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book #76239
Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceeding upon the Arraignment, Tryal, Conviction and
             Attainder of Christopher Layer, Esq; for High Treason, in
             Compassing and Imagining the Death of the King, In the Court of
             King's Bench [together with seventeen related works]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner [imprints vary], London,
             1722-23.
Description: An extensive sammelband collecting the essential contemporary
             works documenting the failed Jacobite uprising of 1722, leading to
             the trial and execution of Layer (and others) and the banishment
             of Francis Atterbury, the Bishop of Rochester
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, staining to some works and
             some browning, yet altogether easily usable; further details
             gladly provided
Book No.:    W-76239                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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book #78202
Author:      Gurney (rptr.), Joseph
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Information Exhibited ex
             Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against Thomas Paine For a
             Libel upon the Revolution and Settlement of the Crown . . . and
             also upon the Bill of Rights . . . and upon the King [etc.]
Publisher:   Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, London, 1793.
Description: First edition of the most extensive account of the trial of Thomas
             Paine, including Erskine's famed if futile defense, emphasising
             the crucial difference between mere words and words designed to
             incite illegal action (and so anticipating Holmes)
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the
             final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78202                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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book #76119
Author:
Title:       A Short, but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an
             Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late
             Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For
             the Preservation of His Majesties Person [&c]. Wing S3565
Publisher:   Printed in the Year 1679 [i.e. 1680], London, 1679.
Description: The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of
             seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the
             writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel
             doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:   Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning,
             but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:    W-76119                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
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book #51742
Author:
Title:       The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Delegate from London, to the
             British Convention. Before the High Court of Justiciary, at
             Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th of January, 1794, for Sedition
             [Robertson's Edition]
Publisher:   Printed for James Robertson, No. 4, Horse Wynd [etc.], Edinburgh,
             1794.
Description: The trial marking the nadir of British reaction to the French
             Revolution, bridging the trials of Thomas Paine, John Horne Tooke,
             and Thomas Hardy, in which Margarot was convicted of sedition and
             sentenced to fourteen years transportation to Australia
Condition:   Definite embrowning and staining, in an attractive modern 1/4 calf
             somewhat unevenly faded
Book No.:    W-51742                Price: $     150.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, trials, 18TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND
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book #78150
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord
             Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The
             Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the
             King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:   [1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom,
             London, 1689 & 1685.
Description: First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming
             Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal
             derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose
             execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:   Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the
             portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with
             the errata slip
Book No.:    W-78150                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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Author:
Title:       California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings--Discovery
             [together with] Discovery Update 2000 [together with] Discovery
             Update 2004. Three Volumes
Publisher:   Thomson West [for the Judicial Council of California], n.p., 1994-
             2004.
Description: The original edition and the 2000 and 2004 updates of this portion
             of the first benchbook of its kind in the United States, designed
             as a comprehensive, eminently practical guide for California
             judges presiding over civil trials
Condition:   Original green buckram and green wraps, very good copies
Book No.:    W-91568                Price: $     125.00
Category:    trials
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book #79621
Author:      Baldwin, Andrew Knapp and William
Title:       The New Newgate Calendar; Being Interesting Memoirs of Notorious
             Characters, Who have been convicted of Outrages on the Laws of
             England, During the Seventeenth Century, Brought Down to the
             Present Time [etc.] [title varies]. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Cundee, Ivy-Lane [etc.] [imprint varies],
             London and Liverpool, n.d..
Description: Seemingly the earliest issuance of Knapp and Baldwin's massive
             five volume compilation, describing the actions of (inter alia)
             "traitors, murderers, ravishers, pirates, sharpers, fraudulent
             bankrupts, imposters, and thieves of every description"
Condition:   3/4 green morocco over marbled boards, a sumptuous Riviere
             binding, joints rubbed, two cracking but firm, extensively
             illustrated; the Taussig set
Book No.:    W-79621                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #79360
Author:
Title:       The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An
             Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with]
             Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament
             [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:   Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios,
             London, 1687-89.
Description: Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius
             Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate
             without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of
             the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising
             leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the
             Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-79360                Price: $    1000.00
Category:    trials, English constitutional law, Religion
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Author:
Title:       Philip N. Jones, et al v. Gillette Safety Razor Company, et al.
             Requests of the Defendants Aldred and Fuller for Findings of Fact.
             Commonwealth of Massachuetts, Supreme Judicial Court, In Equity
Publisher:   The Oxford Press, Providence, 1954.
Description: Part of the litigation arising out of the merger between Gillette
             and AutoStrop, bringing into Gillette's fold the patent rights to
             AutoStrop's Probak blade, complicated by the Depression and by
             mis-stated earnings of Gillette's operating head
Condition:   Original printed sewn oversized wraps, a bit worn, but a good
             copy; 141 pages
Book No.:    W-91251                Price: $      75.00
Category:    Commercial Law, trials
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book #72149
Author:      Salmon, Thomas
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and
             Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The
             Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The
             Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a
             substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more
             than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over boards, unevenly faded, some browning and
             occasional foxing, yet a good copy
Book No.:    W-72149                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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book #70759
Author:
Title:       The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House
             in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney.
             Four Volumes in Two
Publisher:   Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794-95.
Description: The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one
             of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's
             acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French
             Revolution's effects swirled throughout England
Condition:   Modern brown cloth, gilt, some foxing and staining, a few tears,
             the binding a bit strained, yet a good usable set
Book No.:    W-70759                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Complex Litigation Project, Council Draft No. 1 (November 23,
             1988)
Publisher:   American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1988.
Description:
Condition:   Printed wraps, rather soiled and worn, but sound; 268 pages
Book No.:    W-30172                Price: $      35.00
Category:    trials, Procedure
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Author:      Tullock, Gordon
Title:       Trials on Trial, The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure
Publisher:   Columbia University Press, New York, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-47353                Price: $      35.00
Category:    Supreme Court, constitutional law, trials, economics
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Author:
Title:       Repertoire General des Causes Celebres Anciennes et Modernes,
             Redige par une Societe d'Hommes de Lettres, sous la Direction de
             B. Saint-Edme [etc.]. Deuxieme Serie--Tome III [and IV] [only]
Publisher:   Louis Rosier, Editeur, Paris, 1854.
Description: The first volume devoted to the Girondins and Philippe Egalite,
             with the second to eight matters, including several women, among
             them Madame Bolard and the Comtesse du Barri
Condition:   Marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, the front board detached; a
             working copy
Book No.:    W-91737                Price: $      75.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, FRANCE
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book #78098
Author:
Title:       A Compleat Collection of State-Tryals, and Proceedings upon
             Impeachments for High Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours
             [with] A Supplement [in two volumes] to the Four Volumes of the
             First Edition. Six Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for Timothy Goodwin [and five others] [imprints vary],
             London, 1719-30.
Description: First edition of the state trials, the massive effort continued
             and expanded upon for over a century and offering (in Holdsworth's
             words) "a unique value for constitutional and legal historians,
             and a very considerable value [for many others]"
Condition:   Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, joints cracked, one board
             loose, spines varnished, the bindings not uniform, minor staining;
             a clean working set
Book No.:    W-78098                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #59212
Author:
Title:       The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend . . . For Conspiring
             to Raise Rebellion in These Kingdoms . . . Who upon full Evidence
             was found Guilty of High-Treason, at the Sessions-House in the Old
             Bayly [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons [etc.], London,
             1696.
Description: The penultimate instance under English law (the last the next day)
             in which a defendant was charged with treason and hanged without
             benefit of counsel, Friend arraigned just two days before
             Parliament enacted enabling legislation
Condition:   A good copy, in a modern 1/4 calf gilt over marbled boards
Book No.:    W-59212                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #76948
Author:
Title:       Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for
             Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey
Publisher:   N.p., Dublin, 1771.
Description: A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates
             part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law",
             memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and
             featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury
Condition:   Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp
             copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772;
             five copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76948                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, law of heraldry, Law and Literature, criminal law, marriage
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book #52693
Author:
Title:       Report of the Proceedings Before the Court of Session, in the Case
             of M'Iver v. M'Iver
Publisher:   William P. Nimmo, 2 St. David Street, Edinburgh, 1859.
Description: The husband's divorce action which, though unsuccessful, discloses
             the risks to a wife of the slightest suspicious action, a split
             court finding that Mrs. M'Iver's meeting with a youthful love
             fatally ill with consumption just barely not adultery
Condition:   Brown cloth, faded, but sound
Book No.:    W-52693                Price: $     175.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, divorce, trials
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Author:
Title:       Liability Seminar, California Trial Lawyers Association
Publisher:   Trial Lawyers Service Co., Belleville, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-55247                Price: $      25.00
Category:    trials
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book #71567
Author:
Title:       Crim. Con., Actions and Trials and Other Legal Proceedings
             Relating to Marriage before the Passing of the Present Divorce Act
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1857?].
Description: A review of the most famous crim con cases spanning three
             centuries, in which husbands sued their wives' paramours for civil
             damages caused by the "criminal conversation" and ensuing loss of
             consortium; with two involving Thomas Erskine as counsel
Condition:   Original 1/4 black morocco, gilt, over marbled boards, showing
             wear and somewhat strained, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:    W-71567                Price: $     350.00
Category:    criminal conversatn, trials, marriage, divorce
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book #76399
Author:
Title:       The Trials Of all the Prisoners Who Were Try'd at the Assizes held
             at Maidstone, for the County of Kent . . . before the Hon. Sir
             Thomas Denison, Knt. one of the Judges of the Court of King's
             Bench [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for G. Griffith . . . in the Little Old Bailey, London,
             1750.
Description: A rare example of criminal trials at assizes "in the country",
             twenty-five in total, for, among other crimes, robbery, arson,
             rape (two; one of a ten-year old), and stealing a mare, with jury
             verdicts from acquittal to death; two copies in ESTC
Condition:   Later plain wraps, printed decorated paper label, hand-lettered,
             showing wear and a very little worming, else a good wide-margined
             copy; 12 pages
Book No.:    W-76399                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, Rape, trials
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Author:
Title:       An Impartial Account of the Trial of the Lord Co[r]nwallis. Wing
             I78
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1679.
Description: One of the last trials in the Court of the Lord High Steward, its
             procedure to be distinguished from trials of peers in the House of
             Lords; presided over by Heneage Finch, with Serjeant Maynard and
             Sir William Jones, among others, for the prosecution
Condition:   Modern wraps, a very little embrowned, but sound; 12 pages
Book No.:    W-43471                Price: $     300.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian, with the History of the State
             . . . Illustrated with Many Curious and Interesting Anecdotes of
             Several Persons of Distinction, Literature, and Gallantry . . .
             Together with His Trial for the Murder of Mr. Bowen
Publisher:   No Publisher, London, 1887.
Description:
Condition:   Modern crushed brown morocco, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles,
             marbled endpapers and pastedowns, without the index at pages 102-
             07
Book No.:    W-79215                Price: $     750.00
Category:    Theatre, biography, criminal law, trials, Grangerized
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Author:      Hayward, Max (ed.)
Title:       On Trial, The Soviet State Versus "Abram Tertz" and "Nikolai
             Arzhak". Revised and Enlarged Edition
Publisher:   Harper & Row, New York, 1967.
Description: The edited trial transcript, undertaken by Hayward, fellow of St.
             Anthony's College, Oxford, and co-translator of Dr. Zhivago
Condition:   A very good copy, in a somewhat worn dustjacket
Book No.:    W-45061                Price: $      35.00
Category:    SOVIET UNION, trials
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book #77923
Author:
Title:       Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert
             and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's
             Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry.
             Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:   Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London,
             1810.
Description: The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press
             in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's
             evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite
             William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very
             good clean copy
Book No.:    W-77923                Price: $     350.00
Category:    libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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Author:      Osborn, Albert S.
Title:       The Problem of Proof, Especially as Exemplified in Disputed
             Document Trials, A Discussion of the Proof of the Facts in Courts
             of Law, with some General Comments on the Conduct of Trials.
             Second Edition
Publisher:   Essex Press, Newark, 1926.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-63383                Price: $     125.00
Category:    Evidence
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Author:
Title:       Lives, Trials, Behaviour, Execution and Last Dying Words of Arthur
             Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, and
             Richard Tidd, For High Treason
Publisher:   Printed by J. & T Sweet, Strood, London.
Description:
Condition:   Modern card protective covers, original self sewn illustrated
             wraps, quite worn and fragile, yet usable; 8 pages
Book No.:    W-19881                Price: $     437.50
Category:    criminal law, trials
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book #78102
Author:
Title:       The Trial Wherein Miss D--v--s [Davis] was Plaintiff, and the Rev.
             Dr. W-l-n [Wilson], Defendant. In an action of Ten Thousand Pounds
             . . . for the Non-Performance of a Marriage-Contract: When the
             Plaintiff . . . recover'd Seven Thousand Pounds Damages
Publisher:   Printed for W. Price near Ludgate [etc.], London, 1747.
Description: The rare account of the trial which set "[t]he largest award on
             record" in a breach of promise suit, as the action became firmly
             established in the common law courts in the mid-18th century,
             displacing the ecclesiastical courts in such cases
Condition:   Modern stabbed marbled wraps, printed paper label, a trifle dusty,
             else a very good, untrimmed copy, 24 pages; six copies in ESTC,
             none in a law library
Book No.:    W-78102                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, women's law, marriage
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book #66563
Author:
Title:       The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell,
             John Rous & William Blagg. For High-Treason, For Conspiring The
             Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion in This Kingdom. At the
             Sessions-House in the Old-Baily [etc.]. Wing T2265
Publisher:   Printed for Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn,
             London, 1683.
Description: The principal contemporary account of the trial of the plot's
             conspirators, leading to the execution of Lord Russell (and
             Algernon Sydney) and contributing mightily if indirectly to the
             Glorious Revolution and the reform of the English law of treason
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, edges cut close; quite sound
Book No.:    W-66563                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law
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book #61310
Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a
             Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An
             Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries [bound with] Four
             Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc],
             London, 1790.
Description: Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of
             freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel
             Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St.
             Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended
Condition:   Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy
Book No.:    W-61310                Price: $     750.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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book #74469
Author:
Title:       The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for
             the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also,
             The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo.
             Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c
Publisher:   Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1786.
Description: The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for
             his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his
             brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison
             attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but
             holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount
             Bulkeley dated 1785
Book No.:    W-74469                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, IRELAND
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Author:      Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:       Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description: Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society
             in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:    W-16019                Price: $      25.00
Category:    civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
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Author:
Title:       Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life
             of Robert Feilding II. The Case of Barbara late Dutchess of
             Cleaveland III. The Case of Sir George Downing IV. The Case of
             John Dormer V. The Case of the Lord Roos [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1723.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:    W-77314                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, trials
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book #77513
Author:
Title:       The Trial of James Wilson, for High Treason, With an Account of
             His Execution at Glasgow, September 1820 . . . Now Respectfully
             Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By . .
             . The Exposer of the Spy System [Peter Mackenzie]
Publisher:   Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co. [etc.], Glasgow,
             1832.
Description: Three accounts of Wilson's trial, one of three individuals
             executed for participating in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820,
             later discovered by Mackenzie to have been instigated by
             government agents, leading to the pardon of all the other
             insurgents
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 48 pages; five
             copies in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:    W-77513                Price: $     450.00
Category:    SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law, Radicals
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book #79509
Author:      Buller, Francis
Title:       An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius.
             Quarto
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for C. Bathurst [&c.],
             London, 1772.
Description: First London edition of the work which won renown for Buller,
             protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very
             youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in
             the country; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:   Contemporary polished calf, the joints cracked but holding and the
             spine somewhat darkened, else very clean with generous margins;
             the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79509                Price: $     450.00
Category:    trials
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book #16938
Author:
Title:       The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a
             Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An
             Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries
Publisher:   Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc],
             London, 1790.
Description: Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of
             freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel
             Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St.
             Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended
Condition:   Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound
Book No.:    W-16938                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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book #79776
Author:      Lovat-Fraser, J.A.
Title:       Erskine
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1932.
Description: The first biography of Thomas Erskine, whom Lovat-Fraser terms
             "the greatest advocate that ever appeared in the English courts";
             with separate chapters on the 1794 treason trials, Erskine's
             oratory, and Erskine's character, among several others
Condition:   Original crimson cloth, gilt, the spine a bit faded with a small
             irregular white spot at its top, else a good copy
Book No.:    W-79776                Price: $     150.00
Category:    biography, trials, 18TH CENTURY
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book #77833
Author:
Title:       History of Eugene Aram, Who Was Convicted at York Assizes, of the
             Murder of Dan'l Clark of Knaresborough, Fourteen Years after the
             Crime was committed [and the] Singular and Talented Defence he
             made on his trial [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed and Sold by W.&T. Fordyce, 15, Grey Street, Newcastle,
             1840.
Description: A rare account of the crime immortalized in Bulwer Lytton's novel
             'Eugene Aram', "the first English novel in which sympathy is
             solicited for a real-life murderer", with parallels drawn to
             Stendhal; no print copy in OCLC, one copy in COPAC
Condition:   Modern gray sewn wraps, light browning, a small hole at the bottom
             of the last leave affecting a few words, else a very good
             untrimmed copy; 24 pages
Book No.:    W-77833                Price: $     250.00
Category:    criminal law, trials
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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:      Lane, Jane
Title:       Titus Oates
Publisher:   Andrew Dakers Limited, London, 1949.
Description:
Condition:   Original blue cloth, a bit worn and foxed, but sound
Book No.:    W-63512                Price: $      50.00
Category:    biography, trials, criminal law, 17TH CENTURY
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book #76691
Author:      Salmon, Thomas
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and
             Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The
             Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The
             Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:   Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London,
             1738.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a
             substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more
             than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:   Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, rubbed,
             definite browning and foxing, but a sound usable copy
Book No.:    W-76691                Price: $     275.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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book #76192
Author:
Title:       The Tryal of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Before the
             Peers in Westminster-Hall, on Thursday the 4th of April 1678. Wing
             T2209. Folio
Publisher:   N.p., London, 1679.
Description: A fine example of the peculiarities of English law, the Earl,
             indicted for murder, claiming his right to be tried by his peers
             in the House of Lords, is there convicted of manslaughter only,
             and so invokes his privilege of peerage and is discharged
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, re-sewn and repaired, ink squiggles,
             notations and markings on the title, else a good clean copy; no
             copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:    W-76192                Price: $     750.00
Category:    trials, House of Lords, criminal law
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book #79391
Author:      Buller, Francis
Title:       An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. The
             Second Edition, with Large Additions
Publisher:   Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers [etc.],
             London, 1775.
Description: The work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and
             appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for
             'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country and not at
             Westminster; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:   Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, crimson morocco
             label, gilt, very lightly rubbed, else especially fresh and
             bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79391                Price: $     650.00
Category:    trials
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book #18121
Author:
Title:       An Account of the Tryal of Richard Lyddel, Esq; At His Majesty's
             Court of Common-Pleas, Before the Right Honourable Lord Chief
             Justice Eyre, For Carrying on a Criminal Conversation With the
             Late Lady Abergavenny. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for A. Moore, near St. Paul's [etc.] [a false imprint?],
             London, 1730.
Description: A rare contemporary printing of a famous adultery case reprinted
             later in the century, "a gripping moral epic of sin, guilt,
             repentance, and punishment", the award of 10,000 pounds damages
             effectively and designedly putting Lyddell in prison for life
Condition:   Original stabbed self wraps folded in half horizontally, front and
             back dusty but otherwise a very good copy in original state; five
             copies in ESTC
Book No.:    W-18121                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, adultery
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book #79631
Author:
Title:       The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges: Exhibiting . . . III.
             The Crimes of Empson and Dudley . . . IV. The Proceedings of the
             Ship money Judges . . . To which is added VI. The Judges Oath, and
             some Observations thereupon [etc.]. Wing T2297. Folio
Publisher:   Printed for Benjamin Harris, at the Stationers Arms [etc.],
             London, 1681.
Description: First edition of a populist tract of the first rank, recounting
             with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising
             upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury
             acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:   ?Original self wraps, disbound, quite browned, 36 pages, now
             preserved in a modern buckram folding case, its label gilt
             lettered; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-79631                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, legal reform, juries, habeas corpus
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book #77689
Author:      Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:       A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein
             are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . .
             Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in
             Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc.,
             Dublin, 1741.
Description: A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials,
             undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials
             spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the
             first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:   Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose
             and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes'
             division not as in ESTC
Book No.:    W-77689                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    Abridgements, trials
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book #59041
Author:
Title:       A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the
             Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in
             the Capacity of Commander in Chief . . . With all the other
             Documents produced in the Course of the Investigation [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed for James Cundee, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, London, 1809.
Description: The transcript of the proceedings in the House of Commons forcing
             the resignation of George III's second son, Frederick Augustus, as
             Commander in Chief, unwittingly caught in the web of his
             mistress's successful influencing-peddling efforts
Condition:   Later 3/4 morocco, rubbed, some embrowning; quite a good copy
Book No.:    W-59041                Price: $     250.00
Category:    trials
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book #76227
Author:
Title:       The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before
             His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his
             Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl,
             pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883
Publisher:   Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.
Description: Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his
             release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a
             very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to
             indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant"
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the
             title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean,
             untrimmed copy; 16 pages
Book No.:    W-76227                Price: $     500.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, habeas corpus
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Author:
Title:       Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be
             Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of
             England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:   Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description: An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason
             trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying
             overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford,
             Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:   Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in
             ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:    W-79191                Price: $     650.00
Category:    criminal law, juries
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Author:      Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:       Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:   Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description: Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society
             in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:    W-17299                Price: $      25.00
Category:    civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
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