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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:
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:
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
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:
Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description:
The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:
W-78978
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
Author:
Title:
Six Autograph Letters signed, from Wait Talcott to his wife, Elizabeth, written while Talcott was in Washington D.C. before the United States Supreme Court, having been sued by Cyrus McCormick for patent violations, fourteen pages in total
Publisher:
Privately Written, Washington, 1858.
Description:
The case said to have "lifted Lincoln into a Presidential candidate", these letters written by Talcott (who had retained Lincoln as his lawyer) while attending the argument before the Court, providing the funds for Lincoln's ensuing Senate candidacy
Condition:
Blank sheets measuring about 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, horizontal folds and very light browning, altogether extremely well preserved in a clear hand
Book No.:
W-78964
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
the Presidency, patents
Author:
Title:
Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statuorum]. S.T.C. 9514; Duff 376; Beale S40; Cowley 3
Publisher:
Explicit abbreuiamentum statutorum Impressum per Ricardum Pynson, London, 1499.
Description:
Second edition of the first abridgment of the English statutes, "a great improvement on the 1481 edition", the first to be printed by Pynson and one of only two statutory abridgments of English law (the other the 1481 edition) printed before 1500
Condition:
Later 1/4 calf, rubbed, light browning, a few leaves darkened, Signet Library gilt crests and Eric Sexton bookplates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78942
Price:
$ 35000.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Corporations. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, London, 1793-94.
Description:
Only edition of a pathbreaking treatise, and the only treatise of its kind to appear in the eighteenth century, praised by Holdsworth as "a very complete and learned work [and] a remarkably able pioneer treatise on this subject"
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf, rebacked, the original spines laid down, some foxing to the second title page and following, else very clean; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-78940
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
corporations
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Constitutionis: or, the Gentleman's Law. Being A Compleat Treatise of all the Laws and Statutes relating to the King and the Prerogative of the Crown; the Nobility; and House of Lords . . . And Also, An Introduction to the Common Law of England [etc]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling . . . for B. Lintot, London, 1719.
Description:
First edition of a work for which Jacob claimed he had consulted over one hundred authorities, praised by Holdsworth as "a learned book . . . the idea of making such a book was original; and the main features of the constitution are set out"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, extra gilt, gilt crests ("Mea Gloria Fides"), rubbed, the lower spine just chipped, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78916
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Roseman, Ronald, David Splitt, & W. Anthony Fitch
Title:
The Resolution of Detainers for Federal and State Prisoners
Publisher:
American University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1971.
Description:
The second in a series of community handbooks to be published by the Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior at the law school; with a foreword by its director, Nicholas N. Kittrie
Condition:
Original oversize tan stapled wraps, a very good copy, typescript, 29 pages; no print copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78914
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Splitt, David, John Browne and W. Anthony Fitch
Title:
Post-Conviction Relief for Federal Prisoners: Motions to Vacate Sentences Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255
Publisher:
American University Law School, Washington, D.C., 1973.
Description:
The first in a series of community handbooks to be published by the Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior at the law school; with a foreword by its director, Nicholas N. Kittrie
Condition:
Original oversize stapled blue wraps, typescript, a very good copy, 23 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78913
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Title:
Ano Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster . . . in the first yeere of the Raigne [with] the third yeere [with] the fourth yeere [with] the seventh year [with] the 21st yeere. S.T.C. 9500; 9502.5; 9505; 9506.5; 9507. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description:
A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite bright, with the Earl de Grey West Park bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78907
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Intellectual Property, patents, witchcraft
Author:
Maitland, F.W.
Title:
Equity, Also The Forms of Action at Common Law, Two Courses of Lectures. Edited by A.H. Chaytor [and] W.J. Whittaker
Publisher:
At the University Press, Cambridge, 1909.
Description:
First edition of the lectures on equity delivered by Maitland at Cambridge for some eighteen years, an "inimitable guide to [an] intricate subject", with his lectures on the forms of action, said to have been "the best of all his lecture courses"
Condition:
Original cloth, quite rubbed and worn, joints cracking, just usable
Book No.:
W-78906
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
equity, pleading
Author:
Saltern, George
Title:
Of the Antient Lawes of great Britaine. S.T.C. 21635
Publisher:
Printed [by Edward Allde] for Iohn Iaggard [etc.], London, 1605.
Description:
Only edition of the tract written by a Middle Temple barrister, appearing as the union of England and Scotland was contested, "unique in its singular focus on demonstrating the existence of a British common law tradition from the mists of antiquity"
Condition:
Modern vellum, the title slightly darkened with its lower margin cut close (no text affected), the Huth copy with his bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78905
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Law and Literature
Author:
Title:
Returna Brfvivm [Brevium]. S.T.C. 20901; Beale T225
Publisher:
Impressum . . . Per me Robertum Redman [etc.], London, 1541.
Description:
A rare printing of the medieval tract deemed essential by Holdsworth "because the whole of the local government was carried on under judicial forms, and by means of writs original or judicial"; this edition perhaps printed by Redman's widow Elizabeth
Condition:
Modern crimson morocco, gilt-lettered, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles (a Riviere binding?), joints rubbed, else quite pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78904
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Cosin, Richard
Title:
An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall . . . Respectiuelie submitted to the graue iudgements of the reuerend Iudges and other Sages of the Common lawe: of Iudicious Professors of the Viuill lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 5821; Beale T249
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The much expanded, final edition of Cosin's most important work, "the standard defence of the jurisdiction of the church courts and high commission" and a major contribution to his distinguished career at the apex of the ecclesiastical court system
Condition:
Later calf, quite rubbed, light browning, the top margin cut close (a few running heads affected, but not legibility), sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78903
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to Scotland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1819.
Description:
Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over eighty institutions, including the number of prisoners, their gender and whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close, but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; three copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77195
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
prisons, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Author:
Hooker, Richard
Title:
Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and 13712.5
Publisher:
Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], London, 1593 & 1597.
Description:
First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work, examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance"
Condition:
Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some light staining, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78882
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraine lorde king Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301; Beale S27
Publisher:
In officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1543.
Description:
First printing of the first edition of the statutes of the realm commencing with Magna Carta to be rendered into English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English law (previously in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, remains of clasps, very minor worming, else exceptionally bright and clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78881
Price:
$ 10500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Parker, Thomas
Title:
The Laws of Shipping and Insurance . . . An Account of the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Courts. With The Determinations of the Courts of Justice on Trials concerning Shipping, Insurance, Losses, Averages, Bottomry, Barratry [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
Only edition of the principal legal work of Parker, a Lincoln's Inn barrister, setting forth Parliamentary legislation from the mid 14th century, briefly analysing maritime and admiralty law, and digesting the leading cases of the preceding 80 years
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, some browning and staining, else quite sound and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78874
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
maritime law, admiralty, trials
Author:
Cecil, William, Lord Burghley
Title:
The Execution of Justice in England for maintenaunce of publique and Christian peace, against certeine stirrers of sedition, and adherents to the traytors and enemies of the Realme, without any Persecvtion of them [etc.]. S.T.C. 4903; Beale T326
Publisher:
Imprinted at London mense Ian. 1583. An. Reg. Eliz. 26 [etc.], London, 1584.
Description:
The reissue of Cecil's famous tract, "one of the first literary examples of a change in men's conceptions about religious toleration", defending the execution of Edmund Campion and other Catholics, but for treason, not for their religious beliefs
Condition:
Modern calf, the title soiled and top margin cut close touching some running heads (legibility not affected), else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78872
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Practice of a Justice of Peace: Containing the Statutes which give Jurisdiction to that Magistrate. With a Greater Variety of Precedents formed upon the Words of the Acts of Parliament than in any other Book extant [etc.]. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Richardson and C. Lintot. . .for W. Owen [etc.], London, 1762.
Description:
First edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, his works elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, arranged by subject, providing both applicable statutory authority followed by appropriate precedents, often glossed
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracking but firm, one label chipped, else quite clean, with the bookplates of Ralph Bates dated 1787; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-78871
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Lloyd, Lodowick
Title:
A Briefe Conference of Divers Lawes: Diuided into Certaine Regiments. By Lodowick Lloyd Esquier, one of her Maiesties Serieants at Armes [etc.]. S.T.C. 16616. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Creede, London, 1602.
Description:
Only edition of an early work devoted to comparative law, written by "a conspicuous figure at [Elizabeth's] Court", a series of "regiments" or chapters devoted to the moral conduct and legal norms of the ancient Hebrews and the classical world
Condition:
Modern calf, small hole in one leaf (legibility preserved), some lightish staining and browning, else crisp and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78869
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Comparative Law, jewish law, GREECE, ancient law
Author:
Title:
Natura Brevium Newly and moost treuly corrected, With dyuers additions of statutes boke cases, plees in abatementes of the sayd wryttes and theyr declaracio[n]s and barres to ye same added [etc.] [with] The olde tenures. S.T.C. 18397; Beale T92 and T78
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . Wythout Temple barre . . . by me Henry Smyth, London, 1545.
Description:
Two of the most important medieval English law books, preceding both Fitzherbert and Littleton respectively and providing the elementary instruction essential to early English law, in John Baker's words "serv[ing] as a primer into Tudor times"
Condition:
Modern calf, bound in two volumes, some browning, considerable notations in the Natura Brevium, altogether well preserved; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78865
Price:
$ 3250.00
Category:
Procedure, pleading, Real Property
Author:
Title:
Articuli ad Narrationes Novas Pertim[entes] [sic] Formati. S.T.C. 818; Beale T117
Publisher:
In aedibvs Roberti Redman, London, 1539.
Description:
A rare edition 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, this the final edition printed by Redman; six copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, very light browning, one small marginal wormhole, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78864
Price:
$ 4000.00
Category:
pleading
 
Author:
Taylor, Paul S.
Title:
Communist Strategy and Tactics of Employing Peasant Dissatisfaction over Conditions of Land Tenure for Revolutionary Ends in Vietnam (A Study . . . for the Foreign Operations and Government Information Subcommittee)
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1970.
Description:
A fitting part of Taylor's lifelong goal of land reform, whether in this country (with his wife, Dorothea Lange) or in the third world, here providing a cautionary historical survey of Communist efforts to use land reform for revolutionary purposes
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, some browning, else a very good copy; 28 pages
Book No.:
W-78860
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Vietnam, Radicals, Real Property
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Social and Economic Problems of the Law. Setaro 159
Publisher:
American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, 1928.
Description:
Dean Pound's contribution to the issue of The Annals entitled "Progress in the Law", that issue devoted to "a discussion of some of the tendencies . . . to adapt law to the changing conditions of our modern social and economic life"
Condition:
Original printed stapled self wraps, reprinted from the Academy's "The Annals" Publication No. 2119, nine pages; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78856
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
economics, legal reform, law and sociology
Author:
Title:
Diuersite de courtz et lour iurisdiccions, et alia necessaria et vtilia. S.T.C. 10952; Beale T127
Publisher:
Impressum . . . per me Wyllyam Myddlyton, London, 1543.
Description:
The penultimate edition (and the only Middleton 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, some marginal staining and worming, doodles of ?Edward Baber, serjeant at law, occasional notations, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78854
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, courts
Author:
Phayer, Thomas (attr.)
Title:
A Boke of Presidentes exactly written, in maner of a Register. Newly corrected, with addicions of diuers necessarie Prsydentes mete for all such, as desyre to learne the fourme and maner how to make all maner of euide[n]ces and instruments [&c]. STC 3332.7
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottyll. Anno, 1559, London, 1559.
Description:
The first Tottel edition of the first named work of its kind, in Holdsworth's words "a comprehensive collection of all manner of documents, including, besides conveyances, chancery bills and answers, letters of safe conduct" and much else
Condition:
Modern unlettered calf, the original blind-panelled boards skillfully mounted, title and next leaf foxed, diminishing thereafter; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78853
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books
Author:
March, John
Title:
Actions for Slaunder, Or, A Methodicall Collection . . . of what words are actionable in the Law, and what not . . . To which is added, Awards or Arbitrements . . . collected out of our Year-Books and other pirvate [sic] . . . Authorities [&c]. Wing M571
Publisher:
Printed by F.L. for M. Walbank and R. Best [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, rightly claiming to be the first treatise on two separate subject matters--slander (and libel) and arbitration--and, in Holdsworth's words, "an able attempt to extract some general principles from the cases"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and lightly stained, one leaf torn (legibility preserved), new endpapers, yet quite clean and sturdy; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78851
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
libel and slander, arbitration
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
Englands Balme: or, Proposals By way of Grievance & Remedy; Humbly presented to His Highness and the Parliament: Towards the Regulation of the Law, And better Administration of Justice [etc.]. Wing S3183
Publisher:
Printed by J. Cottrel, for Hen: Fletcher [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
Sheppard's greatest work, called "the most comprehensive design for the reform of English law and society published in the seventeenth century" and, by John Baker, "a coherent programme of reform [which] seems remarkably prophetic"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, repair to the bottom of the spine, new endpapers and ?new label, else a good copy with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78850
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, legal reform, Acts
Author:
Title:
The Grete abbregement of the statutys of Englond untyll the xxii yere of kyng Henry the viii. Cum priuilegio Regali. S.T.C. 9521; Beale S48; Cowley 19
Publisher:
William Rastell?, London?, 1531?.
Description:
A rare edition (the first to be titled the "Great Abridgement") expanding and improving upon the first abridgement of English statutes in English edited and published by John Rastell in 1519, undertaken by Rastell's son, William; seven copies in ESTC
Condition:
Blind panelled calf, rebacked, (Oldham BIB3 front board, AN13 back), repairs to title and following leaf, Phyllyppus Denys signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78845
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Shepherd, William
Title:
The Whole Office of the Country Justie [sic] of Peace. Wherein is plainly set down all their Power and Duty both in, and out of the Quarter Sessions. With the Ordinances and Acts of this present Parliament abridged [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing S3218
Publisher:
Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1652.
Description:
A rare, possibly unique variant edition of Sheppard's first treatise on justices of the peace, among his earliest reformist efforts, "his plea for honest and competent magistrates", listing nine requisite qualifications for them; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, else a good copy with a manuscript note dated 1896 from a prior owner; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78844
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Sexto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the Twenty third Day of October, Anno Dom, 1707. In the Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, London, 1708.
Description:
The legislation enacted at the third session of Anne's first parliament, including the act (still partly in force) establishing the Protestant line of succession [c.7] and the regulation of foreign coins in America [c.30]; with the table of all acts
Condition:
Contemporary panelled mottled calf, rebacked, definite browning and foxing, else a good copy, with the signature of Thomas Lund, Mayor; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78836
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Religion, economics
Author:
Title:
An Act for an Union of the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland [5 Anne c.8] [with] The Minutes of the Proceedings of the Lords Commissioner for the Union Of the Kingdoms of England and Scotland; The Treaty for which . . . was Concluded [July 22, 1706]
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Charles Bill [etc.] [2] Printed for Jacob Tonson, London, 1706-07.
Description:
The act of the English parliament confirming the treaty between England and Scotland, together with the minutes of the negotiations between the two countries leading to it, creating "one of the most astonishing transformations in European history"
Condition:
Contained in a bound volume, in a contemporary blind panelled mottled calf, rebacked, original label preserved, definite browning; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78834
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts, Parliament
Author:
Plowden, Edmund
Title:
Les Commentaries . . . de diuers cases esteants matters en ley, & de les Arguments fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont certeyne Cases [Part Two]. . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur [by W. Fleetewood] [etc.]. STC 20041 and 20046.3. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1578-79.
Description:
Second edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law"
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled calf, centered lozenges, two leaves duplicated in part two, first title slightly trimmed, else very fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78817
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Title:
The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama. Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:
No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description:
The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:
Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79059
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Honorabilis Societatis Medii Templi [bound with] Catalogus Continens Libros qui Bibliothecae Honorabilis Societatis Medii Templi Londini Additi Fuerunt, Ab Anno 1734 ad hoc Tempus. Ordine Dictionarii Dispositus
Publisher:
[1] Carolo Worsley [2] Thoma Sewell, London, 1734 & 1766.
Description:
The first substantial catalogue of any Inns of Court library, and the only such to appear in the 18th century, arranged alphabetically and denoting size, when and where printed, and location; with the Inn's first supplementary catalogue bound in
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, the spine extra gilt, the boards with gilt tooled borders, marbled endpapers and pastedowns; sumptuous
Book No.:
W-79045
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Bibliography, Inns of Court
Author:
Title:
An Act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America [13 Geo II c.7]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1739.
Description:
The landmark legislation permitting the naturalization of both Quakers and Jews in the American colonies, extending to them rights not yet secured in England, providing "[a] more liberal and enlightened policy" to encourage colonial settlement
Condition:
Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171
Book No.:
W-79040
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
immigration, Religion, jewish law, Quakers and the Law
Author:
Crompton, George
Title:
Practice Common=placed: Or, the Rules and Cases of Practice in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, Methodically Arranged. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1780.
Description:
First edition of Crompton's treatise, praised by Holdsworth as "very much more comprehensive [than those of Baron Gilbert]", with a substantial, sixteen chapter introduction devoted to the history of the two courts; one copy in this country in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, top of the spine of volume one chipped, light browning and foxing, else a sound, clean set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79031
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Procedure, courts
Author:
Burton, Philip (comp.)
Title:
Cases, With Opinions of Eminent Counsel, in Matters of Law, Equity, and Conveyancing . . . Containing, A Variety of Special Cases on the Subjects of . . . Contracts, Copyholds, Devises . . . and Other Important Branches of Law. Two Volumes. Not in Eller
Publisher:
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, in Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791.
Description:
A rare example of printed collected opinions of counsel, one of three identified by John Baker, who notes the shift in which "common opinion replaces common erudition", with opinions by Blackstone, William Murray, and Dudley Rider, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, a very little foxing, new endpapers, a good clean set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79029
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Author:
Burton, Philip
Title:
Practice of the Office of Pleas, in The Court of Exchequer, Both Antient and Modern . . . With Precedents of Pleadings, Reports of Cases in Points of Practice and The Rules of Court which now regulate the Course and Practice [etc.]. Two Volumes complete
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall . . . for E. and R. Brooke, London, 1791.
Description:
The uncommon and much expanded final edition of Burton's treatise (prior editions tracts of less than thirty pages) building on his several decades as attorney in the Office of Pleas and upon Coke, Madox, and Prynne, though critical of all three
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed and marked, rear joint of volume one cracking but quite firm, else a good crisp clean set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79028
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Exchequer, pleading
Author:
Fearne, Charles
Title:
An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council [etc.]. The Fifth Edition, with Notes and Comments, By John Joseph Powell, Esq; Barrister at Law [etc.]. Two Volumes [Complete]
Publisher:
[1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice, Dublin, 1794-1796.
Description:
The rare, final Irish edition of a truly modern legal treatise, a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words; one copy of volume one in the British Isles in ESTC, none of volume two
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership signatures and bookstickers
Book No.:
W-79026
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Probating, Wills
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Lenoble, Jacques and Marc Maesschalck
Title:
Toward a Theory of Governance, The Action of Norms
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed boards, as new, still in the publisher's shrinkwrap
Book No.:
W-79249
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
international law, natural law
Author:
Henley, Robert Lord
Title:
A Memoir of the Life of Robert Henley, Earl of Northington, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1831.
Description:
The biography of the Lord Chancellor who served from 1761 to 1766 written by his grandson and dedicated to Lord Eldon, whose copy this is (and who called Henley "a great lawyer"), with Eldon's ownership signature and crest on the front pastedown
Condition:
Original green cloth, lightly worn, the spine a bit faded and the label somewhat stained, else especially fresh
Book No.:
W-79246
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
biography, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
 
Author:
Justice, Alexander
Title:
A General Treatise of the Dominion and Laws of the Sea . . . With Several Discourses about the Jurisdiction and Manner of Proceeding in the Admiralty of England . . . [and] the Laws . . . of the Courts in Cases of Bottomry . . . and of Piracy [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for S. and J. Sprint [and two others], London, 1705?.
Description:
First edition variant of one of the few substantial early works in English on maritime law, particularly valuable for its translations of the French laws of Louis XIV, the Rhodian sea laws, those of Oleron and Wisbuy and of the Hanse towns
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked, quite rubbed, definite browning, with the folding frontispiece, its flags contemporaneously had colored
Book No.:
W-79226
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
maritime law, international law, law of piracy, FRANCE
Author:
Title:
Anno quarto & quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the xx day of January, in the iiii & v yere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord and Lady, Philip & Mariae [1558] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9457.8; Beale S265
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in AEdibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge], London, 1573?.
Description:
The rare final printing of the acts of Philipp and Mary's last parliament, including the extension of the right to a jury trial to the royal family [c.7] and the punishment of those abducting heiresses under age 16 [c.8]; two complete copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly strained, one pinhole worm, light mainly marginal staining, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79225
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], London, 1553.
Description:
The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C. in North America, which also locates this copy
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79221
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, courts
Author:
Frankfurter, Felix
Title:
Some Reflections on the Reading of Statutes. The Sixth Annual Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture Delivered before The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, March 18, 1947
Publisher:
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, 1947.
Description:
Presentation copy--"For my dearly beloved / Eustace Lacey [with whom Frankfurter and Justice Brandeis had met with Arthur Balfour in Paris in June 1919 on the Palestine question] / as a messenger of affection / from his silent but devoted / Felix"
Condition:
Original crimson cloth, a trifle faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79259
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of The Law Library of the late James Steen of Eatontown, N.J. With a number of added lots o the same subject. To be sold at Auction Friday, November 25th 1910 . . . By The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, 20-24 East 20th Street, New York
Publisher:
The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, 1910.
Description:
The seemingly unrecorded auction catalogue of the extensive library of Steen, a Princeton graduate and provincial New Jersey lawyer, with substantial sections of both New Jersey and New York law and law books from the 16th to the 20th centuries
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a trifle faded, else a very good copy, 437 lots in 30 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79258
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Duncombe, Giles
Title:
Tryals per Pais: Or, the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius, &c. Newly Revised, and much Inlarged . . . To which is now Added, A farther Treatise of Evidence . . . Very Useful and Necessary for all Lawyers [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing E3414
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1695.
Description:
The last 17th century edition of the first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular for over a century
Condition:
Original sheep, very worn, boards and some pages detached, ex-Cambden County Historical Society, table [index] imperfect; most definitely a working copy
Book No.:
W-79257
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts [etc.]. Wing C4930; ESTC R504744 [the edition identified in November, 2014, two copies located in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman, London, 1648.
Description:
The rare, just identified second edition of Coke's exhaustive examination of English courts, comprising the fourth (and last) part of his famed Institutes, treating of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Chancery, Star Chamber and several dozen other courts
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled sheep, quite worn, rebacked, some browning, final blanks quite chipped, yet a sturdy copy; with the frontispiece portrait
Book No.:
W-79255
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts
Author:
Title:
The Speeches at Full Length, of the Honourable Thomas Erskine, and Stewart Kyd, Esq. on the Trial of Thomas Williams, Indicted for Publishing Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason," Together with Lord Kenyon's Charge to the Jury [etc.]. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, London, 1797?.
Description:
Erskine in an unaccustomed role, successfully prosecuting a bookseller who had sold Paine's work some six years after Erskine had defended Paine in writing 'The Rights of Man', a 'victory' so troubling him that he ultimately returned his retainer
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, repair to title (legibility preserved), a usable copy, 31 pages; uncommon, no copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79254
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials, freedom of press
Author:
Burger, Warren E.
Title:
The Constitution, Foundation of Our Freedom
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1990.
Description:
An elaborately printed effort bringing together a series of brief newspaper essays written by the Chief Justice, designed for educational purposes and part of his work as Chair of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution
Condition:
Presentation copy--"For Senator George Mitchell / with best wishes / Warren E Burger / PS This one did not / cost the government / any money see pp 4-5"
Book No.:
W-79253
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
constitutional law, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Radzinowicz, Leon
Title:
A History of English Criminal Law and its Administration from 1750. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Stevens & Sons Limited [and] The Macmillan Co., London [and] New York, 1948-86.
Description:
The principal modern history of England's criminal law and its reform during the near-century from 1750 to 1833, based on the hitherto neglected English State Papers; a "scholarly detailed history" in the words of Jerome Hall
Condition:
Original cloth, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:
W-79250
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
Prenobilis Militis, Cognomento For[t]escu, qui temporibus Henrici sexti floruit, de politica administratione, et legibus ciuilibus florentissimi regni Anglie, commentarius. S.T.C. 11193; Beale T356
Publisher:
Typis E. Whitechurche, et veneunt in aedibus H. Smyth [etc.], London, 1543?.
Description:
First edition of the work better known to us as Fortescue's 'De Laudibus Legum Angliae', placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory" and the first work to elucidate the nature of the Inns of Court and that of trial by jury
Condition:
Later calf, gilt, lightly rubbed, neatly repaired, extensive early English translations (from Mulcaster) in the margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79156
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
political theory, English constitutional law, Inns of Court, juries
Author:
Title:
The Attorney. By a Victim
Publisher:
No publisher, London?, 1829?.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded, merciless attack in verse on the legal profession, describing attorneys as "canker worms", "serpent[s]", a "vile race", and many other damning epithets, twenty-six four line verses in total; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:
A bifolium measuring about 10x16 inches, folded, printed on the rectos on high quality wove paper, lightly worn else well preserved
Book No.:
W-79229
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Poetry, legal reform, humor
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlament begon at westminstr the fowerthe daye of Nouember [1547] . . . and from thence continued to the xxiiii daye of Decembre then next ensuyng [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.6; Beale S220a
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1548 [1570?].
Description:
The acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . . . worthy of a special place in the history of treason", ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation, enacting the two witnesses rule, and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, minor (pinhole) worming, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79208
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Gooden, Karen Lesla Williams
Title:
A Cross Borne: A Biography of Judge James Franklyn Bourne, Jr
Publisher:
Self-Published, No location specified, 1993.
Description:
The biography of the first Black lawyer to open a law practice in Prince George's County, Maryland (and its first Black district court judge), with complementary discussions of Charles Hamilton Houston and Thurgood Marshall and other Black "firsts"
Condition:
Original oversized illustrated wraps, a bit worn, else a very good copy; rare, four copies of this first edition in OCLC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-79222
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
biography, Black lawyers
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], London, 1554 [?1572].
Description:
An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79206
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlamente begon at Westminstre the fowerth daie of Nouembre [1547] . . . and from thens continued to the xxiiii daie of Decembre then next ensuing [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.3; Beale S218
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [etc.], Londini, 1548 [1553?].
Description:
The rare acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . . . worthy of a special place in the history of treason", ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony; this one of five copies in STC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, rubbed, some light staining and minor worming, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79204
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout, and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:
Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London, 1796.
Description:
Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting, achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction, forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy; with the half title
Book No.:
W-79219
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sfxti [sic] [Sexti]. Actes made in the Session of this present Parlament . . . the iiii daye of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our moste dread Soueraigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9431; Beale S229a
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richard Grafton [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The second Tottel printing of the statutes of 3-4 Edward VI, a tumultuous year, with the passage of the first Riot Act [c.5], the inception of a public militia [c.5], and the outlawing of "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light staining, mainly marginal, lacking leaf C2, not affecting the acts mentioned below; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79218
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Wu, John C.H.
Title:
The Art of Law, and Other Essays Juridical and Literary
Publisher:
The Commercial Press, Limited, Shanghai, 1936.
Description:
Fifteen essays by the one-time correspondent with Justice Holmes, including a substantial four on the justice, together with portions of correspondence from Wigmore and Holdsworth (about Holmes, in part), closing with Wu's 'titbits of experience'
Condition:
Original cloth, light browning, inner marginal stain to the title (no text affected), else a superior copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79234
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Author:
Ehrenzweig, Anton
Title:
The Psycho-Analysis of Artistic Vision and Hearing, An Introduction to a Theory of Unconscious Perception
Publisher:
Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., London, 1953.
Description:
Presentation copy to Albert Ehrenzweig from the author's son upon his father's death--"Mit innigen grussen / von Schwager, Bruder, Onkel / Toni [the son]", later given to Albert's best friend and physician, F.R. Goetzl, with his bookplate
Condition:
Original reddish brown cloth, lightly faded and worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79232
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Legal Art, law and psychiatry, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Beccaria, Cesare
Title:
An Essay on Crimes and Punishments, Translated from the Italian; with a Commentary, Attributed to Mons. de Voltaire, Translated from the French. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for E. Newberry, at the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, London, 1775.
Description:
An early edition of the seminal modern work on the theory of legal reform and penology, with particular application to criminal law and punishment, inspiring Blackstone, Romilly and Bentham in England and Adams and Jefferson in this country
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, gilt ruled and lettered, the title somewhat darkened with a small tip to its top right hand margin, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-79230
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
legal reform, criminal law
Author:
Title:
By the Protector: A Proclamation For perfecting the Collection For relief of The Protestant Inhabitants of the Valleys of Lucern, Angrona . . . Given at White-Hall this 12th day of July, 1655. Published by His Highness special Command. Wing C7148
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Hills and Iohn Field [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
An uncommon and early example of state-inspired famine relief, said to have raised some 90,000 pounds sterling in England alone and an even greater sum in Europe, highly ameliorating the condition of those Protestants persecuted by the Duke of Savoy
Condition:
Two broadsides, measuring 9x11 and 10x11 inches, respectively, backed, light browning, the Taussig copies; three copies in ESTC in North America
Book No.:
W-79213
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Broadside, Religion
Author:
Title:
Magna Carta cum Aliis Antiquis Statutis, Quorum Catalogum, in Fine Operis Reperies [with] Secunda Pars Veterum Statutorum. S.T.C. 9274; Beale S12 and S22 [complete]
Publisher:
Impressus . . . in aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [etc.], London, 1541.
Description:
An early printing of the Great Charter and other ancient statutes, the second of two Berthelet printings, the first to include a second part of additional ancient statutes (to be emulated in later printings of the Charter), here in both parts
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, upper blank margin of title repaired, discreetly ex-library, else a very good copy with occasional notations sometimes extensive
Book No.:
W-78126
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:
Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79210
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
A Catalogue of the Library of the Late Charles Wren, Esquire, Which will begin to be Sold at his House, on Monday, Sept. 16th, 1799, at the Prices Printed in the Catalogue, And continue Selling till the 21st [then] what remains will be Sold by Auction
Publisher:
Printed by M. Angus, Newcastle, 1799.
Description:
The rare catalogue of the library of a prosperous provincial lawyer, each work single lotted, with prices both printed and in manuscript (presumably the prices realized), approximately half the works law books, the remainder primarily literature
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps, untrimmed, somewhat stained, else a good copy in original state, 392 lots in 15 pages, two copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79193
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues, libraries
Author:
Plessen, Christoph a
Title:
Hugonis Grotii. De Jure Belli ac Pacis. Libr III Caput XXII. De Fide Minorum Potestatum in Bello. Perpetua. Paraphrasi. Illustratum [etc.]
Publisher:
Typis Mullerianis, Jena, 1675.
Description:
The rare doctoral dissertation devoted to Grotius's discussion whether and in what circumstances of war a sovereign may be bound by the acts of his representatives, beginning with Grotius's examination of the views expressed by Ulpian in the Digest
Condition:
Modern marbled paper backed self wraps, disbound, a clean copy with good margins, 16 unnumbered leaves; one copy in COPAC, none in OCLC in North America
Book No.:
W-79209
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
international law, roman law
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a Parliamente begunne and holden at Westminster the xxi day of October [1555] . . . untyll the dissolution of the same . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9454 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge?], London, 1573?.
Description:
The legislation enacted by the Parliament held in the midst of the trials condemning to the stake over 300 martyrs, curiously reforming the law bailing prisoners and seeking to regulate the sale of stolen horses; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else well preserved and quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79216
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds, trials, Law of Horses
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Third Part of the Institutes Of the Laws of England: Concerning High Treason, and other Pleas of the Crown, and Criminall causes [bound with] The Fourth Part of the Institutes . . . Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts. Wing C4963 and C4931
Publisher:
Printed for A. Crooke, W. Leake [and eleven others], London, 1669.
Description:
Early editions (the fourth), in which Coke first examines exhaustively and with a comprehensiveness not previously attained the criminal law of England, and then the English law courts, including King's Bench, Chancery, Star Chamber, and many others
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, some light browning, else quite clean, with both portraits, the first backed
Book No.:
W-79214
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
criminal law, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete, et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kytchin de Greys Inne . . . les cases et matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie [etc.]. STC 15017 & addenda [two copies, including this copy]
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Octobris quarto [etc.], London, 1580.
Description:
The rare early variant printing of a work which--together with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters; with the preface dated 10 Nov 1581
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, later label, lightly rubbed, very fresh with generous margins; the Taussig copy--not in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79141
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Philipps, Fabian
Title:
Regale Necessarium: Or The Legality, Reason and Necessity of the Rights and Priviledges Justly Claimed by the Kings Servants, And which ought to be allowed unto them [then quoting Seneca and Lucan]. Wing P2016. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for Christopher Wilkinson . . . in Fleetstreet [etc.], London, 1671.
Description:
Only edition of the work of a Middle Temple barrister (and "notable Middle Templar") his neglected encomium to the King and his servants, justifying the extension of protection to the King's agents and well-documenting executive privilege
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, light browning, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79180
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Park, James Allan
Title:
A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful"
Condition:
Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79174
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
admiralty, insurance law, maritime law
Author:
Powell, Thomas
Title:
The Attourney's Academy: Or, The Manner and forme of proceeding practically, vpon any Suite, Plaint or Action whatsoeuer, in any Court of Record whatsoeuer, within this Kingdome: Especially, in the Great Covrts at Westminster [etc.]. S.T.C. 20163. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed [by George Purslowe] for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1623.
Description:
First edition variant of Powell's pioneering work on the practice in the Royal and other courts, in John Baker's words "[t]he first printed treatise on common-law procedure", with much on Chancery, Common Pleas, Star Chamber, and the Exchequer
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, front blank and title repaired (legibility preserved) and a bit dusty, else quite crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79173
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
pleading
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1758.
Description:
First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over cloth boards, rubbed, joints cracking but holding, some foxing and browning, without the advertising leaf, sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79170
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Brown, William
Title:
The Clerk's Tutor in Chancery; Giving true Directions by Authentick Precedents, How to draw Affidavits [and other instruments] as are now in use in that High and Honourable Court. To which is prefixt An Introduction [etc.]. The Second Edition. Wing B5080A
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Ed. Atkins [etc.], London, 1695.
Description:
A rare edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, complementing his principal treatise on Chancery, the latter approved by Holdsworth as a work which "gives a good deal of information", as does this work; two copies in ESTC, not in EEBO
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, lightly worn, early paper label, a very good copy, with two slightly different imprimatur leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79150
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
equity, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]
Publisher:
Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin, 1775.
Description:
The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79138
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Title:
Revised Laws of the State of California; in Four Codes: Political, Civil, Civil Procedure and Penal. Civil Code
Publisher:
D.W. Gelwicks, State Printer, Sacramento, 1871.
Description:
The rare proposed civil code prepared by the Commissioners and adopted the following year, still the fundamental basis for California's civil law; with the marvelous folding chart of California's civil code following the title; two copies in OCLC
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, original labels laid down, new front free endpaper and pastedown, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79152
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, California, criminal law, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description:
The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586 famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:
Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79135
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Title:
An Exact Book of Entries, Of the most Select Judiciall Writs Used in the Common-Law. Translated from the Originall Manuscript [of] Robert Moyle . . . aimed most especially for such as are most conversant in the Common Law. By J.H. [etc.] Wing M3029. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for Robert Crofts at the Crown in Chancery-Lane [etc.], London, 1658.
Description:
Sole edition of the collection formed by the Inner Temple bencher whom Holdsworth includes among the "famous Prothonotaries of the Court of Common Pleas", its English translation likely accomplished by John Herne, whose "Pleader" had just appeared
Condition:
Modern calf, ex-library, some browning, new endpapers, else crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79117
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
books of entry
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Revival of Comparative Law. Setaro 176
Publisher:
Tulane University College of Law, New Orleans, 1930.
Description:
The rare separate printing of the substance of Dean Pound's address delivered at the annual convention of the Louisiana Bar Association in Monroe, Louisiana, April 26, 1930; three copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original green stapled wraps, a very good copy, reprinted from the Tulane Law Review, Volume V, Number 1 of December 1930
Book No.:
W-79168
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Comparative Law
Author:
Title:
A Letter to Junius. By the Author of the Answer to the "Question Stated". Not in Eller nor Laeuchli
Publisher:
Printed for James Fletcher and Co. [and two others], London, 1769.
Description:
A rare part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, Junius later speculating that the "Author" was Blackstone, this copy so noting in a contemporary hand on the title page; four copies in ESTC, none in North America
Condition:
Modern stabbed plain wraps, light foxing, ex-Birmingham Law Society, else a very good copy with ample margins; 15 pages
Book No.:
W-79167
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Reports of Cases Decided by Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, Lord Chancellor of England, in the High Court of Chancery (1617-1621). Prepared from the Records of That Court by John Ritchie, M.A., Of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell, Limited, 2 & 3 Chancery Lane, W.C. 2, London, 1932.
Description:
The sole record we have of Bacon's decisions for the four years he was Lord Chancellor, serving as "the formal head of his nation's legal system", over 300 decisions compiled by John Ritchie, "who spent years resurrecting Bacon's judicial record"
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, somewhat marked, ex-John Crow Collection of the University of Kent at Canterbury, bookplate of Robert Washington Oates
Book No.:
W-79165
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, equity, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Daube, David
Title:
Appeasement or Resistance, And Other Essays on New Testament Judaism
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987.
Description:
Four of Professor Daube's always scintillating essays, the second of which ("Temple Tax") was written for a festschrift to be edited by Professor Sanders, the noted New Testament scholar and authority on the historical Jesus
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy, presented--"To Ed [Ed Parish Sanders] / admiringly and gratefully / David / December 1987"
Book No.:
W-79147
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
ancient law, jewish law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Heath, Robert
Title:
Maxims and Rules of Pleading; in Actions Real, Personal, and Mixt, Popular, and Penal: Describing the Nature of Declarations, Pleas, Replications, Rejoynders, and all other Parts of Pleading . . . from the Manuscript of Sir Robert Heath [etc]. Wing H1340
Publisher:
Printed for Abel Roper, at the Mitre near Temple-Bar, London, 1694.
Description:
First edition of Heath's treatise, published after his death and based on his law notes and on the Year Books, Littleton, Dyer and Plowden, and patterned on Sir Matthew Hale's edition of Fitzherbert's Natura Brevium; with the imprimatur leaf
Condition:
Contemporary calf, front joint just cracking but firm, spine varnished, later label, ex-LA County Law Library, light browning; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-79162
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
maxims, pleading
Author:
Ridley, Thomas
Title:
A View of the Civile and Ecclesiasticall Law: And wherein the Practice of them is streitned and may be releeved within this Land. Written by Sr Thomas Ridley Knight. The Second Edition by I.G. [John Gregory] Mr of Arts. S.T.C. 21055.5
Publisher:
Printed by William Turner, Printer to the University [etc.], Oxford, 1634.
Description:
One of the earliest treatises (the second) on English ecclesiastical law (including defamation and bastardy), treating also of the law of admiralty, martial law, and international law; in Holdsworth's view "learned and clearly expressed"
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, lightly worn, remains of ties, especially well preserved with the signature of Ricci Hippisley on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79125
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, admiralty, international law, libel and slander
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Les Tenures du Monsieur Littleton, Ouesque certaine cases addes per Auters de puisne temps: Queux Cases vous troueres signes . . . Et cy un foites plus admotes al request des Gentlehomes Students en le Ley Dengleterre [etc]. S.T.C. 15751; Beale T37
Publisher:
In aedibus Caroli Yetswerte Armigeri . . . Cvm Privilegio, London, 1594.
Description:
A valuable edition of a seminal work of English law (and the first English law book to be printed, circa 1481), containing the index and with the treatise divided into numbered sections, the scheme adopted by Coke in his great gloss on Littleton
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, last leaf defective, else a very good copy with an elaborate gloss of the majority of the text; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79091
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
Author:
Lyndwood, William
Title:
Constitutiones Angliae Prouinciales ex diuersis Cantuariensium Archiepiscoporum Synodalibus decretis . . . Constituiones Item Legatinae quas alii legitimas vocant . . . Othonis & Othoboni . . . in Angliae Legatorum [etc.]. STC 17112.5; Beale T411variant
Publisher:
Excudebat Thomas Marshe, London, 1557.
Description:
Final 16th century edition of Lyndwood's famous work, in Maitland's words "the principal witness whom we have to examine, if we would discover the theory of law which prevailed in our English ecclesiastical courts . . . before the breach with Rome"
Condition:
Modern calf, the boards blind ruled and decorated, the spine gilt and blind decorated, crimson morocco label, quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79066
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of the Extensive Law Library of the Late Augustus Russ, of Boston. Together with other Small Consignments Including State Reports, U.S. Reports, English and Irish Reports . . . Large Collections of Trials [etc.]. McKay 6706
Publisher:
C.F. Libbie & Co., Boston, 1909.
Description:
The rare auction catalogue of the vast library of Russ, described in 1871 as Boston's "top lawyer", spanning from the 16th to the 20th centuries, somewhat over 1,100 of the lots his, with the balance other consignments; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed green wraps, well preserved, with the bidding slip and return envelope laid in; 1,631 lots in 90 pages
Book No.:
W-79134
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Title:
The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges. Exhibiting I. The Names and Crimes of Four and Forty Judges, hanged . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship-Money Judges . . . VII. The Case of William Penn, for a Riot in Fenchurch Street
Publisher:
For J.J. Franklin (Grand Nephew to Dr. Franklin) [etc.], London, 1817.
Description:
A populist tract of the first rank originally published in 1681, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning and a very little foxing, else sound, 36 pages; uncommon, four copies in OCLC in this country
Book No.:
W-79124
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, Radicals, juries, habeas corpus
Author:
Title:
The T. & T. Imprint for the Winter MCMXVI-VII
Publisher:
Taylor & Taylor, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The "Statement of the Policy of This House", setting forth the policy's ten elements, both noble and practical, quoting William Morris--"To Us Who Have a Cause at Heart Our Highest Ambition and Our Simplest Duty Are One and the Same Thing"
Condition:
Original paper backed decorated boards, just slightly chipped, else well preserved, gorgeously printed in red and black; one of 3,000 copies printed
Book No.:
W-79140
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
Fine Printing
Author:
Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:
A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia and in Iceland
Publisher:
Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1832.
Description:
Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. / Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:
W-79130
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
Author:
Title:
Forms in Bankruptcy, Sold By H. Cullingworth & Son, Law Booksellers, No. 38 Boar Lane, Leeds . . . Forms of Law, in the Bradford and County Courts [and] Law Books on Sale by H. Cullingworth and Son
Publisher:
H. Cullingworth & Son, Leeds, 1837.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded advertising sheet, listing 58 bankruptcy forms on its recto and 52 new and second-hand law books on its verso, the earliest an edition of Hale's Analysis of 1713 and two Blackstone's, each priced with format and binding given
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 7 x 12 inches, with conjugal blank, three horizontal folds, some marginal browning and a few chips, else quite well preserved
Book No.:
W-79086
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Forms & Form Books, bankruptcy, legal ephemera, Broadside
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . . shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . by common Law and Statute [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing M1795
Publisher:
Printed for Geo. Sawbridge [and ten others], London, 1674.
Description:
A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work (one of a dozen which he wrote while a Yorkshire attorney) designed to supplement and correct Lambarde and Sheppard, with eleven editions appearing between 1669 and 1685; three copies in Wing
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, rubbed, top of spine just chipped, light browning, yet quite crisp and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79081
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21876a, 21881, and 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
First edition variant issue of the first collected laws of Scotland, beginning with the statutes passed at the first parliament of James I in 1424 through 1566, the year of publication, preserving part of the original record otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern panelled morocco, extra-gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, title just trimmed, some staining, ex-Skene Library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79002
Price:
$ 7500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Chalmers, Dalzell
Title:
The Law As It Affects Cyclists. With the Principal Cases on the Subject, an Appendix of French Law, and a Complete Index
Publisher:
Butterworth & Co., 7, Fleet Street, E.C. Law Publishers, London, 1899.
Description:
Only edition of one of the earliest works on the law of cyclists, written by an Inner Temple barrister, treating inter alia of furious riding (or "scorching"), stolen goods, bells and lights, and incapacity to contract, including married women
Condition:
Original flexible printed yellow cloth, lightly worn and somewhat soiled, else a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-79098
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Law of Bicycles, Law of Bicycles
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
Land-Lords Law . . . Being A Collection of several Cases in the Law concerning Leases, Distresses, Replevins, Rescous, Waste and several other Matters which often happen between Land-Lord and Tenant [etc.]. Wing M1802
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of John More, London, 1665.
Description:
The rare first edition of the first work on the English law of landlord and tenant, especially important to the history of English land law, reflecting England's unique position among European countries in the amount of land cultivated by leasehold
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, new endpapers, some worming and paper repairs, but sturdy and usable, six copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79074
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
landlord and tenant
Author:
Lilly, John
Title:
A Continuation of the Practical Register [of William Style], in Two Parts. Wherein are contained Many Rules of Court, and also Practical Cases [with] a Table of all the Acts of Parliament mentioned in both these Parts. Two Volumes [complete]. Cowley 198
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for Charles Harper [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
Lilly's continuation of Style's work, "a useful guide to modern practice decisions collected at a time when the law reports were somewhat thin or non-existent", in John Baker's words, anticipating Lilly's like titled work published as late as 1747
Condition:
Contemporary calf, later paper labels, rubbed, some ink staining to the boards, light browning, yet a good usable set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79056
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
English Law, Abridgements
Author:
Ballow, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and Notes: By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Second [Fonblanque] Edition, with Additions. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Son . . . R. Noble, Printer [etc.], London, 1799.
Description:
Final 18th century edition of the first systematic work on modern equity and "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow" that the Doctor had learned what law he knew
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, new endpapers, a very clean set, with the three advertising pages in volume two; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79050
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity
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:
Lambard, William
Title:
Eirenarcha: or of The Office of the Iustices of Peace, in two Bookes: Gathered 1579 and now reuised, and firste published, in the 14 yeare of the peaceable reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth. S.T.C. 15163; Beale T387
Publisher:
Imprinted by Ra: Newbery, and H. Bynnemann [etc.], London, 1581.
Description:
First edition of the work for which Lambard is best remembered, his seminal work on justices of the peace "which must be placed at the head of that long list of books . . . which stretch from the seventeenth to the twentieth century"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered vellum, well rubbed and worn, remains of ties, yet exceptionally clean with generous (?large paper) margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78977
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Nowelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fizherbert dernierement renue & corrige per laucteur [bound with] Thomas Littleton, Les Tenures du monsieur Littleton, ouesque certein cases addes [etc.]. S.T.C. 10962 and 15746
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1581 & 1583.
Description:
Two works central to early English law, each of the highest authority, here bound together and glossed (the Littleton's paper format so designed) with the signatures of Thomas and Robert Thornton, conjecturally father and son Lincoln's Inn barristers
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, remains of clasps, partly interleaved and the Littleton printed in larger format, extensively glossed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78976
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Procedure, Real Property
Author:
Title:
Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5, 9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:
T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description:
The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:
Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78956
Price:
$ 4750.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
Author:
Barberi, Giovanni
Title:
The Life of Joseph Balsamo, Commonly Called Count [Alessandro di] Cagliostro: Containing the Singular and uncommon Adventures of that extraordinary Personage . . . To Which Are Added, The Particulars of his Trial before the Inquisition [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne [and six others], Dublin, 1792.
Description:
The principal contemporary account (and sole Irish edition) of the Italian adventurer widely featured in literature (Dumas, Goethe, and Tolstoy, among many others), music, film, and television, ultimately tried as a Freemason and sentenced to death
Condition:
Contemporary sprinkled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, else clean and well preserved; eight copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79080
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Inquisition
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of the Library Belonging to the Society of Solicitors-at-Law
Publisher:
Printed by Neill and Company, Edinburgh, 1852.
Description:
A rare catalogue of the library of the Society which obtained a royal charter in 1780 and had monopoly privileges in the inferior courts in Edinburgh, its law books arranged by author with a subject index following; one copy in OCLC and COPAC
Condition:
Later green-tape backed cream wraps, a trifle worn, ex-National Library of Scotland with its cancel stamp, a sound copy; 90 pages
Book No.:
W-79071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libraries
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Major Campbell, for the Murder of Captain Boyd, in a Duel, on the 23d of June, 1807; With the Evidence in Full, the Charge of the Judge, and Details of Major Campbell's Last Moments, Execution &c. &c
Publisher:
Printed by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden [etc.], London, 1808.
Description:
Sole London edition of one of Great Britain's "most notorious duelling cases", bracketed with those of Lord Byron and Hamilton-Mohun, and a rare instance in which a verdict of guilty, death sentence and execution (a pardon not obtained) was to follow
Condition:
Modern 1/4 cloth over marbled boards, paper label, new endpapers, a trifle worn, else a very good, clean copy; 62 pages
Book No.:
W-79069
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, military law, Law of Duels, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Fac-simile Copy and Translation of ye Magna Carta Granted by King John in ye Year 1215
Publisher:
Printed . . . by J.L. Allday At ye "Shakspeare" Printing Works, Birmingham, 1880?.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing, the folding facsimile measuring about 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, a photo-lithograph in red ink, with the bookplate of Henry Robert Charles Martin, the Richmond Herald from 1928 to 1942; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:
Later green morocco folder, gilt, marbled front pastedown, the folding facsimile and text tipped in and the stiff card cover laid in; 8 pages
Book No.:
W-79068
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Manuscript Letter Book #19 of H. Sharples & Sons, London Solicitors, measuring about 8 x 11 inches with about 1,000 pages on onion skin paper providing copies of its correspondence from May 1897 to February 1898, prefaced by an extensive index
Publisher:
Ink in a clear legible hand throughout, London, 1897-98.
Description:
An extensive primary source demonstrating the vast and varied civil practice of a firm of London solicitors, with much on commercial matters, wills, estates, real property, covenants, mortgages, debts, leases, and accounts, inter alia
Condition:
Original 3/4 calf over boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, quite rubbed, rear joint just cracking, but firm, a sturdy and usable copy
Book No.:
W-67699
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Manuscripts
Author:
Bishop, James
Title:
The English Laws Respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers. Letting or Taking Houses by the Year - For Three Years - or on Lease . . . The Laws Relative to Repairs, Dilapidations, and Fixtures. Useful Forms [etc.]. Twenty-Second Edition
Publisher:
Dean & Son, 11 Ludgate Hill, London, 1865.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded edition of an eminently popular vade mecum, rare in any edition, reaching under various titles as many as forty-two editions, of utility both to landlords and tenants in its descriptions of their rights and remedies
Condition:
Original blind decorated cloth, gilt-lettered, the binding present but detached, a clean working copy; no copy of this edition in OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:
W-79043
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
landlord and tenant
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:
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:
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:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation For recalling and prohibiting Sea-men from the Services of Forraign Princes and States . . . Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the nineteenth day of April, in the thirteenth Year of Our Reign [etc.]. Wing 3402; Steele 3298
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
Seemingly the first of a great many proclamations issued over the ensuing centuries prohibiting the service of British seamen elsewhere, authorizing the "Seizure of their Goods, Persons, and Estates . . . according to the utmost severities of Law"
Condition:
Two broadsides, each about 8x10 inches, neatly joined together, the right margin cut close, but legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79224
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
 
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation that the Moneys lately called in, may nevertheless be currant in all Payments, to, or for the use of His Majesty, until the First day of May next. Steele 3342; Goldsmith 1614; Wing C3576
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
A rare proclamation seeking to govern coinage at the Restoration, permitting briefly only the continued use of Commonwealth coinage and condemning its washing, clipping, counterfeiting, or filing in the interim; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Broadside measuring approximately 11 1/2 x 13 inches, imprint trimmed but its text legible, portion of the left blank margin cut away; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79220
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Coining, economics
Author:
Taverner, Richard?
Title:
Institutions or Principall grounds of the Lawes and Statutes of England. Newly and verie truely corrected and amended, with many newe and good additions: Verie profitable for all sorts of people to know [etc.]. S.T.C. 9296
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, Anno Domini 1604. Cum Priuilegio, London, 1604.
Description:
A rare edition of one of the most popular of early 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; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, light browning and some staining, mainly marginal, some headlines cut close (legibility preserved); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79157
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Title:
The Olde Tenures [with] Littleton Tenures Nevly Imprinted [with] Natura breuium, newly & moost newly corrected [with] Articvli ad Narrationes Novas Pertim. Formati [with] [Fitzherbert] Diuersite de courtz. S.T.C. 23884, 15731.5, 18396, 818, and 10949
Publisher:
Imprints vary [three by Robert Redman; two by William Middleton], London, ?1532-?1545.
Description:
A unique collection of early English law books, all rare, three found in fewer than four copies in S.T.C., all important to the study of medieval English law and, in the case of the Littleton and Natura Brevium, English law in subsequent centuries
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, remains of clasps, first title darkened, bookplate of Frederick J O Montague; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79161
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
Author:
Shepheard [Sheppard], William
Title:
Of Corporations, Fraternities, and Guilds. Or, a Discourse, wherein The Learning of the Law touching Bodies Politique is unfolded, shewing the Use and Necessity of that Invention, the Antiquity . . . and Government of the same [etc.]. Wing S3195
Publisher:
Printed for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and J. Place [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
Only edition of the first treatise on the English law of corporations, written by Cromwell's law reformer and described as "a pioneer treatise" and "an important and unprecedented study"; with the emphasis upon public corporations and craft guilds
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, the joints rubbed but sound, first blank loose, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79153
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
corporations, labor law
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
A New Treatise on the Laws For Preservation of the Game: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it . . . The Second Edition, with the Addition of the late Fish-Act [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, And Sold by M. Thrush &c, London, 1766.
Description:
The rare, expanded edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, and his sole work on the game laws, his works elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, with much on deer, fish, hares, hawks, and partridges, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the front joint cracked but quite firm, a very good clean copy with the advertising leaf; three copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79183
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
game law
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79146
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Butterworth, Henry (comp.)
Title:
A Catalogue of Law Books, in General Use, of The Best Editions; Intended as a Guide to purchasers of Legal Works. The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1820.
Description:
A rare early catalogue of Butterworth's, this copy, with its notations, seemingly used as preparation for the firm's third edition of 1823, organized by subject matter, priced with bindings, size, and editions noted; two copies in OCLC, one in COPAC
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, interleaved, occasional notations (see below); a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79171
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bibliography, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Barter, William G.T.
Title:
Life, Law, and Literature
Publisher:
Bell and Daldy, London, 1863.
Description:
36 essays written by a Gray's Inn barrister, better known perhaps as a translator of Homer, with much on poetry and literature and a 34th essay on "How to make a Lawyer", this copy in a very pretty ?presentation binding by Proudfoot Binder
Condition:
Polished calf, extra gilt, marbled edges, pastedowns and endpapers, presented to "Miss Emma Townsend with the author's compliments 22 Jan 1868"
Book No.:
W-79154
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher
Title:
The Dyaloges in Englishe, betwene a Doctour of diuinitie, and a Student in the lawes of Englande, newely corrected and imprinted with new addicions. Beale T473; S.T.C. 21571.5
Publisher:
in aedibvs Richardi Totteli. An. 1554, London, 1565?.
Description:
An early edition of the first classic of English equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the historian of English law" and by John Baker as "the most remarkable piece of English legal writing from the sixteenth century"
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, final blank partly torn away, else very clean, with the signature and initials of Sir John Croke; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79133
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Joseph Wall, Esq. Late Governor of Goree, for the Wilful Murder of Benjamin Armstrong, A Serjeant of the African Corps, At the Old Bailey, On Wednesday, January 20, 1802. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by A. Macpherson, Russell court . . . for J. Lee [etc.], London, n.d..
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded edition of the trial and execution of Wall, who had sentenced Armstrong without trial to the inhuman (and deadly) punishment of 800 rope lashes; no copy in OCLC or COPAC denoted a third edition and with this pagination
Condition:
Modern calf-backed boards, the title and last leaf darkened, else a good copy; 22 pages, with the jury charge in smaller type following page 18
Book No.:
W-79148
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, military law
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statvtes of this Kingdom, and . . . the Lawes concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sherifes: Together With an easie and plain method for the keeping of a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. STC 25648
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1618.
Description:
First edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, occasional light staining, else especially crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79129
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Phayer, Thomas
Title:
A Booke of Presidents. With Additions of diuerse necessarie Instrumentes, meete for all such as desire to learne, the manner and forme how to make Euidences and Instruments, &c. As in the Table of thiis Booke more plainely appeareth. S.T.C. 3346
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Thomas Wight, London, 1604.
Description:
The uncommon, first seventeenth century edition of the first substantial collection of "all manner of documents", including conveyances, chancery bills and answers, and compositions between debtors and creditors in bankruptcy; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Contemporary vellum somewhat worn and crinkled, remains of ties, worming at the outset, essentially marginal, else quite fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79128
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, bankruptcy, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Bellewe, Richard
Title:
Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478; S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, quite unevenly darkened, the variant with the arms of Lincoln's Inn on the verso of the title; without the colophon if called for
Book No.:
W-79127
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Fleetwood, William
Title:
Annalium tam Regum Edwardi quinti, Richardi tertii, & Henrici septimi, quam Henrici octavi. Titulorum Ordine Alphabetico digestorum, Elenchus [etc.]. S.T.C. 11034; Beale T354
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli . . . Cum Priuilegio, London, 1579.
Description:
First edition of the useful index of the year books of the century preceeding the work's publication, by the well regarded Fleetwood, double-Reader and Recorder of London, arranged alphabetically by subject, the reign of Henry VIII separately treated
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, new endpapers, some light staining and minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79088
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Year Books
Author:
Somers, John, Lord
Title:
A Guide to the Knowledge of the Rights and Privileges of Englishmen. Containing . . . Magna Charta, with Remarks thereon . . . The Habeas Corpus Act . . . The Bill of Rights . . . To which is added, [John Somers] The Security of Englishmens Lives [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Scott, at the Black Swan in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1757.
Description:
One of the principal works of Somers, "the embodiment of the perfect Whig" in Holdsworth's words, and "a master of legal principles [and] of presenting them in a lucid form", with the glossed landmarks of English constitutional law prefacing its text
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, with the errata pasted down on the verso of the title; a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-79137
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Magna Carta, English constitutional law, habeas corpus, English Law
Author:
Herne, John
Title:
The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap. 4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents, Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:
Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description:
First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law, examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:
W-79114
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
charities, poor law
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings at the Sessions of the Peace, and Oyer and Terminer, for the City of London and County of Middlesex . . . Being the First Sessions in the Mayoralty of the Right Honourable Sir Richard Brocas [etc.]. Numbers I-VIII [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, at the Crown in Ivy-Lane [etc.], London, 1730-31.
Description:
The complete Old Bailey sessions for the year, disclosing as no other source does the operation of London's most famous criminal court, over 375 cases heard, with the sentences imposed--death (55) and (the majority) transportation (257), inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf-backed marbled boards, quite fresh and with ample margins, with ownership signatures of [Lord] Somerville; two complete copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79087
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men, Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:
Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79085
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
Author:
Bayne, Alexander
Title:
Institutions of the Criminal Law of Scotland
Publisher:
Printed for, and sold by Gideon Crawfurd Bookseller [etc.], Edinburgh, 1748.
Description:
Second (and last) edition of the second legal treatise on Scots criminal law, written by Bayne for his students at the University of Edinburgh where he was the first occupant of the chair of Scots law; rare, ESTC locating three copies in this country
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good, crisp copy
Book No.:
W-79116
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, criminal law
Author:
Bisset, James (ed.)
Title:
Abridgment and Collection of the Acts of Assembly Of the Province of Maryland, At present in Force. With A small choice Collection of Precedents in Law and Conveyancing. Calculated for the Use of the Gentlemen of the Province. Cohen 5670; Wroth 215
Publisher:
Printed by William Bradford, Printer . . . for the Author, Philadelphia, 1759.
Description:
The only abridgement of Maryland's colonial laws, the fourth abridgement of a colony's laws published in this country, preceded by those in Virginia and Pennsylvania, the only other two colonies whose laws were individually abridged
Condition:
Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, somewhat strained, definite browning and some staining, a few marginal signatures excised; a serviceable copy
Book No.:
W-79095
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements, Maryland, Acts, conveyancing
Author:
Cockburn, William
Title:
The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1792.
Description:
The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes, divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79075
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
 
Author:
Baker, J.H. (comp.)
Title:
English Legal Manuscripts in the United States of America, A Descriptive List. Part I, Medieval and Renaissance Period (to 1558)
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 1985.
Description:
Dr. Baker's pioneering effort to locate and describe the early English legal manuscripts now found in this country, 205 items arranged by collection, with indices of subjects, authors, titles, and names
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, showing some wear, but quite sound, 88 pages; Frederick Bernays Wiener's copy, though without his ownership indicia
Book No.:
W-61702
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Manuscripts
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
In this booke is contayned the offyces of Shyriffes, Bayliffes of lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what euery one of them may dooe by vertue of their offices [etc.]. Not in S.T.C., Beale, nor ESTC
Publisher:
Imprynted ay London, by Thomas Marshe, London, No date.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded edition of the first work devoted to the English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials, its title and colophon different from all other copies, and its running heads in black letter, not Roman
Condition:
Later calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped, as are the lower margins of several leaves, two leaves repaired (no text affected), the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79096
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners
 
Author:
Title:
Developing an Image, Photography, Books, and the National Park Serived, from the Collection of Robert Bothamley
Publisher:
Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2016.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-79239
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
law and photography
 
Author:
Selwyn, David G.
Title:
Edmund Geste and His Books, Reonstructing the library of a Cambridge don and Elizabethan bishop
Publisher:
Bibliographical Society, London, 1917.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt lettered, as new
Book No.:
W-79238
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Bibliography, libraries, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Title:
The Annual Volumes of the Selden Society. Volumes I through LIV. Fourty Nine Volumes [lacking five volumes--14, 29, 33, 39, 53--which may be obtained in modern reprint]
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 1887-1935.
Description:
A lengthy run of the earliest annual volumes of the Selden Society, containing the bulk of the finest early twentieth (and late nineteenth) century scholarship on English legal history, including all of the contributions by Maitland and many others
Condition:
Original cloth, showing some wear, ex-library, yet generally a good usable set
Book No.:
W-75762
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law
Author:
Title:
Olde teners newly corrected. S.T.C. 23880; Beale T72
Publisher:
In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London, 1525.
Description:
The rare, final Pynson printing of one of a few early English law treatises, dating to the late 14th century (partly relied upon by Littleton), its "primary, if not exclusive, purpose . . . as a textbook for the beginning student"; six copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, a few early markings and notations, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78681
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Real Property

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