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Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
An Exact Abridgment of all the Publick Printed Irish Statutes now in Force . . . Together with An Abridgment of such English Statutes . . . as have been Enacted and made since Sir Edward Poyning's Law, relating to the Kingdom of Ireland [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by and for Andrew Crook [and two others], Dublin, 1700.
Description:
First edition of the first comprehensive abridgment of the Irish statutes and those of England applying to Ireland, compiled by the prolific English lawyer who had removed to Ireland and been granted a law degree from the University of Dublin
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a sound clean copy, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78716
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
IRELAND, Abridgements
 
Author:
D'Anvers, Knightley
Title:
A General Abridgment of the Common Law, Alphabetically Digested under Proper Titles . . . With Three Tables: The First, Of the several Titles. The Second, Of the Names of the Cases. And the Third, Of the Matter under General Heads. Two Volumes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for . . . John Walthoe [etc.] [imprints vary], London, 1705-13.
Description:
First edition of D'Anvers' translation into English of the abridgment of Henry Rolle, "[i]ts scientific method . . . far in advance of anything that had preceded it", carried forward to the letter "E" and further supplemented but never completed
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a trifle rubbed, occasional light foxing and browning, a very good set; compare Cowley 192
Book No.:
W-77796
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Dunlap, M.E.
Title:
Abridgment of Elementary Law [etc.]
Publisher:
F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1892.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, spine defective, a working copy; pocket-size
Book No.:
W-55876
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Abridgements, education
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the Statutes, from the beginning of Magna Charta vnto this present yeare of our Lord God 1579. newlye augmented, and diligentlie perused [etc.]. S.T.C. 9314; Beale S66; Cowley 75
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, London, 1579.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, and the first edition of his work to translate his selections into English; in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf (Oldham 775), front joint cracked, else well preserved, with the Somerhill Library bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78746
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
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
Author:
Trusler, John
Title:
A Summary of The Constitutional Laws of England, Being an Abridgement of Blackstone's Commentaries [with] "A List of Books Published By the Rev. Dr. Trusler". Not in Eller; compare Laeuchli 122 [not recording the eight page "List of Books" present here]
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, at the Literary-Press [etc.], London, 1788.
Description:
The rare first edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone, published within a decade of his death and the earliest of three to appear in the 18th century; six copies in ESTC (one in North America), none containing Trusler's "List of Books"
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine chipped and the joints cracking, but quite firm, some lightish staining; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78781
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312; Beale S64
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij, London, 1574.
Description:
An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78787
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:
Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans & temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la Roygne Mary, Escrie, ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collecte sub ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3823; Beale R480; not in Baker
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . within Temple Barre . . . by Richard Tottill, London, 1587.
Description:
The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis, preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:
Later 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, quite worn, some browning and staining, the margins cut close occasionally affecting sidenotes; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-73859
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
Author:
Williams, T.W.
Title:
A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the half title and errata
Book No.:
W-77068
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1594.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite clean
Book No.:
W-78024
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
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:
Modern 1/4 calf over boards, unevenly faded, some browning and occasional foxing, yet a good copy
Book No.:
W-72149
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
 
Author:
Jacob, Ephraim A. (comp.)
Title:
An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of Common Law, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, and of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of England, Comprising the Reported Cases from 1756 to 1878 [etc.]. Ten Volumes
Publisher:
John C. Remick, Publisher, New-York, 1883-84.
Description:
Based on the earlier digests of R.T. Harrison and R.F. Fisher, both of which are termed by Holdsworth the "standard" digests of the common law reports earlier in the 19th century, continuing them and re-arranging the subject matter for this country
Condition:
Original sheep, quite worn and scuffed, some spines defective, a working set only
Book No.:
W-52913
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Abridgements, legal dictionaries
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London, 1565.
Description:
The magisterial Tottel 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:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, some repairs, the second volume rebacked, repair to its last leaf, else very clean with wide margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78092
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Addington, William
Title:
An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View . . . The Offences, Punishments or Penalties . . . Number of Witnesses, What Justices, The Enacting Statutes [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For the Author [etc.], London, 1779].
Description:
A comprehensive work prepared by Addington while a Bow Street magistrate, this copy possessing a second Bow Street association, with the notation on the title "given to me by Sampson Wright Esq, one of the magistrates of Bow Street Westminster"
Condition:
Contemporary tree-calf, joints cracked, label lacking, sewing a bit fragile, else a very clean, even attractive copy, signed boldly by Addington
Book No.:
W-55516
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
 
Author:
Hughes, William
Title:
The Declarations and Other Pleadings Contained in the eleven Parts of the Reports of Sir Edward Coke . . . Rendred into English . . . For the benefit of all Students, and Practizers of the Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4917. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
Sole edition of the only work devoted exclusively to the declarations and pleadings of Coke's Reports, and uncommon, undertaken by William Hughes, the Gray's Inn ancient who accomplished more abridgements of English law than any other person
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over paper boards, some browning and minor staining, else a sound, well preserved copy; with the Names of the Cases following the title
Book No.:
W-79076
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases
Author:
Brooke, Robert
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement, Collecte & escrie, per le Iudge tresreuerend Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del common Banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 3829; Beale R475 and R476. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, vicesimo nono die Septemb. [etc.], London, 1586.
Description:
Third 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:
Early calf, rebacked, the elaborately gilt spine laid down, Robert Harley's copy with his ownership indicia, generally well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78447
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Abridgements, Year Books, reports of cases, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Addington, William
Title:
An Abridgment of Penal Statutes, Which Exhibits at One View The Offences, and the Punishments or Penalties, in Consequence of those Offences . . . To Which Are Subjoined . . . A great Variety of the Adjudged Cases [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, By Cooper and Graham [etc.], London, 1795.
Description:
The final 18th century edition of Addington's work, prepared by him while Chief Magistrate of the Bow Street Office, succeeding Sir Sampson Wright and Sir John Fielding in that capacity, here signed and numbered by Addington to ensure authenticity
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, the lower portion of the front joint just cracking, else a very good copy signed by Addington on the title
Book No.:
W-77817
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Abridgements, criminal law, justices of peace
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description:
The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78475
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yere of the Reigne of King H.3. untill . . . the 7 yere of the Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord King James [etc.]. S.T.C. 9324; Cowley 112. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, else a very good, clean and tall copy; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77827
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day; And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it began "to produce the modern categories under which our substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, ex-library, else a sound copy with the blank before the title page; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78801
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Common Law Common-Plac'd: Containing, the Substance and Effect of All the Common Law Cases, dispersed in the Body of the Law . . . Wherein likewise The Terms of the Law . . . are concisely treated of [etc.]. The Second Edition. Cowley 225. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description:
The last, and much-expanded, edition of Jacob's abridgment, designed to complement his 'Statute Law Common-Placed' and likely his 'Student's Companion, or Reasons of the Law'; arranged by subject, alphabetically
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat worn and scraped, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77870
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
Author:
Rolle, Henry
Title:
Un Abridgment des Plusieurs Cases et Resolutions del Common Ley: Alphabeticalment digest desouth severall Titles . . . Ovesque un Table Des general Titles contenus en ceo. Two Volumes in One [complete]. Wing R1872; Cowley 159. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for A. Crooke [and twelve others], London, 1668.
Description:
Only edition of Rolle's universally respected abridgment, edited by Sir Matthew Hale (who also contributes the preface), "far in advance of anything that had preceded it", summarizing Parliamentary records and statutes as well as case law
Condition:
Contemporary speckled blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the original spine laid down, light browning, else a very good copy; with the frontispiece
Book No.:
W-77888
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
Author:
Title:
The Grete abbregement of the statutys of Englond untyll the xxii yere of kyng Henry the viii. Cum priuilegio Regali. S.T.C. 9521; Beale S48; Cowley 19
Publisher:
William Rastell?, London?, 1531?.
Description:
A rare edition (the first to be titled the "Great Abridgement") expanding and improving upon the first abridgement of English statutes in English edited and published by John Rastell in 1519, undertaken by Rastell's son, William; seven copies in ESTC
Condition:
Blind panelled calf, rebacked, (Oldham BIB3 front board, AN13 back), repairs to title and following leaf, Phyllyppus Denys signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78845
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity, Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, &c. With Several Cases never before published [etc.] [with] A General Abridgment of Cases in Equity, Volume II. Two Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed by E. and R. Nutt [2] Printed by Henry Lintot, London, 1732-56.
Description:
First editions of both volumes of the most extensive of all the digests of cases in equity, published throughout the century and praised by Holdsworth as "[t]he most important of these Abridgments and the only one which was completed"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards (bindings vary), the second volume extensively glossed throughout, both well-preserved; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-78899
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, equity
Author:
Lee, Edward
Title:
The Statute-Law of Ireland Common-Placed. Or, A General Table of all Publick Printed English and Irish Acts of Parliament now in Force and Use in Ireland . . . from Magna Charta . . . Containing, The full Purport of All the English Statutes [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by Geo. Grierson [etc.], Dublin, 1735.
Description:
A rare work, organizing Irish and pertinent English statute law alphabetically, providing the purport of both, and represented as the first work to include English statutes enacted prior to Poyning's Law [of 1495]; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Condition:
Blind-panelled calf, lightly rubbed, contemporary news cuttings tipped in, one blank loose, else a very good crisp copy; with the suscribers' list
Book No.:
W-77506
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
IRELAND, Acts, Abridgements, digests
Author:
Cotton, Robert
Title:
An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London . . . of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign, and the several Acts in every Parliament [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne
Publisher:
Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom, both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:
Early tree calf, rebacked, some embrowning, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-60146
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
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:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement Collect par le Judge . . . Anthony Fitzherbert [with] La Secounde Part du Graund Abridgement [with] La table conteynant en sommarie les choses notables en la graunde Abridgement [etc.]. S.T.C. 10956 & 10956.5; Beale 463 464 & 465
Publisher:
In Aedibus Ricardi Tottell [imprint varies], London], 1565.
Description:
The magisterial Tottel 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:
Contemporary blind-rolled and tooled calf, quite worn, recently rebacked, browning, some staining (mainly to the lower margin), good crisp copies
Book No.:
W-73610
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Bacon, Matthew
Title:
A New Abridgment of the Law. Five Volumes [complete]. Folio. Cowley 230
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.] [imprints vary], London, 1736-66.
Description:
First edition of all five volumes of Bacon's pioneering abridgment, creating a "scientifically constructed treatise[] on all branches of the law" in Holdsworth's words, still thought to be based in part on both books and manuscripts of Baron Gilbert
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, joints cracked but holding, one label lacking, occasional minor worming, yet a good clean set
Book No.:
W-77927
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Abridgements
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:
Brooke, Robert
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement, Collect & escrie per le Iudge tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke, Chiualier, nadgairs chiefe Iustice del comon banke [bound with] La Secounde part du Graund Abridgement [etc.]. Two volumes in one [complete]. S.T.C. 3827; Beale 469 & 470
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Totell, London, 1573.
Description:
First 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:
Early calf, rebacked, the original unlettered spine laid down, light browning, else quite clean and wide-margined; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77984
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon], London, 1583.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:
W-77985
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
 
Author:
Trusler, John
Title:
A Summary of the Constitutional Law of England, Being an Abridgement of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knt, One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas. Not in Eller; Laeuchli 123
Publisher:
W. Sleater, No. 28, and W. Colles, No. 17, Dame-street, Dublin, 1790.
Description:
The only Irish edition of the first abridgment of Blackstone, the earliest of three abridgments to appear in the 18th century, designed "to make Blackstone's Commentaries useful to all Classes of People"; uncommon, three copies in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Modern 1/4 leather over boards, somewhat rubbed and chafed, some browning, but sound, with the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78935
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Abridgements, English constitutional law
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Graunde Abridgement. Three Volumes [complete] [with the ?Wyer setting of the title page of volume 3]. S.T.C. 10954; Cowley 6; Beale R456, R458, and R459. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Rastell and Wynkyn de Worde, London, 1516.
Description:
The magisterial first edition of "the decisive book--the book that 'made' the Common Law", containing over 13,000 abridged case-notes in some 263 titles and digesting hundreds of years of medieval case law, including those cases otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern calf, the first title with the woodcut and text only, small loss on its verso, some dampstaining and strengthened margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77990
Price:
$ 35000.00
Category:
Abridgements
 
Author:
Title:
Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statuorum]. S.T.C. 9514; Duff 376; Beale S40; Cowley 3
Publisher:
Explicit abbreuiamentum statutorum Impressum per Ricardum Pynson, London, 1499.
Description:
Second edition of the first abridgment of the English statutes, "a great improvement on the 1481 edition", the first to be printed by Pynson and one of only two statutory abridgments of English law (the other the 1481 edition) printed before 1500
Condition:
Later 1/4 calf, rubbed, light browning, a few leaves darkened, Signet Library gilt crests and Eric Sexton bookplates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78942
Price:
$ 35000.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
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:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Abridgment des tovts les Cases reportez alarge per Monsieur Plowden, ouesque, les Exceptions al pleadings & leur Responses, les Resolutions des matters in Ley, & touts auters principal matters surdants sur les arguments de mesmes [etc.]. S.T.C. 20037
Publisher:
In aedibus Ianae Yetsweirt. Cum Priuilegio, London, 1597?.
Description:
First edition of the first abridgement of the first named English reports, undertaken by the pioneer of this genre of legal literature, in Holdsworth's words "a great maker of indices and abstracts"; with the preface cancelled in most copies
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, rubbed and somewhat marked, some blanks a bit frayed, else quite clean and fresh, without A4 (?blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78983
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY, reports of cases
 
Author:
Title:
The Abridgement of the Boke of Assises, lately p[er]used ouer & corrected. & nowe newlye imprynted by Rycharde Tottle, the last daye of September An. Do. 1555. Cum priuilegio. S.T.C. 9605; Beale R53; Cowley 49?
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
One of only four early abridgements of the Year Books (with Brooke, Fitzherbert and Statham), in this case of the Book of Assizes, the unique year book which, in Milsom's words, "reports processes we do not otherwise see, on circuit, before juries"
Condition:
Contemporary calf neatly repaired, centered blind lozenges, early ownership signatures, an extensive gloss throughout on ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78987
Price:
$ 4250.00
Category:
Abridgements, Year Books, juries, trials
 
Author:
Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:
Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la Roygne Mary, Escrie ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collect sub ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3821.5; Beale R479; Cowley 72; not in Baker
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Cum priuilegio, London, 1578.
Description:
The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis, preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind centered lozenges, joints just cracking but very firm, an exceptionally clean copy with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78989
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
Author:
Comyns, John
Title:
A Digest of the Laws of England. The Third Edition, considerably Enlarged, and Continued down to the present Time, By Stewart Kyd [etc.]. In Six Volumes. Cowley 283
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1792.
Description:
The last 18th century edition of "[t]he last of the great common law abridgments", praised by Justice Story, achieving "the perfection of Bacon's system", and marking the great step towards the scientifically arranged modern abridgment
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, crimson morocco labels, gilt, red edges with Chester / Circuit Library / Poole stencilled upon them; an unusually bound fresh set
Book No.:
W-72350
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Abridgements
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:
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:
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:
Title:
Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day; And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it began "to produce the modern categories under which our substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the label largely lacking, a bit of browning and staining, yet generally well preserved; six copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-74382
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
Author:
Title:
The Newe greate abredgement brefly conteynynge, all thactes and statutes of this Realme of England, untyll the xxxv yere of the reigne of oure late noble Kynge . . . Henry the viii [etc.]. S.T.C. 9525.5; Beale S53; Cowley 45
Publisher:
Excusum in officini Thomae Gaultier; Richard Kale [colophon], London, 1551.
Description:
The rare, final, and expanded edition of the first abridgement in English of the English statutes, first printed by John Rastell in 1519 and later printed by his son, William Rastell in 1530/31; three copies in STC, including this copy
Condition:
Modern calf, elaborately blind and gilt tooled, marbled edges, pastedowns, and endpapers, some wear to the spine, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78675
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Un Perfect Table a Touts les Severall Livers del Reportes de Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesque un Catalogue de touts le cases in larguments de les principall cases [with an] Alphabeticall collection de touts . . . texts del Latine [etc.]. S.T.C. 5525
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1606.
Description:
First edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports, undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the master and pioneer of this genre of legal literature ("a great maker of indices and abstracts", in Holdsworth's words); arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, soiled, some repairs, yet fresh and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-49535
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases
 
Author:
Dunlap, M.E.
Title:
Abridgment of Elementary Law Embodying the General Principles, Rules, and Definitions of Law Together with the Common Maxims and Rules of Equity Jurisprudence, Embracing the Subjects Contained in a Regular Law Course [etc.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
F.H. Thomas Law Book Co., St. Louis, 1905.
Description:
Condition:
Quite worn, lacking the front free endpaper; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-40313
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Abridgements, education
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:
Brown, Josiah
Title:
A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time. Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1793.
Description:
Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A"; this copy with an index found in no copy located online
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library, light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in ESTC, neither in the USA
Book No.:
W-76324
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
equity, Abridgements
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description:
One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:
Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78342
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography

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