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Author:
Dudlay, Edmonde
Title:
The Tree of Common Wealth . . . Written . . . While a Prisoner in the Tower, in the Years 1509 and 1510, and under Sentence of Death for High Treason. Now first Printed from a Copy of his Manuscript for the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Simms & Co., Manchester, 1859.
Description:
The first edition of Dudley's treatise on political theory, curiously printed by the Rosicrucians in the mid-19th century, written in justification of absolute monarchy as Henry VIII was crowned and as Dudley futilely sought to avoid his execution
Condition:
3/4 morocco, spine quite chipped, fading, original wraps bound in
Book No.:
W-65632
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Religion, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Samaha, Joel
Title:
Law and Order in Historical Perspective, The Case of Elizabethan Essex
Publisher:
Academic Press, New York, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-Francis Bacon Library, else a very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-61630
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, criminal law
 
Author:
Baker (ed.), J.H.
Title:
The Reports of Sir John Spelman Volume I
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 1977.
Description:
Volume XCIII for the Year 1976
Condition:
Book No.:
W-62931
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, Frontier Law, legal reform
 
Author:
Samaha, Joel
Title:
Law and Order in Historical Perspective, The Case of Elizabethan Essex
Publisher:
Academic Press, New York, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-45985
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, criminal law
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London], 1638.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-52126
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Dialogus de fundamentis Legum Angliae et de conscientia [etc.]. S.T.C. 21560
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1604.
Description:
The second edition in Latin, with Bale's biographical account and St. Germain's will prefacing the text
Condition:
Modern calf, some embrowning, well-margined; a good copy
Book No.:
W-60329
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Lamond, Elizabeth (ed.)
Title:
A Discourse of the Common Weal of this Realm of England First printed in 1581 and commonly attributed to W.S
Publisher:
At the University Press, Cambridge, 1929.
Description:
The reissue of the "most famous of all Tudor social treatises", based principally on the manuscript once in William Lambarde's possession; with a valuable introduction assessing the work and its possible author, now believed to be Sir Thomas Smith
Condition:
Original cloth, worn, substantive notations throughout; usable
Book No.:
W-69423
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, political theory
Author:
Carr, Cecil T. (ed.)
Title:
Select Charters of Trading Companies, A.D. 1530-1707
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1913.
Description:
The work which Maitland invited Carr to undertake for the Selden Society, containing several dozen previously unpublished charters, its introduction called by J.H. Beale "a valuable contribution . . . good law, good history and good reading"
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy; volume XXVIII for the Society's Year 1913
Book No.:
W-74677
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
corporations, 16TH CENTURY, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Baker, J.H. (ed.)
Title:
The Reports of Sir John Spelman. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 1976-78.
Description:
Two of the most valuable, modern annual volumes of the Selden Society, containing Dr. Baker's seminal essay of some 400 pages (including appendices) on English law between about 1450 and 1600; volume XCIII and XCIV for the years 1976 and 1977
Condition:
Original blue buckram, gilt, a trifle rubbed, but a very good set
Book No.:
W-72366
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, English Law
 
Author:
Read, Conyers (ed.)
Title:
Bibliography of British History, Tudor Period, 1485-1603
Publisher:
Rowman and Littlefield, Sussex, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-10644
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Bibliography, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and Student
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire [etc.], London], 1630.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked in morocco; a good copy
Book No.:
W-55310
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY, Abridgements
Author:
Title:
The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and Student. S.T.C. 21583 ['sold by' variant]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London], 1630.
Description:
The only abridgment of Christopher St. Germain's famed treatise, a particularly able effort distilling the equitable principles debated in dialogue between the doctor of divinity and the student of English law in St. Germain's original creation
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, a little dusty, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-46735
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Dyer, James
Title:
Reports of Cases in the Reigns of Hen. VIII, Edw. VI, Q. Mary, and Q. Eliz. Taken and Collected by Sir James Dyer . . Now First Translated . . . by John Vaillant . . . To this Edition a Life of the Author is Prefixed [etc.]. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore [and three others], Dublin, 1794.
Description:
Best edition, and the first in English, of the 16th century reports among the top-most echelon of early named reporting, "second only to the Yearbooks as a source of authority"; with the able translation of Vaillant, "a model editor for that time"
Condition:
Modern buckram, contrasting leather labels, some browning and foxing, occasionally substantial, some margins cut close; a usable set only
Book No.:
W-69688
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England. Newly corrected and Imprinted with new Additions. S.T.C. 21582.5
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [etc.], London], 1638.
Description:
An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library; a sound copy
Book No.:
W-44657
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
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:
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:
Fraunce, Abraham
Title:
The Lawiers Logike, exemplifying the praecepts of Logike by the practise of the common Lawe. S.T.C. 11344. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted by William How, for Thomas Gubbin, and T. Newman, London, 1588.
Description:
Only edition of Fraunce's ambitious work, "the first systematisation of English law that took account of disciplines and traditions other than that of the common law", seeking to inform the legal profession with Greek, Roman, and medieval scholarship
Condition:
Modern green morocco gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, crisp and well-preserved, the Taussig copy; with the folding table
Book No.:
W-78211
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
Anno XXIIII Henrici VIII. Actis made in the Session of this present parliament, holden uppon prorogation at Westmynstre . . . in the xxiiii yere of the reygne of . . . Kynge Henry the VIII [1533] [etc.]. Beale S150; S.T.C. 9377. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris [etc.], London, 1538.
Description:
The Parliament in which the first great step was taken to extinguish papal jurisdiction and power in England, ensuring that Henry's divorce would be determined by Cranmer's archepiscopal court, and leading to Henry's supremacy in the English Church
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC, one with a mutilated imprint; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78521
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, 16TH CENTURY, Ecclesiastical Law
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:
Modern calf, gilt-lettered, quite browned, yet a crisp wide-margined copy; with the index before the text and without the colophon leaf
Book No.:
W-77020
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY

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