                Price: $    1100.00
Category:    Acts, poor law, criminal law
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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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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Pleas of the Crown: In Two Parts. Or, A Methodical Summary of the
             Principal Matters relating to that Subject [and] three other
             Treatises . . . Of Sheriffs Accompts, Trial of Witches, and
             Provisions for the Poor. Second Part . . . by Giles Jacob
Publisher:   Printed by J[ohn] N[utt] Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq. [etc.],
             London, 1716.
Description: The sole collected edition of all four of these works by Hale,
             including the witchcraft trial at which he presided and which was
             to figure importantly in Cotton Mather's account, joined by the
             continuation of Hale's "Pleas" undertaken by Giles Jacob
Condition:   Modern calf, some browning, mainly lightish, the binding strained
             and beginning to crack about halfway through, otherwise sound; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79370                Price: $     950.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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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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Author:      Ruggles, Thomas
Title:       The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws
             Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq.
             F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties
             of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.],
             London, 1793-94.
Description: First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple
             bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the
             debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his
             ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing
             in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78662                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    poor law
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm,
             spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig
             copies
Book No.:    W-79272                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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Author:      Herne, John
Title:       The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap.
             4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and
             prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents,
             Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:   Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description: First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law,
             examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor
             law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have
             the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just
             chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the
             Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:    W-79114                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    charities, poor law
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Title:       Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1540?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy
             with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79312                Price: $    1650.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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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:       Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm
             Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die
             Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die
             Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:   Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London,
             1547?].
Description: The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the
             divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute
             "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and
             challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:   Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil
             notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78518                Price: $    1750.00
Category:    poor law, Religion, divorce
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Author:      Bruce, Isabel Campbell and Edith Eickhoff
Title:       The Michigan Poor Law, Its Development and Administration with
             Special Reference to State Provision for Medical Care of the
             Indigent. Edited with an Introductory Note and Selected Court
             Decisions by Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
Publisher:   University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1936.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the ownership
             signature of Ruth E. Hyde dated 1936; Social Service Monographs,
             Number Twenty-three
Book No.:    W-77936                Price: $     250.00
Category:    poor law, medicine, Michigan
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Author:      Hale, Matthew
Title:       Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three
             Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter
             to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their
             Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:   Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description: Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity,
             including the "most considered summary of his later religious
             ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public
             trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:   Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else
             quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78111                Price: $     850.00
Category:    poor law, Religion
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Title:       Anno XVIII Reginae Elizabethe. At this present Session of
             Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the viii day of
             February, in the xviii yeer [1576] of . . . Lady Elizabeth . . .
             were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9481 [three copies]; not in
             Beale
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . . Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1575o.s..
Description: A rare printing of this Parliament's acts, including the act [c.3]
             in theory providing work and relief to the able-bodied and
             threatening the shiftless with Houses of Correction (ala London's
             Bridewell), and so introducing "a comprehensive Poor Law"
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, quite stained, lacking the
             last three leaves, mainly marginal holes in other leaves, a
             working copy only
Book No.:    W-79369                Price: $     475.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament
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Title:       Conference Proceedings. National Conference On Law and Poverty
             Proceedings. Under the co-sponsorship of Honorable Nicholas deB.
             Katzenbach, Attorney General of the United States, and Honorable
             Sargent Shriver, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
Publisher:   U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1966.
Description: With separate panels on "The Legal Needs of the Poor," "The
             Organization of Legal Services for the Poor," "Legal Services for
             the Rural Poor," "The Problems Posed for the Legal Profession" and
             a closing speech by Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Condition:   Original sewn stapled wraps, spine sunned else a very good copy;
             xvi, 200 pages
Book No.:    W-91869                Price: $      50.00
Category:    
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Author:      Nolan, Michael
Title:       A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor.
             The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London,
             1808.
Description: The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in
             Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the
             subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of
             the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of
             Elizabeth I
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of
             volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good
             set
Book No.:    W-76943                Price: $     750.00
Category:    poor law
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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, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines
             darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean
             working set
Book No.:    W-79004                Price: $     200.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Title:       Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of
             Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States.
             Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and
             Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:   Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn,
             underlining and notations in black ink on some pages, a sound copy
             only; 52 pages
Book No.:    W-91835                Price: $      35.00
Category:    poor law
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Title:       A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided
             Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of
             February last past. 1636 [1637]. S.T.C. 7756
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
Description: The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best
             documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law
             tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition
             in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light
             browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank
             leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79533                Price: $    1850.00
Category:    Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London
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Title:       Symposium: Law of the Poor
Publisher:   California Law Review, Berkeley, 1966.
Description: With a preface by Jacobus tenBroek, an introduction by Michael E.
             Tigar, and twenty-two contributions including those by Lawrence M.
             Friedman, Monrad G. Paulson, Herma Hill Kay, Irving Philips, and
             Albert A. Ehrenzweig
Condition:   Original printed wraps, a very good copy; the May 1966 issue
             Volume 54 Number 2
Book No.:    W-92023                Price: $      75.00
Category:    
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Title:       Orders Appointed by His Maiestie to be straitly obserued, for the
             preuenting and remedying of the dearth of Graine and Victuall:
             With His Maiesties Proclamation, declaring His Royall pleasure and
             further Commandement therein. S.T.C. 9250.7
Publisher:   Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description: The continuation of the effort (based on those begun in the reign
             of Elizabeth I) to regulate the food supply, requiring, inter
             alia, that corn be sold only in an open market and that justices
             be present to ensure fair prices for the poor and others
Condition:   Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, very clean with
             excellent margins, the first blank "A" and signature of Robert
             Gordone; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79559                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    poor law, Food
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Author:      Houseman, Alan W
Title:       Equal Protection and the Poor
Publisher:   Rutgers Law Review, Newark, 1977.
Description:
Condition:   Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; reprinted from
             the Summer 1977 issue, Volume 30, Number 4, pages 887 to 906
Book No.:    W-92056                Price: $      35.00
Category:    
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Title:       Tenants Law: A Treatise very Useful for Tenants & Farmers Of all
             Kindes, And all other persons whatsoever [including] between
             Landlord and Tenant, and Tenant and Tenant . . . Also, The Parish
             Law, as to Poor, Apprentices, Bastardy [etc.] Wing T51A
Publisher:   Printed for Samuel Speed, at the Rainbow in Fleetstreet, London,
             1666.
Description: The rare first edition of the first English legal treatise titled
             "Tenants Law" and only the second on the English law of landlord
             and tenant, treating of leases, rents, distresses and replevin
             inter alia (as well as parish law); three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary sheep, neatly repaired, with manuscript notes on the
             final blank and the signature of Daniel Dickinson dated 1666; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79565                Price: $     950.00
Category:    agriculture, landlord and tenant
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Author:      Lambarde, William
Title:       Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with]
             The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other
             lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the
             seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15172/15158
Publisher:   Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1610.
Description: Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works
             on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers,
             including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and
             destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:   Contemporary vellum, the first blanks frayed and the top margin
             cut a bit close, else quite fresh with the text block sound and
             tight; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79549                Price: $     950.00
Category:    justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
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Title:       By the King. A Proclamation. George R. To practise the greatest
             Economy and Frugality in the Use of every Species of Grain . . .
             to reduce the Consumption of Bread . . . by at least One Third . .
             . to abstain from the Use of Flour in Pastry [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description: A rare proclamation evidencing (and seeking to counter) the vast
             increase in the price of corn, "produc[ing] hardship and
             discontent among the labouring poor", with almost all of England's
             arable land in cultivation; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, the edges a bit chipped
             and several folds, some darkening on the verso, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79587                Price: $     650.00
Category:    Broadside, legal ephemera, poor law, Food
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