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Title:
The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . . . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is added, The Office and Duty of Coroners. Wing C5653
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns [etc.], London, 1696.
Description:
First edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of ground", with separate chapters on the jury and on habeas corpus, and with a lengthy treatment of the law of escapes
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed and a bit chipped, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79358
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners, habeas corpus, juries
Author:
Clark, George
Title:
The Game Laws, from King Henry III to the Present Period; Including All the Acts of Parliament . . . and an Introduction Explaining the General Nature of Forests, Purlieus, Chases, Parks, Free Warrens, Fisheries, Properties in Animals, &c. &c
Publisher:
Printed for J. Fielding . . . and Sold by W. Clark [etc.], London, 1786.
Description:
Sole edition, arranged chronologically beginning with the Charter of the Forest (of 9 Henry III), designed to "convey real information to the lawyer, the magistrate, and the sportsman", complemented by a final section on the preservation of game
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, later paper label, a tiny crack to the lower portion of the front joint, else very clean and attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79722
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
game law, Natural Resources
Author:
Overbury, Thomas
Title:
His Wife. With Additions of New Characters, and many other Witty Conceits never before printed. The sixteenth Impression. S.T.C. 18919
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Haviland, for A. Crooke [etc.], London, 1638.
Description:
Overbury's sole known work, including forty seven verses patterned upon Shakespeare, indirectly praised by Ben Jonson, with later additions including one conjecturally by John Donne, all subsumed within the tragedy of Overbury's alleged murder
Condition:
Modern Cambridge style panelled calf, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, margins cut a bit close, else quite luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80227
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, marriage, Poetry, Law and Literature
Author:
Hughes, William
Title:
An Exact Abridgment of All the Statutes In Force and Use, made in the 16th, 17th, & 18th years of the Reign of K. Charles the first, and in the 12th, 13th, and 14th years of the Reign of K. Charles the second [etc.]. Wing E902A; ESTC R176450; not in Cowley
Publisher:
Printed for J. Starkey and T. Baset [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
A rare legal abridgment (a type of legal literature in which the Grays Inn ancient Hughes specialized), comparing certain years of the reigns of the two Charles, building on Edmund Wingate's earlier abridgment; two copies in ESTC, neither in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, a bit stained, slightly bowed, a pinhole worm, with the imprimatur and advertising leaves, the latter pasted down
Book No.:
W-80228
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
Author:
Title:
The Pleader's Assistant; Containing a Select Collection of Precedents of Modern Pleadings, in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas . . . With Forms of Writs . . . The whole drawn and settled by the most eminent Counsel of their time [&c]. ESTC N38798
Publisher:
Printed by William Porter, For Messrs. Lynch [and three others], Dublin, 1786.
Description:
The rare first Dublin edition, with the special feature on occasion of specifying the lawyer from whom the form of writ has been taken, thus permitting the reader to gauge its reliability and precedential value; three copies in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else quite clean with very good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80185
Price:
$ 375.00
Category:
pleading
Author:
Title:
Arcana Parliamentaria: or Precedents Concerning Elections, Proceedings, Privileges, and Punishments in Parliament . . . To which is added, The Authority, Form, and Manner of Holding Parliaments. By the Learned Sir Tho. Smith [etc.]. Wing C7029A. 12mo
Publisher:
Printed fo M. Gilliflower, at the Spread Eagle [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
Only separate edition of a work represented as bringing together nineteen sources, including Bracton, Coke, Dyer, Fitzherbert, Fortescue, Littleton, and Plowden, as well as the Year Books, "With particular Quotations of the Authors in each Case"
Condition:
Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, a bit rubbed, light browning, the sewing of a few leaves loosening, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80224
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Parl procedure
 
Author:
Glisson, William and Anthony Gulston
Title:
The Common Law Epitomiz'd: With Directions how to Prosecute and Defend Personal Actions. Very useful for all Lawyers, Justices of Peace, and Gentlemen. To which is annexed The nature of a Writ of Error [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing G863; ESTC R227360
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1679.
Description:
Final variant edition of a work rich in procedural law, seemingly expanded by William Style, whose own 'Practical Register' had first appeared a decade before, with much on action on the case, covenant, debt, detinue, and trespass, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, somewhat marked and rubbed, rebacked, the spine gilt lettered, quite clean with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80192
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
justices of peace, Procedure, trials
Author:
Davys [Davies], John
Title:
Le Primer Report des Cases & Matters en Ley resolues & adiudges en les Courts del Roy en Ireland. Collect et digest per Sr Iohn Dauys Chiualer Atturney Generall del Roy en cest Realme [etc.]. S.T.C. 6361. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Franckton [etc.], Dublin, 1615.
Description:
First edition of the first and only early Irish reports, undertaken by Davies, at that time attorney general in Ireland, and "[t]he leading figure in the extension and enforcement of the common law" there; the variant ending without the tailpiece
Condition:
Modern cloth, ex-library, else a good wide margined copy, with a number of early annotations, some extensive, and a two page manuscript index
Book No.:
W-80238
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
reports of cases, IRELAND
Author:
Robinson, Jacob
Title:
And the Crooked Shall Be Made Straight, The Eichmann Trial, the Jewish Catastrophe, and Hannah Arendt's Narrative
Publisher:
The Macmillan Company [stated first printing], New York, 1965.
Description:
The work written by the founder of the Institute of Jewish Affairs and special consultant on Jewish matters to Robert H. Jackson at Nuremberg, represented as "a definitive, devastating criticism of" Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalem'
Condition:
Presentation copy-- "To Will Maslow [the noted civil rights lawyer] / in thankful recognition for your generous / help / From the Author / 10/8/65"
Book No.:
W-80226
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, jewish law, criminal law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Douglas, William O.
Title:
The Court Years, 1939-1975, The Autobiography of William O. Douglas
Publisher:
Random House, New York, 1980.
Description:
With Justice Douglas's essay "Vagrancy and Arrest on Suspicion" (appearing in the Yale Law Journal) laid in, together with the reviews of this work (with another work in each case) by Ronald Dworkin and Alan Dershowitz, all three now browned
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-68490
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
Author:
Darrow, Clarence
Title:
The Scopes Trial (Part 1). Science versus Fundamentalism. Not in Hunsberger
Publisher:
The Encore Press, Hoboken, 1942.
Description:
Darrow's account of the beginning of the trial, taken from his autobiography, with an emphasis on the "monster sign" 'Read Your Bible Daily' above the judge, and concluding with William Jennings Bryan's fateful agreement to take the witness stand
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a trifle marked, else a very good copy; pages 747-54 in the December issue (Volume II Number 11) of Encore
Book No.:
W-80232
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
The Antient Usage In Bearing of such Ensigns of Honour As are commonly call'd Arms. With a Catalogue of the present Nobility of England. To which is added, A Catalogue of the present Nobility of Scotland and Ireland. The Second Edition [etc.]. ESTC R231444
Publisher:
Printed at the Theater, for Moses Pitt [etc.], Oxford, 1682.
Description:
The penultimate work to appear during the life of Dugdale, whom Holdsworth pairs with Hale, "form[ing] a partnership between law and history from which both had profited"; with the folding plate and the separate parts devoted to Scotland and Ireland
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed, with the extensive catalogue (pp 194-210) of the works printed at the Theater from 1672, when it began; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80223
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Genealogy, law of heraldry, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Author:
Grotius, Hugo
Title:
De Mari Libero et P[aullus] Merula de Maribus [and two other works]. Ter Meulen et Diermanse 546
Publisher:
Ex Officina Elzevier, Leiden, 1633.
Description:
Grotius' first work on international law, "proclaiming, explaining, and in no small measure making the 'freedom of the seas'", one of seven editions published during his life, an attractive, pocket-sized Elzevier printing with the engraved title
Condition:
Modern calf, blind decorated and gilt ruled, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers and pastedowns, clean, fresh and quite pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80213
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
Privilegia Londini: Or, the Rights, Liberties, Privileges, Laws, and Customs, of the City of London. The Third Edition [bound with] Books Printed and Sold by J. Walthoe over-against the Royal-Exchange in Cornhill. 1726. ESTC T130094 and N32404
Publisher:
Printed for John Walthoe junr over against the Royal Exchange &c, London, 1723.
Description:
One of the early works on London and its law, reviewing and commenting on its charters, with particular attention to its customs and courts (of which fifteen are discussed); bound with the Walthoe catalogue, which lists well over two hundred works
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, rebacked, very light browning, foxing to the four page Walthoe catalogue, else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80193
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
London, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Title:
The Young Clerk's Vade Mecum . . . Containing A Variety of the most approved Precedents and Conveyances [on 27 subjects] To which is added, A true Copy of the late will and testament of Her Grace Sarah late Dutchess of Marlborough. 6th Edition. ESTC N64695
Publisher:
Printed by P. Wogan, No. 23, Old-Bridge [etc.], Dublin, 1795.
Description:
The rare sole Dublin edition of a popular everyman law book also printed in London, Belfast, and America over much of the 18th century, ably combining brief introductory commentary with multiple and varied forms; two copies in ESTC, neither in the UK
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, morocco label gilt, the paper somewhat grayed, else quite sound with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80064
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
introductory law, Every Man Law Books, legal dictionaries, conveyancing

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