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Author:
Molloy, Charles
Title:
De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce [with "West Doore" in the imprint]. Not in Wing; compare Wing M2395
Publisher:
Printed for John Bellinger in Cliffords-Inn Lane [etc.], London, 1676.
Description:
The rare variant of the first edition of the most popular of all the early works on maritime law, written by Molloy, a member of both Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn, and "the first important English common lawyer to write a book about the law merchant"
Condition:
Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, rebacked, two leaves with paper flaws, else quite crisp, six copies in ESTC, none in a law library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78721
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
maritime law
Author:
Title:
Ley Sobre Hierros y Senales. Aprobada en 12 de Abril de 1850. En traduccion. Jose H. Scull, Traductor de Estado. Compare Greenwood 167-16 [recording four copies in English, but none in Spanish, as here]
Publisher:
J. Winchester, Impresor de Estado, San Jose, 1850.
Description:
The rare, official, separate printing in Spanish of California's first Act governing brands and marks passed at the state's first legislative session, part of the larger legal and social context already evident on the Overland Trail; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed self-wraps, five pages, heavily repaired but textually complete and legible, now housed in a protective 1/4 morocco case
Book No.:
W-78806
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
California, agriculture, Acts
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes and Insurances: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at large, Arguments, Resolutions, Judgments, Decrees, and Customs of Merchants concerning them, methodically digested [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for W. Owen, near Temple-bar, London, 1761.
Description:
The second and considerably expanded edition of the first English legal treatise on the subject, comprehensive in its coverage and praised by Holdsworth as "a pioneer book . . . a creditable piece of work [whose] arrangement is clear"
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, without pastedowns as bound, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79294
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bills and Notes
Author:
Title:
An Act For turning the Books of the Law, and All Process and Proceedings in Courts of Justice into English [with] An Additional Act Concerning the Proceedings of the Law in English. Neither in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Edward Husband and John Field [2] by John Field, London, 1650 & 1651.
Description:
The far-reaching legislation requiring that the law of England in virtually all its manifestations be in English, a fundamental reform aborted at the Restoration and not largely achieved until the early eighteenth century [in 1731] under George II
Condition:
Pages 1097-1099 and 1339-1341, light browning, disbound, else clean and with ample margins, now preserved in a modern folding case; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78824
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, English Law
 
Author:
Kalman, Laura
Title:
Abe Fortas, A Biography
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1990.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79329
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Philipps, Fabian
Title:
The Reforming Registry, Or A Representation of The very many Mischeifs and Inconveniences which will unavoidably happen by the Needless, Chargeable, and Destructive way of Registries Proposed to be erected in every County [etc.]. Wing P2015. 4to
Publisher:
Printed for Christopher Wilkinson . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1671.
Description:
Part of the centuries' long debate on land registration in England, reaching an apogee in 17th century England, written by "the sturdy loyalist and student of records" (in Holdsworth's words), with much on Dutch, Scots and Spanish practice
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, morocco label, gilt, considerable browning, else clean and quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79337
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, legal reform, Comparative Law, Holland, SPAIN, SCOTLAND
Author:
Canning (ed.), William
Title:
Gesta Grayorum: Or, The History Of the High and mighty Prince, Henry Prince of Purpoole . . . Duke of High and Nether Holborn . . . Together with A Masque as it was presented . . . for the Entertainment of Q. Elizabeth [etc.]. Wing C444; cf. Gibson 401
Publisher:
Printed for W. Canning, at his Shop in the Temple-Cloysters, London, 1688.
Description:
The sole early edition of the "solemn revel" performed at Gray's Inn in 1594, one of two Elizabethan Inns of Court revels to survive, conjecturally attributed in part to Francis Bacon and long associated with Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors"
Condition:
Modern crimson morocco, gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79305
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Shakespeare, Theatre, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
Anno XXVIII. Henrici VIII. Actes made in the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xxviii yere [1536] of the reigne of our most drad soueraigne lord kinge Henry y VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9396.5 [including this copy]; Beale S179. Folio
Publisher:
?Printed by T. Marsh, London, 1575?.
Description:
Final early printing of the legislation of the first post-Reformation Parliament, including both the Act of Succession to take effect upon the death of Henry VIII and a major change in trying pirates--from proceedings under civil law to trial by jury
Condition:
19th century 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, quite rubbed, title somewhat stained, else quite clean, Edwin Freshfield bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79304
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, equity, WALES, Ecclesiastical Law, law of piracy
Author:
Gardiner, Robert
Title:
Instructor Clericalis: The Second Part. Being a Collection Of most Choice and Usual Presidents for Declarations Both in the Kings Bench and Common Pleas: In Actions of Case, Actions upon Statute, Covenant, Debt . . . Trespass, Trover and Waste [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Bever at the Hand and Star within Temple-Bar, London, 1700.
Description:
A rare edition of the second part of Gardiner's comprehensive work (each part with in its focus), here with an emphasis on actions on the case, including libel and slander, in Holdsworth's words "a mass of useful information on practice and pleading"
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled and decorated unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, else quite well preserved, two copies in ESTC, none online; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79303
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Procedure, libel and slander
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds . . . Out of which you may . . . be able to find the Faults of any Conveyances and so judg of your Right and Title to your Lands and Goods [etc.]. Third Edition. Wing 3209B
Publisher:
Printed for B. Pawlet, and are to be Sold by W. Freeman [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Third 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 then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, the back board marked, else quite clean with good margins and the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79302
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
conveyancing
Author:
Godolphin, John
Title:
A View of the Admiral Iurisdiction. Wherein The most material Points concerning that Jurisdiction are fairly and submissively Discussed. As also Divers of the Laws, Customes, Rights, and Priviledges of the High Admiralty of England [etc.]. Wing G952
Publisher:
Printed by W. Godbid for Edmund Paxton [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
The rare variant printing (with "Iurisdiction" in the title) of the first edition of the first treatise on the English court of admiralty, Godolphin having been appointed a judge in the court in 1653; four copies in ESTC (one in the USA), none online
Condition:
Early 1/4 calf, a bit rubbed, Edmund Wyndham's copy, with his gloss of the interleaved Laws of Oleron contained in the appendix; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79301
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
admiralty
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury, at the Sessions of the Peace Held for the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. On Thursday the 29th of June, 1749. Published By Order of the Court, and at the unanimous Request of the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar . . . in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
Arguably the most famous grand jury charge ever delivered, "a masterly and assured model of its kind", citing Bracton, Coke, Hale and Hawkins inter alia, and setting forth Fielding's views on the state of English society and its needed reforms
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, the title somewhat browned and with a circular stain, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79299
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, legal reform, English Law
Author:
Brydall [Bridall], John
Title:
Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his 'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . . doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79287
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
English Law, Acts, London
Author:
Snagg, Robert
Title:
The Antiquity & Original Of the Court of Chancery, And Authority of the Lord Chancellor of England. Being a Branch of Serjeant Snagg's Reading, upon the 28 Chapter of Magna Charta [etc.]. Wing S4381A [three copies in ESTC, none in North America]
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Seile over against Saint Dunstans Church [etc.], London, 1654.
Description:
Only edition of a rare work, ambitiously seeking to reconcile the power and discretion of the Chancellor in equity with the most famous clause of Magna Carta [chapter 39] guaranteeing a "judgment of peers . . . according to the law of the land"
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints rubbed but sound, very light foxing and the title a bit darkened, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79279
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
equity, Magna Carta
Author:
Wentworth, Thomas
Title:
The Office and Duty of Executors. Or, A Treatise of Wils and Executors, directed to Testators in the choice of their Executors, and Contrivance of their Wils. With direction for Executors in the Execution of of[sic] their Office [etc.]. 4th ed. Wing W1360B
Publisher:
Printed by T. Maxey, for Matthew Walbank . . . in Holborn, London, 1656.
Description:
A rare, early edition of the first treatise on executors written from a common law (as opposed to an ecclesiastical law) standpoint, praised by Holdsworth ("a good and popular book") and published well into the 19th century; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, quite rubbed and marked, top of spine just chipped, some browning, yet clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79293
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Non Compos Mentis: Or, The Law Relating to Natural Fools, Mad-Folks, and Lunatick Persons, Inquisited, and Explained, for Common Benefit. Wing B5265
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1700.
Description:
Only edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English law on these subjects, unusually framed by first stating "Remarks" followed by "Questions" and "Solutions", treating of idiots, those insane, and those insane but with lucid intervals
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, severely browned throughout (as often), outer margin of title strengthened, usable only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79284
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
insanity
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways, Shewing The Office and Duty of such Surveyors . . . Collected and gathered Out of public Acts of Parliament . . . out of the Year-Books, and other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom [etc.]. Wing M1799
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
Only edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law of highways and their surveyors, this copy uniquely containing the separate, seemingly unrecorded eight page advertisement (slightly trimmed) of 100+ books printed for William Crooke
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered, blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, but clean and sound, with the imprimatur leaf, one blank corner of which is torn away
Book No.:
W-79291
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
law of highways
 
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . with an easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court Barons, and Hundred Courts. Fourth Edition. Wing W2246A
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher, J Streater, and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
Final edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:
Early calf, gilt lettered, all edges marbled, the spine rubbed, new endpapers, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79290
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Holbourne, Robert
Title:
The Learned Readings of Sir Robert Holbourne . . . Upon The Statute of 25 Edw 3 Cap 2 Being the Statute of Treasons. To which is added, Cases of Prerogative, Treason, Misprision of Treason, Felony Written by . . . Francis Bacon. Wing H2373; Gibson 199
Publisher:
Printed for Sam. Heyrick . . . and Matthew Gilliflower [etc.], London, 1681.
Description:
The sole printed Inns of Court reading on the fundamental statute which, in Maitland's words, "[f]rom 1352 to the present day . . . has formed the basis of the law of treason", coupled with Bacon's own 'Cases of Treason' first published in 1641
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, the title somewhat chipped and with a repair (no text affected), else crisp, with the errata; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79267
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, Inns of Court, education
Author:
Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:
A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . . Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables, Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:
Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England, an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound, spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79278
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
Author:
Walthoe (comp.), John
Title:
A Catalogue of the Common and Statute Law-Books of this Realm. With Some others relating thereunto . . . Alphabetically digested under proper Heads. With An Account of the Best Editions, and Common Prices they are now Sold at
Publisher:
Printed by J.N. for J. Walthoe, in the Middle-Temple Cloysters &c, London, 1714.
Description:
Walthoe's first law-book catalogue, almost wholly based on the pioneering catalogue of Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling and publishing the first bibliography of English law", to be succeeded by those of John Worrall
Condition:
Modern mottled calf, title darkened, some browning, else crisp with a 1790 gift inscription and the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79275
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Bibliography
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with] The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description:
Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers, including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm, spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79272
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
Author:
Title:
A Breefe Discourse, declaring and approuing the necessarie and inuiolable maintenance of the laudable Customes of London . . . whereby a reasonable partition of the goods of husbands among their wiues and children is prouided [etc.]. S.T.C. 16747
Publisher:
Printed by Henrie Midleton for Rafe Newberie, London, 1584.
Description:
Only edition of the first work on London customs, with an emphasis on women and children's testamentary rights, to survive (exceptionally) in London until 1724, as (in Holdsworth's words) "she and her children were entitled to their legitimate parts"
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, a Riviere binding, gilt ruled and lettered, all edges gilt, the title darkened and just trimmed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79270
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
London, women's law, Family Law
Author:
Title:
Chief Justice John Marshall, A Symposium
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Philadelphia], 1955.
Description:
An advance printing of the Review's October issue, appearing on the bicentenary of the Chief Justice's birth, with essays by Justice Harold Burton, Edward Corwin, and George Haskins, among others, and a frontispiece portrait of Marshall
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, lightly worn, else a very good copy; 68 pages
Book No.:
W-79307
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court, 19TH CENTURY
Author:
Herbert, J.B.
Title:
The Labourers' Allotments Act, 1887, Together with the Clauses of The Public Health Act, 1875, and The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, Incorporated in This Act, the Debates in both Houses of Parliament, upon the Bill [etc.]
Publisher:
Dean & Son 160A, Fleet Street, London, 1887.
Description:
A rare work written by a Middle Temple barrister devoted to the 1887 Act, fundamentally altering previous efforts (which had been charitable only), now mandating "the compulsory acquisition of land for . . . allotment amongst the labouring classes"
Condition:
Original blind embossed russet cloth, the front board lettered, the title lightly browned, else well preserved; two copies in OCLC, both in the UK
Book No.:
W-79306
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
labor law, Health Law, legal reform, poor law
 
Author:
Title:
Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1540?].
Description:
The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:
Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79312
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
Author:
Title:
Presented to the Right Honble Sir George W.W. Bramwell By the Members of the Bar present at a Dinner given to him in the Hall of the Inner Temple. On Tuesday 28th November, 1881. On his Retirement from the Bench
Publisher:
Waterlow & Sons, Limited, London Wall, London, 1881.
Description:
The rare work celebrating the career of Lord Bromwell, "a complete master of the common law", with the arms of the Inns of Court reproduced in color, a sketch of Bramwell as judge, and the speeches of Lord Coleridge and Baron Bramwell himself
Condition:
Contemporary oversized (11 1/2 x 16 inches) morocco, very worn, the boards detached, but its contents quite fresh; three copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79289
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
biography, Inns of Court
Author:
Manning, William Oke
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Nations
Publisher:
S. Sweet, 1, Chancery Lane, Law Bookseller [etc.], London, 1839.
Description:
First edition of Manning's "closely reasoned work", inscribed "from the Author" on the front blank, but seemingly Manning's own copy, with some forty annotations in the text (several substantial) and a lengthy note in ?his hand on the rear pastedown
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, rubbed and somewhat chipped, else a very good copy in original state, the edges untrimmed
Book No.:
W-79288
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
international law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Tothill, William
Title:
The Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice and President . . . And all speciall Orders in Extraordinary Cases, which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are quoated by Tearmes Yeares & Bookes [etc.]. Wing T1952
Publisher:
Printed T.W. for R. Best and I. Place [etc.], London, 1640.
Description:
First edition of the first published equity cases, dating to the mid-16th century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord Chancellor, providing access to the evolving and increasing procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of the rear joint cracked, but quite firm, else clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79268
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Denshall [Densell], John
Title:
Le Reading del Monsieur Denshall, Sur L'estatute de Finibus fait Anno 4 Hen 7 [1489]. Finis finem Litibus imponit. Wing D1052
Publisher:
Excudebat I.C. Impenis G. Lee [and others], London, 1662.
Description:
The most famous reading (of three) given by the Lincoln's Inn bencher and the only one to be published, delivered in November 1531 and, in John Baker's words, "circulat[ing] very widely over the next century", complementing Coke's reading on fines
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a stain to the top of the title, light browning, margins cut a bit close, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79264
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings
 
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Lex Spuriorum: Or, The Law Relating to Bastardy. Collected from the Common, Civil and Ecclesiastical Laws
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1703.
Description:
Only edition of the only early English legal treatise on illegitimacy, treating extensively of ancient, Roman, and civil law, and comparing and contrasting it with English law, including divorce law; with a final chapter on supposititious births
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning, ex-Birmingham Law Society, else quite sound with occasional marginal notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79256
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, civil law, infants, Juvenile Law
 
Author:
Small, William (attr.)
Title:
An Exact Collection of choice Declarations, with Pleas, Replications, Rejoynders, Demurrers, Assignement of Errours: and The Entries of Judgments thereupon affirmed . . . In the Reignes of Queene Elizabeth, King James, and the late King Charles. Wing S4000A
Publisher:
Printed by T.W. and T.R. for John Place . . . in Holborne, London, 1653.
Description:
Sole edition of the extensive collection of Small, clerk of King's Bench since the 1590's (sometimes erroneously attributed to William Sheppard), here in English translation following the Rump Parliament's 1650 order that court records be in English
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, the label just chipped, Daniel Fleming's copy with his initials, price paid, and library marks on the title
Book No.:
W-79247
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
pleading, books of entry
Author:
Title:
Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55] . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3], extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79245
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, defamation
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Serious Address to the People of Great Britain. In which the Certain Consequences of the Present Rebellion, Are fully demonstrated. Necessary to be perused by every Lover of his Country, at this Juncture
Publisher:
Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater noster Row, London, 1745.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's first (of three) anti-Jacobite tracts appearing soon after the Rebels took Edinburgh, reflecting his zeal in that cause and "calculated to . . . rouse them [the public] to defend their Constitution and religion"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, occasional very light foxing, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79260
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Office of Generall Remembrance. Of Matters of Record, created by his Maiesties Letters Patents for ease of his Subiects in their searches . . . Is kept in Cursitors Court, right ouer against Lincolnes Inne in Chauncery Lane [etc.]. S.T.C. 18788
Publisher:
Printed by G. Eld for the Rememberances Generall [etc.], London, 1617.
Description:
Only edition of a pathbreaking and broadly conceived effort to achieve the registration of a great variety of matters, including wills and transactions affecting land, ultimately unsuccessful, anticipating similar aims only realized centuries later
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning and staining, yet crisp, with the elaborate folding table detailing the scheme of registrations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79252
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:

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