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Title:
A Declaration of His Maiesties Royall pleasure, in what sort He thinketh fit to enlarge, Or reserue Himselfe in matter of Bountie [The "Book of Bounty"]. S.T.C. 9223.2 [the 'Cure' variant]. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1610.
Description:
First edition of James's famed 'Book of Bounty', anticipating the seminal Statute of Monopolies of 1624 and its "foundation of the patent law of the present day", preserving the rights of inventors but otherwise greatly restricting Royal prerogative
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else very clean and crisp, with the first blank signature "A"; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79708
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Author:
Hutton, Richard
Title:
The Third Part Of the Young Clerks Guide: Or, a further Collection of Choice English Presidents For Indentures of Settlement, of Exchange, of Bargains and Sales . . . Declarations of Trust, Assignments . . . and sundry others of the newest form. Wing H3847
Publisher:
Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The rare first edition variant of the penultimate part of the spectacularly popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions recorded in ESTC by 1691; one copy in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, neatly repaired, title and next leaf chipped (no text affected), some notations, clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79711
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Strickland, Stephen Parks (ed.)
Title:
Hugo Black and the Supreme Court, A Symposium. With a foreword by Charles L. Black
Publisher:
The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., Indianapolis, 1967.
Description:
A dual presentation copy--"To Fred Gale / The best interviewer I've / ever encounted, with thanks / and knd regards / Steve Strickland / August 11, 1977" [and] signed on the dedication page "from Tamara", Steve Strickland's wife, the work's dedicatee
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn, faded, and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79773
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Iniunctions giuen by the Queenes Maiestie. Anno Dom. 1559. The first yeere of the Raigne of our Soueraign Lady Queene Elizabeth. Cum Priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis. S.T.C. 10110. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by assignment of Robert Barker [per S.T.C.], London, 1600.
Description:
The final early printing of the injunctions issued in July 1559, supplementing the Acts of Supremacy and Uniformity enacted in Elizabeth's first parliament and "complet[ing] the settlement of religion upon which the Church of England is based"
Condition:
19th century brown morocco, a Zaehnsdorf binding, lightly rubbed, extra gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, some browning; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79712
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Fitzherbert, John
Title:
Here begynneth a ryght frutefull matter: and hath to name the boke of Surueyinge & improuementes. S.T.C. 11013; Beale T353a [three copies in ESTC]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Wyllyam Copland. for Rychard Kele, London, 1550?.
Description:
A rare edition of the first English work on surveying, appearing over most of the 16th century, its scope very broadly defined to include "estate management, cartography, measurement, valuation, urban development, building design and quality control"
Condition:
Modern blind tooled calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, title darkened, some staining to leaves 30 to 52, lacking leaves 49 and 51, else sound
Book No.:
W-79710
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
surveying
Author:
Conset, Henry
Title:
The Practice of the Spiritual or Ecclesiastical Courts. To which is added, A Brief Discourse of the Structure and Manner Of forming the Libel or Declaration. Wing C5901
Publisher:
Printed for T. Basset, and are to be sold by Will. Hensman [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
First edition of the first work in English on the practice and procedure of England's church courts, in John Baker's words "a vernacular edition" expanding upon Francis Clarke's treatise (in Latin) published from a corrupt text earlier in the century
Condition:
Early polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, one lower margin cut away, else clean with the errata; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79713
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Advice to a Certain Lord High Chancellor, Twelve Judges, 600 Barristers . . . and 30,000 Attornies! . . . Strongly Recommended to All Gentlemen Who Wish to Know the Law; and to All Clients Whose Persons or Fortunes Are in the Power of Lawyers
Publisher:
Printed for P. Byrne, A. Grueber [and six others], Dublin, 1792.
Description:
Only Irish edition of a humorous expose of the chicaneries, sharp practices, and shifty tricks of the law, thinly disguised as "advice", purportedly written by a former chimney sweep and pickpocket turned lawyer after serving time in Newgate
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt lettered, some staining, mainly marginal, else clean and usable, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79707
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
humor, biography, prisons
Author:
Title:
The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills, Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for C. Hitch &c, London, 1740.
Description:
A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties) encompassing all public business; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern unlettered 1/4 calf over boards, a trifle strained and with some staining, mainly marginal, else clean with the two plates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79704
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
Author:
Brook, Robert
Title:
The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897. Sowerby 2012 [Jefferson's copy imperfect]
Publisher:
Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.
Description:
One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in 1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, light browning, margins of title and a few other leaves chipped, the advertising leaf from ?Callis's Reading pasted in
Book No.:
W-79705
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
Author:
Wildman (ed.), John
Title:
The Case of the Armie Truly stated, together with the mischiefes and dangers that are imminent, and some sutable remedies. Humbly proposed by the Agents of five Regiments of Horse . . . unto his Excellency, Sir Thomas Fairfax [with his answer]. Wing W2168
Publisher:
Printed in the yeare, 1647, London, 1647.
Description:
Among the most famous of the Leveller tracts, leading to The Agreement of the People and the Putney Debates, with proposals for universal male suffrage, freedom of conscience, and equality before the law, all to be mooted by Charles I's execution
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else crisp and clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79701
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
military law, English constitutional law, Radicals
Author:
Title:
The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills, Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Hodges &c, London, 1740.
Description:
A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties) encompassing all public business; one copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, a bit scraped, the spine rubbed, ?label lacking, else quite clean with good margins and the two plates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79741
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
Author:
Harrington, James
Title:
The Art of Law-Giving: in III Books. The First Shewing the Foundations . . . of all the kinds of Government. The Second, Shewing the . . . Commonwealths of Israel and of the Jews. The Third, Shewing a Model fitted unto the present State [etc.]. Wing H806
Publisher:
Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, at the three Gilt Cups [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The only early edition of the work which J.G.A. Pocock numbered among Harrington's "most ambitious", appearing soon after his 'Oceana' and in part its forceful abridgement, propelling Harrington into "the mainstream of national political argument"
Condition:
Modern blind ruled sheep, black morocco label double gilt ruled and lettered, somewhat rubbed, else clean and with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79703
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
jewish law, jurisdiction, political theory
Author:
Noy, William
Title:
A Treatise of the Principal Grounds and Maxims of the Laws of This Nation [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [with] ?John Doddridge, A Treatise of Particular Estates [with] T.H., Certain Observations Concerning a Deed of Feoffment. Wing N1456
Publisher:
Printed for T. Collins [and four others] [imprints vary], London, 1677.
Description:
An early edition of three works introducing a student to English law, including the most popular of all early works devoted to English legal maxims, an elementary view of real property (doubtfully attributed to John Dodderidge), and a primer on deeds
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled sheep, neatly rebacked, quite clean and bright, with the final two blanks and the first blank Signature A; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79706
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
maxims, conveyancing, Real Property, introductory law
Author:
Zouche, Richard
Title:
Quaestionum Juris Civilis Centuria. In Decem Classes Distributa. Non minus ad Legum Generalium Cognitionem, quam ad studiosorum Exercitationem, accommodata. Wing Z24
Publisher:
Excudebat Gul: Hall, Impensis Thomae Robinson, Oxford, 1659.
Description:
First edition of the last work to be published in the lifetime of Zouche, capping his career as (in Holdsworth's words) "the earliest English writer on Jurisprudence", set in the form of question and response, and introducing the student to law
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else quite clean with good margins and an occasional notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79702
Price:
$ 1450.00
Category:
international law, civil law

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