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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
Author:
Title:
The Pentagon Papers. The Defense Department History of United States Decisionmaking on Vietnam [with] Critical Essays Edited by Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn and an Index to Volumes One-Four. The Senator Gravel Edition. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Beacon Press, Boston, 1971-72.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed wraps, showing wear, the spines somewhat faded, and some staining, with a number of newspaper clippings tucked in; a good usable set
Book No.:
W-77791
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
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:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, definite staining throughout, moreso at the end, two leaves repaired with loss; a working copy
Book No.:
W-59198
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Cecil, Robert
Title:
The Copie of a Letter to the Right Honourable the Earle of Leycester . . . With a report of certeine petitions and declaratations made to the Qveenes Maiestie . . . And her Maiesties answeres therunto by her selfe deliuered [etc.]. S.T.C. 6052. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1586.
Description:
The famous debate as Elizabeth was determining whether Mary Queen of Scots should be executed, cast as a report from Cecil to Leicester, but in fact carefully reviewed and corrected by Elizabeth, prefiguring Cecil and Elizabeth's close relationship
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and a trace of marginal worming, else a good crisp copy; without the leaf containing the woodcut arms
Book No.:
W-76766
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, SCOTLAND, Parliament
 
Author:
Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:
Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la Roygne Mary, Escrie ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collect sub ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3821.5; Beale R479; Cowley 72; not in Baker
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Cum priuilegio, London, 1578.
Description:
The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis, preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, joints just cracking but very firm, an exceptionally clean copy with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78989
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
 
Author:
Title:
The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer & corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:
Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78987
Price:
$ 4250.00
Category:
Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
 
Author:
Title:
Advertisements partly for due order in the publique administration of common prayers and usinge the holy Sacramentes, and partly for the apparrell of all persons ecclesiasticall, by vertue of the Queenes maiesties letters commanding the same. STC 10027
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Reginalde Wolfe, London, 1565?.
Description:
One of two first printings of the 1564 Advertisements, an important part of which were then to be incorporated in the Canons of 1604 and, consequently, to be embodied in the Constitution of the English Church over the ensuing centuries
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the outer margins of the last two leaves somewhat chipped and frayed, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78995
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Ryther, D.W.
Title:
The Duel of Bryan and Darrow. Not in Hunsberger
Publisher:
Bryan University Print Shop, Dayton, 1940.
Description:
The rare pro-Bryan (and anti-Darrow, who "used every known legal device and trick") tract written by the Dean of Bryan University, originally appearing in the January 1937 issue of The Defender Magazine, here, with revisions, reprinted
Condition:
Printed stapled self wraps, 8 pages, with a photograph of Bryan on the first page, well preserved; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-64120
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
trials
 
Author:
Title:
The True Picture of an Ill Practiser of the Law. In a Dialogue between a Sollicitor and his Intended Client
Publisher:
No publisher, London, 1703.
Description:
A rare, forthright criticism of the law, looking back with favor on the 1653 reforms of the Barebones Parliament, regretting that they "hath slept ever since", and calling for the "Utter Extirpation" of the dishonest lawyer; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed boards, definite browning, modern interleaves, Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, sound, with the half-title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78994
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7698; Beale T240
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . In fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Myddylton, London, 1544.
Description:
A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account [there]"; two copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Modern calf, the title and last leaf supplied from S.T.C. 7699, browning and staining, one marginal hole and one repaired margin; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78993
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
 
Author:
Title:
Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7699; Beale T243
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . By [N. Hill for] Henry Smythe, London, 1546.
Description:
A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account at the Exchequer"; one copy in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, some staining, four leaves repaired in the upper margins with loss of a few words on two leaves, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78992
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
taxation
 
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Abridgment des tovts les Cases reportez alarge per Monsieur Plowden, ouesque, les Exceptions al pleadings & leur Responses, les Resolutions des matters in Ley, & touts auters principal matters surdants sur les arguments de mesmes [etc.]. S.T.C. 20037
Publisher:
In aedibus Ianae Yetsweirt. Cum Priuilegio, London, 1597?.
Description:
First edition of the first abridgement of the first named English reports, undertaken by the pioneer of this genre of legal literature, in Holdsworth's words "a great maker of indices and abstracts"; with the preface cancelled in most copies
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, rubbed and somewhat marked, some blanks a bit frayed, else quite clean and fresh, without A4 (?blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78983
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY, reports of cases
 
Author:
Title:
Articuli ad narrationes nouas Pertin[entes] formati. S.T.C. 820; Beale T118
Publisher:
Hunc libellum excudebat Henricus Smythe [etc.], London, 1545.
Description:
The rare, penultimate printing of the medieval tract glossing and complementing both Natura Brevium and Novae Narrationes, all works central to early pleading and practice in the royal courts; six copies in ESTC, two being fragments only
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning and some marginal staining, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78990
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
pleading
Author:
Cobbett, William and T.B. Howell (eds.)
Title:
Complete Collection of State Trials, And Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time [title varies]. Thirty Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
R. Bagshaw [imprint varies], London, 1809-28.
Description:
Still the received edition, from Becket's trial in the 12th century to Thistlewood's in 1820, in Holdsworth's words "an invaluable collection of nearly all the important criminal trials and constitutional cases . . . bearing upon public law"
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 crimson morocco, somewhat rubbed and chafed, marbled edges, endpapers, and pastedowns, a very good set
Book No.:
W-77056
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
FRANCE, trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean working set
Book No.:
W-79004
Price:
$ 225.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
 
Author:
Greenberg, Jack
Title:
Litigation for Social Change: Methods, Limits and Role in Democracy. With an Introduction by Bernard H. Goldstein
Publisher:
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, 1974.
Description:
The Thirtieth Annual Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture, in which Jack Greenberg (successor to Thurgood Marshall as head of the Legal Defense Fund) discusses three litigation campaigns--school segregation, welfare rights, and bail--and their limits
Condition:
Original crimson cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79003
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
legal reform
 
Author:
Darrow, Clarence
Title:
The Religion of the American Negro. Hunsberger 261
Publisher:
The Crisis, New York, 1931.
Description:
The debate, on paper, between Darrow ("a tried and true friend of the Negro race") and R.E. Jones, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Darrow concluding that "future progress needs education, opportunity, intelligence and, above all, courage"
Condition:
Original oversized illustrated wraps, beginning to detach, but usable; the June issue, with two photographs, one of Darrow and a second of Bishop Jones
Book No.:
W-59549
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Religion, Discrimination
 
Author:
Title:
Diversite de Covrtes lour iurisdictions et alia necessaria et vtilia. S.T.C. 10953; Beale T129; McKerrow & Ferguson 53
Publisher:
Nicholas Hill for Henry Smith?, London, 1545.
Description:
The rare, final edition (and the only Smith printing) of one of just a handful of early English legal tracts, treating of royal and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench, Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy with ample margins and the occasional early annotation, four copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78988
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, courts

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