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Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. ESTC N53550; not in ECCO. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701 [1702].
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Declaration to All His loving Subjects, December 26 1662. Published by the Advice of His Privy Council. Wing C2988. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
Charles II's admirable but ill fated first declaration of indulgence, seeking to suspend the Act of Uniformity and extend toleration to Quakers, Roman Catholics, and nonconformists, he forced to rescind it (a "resounding humiliation") in March 1663
Condition:
?Original printed self wraps, disbound, definite browning, else quite sound with ample margins and the Royal arms on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80083
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Religion
 
Author:
Birkenhead
Title:
More Famous Trials
Publisher:
Sun Dial Press, Garden City, 1937.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54441
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
trials
 
Author:
Fissell, Mary E.
Title:
Vernacular Bodies, The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-74886
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, women's law, witchcraft
Author:
Evelyn, John
Title:
The Charters of the City of London, Which Have Been Granted by the Kings and Queens of England . . . and The Parliamentary Confirmation, by K. William and Q. Mary. To which is annexed, an Abstract of the Arguings in the Case of the Quo Warranto. ESTC T161290
Publisher:
Printed for D. Farmer . . . in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, 1738.
Description:
First edition of a work attributed to Evelyn, the famed diarist, probably compiled by him during the Quo Warranto crisis of the late 17th century, with his taste for historical accuracy evidenced by his etymological and biographical notes
Condition:
Modern calf, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, the title printed in red and black, last leaf a bit strained, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80087
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
London, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Edwardes, Michael
Title:
Warren Hastings, King of the Nabobs
Publisher:
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon Ltd, London, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-library, showing wear, but a clean, usable copy
Book No.:
W-55700
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
biography, trials, impeachment, 18TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Foyster, Elizabeth
Title:
Marital Violence, An English Family History, 1660-1857
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.
Description:
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-74270
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
women's law
 
Author:
Title:
Rededication Ceremony, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
Publisher:
Pip Printing, Burbank, 2002.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled illustrated wraps, well preserved
Book No.:
W-70604
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
biography, California, women's law, Legal Architecture
 
Author:
Franklin, Charles
Title:
Woman in the Case
Publisher:
Taplinger Publishing Company, New York, 1968.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-59088
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, women's law
 
Author:
Bernstein, Iver
Title:
The New York City Draft Riots, Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, New York, 1990.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-59637
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, New York, trials
Author:
Mocket, Richard
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 [etc.]. Editio Tertia
Publisher:
Typis Gul. Sayes, Impensis R. Clavel . . . D. Pauli, London, 1705.
Description:
Final edition of Mocket's treatise on ecclesiastical jurisdiction, coupled with two portions of Zouche's great scheme to survey all English law systematically, here on English ecclesiastical law and on feudal, private, and customary law; not in ECCO
Condition:
Modern unlettered buckram backed marbled boards, the title a bit dusty with its margins just chipped, else quite clean with good margins
Book No.:
W-80104
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Wise, Sarah
Title:
The Italian Boy, A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Co., New York, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-72170
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Freedman, Estelle B.
Title:
Maternal Justice, Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-59081
Price:
$ 32.50
Category:
women's law, biography, legal reform, Juvenile Law, primitives, prisons
 
Author:
Bignell, Alan
Title:
Kent Murders
Publisher:
Countryside Books, Newbury, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Paper; 128 pages
Book No.:
W-47409
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly [for the Selden Society], London, 1888.
Description:
Original edition of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:
Original blue cloth gilt, ex-library (with withdrawn stamp), else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-80100
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Birmingham, George A.
Title:
Murder Most Foul! A Gallery of Famous Criminals
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus, London, 1929.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, a good copy
Book No.:
W-68001
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Stoddard, Roger E. (comp.)
Title:
A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 Through 1820. Edited by David R. Whitesell
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 2012.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket, published for the Bibliographical Society of America
Book No.:
W-80103
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
Poetry
Author:
Berry, Alex (creator)
Title:
High Treason, The Trial of Louis Riel, July 1885
Publisher:
Victory Point Games, Costa Mesa, 2016.
Description:
A board game devoted to "Canada's greatest state trial", designed for two persons (prosecutor and defense counsel), with one game mat and one rules booklet, two player aids, 12 juror cards, 5 bonus "What If" cards, 50 trial cards and 100 game pieces
Condition:
In the original box, measuring 6x9x1 1/2 inches, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-80101
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
CANADA, trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Freedman, Estelle B.
Title:
Their Sisters' Keepers, Women's Prison Reform in America, 1830-1930
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1984.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54033
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, prisons, women's law
Author:
Faldo, Thomas
Title:
Reformation of Proceedings at Law. By way of Petition, Dedicated to the Honourable Committee of Parliament, for Reformation of Courts of Justice, and Proceedings at Law. Wing F208. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Hen: Hils, living . . . in Southwarke, London, 1649.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work of Faldo of Grays Inn, imbued with "[a] Selden-like scepticism about equity" and contending that Chancery was so arbitrary and even corrupt that its reform was difficult and reliance on the common law was much preferable
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80086
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, equity
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law and Practice of Ejectments: Being a Compendious Treatise of the Common and Statute Law Relating thereto: To which are added Select Precedents of Pleas, Special Verdicts, Judgments, Executions, and Proceedings in Error [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by R. and B. Nutt, and F. Gosling . . . for T. Waller, London, 1741.
Description:
Final edition of the work which Holdsworth praises as "deal[ing] clearly with [ejectment]", the all-important procedural device which "[b]y means of piling fiction on fiction" (in Maitland's words), was to supplant almost entirely the real actions
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very slightly rubbed, a small crack to the upper front joint, else especially clean and bright, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80092
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Real Property, Procedure
 
Author:
Friedman, Jane M.
Title:
America's First Woman Lawyer, The Biography of Myra Bradwell
Publisher:
Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48201
Price:
$ 22.95
Category:
women's law, biography, Illinois
Author:
Haines, Richard
Title:
Proposals For Building in every County a Working Almshouse or Hospital; As the Best Expedient to perfect the Trade and Manufactory of Linnen Cloth. Wing H205. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W.G. for R. Harford . . . in Cornhil, London, 1677.
Description:
Sole edition of Haine's first proposal to assist the poor while simultaneously improving England's economy, his efforts together with those of Sir Matthew Hale and John Locke, inter alia, "influenc[ing] later projects for reform of the poor laws"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered and ruled, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80089
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, economics, legal reform
 
Author:
Bierstadt, Edward Hale
Title:
Enter Murderers! Eight Studies in Murder
Publisher:
Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., Garden City, 1934.
Description:
Condition:
Original red cloth, showing wear, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-58798
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Grotius, Hugo
Title:
De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, In quibus jus Naturae & Gentium, item juris publici praecipua explicantur. Editio Nova cum Annotatis Auctoris, ex postrema ejus ante obitumcura. Accesserunt . . . Dissertatio de Mari libero. ter Meulen et Diermanse 580
Publisher:
Apud Joannem Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1670.
Description:
A late seventeenth century edition of the masterwork of Grotius, prepared by his son, Peter Grotius, coupled with Grotius's first work on international law; with the allegorical frontispiece depicting war and peace under the direction of justice
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down and label preserved, neat circular ownership stamp on title, else very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79985
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Title:
The Laws Discovery: Or a Brief Detection of sundry notorious Errors and Abuses Contained in our English Laws, whereby Thousands are Annually stript of their Estates, and some of their Lives. By a Well-wisher to his Countrey. Wing F40. Quarto [Eight Pages]
Publisher:
Printed by R.I. for G.B., London, 1653.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract written by a reforming barrister, proposing major changes in imprisonment for debt and bail, abolishing benefit of clergy, trial by combat, and pressing to death, and providing a right to counsel in death penalty cases
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, some staining, lower corner of last leaf torn away, the Evelyn copy [Nov 30, lot 556] with the modern bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80078
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, prisons, bailments, trials, Religion, capital punishment
Author:
Title:
A Briefe Declaration For What manner of speciall Nusance concerning private dwelling houses, a man may have his remedy . . .Opinions of foure famous Sages [Manwood, Monson, Plowden, and Wray] [with] The Iustices of Assise their Opinion [etc.]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for William Cooke [etc.]; STC 6453 [including this copy], London, 1636.
Description:
The arguments in a seminal case on the law of nuisance [Hale's Case], including nonfeasance as nuisance, followed by the resolutions of the justices on 35 queries involving the poor, including vagrants, rogues, bastards, and infants inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, light browning else well preserved, the Kenney copy with its shelf label, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80076
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion, poor law, law of nuisance, criminal law, Juvenile Law
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
Institutiones Iuris Anglicani ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Imperialium Compositae & Digestae. Opus non Solum Iuris Anglicani romanique; in hoc regno studiosis, sed omnibus qui [politeian] scire cupiunt, utile & accommodatum. S.T.C. 5899
Publisher:
Ex Officina Johannis Legat, Cambridge, 1605.
Description:
First edition of "one of the truly rare books of English legal literature", a potential precursor to Bacon and Bentham's plans to reform and codify English law, this first edition predating Coke as the first English institutionalist legal treatise
Condition:
Modern calf bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, inner gilt dentelles, ex Board of Trade Library, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80077
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
civil law
Author:
Title:
The Law of Actions on the Case for Torts and Wrongs . . . Viz. I. For Trover and Conversion of Goods. II. For Malicious Prosecutions. III. For Nusances. IV. For Disceits and on Warranties. V. On the Common Custom against Carriers, Innkeepers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling (Assigns of Edw. Sayer) &c., London, 1720.
Description:
The rare first edition of the first work to employ the word 'torts' in its title and in our modern sense, and, as Milsom observed, "as close to being a text-book as anything available to Blackstone" outside the land law; no copy in England in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, the top of the title cut away affecting the ruled border but not its words, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80090
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
torts, law of nuisance
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Camera Regis, Or, A Short View of London Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers, 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:
Drachman, Virginia G.
Title:
Sisters in Law, Women Lawyers in Modern American History
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-62787
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
women's law
 
Author:
Beirne, Francis E.
Title:
Shout Treason, The Trial of Aaron Burr
Publisher:
Hastings House, New York, 1959.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54363
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, 19TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
The Laws of Honour: Or, A Compendious Account of the Ancient Derivation of All Titles, Dignities, Offices As Well Spiritual as Temporal, Civil or Military. Shewing the Prerogative of the Crown, Privileges of Peerage, and of Parliament [etc.]. Not in ESTC
Publisher:
Printed for R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown [etc.], London, 1714.
Description:
First edition, devoted entirely to English law, arranged by degree, including offices held (commencing with Parliament), with a great number of legal and judicial and quasi-judicial offices; a variant with pagination corrected, unrecorded in ESTC
Condition:
Modern brown calf, the spine gilt lettered and a bit faded, the frontispiece a bit chipped and backed, light browning, else a good, usable copy
Book No.:
W-80088
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
law of heraldry
 
Author:
Berger, Raoul
Title:
Impeachment: The Constitutional Problems
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1973.
Description:
An historically grounded work, examining in depth the Anglo-American law of impeachment, prophetically appearing just as the revelations of Watergate occurred; with chapters, among others, on the Andrew Johnson and Samuel Chase impeachment trials
Condition:
Book No.:
W-40978
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
constitutional law, Radicals, trials
 
Author:
Bernath, Stuart L.
Title:
Squall Across the Atlantic, American Civil War Prize Cases and Diplomacy
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1970.
Description:
Condition:
A good copy in the dustjacket, with remainder mark on bottom edge
Book No.:
W-68315
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
admiralty, CIVIL WAR, 19TH CENTURY, trials
 
Author:
Dienes, C. Thomas
Title:
Law, Politics, and Birth Control
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press, Chicago, 1972.
Description:
An excellent historical treatment, beginning with the early 19th Century and continuing until the present
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18472
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
abortion, Bibliography, California, Family Law, women's law
 
Author:
Crow, Duncan
Title:
Theresa: The Story of the Yelverton Case
Publisher:
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41166
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, marriage, trials, women's law
 
Author:
Berenson, Edward
Title:
The Trial of Madame Caillaux
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55903
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
FRANCE, criminal law, trials
 
Author:
Beardwood, Alice
Title:
The Trial of Walter Langton, Bishop of Lichfield, 1307-1312 [Transactions of the Society, New Series--Volume 54, Part 3]
Publisher:
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1964.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversize stapled brown printed wraps, unevenly faded, Library of Congress duplicate [ABP Gift Publisher Copy], sound; 45 pages
Book No.:
W-72184
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, 14TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, criminal law
 
Author:
Skelton, Leona J
Title:
Sanitation in Urban Britain, 1560-1700
Publisher:
Routledge, London, 2016.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated boards, a very good copy; Perspectives in Economic and Social History
Book No.:
W-80085
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Health Law
 
Author:
Benedict, Michael Les
Title:
The Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson
Publisher:
W W Norton, New York, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
Paper; highlighted
Book No.:
W-41153
Price:
$ 5.00
Category:
biography, the Presidency, trials, 19TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Dolan, Frances E.
Title:
Dangerous Familiars, Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550-1700
Publisher:
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1994.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a bit scratched, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-66532
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
women's law, 17TH CENTURY, witchcraft, criminal law
 
Author:
Bauman, Richard A.
Title:
Political Trials in Ancient Greece
Publisher:
Routledge, London, 1990.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-52442
Price:
$ 62.50
Category:
18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY, constitutional law, GREECE, trials
 
Author:
Bauer, Elizabeth Kelley
Title:
Commentaries on the Constitution, 1790-1860
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1952.
Description:
With separate portions devoted to James Kent, Joseph Story, and John Taylor of Caroline, among many others
Condition:
Ex-library, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-46478
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY, constitutional law, GREECE, trials
 
Author:
Dietz, Ambrose P.
Title:
A Descriptive Catalogue of Books in the State Library of California
Publisher:
D W Gelwicks, Sacramento, 1870.
Description:
four volumes, very worn, some covers detached, a working set only
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41256
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
abortion, Bibliography, California, Family Law, women's law
 
Author:
Dalrymple, Candice
Title:
Sexual Distinctions in the Law, Early Maximum Hour Decisions of the United States Supreme Court 1905-1917
Publisher:
Garland, New York, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47106
Price:
$ 56.00
Category:
women's law, constitutional law, Supreme Court, labor law
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . Together with an easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court Barons, and Hundred Courts. Wing W2246A
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher [and two others] to be sold [by 14 others], London, 1675.
Description:
Final 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 many printings throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each court
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine lightly faded, first blanks a bit chipped, small hole in title, early ownership signatures, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80071
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
 
Author:
Derry, Laura Miller (ed.)
Title:
Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges Biographical Sketches and Data of the United States and Its Possessions
Publisher:
Laura Miller Derry, 1949.
Description:
Condition:
Somewhat worn
Book No.:
W-41068
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
women's law, Bench and Bar
 
Author:
Davis, Ann S. (ed.)
Title:
Guide to Reprints 1978
Publisher:
Guide to Reprints, Kent, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41636
Price:
$ 10.00
Category:
adultery, Bibliography, women's law
 
Author:
Beedell, A.V. and A.D. Harvey (eds.)
Title:
The Prison Diary (16 May-22 November 1794) of John Horne Tooke
Publisher:
The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Ltd, Leeds, 1995.
Description:
Condition:
Printed sewn wraps; 124 pages
Book No.:
W-64121
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
jurisprudence, 15TH CENTURY, biography, 18TH CENTURY, prisons, trials, English constitutional law
 
Author:
D'Cruze, Shani
Title:
Crimes of Outrage, Sex, Violence and Victorian Working Women
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press, DeKalb, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-64405
Price:
$ 38.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, women's law, criminal law, Sexuality
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Gracious Speech to the Lords & Commons, Together with the Lord Chancellor's, At the opening of the Parliament, On the 8th day of May, 1661. Wing C3017. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
The speech in which Charles II announces his proposed marriage to Catherine of Braganza, cementing England's relations with Portugal and France as against Spain, the potential religious conflict (Catherine a Roman Catholic) skilfully downplayed
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, the title's lower right blank corner torn away, else usable, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80070
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, marriage, PORTUGAL, international law, FRANCE, SPAIN, Religion
Author:
Vattel, Emerich de
Title:
The Law of Nations; or Principles of the Law of Nature: Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns . . . A Work Tending to Display the True Interest of Powers. Translated from the French. ESTC N10257; see Sowerby 1404 note
Publisher:
Luke White, Dublin, 1792.
Description:
An early Irish edition of one of the most influential treatises on international law, particularly in this country where it was cited more than any other work by early American courts and grouped by Jefferson with Grotius, Pufendorf and Wolff
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, back board with portion of leather lacking; Armistead T. Mason's copy with his signature
Book No.:
W-18102
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
international law, natural law
Author:
Hawkins, John [Edward Cocker]
Title:
The Young Clerks Tutor Enlarged: Being a most useful Collection of the best Presidents . . . with Directions of Writs of Habeas Corpus . . . To which is annexed, several of the best Copies both of Court and Chancery Hands now Extant by Edward Cocker. 6th ed
Publisher:
Printed for, and are to be sold by Thomas Basset [&c]. Wing C4859, London, 1670.
Description:
A work of considerable variety and popularity, printed in some seventeen editions in the second half of the 17th century, its preface signed "J.H.", Hawkins likely responsible for the text, with Edward Cocker, a noted calligrapher, for the plates
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, neatly rebacked, the margins cut close (legibility preserved), else quite crisp, with Cocker's four plates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79737
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Forms & Form Books, Every Man Law Books, habeas corpus, conveyancing, introductory law

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