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Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. ESTC N53550; not in ECCO. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701 [1702].
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Declaration to All His loving Subjects, December 26 1662. Published by the Advice of His Privy Council. Wing C2988. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
Charles II's admirable but ill fated first declaration of indulgence, seeking to suspend the Act of Uniformity and extend toleration to Quakers, Roman Catholics, and nonconformists, he forced to rescind it (a "resounding humiliation") in March 1663
Condition:
?Original printed self wraps, disbound, definite browning, else quite sound with ample margins and the Royal arms on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80083
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Religion
 
Author:
Birkenhead
Title:
More Famous Trials
Publisher:
Sun Dial Press, Garden City, 1937.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54441
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
trials
 
Author:
Fissell, Mary E.
Title:
Vernacular Bodies, The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-74886
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, women's law, witchcraft
Author:
Evelyn, John
Title:
The Charters of the City of London, Which Have Been Granted by the Kings and Queens of England . . . and The Parliamentary Confirmation, by K. William and Q. Mary. To which is annexed, an Abstract of the Arguings in the Case of the Quo Warranto. ESTC T161290
Publisher:
Printed for D. Farmer . . . in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1738.
Description:
First edition of a work attributed to Evelyn, the famed diarist, probably compiled by him during the Quo Warranto crisis of the late 17th century, with his taste for historical accuracy evidenced by his etymological and biographical notes
Condition:
Modern calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, the title printed in red and black, last leaf a bit strained, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80087
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
London, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Edwardes, Michael
Title:
Warren Hastings, King of the Nabobs
Publisher:
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon Ltd, London, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-library, showing wear, but a clean, usable copy
Book No.:
W-55700
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
biography, trials, impeachment, 18TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Foyster, Elizabeth
Title:
Marital Violence, An English Family History, 1660-1857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
Description:
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-74270
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
women's law
 
Author:
Title:
Rededication Ceremony, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Publisher:
Pip Printing, Burbank, 2002.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled illustrated wraps, well preserved
Book No.:
W-70604
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
biography, California, women's law, Legal Architecture
 
Author:
Franklin, Charles
Title:
Woman in the Case
Publisher:
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, 1968.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-59088
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, women's law
 
Author:
Bernstein, Iver
Title:
The New York City Draft Riots, Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-59637
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, New York, trials
Author:
Mocket, Richard
Title:
Tractatus de Politia Ecclesiae Anglicanae. Cui accesserunt Richardi Zouch, L.L.D. Descriptio Juris & Judicii Ecclesiastici secundum Canones & Constitutiones Anglicanas. Necnon Descriptio Juris & Judicii Temporalis [etc.]. Editio Tertia
Publisher:
Typis Gul. Sayes, Impensis R. Clavel . . . D. Pauli, London, 1705.
Description:
Final edition of Mocket's treatise on ecclesiastical jurisdiction, coupled with two portions of Zouche's great scheme to survey all English law systematically, here on English ecclesiastical law and on feudal, private, and customary law; not in ECCO
Condition:
Modern unlettered buckram backed marbled boards, the title a bit dusty with its margins just chipped, else quite clean with good margins
Book No.:
W-80104
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Wise, Sarah
Title:
The Italian Boy, A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Co., New York, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-72170
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Freedman, Estelle B.
Title:
Maternal Justice, Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-59081
Price:
$ 32.50
Category:
women's law, biography, legal reform, Juvenile Law, primitives, prisons
 
Author:
Bignell, Alan
Title:
Kent Murders
Publisher:
Countryside Books, Newbury, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Paper; 128 pages
Book No.:
W-47409
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly [for the Selden Society], London, 1888.
Description:
Original edition of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:
Original blue cloth gilt, ex-library (with withdrawn stamp), else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-80100
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Birmingham, George A.
Title:
Murder Most Foul! A Gallery of Famous Criminals
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus, London, 1929.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, a good copy
Book No.:
W-68001
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Stoddard, Roger E. (comp.)
Title:
A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 Through 1820. Edited by David R. Whitesell
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 2012.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket, published for the Bibliographical Society of America
Book No.:
W-80103
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Poetry
Author:
Berry, Alex (creator)
Title:
High Treason, The Trial of Louis Riel, July 1885
Publisher:
Victory Point Games, Costa Mesa, 2016.
Description:
A board game devoted to "Canada's greatest state trial", designed for two persons (prosecutor and defense counsel), with one game mat and one rules booklet, two player aids, 12 juror cards, 5 bonus "What If" cards, 50 trial cards and 100 game pieces
Condition:
In the original box, measuring 6x9x1 1/2 inches, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-80101
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
CANADA, trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Freedman, Estelle B.
Title:
Their Sisters' Keepers, Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1984.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54033
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, prisons, women's law
Author:
Faldo, Thomas
Title:
Reformation of Proceedings at Law. By way of Petition, Dedicated to the Honourable Committee of Parliament, for Reformation of Courts of Justice, and Proceedings at Law. Wing F208. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Hen: Hils, living . . . in Southwarke, London, 1649.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work of Faldo of Grays Inn, imbued with "[a] Selden-like scepticism about equity" and contending that Chancery was so arbitrary and even corrupt that its reform was difficult and reliance on the common law was much preferable
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80086
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, equity
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law and Practice of Ejectments: Being a Compendious Treatise of the Common and Statute Law Relating thereto: To which are added Select Precedents of Pleas, Special Verdicts, Judgments, Executions, and Proceedings in Error [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by R. and B. Nutt, and F. Gosling . . . for T. Waller, London, 1741.
Description:
Final edition of the work which Holdsworth praises as "deal[ing] clearly with [ejectment]", the all-important procedural device which "[b]y means of piling fiction on fiction" (in Maitland's words), was to supplant almost entirely the real actions
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very slightly rubbed, a small crack to the upper front joint, else especially clean and bright, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80092
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Real Property, Procedure
 
Author:
Friedman, Jane M.
Title:
America's First Woman Lawyer, The Biography of Myra Bradwell
Publisher:
Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48201
Price:
$ 22.95
Category:
women's law, biography, Illinois
Author:
Haines, Richard
Title:
Proposals For Building in every County a Working Almshouse or Hospital; As the Best Expedient to perfect the Trade and Manufactory of Linnen Cloth. Wing H205. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W.G. for R. Harford . . . in Cornhil, London, 1677.
Description:
Sole edition of Haine's first proposal to assist the poor while simultaneously improving England's economy, his efforts together with those of Sir Matthew Hale and John Locke, inter alia, "influenc[ing] later projects for reform of the poor laws"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered and ruled, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80089
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, economics, legal reform
 
Author:
Bierstadt, Edward Hale
Title:
Enter Murderers! Eight Studies in Murder
Publisher:
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1934.
Description:
Condition:
Original red cloth, showing wear, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-58798
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Grotius, Hugo
Title:
De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In quibus jus Naturae & Gentium, item juris publici praecipua explicantur. Editio Nova cum Annotatis Auctoris, ex postrema ejus ante obitumcura. Accesserunt . . . Dissertatio de Mari libero. ter Meulen et Diermanse 580
Publisher:
Apud Joannem Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1670.
Description:
A late seventeenth century edition of the masterwork of Grotius, prepared by his son, Peter Grotius, coupled with Grotius's first work on international law; with the allegorical frontispiece depicting war and peace under the direction of justice
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down and label preserved, neat circular ownership stamp on title, else very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79985
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Title:
The Laws Discovery: Or a Brief Detection of sundry notorious Errors and Abuses Contained in our English Laws, whereby Thousands are Annually stript of their Estates, and some of their Lives. By a Well-wisher to his Countrey. Wing F40. Quarto [Eight Pages]
Publisher:
Printed by R.I. for G.B., London, 1653.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract written by a reforming barrister, proposing major changes in imprisonment for debt and bail, abolishing benefit of clergy, trial by combat, and pressing to death, and providing a right to counsel in death penalty cases
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, some staining, lower corner of last leaf torn away, the Evelyn copy [Nov 30, lot 556] with the modern bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80078
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, prisons, bailments, trials, Religion, capital punishment
Author:
Title:
A Briefe Declaration For What manner of speciall Nusance concerning private dwelling houses, a man may have his remedy . . .Opinions of foure famous Sages [Manwood, Monson, Plowden, and Wray] [with] The Iustices of Assise their Opinion [etc.]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for William Cooke [etc.]; STC 6453 [including this copy], London, 1636.
Description:
The arguments in a seminal case on the law of nuisance [Hale's Case], including nonfeasance as nuisance, followed by the resolutions of the justices on 35 queries involving the poor, including vagrants, rogues, bastards, and infants inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, light browning else well preserved, the Kenney copy with its shelf label, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80076
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion, poor law, law of nuisance, criminal law, Juvenile Law
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
Institutiones Iuris Anglicani ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Imperialium Compositae & Digestae. Opus non Solum Iuris Anglicani romanique; in hoc regno studiosis, sed omnibus qui [politeian] scire cupiunt, utile & accommodatum. S.T.C. 5899
Publisher:
Ex Officina Johannis Legat, Cambridge, 1605.
Description:
First edition of "one of the truly rare books of English legal literature", a potential precursor to Bacon and Bentham's plans to reform and codify English law, this first edition predating Coke as the first English institutionalist legal treatise
Condition:
Modern calf bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, inner gilt dentelles, ex Board of Trade Library, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80077
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
civil law
Author:
Title:
The Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs . . . Viz. I. For Trover and Conversion of Goods. II. For Malicious Prosecutions. III. For Nusances. IV. For Disceits and on Warranties. V. On the Common Custom against Carriers, Innkeepers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling (Assigns of Edw. Sayer) &c., London, 1720.
Description:
The rare first edition of the first work to employ the word 'torts' in its title and in our modern sense, and, as Milsom observed, "as close to being a text-book as anything available to Blackstone" outside the land law; no copy in England in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, the top of the title cut away affecting the ruled border but not its words, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80090
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
torts, law of nuisance

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