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Author:
Durrell, Lawrence
Title:
The Magnetic Island
Publisher:
Durrell Library of Corfu, Corfu Town, 2019.
Description:
The previously unpublished novella by Durrell, with a specially commissioned translation into Greek (on facing pages) by Vera Konidari and with drawings by Nancy Durrell, Durrell's first wife; one of 100 numbered copies
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, a very good copy, 112 pages; with the complimentary card laid in
Book No.:
W-79988
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Title:
A System of Pleading. Including a Translation of the Doctrina Placitandi; Or, the Art and Science of Pleading: Originally written by Samson Euer, Serjeant at Law, and now first translated from the Obsolete Norman French [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1771.
Description:
The treatise building on (and translating) the pathbreaking work of Samson Euer appearing a century before, seeking (in Holdsworth's words) "to state the modern law of pleading . . . perhaps the most notable of these books [on the subject]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and spotting, moreso to the title and following leaves, else quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79388
Price:
$ 625.00
Category:
pleading
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
What Can Law Schools Do for Criminal Justice. Setaro 148
Publisher:
Iowa Law Review, Iowa City, 1927.
Description:
The rare separate reprinting of Dean Pound's paper presented at a Round Table meeting of the Association of American Law Schools at its Chicago meeting, December 29, 1926; two copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, pages 105-113; reprinted from the Iowa Law Review, Vol. XII, No. 2
Book No.:
W-80023
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
education, criminal law, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Moral and Ethical Moments in the Practice of Law: A Case Study of Sir Thomas More
Publisher:
Virginia Law Foundation, 2006.
Description:
A rare work, combining the play 'Maxims, Monarchy and Sir Thomas More: A Play about the Renaissance Statesman' and Howard Vogel's 'Moral Moments in the Practice of Law, Case Studies for Exploring Moral Discourse in the Life of the Lawyer'
Condition:
Original oversized spiral bound yellow wraps, a very good copy, about 94 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-80026
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Legal Ethics
Author:
Calthrop, Henry
Title:
Reports of Speciall Cases Touching severall Customs And Liberties of The City of London . . . Whereunto is annexed divers Ancient Customes and Usages Of the said City of London. Never before in Print. Wing C310
Publisher:
Printed for Abel Roper, at the Sun . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1655.
Description:
First edition of the first reports devoted to the city of London and seemingly the only early ones published, "prettily reported and worth reading", undertaken by Calthrop [or Calthorp], Middle Temple bencher and briefly the City's recorder or judge
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of front joint cracked, front blank chipped, rear blank torn away, the Macclesfield and Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80009
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
reports of cases, London
 
Author:
Tuttle, Roger W. (ed. and comp.)
Title:
Biographies of Graduates of the Yale Law School, 1824-1899
Publisher:
The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company, New Haven, 1911.
Description:
Arranged by class year, supplemented by a name index noting the year of graduation, a massive volume (1,065 pages) with considerably detailed entries in many instances; Shoup, an 1893 graduate, was the son of George Shoup, Idaho governor and senator
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, somewhat faded and worn, pencil ownership signature of Walter C. Shoup on the title; a sound copy
Book No.:
W-69757
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
education, biography
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Gracious Speech To the Honorable House of Commons, In the Banquetting house at White-Hall, March 1 1661 [1662]. Wing C3069. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The speech in which, at its conclusion, Charles II announces the impending arrival of his wife-to-be, Catherine of Braganza, a brief and secret Catholic marriage ceremony to precede their legal marriage, both taking place the following May 21
Condition:
?Original printed self wraps, disbound, small repair to title, lightly browned, yet quite usable, with the colophon leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80012
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, marriage, Religion
Author:
Brandeis, Louis
Title:
The Constitution and the Minimum Wage [in The Case for the Minimum Wage] [see generally 3 Letters of Louis D. Brandeis 443 and n.5]
Publisher:
The Consumers' League of the City of New York, New York, 1916.
Description:
The rare separate reprinting of one of Brandeis's most famous submissions to the Supreme Court, the "brief that changed the course of American legal history" in the case of Muller v. Oregon, establishing a maximum ten hour workday for women
Condition:
Original oversize (9x12) printed stapled wraps, one horizontal fold, else a good copy, 16 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-80022
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Supreme Court, women's law, labor law
Author:
Noy, William
Title:
Reports and Cases . . . Collected and Reported by that Learned Lawyer William Noy . . . Since Attourney Generall to the late King Charles. Conteining most Excellent matter of Exceptions to all manner of Declarations, Pleadings, and Demurrers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by F.L. for Matthew Walbancke [etc.]. Wing N1449, London, 1656.
Description:
First edition of the reports from the reigns of Elizabeth, James and Charles I attributed to Noy, one of the finest lawyers of his day (numbering Hale and Maynard among his pupils) and "one of the six persons recommended by Lord Bacon for reporters"
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, early printed paper label, somewhat rubbed, well preserved with ample margins and the blank 2C4; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80020
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Powell, Thomas
Title:
The Attornies Almanacke. Provided & Desired For the generall ease and daily use of all such as shall haue occasion to remoue any Person, Cause or record, from an inferiour Court to any the higher Courts at Westminster. S.T.C. 20165; Lee Shakespeareana 684
Publisher:
Printed by B.A. and T.F. for Ben Fisher [etc.], London, 1627.
Description:
Sole edition of Powell's work complementing his Attourney's Academy (Powell, in Holdsworth's words, the "industrious student of records"), with the proper Latin legal phrase stated so as to secure an effective appeal from each court to Westminster
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine gilt ruled, light browning, else quite crisp, with the first signature "A" blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80014
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
courts
Author:
Style, William
Title:
Narrationes Modernae, Or Modern Reports Begun in the now Upper Bench Court at Westminster, in the beginning of Hillary term 21 Caroli, and continuined to the end of Michaelmas term 1655, as well on the Criminall, as on the Pleas side [etc.]. Wing S6099
Publisher:
Printed by F.L. [Francis Leach] for W. Lee [and others], London, 1658.
Description:
The only edition of Style's reports, one of the few devoted to the Interregnum and (in John Baker's words) "unusual in that they were prepared for the press by the author", serving as a companion to and foundation for Style's "Practical Register"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite rubbed, the top of both boards with one to two inch scorch marks, marginal notes on many pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80019
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, Interregnum, criminal law
Author:
Selden, John [Henry Elsynge, the Elder?]
Title:
Of the Judicature in Parliaments, A Posthumous Treatise: Wherein, The Controversies and Precedents belonging to that Title, are Methodically handled. Wing S2433 [erroneously suggesting a possible 1689 printing date; see ESTC R10657]; Sowerby 2887
Publisher:
Printed for Joseph Lawson Bookseller in the Bail of Lincoln [etc], London, 1681].
Description:
The first printing of the treatise written in the 1620's, seeking to justify and formulate the newly expanding judicial powers of Parliament, examining critically the absolutist claims of the Stuart monarchy, and culiminating in the Petition of Right
Condition:
Contemporary speckled unlettered sheep, rubbed, ex-Cashel Library and with the booklabel of John Sparrow, quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80011
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Parliament, impeachment, political theory
Author:
Title:
Proceedings at the Assizes at Thetford [in 1785 and 1787] in the Trial of William Hurry . . . For Wilful and Corrupt Perjury: and in the Action against . . . John Watson . . . for a malicious Prosecution [with] Supplementary Proceedings in Common Pleas
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by Chase and Co. in the Cockey-Lane, Norwich, 1787.
Description:
The rare report of lengthy litigation, with Erskine (in James Oldham's words) "an oratorical force of nature [and] at his flamboyant forensic best", securing a jury award of 3,000 pounds in a dispute over 11 shillings; seven and five copies in ESTC
Condition:
?Later 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, both titles and the last leaf of the Supplement foxed, else clean with ample margins; 60+25 pages
Book No.:
W-80013
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Paine, Thomas
Title:
A Letter to the Hon. Thomas Erskine on the Prosecution of Thomas Williams for Publishing the Age of Reason. With His Discourse at the Society of the Theophilanthropists. ESTC T5857
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, Paris, 1798?.
Description:
The rare, forceful rebuke by Paine of Erskine (who had defended Paine at Paine's treason trial), criticizing Erskine for subsequently prosecuting Williams, Erskine ultimately so dissatisfied with his role that he returned his retainer
Condition:
Later blue wraps, a trifle chipped, light browning, else quite clean and usable, 40 pages; five copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-80017
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
freedom of press, criminal law
Author:
Title:
London's Liberties; Or, A Learned Argument of Law & Reason . . . Wherein the Freedom of the Citizens of London in their Elections of their chief Officers, is fully Debated; the most Ancient Charters and Records of the City Examined [etc.]. Wing L2936A
Publisher:
Printed by Ja. Cottrel for Gyles Calvert [etc.], London, 1651.
Description:
First edition of the arguments made by some of the most eminent lawyers and judges of Stuart England, including Serjeant Maynard and Sir Matthew Hale, appearing as the great threat to London's independence was mounted by Charles II
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, definite browning, two small holes to title, lightish staining, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80015
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
London
Author:
Drone, Eaton S.
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Property in Intellectual Productions in Great Britain and the United States. Embracing Copyright in Works of Literature and Art, and Playright in Dramatic and Musical Compositions
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1879.
Description:
Original edition of the "nineteenth-century classic on copyright" and, so far as I can determine, the first substantial work on intellectual property to appear in this country; with the last four chapters devoted to playright in drama and music
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco label, double gilt ruled and lettered, quite rubbed and marked, else a clean and usable copy
Book No.:
W-80016
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
copyright, Intellectual Property, Law and Literature, Legal Art, Music
Author:
Herbert, William
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government. With a Concise History of English Law. Embellished with Twenty-Four Plates
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a large paper copy (210x270mm), two bookplates and a modern signature; handsome
Book No.:
W-79990
Price:
$ 675.00
Category:
Inns of Court, English Law, biography, courts, trials
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II . . . Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eight day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . .in the 15th year . . . And thence Prorogued to the 16th of March then next following. Not in Wing or ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
The acts of the Cavalier Parliament's second session, including the act explaining the Act of Uniformity [c.1] and the 1663 Navigation Act [c.7], part of the legislation "form[ing] the basis for . . . British overseas trade for nearly 200 years"
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label gilt, some browning, else quite sound, fourteen public and twelve public acts, with the table, 312 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79983
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Commercial Law, international law, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Law of the Land. Address of Dean Roscoe Pound Delivered before the State Bar Association of Utah July 1928. Setaro 151
Publisher:
No publisher stated, No place stated, 1928.
Description:
The rare reprinting of Dean Pound's address delivered before the Association at its meeting at Ogden, Utah on July 14, 1927, with prefatory biographical and personal remarks offered by the Association's president; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 24 pages
Book No.:
W-79991
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
American Law, Utah
Author:
Erskine, Thomas
Title:
Reflections on Gaming, Annuities, and Usurious Contracts. The Second Edition. ESTC T1507 [with a disbound copy of the original review of the work (conceivably by Maseres?) appearing in the 1777 Monthly Review laid in]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Davies . . . J. Bew . . . and T. Walter [etc.], London, 1777.
Description:
Erskine's first work, contending that the three subjects he treats are interrelated, are morally tainted, and should be closely regulated, proposing that reform legislation be enacted which would retroactively void or limit occurrences of all three
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, with Francis Maseres's ownership signature and his extensive notes and corrections throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79897
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Gambling, law of usury, contracts, insurance law
Author:
Title:
The Priviledges and Practice of Parliaments in England. Collected out of the Common Lawes of this Land. Seene and allowed by the Learned in the Lawes. Commended To the High Court of Parliament now Assembled. S.T.C. 7749 ["Tranquillitie" setting]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed [by B. Alsop and T. Fawcett] 1628, London, 1628.
Description:
First printing (one of two settings) of a tract which appeared during transforming events over much of the course of the century, followed by printings in 1640, 1641 and 1680; with comparisons and contrasts drawn from France and Germany
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf gilt lettered, some browning, a trace of marginal worming, without the first blank, the top margin cut close, sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79987
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, FRANCE, GERMANY, English constitutional law

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