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Author:
Bolland, William Craddock
Title:
A Manual of Year Book Studies
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1925.
Description:
A must for any student of the Year Books or, for that matter, of life in medieval England, declared by Plucknett to be in Bolland's "best style", full of "numerous and fascinating examples of the [Year Books'] richness"
Condition:
Atheneum library copy
Book No.:
W-61105
Price:
$ 60.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Hector, L.C.
Title:
The Handwriting of English Documents
Publisher:
Edward Arnold, London, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41659
Price:
$ 21.00
Category:
14TH CENTURY, Manuscripts, Year Books
 
Author:
Horwood, Alfred J. (ed. and trans.)
Title:
Year Books of the Reign of Edward the First, Years 20 and 21, 21 and 22, 30 and 31, 32 and 33, and 33 to 35. Five Volumes [complete]. Mullins 6.31a [Rolls Series]
Publisher:
Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, London, 1863-1964.
Description:
The beginning of the modern effort to provide a scholarly edition of the Year Books, providing the English translation and Law French text on facing pages, and reporting many of the earliest cases to have survived
Condition:
Roan-backed boards, definite wear, one volume ex-library, two volumes Kraus Reprint; sound
Book No.:
W-50823
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Vinogradoff (editor), Paul & Ludwik Ehrlich
Title:
Year Books of Edward II--Selden Society volume34
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, London, 1918.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17583
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Bolland, William Craddock
Title:
The Year Books, Lectures Delivered in the University of London at the Request of the Faculty of Laws
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1921.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-61106
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Year Books
Author:
St. Andre, Nathanael
Title:
A Short Narrative Of an Extraordinary Delivery of Rabbets, Perform'd by John Howard Surgeon at Guilford [with] Richard Manningham, An Exact Diary Of what was observ'd during a Close Attendance upon Mary Toft, The pretended Rabbet-Breeder [etc.]
Publisher:
[1] Printed for John Clarke [2] Printed for Fletcher Gyles, London, 1727 & 1726.
Description:
First editions of two works central to Mary Tuft's claim that she had given birth to 17 rabbits, inspiring much satiric literature, Hogarth engravings, a Drury Lane play, and Pope's Dunciad, her confession resulting in her brief stay in Bridewell
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, one margin defective affecting a few words (legibility preserved), else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80051
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
fraud, medicine, women's law, Law and Literature, Theatre, humor
 
Author:
Greg, W.W. (ed.)
Title:
A Companion to Arber. Being a Calendar of Documents in Edward Arberr's Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London 1554-1640. With Text and Calendar of Supplementary Documents
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1967.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket, with a contemporary ownership signature together with a contemporary review of the work laid in
Book No.:
W-80061
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Bibliography, 16TH CENTURY, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
Speeches and Passages of This Great and Happy Parliament: From the third of November, 1640, to this instant June, 1641. Collected into One Volume, and according to the most perfect Originalls, exactly published. Wing E2309. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
Only edition of the work capturing the momentous first months of the Long Parliament, as the Star Chamber and High Commission were abolished, the Habeas Corpus and Triennial Acts were passed, and "[t]he very doctrine of modern freedoms" in part began
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered speckled calf, double blind ruled, red edges, very clean and bright with the Earl of Lonsdale bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80047
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Parliament
Author:
Title:
Rules and Orders for the Court of Common Pleas At Westminster, Made and published by the Judges of the said Court, in the term of St. Michael, in the Year One thousand six hundred fifty four. Wing R2249
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Marriot, and are to be sold at his shop [etc], London, 1654.
Description:
The first published rules of the Court of Common Pleas, one of three variant printings of 1654, including two on habeas corpus and a third on bail, concluding with the oath to be taken by each attorney in open court before his admittance
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, Daniel Fleming's copy with his signature on the title ("Da: Fleming") which is neatly repaired; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79344
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
courts, habeas corpus, Bail and Bail Bonds
 
Author:
Vinogradoff, Paul & Ludwik Ehrlich
Title:
Year Book of Edward II Vol XIV Part I--Selden Society volume 38
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, London, 1921.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17584
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Year Books, 14TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Blayney, Peter W.M
Title:
The Stationers' Company and the Printers of London 1501-1557. Volume I 1501-1546 [only]
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2015.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 599 pages
Book No.:
W-80063
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Bibliography, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Zouch, Richard
Title:
A Solution of an Ancient and Modern Question; Or a Dissertation Concerning the proper Judge of a Criminal Ambassador. Wherein the Opinion of Grotius upon that Subject is explain'd, consider'd and defended [Latin and English texts on facing pages]
Publisher:
Printed for Thomas Woodward . . . in Fleet street, London, 1717.
Description:
Zouche's famed work relying in significant part on Grotius [2.18.8], arising out of the murder conviction of an ambassador's brother (by the Royal Commission on which Zouche had served), diplomatic immunity's "first adequate and logical examination"
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, lightly rubbed, ex-library, the title slightly marked, else quite a good copy with the advertising leaves
Book No.:
W-80056
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
international law, criminal law
Author:
Holdsworth, W.S.
Title:
An Historical Introduction to the Land Law
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1927.
Description:
The work prompted by the extensive reforms introduced by England's Real Property Acts in 1925, one which "[e]very beginner will certainly have to read . . . before he reads anything else", surveying all of real property law from the Conquest forward
Condition:
Original maroon cloth, gilt, a very good copy in a somewhat worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-80066
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
English Law, Historiography, Real Property
Author:
Powell, Thomas
Title:
The Attourney's Academy: Being The Manner of Proceedings in all his Majesties Courts of Record at Westminster; And in all other Courts either of Law or Equity; reviewed and very much enlarged [including] Fees for Writs and Proceedings therein. Wing P3068
Publisher:
Printed for Miles Flesher and James Young [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
Final edition 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 inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary double blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, two small holes to the spine, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80048
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
pleading, Star Chamber, Exchequer, courts
 
Author:
Title:
The World Between Empires, A Picture Album
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, n.d..
Description:
The album adapted from the exhibition's catalogue and designed to illustrate "the cultural histories of the cities along the great incense and silk routes that connected southwestern Arabia, Nabataea, Judaea, Syria, and Mesopotamia"
Condition:
Original pictorial wraps, 48 pages and 35 illustrations; a very good copy
Book No.:
W-80069
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Parsons Guide: Or the Law of Tithes. Wherein is shewed, Who must pay Tithes, and to whom, and of what things [etc.] [bound with] William Kaye, An United Profession of Faithfulness Concerning Religion [etc.]. Wing S3205 [A3 unsigned] and Wing K42A
Publisher:
[1] Printed by T.M. for W. Lee [2] Printed . . . by James Cottrel, London, 1654 & 1657.
Description:
The rare first edition of Sheppard's work written to support the Protectorate's financial exigencies, with the even rarer broadside bound in; three copies of the first in ESTC, none in North America, two of the second, neither in this country
Condition:
Modern boards, paper label, quite clean, with the Kaye broadside folded and laid in, a major tear at a fold (legibility preserved); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80045
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Religion
 
Author:
Title:
Year Books of Richard II, Years 2 and 6 through 13 [1378-1390]. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
The Ames Foundation, Cambridge [and] London, 1914-96.
Description:
A complete run of the only edition of the Year Books of Richard II ever printed, begun by the Ames Foundation almost a century ago, each volume edited by a different scholar (including T.F.T. Plucknett and Samuel Thorne); further details gladly given
Condition:
Original cloth, generally a very good set
Book No.:
W-64429
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Pike (ed. and trans.), Luke Owen
Title:
Year Books of the Reign of King Edward the Third, Years 11-20. 15 Volumes [complete]. Mullins 6.31b [Rolls Series]
Publisher:
Longman & Co. [and others] [and] Kraus Reprint Ltd, London [and] Wiesbaden, 1883-1964.
Description:
A complete run of the second of two 19th century editions of the Year Books, beginning the modern, scholarly effort to publish them which still continues; three of the volumes are Kraus Reprints and two of the original editions are ex-library
Condition:
Roan-backed boards and cloth, worn; a usable set
Book No.:
W-64428
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Simpson, A.W.B.
Title:
Legal Theory and Legal History, Essays on the Common Law
Publisher:
The Hambledon Press, London, 1987.
Description:
Professor Simpson's collected essays, of which there are seventeen (one previously unpublished), well representing his piercing, iconoclastic style and wide-ranging interests, from the Laws of Ethelbert through the 20th century
Condition:
A very good copy, in a unevenly faded dustjacket
Book No.:
W-65027
Price:
$ 60.00
Category:
Inns of Court, MEDIEVAL, Year Books, contracts, GHANA
 
Author:
Bolland, William Craddock (ed.)
Title:
Year Books of Edward II. Vol. XVII, 8 Edward II. A.D. 1314-1315
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, London, 1925.
Description:
Selden Society volume 41 for the Year 1924
Condition:
Book No.:
W-49635
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
14TH CENTURY, Year Books
 
Author:
Rogers, Ralph V. (ed.)
Title:
Year Book, Eyre of London, 14 Edward II (1321)
Publisher:
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1941.
Description:
Condition:
Wraps in cloth-backed boards, ex-library; usable
Book No.:
W-69401
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Year Books
Author:
Mocket, Richard [and] Richard Zouch
Title:
Tractatus de Politia Ecclesiae Anglicanae. Cui accesserunt Richardi Zouch L.L.D. Descriptio Juris & Judicii Ecclesiastici secundum Canones & Constitutiones Anglicanas. Necnon Descriptio Juris & Judicii Temporalis secundum Consuetudines [&c]. Wing R33601
Publisher:
Excudebat S. Roycroft . . . Impensis Rob. Clavel [etc.], London, 1683.
Description:
First edition thus of Mocket's treatise on ecclesiastical jurisdiction, and the first to contain two portions of Zouche's great scheme to survey all of English law systematically, here on ecclesiastical and on feudal, private, and customary law
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, a trifle rubbed, the spine gilt ruled and decorated, label noting Zouch's authorship, very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80050
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, FRANCE, coutumes, Feudalism
Author:
Title:
Some Advice to the Gentlemen Members Of the late instituted Society of Attorneys, from One of their Members: With Some general Hints, humbly offered to the Public, for regulating and improving the Profession of an Attorney
Publisher:
Printed for Peter Wilson, in Dame-street, Dublin, 1753.
Description:
A rare tract proposing reforms in the practice of attorneys in Ireland, prompted by the formation of the society which has led to today's Law Society of Ireland, with over 6,000 solicitors as members; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Condition:
Modern blue period-style stabbed wraps, light browning, else quite sound, 22 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79893
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
IRELAND, Bench and Bar, legal reform
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Parsons Guide: Or the Law of Tythes. Wherein is shewed, Who must pay Tythes, and to whom, and of what things, When, and How they must be paid, and how they may be recovered at this day, and how a man may be discharged of payment thereof. Wing S3206
Publisher:
Printed for W. Lee, H. Twyford, T. Collins [and two others], London, 1670.
Description:
Penultimate edition of Sheppard's work initially written to support the Protectorate's financial exigencies, Sheppard contending in this expanded edition that "the origins of tithes were founded in English custom, dating to the ancient Saxon church"
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, rubbed but quite clean, presentation copy--"For Simon Degge" [whose Parsons Counsellor appeared in 1676]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80040
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Religion, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Davies, John
Title:
A Perfect Abridgment of the Eleaven Bookes of Reports, of . . . Edw. Cook, Sometimes Chiefe Justice of the upper Bench. Originally Written in French, by Sr John Davis, sometimes Atturney Generall in Ireland. Done into English. Wing C4941
Publisher:
Printed by I.G. for W. Lee [and two others] in Fleet-Street, London, 1651.
Description:
Only edition of one of two legal works of Davies, the Middle Templar who had dedicated his poem 'Nosce teipsum' "To my honorable patron and frend Ed. Cooke", conjecturally the only published abridgement by a fellow lawyer who knew Coke personally
Condition:
Original blind ruled sheep, very rubbed, early ownership signature of "Sir John Awbrey", minor staining, else clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80041
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, IRELAND

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