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Title:       Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . .
             Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5
             and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423,
             9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:   [1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London,
             1547-70.
Description: A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five
             parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553,
             including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican
             Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused
             traitors
Condition:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco,
             occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample
             margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78702                Price: $    5000.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
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Title:       The Case of Insufficiency Discuss'd; Being the Proceedings at
             Large, Touching the Divorce between the Lady Frances Howard, and
             Robert Earl of Essex, upon a Bill of Complaint exhibited by the
             Countess against the Earl . . . for Impotency [etc.]. Straus p.217
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible . . . in Fleet-street,
             London, 1711.
Description: A sensational trial in English history, borrowing from Thomas
             Aquinas's doctrine that witchcraft could make a man selectively
             impotent and nullify a marriage, this early Curll printing of it
             part of his revolutionizing of English obscenity law
Condition:   Modern cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered, a good tall copy, with
             the half-title
Book No.:    W-77782                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    divorce, obscenity, witchcraft
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Title:       The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and
             Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning,
             Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual
             Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:   Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.], London,
             1715-16.
Description: First edition of the first English work to collect both important
             trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis
             upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including
             those of Anne Boleyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd
Condition:   Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set
Book No.:    W-77027                Price: $    1500.00
Category:    trials, 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:       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: $     225.00
Category:    criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
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Title:       Anno Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at
             Westminster the xix. day of March, in the first yeere of the
             Raigne [together with four further volumes of Parliamentary
             legislation of James I]. S.T.C. 9500.6, 9502.5, 9505, 9506 and
             9507.5
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description: A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the
             legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I
             (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning
             witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:   Modern 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, minor
             marginal worming, occasional early annotations, sound and usable;
             the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78439                Price: $    4000.00
Category:    Acts, witchcraft, patents, Parliament
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Author:
Title:       The Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder
             of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under
             Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of
             several other trials]
Publisher:   Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], London,
             1751.
Description: First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last
             instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a
             lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the
             murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England
Condition:   Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin
             shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a
             delicate but usable survival
Book No.:    W-76100                Price: $    1250.00
Category:    trials, witchcraft, criminal law
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Author:
Title:       Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe [through] Anno xliii Reginae
             Elizabethae [1559-1601]. S.T.C. 9461.5; 9463.5; 9469.5; 9471.6;
             9478.5; 9482; 9484.5; 9485; 9487; 9487.9; 9491; 9494.3; 9495.
             Thirteen Volumes. Small Folio
Publisher:   Imprints vary, London, 1563-1601.
Description: A complete collection of the legislation of all thirteen
             Elizabethan parliaments, encompassing much of fundamental and
             longlasting importance, including the Act of Supremacy, the
             foundation of the poor law and the law against witchcraft, inter
             alia
Condition:   Modern calf, gilt, occasional light staining and browning, else
             well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:    W-78839                Price: $   15000.00
Category:    Acts
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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:      Arnot, Hugo
Title:       A Collection and Abridgement of Celebrated Criminal Trials in
             Scotland, From A.D. 1536, to 1784.  With Historical and Critical
             Remarks. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed for the Author; By William Smellie, Edinburgh, 1785.
Description: First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to Scots
             criminal law, collected and examined by Arnot, himself an
             advocate, with chapters on treason and murder, piracy, incest,
             adultery, blasphemy and witchcraft, among others
Condition:   Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, all edges marbled, a
             bit rubbed and scraped and unevenly faded, yet an appealing,
             attractive copy
Book No.:    W-76210                Price: $     850.00
Category:    criminal law, SCOTLAND, trials
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Author:
Title:       Ano Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at
             Westminster . . . in the first yeere of the Raigne [with] the
             third yeere [with] the fourth yeere [with] the seventh year [with]
             the 21st yeere. S.T.C. 9500; 9502.5; 9505; 9506.5; 9507. Folio
Publisher:   Imprinted by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description: A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the
             legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I
             (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning
             witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:   Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, rebacked, somewhat
             rubbed, else quite bright, with the Earl de Grey West Park
             bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:    W-78907                Price: $    4500.00
Category:    Acts, Parliament, Intellectual Property, patents, witchcraft
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Author:      Hickes, George
Title:       The Spirit of Fanaticism: Exemplify'd in the Tryals of Mr. James
             Mitchel . . . and Major Thomas Weir . . . who was Burnt between
             Edinburgh and Leith April the 11th, 1670 . . . Written by an
             Advocate of the Civil Law of Scotland. Straus p.212
Publisher:   Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1710.
Description: First Curll edition of the account of the trial of Thomas Weir,
             "one of Scotland's most famous wizards", strangled and burned for
             witchcraft, incest with his sister (who was hanged) and
             stepdaughter, bestiality with mares and cows and adultery
Condition:   Early 1/4 black morocco over decorated boards, a portion of the
             spine lacking, some browning and foxing, a somewhat fragile but
             usable copy
Book No.:    W-76221                Price: $     850.00
Category:    trials, criminal law, adultery, witchcraft, Gay and Lesbians, SCOTLAND
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Author:      Watkin, Thomas G. (ed.)
Title:       Legal Record and Historical Reality, Proceedings of the Eighth
             British Legal History Conference, Cardiff, 1987
Publisher:   Hambledon Press, London, 1989.
Description: Thirteen essays, including those on witchcraft in early modern
             England and 17th century Virginia, freedom of the seas, Roman
             legal categories in the early common law and the social and legal
             history of gaming, among others
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Book No.:    W-19754                Price: $      60.00
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