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Author:
Fleetwood, William
Title:
Annalium tam Regum Edwardi quinti, Richardi tertii, & Henrici septimi, quam Henrici octavi. Titulorum Ordine Alphabetico digestorum, Elenchus [etc.]. S.T.C. 11034; Beale T354
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli . . . Cum Priuilegio, London, 1579.
Description:
First edition of the useful index of the year books of the century preceeding the work's publication, by the well regarded Fleetwood, double-Reader and Recorder of London, arranged alphabetically by subject, the reign of Henry VIII separately treated
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers, some light staining and minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79088
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Title:
National Library of Scotland: Notable Accessions Since 1925, a Book of Illustrations
Publisher:
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description:
One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the 1680's; with 120 plates, most full page
Condition:
Original printed, sewn wraps, very nice; about 120 pages
Book No.:
W-18436
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Bibliography, SCOTLAND
 
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Les Tenures du Monsieur Littleton, Ouesque certaine cases addes per Auters de puisne temps: Queux Cases vous troueres signes . . . Et cy un foites plus admotes al request des Gentlehomes Students en le Ley Dengleterre [etc]. S.T.C. 15751; Beale T37
Publisher:
In aedibus Caroli Yetswerte Armigeri . . . Cvm Privilegio, London, 1594.
Description:
A valuable edition of a seminal work of English law (and the first English law book to be printed, circa 1481), containing the index and with the treatise divided into numbered sections, the scheme adopted by Coke in his great gloss on Littleton
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, last leaf defective, else a very good copy with an elaborate gloss of the majority of the text; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79091
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
 
Author:
Lyndwood, William
Title:
Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . . . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant
Publisher:
Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London, 1557.
Description:
Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine, if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome"
Condition:
Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79066
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Somers, John, Lord
Title:
A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of Englishmen. Containing . . . Magna Charta, with Remarks thereon . . . The Habeas Corpus Act . . . The Bill of Rights . . . To which is added, [John Somers] The Security of Englishmens Lives [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1757.
Description:
One of the principal works of Somers, "the embodiment of the perfect Whig" in Holdsworth's words, and "a master of legal principles [and] of presenting them in a lucid form", with the glossed landmarks of English constitutional law prefacing its text
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-79137
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law
 
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
The Correct, Full and Impartial Report of the Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery, Before the Supreme Judicial Court of the State of Rhode-Island, at Newport, May 6, 1833, for the Murder of Sarah M. Cornell. ?Not in Cohen or McDade; compare Cohen 12301; McDade 36
Publisher:
Marshall and Brown, Providence, 1833.
Description:
The rare, possibly first printing of "one of the most famous nineteenth century cases", this the 178 page issuance without the portrait of Reverend Avery (acquitted after a 27 day trial with 196 witnesses examined); one copy only in OCLC
Condition:
Later green cloth, worn, somewhat stained, spine darkened, yet sound, with an New York 1840 George F. Nesbitt Dry Goods Catalogue bound in as endpapers
Book No.:
W-79126
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Rhode Island
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of the Extensive Law Library of the Late Augustus Russ, of Boston. Together with other Small Consignments Including State Reports, U.S. Reports, English and Irish Reports . . . Large Collections of Trials [etc.]. McKay 6706
Publisher:
C.F. Libbie & Co., Boston, 1909.
Description:
The rare auction catalogue of the vast library of Russ, described in 1871 as Boston's "top lawyer", spanning from the 16th to the 20th centuries, somewhat over 1,100 of the lots his, with the balance other consignments; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed green wraps, well preserved, with the bidding slip and return envelope laid in; 1,631 lots in 90 pages
Book No.:
W-79134
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:
For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London, 1817.
Description:
A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, 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, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country
Book No.:
W-79124
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
 
Author:
Title:
The T. & T. Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII
Publisher:
Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The "Statement of the Policy of This House", setting forth the policy's ten elements, both noble and practical, quoting William Morris--"To Us Who Have a Cause at Heart Our Highest Ambition and Our Simplest Duty Are One and the Same Thing"
Condition:
Original paper backed decorated boards, just slightly chipped, else well preserved, gorgeously printed in red and black; one of 3,000 copies printed
Book No.:
W-79140
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Fine Printing
 
Author:
Califano, Jr, Joseph A.
Title:
Governing America, An Insider's Report from the White House and the Cabinet
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981.
Description:
Presentation copy--"For Sidney Sachs -- Whose wisdom and compassion have helped so many people -- and who works to preserve and repair the basic unit of society - the family From his friend and admirer, with much affection Joe Califano February 1983"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79131
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
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
 
Author:
Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:
A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia and in Iceland
Publisher:
Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1832.
Description:
Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. / Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:
W-79130
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
 
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
A Survey of the County Judicatures, Commonly called the County Court, Hundred Court, and Court Baron. Wherein the nature and use of them, and the way and order of keeping them is opened; for the great ease and profit of all such [etc.]. Wing S3213
Publisher:
Printed by R. Daniel, and are to be sold by Nathaniel Ekins [etc], London, 1656.
Description:
Sheppard's second major proposal as "Cromwell's Law Reformer", seeking to improve the accessibility to justice in local courts, avoiding the expense of litigating in the King's courts at Westminster, anticipating the reforms not enacted until 1846
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning, one leaf repaired (legibility preserved), top margin cut a bit close, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79100
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
courts, justices of peace
 
Author:
Title:
National Library of Scotland: Advocates' Library, Notable Accessions up to 1925, a Book of Illustrations
Publisher:
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1965.
Description:
One of two catalogues celebrating the notable accessions over the centuries to the National Library of Scotland, which traces its founding to the library formed by the Faculty of Advocates in the 1680's; with over 120 plates, most full page
Condition:
Original printed, sewn wraps; well printed
Book No.:
W-18435
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Bibliography, SCOTLAND

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