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Author:
Emery, Lucilius A.
Title:
Concerning Justice
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1914.
Description:
First printing of Chief Justice Emery's Storrs Lectures, delivered at Yale Law School in April and May, 1914, the third in that series and, in the words of Simeon Baldwin, "full of sound suggestion and well-chosen illustration"
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, somewhat marked, else well preserved and quite fresh; one of 1,000 copies
Book No.:
W-74124
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
philosophy of law
 
Author:
Staunford, William
Title:
An Exposicion of the kinges prerogatiue collected out of the great abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and other old writers of the lawes of Englande . . . Whereunto is annexed the Proces to the same Prerogatiue appertaining. S.T.C. 23213; Beale T491. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . in fleet strete . . . by Rychard Tottel [etc.], London, 1567.
Description:
First edition of one of the first English legal treatises of substance to focus on a discrete subject area of the law, in this case the powers of the King upon such matters as marriage, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats and wrecks, among others
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, somewhat stained and chipped, new endpapers, repair to blank margin of the title, light browning, else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78999
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
 
Author:
Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
Title:
The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law; for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . . To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Publisher:
Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
Description:
First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's, to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, the spine hand-lettered and the binding loose but present, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78998
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
 
Author:
Staunford, William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusiors titles & common lieux. Per queux home plus redement & plenairement, trouera quelque chose queil quira, touchaunt les ditz plees composees lan du grace, 1557. S.T.C. 23219; Beale T485. Quarto
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1557.
Description:
First edition (of six) of the first treatise on English criminal law, culminating a century-long movement centered in the Inns of Court, a work which, in Dr. Baker's words, "may well have become an assize judge's vade mecum"
Condition:
Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, rubbed, new endpapers, a trace of worming, clean with good margins, once Phil Cohen's copy, now the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78997
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Title:
British Military Occupation of Samoa. Proclamations 1 through 41 and Proclamation 43
Publisher:
[British Military Occupation Printer], Apia Samoa, 1914-17.
Description:
A lengthy run of the first official proclamations issued by the British Military Occupation, often multilingual, following New Zealand's first action in World War I, its expeditionary force capturing German Samoa in late August 1914
Condition:
Broadsheets and broadsides, some folding, a few marginal chips, typically informally folded, else well-preserved
Book No.:
W-77264
Price:
$ 3750.00
Category:
NEW ZEALAND, GERMANY
 
Author:
Title:
An Attorney's Practice Epitomized: Or, The Method, Times and Expences of Proceeding in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas. From the Commencement of a Suit, to the Trial, final Judgment and Execution [etc.]. A New Edition, corrected
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For P. Uriel [etc.], London, 1778.
Description:
A rare edition of an intensely practical work seemingly published for almost a century, most usefully comparing and contrasting the practice of the two major royal courts in parallel columns, its gloss sometimes highly critical; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, interleaved throughout, glossed, indexed, and with the rules of the Court of Peverel set forth
Book No.:
W-68508
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts, Manuscripts
 
Author:
Darrow, Clarence S.
Title:
A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Hunsberger 44
Publisher:
C.L. Ricketts, Chicago, 1902.
Description:
First reissue of Darrow's first work, the only existing collection of Darrow's critical writings, taking its title from Darrow's essay on 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' and informing Darrow's world-view (and his philosophy of law) throughout his life
Condition:
Original cloth-backed decorated boards, showing wear, else a good copy with untrimmed edges and partly printed in red and black
Book No.:
W-15187
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Bellamy, John
Title:
The Tudor Law of Treason, An Introduction
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly rubbed dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79036
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, criminal law
 
Author:
Holtzoff, Alexander (ed.)
Title:
Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, With Notes Prepared Under the Direction of the Advisory Committee Appointed by the United States Supreme Court
Publisher:
New York University School of Law, New York, 1946.
Description:
The major revision of federal criminal procedure, as effected by the rules promulgated by the Supreme Court; with a preface by Tom Clark, then Attorney General, and the proceedings at N.Y.U. exploring and discussing the rules
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a worn dustjacket; New York University School of Law Institute Proceedings, Volume VI
Book No.:
W-79019
Price:
$ 60.00
Category:
criminal law, Procedure
 
Author:
Greene, Asa
Title:
The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson. Wright 842
Publisher:
Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description:
The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's 1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:
Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's Prison
Book No.:
W-79027
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York
 
Author:
Taverner, Richard?
Title:
Institutions, or pryncypall groundes of the lawes and Statutes of Englande, newlye and verye truelye corrected and amended, with many newe and goodly additions, very profytable for all sortes of people to knowe [etc.]. S.T.C. 9293a (?variant); Beale T276
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Powell [etc.], London, 1551.
Description:
A rare edition of one of the most popular of sixteenth century English law books, and seemingly the first work designed to convey in layman's terms, and in English, the essence of English private law in all its aspects; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, rebacked, generally clean and well preserved; possibly a variant with "Fletestrete" spelled correctly in the colophon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78991
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
English Law
 
Author:
Title:
Autograph Letter, signed, from J.E. Hall to Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, dated February 6, 1819, about 7 1/2 x 9 inches in ink in a clear legible hand
Publisher:
Two pages plus integral address leaf, Philadelphia, 1819.
Description:
The attempt by Hall, founder of this country's first law journal, to seek Story's support and the imprimatur of the Supreme Court for his proposed Journal of Jurisprudence, invoking his association with Peter DuPonceau as evidence of his bona fides
Condition:
Tear to the address leaf, a few small pinholes, some bleed through, but legibility preserved in all instances, sound and well preserved
Book No.:
W-79018
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Manuscripts, constitutional law, Supreme Court, law publishing
 
Author:
Hare, J.I. Clark
Title:
The Law of Contracts
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1887.
Description:
Condition:
Modern buckram, slightly worn, ex-library; a sound usable copy
Book No.:
W-79034
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
contracts
 
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
The New Natura Brevium of The Most Reverend Judge Mr. Anthony Fitzherbert. To Which Is Added a Commentary Supposed to be written by the late Lord Chief Justice Hale. The Ninth Edition, Collated with Former Editions, and corrected [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall . . . for J. Butterworth, London, 1794.
Description:
The received edition of Fitzherbert's classic work upon the writ system, containing Sir Matthew Hale's commentary and so joining together two of England's greatest judges and scholars, praised by Winfield and repeatedly cited by Maitland as authority
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, a bit rubbed and the joints just cracking but quite firm, an especially clean, bright set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79009
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Procedure
 
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States, Before the Adoption of the Constitution. Abridged by the Author, for the Use of Colleges and High Schools
Publisher:
Hilliard, Gray, and Company, Boston, 1833.
Description:
Only edition of Story's effort to distil his 'Commentaries on the Constitution', reflecting his "almost unshakable optimism in the perfecting power of education" and his wish that constitutional principles be infused into the minds of the young
Condition:
Modern maroon buckram, gilt, light browning and foxing, else a very good copy; Cohen 2915
Book No.:
W-79017
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
constitutional law, education, Every Man Law Books
 
Author:
Thorne, Samuel E.
Title:
Henry de Bracton, 1268-1968
Publisher:
University of Exeter, Exeter, 1970.
Description:
Professor Thorne's lecture, delivered at Exeter in September, 1968, marking the 700th anniversary of Bracton's death, just as his own monumental edition of 'Bracton' began to appear, treating of Bracton, of his great work, and of the addiciones
Condition:
Original printed stapled grey wraps, a trifle faded, else a very good copy; 21 pages
Book No.:
W-79025
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, biography
 
Author:
Barton, Charles
Title:
An Historical Treatise of A Suit in Equity: In Which Is Attempted A Scientific Deduction of the Proceedings used on the Equity Sides of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, from the Commencement of the Suit to the Decree and Appeal [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Son, Portugal Street, Lincoln's-Inn, London, 1796.
Description:
First edition of Barton's first work, termed "clear and straightforward" by Holdsworth, with a substantial historical introduction and a careful treatment of the courts' processes, providing ample, critical and intensely practical notes
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints slightly rubbed and the spine darkened, else especially clean and bright; with the advertisement leaf but not the half title
Book No.:
W-79016
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity
 
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Future of the Common Law. Setaro 196
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, Cincinnati?, 1933.
Description:
Dean Pound's address at the centennial celebration of the University of Cincinnati Law School, anticipating the conference which he conceived and guided at Harvard Law School in August, 1936; reprinted from the Law Review's November issue
Condition:
Original blue printed wraps, a few neat marginal vertical markings, else a very good copy; 18 pages
Book No.:
W-79024
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
jurisprudence
 
Author:
Title:
Trial of Nikolaus Von Falkenhorst Formerly Generaloberst in the German Army. Edited by E.H. Stevens, Writer to His Majesty's Signet. With a Foreword by The Right Hon. Sir Norman Birkett, P.C., Member of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg
Publisher:
William Hodge and Company, Limited, London, 1949.
Description:
The trial of von Falkenhorst, convicted, his death sentence commuted; with a letter enclosed from George Brand, editor of the War Crime Trial Law Reports, to James Hodge transmitting the work's introduction and recording the approval of Lord Wright
Condition:
Original red cloth, gilt, slightly worn, the spine lightly faded and cocked, else a very good copy; War Crimes Trials, Volume VI
Book No.:
W-79032
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, Nuremberg
 
Author:
Thayer, Philip Warren
Title:
Cases and Materials in the Law Merchant. With an Introduction by The Right Hon. Robert Alderson, Baron Wright, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, Chairman of the Royal Commission on Historical Documents, and Chairman of the Law Revision Commission
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1939.
Description:
Thayer's first major work, a massive collection of materials (over 1,300 pages) put together while he was Professor of International Commercial Law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Research Associate in Comparative Law at Harvard
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79015
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Casebooks, maritime law
 
Author:
Collier, Wm. Miller
Title:
The Law of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Law of Bankruptcy as Embodied in the New National Bankruptcy Act [etc.]
Publisher:
Matthew Bender, Albany, 1899.
Description:
The enlarged edition of Collier's classic treatise, published soon after his first edition of 1898, required by the intervening promulgation by the Supreme Court of both the official bankruptcy forms and of the rules and orders in bankruptcy
Condition:
Modern buckram, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79006
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
bankruptcy
 
Author:
Pattinson, Dorothea Hazel
Title:
The Reception of the American Constitution in Britain (1787-1848). Being a thesis presented for the degree of M.A., in the Honours School of History at the University of Birmingham, May 1941
Publisher:
Single Spaced Typescript, Birmingham?, 1941.
Description:
The rare thesis, Ms Pattinson's sole work, beginning with the adoption of the American constitution (in 1787) until de Tocqueville's famous "Democracy in America", focussing on the intervening decades in both countries; one copy in OCLC and COPAC
Condition:
Original cloth, paper labels, quite spotted and worn, but sound, a good copy of the typescript, 138 pages, with several pieces of correspondence laid in
Book No.:
W-79014
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Manuscripts, constitutional law, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Ehrenzweig, Albert A.
Title:
United States
Publisher:
Double spaced typescript copy, 26 pages, Berkeley, 1971.
Description:
Professor Ehrenzweig's report, possibly never published, and with substantial corrections, on the history and state of American legal scholarship, particularly "legal science", critical yet hopeful it "will save the common law from . . . destruction"
Condition:
One horizontal fold, stapled in the upper left hand corner, three punch holes, last leaf detached but present, a sturdy usable copy
Book No.:
W-79022
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
philosophy of law, education
 
Author:
Title:
Luther J. Verrill, The Supposed West Auburn Murderer. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by C.C. Conlon, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Maine
Publisher:
C.C. Conlon, Portland?, 1867.
Description:
The rare photograph of Verrill, the white male charged but not convicted of murder, accused by Clifton Harris, the African American hanged for the crime, as the murders' perpetrator, leading in part to Maine's abolition of the death penalty in 1887
Condition:
Photograph measuring about 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, a good clear image showing Verrill standing, left hand on hip, right hand on chair; no copy located
Book No.:
W-79030
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
capital punishment, criminal law, law and photography
 
Author:
Fowler, David Burton
Title:
The Practice of the Court of Exchequer, upon Proceedings in Equity. In Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Burton, for J. Butterworth . . . and W. Brown [etc], London, 1795.
Description:
Only edition of Fowler's sole work, written while he was one of the Six Clerks of the Court, distinguishing between the equity practices of the Exchequer and of the Chancery and, in Holdsworth's words, "giv[ing] clear and practical information"
Condition:
Original paper-backed buff boards, rubbed and chipped, else an exceptionally clean set in original state, the edges untrimmed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79005
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
equity
 
Author:
Title:
Representative Opinions of Mr. Justice Holmes. Arranged, with Introductory Notes, by Alfred Lief. With a Foreword by Harold J. Laski
Publisher:
The Vanguard Press, New York, 1931.
Description:
Original edition of a selection of over sixty of Holmes' opinions in ten different subject matter areas, "chosen with judgment and giv[ing] a picture of Mr. Justice Holmes' view of the law not easily obtained elsewhere"
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, an especially well preserved, bright copy in a very slightly chipped, unclipped price dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79013
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court
 
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134
Publisher:
Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester, 1790.
Description:
The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown
Condition:
Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set
Book No.:
W-79021
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
jurisprudence
 
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
The Law of Tithes; Shewing Their Nature, Kinds, Properties and Incidents . . . With the Nature, Incidents and Effects of Customs, Prescriptions, Real Compositions, Modus Decimandi, Libels, Suggestions, Prohibitions, Consultations [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot for J. Brotherton [and others], London, 1744.
Description:
The penultimate edition of a work which Holdsworth singles out for special mention, conceivably of an anti-ecclesiastical bias, but with a sound base built on earlier treatises, including those of Selden, Spelman, Godolphin and Degge
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, new endpapers, light browning, else well preserved and quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79012
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
church, Religion, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
What Use Can Be Made of Judicial Statistics. Setaro 191
Publisher:
Description:
The rare printing of the address of Dean Pound delivered before the Judicial Section of the American Bar Association, October 11, 1932, reprinted from Volume XII, Number 2 of the February 1933 Oregon Law Review; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed self-wraps, a very good copy; pages 89-95
Book No.:
W-79011
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Duodecimo. At the Parliament Summoned to be Held at Westminster, Anno Dom. 1713. In the Twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1714.
Description:
The Parliamentary session enacting the seminal Longitude Act ("An Act for Providing a Publick Reward for such Person or Persons as shall Discover the Longitude at Sea"), leading to the invention of the marine chronometer and safe ocean navigation
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled reverse calf, slightly rubbed and marked, else a very good, clean and tall copy
Book No.:
W-77130
Price:
$ 6000.00
Category:
international law, Acts
 
Author:
Wu, John C.H.
Title:
Fountain of Justice, A Study in the Natural Law
Publisher:
Sheed and Ward, London, 1959.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78981
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
philosophy of law

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