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Author:
Title:
Fine Books from the Private Collection of Bela Blau
Publisher:
PBA Galleries, San Francisco, 2003.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 207 lots in 50 pages, with the prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91982
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
Tax Update for Business Owners
Publisher:
TPR Publishing Co, Inc., Scarsdale, 1990-93.
Description:
A substantial run of this monthly serial intended (as its title suggests) to provide substantive tax information to the small business owner, this run from Volume 9, Number 2 (February 1990) through Volume 12, Number 7 (July 1993); one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Each issue in its orignal three-hole punched stapled wraps, a bit curled, else well preserved, in a custom binder
Book No.:
W-79178
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
taxation
 
Author:
Title:
Stanford Legal Essays
Publisher:
Stanford Law Review, Stanford, 1975.
Description:
Twenty-four essays including those by Anthony G. Amsterdam, Barbara Allen Babcock, Paul Brest, Jack H. Friedenthal, Lawrence M. Friedman, Thomas C, Grey, and John Henry Merryman
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a very good copy; the February 1975 issue , vol. 27 no. 3
Book No.:
W-92022
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
 
Author:
Title:
A Tribute to Hans Kelsen
Publisher:
California Law Review, Berkeley, 1971.
Description:
With a preface by Albert A. Ehrenzweig, Julius Stone, John R. Wilkins, and Hans Georg Schenk, 9 contributions including those by Edgar Bodenheimer, David Daube, and Joseph Raz, and a bibliography of the English-language publications of Hans Kelsen
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a small stain to the upper margin of a few leaves, else a very good copy; the May 1971 issue, Volume 59 Number 3
Book No.:
W-92024
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
An Act for restraining and preventing several unwarrantable Schemes and Undertakings in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America [14 Geo II c.37]
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1741.
Description:
The extension to the American colonies of the famous act passed in the midst of the South Sea Bubble economic crisis of 1720, the original act described by Maitland as one which "seems to scream at us from the statute book"; no copy in the UK in ESTC
Condition:
?Original sewn wraps, disbound, title page + pages 683 to 687, a very little marginal staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79435
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, fraud, Law and the stockmarket
Author:
Title:
An Ordinance For Adjourning part of Easter Term. 1654. Whereas many abuses and corruptions are crept into the ordinary course and administration of Justice, both in Law and Equity . . . Saturday April 8, 1654 [etc.]. Wing C7127; Steele I, 3031
Publisher:
Printed by William du-Gard, and Henry Hills [etc.], London, 1654.
Description:
The ordinance launching Cromwell's effort to reform the courts, "one of the two innovative accomplishments of the protectorate", leading to the 1654 Chancery Ordinance (drafted by William Sheppard), reforms not fully realized until the 19th century
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 8x14 inches, left margin partly trimmed (no text affected), the imprint faint, light browning, sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79520
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, legal reform, English Commonwealth, Broadside
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
The English Lawyer: Shewing The Nature and Forms of Original Writs, Processes and Mandates, of the Courts at Westminster. As Also The Forms of Returns and Directions of Writs, Processes, &c. With many curious Observations on the Whole [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for three others], London, 1732.
Description:
Only edition of one of Bohun's many works, his scholarship elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, comprehensively discussing writs in the Royal courts, occasioned by the passage of the statute [4 Geo II c.26] requiring that court proceedings be in English
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, a bit of worming to the upper margin at the volume's end, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79543
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
introductory law, Procedure
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes and Insurances: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at large [etc.] . . . The Third Edition corrected, With the Addition of several Cases, determined by the Earl of Hardwicke and Lord Mansfield
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin, W. Owen, and S. Crowder, London, 1766.
Description:
The third and further 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 calf, quite rubbed, the joints cracked but firm and the spine hand lettered, light browning, else clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79539
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, maritime law
 
Author:
Title:
Jurisprudence Symposium
Publisher:
Georgia Law Review, Athens, 1977.
Description:
Fourteen contributions including those by H.L.A Hart, Kent Greenawalt, Edgar Bodenheimer, Ronald Dworkin, and Gerald J. Postema
Condition:
Original printed wraps, somewhat worn and creased, else a very good copy; the September 1977 issue, Volume 11, Number 5
Book No.:
W-92026
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Bevill, Robert
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Homicide, and of Larceny at Common Law
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Son, Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1799.
Description:
Only edition of the only work written by an Inner Temple barrister, part of his larger project never achieved, this the copy presented to Lord Kenyon, then Chief Justice of King's Bench, the presentation reading "Kenyon 17 Dec 1799 from the author"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, else in original state with untrimmed (and generous) margins, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79540
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
The Eric C. Caren Collection: How History Unfolds on Paper, Part I
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 2011.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 355 lots
Book No.:
W-92020
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Ridley, Thomas
Title:
A View of the Civile and Ecclesiastical Law, and wherein the practice of them is streitned and may be relieued within this Land. Written by Thomas Ridley Doctor of the Ciuile Law. S.T.C. 21054
Publisher:
Printed by [Adam Islip?] for the Company of Stationers, London, 1607.
Description:
First edition of the second treatise on English ecclesiastical law and the only edition appearing during Ridley's life, treating also of the law of admiralty, martial law, and international law; in Holdsworth's view "learned and clearly expressed"
Condition:
Modern crimson morocco, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, the title somewhat darkened, else quite a luscious binding; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79527
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, admiralty, international law, libel and slander
 
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
The Priviledges of the Baronage of England, When they sit in Parliament. Collected (and of late revised) by John Selden of the Inner Temple Esquire out of the Parliament Rolles, and Journells Patent, and Close Rolls [and other sources]. Wing S2434
Publisher:
Printed by T. Badger for Matthew Wallbanck [etc.], London, 1642.
Description:
The first printed edition of the report which Selden submitted to the House of Lords, prepared at their request and resulting in the "rebirth of Parliamentary judicature", and marking the beginning of Selden's personal career in Parliament
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, new endpapers, quite crisp, Daniel Fleming's copy with his ownership signature and shelf mark; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79534
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Parliament
Author:
Astry, James
Title:
A General Charge to All Grand Juries, with Advice to those of Life and Death, Nisi Prius, &c. Collected and Publish'd For the ease of Justices of the Peace . . . To which is Prefix'd, A Discourse of the Antiquity, Power and Duty of Juries [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Turner . . . and Thomas Emery [etc.], London, 1703.
Description:
First edition of Astry's uncommon charge and his only work, devoted exclusively to criminal law and the role of the jury, his exposition on the jury followed by what is essentially an elementary treatise on crime, from high treason to misdemeanors
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, the spine chipped and strengthened with tape, a clean working copy, with the bookplate of Harold Hemsley; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79542
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace, criminal law, juries, Grand Jury Charges
 
Author:
Title:
La Biblioteca Giannalisa Feltrinelli Parte Quarta
Publisher:
Christie's Roma, Rome, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, spine creased at edges, else a very good copy; 987 lots in 202 pages, with the prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-92018
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, In all its Parts. As an Abridgment of the Common Law, and of the Acts of Parliament relating to Justices of Peace, Constables and other Parish Officers under them [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
First edition of one of Jacob's earliest works, and uncommon, revealing the direct, lucid style and excellent organization which was to make him one of the most prolific legal writers of the eighteenth century, with over thirty recorded works
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, browning, small hole in the title affecting a few letters, signature of Sir Timothy Waldo Clapham; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79524
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace, game law
 
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
Institutio Legalis: Or, An Introduction to the Study and Practice of the Laws of England . . . I. The Practice of the Court of King's Bench. II . . . of Common Pleas. III. The Nature of all Actions . . . IV. The Order and Method of Pleading. 3rd Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for five others], London, 1724.
Description:
The penultimate edition of the work which Holdsworth singles out of all the books "which set out to teach students the elements of the law of procedure and pleading", with its minute instructions for conducting litigation and for preparing a record
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind tooled and decorated calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79564
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
English constitutional law, introductory law, English Law, pleading
 
Author:
Title:
Symposium: Law of the Poor
Publisher:
California Law Review, Berkeley, 1966.
Description:
With a preface by Jacobus tenBroek, an introduction by Michael E. Tigar, and twenty-two contributions including those by Lawrence M. Friedman, Monrad G. Paulson, Herma Hill Kay, Irving Philips, and Albert A. Ehrenzweig
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a very good copy; the May 1966 issue Volume 54 Number 2
Book No.:
W-92023
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of February last past. 1636 [1637]. S.T.C. 7756
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
Description:
The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79533
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London
Author:
Title:
His Maiesties Declaration, Touching his proceedings in the late Assemblie and Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 9241. Quarto [with the front blank signature "A" preceding the title]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description:
James I defence of his dissolution of the Parliament of 1621, Coke having had his books and papers seized and been imprisoned in the Tower, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with the king over [the Commons] privilege of free speech"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over marbled boards, the spine very lightly faded, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, yet crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79536
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law, freedom of speech
Author:
Molloy, Charles
Title:
De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime an d of Commerce. The Third Edition Enlarged. Wing M2397
Publisher:
Printed for John Bellinger in Cliffords-Inn Lane [etc.], London, 1682.
Description:
The most popular of all the early works on maritime law, published for over a century, 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 unlettered calf, rubbed, else clean and quite serviceable, with the double page frontispiece and advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79491
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
maritime law, Commercial Law
Author:
Vernon, Christopher
Title:
Considerations For regulating the Exchequer, In the more timely answering, better husbanding, and more orderly and safe conduct of the Revenues of the Crown into his Majesties Coffers, as hath been heretofore used by Sheriffes [etc.]. Wing V244
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by [four others], London, 1642.
Description:
First edition of the first legal treatise on the Exchequer, exposing considerable corruption in its practice, written by one of its officials, to whom a substantial grant had been made "in consideration of his service in discovering sundry abuses"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered double blind ruled sheep, skillfully repaired and refurbished, quite clean and crisp, with the errata leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79481
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
economics, sheriffs, taxation
 
Author:
Title:
The Waterloo Sale Wellington, Waterloo and the Napoleonic Wars
Publisher:
Bonhams, London, 2015.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 167 lots in154 pages
Book No.:
W-92019
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
In Memoriam-Roger John Traynor
Publisher:
California Law Review, Berkeley, 1983.
Description:
Eight contributions including those by Warren E. Burger, Henry J. Friendly, Stanley Mosk, Walter V. Schaefer, and Edmund G. "Pat" Brown
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a very good copy; July 1983 issue, vol. 71 no. 4
Book No.:
W-92021
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
A Letter from His Highness the Prince of Orange, for The Summoning of a convention, to be held at Westminster, the 22th of January, 16688/9 [etc.]. Wing W2344
Publisher:
Printed by J. Starkey, and A. and W. Churchill, London, 1688.
Description:
The famous circular letter distributed throughout England, calling for a Convention "to declare the rights and liberties of the nation", an essential step leading to the Declaration of Rights and to achieving the goals of the Glorious Revolution
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 11x13 inches, one horizontal tear (about five inches), legibility not affected, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79538
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Glorious Revolution, Glorious Revolution
Author:
Millar, Jun, John
Title:
Elements of the Law Relating to Insurances
Publisher:
Printed by J. Bell . . . And G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh, 1787.
Description:
Only edition of the principal work of John Millar's eldest son, himself an advocate, a major contribution to insurance law, particularly marine insurance, treating of both English and Scots law, with Lord Mansfield's decisions "hold[ing] first place"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, gilt ruled and lettered, rubbed, else quite clean, with the errata, including one pasted in addition to p.52; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79541
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
insanity, maritime law, Scopes trial, SCOTLAND
Author:
Powell, John Joseph
Title:
An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing Powers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London, 1781.
Description:
The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law, undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's) while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins; the Tausig copy
Book No.:
W-79532
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
contracts, Real Property, Powers
Author:
Brown, William
Title:
The Clerks Tutor in Chancery Giving true Directions by Authentick Precedents, How to draw Affidavits [and other instruments] as are now in use in that High and Honourable Court. To which is prefixt An Introduction [to] that Court [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Ed. Atkins [etc.], London, 1705.
Description:
The final (and only eighteenth century) edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, complementing his principal treatise on Chancery, the latter approved by Holdsworth as a work which "gives a good deal of information", as does this work
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, black morocco label gilt, some browning, else quite sound with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79526
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, Forms & Form Books
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: The Second Part . . . Useful for all Clerks, Attorneys [etc.]. Wing B5200 and B5202
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Twyford . . . and Samuel Heyrick [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
Third and second editions of the reports devoted primarily to Elizabeth's reign, 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 calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, clean with ample margins and the early signature of Thomas Phillipps of the Middle Temple; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79531
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Marcus, Maeva and James R. Perry (eds.)
Title:
The Documentary History of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1789-1800. Volume One, Part 1, Appointments and Proceedings [and] Volume One, Part 2, Commentaries on Appointments and Proceedings. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1985.
Description:
Presentation set of the initial volumes in the work which has transformed the study of the Court's first decade--"For Nancy Matthews [an assistant editor] with appreciation for all your work on this volume Maeva Marcus [and] I concur Warren E Burger"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good set in the dustjackets, one slightly chipped
Book No.:
W-79550
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Supreme Court, 18TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Title:
Developments in the Law-Equal Protection
Publisher:
Harvard Law Review, Cambridge, 1969.
Description:
Following the introduction there are three major sections: Standards of Review, Judicial Remedies, and The Concept of Equality: The View From a Wider Perspective
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, somewhat worn, else a very good copy;the March 1969 issue, Volume 82 Number 5
Book No.:
W-92025
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
Land-Lords Law . . . Being A Collection of several Cases in the Law concerning Leases, Distresses, Replevins, Rescous, Waste and several other Matters which often happen between Land-Lord and Tenant [etc.]. Wing M1802
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of John More, London, 1665.
Description:
The rare first edition of the first work on the English law of landlord and tenant, especially important to the history of English land law, reflecting England's unique position among European countries in the amount of land cultivated by leasehold
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, new endpapers, some worming and paper repairs, but sturdy and usable, six copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79074
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
landlord and tenant
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:
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 Titles. With An Account of the Best Editions, and Common Prices for which they are now Sold
Publisher:
Printed for J. Walthoe . . . and J. Walthoe, Junr [etc.], London, 1720.
Description:
A rare Walthoe catalogue, the first of its kind to appear in the 18th century, largely based in turn on the pioneering catalogue of Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling and publishing the first bibliography of English law"
Condition:
Modern mottled calf, some light browning, else well preserved, one copy in ESTC (possibly incomplete), 99 pages + the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79377
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Bibliography, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
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:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else crisp and well preserved, interleaved throughout, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79518
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Ano Regni Iacobi . . . At the second Session of Parliament . . . in the third yeere of the raigne of our most gracious Soueraigne Lord Iames . . . proroged until the 18 of Nouember next following 1606 [etc.]. S.T.C. 9502 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1606.
Description:
The acts of the parliament following the foiled Gunpowder Plot and the attempted assassination of James I, making it high treason for Catholics to obey Rome, prohibiting their practise of law or medicine, and imposing other severe restrictions [c.4]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title's woodcut and some running heads shaved, some browning, else sound, without the subsidies acts; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79519
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Bentham, Jeremy
Title:
Chrestomathia: Being a Collection of Papers, Explanatory of the Design of an Institution, Proposed to Be Set on Foot . . . for the Extension of the New System of Instruction to the Higher Branches of Learning [etc.] [Part I]. Chou C1(2)
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss . . . and R. Hunter [etc.], London, 1816.
Description:
First published edition of the first part of Bentham's sole work on education, ambitiously proposing extending suitable secondary education to the "middling classes" and ultimately influencing Bentham's ideas as embodied in his 'Constitutional Code'
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed boards, printed paper label, some browning and staining, moreso to the fore-margin, else a crisp copy; with the two folding tables
Book No.:
W-77051
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
education
 
Author:
Denning, Alfred
Title:
The Road to Justice
Publisher:
Stevens & Sons, Limited, London, 1955.
Description:
A series of addresses which Denning delivered in Canada, South Africa, and the United States, on five subjects--The Road to Justice (the title of this collection), The Just Judge, The Honest Lawyer, The Free Press, and Eternal Vigilance
Condition:
Original cloth, foxing mainly to the fore edge, else a very good copy in a somewhat spotted dustjacket; with the publisher's review slip laid in
Book No.:
W-79172
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
Legal Ethics, natural law
Author:
Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:
My Love Affair with Bookshops [Second Edition]
Publisher:
The Earth Geographic Publishing & Technology Co., Taipei, 2002.
Description:
The expanded edition of a special work first appearing in 1997 and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:
Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket, signed by the author in English and Chinese on the half-title
Book No.:
W-77275
Price:
$ 60.00
Category:
Bibliography, CHINA
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
Institutiones Iuris Anglicani, Ad Methodum et Seriem Institutionum Imperialium compositae & digestae [etc.]
Publisher:
Cura & Impensis Guilielmi Fitzeri, Frankfurt, 1630.
Description:
The first reissue 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, its first edition predating Coke as the first English institutionalist legal treatise
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered vellum, marked and unevenly darkened, definite browning, yet a sound usable copy
Book No.:
W-76350
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
civil law
 
Author:
Title:
L.P. Hansen, Appellant, vs. State Loan and Trust Company, of Los Angeles, a Corporation, Respondent. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before judge J.W. McKinley
Publisher:
Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description:
Transcript on appeal from case in which an individual seeks a partial refund from a real estate company for a piece of land that was paid for but not owned by the seller to begin with. Attorneys for parties H.H. Rose and W.P. Gardner
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copy; 39 pages
Book No.:
W-91794
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Author:
Francis, Richard
Title:
Maxims of Equity, Collected From, And proved by Cases, out of the Books of the best Authority, in the High Court of Chancery [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1727.
Description:
First edition of one of the earliest, and certainly the most attractive, works on English legal maxims, stating the maxims in simple, elegant terms, then illustrating their specific application with supporting case authority and accompanying analysis
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly browned and dusty, else well-preserved, untrimmed and with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78157
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, maxims, Manuscripts
 
Author:
Loengard, Janet (ed.)
Title:
Magna Carta and the England of King John
Publisher:
Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2010.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated boards, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-78209
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant) (with "auctior" in the edition statement); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.
Description:
The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled, panelled vellum blind-tooled and gilt lozenges, front joint repaired, some wear and bowing, attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78035
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Title:
Registrum omnium breuium tam originalium quam iudicialium, nouiter Impressium et quam exacte correctum et emendatum. S.T.C. 20837; Beale 310
Publisher:
Excusum Londini, apud Richardum Tottelum [etc.], London, 1553.
Description:
Second appearance of one of the most important of all medieval English law books, likened by Maitland to a medieval cathedral, the original sheets of Rastell's first edition of 1531, including his colophon, here paired with Tottel's title and tables
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers, remains of clasps, some foxing, but quite crisp and appealing; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78445
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Procedure
 
Author:
Title:
W.R. Rogers, plaintiff and respondent, vs. A.R. Schulenburg, C.T. Chadwick, and T.J. Daley, defendants and appellants
Publisher:
Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal before the Supreme Court of the State of California from San Diego county before judge George Puterbaugh. Lawyers for the parties include E.W. Britt and T.H. Ward.
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 30+13+9 pages
Book No.:
W-91764
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Wallis, Ralph
Title:
More News from Rome or Magna Charta, Discoursed of between a Poor Man & his Wife . . . An Assertion of Dr. William Warmstrey . . . wherein he affirmeth, that It is a lesser sin for a man to kill his Father, than to refrain coming to the Divine Service
Publisher:
for the Author, for the only benefit of his Wife and Children, London, 1666.
Description:
One of the few surviving works of Wallis, the radical protestant called the Cobbler of Gloucester, invoking Magna Charta as part of his vituperative attack on the Church of England and "the scandalous and shameful conduct of Anglican clergyman"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and the margins cut close, but clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78007
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Magna Carta, Religion, Radicals
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:
Title:
Olde teners newly corrected. S.T.C. 23880; Beale T72
Publisher:
In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London, 1525.
Description:
The rare, final Pynson printing of one of a few early English law treatises, dating to the late 14th century (partly relied upon by Littleton), its "primary, if not exclusive, purpose . . . as a textbook for the beginning student"; six copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, a few early markings and notations, light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78681
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Real Property
 
Author:
Title:
Wm. A. Witte, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. R.B. Taylor, Defendant and Respondent. On Appeal from the Superior Court of Riverside County before Judge J.S. Noyes
Publisher:
Gazette Press, Anaheim, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal. Attorneys for parties H.W. Chynoweth and E.W. Freeman
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, slight tear to top of spine, minor ink smudges, very good copies; 13+4+8+6 pages
Book No.:
W-91770
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
 
Author:
Johnson, et al (eds.), Robert C.
Title:
Commons Debates 1628. Five Volumes [of six]
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1977-83.
Description:
Five (of six) volumes of the definitive edition of the debates and proceedings in the House of Commons in this historic Parliament, undertaken by the Yale Center for Parliamentary History; without volume five
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:
W-77649
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Parliament, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Title:
Americana East and West Including Manuscript Material The Jeffrey D. Hansen Collection of Signed Military Aciation Books
Publisher:
Pacific Book Auction Galleries, San Francisco, 2001.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 215 lots in unnumbered pages
Book No.:
W-91978
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Cooper, Thomas
Title:
Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence. Including Farr's Elements of Medical Jurisprudence [and three other works], A Digest of the Law Relating to Insanity and Nuisance . . . To Which Is Added . . . Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield [etc.]. Cohen 8761
Publisher:
Published by James Webster, No. 24, South Eighth Street [etc.], Philadelphia, 1819.
Description:
Only edition of Cooper's pioneering work, the first on forensic medicine published in this country, reprinting several important English and continental works (Farr, Dease, Male and Haslam) and adding his own notes and a digest of insanity law
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked with contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, considerable foxing and browning; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-76234
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Medical Jurisprudence
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:
Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:
My Love Affair with Bookshops. Third Edition
Publisher:
In Chinese], Taiwan?], 2007.
Description:
The third edition of a special work first appearing in 1997 and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket, with the errata slip and several post cards laid in; copy 063 of 1,000 inscribed by the author
Book No.:
W-76262
Price:
$ 60.00
Category:
Bibliography, CHINA
Author:
Title:
In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraine lorde king Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301; Beale S27
Publisher:
In officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1543.
Description:
First printing of the first edition of the statutes of the realm commencing with Magna Carta to be rendered into English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English law (previously in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, remains of clasps, very minor worming, else exceptionally bright and clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78881
Price:
$ 10500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
A System of Pleading. Including a Translation of the Doctrina Placitandi; Or, the Art and Science of Pleading: Originally written by Samson Euer, Serjeant at Law, and now first translated from the Obsolete Norman French [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1771.
Description:
The treatise building on (and translating) the pathbreaking work of Samson Euer appearing a century before, seeking (in Holdsworth's words) "to state the modern law of pleading [and] perhaps the most notable of these books [on the subject]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and spotting, moreso to the title and following leaves, else quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79388
Price:
$ 625.00
Category:
pleading
Author:
Holdsworth, W.S.
Title:
A History of English Law. Eighteen Volumes With the Tables and Index by Edward Potten published in 1924 and the General Index by John Burke published in 1972 [complete]
Publisher:
Methuen & Co Ltd and Sweet and Maxwell, London, 1922-72.
Description:
A complete edition of Holdsworth's monumental history, with the extremely helpful 17th index volume, all but the first four volumes first editions, the work in its entirety achieving completion in 1972, almost three decades after Holdsworth's death
Condition:
Original cloth, showing some wear, the spines of the first ten volumes faded, and the heads of a few spines chipped, else a good set
Book No.:
W-78606
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:
A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . . Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc., Dublin, 1741.
Description:
A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes' division not as in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77689
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
 
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:
Purves, J.A.
Title:
The Law and Lawyers Laid Open, in Twelve Visions. To which is Added, Plain Truth, in Three Dialogues, Between Truman, Skinall, Dryboots, Three Attorneys, and Season a Bencher
Publisher:
Printed for T. Woodman, at Camden's Head in Round-Court [etc.], London, 1737.
Description:
Only edition of an imaginative proposal for extensive law reform (based on the author's Twelve Visions), patterned upon Cervantes' contemporary, Francisco Quevedo, and conceiving a Court of the Underworld before which the law is found wanting
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, gilt, joints just cracking but firm, clean and even pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78789
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal reform
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others], London, 1743.
Description:
The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his original work far different from previous dictionaries, this abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-77706
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
Author:
Mackenzie, George
Title:
Obsrvations Upon the Laws and Customs of Nations, as to Precedency [bound with] The Science of Herauldry, Treated as a part of the Civil Law, and Law of Nations [etc.]. Wing M186 and M204. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by the Heir of Andrew Anderson, Edinburgh, 1680.
Description:
Condition:
Later boards, rebacked, quite worn, without the frontispiece to the first work and with 25 (of 30) plates and the folding frontispiece of the second
Book No.:
W-77196
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
international law, law of heraldry
Author:
Title:
A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5
Publisher:
(1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton, London, 1553 & 57.
Description:
The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works the privately held copies recorded in STC
Condition:
Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78696
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements
Author:
Title:
An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to Scotland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1819.
Description:
Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over eighty institutions, including the number of prisoners, their gender and whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close, but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; three copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77195
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
prisons, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Author:
Goodinge, Thomas
Title:
The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions, Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.]. Wing G1099B
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins
Book No.:
W-76493
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
bankruptcy, Commercial Law
Author:
Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:
My Love Affair with Bookshops
Publisher:
SDX Joint Publishing Company, Beijing, 1999.
Description:
First mainland China edition of a special work which, though its text is in Chinese, affords a view of Western bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 167 pages
Book No.:
W-77141
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
Bibliography, CHINA
Author:
Partridge, Samuel
Title:
Seven Charges Given to Grand Juries, at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Publisher:
Sold by Lackington, Allen, and Co., London, 1809.
Description:
A rare sammelband, bringing together seven grand jury charges, four on sedition and related matters and two on alehouses, the first dedicated to Edmund Burke, together with his response in acceptance; four copies in OCLC, one in this country
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a usable copy, with the half-title and with two additional leaves between pages 17 and 19; 59 pages
Book No.:
W-76228
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace
Author:
Mandeville, Bernard
Title:
Enquiry into the Causes of the Frequent Executions at Tyburn: and A Proposal for some Regulations concerning Felons in Prison . . . To which is Added, A Discourse on Transportation, and a Method to render that Punishment more Effectual
Publisher:
Printed: And Sold by J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, London, 1725.
Description:
Mandeville's vivid account of the wretched state of public executions in England and its causes, anticipating Henry Fielding, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson, as "[m]any of the best minds of the English elite meditated upon it" and solutions to it
Condition:
Modern gray wraps, stab-sewn as issued, the half-title and last leaf quite dusty, else a very good clean copy; with the press-figure at page four
Book No.:
W-77464
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, Transportation, prisons
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Sexto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the Twenty third Day of October, Anno Dom, 1707. In the Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, London, 1708.
Description:
The legislation enacted at the third session of Anne's first parliament, including the act (still partly in force) establishing the Protestant line of succession [c.7] and the regulation of foreign coins in America [c.30]; with the table of all acts
Condition:
Contemporary panelled mottled calf, rebacked, definite browning and foxing, else a good copy, with the signature of Thomas Lund, Mayor; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78836
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Religion, economics
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:
Title:
Proceedings of the Association for Preserving Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers. Number 1
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by J. Sewell . . . and John Stockdale Piccadilly, London, 1793.
Description:
A rare printing of the first number of the Association, formed in opposition to perceived radical agitation by John Reeves, "hailed as having saved the country from revolution"; with an approving, lengthy quotation from Blackstone closing the tract
Condition:
Original printed ?self-wraps, the spine reinforced, title and succeeding leaf torn at the upper margin, two words affected, else a good copy; 16 pages
Book No.:
W-76751
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Author:
Dyer, James
Title:
Cy ensuont ascuns nouel cases Collectes per le iades tresreuerend Iudge, Mounsieur Iasques Dyer, chiefe Iustice del common banke, Ore primierment publies & imprimies [etc.]. S.T.C. 7388(b) [this, the Taussig copy]; Beale R481
Publisher:
in Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, Ianuarii primo [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
First edition of Dyer, one of two named reports (with Plowden) to appear in the 16th century, of particular value, in Dr. Baker's words, for the "quotations from manuscript reports and readings, many of which are now known only from this source"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, occasional light staining, repairs to the first blanks, else an exceptionally bright copy
Book No.:
W-78371
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
reports of cases
 
Author:
Kurutz, Gary F.
Title:
The Book Club of California at One Hundred. A Companion to 'The First 75 Years' by Oscar Lewis
Publisher:
Book Club of California, San Francisco, 2012.
Description:
Condition:
Original 1/4 cloth, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91807
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others], London, 1789.
Description:
First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn) laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a good copy with the plates
Book No.:
W-77811
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
prisons, criminal law, legal reform
Author:
Title:
De Termino Michaelis Anno primo Edwardi Quarti [through] De Termino Hillarii Anno xxii Edwardi Quarti]. S.T.C. 9778, 9783.5, 9789, 9795, 9802, 9808, 9818, 9824.5, 9831, 9835.5, 9844, 9850, 9855, 9860, 9864.5, 9870, 9875.5, 9882, 9887.5 and 9894. Folio
Publisher:
Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1566-84.
Description:
A complete collection of individually printed year books for the entire reign of Edward IV [1461-83], disclosing the richness and extent of their 16th century printing by Richard Tottel; with the printed table from S.T.C. 9769 bound in at the end
Condition:
Early calf, rubbed, notations throughout, a touch of marginal worming, else a very good copy, with the signature of Edmund Pollexfen; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78162
Price:
$ 10000.00
Category:
Year Books
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King, of Tonnage, and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported. Together with a Book of Rates [with] Rules and Instructions for the Tare of Goods & Merchandize [etc.]. Wing E2315 and E923A
Publisher:
Printed by Chr. Barker [and] Printed Anno Dom., London, 1661 & 1663.
Description:
Two rare works marking the evolution of one of the foremost constitutional debates of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II these two important subsidies for his life, in contrast to the much circumscribed grants formerly made
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, rebacked, portions of the original spine laid down, the Taussig copy; three and two copies in ESTC respectively
Book No.:
W-78110
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
international law, maritime law, economics, English constitutional law
Author:
Stephenson, Andrew
Title:
A History of Roman Law, With a Commentary on the Institutes of Gaius and Justinian
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1912.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, rubbed, the spine somewhat dull, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-78945
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
roman law
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and 28. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington and London, 1784-91.
Description:
Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:
Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many elaborately folding
Book No.:
W-76702
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Lovelass, Peter
Title:
The Law's Disposal of a Person's Estate Who Dies Without Will or Testament . . . To Which Is Added The Disposal of a Person's Estate, By Will and Testament; Containing An Explanation of the Mortmain-Act [etc.]. The Seventh Edition, with large Additions
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, and sold by Whieldon [and others] [etc.], London, 1792.
Description:
An early edition of a work becoming the most popular of its kind for over a half-century, very accessible--"a good straightforward account"--expanded from its initial purpose (treating only of intestacy) to those with the foresight to draw wills
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the joints just cracking, but quite firm, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76219
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Wills
 
Author:
Sacks, Howard R.
Title:
Defending the Unpopular Client
Publisher:
National Council on Legal Clinics, Chicago, 1961.
Description:
A compendium of teaching materials--culled from the popular press, legal history and other sources--to address the moral issues associated with representing unpopular clients and their causes
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps; 39 pages
Book No.:
W-91879
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
 
Author:
Title:
(1)English Books and Autographs from the inventory of John F. Flemming Inc.(2) Americana from the inventory of John F. Fleming Inc. (3) The Reference Libraru of John F. Fleming Inc
Publisher:
Swann Galleries Inc., New York City, NY, 1988-1989.
Description:
Very good condition. Original stapled wraps. 891 lots. 108 Pages. Price realized sheets
Condition:
Very good condition original stapled wraps 891 lots 108 pages
Book No.:
W-91996
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
The Case of Patrick Mackay of Scourie, Esq
Publisher:
N.p., Printed in the Year, 1732.
Description:
A rare work, describing in great detail -- from Mackay's point of view -- the events forcing him to flee Scotland so as to avoid creditors (and his arrest) in a series of botched commercial transactions involving him, his brother, and a third party
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, some browning, the title and last leaf moreso, else a good copy, 49+71 pages; one copy in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76883
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The "Dick" Bill [named after the Association's President, Charles Dick] and Comments. H.R. 11,654 "A Bill to Promote the Efficiency of the Militia and for Other Purposes". To Supersede the Archaic Militia Laws Enacted in 1792
Publisher:
Interstate National Guard Association, Brooklyn, 1902.
Description:
The rare tract in support of the successful compromise legislation linking the National Guard to the United States Army "in ways considered visionary"; with an ?unrecorded form letter from the Association's Executive Committee urging support laid in
Condition:
Original printed stapled green wraps, somewhat worn, but sound, 30 pages, Publication No.4; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79049
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
military law, Congress
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:
Hargrave, Francis
Title:
A Collection of Tracts Relative to the Law of England, from Manuscripts, Now First Edited [etc.]. Volume 1 [all published] [without the errata]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Wright: And sold by E. Brooke [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
Hargrave's editing of some of the choicest manuscripts from his personal library, including previously unpublished works by Blackstone and Hale, Holdsworth characterizing the effort as one of Hargrave's two "principal service[s] to legal history"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, browning, occasional early and informed notations; a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77563
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English Law, Manuscripts
 
Author:
Title:
San Francisco Savings Union, Plaintiff and Respondent, Vs. J.W. Lee, et al, Defendants, A.C. Bowlin, Apellant. From the Superior Court of Tulare County, Judge Wm. W. Cross
Publisher:
Daily Times Print, Visalia, 1897.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement ordering the seizure of a land tract along with the right to 3/4 of the goods it yields. Attorneys W.W. Middlecoff and T.H. Ward
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, wear to spine, otherwise in very good condition; 37+30+21 pages
Book No.:
W-91844
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Watson, William
Title:
A Treatise of the Law of Partnership. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Butterworth, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1807.
Description:
The best edition of the first work on the English law of partnership, undertaken by the future Lord Campbell, who supplies an introduction, treating at length many of the leading cases of the late 18th century, including those of Lord Mansfield
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, a bit of cracking to the top of the joints and some very light foxing, yet a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76101
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Partnership
Author:
Keble, Joseph
Title:
An Assistance to Justices of Peace, For the Easier Performance of Their Duty. Wing K113A. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins [and two others] For Ch. Harper [etc.], London, 1683.
Description:
The rarest variant printing of the first edition of the sole work devoted to justices of the peace by Keble, the Gray's Inn barrister renowned for his "remarkable regime of study", complementing both his Reports and his edition of the Statutes
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, a bit rubbed, with a trace of light marginal staining, one gathering possibly supplied from another copy, else quite usable
Book No.:
W-78031
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
justices of peace
 
Author:
Title:
Studies in Public Welfare. Paper No. 5 (Part 2). Issues in Welfare Administration: Intergovernmental Relationships. A Volume of Studies Prepared for the Use of the Subcomittee on Fiscal Policy of the Joint Economic Committee [etc.]
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1973.
Description:
With four essays, by Joel F. Handler, Peter E. Sitkin, Irene Lurie, and Joseph Heffernan, respectively
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, the bottom portion stained, a usable copy only; 123 pages
Book No.:
W-91787
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
A Collection of sundry Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Book cases and Books of Entries and Registers, where they be treated of [etc.]. S.T.C. 9331. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by M. Flesher and R. Young; Assignes of I. More Esquire, London, 1640.
Description:
Later edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine hand-lettered "Sundry Statutes", rubbed and a bit dusty, else quite clean and desirable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78023
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts
 
Author:
Title:
T.K. Stateler, Petitioner, vs. The Superior Court of Alameda County, and Hon. A. L. Frick, Judge thereof. On appeal from the Superior Court of Alameda County
Publisher:
James H. Barry, Printer, San Francisco, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs from a case in which parties attempt to collect a large debt represented by an agent. Attorneys for parties include A.W. Thompson, Pierson & Mitchell and Robert A. Friedrich
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 8+14+4 pages
Book No.:
W-91780
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:
Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1661-85.
Description:
An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:
Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78334
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2; Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions of Volumes I and II]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-69.
Description:
An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set
Book No.:
W-78120
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
 
Author:
Traynor, Roger J.
Title:
Chief Justice Warren's Fair Question
Publisher:
Georgetown Law Journal, Washington, 1969.
Description:
Traynor's affectionate and instructive recollection of an afternoon which he and his wife shared with the Chief Justice and Nina Warren, evoking Warren's generous nature and remembering the question which he would invariably ask--"Is it fair?"
Condition:
Extracted from the Journal's October 1969 issue (Volume 58 Number 1), five pages with the photograph of Chief Justice Warren facing the first page
Book No.:
W-79413
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
A Review of the Statutes, Both Ancient and Modern; Especially Concerning the Practick Part of the Law . . . To which is prefix'd, A Compleat Table; shewing in what Statutes Justices of the Peace are concerned: Whether One or more [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by J. Nutt . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London, 1715.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of Jacob's first or second work, alphabetically digesting and glossing English statute law by subject, and so anonymously launching a career which was to establish his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal writings"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, slightly strained, occasional minor marginal staining, else a very good crisp copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77678
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, justices of peace
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704
Publisher:
Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1847.
Description:
First American 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:
Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set
Book No.:
W-78012
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
pleading, criminal 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, and the first to appear in the 18th century, largely based in turn on the pioneering catalogue of Thomas Bassett, to whom "belongs the distinction of compiling and publishing the first bibliography of English law"
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:
Siderfin, Thomas
Title:
Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy Et Auxy en le Co.Ba. & L'Exchequer En les premier dix ans apres le Restauration . . . Le Roy Charles le II [with] le Second Part . . . En les Ans 1657, 1658, & 1659. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.], London, 1683-84.
Description:
First editions of both parts of the reports of Siderfin, praised by Burke as "a reporter of much authority" and by Roger North for "his ability, and his probity", containing cases (most unusually) from both the Interregnum and the Restoration
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a contemporary ?index laid in
Book No.:
W-76801
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern sprinkled calf, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-76149
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Dunne, James E.
Title:
Heil Hebrew! A Gentile Salute
Publisher:
The Alliance Press, Louisville, 1938.
Description:
Louis Brandeis's copy, the presentation on the front blank--"To Hon. Louis D. Brandeis / with deepest / respect and esteem / James E. Dunne / December 1938", dated the same month as Brandeis noted "[t]he rising indignation over Hitler's atrocities"
Condition:
Original red felt wraps, the front wrap gilt-lettered, a small chip to the rear wrap, light wear, else a very good copy; 91 pages
Book No.:
W-77591
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jewish law, Discrimination
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Epieikeia: Et Table generall a les Annales del Ley, per quel facilment troueres touts les cases contenus in yceux; queux concerne le exposition des Statutes per Equitie [etc.]. S.T.C. 840
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of the Stationers, London, 1609.
Description:
Only edition of Ashe's much praised work, its introduction [in English] "a highly intelligent discourse on the nature of equity in English law", capturing from the year books and reported cases instances in which statutes have been extended equitably
Condition:
Modern dark calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, red edges, three circular library stamps, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79324
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
equity, Year Books, reports of cases
Author:
Title:
Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere, animo tenendis nunc demum ad vnum, tipis aedita per Richardum Tottell S.T.C. 9280; Beale S19
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottell, the 8. day of Marche 1576, London, 1576.
Description:
A pioneering printing of Magna Carta, introducing recent statutes, providing references to Rastell's Collection (and even improving and adding to it), and containing a new preface, all to be followed in the main in subsequent editions
Condition:
Modern calf, double blind ruled and gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with generous margins and occasional notes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79400
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA, Magna Carta
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:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Le Reading del Mon Seignior Coke, Sur Lestatute de 27 E[dward] I [1299]. appelle Lestatute de Finibus Levatis [etc.]. Quarto. Wing C4943
Publisher:
Excudebat T.R. Sumptibus G. Lee, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
First edition (and the only separate issuance) of Coke's only published reading, twenty-three lectures given by him at Lyons Inn shortly after he was called to the bar, and a rare example of a lecture's text delivered before an Inn of Chancery
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine gilt-lettered, especially crisp and well-preserved, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78653
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Readings, Inns of Court, Real Property
Author:
Title:
Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description:
The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586 famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:
Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79135
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Williams, John
Title:
The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:
Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], London, 1812.
Description:
First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:
W-76654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes
 
Author:
Title:
George H. Deacon, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. H.A. Blodget, Defendant and Apellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Kern County before judge A.R. Conklin
Publisher:
California Print, Bakersfield, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal regarding a promissory note. Meant to be paid for with proceeds from a land sale which never manifested. Attorneys for parties T.W. Lockhart and J.W. Wiley.
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, minor ink stains and spotting, very good copies; 72+19+6 pages
Book No.:
W-91776
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Judgment Delivered by Sir Herbert Jenner, in the Prerogative Court, Doctors' Commons, On Wednesday, February 20, 1839, in the Case of Wood and Others versus Goodlake, Helps, and Others. From the Short-hand Notes of Mr. Gurney
Publisher:
Printed by D.M. Walker [etc.], Gloucester, 1839.
Description:
The rare judgment ruling against the extraordinary will leaving a fortune to William Page Wood's father for his support of Queen Caroline, the Privy Council's reversal ultimately leading to Wood's becoming Lord Chancellor as Lord Hatherley
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a trace of foxing, else a good clean copy, 94 pages; no copy of this separately published first edition in OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:
W-76363
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Doctors Commons, Wills, equity
Author:
Lopez y Gonzalez de Cano, Ramon
Title:
Antecedentes de la Carta Magna. Discurso Leido en la Universidad Central en el Acto Solemne de Recibir la Investidura de Doctor en la Facultad de Filosofia. (Seccion de Admnistracion.)
Publisher:
Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid, 1859.
Description:
The rare doctoral dissertation of Lopez, praising Magna Charta ("the only formula for liberty possible in our own national venture"), and suggesting the influence of Magna Charta beyond England; one copy in OCLC at the National Library of Spain
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, paper label printed in manuscript, showing some wear, but quite sound, 15 pages
Book No.:
W-91825
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Magna Carta, SPAIN
Author:
Welford, Richard Griffiths
Title:
The Influences of the Game Laws . . . Evidence Taken Before a Select Committee . . . on the Game Laws . . . and An Address to the Tenant Farmers of Great Britain by John Bright [etc.] [bound with] John Lewis Ricardo, The Anatomy of the Navigation Laws
Publisher:
1] R. Groombridge and Sons [2] Charles Gilpin, London, 1846 & 1847.
Description:
The work which Bright published at his own expense, proposing the abolition of the game laws, following shortly after his association with Richard Cobden, bound with a similar effort by his fellow M.P., John Ricardo, to abolish the navigation laws
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, somewhat strained, label lacking, else usable; no copy of Ricardo's work in OCLC in the USA
Book No.:
W-76820
Price:
$ 200.00
Category:
game law, maritime law
Author:
Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:
An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England, From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. With A Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments . . . from some Manuscript Notes of John Selden. Wing S2428
Publisher:
Printed for John Starkey [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
The work establishing the reputation of Bacon, the half-brother of Francis Bacon, probably based on notes collected by John Selden, highly influential and "argu[ing] with unrelenting force an anti-royalist ideology of enormous political power"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled, panelled calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed and scraped and some browning, mainly lightish, else a very good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77069
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom, London, 1689 & 1685.
Description:
First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:
Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with the errata slip
Book No.:
W-78150
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
 
Author:
Baker, John
Title:
Collected Papers on English Legal History. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2013.
Description:
Eighty-four essays written over a forty year period, the fruits of Sir John Baker's marvelous and eminently engaging and readable scholarship, meriting the comparison with Maitland's Collected Papers also issued in three volumes over a century ago
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, housed in a protective, though slightly bumped, blue box; otherwise as new
Book No.:
W-78379
Price:
$ 375.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Collier, Wm. Miller
Title:
The Law of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Law of Bankruptcy as Embodied in the New National Bankruptcy Act [etc.]
Publisher:
Matthew Bender, Albany, 1899.
Description:
The enlarged edition of Collier's classic treatise, published soon after his first edition of 1898, required by the intervening promulgation by the Supreme Court of both the official bankruptcy forms and of the rules and orders in bankruptcy
Condition:
Modern buckram, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79006
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
bankruptcy
 
Author:
Redmond, Mary
Title:
The Criminal Law (Jurisdiction) Act 1976 and the Constitution
Publisher:
The Irish Jurist, Dublin, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Printed stapled wraps, a very good copyy, pages 1-35; from Volume XIII new series 1978, Part 1
Book No.:
W-92011
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
IRELAND, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
The Collection of Henry H. Clifford. Part One. The Zamorano Eighty [with] Part Two. California & the West
Publisher:
Dorothy Sloan--Rare Books, Inc., Austin, 1994.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversized printed wraps, very good copies, 218 lots; with the prices realized for Part I and other ephemera laid in
Book No.:
W-91762
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
California, Western (US) law
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:
Blackstone, William
Title:
An Analysis of the Laws of England. Sixth Edition. Eller 223
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The received edition of Blackstone's analytical schema underlying his Commentaries, and the only edition to appear after the publication of his famous work, this edition designed to correspond "exactly" [Blackstone's word] with them
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, some foxing to the title and a bit elsewhere, else a good copy, with the two folding tables, the margin of one a bit frayed
Book No.:
W-77858
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Title:
The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes, Passed at the Extra Session of the Thirty-Seventh Session of the Legislature, 1907 [with] The Statutes of California . . . Passed at the Thirty-Eighth Session of the Legislature, 1909
Publisher:
W.H. Shannon Superintendant State Printing, Sacramento, 1907 & 1909.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, joints beginning to crack, some wear, but a usable copy
Book No.:
W-77102
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
California, Acts
 
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte par le Iudge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] Tabula. Cy ensuit la Table pur trouer les titles [etc.]. S.T.C. 10957; Beale R466, R467, and R468. Three Volumes in One
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [etc.], London, 1577.
Description:
The final, early (of three) printing of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes arranged alphabetically by subject in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law
Condition:
Early blind ruled calf, rebacked, the upper portion of the title strengthened, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78463
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Banner, Richard
Title:
A Treatise of Simony. Wherein is enquired, How far the Practice of Buying and Selling of Presentations, so common in this Kingdom, may come under the Notion of it [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for John Watts in Bow-street, Covent Garden, London, 1716.
Description:
A rare tract condemning simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), relying on Coke, Gibson, and Lyndwood, inter alia, and associating simony with both perjury and breach of trust; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, resewn and repaired, lightish staining and pencil underlining, margins cut close (legibility preserved), else a good copy; 42 pp
Book No.:
W-76188
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Tighe, R.S.
Title:
Letters to Lord Tenterden, With an Appendix, Relating to a Petition Presented to the House of Lords . . . on the System & Conduct of the Marshal of the King's Bench, in Granting the Rules of His Prison
Publisher:
Printed by Redford and Robins [etc.], London, 1828.
Description:
A rare work written from the unusual perspective of an insolvent debtor confined in Marshalsea Prison, alleging corrupt and arbitrary practises by its Marshal, William Jones, with Tighe's parliamentary petition seeking relief and his gloss upon it
Condition:
Modern green wraps, slightly strained and a very little foxing, else a clean copy, 44 pages; one copy in OCLC and a second in COPAC
Book No.:
W-76474
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy
 
Author:
Levene, Alexander
Title:
Does Trade Need Anti-Trust Laws? In Collaboration with George J. Feldman
Publisher:
Ray Long and Richard R. Smith, New York, 1931.
Description:
Condition:
Original tan cloth, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77703
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Anti-trust
 
Author:
Title:
Rose Clarke, et als., Plaintiffs and Respondents, vs. Salathial Fast, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County before Judge W.S. Day
Publisher:
Smith--Brief and Transcript Printing, Santa Barbara, 1899.
Description:
Two briefs and the transcript on appeal from a verdict in favor of two heirs seeking to collect on the insurance policy of a late benefactor who left them as heirs. A jury ruled in favor of the heirs. Attorneys C.A. Stroke, Boyce, Taggart and Kellog
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, slightly smudged and toned, overall very good; 140+9+15 pages
Book No.:
W-91832
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
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:
Barberi, Giovanni
Title:
The Life of Joseph Balsamo, Commonly Called Count [Alessandro di] Cagliostro: Containing the Singular and uncommon Adventures of that extraordinary Personage . . . To Which Are Added, The Particulars of his Trial before the Inquisition [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne [and six others], Dublin, 1792.
Description:
The principal contemporary account (and sole Irish edition) of the Italian adventurer widely featured in literature (Dumas, Goethe, and Tolstoy, among many others), music, film, and television, ultimately tried as a Freemason and sentenced to death
Condition:
Contemporary sprinkled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, else clean and well preserved; eight copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79080
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Inquisition
Author:
Title:
The Present Case More fully Stated, as to Time Contracts; And particularly those Illegal--Ones For Putting and Refusing of Stock, &c. Also the Tendency and Consequence of the late Proceedings relating herunto, consider'd [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
No publisher, London, 1721.
Description:
A rare part of the fallout following the South Sea Bubble, proposing legislation which potentially could have outlawed all species of time-bargain in stocks, increasing greatly the Bubble Act's consequences, to be experienced throughout the century
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a bit frayed (all text legible), lightly browned, title + pages 3-8, the Taussig copy; one copy in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78385
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
fraud
Author:
Williams, Walter
Title:
Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum, &c. Or, A manifestation of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. The Second Part. Wing W2776
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, London, 1684.
Description:
Only edition of the second part of a work written by a Middle Temple bencher (and the Keeper of its library in the early 18th century) putting a strongly grounded historical case for the King's personal review of Chancery decisions
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, the margins cut a bit close (no text affected), else a very good bright copy, with the errata leaf
Book No.:
W-79350
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
equity
 
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:
Greene, Asa
Title:
The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson. Wright 842
Publisher:
Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description:
The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's 1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:
Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's Prison
Book No.:
W-79027
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York
Author:
Frankfurter, Felix
Title:
Mr. Justice Holmes and the Supreme Court
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1938.
Description:
Then Professor Frankfurter's 1938 lectures delivered at Harvard, said to have been the fulfillment of Holmes' commission that a biography might be written, "a superbly clear exposition of his own as well as Holmes' approach to the Court"
Condition:
A very good copy in a slightly chipped dustjacket, presentation copy--"For / Ralph Baker [fellow Harvard Law professor] / with my warm / regards / FF"
Book No.:
W-78141
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Supreme Court
Author:
Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux [bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogatiue collected out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23223 and 23217
Publisher:
In AEdibus Richardi Tottelli [and] Imprinted by Richard Totthil, London, 1583 & 1590.
Description:
Early editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" on royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship, idiots, insane persons, escheats, and wrecks, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, centered blind lozenges, bookplate of Lord Halifax dated 1702, repairs to the first blanks, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78287
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
Author:
Title:
The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3. For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1673.
Description:
A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:
Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78711
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
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
Author:
Hutton, Richard
Title:
The Young Clerks Guide: Or, An Exact Collection of choice English Presidents . . . For all sorts of Indentures, Letters of Atturney, Releases, Conditions [bound with] The Second Part Of the Young Clerks Guide [etc.]. Wing H3849A and Not in Wing
Publisher:
Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [both works, London, 1658 & 1657.
Description:
Rare editions (one seemingly unrecorded) of the spectacularly popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions recorded in ESTC by 1689--one and no copies in ESTC here
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt-lettered, discreetly ex-library, the first work lacking three gatherings, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78422
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books
 
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:
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:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Constitutionis: or, the Gentleman's Law. Being A Compleat Treatise of all the Laws and Statutes relating to the King and the Prerogative of the Crown; the Nobility; and House of Lords . . . And Also, An Introduction to the Common Law of England [etc]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling . . . for B. Lintot, London, 1719.
Description:
First edition of a work for which Jacob claimed he had consulted over one hundred authorities, praised by Holdsworth as "a learned book . . . the idea of making such a book was original; and the main features of the constitution are set out"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, extra gilt, gilt crests ("Mea Gloria Fides"), rubbed, the lower spine just chipped, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78916
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Title:
Paper Relating to the Prisons in Dublin. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 30 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:
London, 1819.
Description:
A rare report in the form of a letter describing with particularity Dublin's Newgate prison, closed in 1863 and demolished thirty years later; with comparisons of Bridewell and Smithfield prisons and a detailed plan of Newgate's three storys
Condition:
Modern 1/4 cloth over decorated boards, printed paper label, a very good clean copy, 10 pages+plan of Newgate; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77115
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Author:
Butterworth, Henry (comp.)
Title:
A Catalogue of Law Books, in General Use, of The Best Editions; Intended as a Guide to purchasers of Legal Works. The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1820.
Description:
A rare early catalogue of Butterworth's, this copy, with its notations, seemingly used as preparation for the firm's third edition of 1823, organized by subject matter, priced with bindings, size, and editions noted; two copies in OCLC, one in COPAC
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, interleaved, occasional notations (see below); a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79171
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bibliography, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Title:
Exhibits, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Nos. 57-62. Productive Efficiency in the Western as Compared with the Eastern District [and five other exhibits; full titles gladly provided on request]
Publisher:
Superior Typesetting Co., Chicago, 1915.
Description:
Justice Brandeis' personal copy of six exhibits in the Western Arbitration Case, involving almost 100 western railroads and some 55,000 workers, each of the exhibits with his red-ink personal ownership stamp ("Property of Louis D. Brandeis")
Condition:
Black cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the elaborate library bookplate setting forth the presentation to it by Justice Brandeis
Book No.:
W-76105
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Supreme Court, Railroads
Author:
Buller, Francis
Title:
An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. The Second Edition, with Large Additions
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
The work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country and not at Westminster; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, crimson morocco label, gilt, very lightly rubbed, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79391
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
First 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:
Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early annotations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-77970
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
conveyancing, legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
Pio Pico, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. Lazaro Martinez, Defendant and Respondent. In the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:
Mirror Printing, Binding and Ruling, Los Angeles, 1879.
Description:
A brief and transcript on appeal from a lower court decision to awaward only partial compensation to Pio Pico for damages supposedly inflicted when a business partner sold sheep and horses on loan and without prior conset from Pico
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, in very good condition; 12+7 pages
Book No.:
W-91839
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
The Tryal and Condemnation of Arundel Coke alias Cooke Esq; and of John Woodburne Labourer, for Felony, In Slitting the Nose of Edward Crispe Gent. Contrary to the 22 & 23 Car. II. cap. 1. intitled, An Act to prevent malicious Maiming and Wounding [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for John Darby . . . and Daniel Midwinter [etc.], London, 1722.
Description:
The first conviction obtained under the Coventry Act, unusually involving a barrister as one of two defendants, his argument that he sought to kill but only maimed rejected, the spirit of the statute said to have been met, with both men hanged
Condition:
Original ?self stabbed wraps, disbound with spotting and browning to some leaves, showing wear, else sound; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-91852
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Fac-simile Copy and Translation of ye Magna Carta Granted by King John in ye Year 1215
Publisher:
Printed . . . by J.L. Allday At ye "Shakspeare" Printing Works, Birmingham, 1880?.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing, the folding facsimile measuring about 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, a photo-lithograph in red ink, with the bookplate of Henry Robert Charles Martin, the Richmond Herald from 1928 to 1942; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:
Later green morocco folder, gilt, marbled front pastedown, the folding facsimile and text tipped in and the stiff card cover laid in; 8 pages
Book No.:
W-79068
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Magna Carta
 
Author:
Title:
Ventura County, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. Henry Clay, Co. Treasurer, and C.H. Bradley, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of Ventury County before judge B.T. Williams
Publisher:
People's Advocate Print, Ventura, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement against the county of Ventura which claimed the defendant made unlawful payments to various individuals. Attorneys for parties H.L. Poplin and Blackstock & Ewing
Condition:
Original sew printed wraps, very good copies; 25+16+17 pages
Book No.:
W-91801
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Jong, Fang-Ling
Title:
My Love Affair with Bookshops [Second Edition]
Publisher:
The Earth Geographic Publishing & Technology Co., Taipei, 2002.
Description:
The expanded edition of a special work first appearing in 1997 and, though its text is in Chinese, affording a view of Western bookshops through its color photography that is umatched in any language, with an emphasis on the eccentric and charming
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, as new; 253 pages
Book No.:
W-77140
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
Bibliography, CHINA
 
Author:
Title:
Rosa Haas, et al. Plaintiff and Respondent. vs. The Mutual Relief Association of Petaluma. Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County.
Publisher:
Jos. A. Cowen, Bookbinder and Printer, Petaluma, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a case involving a life insurance company that was taken to court after it refused to pay one of its policy holder's benefactors. Attorneys for parties Lippit and Lippitt
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 15+5+7 pages
Book No.:
W-91779
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Lane, Thomas
Title:
The Student's Guide through Lincoln's Inn: Containing an Account of that Honourable Society, the forms of admission, keeping terms, performing exercises, call to the bar
Publisher:
Prrinted fo T. Lane, by Ellerton and Henderson, London, 1814.
Description:
A guide for "gentlemen desirous of being acquainted with the rules by which the societies of the inns of court are regulated." With a map engraving of the grounds, an engraved title page and two plates of facsimilar signatures of notable individuals
Condition:
Publsher's boards, untrimmed; pages toned and spotted, spine label chipped, joints split but holding
Book No.:
W-91856
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Inns of Court
 
Author:
Title:
The George W. White Geology Collection Including American Travel & Exploration
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 1983.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 362 lots; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-92001
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Bellewe, Richard
Title:
Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478; S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, quite unevenly darkened, the variant with the arms of Lincoln's Inn on the verso of the title; without the colophon if called for
Book No.:
W-79127
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Title:
National Carriage Manufacturing Companym Plaintfill and Appellant, vs. Story & Isham Commercial Co., a corporation, and Adella B. Story, Defendants, Adella B. Story, Defendant and Respondent. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego County
Publisher:
Press of Gould, Hutton & Co., San Diego, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement in regards to responsibility of unpaid debt after the sale of a company. Attorneys for parties Haines & Ward, Works & Works and McDonald & McDonald
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 42+20+12+32 pages
Book No.:
W-91802
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Liber Placitandi. A Book of Special Pleadings: Containing Precedents of Pleas in Abatement, Declarations, Barrs, Replications, Rejoynders, Demurrers, Issues, and Judgments, In the now most Common and Ordinary Actions [etc.]. Wing L1951A. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. Place, and T. Basset [and thirteen others], London, 1674.
Description:
A pioneering work, "[t]he first book to classify torts as a separate category in the modern sense" in John Baker's words, distinguishing between nuisance, deceit, conversion, and negligence, all as part of "Actions sur le Case sur Torts General"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown calf over cloth boards, the title somewhat dusty, light browning, but a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77968
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
pleading, torts
 
Author:
Title:
Jas. T. Dunn, Plaintiff, vs. Charles Price and George Price, Defendants. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before judge J.W. McKinley
Publisher:
Wm. E. Ward, Printer, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal from judgement over the value and ownership of four horses and stable equipment. Attorneys for parties Wm. T. Kendrick, W.B. Mathews and Walter Bordell
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, ink stains, very good copies; 25+5+6+26 pages
Book No.:
W-91795
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Before the Peers in Westminster-Hall, on Thursday the 4th of April 1678. Wing T2209. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1679.
Description:
A fine example of the peculiarities of English law, the Earl, indicted for murder, claiming his right to be tried by his peers in the House of Lords, is there convicted of manslaughter only, and so invokes his privilege of peerage and is discharged
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, re-sewn and repaired, ink squiggles, notations and markings on the title, else a good clean copy; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76192
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, House of Lords, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Ship Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with Several New Adjudged Law Cases, and Abstracts of the Most Important Acts; Among Which are the Navigation Acts, Smuggling Acts, Manifest Act [etc.]. Eighth Edition
Publisher:
Printed, in Gateshead, by and for D. Akenhead and Sons [etc.], Newcastle upon Tyne, 1800.
Description:
A rare, provincially printed, highly practical work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, bottomry, salvage, average, and arbitration, inter alia, with much on law and legislation
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, else quite clean and usable, the Taussig copy; no copy in ESTC, two in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78470
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
maritime law, international law, criminal 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:
Title:
The Sporting Library of Richard F. Twining with Additions
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, 1999.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, 379 lots in 37 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91977
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Title:
A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 1679.
Description:
The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:
Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:
W-76119
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
Author:
Comyns, John
Title:
Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer: To which are added Some Special Cases in the Court of Chancery . . . In the Reigns of King William, Queen Anne, King George the First, and his Present Majesty
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London, 1744.
Description:
First edition of the reports of Comyns, a serjeant and judge, compared favorably by Holdsworth ("far fuller and more illuminating") and published from Comyns' manuscript as translated by his nephew of the same name from Comyns' original Law French
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a superior copy with the frontispiece, from the Macclesfield Library with the signature of Thomas Clarke
Book No.:
W-77752
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
 
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:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:
Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England
Book No.:
W-76282
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military 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:
Burn, Richard
Title:
The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. The Second Edition, with the Statutes and adjudged Cases continued to the present Time. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1756.
Description:
First revision of the most popular work ever written on justices of the peace (first appearing the year before) at the height of their power in the mid-eighteenth century, with a contemporary manuscript table of contents on the blanks of each volume
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the rear joint of the second volume just cracked but quite firm, else especially bright and clean; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-78444
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Gurney (rptr.), Joseph
Title:
The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of an Information Exhibited ex Officio by the King's Attorney-General Against Thomas Paine For a Libel upon the Revolution and Settlement of the Crown . . . and also upon the Bill of Rights . . . and upon the King [etc.]
Publisher:
Sold by Martha Gurney, No. 128, Holborn-Hill, London, 1793.
Description:
First edition of the most extensive account of the trial of Thomas Paine, including Erskine's famed if futile defense, emphasising the crucial difference between mere words and words designed to incite illegal action (and so anticipating Holmes)
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, without the final two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78202
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Salmon, Thomas
Title:
A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London, 1738.
Description:
A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, rubbed, definite browning and foxing, but a sound usable copy
Book No.:
W-76691
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Revival of Comparative Law. Setaro 176
Publisher:
Tulane University College of Law, New Orleans, 1930.
Description:
The rare separate printing of the substance of Dean Pound's address delivered at the annual convention of the Louisiana Bar Association in Monroe, Louisiana, April 26, 1930; three copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original green stapled wraps, a very good copy, reprinted from the Tulane Law Review, Volume V, Number 1 of December 1930
Book No.:
W-79168
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Comparative Law
Author:
Wood, Thomas
Title:
An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in their Natural Order, according to Common Use. Seventh Edition [bound with] Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England. Fourth Edition [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by E. and R. Nutt, London, 1745 & 1734.
Description:
A later edition of the principal work examining English law between Finch and Blackstone, with the last edition of Wood's "Thoughts" in which he "made a strong plea for the inclusion of the common law into the curriculum at Oxford and Cambridge"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding, clean and well-margined; no copy of these two works together recorded after 1734
Book No.:
W-78006
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Cosin, Richard
Title:
An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall . . . Respectiuelie submitted to the graue iudgements of the reuerend Iudges and other Sages of the Common lawe: of Iudicious Professors of the Viuill lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 5821; Beale T249
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The much expanded, final edition of Cosin's most important work, "the standard defence of the jurisdiction of the church courts and high commission" and a major contribution to his distinguished career at the apex of the ecclesiastical court system
Condition:
Later calf, quite rubbed, light browning, the top margin cut close (a few running heads affected, but not legibility), sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78903
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Bridgman, Richard Whalley
Title:
The Law of Charitable Uses, As Laid Down and Digested by George Duke, Esq. in 1676, Together with the Learned Readings of Sir Francis Moore . . . Particularly Adapted to the Use of Every Professor of the Law, As Well As All Bishops, Cathedrals [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Sons, Portugal-street, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1805.
Description:
Only edition of Bridgman's treatise, building on two pioneering glosses of the seminal Elizabethan statute on charities, with particular attention to the Mortmain Act of 1736, which fundamentally affected charitable gifts of land for over a century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Inner Temple Library with its internal stamps, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76816
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
charities
Author:
Hudson, John
Title:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England, concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78486
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
The Whole Proceeding upon the Arraignment, Tryal, Conviction and Attainder of Christopher Layer, Esq; for High Treason, in Compassing and Imagining the Death of the King, In the Court of King's Bench [together with seventeen related works]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner [imprints vary], London, 1722-23.
Description:
An extensive sammelband collecting the essential contemporary works documenting the failed Jacobite uprising of 1722, leading to the trial and execution of Layer (and others) and the banishment of Francis Atterbury, the Bishop of Rochester
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, staining to some works and some browning, yet altogether easily usable; further details gladly provided
Book No.:
W-76239
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout, and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:
Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London, 1796.
Description:
Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting, achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction, forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy; with the half title
Book No.:
W-79219
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Cummings, Homer and Carl McFarland
Title:
Federal Justice, Chapters in the History of Justice and the Federal Executive
Publisher:
Macmillan Company, New York, 1937.
Description:
Carl McFarland's personal copy of "the principal secondary historical work on the Attorney General", with his ownership stamp in red ink ("Carl McFarland") on the front pastedown, and an informal sheet outlining the work in pencil laid in
Condition:
Original red cloth, gilt, rubbed, the spine moreso and somewhat faded, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-77274
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Supreme Court, courts
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:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78799
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Fearne, Charles
Title:
An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises [with] Copies of Opinions Ascribed to Eminent Council [etc.]. The Fifth Edition, with Notes and Comments, By John Joseph Powell, Esq; Barrister at Law [etc.]. Two Volumes [Complete]
Publisher:
[1] H. Watt [2] John Exshaw and John Rice, Dublin, 1794-1796.
Description:
The rare, final Irish edition of a truly modern legal treatise, a "classic [written by] one of the great real property lawyers of [the 18th] century", in Holdsworth's words; one copy of volume one in the British Isles in ESTC, none of volume two
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, light browning and foxing; Thomas Settle's copy with his ownership signatures and bookstickers
Book No.:
W-79026
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Probating, Wills
 
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:
Stoughton, William
Title:
An Abstract, of Certain Acts of parliament: of certaine her Maiesties Iniunctions: of certain Canons, Constitutions, and Synodalles prouinciall: established and in force, for the peaceable gouernment of the Church [etc.]. S.T.C. 10394. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Waldegrave, London, 1583.
Description:
Part and parcel of the first substantial, organized Puritan opposition to the oath ex-officio and the High Commission, prompted specifically by Archbishop Whitgift's Twenty-Four Articles seeking to impose uniformity of liturgical observance
Condition:
Modern black morocco, all edges gilt, cut somewhat close with some running heads and catchwords shaved, the text unaffected, some browning; a good copy
Book No.:
W-76910
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Wade, John
Title:
A Treatise on the Police and Crimes of the Metropolis; Especially Juvenile Delinquency, Female Prostitution, Mendicity, Gaming, Forgery . . Also an Account of the Courts of Justice and Prisons of London; And . . . the Causes of the Increase of Crime &c.
Publisher:
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1829.
Description:
Only edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, and a great admirer of Bentham, who provided funds to establish Wade's newspaper
Condition:
Modern green cloth, ex-library, one preliminary leaf loose, else a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77344
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, Police, women's law, Gambling, Forgery, prisons
Author:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse [etc.], London, 1887.
Description:
First edition of one of Maitland's earliest works and one which Vinogradoff called "a model of its kind", privately printed at Maitland's expense, and providing us with the raw data upon which Bracton worked in constructing his famed treatise
Condition:
Original cloth gilt, lightly worn, discreetly ex-Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane, a few hinges cracking, largely uncut; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78082
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Foss, Edward
Title:
Biographia Juridica, A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of England, From the Conquest to the Present Time, 1066-1870
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1870.
Description:
Still the principal biographical source for the study of the English judiciary, distilled and expanded from Foss's 'Judges of England', a work Holdsworth termed "of the greatest value to legal historians, principally for the biographies"
Condition:
Original embossed cloth, gilt, quite rubbed and unevenly faded, the front hinge cracked, else a usable copy
Book No.:
W-76919
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Gresley, Richard Newcombe
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in the Courts of Equity. Cohen 5069
Publisher:
P.H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, Law Booksellers [etc.], Philadelphia, 1837.
Description:
First American edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law of evidence in the courts of equity, greatly different from the law of evidence in the common law courts, to remain so until the reforms of the 1873 Judicature Act
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco, gilt, rubbed and light browning, but a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77483
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Evidence, equity
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:
Thompson, Thomas Perronet
Title:
The "Greatest Happiness Principle" in Morals and Government, Explained and Defended. In Answer to the Edinburgh Review. Re-published from the Westminster Review, No. XXI; on the 1st Aug. 1829. Third Edition. Cohn 364; not in Chuo
Publisher:
T.C. Hansard, Printer . . . Sold by Robert Heward [etc.], London, 1829.
Description:
The first part of the defense of the central principle of Bentham's utilitarianism, "[e]ach debater proved himself brilliant in the . . . style of the period", responding to contributions by James Mill and T.B. Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review
Condition:
Later plain wraps, the original tract laid in, the title and last leaf dusty, 16 pages; with the Cruikshank engraving taking up most of the title page
Book No.:
W-77375
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
philosophy of law
 
Author:
Title:
A.H. Carpenter, plaintiff and appellant, vs. W.B. Nutter et al., defendants and respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Joaquin County before Judge Joseph H. Budd
Publisher:
T.W. Hummel, printer, Stockton, 1898.
Description:
Four briefs and transcript on appeal from dismissal of malicious prosecution action, affirmed. Attorneys Carpenter & Flack, A.H. Ashley, Nicol & Orr and W.M. Gibson
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, writing on back cover, very good copies; 18+5+6+9+7 pages
Book No.:
W-91820
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Justice at Nuernberg. A Pictorial Record of the Trial of Nazi War Criminals by the International Tribunal at Nuernberg, Germany, 1945-46. Photographed by Charles W. Alexander, Director of Photography for the Trial. Text by Anne Keeshan
Publisher:
Marvel Press, n.p., 1946.
Description:
A stunningly visual work, full-page photographs complemented by text on facing pages, portraying the trial's preparation, and the trial itself; Robert H. Jackson, termed it "a faithful and vivid record of the Nuernberg trial"
Condition:
Original pictorial wraps, spiralbound; 187 pages; wrappers dusty and toned but otherwise a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91880
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Nuremberg
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Difficiles Nugae; Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian Experiment, and The various Solutions of the same, especially touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. Wing H238
Publisher:
Printed by W. Godbid, for William Shrowsbury [etc.], London, 1674.
Description:
First edition of one of Hale's few published scientific works, disputing the theories of Descartes and Robert Boyle, relying in significant part upon Aristotle, and evidencing his "chosen public statement of the correct approach to the natural world"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, Gloddaeth Library bookplate, effaced signature of ?Thomas Mostyn on title, ?later label; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78222
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Science and the law
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:
Modern Illustrated & Press Books
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, New York, 1982.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 536 lots; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-92006
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Goebel, Jr., et al (eds.), Julius
Title:
The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton, Documents and Commentary. Five Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1964-81.
Description:
The highly praised edition of Hamilton's miraculously surviving law papers, printing for the first time his treatise on New York practice, his law register and cashbook, and providing us with eye-opening glimpses of his practice, civil and criminal
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good set in slightly worn dustjackets
Book No.:
W-77137
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
biography, 18TH CENTURY
 
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:
Title:
The City of San Diego, Plaintiff and Appellant, vs. T.J. Higgins John P. Clabrough and L.R. Kirby, Trustee, Defendants and Respondents. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Diego County
Publisher:
Stenhouse & Co., Book and Job Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs from a case involving unpaid property taxes to the city of San Diego. Attorneys for parties William H. Fuller and Clarence L. Barber
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 42+35 pages
Book No.:
W-91777
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octaui . . . at his parliament holden at Westminster . . . hath do to be ordeined, made, and enacted certaine statutes and ordinaunces in maner & fourme folowyng [1510]. S.T.C. 9360.5 [including this copy]; Beale S114
Publisher:
Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Powell, London, 1563?.
Description:
The acts of Henry VIII's first parliament, strengthening the rule of law by condemning the actions of Empson and Dudley in Henry VII's reign [c.12] and repealing the trial of non-capital statutory offences upon information without indictment [c.6]
Condition:
Modern unlettered cloth, rubbed and somewhat worn, a good copy with ample margins and the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79308
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
A Catalogue of the Law Library of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Second Edition. Cohen 1814
Publisher:
Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, Printers to the University, Cambridge, 1841.
Description:
The copy of the much expanded catalogue of the Harvard Law School Library once that of William Wetmore Story, marking its growth under his father, Joseph Story, and Simon Greenleaf, with Story's bookplate ("William W Story") on the front pastedown
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over the original marbled boards, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76392
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
libraries, Bibliography
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
A Grand Abridgment of the Common and Statute Law of England . . . Very usefull and beneficiall for all persons whatsoever that desire to have any knowledge in the said Laws. In Four Parts [in Two Volumes, Complete]. Wing S3188; Cowley 167. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher, J. Streater, and B. Twyford [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
Sheppard's last work and, with his earlier abridgment (upon which this work is based), a pioneering one, the first to be in English and the first, in Holdsworth's words, to consist of "scientifically constructed treatises on all branches of the law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, some foxing and browning, yet still a good usable set
Book No.:
W-77937
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Title:
Diversite de Covrtes lour iurisdictions et alia necessaria et vtilia. S.T.C. 10953; Beale T129; McKerrow & Ferguson 53
Publisher:
Nicholas Hill for Henry Smith?, London, 1545.
Description:
The rare, final edition (and the only Smith printing) of one of just a handful of early English legal tracts, treating of royal and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench, Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy with ample margins and the occasional early annotation, four copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78988
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, courts
Author:
Maxwell, W. Harold [and others] (comps.)
Title:
A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations [1] English Law to 1800 [2] 1801 to 1954 [3] North America [4] Ireland [5] Scotland [6] Australia and New Zealand [7] The British Commonwealth. Second Edition. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Sweet and Maxwell Limited, London, 1955-64.
Description:
The original issuance of the best edition of what remains as the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking world and the former British Empire, excluding only this country post-independence and India, better known as 'Sweet and Maxwell'
Condition:
Original cloth, gilt, showing some wear, the first volume somewhat more than the others, yet a good usable set
Book No.:
W-76164
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Bibliography
Author:
Heale, William
Title:
An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his assertion . . . That it was lawfull for husbands to beate their wives [with] Henry Swinburne, A Treatise on Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts [etc.]
Publisher:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, worn, ex-library, a usable copy only, the 1608 and 1686 editions in facsimile; Classics of English Legal History
Book No.:
W-77901
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
women's law
 
Author:
Drinker, Henry S.
Title:
Legal Ethics
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1953.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-library with usual markings, lacking front endpaper; front hinge starting to split at foot. Text clean. A good working copy
Book No.:
W-91931
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Legal Ethics
 
Author:
Magath, Thomas B. (ed.)
Title:
The Medicolegal Necropsy, A Symposium Held at the Twelfth Annual Convention of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists [etc.]
Publisher:
Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1934.
Description:
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91810
Price:
$ 27.50
Category:
medicine, forensic medicine
Author:
Title:
The Contentes of this boke. Fyrste the boke for a Justice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a court Baron, or a lete [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Brevium [and] Carta Foedi [and] the kynge's Escheker [etc.]. S.T.C. 14877
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [imprints vary], London, 1544.
Description:
The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, all edges gilt, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Huntington Library duplicate, quite clean and even luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79387
Price:
$ 6750.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
The Jurisdiction of the Lords House, or Parliament, Considered According to Antient Records. To Which is Prefixed by . . . Francis Hargrave, Esq. an Introductory Preface, Including a Narrative of the Same Jurisdiction from the Accession of James the First
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies . . . in the Strand, London, 1796.
Description:
Sole edition of Hale's principal contribution to English constitutional law, praised by Maitland and Holdsworth ("a striking testimony to Hale's mastery of records"), proposing what were to become the modern judicial powers of the House of Lords
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, well preserved with notations and markings principally in lightish pencil throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79393
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Parliament, House of Lords, English constitutional law
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
A Collection of sundrie Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Booke cases and Bookes of Entries and Registers . . . Together with an Abridgement of the residue which be Expired [etc.]. S.T.C. 9328. Folio
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1618.
Description:
First edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled polished calf, rubbed, neatly repaired, a very good, generously margined and especially bright copy
Book No.:
W-77868
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Travel, Americana Including Selections from the Library of William Maxwell Evarts, 19th & 20th Century American and British Literature
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 2000.
Description:
Original printed stapled wraps, 200 lots in 22 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Condition:
Book No.:
W-91995
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
 
Author:
Title:
In the Matter of the Estate of Pierre Clos, Deceased. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:
Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal involving a property which was mentioned in the will of a prominent early Los Angeles businessman and had fallen into disrepair. Attorneys for parties McKeeby & Appel, J. Brousseau and Geo. D. Blake
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, very good copies; 22+10+8+7 pages
Book No.:
W-91781
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1610.
Description:
First edition of a controversial work, viewed by the House of Commons as demonstrating James's attempt to effect unilaterally by proclamation acts requiring Parliamentary consent, leading to the voiding of those contended to be especially grevious
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite rubbed, some marginal worming; with an ?unrecorded "Books printed or sold by William Leak" on the rear pastedown
Book No.:
W-78271
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description:
Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his 'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78811
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
Author:
Greenberg, Jack
Title:
Litigation for Social Change: Methods, Limits and Role in Democracy. With an Introduction by Bernard H. Goldstein
Publisher:
Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York, 1974.
Description:
The Thirtieth Annual Benjamin N. Cardozo Lecture, in which Jack Greenberg (successor to Thurgood Marshall as head of the Legal Defense Fund) discusses three litigation campaigns--school segregation, welfare rights, and bail--and their limits
Condition:
Original crimson cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79003
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
legal reform
Author:
Title:
The Act of Tonnage & Poundage, and Rates of Merchandize, With The Further Subsidy; The Old Impost; The Additional Impost; And all other Duties relating to Her Majesties Customs, now Payable upon any sort of Merchandize Imported or Exported [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1702.
Description:
A massively detailed work evidencing the enormous revenue generating power of England's customs and excise, "the key to England's financial success" (in contradistinction to France), complemented by the pertinent statutes over the prior half century
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, especially clean and bright, with the errata leaf after the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79401
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlamente begon at Westminstre the fowerth daie of Nouembre [1547] . . . and from thens continued to the xxiiii daie of Decembre then next ensuing [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.3; Beale S218
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [etc.], Londini, 1548 [1553?].
Description:
The rare acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . . . worthy of a special place in the history of treason", ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony; this one of five copies in STC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, rubbed, some light staining and minor worming, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79204
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
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:
Lenoble, Jacques and Marc Maesschalck
Title:
Toward a Theory of Governance, The Action of Norms
Publisher:
Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2003.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed boards, as new, still in the publisher's shrinkwrap
Book No.:
W-79249
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
international law, natural law
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510] [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary], London, 1539-1562.
Description:
A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79347
Price:
$ 20000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Title:
Crim. Con. 10,000[pounds] Damages. Smeeton's Edition of the Trial between The Right Hon. Lord Borringdon and Sir A. Paget, K.B. for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife . . . Before W. Burchall, Esq. and a Special Jury [etc.]. Cohn 85
Publisher:
Published by G. Smeeton, 18, James Street, Long Acre, London, 1808.
Description:
Conjecturally Sir Walter Scott's copy ["Walter Scott His Book / July 29 1808"] of a rare account of a "considerable scandal", Paget having eloped with Borringdon's wife, whom Paget then married two days after her divorce; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Later cloth, gilt lettered, some foxing, but sound, with the frontispiece--"A Scene in Kensington Garden"-- possibly partly George Cruikshank's work
Book No.:
W-79052
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Author:
Gentili, Alberici
Title:
Regales Disputationes tres: idest, De potestate Regis absoluta. De vnione Regnorvm Britanniae. De vi ciuium in Regem semper iniusta. Nunc primum in lucem editae. S.T.C. 11741 (variant)
Publisher:
Apud Guilielmum Antonium, Hanoviae, 1605.
Description:
The rare variant printing (with Gentili's dedication to James I) of the work significantly modifying Gentili's views on absolutism and on the right of rebellion as set forth in his 'De Iure Belli', supporting Bodin and likely influential upon Hobbes
Condition:
Modern brown calf, blind ruled and gilt lettered, some browning else well preserved, no copy in OCLC in North America or in the UK; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79231
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
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:
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:
Brown, William
Title:
Entring Clerk's Vade Mecum. Being an Exact Collection of Precedents For Declarations and Pleadings in most Actions; especially such as are brought For, or Against Heirs, Executors, or Adminstrators . . . Bills of Exchange . . . Assurance [&c]. Wing B5085
Publisher:
Printed by G. Sawbridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1678.
Description:
First edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, here reflecting his experience as chief protonotary of the Court of Common Pleas, taking entries from the royal courts' plea rolls, a subject "replete with learning" in John Baker's words
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, rubbed, but a sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79185
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
pleading
 
Author:
Title:
J. Murrieta, C.C. Cook, T.F. Phillips, and M.G. Willard, Plaintiffs and Respondents, vs. T.J. Fleming, Treasurer of Los Angeles County, State of California. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
Publisher:
Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description:
Transcripts from four different cases against T.J. Fleming who refused to pay wages due to the four plaintiffs for services performed for the County of Los Angeles
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, very good copies; 10+10+9+9 pages
Book No.:
W-91775
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
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:
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:
Nowell, Alexander and William Day
Title:
A True report of the Disputation or rather priuate Conference had in the Tower of London, with Ed. Campion Iesuite, the last of August 1581. Set downe by the Reuerend learned men them selues that dealt therein [etc.]. S.T.C. 18744. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1583.
Description:
The record, prepared by two Anglican bishops, of the four day examination of Campion, the Jesuit martyr tortured, tried, and executed, cast in a form resembling a trial transcript designed to capture the religious debate as it actually occurred
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, a bit rubbed, light browning, very occasional staining, light pencilling, with the errata and the colophon leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78647
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Religion
 
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:
Zamora, Stephen and Ronald A. Brand (eds.)
Title:
Basic Documents of International Economic Law. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Commerce Clearing House, Chicago, 1990.
Description:
Eight parts, including Regulation of International Trade, Finance, and Foreign Investment; Protection of Intellectual Property Rights; Regional Economic Organizations; Instruments Governing Private Commercial Transactions, Litigation, and Arbitration
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a trifle rubbed, else a very good set; John Norton Moore's copy, with his ownership signatures in both volumes
Book No.:
W-78423
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
international law, economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xix. day of March, in the first yeere of the Raigne [together with four further volumes of Parliamentary legislation of James I]. S.T.C. 9500.6, 9502.5, 9505, 9506 and 9507.5
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description:
A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:
Modern 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, minor marginal worming, occasional early annotations, sound and usable; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78439
Price:
$ 4000.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, patents, Parliament
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausum seu de Dominio Maris Libri Duo [with] Boxhorn, Apologia Pro navigationibus Hollandorum [with] Tractatus Mutui Commercii & navigationis inter Henricum VII [Intercursus Magnus of 1496] [etc.]. S.T.C. 22176; Ter Meulen et Diermanse 57
Publisher:
Iuxta Exemplar Will. Stanesbeii pro Richardo Meighen [false], London [Amsterdam?], 1636.
Description:
An early edition of Selden's signal contribution to international law, for which he became known as the "English Grotius"; the import of this edition was proscribed by Royal proclamation, the two appended works conflicting with Selden's thesis
Condition:
Modern calf, light browning, else a very good copy; two engraved maps, two full page woodcuts and other illustrations, the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78199
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, Acts, international law, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Social and Economic Problems of the Law. Setaro 159
Publisher:
American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, 1928.
Description:
Dean Pound's contribution to the issue of The Annals entitled "Progress in the Law", that issue devoted to "a discussion of some of the tendencies . . . to adapt law to the changing conditions of our modern social and economic life"
Condition:
Original printed stapled self wraps, reprinted from the Academy's "The Annals" Publication No. 2119, nine pages; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78856
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
economics, legal reform, law and sociology
Author:
Title:
The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama. Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:
No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description:
The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:
Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79059
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
History of Eugene Aram, Who Was Convicted at York Assizes, of the Murder of Dan'l Clark of Knaresborough, Fourteen Years after the Crime was committed [and the] Singular and Talented Defence he made on his trial [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by W.&T. Fordyce, 15, Grey Street, Newcastle, 1840.
Description:
A rare account of the crime immortalized in Bulwer Lytton's novel 'Eugene Aram', "the first English novel in which sympathy is solicited for a real-life murderer", with parallels drawn to Stendhal; no print copy in OCLC, one copy in COPAC
Condition:
Modern gray sewn wraps, light browning, a small hole at the bottom of the last leave affecting a few words, else a very good untrimmed copy; 24 pages
Book No.:
W-77833
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Dalton, Michael
Title:
The Office and Authorities of Sheriffs: Gathered out of the Statutes, and Books of the Common Laws of this Kingdom. To which is added an Appendix or Supplement, containing a Collection of the Statutes touching Sheriffs [etc.]. Wing D153. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins [etc.], London, 1682.
Description:
A late 17th century edition (much expanded) of the first work on the sheriff at English law, comprehensively treating writs, returns, executions and other processes, and the sheriff's relation to the jury, his accounts and subordinates, inter alia
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, lightly rubbed and light browning, else well preserved with particularly ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78484
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
sheriffs
Author:
Title:
The Compleat Sheriff: Wherein is set forth, His Office and Authority . . . Likewise of Under-Sheriffs and Their Deputies . . . Together with the Learning of Bail Bonds . . . To which is added, The Office and Duty of Coroners [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt, Assignee of Edward Sayer [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
Second edition of one of the few early works on the sheriff (and the coroner), praised by Holdsworth as "cover[ing] a great deal of ground", with separate chapters on the jury, on habeas corpus, and on escapes; uncommon, six copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a bit of minor staining, else clean and well preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79515
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners, juries, habeas corpus, criminal law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238; Lauechli 551
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-78660
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Titles of Honor. Second edition. S.T.C. 22178
Publisher:
Printed by William Stansby for Richard Whitakers [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
Second edition of Selden's first major work, his monumental effort devoted to peerage law, heraldry and genealogy, appearing shortly after he was called to the bar, treating not only of England but of the ancient world and of foreign empires
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later label, initials "I B" in gilt on both boards, bottom of spine chipped and the title dusty, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-76792
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
law of heraldry
 
Author:
Title:
Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States. Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:
Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn, underlining and notations in black ink on some pages, a sound copy only; 52 pages
Book No.:
W-91835
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Title:
De Termino Hillarii. Anno xvii Edward tertii [through] De termino Michaelis Anno xxxix E. tertii] [1343-1355]. S.T.C. 9557; 9560; 9564; 9567; 9572; 9575; 9578; 9581. Beale R6; R9; R13; R16; R20; R23R26; R29. Folio
Publisher:
Richard Tottel [imprints vary], London, 1584-85.
Description:
A rare run of eight separately printed year books, reporting cases for most of the years of the earliest reign (of Edward III) for which we have early separately printed year books, including those years in which the Black Death swept over England
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, rubbed, brief annotations throughout, two leaves supplied from a later edition; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78163
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Year Books
 
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence, in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder
Publisher:
Sold by S. Hazard . . . J. Marshall . . . R. White [etc.], Bath [and] London, 1795.
Description:
An uncommon selection from Fielding's highly popular tract, vigorously promoted by him and "aptly called [a part of] Fielding's 'war against robbery and murder'", originally written just after the enactment of the Murder Act of 1752
Condition:
Original self-wraps, the sewing loose, some browning, else well-preserved, 12 pages; with the image of a prison and hanged prisoner on the title
Book No.:
W-76420
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, prisons
 
Author:
Title:
Modern Literature Property of The Estate of James Gilvarry
Publisher:
Swann Galleries, Inc, New York, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 516 lots; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-92002
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Foreign and Inland, as Administered in England and America; with Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2556
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1847.
Description:
The received edition of the commentary whose substance was at the heart of 'Swift v. Tyson', decided by a unanimous court whose opinion Story delivered, this edition expanded and based on Story's manuscript alterations and additions left at his death
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, but sound, a good clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77980
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Smith, John William
Title:
A Compendium of Mercantile Law. A New Edition. Greatly Enlarged and Revised Throughout from the Last English Edition. By James P. Holcombe and William Y. Gholson. Cohen BEAL 2449
Publisher:
D. Appleton & Company, 200 Broadway [etc.], New York, 1850.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, definite foxing, else a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-76202
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Commercial 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:
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:
Catalogue of The Law Library of the late James Steen of Eatontown, N.J. With a number of added lots o the same subject. To be sold at Auction Friday, November 25th 1910 . . . By The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, 20-24 East 20th Street, New York
Publisher:
The Merwin-Clayton Sales Company, New York, 1910.
Description:
The seemingly unrecorded auction catalogue of the extensive library of Steen, a Princeton graduate and provincial New Jersey lawyer, with substantial sections of both New Jersey and New York law and law books from the 16th to the 20th centuries
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a trifle faded, else a very good copy, 437 lots in 30 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79258
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Halkerston, Peter
Title:
A Treatise on the History, Law, and Privileges of the Palace and Sanctuary of Holyroodhouse [etc.]
Publisher:
MacLachlan and Stewart, 62, South Bridge [etc.], Edinburgh, 1831.
Description:
Only edition of the work written by the lawyer who served as the bailie of the Abbey, founded in 1128 (its palace still the residence of Queen Elizabeth II one week a year), appearing when its sanctuary remained important for debtors
Condition:
Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of Hew Dalrymple on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-77220
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Finch, Henrie
Title:
Law, or, A Discourse Thereof, in foure Bookes. Written in [Law] French by Sir Henrie Finch . . . And done into English by the same Author. S.T.C. 10871
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London.
Description:
First edition in English of "the pioneer book of the institutes of English law", the edition influencing subsequent writers, praised by Blackstone, and "copied, epitomised and paraphrased [and] recommended to students for the next two centuries"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, the original spine laid down, light browning, else very clean and crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79357
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English Law
 
Author:
Title:
Golf Books Duplicates from the United States Golf Association Museum and Archives
Publisher:
PBA Galleries, San Francisco, 2002.
Description:
Condition:
original printed wraps, 356 lots in 91 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-91984
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Croke, George
Title:
The Reports of Sir George Croke Knight; Late, One of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench; and Formerly, One of the Justices of the Court of Common Bench . . . Revised, and published in English, By Sir Harebotle Grimston [etc.]. Wing C7014. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by J.S. and are to be sold by the Stationers of London, London, 1657.
Description:
One of two first printings of the part of Croke's Reports first to be published, covering all of the reign of Charles I, "approached . . . within the tradition of Plowden and Coke" and reflecting Croke's habits of study perfected over fifty years
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled unlettered calf, rubbed, the joints just cracking and the spine varnished, a usable copy; with the portrait
Book No.:
W-78065
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
reports of cases, Manuscripts
Author:
Pollock, Frederick and F.W. Maitland
Title:
The History of English Law, Before the Time of Edward I. Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1952.
Description:
A mid-20th century reissue of a classic, the 'opus mirabile' which remains the starting point in the study of medieval English law, written largely by Maitland in his luminous style, "plac[ing] the earlier English legal history upon a new foundation"
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-78819
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79330
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Hampson, George Francis
Title:
A Short Treatise Endeavouring to Point Out The Means by Which Those Who Accept the Situation of Trustees May Perform Their Duties Without Incurring Responsibility
Publisher:
Printed for A. Maxwell, Law Bookseller, Bell-Yard, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1825.
Description:
First edition of an uncommon work, and seemingly the first devoted exclusively to the duties and responsibilities (and liabilities) of a voluntary trustee at English law, with a particular focus on fiduciary duty, breach of trust, and negligence
Condition:
Original printed boards, quite rubbed, the front joint fraying, else a very good, fresh, untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-76358
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trusts and estates
 
Author:
Lacointa, Felix
Title:
Considerations sur les Bagnes
Publisher:
Les libraires du Palais-royal, Paris, 1823.
Description:
A rare contribution to the early 19th-century debate about prison reform, gathering together and advocating several measures to be adopted and urging rehabilitation when prisons were no longer merely a waystation to trial or to the gallows
Condition:
Modern wraps, repaired, some foxing and staining, a usable copy only, 44 pages, with the 1/2 title; 3 copies in OCLC, none in North America
Book No.:
W-91824
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Author:
Gaffney, Paul Lawrence
Title:
Ronald Dworkin on Law and Interpretation. A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the School of Philosophy Of the Catholic University of American In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Publisher:
Privately Printed, District of Columbia, 1990.
Description:
The copy of Dr. Gaffney's doctoral thesis presented to the Director of his thesis committee, Antonio S. Cua, anticipating Dr Gaffney's 1996 monograph on Dworkin, "Ronald Dworkin on Law As Integrity: Rights As Principles of Adjudication"
Condition:
Original oversized blue buckram, gilt, double-spaced typescript, 309 pages, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77940
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Barrington, Daines
Title:
Observations on the Statutes, Chiefly the More Ancient, From Magna Charta to The Twenty-first of James the First, Ch. xxvii [1624]. With an Appendix; Being A Proposal for new modelling the Statutes. The Third Edition, With Considerable Additions. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols [etc.], London, 1769.
Description:
A family copy of one of the foremost works of eighteenth century English law reform, with the booksticker of Viscount Barrington (of which there were eleven) on the front pastedown, Barrington himself a younger son of the first Viscount
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, else a very good, clean copy, with ample margins
Book No.:
W-77841
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, Acts, Magna Carta
Author:
Robinson, William
Title:
The Magistrate's Pocket-Book; Or, an Epitome of the Duties and Practice of a Justice of the Peace, Out of Sessions
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Hunter, Law Bookseller . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1825.
Description:
First edition of the most successful work of a notable Middle Temple barrister, arranged alphabetically and of sufficient merit to lead to an edition subsequently undertaken by John Frederic Archbold titled "Dr. Robinson's Magistrate's Pocket-Book"
Condition:
Modern brown cloth, gilt-lettered, a bit dusty and a number of early annotations; a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-76364
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace
Author:
Yonge, Walter
Title:
A Vade Mecum, or, Table, Containing the Substance of such Statutes; Wherein Any one, or more Justices of the Peace are inabled to Act . . . Together With an Epitome of Mr. Stamford's Pleas of the Crown. The Sixth Edition. Wing Y95 [under "Young"]
Publisher:
Printed for Rich. Best, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description:
Penultimate edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and only early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, its first part detailing in double columns offences and penalties, with provision for manuscript additions
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, the bottom of the spine chipped, clasps lacking, yet a good fresh copy, with both the first and last blanks
Book No.:
W-77303
Price:
$ 875.00
Category:
justices of peace, criminal law
Author:
Herbert, W[illiam]
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With a Concise History of English Law
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:
Early 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges and pastedowns, all edges gilt, quite rubbed, else a good, large-paper (20.5x26.5mm) copy
Book No.:
W-78228
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Inns of Court
Author:
Adye, Stephen Payne
Title:
A Treatise on Courts Martial. To Which is Added, An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. The Third Edition, With Additions and Amendments [with the 1785 dated title page; seven copies in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, London, 1785.
Description:
A rare early edition of the first work devoted primarily to the English law of courts martial and the last published in Adye's life, becoming "the standard work for military judicial practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, light foxing and browning, moreso to the first and last leaves, a very good copy with the advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78870
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts martial
Author:
Keyser, Henry
Title:
The Law Relating to Transactions on the Stock Exchange
Publisher:
Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description:
Only edition of a work written on the eve of the dramatic half-century transforming the London Stock Exchange, expanding its transactions beyond government and railway securities to commercial and industrial stocks safeguarded by limited liability
Condition:
Original cloth, neatly rebacked, printed paper label, some browning and general wear, else a good copy; with a 16 page Butterworth catalogue appended
Book No.:
W-76854
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
economics, Law and the stockmarket
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Conflict of Laws, Foreign and Domestic, in Regard to Contracts, Rights, and Remedies and Especially in Regard to Marriages, Divorces, Wills, Successions, and Judgments. Fourth Edition. Revised . . . and Greatly Enlarged. Cohen 2728
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1852.
Description:
The book Story felt his "best law work", an instant classic upon which Horace Gray opined Story would lay "his highest claim as a jurist"; this edition, by Edmund H. Bennett, relies on the last upon which Story wrote, new material added in brackets
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, unevenly darkened, else a good clean copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-77166
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
conflict of laws
 
Author:
Gluckman, Max
Title:
The Ideas in Barotse Jurisprudence. Foreword by Charles L. Black, Jr.
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1965.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, the fore-edge foxed, gift inscription, else a very good copy in the dustjacket; the Storrs Lectures on Jurisprudence for 1963
Book No.:
W-77751
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
AFRICA, jurisdiction
 
Author:
Title:
Samuel Bernstein, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. John W. Downs, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Bernardino County before judge George E. Otis
Publisher:
John Flagg & Co., Steam Book And Job Printers, San Bernardino, 1895.
Description:
Transcript on appeal and three briefs from case involving a home-owner who refused to pay for street repairs adjacent to his lot. Attorneys for parties Chas. R. Gray
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, slight rubbing to edges, very good copies; 80+18+7+10 pages
Book No.:
W-91796
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Militia Old and New . . . Read All or None; and Then Censure. Wing M2052. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed 18 August 2642 [i.e. 1642], London, 1642.
Description:
Part of the great public debate in the summer of 1642, as "king and parliament . . . publish[ed] vast numbers of manifestoes setting forth their cases", contending that officials were to be appointed only by those over whom jurisdiction extended
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, title and three leaves (eight pages); a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76151
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
military law
 
Author:
Title:
In the matter of the Estate and Guardianship of Ralph G. Dow, A Minor. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County before Judge John L. Campbell
Publisher:
R.W. Pridham, Printer, Los Angeles, 1899.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal from order settling guardian's final account, affirmed, held account correct. Attorneys Flint & Barker and Jones & Weller
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, small ink stains, very good copies; 24+15+13+8 pages
Book No.:
W-91821
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134
Publisher:
Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester, 1790.
Description:
The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown
Condition:
Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set
Book No.:
W-79021
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
jurisprudence
 
Author:
Title:
Reclamation Projects Authorization and Adjustment Act of 1992
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; Public Law 102-575, Oct 30, 1992
Book No.:
W-91788
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
water law
Author:
Title:
Trial of Henry Fauntleroy, for Forgery, Together with His Execution &c. From a London Copy. Not in Cohen
Publisher:
Printed and Published at 121 Water-street, New York, 1825.
Description:
First American edition, seemingly unrecorded, of the trial stemming from "the most notorious of many frauds" in early 19th century England, leading to the reforms of the 1826 Banking Act; with Park and Garrow as judges, and Gurney for the defense
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light staining, else a good, untrimmed copy in original state, 36 pages; no copy in OCLC or other source consulted
Book No.:
W-78512
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
trials, Forgery, criminal law
 
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:
Dierkens, R.
Title:
Lichaam en Lijk, Raakpunten van Recht en Geneeskunde. Avec resume francais -- With summary in English. Met Voorwoord van Prof. Dr. Rene Dekkers
Publisher:
Uitgeverij Voor Rechts- en Bestuurswetenschappen die Keure, Brugge, 1962.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, a very good copy, 286 pages; Vlaamse Rechtskundige Bibliotheek (Nieuwe Reeks)
Book No.:
W-77797
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
medicine
 
Author:
Title:
Charles A. Lee, Appellant, Vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Respondent. From the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Judge W.H. Clark
Publisher:
Chas. W. Palm Co. Print, Los Angeles, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript on appeal from a judgement in favor of a cable car employee who was thrown from a vehicle and cited the companies lack of safety measures and was awarded several thousand dollars. Attorneys Cole & Cole and Bicknell & Trask
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps in very good condition; 32+18+12 pages
Book No.:
W-91845
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Justice, Alexander
Title:
A General Treatise of the Dominion of the Sea . . . With Several Discourses about the Jurisdiction and manner of Proceeding in the Admiralty of England . . . [with] Several Eminent Lawyers Opinions in important Marine Cases [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed for the Executors of J. Nicholson [etc.], London, 1710?].
Description:
One of the few substantial early works in English on maritime law, particularly valuable for its translations of the French laws of Louis XIV, the Rhodian sea laws, those of Oleron and Wisbuy and of the Hanse towns; with the folding frontispiece
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, the original extra gilt spine laid down, some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78366
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
maritime law, international law
Author:
Brooke, Robert
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie per le Iudge tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del common banke [with] La Secound part du Graunde Abridgement [etc.]. Two Volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3828; Beale R471 & R472
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottell Duodecimo die Octobris. 1576, London, 1576.
Description:
Second edition of one of the two great early abridgments of English law, providing access to the centuries of Year Book cases and medieval legal sources otherwise virtually inaccessible; a massive work with over 20,000 entries arranged alphabetically
Condition:
Modern calf, light browning, occasional early annotations, bookplate "Earl of Ellenborough's Heirlooms" with the book numbered noted; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78289
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
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:
Kelsen, Hans
Title:
Law and Peace in International Relations
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1942.
Description:
First edition of Kelsen's Holmes Lectures delivered at Harvard in 1941, significantly contributing to his reputation as "the only one of the major figures of modern analytical jurisprudence to have had a great deal to say about international law"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat rubbed and slightly chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-77185
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Primo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714 [until] the First Day of January 1715 [etc.]. Three Volumes in Two [complete]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1714-1716.
Description:
The legislation of the first Parliament of George I, including the long controversial Riot Act [c.5], not repealed until 1967 and initially potentially punishing by death any person of an assemblage of more than twelve not dispersing within the hour
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rubbed, the front joint of volume one cracked but firm, else quite clean with occasional notations; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79513
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno tricesimo septimo Henrici octaui. The acte concernyng the Subsidie graunted of the Temporaltee. S.T.C. 9414.9. Folio in 6's; sixteen unnumbered leaves
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti . . . Anno MDXLVII, London, 1547.
Description:
The seemingly unique copy of the printed subsidy act of Henry VIII's final parliament, its original not enrolled nor surviving, one which "brought in more money than any other of Henry's reign"; no copy in ESTC nor Beale, one in STC (this copy)
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a bit dusty and the occasional ink stain, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78688
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation for restraint of excessiue Carriages, to the destruction of the High Wayes. S.T.C. 9050
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The rare proclamation imposing limits of one ton, four horses and five oxen upon carriages, with offenders to be reported to the Attorney General, violations considered "general nuisances [to be] severely punished"; one copy in this country in ESTC
Condition:
Two sheets about 10x14 inches, staining and browning, repair to one lower margin (no text affected) now housed in a buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78742
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
law of highways
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:
Lecky, William Edward Hartpole
Title:
History of European Morals, From Augustus to Charlemagne. In Two Volumes
Publisher:
Longmans, Green, and Co., London, 1869.
Description:
Condition:
3/4 brown morocco over cloth boards, blind and gilt tooled, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very lightly rubbed; an attractive set
Book No.:
W-76384
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Author:
Evans (comp.), Thomas
Title:
Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, With Some of Modern Date; Now first collected, and reprinted from rare Copies and MSS. With Notes. Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Evans, in the Strand, London, 1784.
Description:
The set once that of William Blackstone, conjecturally Sir William Blackstone's third surviving son, born in 1769, with his armorial bookplate, resembling that of his more famous father (who died in 1780), found on the front pastedown of each volume
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, ex-Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts, a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-77417
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
 
Author:
Title:
Mark M. Meherin, Assignee in Insolvency of the California Steamship Company, an Insolvent Debtor, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. J.N. Saunders, Constable of the Fifth Judicial Township of Santa Barbara County, State of California, et al
Publisher:
Independent Job Printing House, Santa Barbara, 1895.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal before the California Supreme Court from the Superior Court of Santa Barbara County before judge W.B. Cope. Attorneys for parties included W.I. Nichols, Grant Jackson and Mich Mullaney.
Condition:
Original printed sewn wrappers, wear and smudging to spine, otherwise very good copies; 7+18+23+87 pages
Book No.:
W-91769
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Burn, John Ilderton
Title:
A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. Cohen 7055
Publisher:
Re-printed, for H. Caritat, no. 153, Broad-way [etc.], New-York, 1801.
Description:
Only American edition of a work by an Inner Temple barrister, dedicated to Sir James Park whose well-known treatise this work may be deemed to complement, the two being, respectively, the second and first works on the subject printed in this country
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked and repaired (and holding), some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76465
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
insurance law, maritime law
Author:
Title:
Articuli ad narrationes nouas pertin[entes] formati. S.T.C. 812; Beale T111
Publisher:
In edibus Richardi Pynsoni regii impressoris [etc.], London, 1525?.
Description:
The rare first edition of the medieval tract glossing and complementing both Natura Brevium and Novae Narrationes, all works central to early pleading and practice in the royal courts, this the only edition printed by Pynson; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, the spine gilt ruled and lettered, the title and table in facsimile, else textually complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78462
Price:
$ 6000.00
Category:
pleading
 
Author:
Title:
Books from the Collection of Hugh Morris with Selected Additions
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 2001.
Description:
Original printed stapled wraps, 330 lots in 37 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Condition:
Book No.:
W-91993
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Title:
The Whole Proceedings in the Trial of an Ejectment between Richard Goodright, on the Demise of Mary Done, Widow, against David Ackerley, Gentleman; at the Portmote Court of the City of Chester . . . Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Joseph Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by J. Fletcher [etc.], Chester, 1788.
Description:
The rare, sole report of a sensational trial involving a will executed by an allegedly insane testator unduly influenced by a menage a trois consisting of his wife, a paramour, and a key witness, with Erskine (unsuccessfully) for the defense
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, very worn, early tape labels hand lettered, first leaves stained at their inner margins, else clean; two copies in OCLC none in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78317
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, insanity, adultery
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter, Containing the genuine Signification of such obscure Words and Terms Used either in the Common or Statute Lawes of This Realm [etc.]. The Second Edition by Thomas Manley of the Middle-Temple. Cowley 175; Wing C6646. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq. [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Manley's final edition of Cowell's highly regarded law dictionary, the first entirely in English (first published in 1607) and, in Professor Coquillette's words, "the most intellectually exciting and controversial law dictionary ever published"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed and scraped, the first blank, title, and following leaf just frayed at the lower margin, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-78021
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
 
Author:
Title:
Geo. W. Ryan, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Clara Holladay, et al., Defendants and Respondents, Heber Ingle, as Administrator, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Riverside County before judge J.S. Noyes
Publisher:
Garrett & Smith, Printers, San Diego, 1895.
Description:
Two briefs and transcript from a case involving nonpayment of mortgage and foreclosure of property. Attorneys for parties Trippet & Neale and T.H. Ward
Condition:
Original sewn printed wraps, smudging, ink stains, very good copies; 35+11+9 pages
Book No.:
W-91785
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Author:
Archbold, John Frederick
Title:
The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Award, With Forms
Publisher:
William Henry Bond, 8 Bell Yard, London, 1861.
Description:
Only edition of the first work appearing after the 1854 legislation which introduced (in Holdsworth's words) "important reforms [and] laid the foundations for the further reform and restatement of the law", written in Archbold's eminently lucid style
Condition:
Original russet cloth, gilt-lettered, occasional light pencilling and a trace of foxing, else a very good copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-76746
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
arbitration
 
Author:
Hall (ed.), Margaret
Title:
Selected Writings of Benjamin Nathan Cardozo
Publisher:
Fallon Publications, New York, 1947.
Description:
The publication of Cardozo's collected writings, including the complete texts of his four major works, "The Nature of the Judicial Process", "The Growth of the Law", "The Paradoxes of Legal Science", and "Law and Literature", plus eight essays
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79466
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Supreme Court, philosophy of law
 
Author:
Title:
Charles S. Howard, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Eleanor B. Howard, Defendant and Appellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, tried before Judge D.K. Trask
Publisher:
Chas. W. Palm Co., Print, Los Angeles, 1899.
Description:
Three briefs and transcript on appeal from divorce decree granted husband on ground of desertion, affirmed by Supreme Court. Attorneys C.C. McComas and Porter & Sutton. No copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, ink stains and pencil marks, veryggood copies; 50+12+6+6 pages
Book No.:
W-91819
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
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:
Title:
Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted, certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge. S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description:
The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79315
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Anno XXIII H. VIII. The kynge our soueraygne lorde Henry the eight . . . at the sessions of his highe Courte of parlyament . . . holden at westmister . . . in the xxiii yere of his moste noble reigne [1532] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9373; Beale S143. Folio
Publisher:
Imprynted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet [etc.], London, 1538?.
Description:
A crucial session of the Reformation Parliament, one which (in G.R. Elton's words) "ushered in the full revolution which dominated the history of the 1530's", achieved the clergy's enforced submission, and removed the hope of a settlement with Rome
Condition:
Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, a touch of marginal worming, light browning, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78519
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
 
Author:
Title:
Mariana Moss Garcia, Plaintiff and Respondent, vs. Jose Antonio Garcia, Defendant and Apellant. On appeal from the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo County before Judge E.P. Unangst
Publisher:
Reasoner Printing Co., San Luis Obispo, 1899.
Description:
Transcript on appeal from a verdict in favor of a woman seeking financial assistance from her estranged husband who "deserted" her.
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, cover ink smudged, overall very good; 27 pages
Book No.:
W-91830
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Author:
Nolan, Michael
Title:
A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor. The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1808.
Description:
The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of Elizabeth I
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good set
Book No.:
W-76943
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
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 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, a small stain to the lower margin, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79310
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
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:
Bentham, George
Title:
Essai sur la Nomenclature et la Classification des Principales Branches d'Art-et-Science; Ouvrage Extrait du Chrestomathia de Jeremie Bentham
Publisher:
Bossange Frerres, Libraires, rue de Seine, No 12, Paris, 1823.
Description:
Sole edition of the work published under the name of Jeremy Bentham's nephew ("who worked extensively on his uncle's papers on logic and based on them a work of his own"), in which he translated those portions of Chrestomathia devoted to the subject
Condition:
Cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit of foxing, but a very good copy; with the half-title, a folding frontispiece and three tables on two folding leaves
Book No.:
W-76213
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Title:
An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description:
A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy, with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts; four copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76939
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
Author:
Coote, Charles
Title:
Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Eminent English Civilians, With an Historical Introduction Relative to the College of Advocates, and an Enumeration of the Whole Series of Academic Graduates Admitted to That Society [etc.]
Publisher:
Sold by G. Kearsley, Fleet-Street, London, 1804.
Description:
Only edition of a rare work and "the only work entirely devoted to the subject" [the history of the English Civilians] written and compiled by Dr. Coote (himself a member of Doctors' Commons) and "his most distinctive work"; six copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original marbled wraps, very worn, spine perished, a fragile copy in original state, the edges untrimmed and partly uncut; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-79280
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Doctors Commons, biography
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Uses and Trusts: Collected and Digested In a proper Order, from the Reports of adjudg'd Cases, in the Courts of Law and Equity, and other Books of Authority. Together with A Treatise of Dower [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Stagg [and four others], London, 1741.
Description:
One of two early editions of the treatise which Holdsworth observes "deals mainly with the medieaval use, and . . . the effects of the statute of Uses [of 1535]", complemented by Gilbert's pioneering exposition on trusts and by his treatise on dower
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked, some foxing to the edges, else very fresh and bright, with the errata and half-title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79508
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Dower
 
Author:
Title:
Conference Proceedings. National Conference On Law and Poverty Proceedings. Under the co-sponsorship of Honorable Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, Attorney General of the United States, and Honorable Sargent Shriver, Director, Office of Economic Opportunity
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1966.
Description:
With separate panels on "The Legal Needs of the Poor," "The Organization of Legal Services for the Poor," "Legal Services for the Rural Poor," "The Problems Posed for the Legal Profession" and a closing speech by Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Condition:
Original sewn stapled wraps, spine sunned else a very good copy; xvi, 200 pages
Book No.:
W-91869
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
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:
Title:
Anno XVIII Reginae Elizabethe. At this present Session of Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the viii day of February, in the xviii yeer [1576] of . . . Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9481 [three copies]; not in Beale
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . . Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1575o.s..
Description:
A rare printing of this Parliament's acts, including the act [c.3] in theory providing work and relief to the able-bodied and threatening the shiftless with Houses of Correction (ala London's Bridewell), and so introducing "a comprehensive Poor Law"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, quite stained, lacking the last three leaves, mainly marginal holes in other leaves, a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79369
Price:
$ 475.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Buller, Francis
Title:
An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for C. Bathurst [&c.], London, 1772.
Description:
First London edition of the work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the joints cracked but holding and the spine somewhat darkened, else very clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79509
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Brown, William
Title:
The Clerk's Tutor in Chancery; Giving true Directions by Authentick Precedents, How to draw Affidavits [and other instruments] as are now in use in that High and Honourable Court. To which is prefixt An Introduction [etc.]. The Second Edition. Wing B5080A
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Ed. Atkins [etc.], London, 1695.
Description:
A rare edition of one of Brown's many works, all practical, complementing his principal treatise on Chancery, the latter approved by Holdsworth as a work which "gives a good deal of information", as does this work; two copies in ESTC, not in EEBO
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, lightly worn, early paper label, a very good copy, with two slightly different imprimatur leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79150
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
equity, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Powell, Thomas
Title:
The Attourney's Academy: Or, The manner and Forme of proceeding . . . in any Court of Record [with] The Attorney's Almanacke [with] Arthur Agard, The Repertorie of Records . . . of the Chancery and Tower [etc.]. S.T.C. 20164 (variant?), 20165, and 194.1
Publisher:
[1 and 2] Printed for Benjamin Fisher; [3] B. Alsop [etc.], London, 1630, 31, 27.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, begun by Agard and then by Powell upon Agard's death (with Powell's useful works bound in), this copy once Thomas Astle's, the 18th century Keeper of the Records in the Tower
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, the first work lacking the four dedication leaves, else sound, possibly once Chief Justice Robert Wright's copy
Book No.:
W-78665
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
 
Author:
Fried, Charles
Title:
Contract as Promise, A Theory of Contractual Obligation
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket; with the Harvard Law Review review of Fried's work by P.S. Atiyah, a bit crumpled, laid in
Book No.:
W-77730
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
contracts
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:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Paradoxes of Legal Science
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1928.
Description:
First edition of one of Cardozo's three major works which, in their totality, Judge Posner has recently characterized as "the fullest statement of a jurisprudence of pragmatism that we possess"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in an unclipped, just-chipped dustjacket, inscribed by Cardozo ("Benjamin N Cardozo") in ink on the front blank
Book No.:
W-76761
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
Author:
Babington, Zachary
Title:
Advice to Grand Jurors in Cases of Blood . . . Asserting . . . that the Grand Jury ought to find it Murther, where their Evidence is that the Party intended to be Indicted had his Hands in Blood, and did kill the other Person [etc.]. Wing B248
Publisher:
Printed for John Amery at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1677.
Description:
First edition of Babington's only work, contending that grand juries must return "true bills" in all murder cases, mitigating circumstances to be left to the petit jury, "especially (in Holdsworth's words) in cases of homicide arising out of duels"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, somewhat rubbed, else especially clean and crisp, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79397
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
criminal law, Grand Jury Charges, juries, Law of Duels
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:
Title:
The Sporting Inventory of Fin n' Feather Gallery
Publisher:
Oinonen Book Auctions, Sunderland, MA, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 515 lots in 75 pages; with prices realized list laid in
Book No.:
W-92009
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Greene, J.G.J.
Title:
Land and Its Laws! A Few Observations upon the Evils Resulting from the Existing System of the Laws Relating to Real Property
Publisher:
James Ridgway, Piccadilly, London, 1850.
Description:
A rare reform tract written by an Inner Temple barrister in decidely strong language ("[t]he present abstruse and expensive system of conveyancing . . . as it came from the hands of priestcraft"), blaming the lawyers and advocating title registration
Condition:
Self-wraps, disbound, 10 pages, ?presentation copy: "Please take notice of the subject / vide your remarks in yesterday's paper"; no USA copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77017
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
legal reform, Real Property
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:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts: Wherein All the Questions relating to that Subject are ingeniously Debated and Resolved. Wing S6260. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by S. Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1686.
Description:
First edition of the first work on the English law of marriage, and one of Swinburne's two major works, written (in J.H. Baker's words) in "a felicitous informal style [contributing to] a reputation plac[ing] him in the ranks of the famous"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, very light browning, else quite crisp, with the bookplate of Charles Hedges dated 1702; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78939
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
marriage, women's law
Author:
Title:
A Publication of His Ma'ties Edict, and severe Censvre against Priuate Combats and Combatants; Whether within his Highnesse Dominions, or without; With the Seconds, Accomplices, and Adhaerents . . . For the[ir] necessary . . . preuention [etc.]. STC 8498
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker, London, 1614.
Description:
The work expanding upon and strengthening the arguments put forth in James's first official action seeking to stem the increase in duels in England, as his "reign marks the beginning in England of a concerted opposition to duelling"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, somewhat rubbed, else quite crisp, with the first blank and signature "A" and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79385
Price:
$ 1300.00
Category:
Law of Duels
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
A Discourse Pronounced at the Funeral Obsequies of John Hooker Ashmun, Esq., Royall Professor of Law in Harvard University, Before the President, Fellows, and Faculty, in the Chapel of the University. Cohen 1925
Publisher:
Brown, Shattuck, and Company, Booksellers to the University, Cambridge, 1833.
Description:
Story's tribute to the individual who had been his sole fellow faculty member at Harvard Law School, the two of them having successfully started the rejuvenation of the school only a few years before, setting it on the path to its future renown
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over green cloth boards, gilt, one vertical crease and a trace of foxing, else a very good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77719
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
biography, education
 
Author:
Gregory, William L.S
Title:
The Trial of the Pope of Rome, the Antichrist, or Man of Sin, Described in the Bible, for High Treason against the Son of God. Tried at the Sessions House of Truth . . . Taken in Short Hand by a Friend of St. Peter [etc.]. Second American Edition
Publisher:
Tappan and Dennet, 114 Washington Street, Boston, 1844.
Description:
The putative trial held before The Right Hon. Divine Revelation (Lord Chief Justice of His Majesty's Court of Equity), The Hon. Justice Reason (of the said Court), and The Hon. Justice History (of His Majesty's Court of Information)
Condition:
Original cloth backed boards, paper label, somewhat worn and stained, else a sound copy, with the frontispiece depicting the martyrdom of Cranmer
Book No.:
W-79261
Price:
$ 27.50
Category:
trials, Religion
Author:
Title:
The Grounds and Rudiments of Law and Equity . . . Containing a Collection of Rules or Maxims, with the Doctrine upon them . . . The Whole Designed to reduce the Knowledge of the Laws of England to a more regular Science [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . .for Daniel Browne [and three others], London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of a collection of over 500 maxims, principally in English or Latin, the last early effort to explore and convey English law through this method, the maxims often examined at length, with a general analysis followed by particular cases
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, exceptionally bright and clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78411
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
maxims
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:
Avins, Alfred
Title:
New Light on the Legislative History of Desertion Through Fraudulent Enlistment: The Decline of the United States Court of Military Appeals
Publisher:
Minnesota Law Review, Minneapolis, 1961.
Description:
Seemingly the author's personal copy, with the notation in pencil on the front wrap "Professor Avins - Comp Copy"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, the spine chipped, else a good copy; the November issue, Volume 46 Number 1
Book No.:
W-78294
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
military law, fraud
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Archaionomia, Sive De Priscis Anglorum Legibus libri, Sermone Anglico, vetustate Antiquissimo, aliquot ab hinc seculis conscripti, Nunc demum, magno Jurisperitorum, & amantium Antiquitatis omnium commodo, etenebris in lucem vocati. Wing A3605. Folio
Publisher:
Ex Officina Rogeri Daniel, celeberrimae Academiae [etc.], Cantabrigiae, 1644.
Description:
Lambarde's first work, and only the second printed in Old English with Anglo-Saxon type, first published in 1568, in the words of Felix Liebermann crediting Lambarde as "a pioneer in an unknown land", as he translated the Anglo-Saxon laws into Latin
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, a good copy; with a bifolium laid in discussing degrees of honor and titles; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77956
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Acts
Author:
Dowdeswell, William
Title:
The Sentiments of an English Freeholder, on the Late Decision of the Middlesex Election. Not in Eller. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.
Description:
Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered" (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages
Book No.:
W-77788
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, law of elections
 
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:
De Haas, Jacob
Title:
Louis D. Brandeis, A Biographical Sketch, With Special Reference to his Contributions to Jewish and Zionist History. With Full Text of His Addresses Delivered from 1912-1924
Publisher:
Bloch Publishing Company, New York, 1929.
Description:
Seemingly Brandeis's personal copy of the biography by Jacob De Haas, the person responsible for Brandeis' conversion to Zionism, of whom it has been said that (possibly excepting President Wilson) "no man changed [Brandeis'] life so significantly"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat chipped dustjacket; with Brandeis's signature ("Louis D Brandeis") at the upper right hand of the title
Book No.:
W-78377
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
 
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Law and the Science of Law in Recent Theories. Setaro 199
Publisher:
No Publisher, New Haven?, 1934?.
Description:
The rare separate reprinting of Dean Pound's paper, an abridged version of which was read before the Association of American Law Schools in December, 1933; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original blue printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, pages 525-536; reprinted from the Yale Law Journal, February 1934
Book No.:
W-79149
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Science and the law, philosophy of law
Author:
Title:
The Trial of James Wilson, for High Treason, With an Account of His Execution at Glasgow, September 1820 . . . Now Respectfully Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By . . . The Exposer of the Spy System [Peter Mackenzie]
Publisher:
Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co. [etc.], Glasgow, 1832.
Description:
Three accounts of Wilson's trial, one of three individuals executed for participating in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820, later discovered by Mackenzie to have been instigated by government agents, leading to the pardon of all the other insurgents
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 48 pages; five copies in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:
W-77513
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law, Radicals
Author:
Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:
Reviews of Emory Washburn's "A Treatise on the American Law of Easements and Servitudes [and] John Barnard Byles, "A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, and Checks [and] "Summary of Events: Impeachment"
Publisher:
American Law Review, Boston, 1867-68.
Description:
Among Holmes's earliest legal writings, as he became a staff member of the Review, founded by his close friends, John Ropes and John Gray the previous year, showing "Holmes's first efforts to make a naturalistic or scientific study of the law"
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, one small ink stamp on the verso of the title, else a very good copy; the Review's second volume for 1867-1868
Book No.:
W-76557
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property, Supreme Court, Bills and Notes, impeachment
Author:
Paul, George Onesiphprous
Title:
An Address Delivered at a General Meeting . . . Convened by the High-Sheriff, For the purpose of receiving a Statement of the Proceedings of the Committee, appointed to carry into execution the Resolutions . . . to rebuild the Gaol and Bridewells [etc.]
Publisher:
Published, by Permission of the Author, Gloucester, 1792.
Description:
A rare address by Paul, John Howard's contemporary praised by Walter Scott, who "brought the gaol and houses of correction to the highest pitch of perfection", celebrating the pioneering, newly built structures the result of his decade's long efforts
Condition:
Early 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, else a very good copy, with the half-title and folding table; no copy in ESTC in North America
Book No.:
W-77037
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . . Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5 and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423, 9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:
[1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London, 1547-70.
Description:
A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553, including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused traitors
Condition:
Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco, occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78702
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Printed Document filled in as appropriate appointing Henry Chitty administrator of the estate of his sister, issued under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury and extracted from their records by a Proctor of Doctors Commons, dated 22 June 1810
Publisher:
Registry Court of Canterbury, London, 1810.
Description:
The authorization empowering Chitty to administer the estate of his sister, who had died intestate, signed by three Deputy Registers, with a stamp affixed guaranteeing, under penalty of 100 pounds, that Chitty had sworn the information as truthful
Condition:
Vellum, measuring about 6x7 inches, one horizontal fold, with the seal, defective and effaced, appended, the manuscript in ink faded but legible
Book No.:
W-77789
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Author:
Title:
An Exact List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal . . . Also a Compleat Alphabetical Double List of I. The Counties, Cities and Boroughs . . . II. The Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses . . . To which is added, The Trustees for Georgia [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cave at St. John's Gate, London, 1734-35.
Description:
A rare list of those serving in Parliament, complemented by the names and places of abode of the trustees for the Georgia colony (established by Royal charter in 1732), including James Oglethorpe and the Earl of Egmont, and their commissioners
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, neatly rebacked, the margins cut close, but legibility not affected, a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76112
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
biography, Parliament, Georgia
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:
Title:
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of Robert Feilding II. The Case of Barbara late Dutchess of Cleaveland III. The Case of Sir George Downing IV. The Case of John Dormer V. The Case of the Lord Roos [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1723.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-77314
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, trials
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
La Sept Part des Reports . . . des diurs Resolutions & Iudgements done sur solemne arguments, & auec grand deliberation & conference des tresreuerend Iudges & Sages de la Ley, de cases in ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5512. Folio
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1629.
Description:
An early edition of the seventh part of the "Reports", containing in its preface Coke's rejoinder to the polemic levelled against his speech and charge at the Norwich assises, and beginning with Coke's famed report of "Calvin's Case"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else a good copy with ample margins and the occasional early marginalia; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78221
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1891.
Description:
Presentation copy of the first edition of Holmes' 'Speeches', entirely in Holmes' hand, dark ink in three lines on the blank preceding the title: "Mrs Roger Wolcott [wife of the one-time Massachusetts' governor] / from / Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Condition:
Original buff printed boards, a trifle worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77505
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Saint German, Christopher
Title:
The Fyrste dyaloge in Englysshe with new addycyons. Beale T464; S.T.C. 21562
Publisher:
Impryntyd by me Robert Wyer . . . in saynt Martyns parysshe [etc], London, 1531.
Description:
The first issuance of the second version in English of the first dialogue of Saint German's famed treatise on English equity (differing from the first version of the previous year) both serving as principal bases for the modern scholarly translation
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, title slightly darkened with skilful repair, minor worming, light marginal staining, occasional early notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78785
Price:
$ 10500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Title:
The Traveller's Guide, and, The Country's Safety. Being A Declaration of the Laws of England against High way men, or Robbers upon the Road . . . Illustrated with variety of Law Cases, Historical Remarks, Customs, Usages [and] Authorities. Wing M50
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1683.
Description:
First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the laws protecting travellers, invoking the "hue and cry" and anticipating the many complications (thief takers, approvers, accomplices turning state's evidence) to ensue in the 18th century
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed and marked, else crisp and well preserved, with the first blank and the two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79402
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
law of highways, criminal law
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in a New and Instructive Method [under seven heads] . . . so plainly treated of, that all Manner of Persons may be particularly acquainted with our Common and Statute Law [&c.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for ten others], London, 1740.
Description:
A rare early London edition of Jacob's popular vade-mecum, published for over a half-century, devoted in part to estates, to marriage (grouped with "ideots [and] lunaticks"), and to Magna Charta, to habeas corpus, and to the liberty of the subject
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, rubbed, ?label lacking, else quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy, five copies in ESTC, none in the United Kingdom
Book No.:
W-79504
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Magna Carta, habeas corpus, Lunatics, marriage, Real Property
 
Author:
Greenleaf, Simon
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Volume I. Cohen 5059 [A second volume was published in 1846, and a third volume in 1853]
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [etc.], Boston, 1842.
Description:
First edition of the first volume of Greenleaf's seminal treatise, grouped by Roscoe Pound with the great early American legal texts "as a significant force in our legal development", becoming the pre-eminent American work on evidence until Wigmore
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, scraped and quite rubbed, front joint starting but firm, some very light foxing, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-78932
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Evidence, Evidence
Author:
Hunt, Thomas
Title:
The Honours of the Lords Spiritual Asserted: And Their Priviledges To Vote in Capital Cases in Parliament Maintained by Reason and Precedents. Collected out of the Records of the Tower And the Journals of the House of Lords. Wing H3755. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Braddyll, and are to be Sold by Robert Clavel etc, London, 1679.
Description:
The first work of Hunt, the Gray's Inn barrister and "sophisticated polemicist" who was to gain fame (and be subject to arrest for seditious libel) in opposing the divine right of kings and believing that unlawful magistrates were rightfully resisted
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, the margins cut close, just affecting some page numbers and one catchword and the word "Finis"; 32 pages
Book No.:
W-76288
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
En cest volume est conteinus le longe Report de Anno quinto Edwardi quarti. Ore nouelment imprimee & corigee, ouesque references al Abridgement de les cases in Brooke addes in le Margent de checun case. Beale R371; S.T.C. 9803
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1587.
Description:
One of only two 16th century printings of the mid-15th century reports known as the Long Quinto, unique in the history of printed Year Book reporting, providing (in Holdsworth's words) "a more elaborate effort at reporting than had yet been seen"
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, definite foxing and browning (some leaves moreso), occasional early annotations; a crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77111
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Year Books
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the description, Hystorie, and Customes of that Shyre . . . first published in the yeere 1576 and now increased and altered after the Authors owne last Copie. S.T.C. 15176
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Edm. Bollifant, London, 1596.
Description:
The received edition of the first English county history, "pioneer[ing] the writing of local history" in England, praised as based on wide and critical reading and "packed with learned information [which] still has great value for the modern world"
Condition:
Modern gilt-panelled crimson morocco, gilt edges, contemporary annotations, especially attractive, with the Chadwyck-Healey bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78898
Price:
$ 3250.00
Category:
 
Author:
Title:
La Constitution Francoise; Presentee au Roi par l'Assemblee Nationale, le 3 Septembre 1791. Second Edition
Publisher:
De l'Imprimerie de Baudouin [and] Chez J. Debrett dans Piccadilly, Paris [and] London, 1791.
Description:
The second edition of seemingly the sole printing in French in the English speaking world of France's first constitution, containing as its preface the Declaration of the Rights of Man adopted in 1789, with Louis XVI's acceptance appended
Condition:
?Original sewn self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy; 78 pages
Book No.:
W-79205
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
FRANCE
 
Author:
Nelson, William
Title:
The Law of Evidence: Wherein All the Cases that have yet been printed in any of our Law Books or Tryals, and that in any wise relate to Points of Evidence, are collected and methodically digested under their proper Heads [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1717.
Description:
First edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English law of evidence, as evidence became an area of law treated as a distinct subject matter, with three chapters on witnesses, one on written evidence, and one on criminal law, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, label lacking, slightly strained and light browning, yet a crisp usable copy; with two advertising leaves
Book No.:
W-77781
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Evidence
Author:
Oke, George C.
Title:
The Magisterial Formulist: Being a Complete Collection of Forms and Precedents for Practical Use in All Matters Out of Quarter Sessions; Adapted to . . . Jervis's Acts . . . With an Introduction, Explanatory Directions, Variations, and Notes [etc.]
Publisher:
Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of Oke's treatise, to go through twenty editions over more than a century, treating the Jervis Acts' major revisions of criminal procedure, significantly expanding the summary powers of justices; 2 copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, the rear joint cracking and a portion of the spine excised, else a clean, usable copy
Book No.:
W-76651
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law,