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Author:
Wigmore, John Henry
Title:
A Pocket Code of the Rules of Evidence in Trials at Law
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1910.
Description:
First edition of one of Wigmore's earliest works, and only the second on evidence to appear under his name, codifying and reducing to the barest essentials his massive treatise on evidence, the first edition of which had appeared the previous decade
Condition:
Black morocco, gilt, rubbed, small tear to rear joint; presentation copy "With regards to / Hon. Theodore Rosen . . . John H. Wigmore / April 24 1932"
Book No.:
W-79200
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Evidence, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
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:
Chan-Toon
Title:
The Nature and Value of Jurisprudence. Second (Enlarged) Edition
Publisher:
Reeves and Turner . . . Law Booksellers and Publishers, London, 1899.
Description:
An ambitious work written by the Middle Temple barrister who was a nephew of the King of Burma and who subsequently wrote and compiled works on Buddhist law, introducing this work with his essay titled "The Importance of Relative Studies"
Condition:
Original brown cloth, gilt, a trifle rubbed, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79197
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
jurisprudence
 
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:
Thorpe
Title:
Sergeant Thorpe Judge of Assize for the Northern Circuit, His Charge, As it was delivered to the Grand Jury at Yorke Assizes the twentieth of March, 1648
Publisher:
London, 1649.
Description:
Lower margin trimmed with some loss of text
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, the title and last leaf quite darkened, light browning elsewhere, yet a crisp working copy; 30 pages
Book No.:
W-79188
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges
 
Author:
Title:
Observations on the Law of Treason; Wherein It Is Attempted to Be Shewn, That Conspiring to Levy War Is Not Treason by the Law of England [quotation from Cicero]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1794.
Description:
An uncommon tract addressing a central issue in the 1794 treason trials, contending that a conspiracy only, without an accompanying overt act, is not treason under English law, invoking Stanford, Hale, and, in particular, Coke as authorities
Condition:
Modern plain wraps, a very good copy, 44 pages; eight copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-79191
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, juries
 
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:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The History and Practice of Civil Actions, Particularly in the Court of Common Pleas, Being An Historical Account of the Parts and Order of Judicial Proceedings . . . With an Introduction, on the Constitution of England. The Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers For P. Uriel [etc.], London, 1779.
Description:
A work praised by John Baker, Holdsworth, and Blackstone, the last terming it "a book of a very different stamp [written] in a most clear and ingenious manner", with a prefatory account of the English constitution, beginnng with Alfred the Great
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, light browning, else especially well preserved and attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79166
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
pleading, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Title:
Proceedings on the Trial of Francis Sykes, Esq. for Criminal Conversation with the Wife of Captain Parslow . . . before Lord Kenyon and a Special Jury, In the Court of King's Bench, Westminster, on Wednesday 9th December 1789
Publisher:
No publisher, London?, no date.
Description:
The trial which Erskine states is "the most atrocious case that ever came before the consideration of an English Court of Justice", with Lord Kenyon in his charge agreeing and, seemingly, the jury as well, awarding an enormous 10,000 pounds damages
Condition:
?Original stabbed self-wraps, repaired, a plain front wrap, likely extracted from a larger work, with a hand colored frontispiece; pages 285-308
Book No.:
W-79190
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal conversatn
 
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:
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:
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:
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:

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