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Title:
By the King. A Proclamation for the better execution of the Office of His Maiesties Exchanger, and Reformation of sundry Abuses and Fraudes practised vpon his Maiesties Coynes. S.T.C. 8860; Steele 1512
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill, London, 1627.
Description:
Part of Charles I's ill-advised assumption of monetary monopoly control through re-establishing the office of King's Exchanger of gold and silver, unsuccessfully opposed by the Goldsmith's Company, London's Lord Mayor and its Court of Alderman
Condition:
Five leaves measuring about 12x15 inches, browned, definite staining, loss of text on the first two leaves, some repairs, a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79501
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
fraud, economics, Coining
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
The Reading upon the Statute of Uses. Being his Double Reading to the Honourable Society of Gray's-Inn, 42 Eliz. To Which is Prefixed, The said Statute of 27 Hen. VIII c.10, An Act concerning Uses and Wills
Publisher:
Printed for E. Brooke, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London, 1785.
Description:
A rare edition of the reading described as "one of the greatest . . . lectures at the Inns of Court", prompting Holdsworth to observe that Bacon "was a great teacher of law . . . the only teacher of law who can be compared with him is Maitland"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, neatly gilt, light browning, else well preserved with ample margins; five copies in ESTC, one in North America
Book No.:
W-79525
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Inns of Court
Author:
Espinasse, Isaac
Title:
A Digest of the Law of Actions at Nisi Prius. The Second Edition, Corrected, with Considerable Additions from Printed and Manuscript Cases, And Three New Chapters on the Law of Corporations and Evidence. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell . . . and Whieldon and Butterworth [etc.], London, 1793.
Description:
One of the three principal, early treatises on cases at 'nisi prius', that is, the litigation on circuit 'in the country' and away from Westminster, expanding upon the subject matter covered by Buller (the first treatise) and differing in approach
Condition:
Contemporary morocco, the spines rubbed, else very clean and well preserved and (appropriately) ex-Chester Circuit Library; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79500
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
digests
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a Commentarie upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer onely, but of the Law it selfe [etc.]. S.T.C. 15784. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Society of Stationers, London, 1628.
Description:
First edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four, and forming the first part (of four) of his monumental Institutes of English Law
Condition:
Modern calf, repair to the title, some staining to a few leaves, without the Littleton portrait, else clean with early annotations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78636
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England. Or, a Commentarie upon Littleton, Not the Name of a Lawyer onely, but of the Law it selfe [etc.]. S.T.C. 15784. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Society of Stationers, London, 1628.
Description:
First edition of Coke's most single famous work and one of the five greatest books of English law, glossing Littleton's 'Tenures', one of the remaining four, and forming the first part (of four) of his monumental Institutes of English Law
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, one leaf in facsimile, without the portrait and table of consanguinity, some browning and staining, early notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-73744
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it . . . by the Canon and Common Law; the Stat. of 31st Eliz. c.6 . . . Determinations upon that Act, from Lord Coke, and other[s] [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1784.
Description:
The only work on the English law of simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), "an intelligent summary" in Holdsworth's words, with much discussion of its criminal nature and its association with perjury
Condition:
Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, gilt, some sidenotes just shaved (the sense preserved), else a lovely bright fresh copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-74445
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
Printed & Manuscript African-Americana Documenting the Black Experience in the Americas Including Du Bois, Johnson, Evers, Baldwin, Malcom X, Dunbar, Washington, Slavery & Abolition, Jazz,& Haitian Material from the Collection of the Late Kurt Fisher
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 385 lots in unnumbered pages
Book No.:
W-91976
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
The Natural History Library of Steve Graham Part I
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 1994.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 210 lots in 25 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91975
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Sporting Library of the Late J. Watson Webb of Shelburne, Vermont
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 252 lots in 32 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91974
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Continental and English Literature and History Hebraica and Judaica Including Property of Rabbi David Freilich
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1999.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled warps, a bit faded, 319 lots in 54 pages;with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91973
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues, jewish law
 
Author:
Title:
Books from the Library at Somerset House in Princess Anne, Maryland
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 1990.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a bit faded, 292 lots in 287 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91972
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Art & Architecture and Related Subjects Including the Byron and Elaine Born Library of Ceramics
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, Inc., New York, 1991.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 317 lots in unnumbered pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91971
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Hebraica, Judaica, Music, and Continental Books Including Property of the Late Marcus Carr and Property of the late Robert Latham
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1997.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 334 lots in 55 pages
Book No.:
W-91970
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues, jewish law
Author:
Title:
The Laws and Constitutions of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Rowing on the River of Thames, betwixt Gravesend in the County of Kent, and Windsor in the County of Berks
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1742.
Description:
The rare sole printing of the laws and governing documents of the Company (including penalties for their breach), established by Act of Parliament in 1555 and still in existence, governing safe navigation on the Thames; one copy in ESTC, none in OCLC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over cloth boards, the spine gilt lettered and blind ruled, well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79499
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
London
Author:
East, Edward Hyde
Title:
A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1803.
Description:
Only English edition of East's principal work, the first substantial treatment of English criminal law following Blackstone's, one which "won immediate authority" and based in large part on eleven manuscripts upon which East labored for some years
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title pages and last leaves browned (more at the edges), else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79498
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, New York
Author:
Plowden, Francis
Title:
A Treatise upon the Law of Usury and Annuities
Publisher:
Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet-Street, London, 1797.
Description:
Only edition of a work Holdsworth calls a "very good book", critical of "the ingenious Mr. Bentham", Plowden noting that annuities had been used to evade usury laws, with his complementary analysis of stock transactions for time and stock jobbing
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, quite scuffed, the original label laid down, else quite clean and bright with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79496
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
law of usury, Law and the stockmarket
Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Briefe Treatise of Testaments and Last Wils . . . Compiled of such Lawes Ecclesiasticall and Civill, as be not repugnant to the Lawes, Customes, or Statutes of this Realme, nor derogatorie to the Prerogative Royall [etc.]. S.T.C. 23551
Publisher:
Printed by I.L. for the Company of Stationers, London, 1640.
Description:
The first work on the English law of wills, and more broadly the first work written by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over boards, a small chip to the bottom edge of the title, occasional very light foxing, else quite crisp and clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79495
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills
 
Author:
Title:
A Decree Lately made in the High Court of Starre-Chamber, after consultation had among the Iudges . . . And also a Confirmation of that Decree by His Sacred Maiestie; together with His Maiesties Command that the same be Printed [etc.]. S.T.C. 7755
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Barker . . . And by the Assignes of Iohn Bull, London, 1633.
Description:
Only printing of the first of but three Star Chamber decrees to be printed, prohibiting practices among suppliers of food and drink, including bakers, tavern owners and victuallers, regulating horsemeat, and outlawing houses of gaming, inter alia
Condition:
?Original stabbed self wraps with the blank "A", "For the Council Chamber" on the ?supplied rear wrap, now housed in a folding case, the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79494
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, Liquor & Drink, Gambling
 
Author:
Title:
The Clerks Vade Mecum. Or, A Choice Collection of Modern Presidents, According to The best Forms extant, and such as have not formerly been Printed . . . Usefull for all persons that have relation to the Practick part of the Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4651
Publisher:
Printed by T.M. for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
Only edition of a work prepared by an anonymous barrister, based on a manuscript whose contents are said to be unique and "a faire, polished, and intire body of itself, framed by several sages of the Law, of great Integrity, and Experience"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, joints cracked, back board loose, tightly bound, signature of Phillip Williams dated 1682, usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79493
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Title:
The Law of Corporations: Containing the Laws and Customs of All the Corporations . . . in England. Treating Of the Essentials of, and Incidents to, A Corporation . . . Together with the Stiles and Titles of most Corporations in England [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1702.
Description:
Only edition of the first extensive work on the law of corporations, written on the eve of the Industrial Revolution, with portions of the work evidencing the considerable, even central role corporations were to play commercially later in the century
Condition:
Contemporary blind tooled calf, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original label laid down, quite clean, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79490
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
corporations
 
Author:
Title:
Public Auction of the "Frank Staff" Collection
Publisher:
Cavendish Philatelic Auctions, Derby, England, 1995.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 1266 lots in 59 pages
Book No.:
W-91969
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Selections from the Library of Arthur G. Rippey
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA., 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Stapled Wraps includes price realised sheet; 200 lots 21 pages
Book No.:
W-91968
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books and Historical Manuscripts including Property of the late Greta Calmann and Property of the lateProfessor Christine Fell
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1999.
Description:
Condition:
Good Condition Original Printed Wraps includes price realised shees ; 524 lots 121 pages
Book No.:
W-91967
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Americana California Books, Manuscripts, Photographs, Maps, & Ephemera The World War II Aviation Collection of Greg Dortch Part III Antiquarian Prints from the Old World
Publisher:
PBA Galleries, San Francisco, Ca., 2003.
Description:
Condition:
good condition printed wraps includes prices realised sheet 349 lots 130 pages
Book No.:
W-91966
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Robert J. Spjut, David R. Lowry &
Title:
A Bill of Rights for Nothern Ireland
Publisher:
University of Warwick, Warwick.
Description:
Condition:
Good Condition Original Stapled Printed Wraps; 57 pages
Book No.:
W-91965
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Title:
The American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice Report to the House of Delegates Recommendation Resolves that the American Bar Assosication: Urgest the Supplementay Extradition Treaty with the United Kingdom, signed on June 25, 1985, b
Publisher:
American Bar Association, 1985.
Description:
Condition:
Good Condition;14 pages stapled
Book No.:
W-91964
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
banks, Bench and Bar, Commercial Law, IRELAND
Author:
Bracton, Henrici de
Title:
De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae, Libri Quinq; in varios tractatus distincti, ad diuersorum et vetustissimorum codicum collationem, ingenti cura, nunc primum typis vulgati [etc.]. S.T.C. 3475; Beale T323. Folio
Publisher:
Apud Richardum Totellum, London, 1569.
Description:
First edition of one of the great works of English law, characterized by Maitland as "the crown and flower of English medieval jurisprudence" and by Plucknett as "a stately volume . . . perhaps the best printed law book we have ever had"
Condition:
Early unlettered blind ruled calf, lightly rubbed, a bit of chipping to the spine, else an extremely clean copy with generous margins
Book No.:
W-79522
Price:
$ 15000.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Title:
The Royal Ulster Constabulary A Report on the Complaints Procedure
Publisher:
National Council for Civil Liberties, London, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
Original Stapled Printed Wraps Good Condition some discoloration and a small tear on cover; 15 pages
Book No.:
W-91963
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Title:
The Joseph Crawhall Collection of Jeffrey Norton
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 2002.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 71 lots in 36 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91962
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Antiquarian and Other Printed Books Including: Part III of the Library of the Late Dr. Benjamin Tillet Davis (Topography)
Publisher:
Phillips, Son & Neale, London, 1999.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 531 lots in 23 pages; with prices realized list, a bit crinkled, laid in
Book No.:
W-91961
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
The Sporting Library of Donald F. Catalfimo with Additions
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 300 lots in 36 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91960
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by William Carey Jones, Director of the School of Jurisprudence, University of California. Two Volumes [complete]. Not in Eller [compare Eller 136]; Lauechli 257 Notes
Publisher:
Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The last edition apart from modern reprints, based on William Hammond's edition, with Hammond's bibliography, a supplementary chapter on conflict of laws by Orrin Kip McMurray, and Jones's essay, which includes a biographical sketch of Blackstone
Condition:
Original black pebbled limp cloth, prayer-book style, Edition De Luxe, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:
W-78324
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, 18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Powell, John Joseph
Title:
Essay upon the Law of Contracts and Agreements. Two Volumes in One [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for P. Byrne, J. Moore, J. Rice, and W. Jones, Dublin, 1796.
Description:
A rare Dublin edition of the work which John Baker has termed "the first printed treatise (worthy of the name) on the English law of contract" and Holdsworth "an able book . . . attain[ing] a high standard of learning"; no copy in the UK in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, double gilt ruled and lettered, some light browning, else quite clean and crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79489
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
contracts
Author:
Weskett, John
Title:
A Complete Digest of the Theory, Laws, and Practice of Insurance; Compiled from the best Authorities in different Languages . . . With a Preliminary Discourse; Wherein are delineated the very great Disorders which prevail in Affairs of Insurance [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Lynch . . . in the Four Courts, Dublin, 1783.
Description:
Only Irish edition of Weskett's comprehensive work, arranged as a digest and, in Holdsworth's words , providing "in an accessible form the information legal or otherwise which they [merchants] needed", all prompted by Weskett's view of needed reforms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine gilt decorated, lightly rubbed, the joints just cracking but very firm, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79488
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
insurance law, legal reform
Author:
Title:
By the King and Queen. A Proclamation . . . That all Persons being Protestants . . . in the Offices of Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace [and other offices] shall hold themselves continued in the said Offices [etc.]. Wing W2522; Steele I, 3964
Publisher:
Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
The proclamation given on Feb 14 1689, two days after the Houses of Parliament had agreed on a Declaration of Rights and the day following William and Mary being offered and accepting the crown--as "the first stage of the Revolution was complete"
Condition:
Broadside about 8x11 inches, one vertical fold, light browning, else well preserved, the variant with the factotum containing flowers; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79487
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Religion, sheriffs, justices of peace
Author:
Hargrave, Francis
Title:
Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and Constitution of England. Two Volumes [complete] [with the "A Register of Law Publications" of 32 and 26 pages in the first and second volumes, respectively, not found in all sets]
Publisher:
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-92.
Description:
One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library
Condition:
Contemporary calf, much rubbed, joints just cracking but quite firm, labels lacking, else very clean and bright; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79486
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Star Chamber, Bibliography
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds . . . relating to all manner of Conveyances no in Use . . . The Third Edition, Corrected and Amended [by William Brown] with many Additional Presidents never before Printed
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1704.
Description:
Received edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of conveyancing which could be registered throughout the realm
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, neatly rebacked, especially bright, with the imprimatur leaf and a contemporary price noted; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79484
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
conveyancing, legal reform
Author:
Wilson, John
Title:
A Short Treatise on the Law Relative to Arbitration. Containing Adjudged Cases on That Useful Subject to the Present Time. Digested and Arranged under Familiar Heads. With An Appendix of Useful Precedents
Publisher:
Printed for J. Moore, 45, College Green, Dublin, 1793.
Description:
The Dublin edition of the rarest of all early works on the English law of arbitration and the only work of Wilson (a Yorkshire attorney), relying on Blackstone in extending the arbitrator's powers to conveyances of real property; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, title browned, browning elsewhere, else sound and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79483
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
arbitration, Real Property, conveyancing
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statutes of this Kingdome, and . . . the Lawes, Concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sheriffes. Together with an easie . . . method for the keeping of a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. Wing W2244
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, London, 1641.
Description:
A rare edition of the first treatise by a named author on the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in ten editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and court; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat rubbed and tightly bound and some light browning and foxing, ex Royal Historical Society; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79482
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
 
Author:
Title:
The Paul Hammer Library Including Bibles, Early Printed Books, Hebraica and Judaica, and related reference works
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 240 lots in unnumbered pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91959
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Brownlow, Richard and John Goldesborough
Title:
Reports of Divers Choice Cases in Law . . . With Directions how to proceed in many Intricate Actions, both Real and Personal [etc.]. [with] Richard Brownlow, Reports: (A Second Part.) . . . Usefull for all Clerks, Attorneys [etc.]. Wing B5198 and B5201
Publisher:
Printed by Tho: Roycroft, for Matthew Walbancke [etc.], London, 1651 & 1652.
Description:
First editions of the reports devoted primarily to the reign of Elizabeth, principally the work of the Middle Temple bencher praised by both Holdsworth ("a great reputation") and Baker ("the wise old man"); with the two frontispiece portraits
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the bindings different, else fresh, Daniel Fleming's copies with his ownership signatures and notations; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79338
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
reports of cases
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Printed Books Including Property of the late R.J. Hampson
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1999.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a bit faded, 394 lots in 58 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91958
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Bibliography and Reference From the Library of Richard E. Oinonen A Furthur Selection
Publisher:
New England Book Auctions, Sunderland MA, 2001.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 240 lots in 29 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91957
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of the Library of Leo S. Amery and the Late Lord Amery yRemoved from 112 Eaton Square London S.W.1. including Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations, 1776, First Edition, With a Presentation Inscription from Raymond Asquith to Leo Amery
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a bit faded, 309 lots in 68 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91956
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Hebraica and Judaica Photographs and Modern First Editions Including Property of Rabbi David Freilich
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a bit faded, 599 lots in 94 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91955
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Printed Books Relating to Economics and Social History Including The Workiing Library of The Late Dr. Paul Einzig and Other Printed Books
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
original printed stapled wraps, 382 lots in 63 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91954
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Spjut, R.J.
Title:
The Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Bill A Law to Curb Reliigious and Political Employment in Northern Ireland
Publisher:
National Council for Civil Liberties, London, 1973.
Description:
Original Printed Stapled Wraps: Good condition 20 pages
Condition:
Book No.:
W-91953
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Title:
New Ireland Forum The Economic Consequences of the Division of Ireeland since 1920
Publisher:
New Ireland Forum, Dublin, 1983.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Stapled Wraps: Great Condition 16 pages
Book No.:
W-91952
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Spjut, Bob
Title:
Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1975 Memorandum on Certain Legal Aspects Curtailing Civil Liberties
Publisher:
National Council for Civil Liberties, London, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Stapled Wraps: Good condition 8 paged
Book No.:
W-91951
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Title:
Criminal Law Revision Committee Eleventh Report Evidence (General)
Publisher:
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Sewn Wraps : Good condition some chips on spine
Book No.:
W-91950
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
ENGLAND
 
Author:
Title:
Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973
Publisher:
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Stapled Wrapped: Good Condition some staining on the back
Book No.:
W-91948
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Diplock, Lord chrmn
Title:
Report of the Commission to consider legal procedures to deal with terrorist activies in Northern Ireland
Publisher:
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original Printed Stapled Wraps: decent condition some chipping on spine 42 pages
Book No.:
W-91947
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND
 
Author:
Title:
Magistrates' Courts (Children and Young Persons) Rules (Northern IIreland) 1969
Publisher:
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Belfast, 1969.
Description:
ages
Condition:
Original Printed Sewn Wraps a bit chipped else a very good copy; 116 pgs
Book No.:
W-91946
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
IRELAND, infants
Author:
Title:
His Maiesties Speach in the Vpper House of Parliament, On Monday the 26 of March, 1621. S.T.C. 14399. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1621.
Description:
James I's speech delivered to Parliament during the midst of Francis Bacon's impeachment, conceivably "a genuine expression of the King's feelings", but unquestionably in part leading to Bacon's downfall, imprisonment in the Tower, and enormous fine
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the top margin cut close (legibility preserved), else crisp with the initial blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79478
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Parliament
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:
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:
$ 200.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
Title:
The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law; for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . . To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Publisher:
Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
Description:
First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's, to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Condition:
Contemporary vellum lightly rubbed and neatly repaired, the spine hand-lettered, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78998
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:
Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity, including the "most considered summary of his later religious ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78111
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
poor law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statutorum]. 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:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Lyttelton tenures in Englyshhe. S.T.C. 15761.8; not in Beale
Publisher:
Imprynted at London: in Fletestrete, by me Robert Redman [etc.], London, 1540?.
Description:
Among the earliest printings of Littleton in English (preceded by six other printings in English, two untraced), the work which Maitland called a "lucid and classical book", this edition the final Redman printing and itself rare, two copies in STC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, heads by Martin Dature (Oldham HM11), endpapers from the 1st ed of Doctor and Student, two leaves torn with loss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78868
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the second of Apryll, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9471.6; Beale S289b. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richarde Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1571.
Description:
A rare contemporary printing of the acts of 13 Elizabeth, establishing bankruptcy law's foundations (to remain partly in place until 1925) [c.7], and enacting the statute which was to govern usury law until 1854 [c.8]; three copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, minor marginal staining, lacking the colophon leaf following the pardon, else sound with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79438
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Camera Regis, Or, A Short View of London Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers,k Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c of that Renowned City. Collected out of Law & History and methodized [etc.]. Wing B5253
Publisher:
Printed for William Crooke . . . without Temple Barre, London, 1676.
Description:
First edition of one of some twenty works by the prolific Brydall, "reflect[ing] a very wide range of jurisprudential expertise", this the copy which he seemingly presented to his father ("Presidio Veritas / ex dono authoris filii / charissimi mei")
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label, gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else well preserved, with the bookplate of William Alexander; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79437
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
London
Author:
Title:
The Law of Arrests in Both Civil and Criminal Cases: Shewing For what Causes . . . how to raise a Hue and Cry . . . the Nature of Bail, Escapes, Rescues, Breach of Prison . . . Necessary for Sheriffs . . . Debtors, Creditors, Prisoners [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [etc.], [London], 1742.
Description:
The scarce first edition of the only early work on arrest, a much-debated matter fraught with fraud and abuse, drawing the attention of Fielding, Dr. Johnson and Dickens, its restrictions on personal liberty not fully reformed until the 19th century
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crudely (but contemporaneously) backed, worn and a bit strained, browning and definite dustiness, a well-used but sound copy
Book No.:
W-79436
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Procedure, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno xliii Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xxvii day of October, in the xliii yeere of the Reigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1601] . . . were enacted as followeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9496.5
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1601.
Description:
Elizabeth's final parliament, and among her most momentous, enacting the poor law [c.2] remaining in place until 1832 ("explicit in its commands and practically enforceable") and the Charitable Uses Act [c.4], still the basis for England's modern law
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, lightish browning and staining, else sound with frequent marginal notations; without the subsidies and pardon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79430
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, charities, Acts
Author:
Title:
La Vieux Natura brevium, dernierment corrigee et amend', & cy nouelment imprimee. S.T.C. 18402; Beale T97
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1584.
Description:
Final edition of the 'Old Natura Brevium', written in the 14th century to explain the nature of writs, in Maitland's words "[t]he system of Forms of Action or the Writ System [which] is the most important characteristic of English medieval law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, remains of ties, somewhat rubbed and chipped, else very clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79429
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Booth, A
Title:
Examen Legum Angliae: Or, the Laws of England Examined, By Scripture, Antiquity, and Reason. Wing B3738. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by James Cottrel, London, 1656.
Description:
Only edition of Booth's sole work, a radical criticism of English law, contending that "Law . . . [is] an oppression of the people" and that law and equity should be merged, singling out particularly both Coke and Littleton as fundamentally in error
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, very occasional lightish marginal staining, else quite crisp with ample margins and the errata leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79427
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, Radicals, Magna Carta, equity
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
A Charge Given by . . . Francis Bacon At a Sessions holden for the Verge . . . Declaring The Latitude of the Jurisdiction thereof, and the Offences therein inquireable, as well by the Common Law, as by several Statutes [etc.]. Wing B277; Gibson 234
Publisher:
Printed for Robert Pawlett . . . near the Temple, London, 1676.
Description:
Bacon's charge given as he was appointed to his first judicial post by James I, the "Court of the Verge" (its jurisdiction within 12 miles of Whitehall), Bacon touching on such diverse subjects as fraud, Jesuits, perjury, prophecies, and witchcraft
Condition:
Modern morocco, browned, margins cut close, the sidenotes sometimes just affected, title trimmed and repaired, usable only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79426
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
fraud, Religion, witchcraft
Author:
Phayer, Thomas (attr.)
Title:
A Booke of Presidentes exactly written in manner of a Register, newelye corrected, with additions of diuers necessarie Presidents meete . . . how to make all manner of Euidences [etc.]. S.T.C. 3344 [including this copy]; Beale T446
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [etc.], London, 1586.
Description:
A rare 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; four copies in STC
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed, title and last leaf marked and darkened, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79425
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Title:
Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1574?.
Description:
The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79424
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description:
First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:
Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning, lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79423
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
Author:
Powell, John (comp.)
Title:
The Assize of Bread. With sundry good and needful Ordinances for Bakers, Brewers, Inholders, Victuallers, Vintners, and Butchers; And other Assizes in Weights and Measures, which by the Laws of this Realm, are Commanded to be observed [etc.]. Wing P3060
Publisher:
Printed for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright [and two others], London, 1684.
Description:
The assize which essentially determined the price of bread, based on the table compiled by John Powell, Clerk of the London market and in effect for most of the 17th century, thereby insulating bakers "both from profiteering and speculative loss"
Condition:
Modern calf, extra gilt, a luscious Riviere binding, with the eight woodcuts of the various methods of baking bread; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79422
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Legal Art
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
The History of the Common Law of England. Divided into Twelve Chapters. The Second Edition Corrected [bound with] The Analysis of the Law: Being a Scheme, or Abstract, Of the several Titles and Partitions of the Law of England, Digested into Method [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Nutt . . . and sold by D. Browne [and 18 others], London, 1716.
Description:
Second editions of two of Hale's principal works, the first to name him on their titles, as he writes the first general history of English law in his 'History' and then in his 'Analysis' propounds the organizational schema adopted by Blackstone
Condition:
Modern calf, clean and well-preserved, with the errata leaf claiming (rightly) the correction of many errors in the Walthoe printing; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79420
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, biography, English Law
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
New Possibilities of Old Materials of American Legal History. Setaro 202
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, Morgantown?, 1934?.
Description:
The rare separate printing of Dean Pound's paper presented at the Round Table on Jurisprudence and Legal History held at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools in Chicago in December 1933; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; reprinted from 40 West Virginia Law Quarterly, pages 205-211
Book No.:
W-79492
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
American Law, Legal History
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Cases of Treason. Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, His Maiesties Solicitor Generall. Wing B272; Gibson 198
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Bacon's analysis for James I of uniting England and Scotland, focusing on public law, first on criminal law (treason, felonies, exile, abjuration, and heresy), then on royal prerogatives and, finally, on local officials and courts
Condition:
Modern calf, blind and gilt ruled, gilt lettered, small neat repair to title, else especially clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79382
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
criminal law, SCOTLAND, justices of peace, courts
Author:
Title:
Anno xxxix Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xxiiii day of October in the xxxix yeere [1597] of . . . Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as follows. S.T.C. 9494 [including this copy]; Beale S307a. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1598.
Description:
The parliament which enacted the basic principles of the poor law [c.2] (to remain in force until 1834) and the first act [c.4] authorizing transportation to North America as an alternative to the death penalty for those willing to enter bond service
Condition:
Modern boards, some browning and staining, lacking the title, subsidies and pardon, else sound with occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79453
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, capital punishment
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force and use . . . which doe threaten to the Offendours . . . Moreoeur the aucthoritie and duetie of all Justices of Peace, Shirifes, Coroners, Eschetors, Maiors, Baylifes [etc.]. S.T.C. 9526.7
Publisher:
Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottyl [etc.], London, 1577.
Description:
First edition of Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes, the first work in English on the criminal law of England, and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract that subject; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, quite worn, ownership inscriptions and other notations on the title, else very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79449
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
criminal law, Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, coroners, sheriffs
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
Author:
Littleton, Thomas
Title:
Littleton Tenures in Englishe [bound with] Littletons Tenures [in Law French]. S.T.C. 15767 and 15738.7; Beale T50 and T21
Publisher:
[1] by Richard Tottell [2] Rychard Tottil, London, 1556 & 1557.
Description:
An unusual pairing of two editions of the first English legal treatise to be printed, one in the original Law French and the other in its English translation, a work which Maitland praised as a "lucid and classical book on the tenure of land"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly repaired, scribbles on first title and last leaf, some staining, else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79445
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
conveyancing, Real Property, Real Property
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Three Law Tracts: I. The Compleat Copyholder; being a Discourse of the Antiquity and Nature of Manors and Copyholds, &c. II. A Reading on 27 Edward the First, called the Statute De Finibus Levatis. III. A Treatise of Bail and Mainprize [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printer [etc.], London, 1764.
Description:
The first collected edition of three of Coke's works, all praised by Holdsworth, linking two of the great writers on English criminal law (Coke and William Hawkins) and presenting Coke's views on several topics pertaining to the law of real property
Condition:
Modern speckled blind panelled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, well preserved, with the frontispiece portrait of Coke; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79406
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Kings Maiesties Speech, as it was deliuered by him in the vpper house of the Parliament . . . On Munday the 19 day of March 1603. being the first day of this present Parliament, and the first Parliament of his Maiesties Raigne. S.T.C. 14390.3
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1604.
Description:
James I's initial parliamentary speech, foretelling the issues to figure large during his reign, "disclos[ing] at once the wide gulf fixed between the royal policy and public opinion", with a focus on religion, both on Roman Catholics and on Puritans
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, light browning, with the initial blank (somewhat dusty and marked, as is the last blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79477
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, Religion, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli . . . At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 18. day of Iune, Anno Dom. 1625. in the first yeere of the Reigne of our most gracious Souereigne Lord, Charles . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9509. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Barker, & John Bill [etc.], London, 1630 (1629).
Description:
One of only two contemporary printings of the legislation of Charles' first Parliament, its dissolution leading to the Petition of Right, "terminat[ing] the opening scene in the long tragedy that ended twenty-four years later upon the scaffold"
Condition:
Modern boards, some browning and staining, without the two subsidies acts and the first blank, else usable with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79475
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Testaments and Last Wills, Compiled out of the Laws Ecclesiastical, Civil and Canon, as also out of the Common Law, Customs and Statutes of this Realm. The Whole digested into Seven Parts [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . and sold by S. Birt, London, 1742.
Description:
The first work on the English law of wills, and more broadly the first work written by an Englishman on English canon law, praised by J.H. Baker as "a model of clarity and scientific technique" and by David Yale as "a full and accomplished treatise"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, Cornwell House circular stamps on the front endpapers, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77904
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Coke, Edwardo
Title:
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England; or, a Commentary Upon Littleton . . . Revised and Corrected . . . by Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including Also The Notes of Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. The Nineteenth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for J.& W.T. Clarke [and seven others], London, 1832.
Description:
Final edition of one of the five greatest English law books, known as 'Coke on Littleton', this edition with Hargrave and Butler's notes (praised by Maitland for their value in the study of medieval law) and those of Lord Chancellor Nottingham
Condition:
Later maroon cloth, gilt, a bit rubbed, ex-library, else quite a good, clean, usable set
Book No.:
W-79474
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Farresley?, Thomas
Title:
Modern Cases, Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Queen's Bench at Westminster, in The Second and Third Years of Queen Anne, in the Time when Sir John Holt sate Chief Justice there . . . Review'd and Corrected . . . By W.B. Esq; The Third Edition. Folio
Publisher:
London, Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for seven others], 1733.
Description:
A rare edition of the reports compiled by a Middle Temple barrister, devoted exclusively to early years of the reign of Queen Anne (1703-1705), later in the century to be included in Danby Pickering's and then in Thomas Leach's "Modern Reports"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label gilt, somewhat rubbed, the spine varnished, else a very good copy with ample margins; four copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79473
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Uniformity of Commercial Law on the American Continent. Setaro 33
Publisher:
Michigan Law Review, Ann Arbor, 1909.
Description:
The English version of Pound's paper read before the Pan-American Scientific Congress at Santiago de Chile, on December 30, 1908, its subject chosen at the suggestion of the American Delegation commissioned to the Congress
Condition:
Original printed gray stapled wraps, a very good copy; reprinted from the Review's December issue, Volume VIII, No. 2, 17 pages
Book No.:
W-79472
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Commercial Law
Author:
Woodward, Bob and Scott Armstrong
Title:
The Brethren, Inside the Supreme Court
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1979.
Description:
First edition of the work represented at "the first detailed behind the scenes account of the Supreme Court in action", inscribed by both Armstrong and Woodward in ink, with a note that this was once Richard B Bernstein's copy while he was at Harvard
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a very slightly faded dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79471
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court
Author:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Warren, Earl
Title:
The Power and the Glory of the Truth. A Eulogy delivered at Memorial Services for Eugene Meyer. All Souls Church, Washington. 21 July 1959
Publisher:
No publisher stated, Washington D.C., 1959.
Description:
The rare eulogy delivered about the man whom Earl Warren called "a great patriarch"--the owner of the Washington Post (and father of Katherine Graham)--with whom and his wife, Agnes, Earl and Nina Warren were close friends; five copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original blue cloth, the front board gilt lettered, lightly worn, else a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-79468
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Supreme Court
Author:
Rushworth, John
Title:
Historical Collections of Private Passages of State. Weighty Matters in Law. Remarkable Proceedings in Five Parliaments. Beginning The Sixteenth Year of King James, Anno 1618 And ending the Fifth Year of King Charls, Anno 1629 [etc.]. Wing R2316A
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for George Thomason [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
First edition of the first part of Rushworth's monumental collection, a significant portion based on his shorthand notes, providing us with his amassing of materials for the all-important years from 1618 to 1629, including that of the 1628 Parliament
Condition:
Later cloth, worn, the front board detaching, without the final [17] pages, but with the marvelous double page map and frontispieces; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79467
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Parliament
Author:
Title:
A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Use . . . and A Continuation of the Statutes made in the Reign of . . . Charles the First [and] Charles the Second . . . to the Dissolution of the Parliament, the Seventh of August, 1666. Wing I356. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Benjamin Tooke [etc.], Dublin, 1678.
Description:
The massive printing of the Irish statutes from the reign of Edward II to that of Charles II [1310 to 1666], all importantly the first to contain the 1662 Act of Settlement and the 1665 Act of Explanation, "adding immeasurably . . . to its utility"
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled reverse calf, ?later label, rubbed, some staining, mainly to the indices, else a good copy with some early notations
Book No.:
W-79464
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, IRELAND
Author:
Chadbourn, Erika (comp.)
Title:
Felix Frankfurter, An Inventory of His Papers in the Harvard Law School Library
Publisher:
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, 1982.
Description:
A meticulously created inventory of some 45,000 items in total occupying some 115 linear feet, the majority his papers from his years on the Court, but also including his Sacco Vanzetti papers and the correspondence between him and Learned Hand
Condition:
Original printed illustrated oversized wraps, typescript, xvi+144 pages, a very good copy now preserved in a cloth slipcase
Book No.:
W-79463
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court
Author:
Title:
The Justice's Case Law: Being A concise Abridgment of all the Cases of Crown Law, relative to Justices of Peace, and their Business and Proceedings . . . And likewise Of Use to Barristers at Law, Clerks of the Peace, Coroners, &c.
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for James Lacy [etc.], London, 1731.
Description:
Only edition of a work represented as having been written by a Justice having served for many years as Chair of Quarter Sessions, arranged alphabetically by subject matter, liberally citing statutory authority, reports, and other legal treatises
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-79460
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, justices of peace, Abridgements, coroners
Author:
Pufendorf, Samuel
Title:
De Officio Hominis & Civis Juxta Legem Naturalem Libri Duo. Selectis Variorum Notis, maximeq; propriis illustravit, celeberrimi buddei Historiam Juris Naturalis Notis adauctam praemisit, Indicemq subjunxit Tho. Johnson [etc.]. Editio Tertia
Publisher:
Impensis Gul. Thurlbourn [for five others], London, 1748.
Description:
One of Pufendorf's principal works, appearing in the Carnegie Endowment's Classics of International Law as "The Duty of Man and Citizen", exploring natural law and the notion of duty underpinning "the entire system of private and public law"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, all edges gilt, light foxing and browning, some offsetting of the portrait on the title page; a good copy
Book No.:
W-79459
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Complete Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing . . . The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron; with a general Introduction to every thing incident to them, according to Law and Custom [and four other parts]. Seventh Edition
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [for seven others], London, 1781.
Description:
The last eighteenth century edition of what I believe is Jacob's first work (of eighteen) on the subject he may have known best, local courts, in which he had served professionally, termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive" by Holdsworth
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good copy with generous margins
Book No.:
W-79458
Price:
$ 135.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace
Author:
Latch, Jean
Title:
Plusieurs Tres-bons Cases, Come ils estoyent adjudgees es trois premiers ans du Raign du seu Roy Charles le Premier en La Court de Bank le Roy, Non encore publiees per aucun autre . . . Publiees Per Edward Walpoole de Grays-Inne. Wing L538. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by T.R. for H. Twyford, T. Dring, and J. Place [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
First edition of Latch's Reports, containing cases during the first four, crucial years of the reign of Charles I, culminating with the Petition of Right in 1628; so far as I can determine, the only reports devoted exclusively to this period
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled polished calf, neatly gilt, a trifle rubbed, else especially clean with occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79384
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Title:
Decretum aureum diui Gratiani cuius titulus talis est. Incipit concorda[n]tia discorda[n]tiu[m]
Publisher:
Excussum in officina Johannis Prenel [etc.], Paris, 1526.
Description:
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, the margins cut somewhat close, with the two folding tables, one imperfect, a clean working copy
Book No.:
W-79457
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
canon law
Author:
Nelson, William
Title:
The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace . . . Shewing also the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church wardens [etc.]. Twelfth Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by H. Lintot . . . for T. Woodward [and ten others], London, 1745.
Description:
The final edition of one of the most successful of the early treatises on justices of the peace, approaching Burn, Dalton and Lambarde in popularity, undertaken by the Middle Temple barrister, William Nelson, also chairman of the Sussex sessions
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco labels gilt, a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-79456
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace, coroners, poor law
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Tenures, Including the Theory and Practice of Copyholds . . . With An Historical Introduction on the Feudal System . . . by Charles Watkins. The Fifth Edition, With the Annotator's last Corrections and Additions . . . By Robert Studley Vidal
Publisher:
Printed by J. & W.T. Clarke . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1824.
Description:
Final edition of a work which was written "with great learning and acuteness" in Holdsworth's view, supplying an analysis of the feudal relationship in the land law lacking in Coke and Littleton and to be borrowed by Blackstone
Condition:
Modern tan cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, ex-library, else a very good, clean copy, with occasional notations, sometimes substantive
Book No.:
W-79455
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England . . . Revised and Corrected, with further Additions of Notes . . . By Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, Including also The Notes of Lord Chief Justice Hale [etc.]. Eighteenth Edition. Three Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, near Temple Bar, London, 1794.
Description:
The first octavo edition of one of the five greatest English law books, containing the notes of Hargrave and Butler praised by Maitland, particularly for their value for the study of English medieval law; with the notes of Lord Nottingham included
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, a very good, clean set
Book No.:
W-79454
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Real Property
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne at Westminster, the xxiii of Januarie, in the fyrst yere [1559] of the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9460; Beale S274. Folio in 6's
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1572?.
Description:
Among the most momentous of Elizabeth's parliaments, enacting the Act of Supremacy [c.1] and the Act of Uniformity [c.2], bringing "into force again the statutes of Henry VIII's Reformation" and authorizing one form of worship, all others prohibited
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some lightish mainly marginal staining, one pinhole worming, else clean with good margins and the occasional notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79452
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
The Laws Concerning Travelling . . . [Of] Robbery . . . Of Land Carriage . . . Of Innkeepers . . . Of Water-Carriage . . . Of negotiating Bills of Exchange . . . Of the Currency of Money . . . Of the Laws for regulating Hackney-Coaches [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Brown [etc.], London, 1718.
Description:
Only edition of what appears to be the first comprehensive work on the English law of travellers and travelling, well-reflecting its then precarious and dangerous nature, starting with robbery, innkeepers (and extortion), and fencing of stolen goods
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind decorated calf, rubbed, spine ends just chipped, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79442
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, Transportation, law of highways, Bills and Notes
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury

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