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Author:
Title:
Statuta Collegii Divi Johannis Evangelistae
Publisher:
Privately printed, Cambridge], 1849.
Description:
The College statutes, made under Letters Patent the preceding year and superseding those of the prior three centuries; with the signature of John Rigg, a fellow, on the page following the title agreeing to the book's return
Condition:
Panelled calf, gilt, rubbed, yet quite a clean copy
Book No.:
W-56611
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Acts, education
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twenty-Third Congress of the United States
Publisher:
N.p., [Washington], [1834].
Description:
With an appendix containing the text of treaties with Russia, Chile, and eight Indian tribes
Condition:
A soiled but usable copy, original wraps absent, but signatures still firmly sewn; edges trimmed
Book No.:
W-91165
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Acts, indian law
Author:
Title:
The Charter Granted by their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with] Acts and Laws, Of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with one further act] Cushing 343-345, 349
Publisher:
Printed by B. Green . . . for Benjamin Eliot [etc.], Boston, 1726-27.
Description:
Among the earliest collected laws of the Province, preceded only by those of 1699 and 1714, together with the Province's Charter and then supplemented by the laws for the immediately succeeding session held in the year of the laws' publication
Condition:
Contemporary panelled sheep, quite worn and somewhat bowed, the rear board detached and the front loose, some foxing, else a crisp desirable copy
Book No.:
W-53448
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Acts, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Nineteenth Congress of the United States
Publisher:
Peter Force, North C Street, Washington, 1827.
Description:
Appendix includes the text of a treaty with the Federation of the Centre of America and four separate Indian treaties
Condition:
Original blue wraps, much worn and discolored, the signatures still sewn, but the paper backstrip disintegrating, and rear wrap defective; pages uncut
Book No.:
W-91157
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Acts, indian law, LATIN AMERICA, Central America
Author:
Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:
Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament; Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c], London, 1802.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects, including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:
W-76428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1964, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1964
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-90570
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth, Solomon Islands
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Title:
Laws of Barbados, For Session of 1886-'87
Publisher:
Printed at the Official Gazette Office, Barbados, 1887.
Description:
Condition:
1/2 morocco, worn, front cover loose, ex-library; a working copy
Book No.:
W-69089
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Acts, Barbados, CARIBBEAN
 
Author:
Title:
The Statutes of California and Amendments to the Codes . . . 1899
Publisher:
Bancroft-Whitney, San Francisco, 1899.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, reinforced with tape; disbound
Book No.:
W-59719
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1574?.
Description:
The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79424
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
California Codes. Parts of the Codes That Take Effect Prior to January 1st, 1873
Publisher:
T.A. Springer State Printer, Sacramento], 1872].
Description:
With an introductory note by the three commissioners (Creed Haymond, John C. Burch and Charles A. Tuttle) stating that the work "is published in obedience to the requirements of an Act of the Legislature"; arranged by Code
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked in cloth, worn but usable
Book No.:
W-57757
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
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 soueraigne lorde kinge Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301.3; Not in Beale
Publisher:
In officina Thomae Berleti [i.e. Bertheleti and N. Hill?], London, 1550?.
Description:
The second printing of the first edition of the statutes of the realm commencing with Magna Carta which were rendered into English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English law (long in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:
Later polished calf, skillfully rebacked, with the bookplate of Henry Cunliffe on the front pastedown, gilt edges, very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78093
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Acts, Magna Carta
Author:
Saunders, Thomas William
Title:
Counties Police Acts, (2 & 3 Vict. c. 93; 3 & 4 Vict. c.88; and 19 & 20 Vict. c. 69) Together with An Analysis of the Statutes; the Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of State, &c. &c
Publisher:
John Crockford, Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street Strand, London, 1856.
Description:
A rare work, written by the Middle Temple barrister and Thames Police Court magistrate who had long followed (and written upon) the Police Acts, marking with the third act "a great step forward in the movement for police reform"; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original cloth, worn but sound, a few notations, presentation "To Valentine Goold Esq / Chief Constable of Somersetshire / with the Author's compts"
Book No.:
W-77175
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Police, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Amendatory of the Codes of California. . .1880
Publisher:
J.D. Young, Supt. State Printing, Sacramento, 1880.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, reinforced with tape; usable
Book No.:
W-59746
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Acts, California
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:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
The Statutes of California, Passed at the Twelfth Session of the Legislature, 1861
Publisher:
Charles T. Botts, State Printer, Sacramento, 1861.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, worn and stained, the joints weakening; usable
Book No.:
W-61469
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
Anno xiiii et anno xv Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament holden at London the xv day of Apryll in the xiiii yere of his mooste noble reign: And from thens adiourned to . . . July the xv yere [1523] [etc.]. STC 9362.11; not in Beale
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cum priuilegio, London, 1533?.
Description:
A rare early printing of the statutes of these parliaments, and the first Berthelet printing, preceded by two other printings only (both by Pynson) each of them recorded solely in one copy in ESTC, this printing there recorded in three copies
Condition:
Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light browning, a very little marginal worming, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78515
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Miller, John
Title:
An Inquiry into the Present State of the Statute and Criminal Law of England
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1822.
Description:
The rare work written by a Lincoln's Inn barrister, expanding upon his influential rebuttal of the Report from the Select Committee on Criminal Laws, amounting (in Radzinowicz's words) to what "may well be called the 'Counter-Report'"
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rebacked, a trifle worn, but well-preserved; three copies in OCLC, none in North America
Book No.:
W-75970
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, criminal law, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne at Westminster, the xxiii of Januarie, in the fyrst yere [1559] of the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9460; Beale S274. Folio in 6's
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1572?.
Description:
Among the most momentous of Elizabeth's parliaments, enacting the Act of Supremacy [c.1] and the Act of Uniformity [c.2], bringing "into force again the statutes of Henry VIII's Reformation" and authorizing one form of worship, all others prohibited
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some lightish mainly marginal staining, one pinhole worming, else clean with good margins and the occasional notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79452
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Ano Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster . . . in the first yeere of the Raigne [with] the third yeere [with] the fourth yeere [with] the seventh year [with] the 21st yeere. S.T.C. 9500; 9502.5; 9505; 9506.5; 9507. Folio
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:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite bright, with the Earl de Grey Wrest Park bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78907
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Intellectual Property, patents, witchcraft
Author:
Title:
The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-49.
Description:
An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope, Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-76407
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
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:
Title:
Laws of War and Ordinances of the Sea, Ordained and Established by the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England; For the Regulating and better Government of the Navies, Fleets and ships of War, and Armies by sea of the Commonwealth of England [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Field, Printer to the Parliament of England, London, 1652.
Description:
The rare official printing of the act regulating the English navy, passed by the House of Commons in 1649 and here printed, crafted by Robert Blake ("Father of the Royal Navy"), listing thirty-nine offences and their punishments; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed boards, interleaved, definite browning, but sound, bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78972
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
war, international law, maritime law, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description:
A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78533
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlament begon at westminstr the fowerthe daye of Nouember [1547] . . . and from thence continued to the xxiiii daye of Decembre then next ensuyng [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.6; Beale S220a
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1548 [1570?].
Description:
The 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, enacting the two witnesses rule, and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, minor (pinhole) worming, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79208
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 . . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description:
The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660 Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act, on land-tax
Book No.:
W-77071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, economics
 
Author:
Title:
The Statutes of California, Passed at the Fifteenth Session of the Legislature, 1863-4
Publisher:
O.M. Clayes, State Printer, Sacramento, 1864.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, rebacked, worn but usable
Book No.:
W-26116
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701.
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
Author:
Title:
Incipit Tabula huius libri [Abbreuiamentum statutorum]. 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:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1962, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1962
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90568
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
The Lawes and Actes of Parliament, Maid be King James the First [1424], and His Successours Kinges of Scotland [with] The XVI [through the XXIII] Parliament[s] of King James the Sext [with] The Acts Made in the First Parliament of [King] Charles [1633] etc.
Publisher:
Imprented be Robert Walde-grave [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1597-1633.
Description:
The legislative record of the Scots parliament for over two centuries, included in which is the first Scots law dictionary ("De verborum significatione") together with one further act; one title page and two leaves lacking, else complete
Condition:
Later mottled calf, elaborately gilt, rebacked, marbled endpapers, red edges, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of the Marquis of Lothian
Book No.:
W-76072
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Skene, John
Title:
Regiam Majestatem Scotiae, Veteres Leges et Constitutiones, Ex Archivis Publicis, Et Antiquis Libris Manuscriptis Collectae [etc.]
Publisher:
Excudebat Thomas Finlason, Edinburgh, 1609.
Description:
The first edition in Latin of what has recently been termed "the principal treatise of medieval Scots law", gathered together with other important Scots legal sources, the use of which over the centuries through the 15th continues to be debated
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, quite worn, yet a usable copy
Book No.:
W-53380
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1963, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, small tear on spine, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90942
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Amendatory of the Codes of California. . .1880
Publisher:
J.D. Young, Supt. State Printing, Sacramento, 1880.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, ex-El Dorado Court, but quite well preserved
Book No.:
W-61477
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill. Wing D2514
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description:
A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79642
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
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:
Acts Amendatory of the Codes of California. . .1880
Publisher:
F.P. Thompson, Supt. State Printing, Sacramento, 1880.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48998
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Acts, California
 
Author:
Deering, James H. (ed.)
Title:
General Laws of the State of California. As Amended up to the End of the Extra Session of 1916. Containing the Laws That Are in Common Use in Full, With References to Other General Laws in Force, and Also to Special Laws [etc.]
Publisher:
Bancroft Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
An extensive compendium of the laws dating from California's admission to statehood in 1850 for the ensuing sixty-six years; with a chronological index to the over 4,400 acts, a thorough subject matter index, and over 2,000 pages of statutory text
Condition:
Original buckram, showing some wear, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-47299
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Acts, California
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:
Duncan (ed.), Archibald
Title:
The Acts of Robert I, 1306-1329
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1988.
Description:
Volume 5 in the series Regesta Regum Scottorum, the definitive edition of the Acts of the Sovereigns of Scotland between 1153 and 1424
Condition:
Book No.:
W-42022
Price:
$ 130.00
Category:
14TH CENTURY, Acts, SCOTLAND
 
Author:
Title:
General Acts Passed by the Legislature of Wisconsin, in the Year Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-Five; Together with Memorials and Resolutions
Publisher:
Calkins and Proudfit, Printers, Madison, 1855.
Description:
A slender volume of exactly 100 chapters (plus the memorials and resolutions) from the first decade of Wisconsin statehood, this the legislature's eighth session
Condition:
Sheep-backed boards, front cover almost detached; a working copy
Book No.:
W-53288
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Acts, Wisconsin
Author:
Title:
Reports from the Select Committee, appointed to inquire into the State of the Public Records of the Kingdom
Publisher:
Printed by Luke Hansard, Great Turnstile, Lincolns-Inn Fields, London, 1800.
Description:
The two reports which began the monumental effort to publish England's public records, principally devoted to determining which records had survived and where they were; with twenty full page engravings, many folding, including Magna Carta
Condition:
Calf-backed marbled boards, gilt, rubbed and showing some wear, but a very good copy
Book No.:
W-72522
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Amendatory of the Codes of California. . .1877-8
Publisher:
F.P. Thompson, Supt. State Printing, Sacramento, 1878.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, stained; ex-El Dorado Court
Book No.:
W-61475
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Acts, California
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:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1965, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1965
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90571
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
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

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