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Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force and use: Wherein is conteined the effect of all those Statutes, which do threaten to the offenders thereof, the losse of life, member . . . or other punishment [etc.]. S.T.C. 9532; Beale S79
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Description:
Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect
Condition:
Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78382
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
criminal law, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act for the Setling of the Postage of England, Scotland and Ireland. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 17th Day of September, Anno Domini 1656. Wing E1124. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Hills and John Field [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
The fundamental act passed by the Second Protectorate Parliament (which included Scottish and Irish MP's) extending the reach of the post office to Scotland and Ireland, to be re-enacted on similar terms in 1660 following the Restoration
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, some browning, the inner margin a bit chipped, else quite usable, title + 8 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78384
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Post Office, Acts
Author:
Title:
The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the Original Acts. Volume One
Publisher:
Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, 1788.
Description:
An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated
Condition:
Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion housed the Boston Athenaeum
Book No.:
W-78700
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Massachusetts, Acts
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:
Baily, Dav. E. and John D. Hammond (eds.)
Title:
The General Statutes of the State of Nevada. In Force. From 1861 to 1885, Inclusive. With Citations of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Relating Thereto. Armstrong 1848
Publisher:
Josiah C. Harlow, Superintendent of State Printing, Carson City, 1885.
Description:
The second compilation of Nevada's laws, superseding that of 1873, and the last Nevada compiled laws to appear in the 1800's; imperfect, lacking pages 21 to 60, containing the Nevada constitution, which have been removed, the laws themselves complete
Condition:
Modern sheep, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-74432
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Acts, Nevada
Author:
Deering, James H. (ed.)
Title:
The Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California
Publisher:
Bancroft Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1899.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, usable only; pocket-size
Book No.:
W-55878
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Acts, California
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:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliament begonne and holden at Westminster the v daye of October [with four additional volumes of the subsequent parliaments of Mary and Philip & Mary] [1553-1558]. S.T.C. 9440.8; 9444; 9448.7; 9451; and 9457.6
Publisher:
John Cawood [imprints vary], London, 1554-67.
Description:
Contemporary printings of all five parliaments of Mary and of Philip & Mary, as papal authority once more briefly prevailed in England and the burning of Protestant heretics resumed, four of the five volumes Taussig copies listed in S.T.C.
Condition:
Later 1/4 and 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly rubbed, one lower margin trimmed, else clean and well preserved; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78747
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio [and] XIII & XIV [and] Anno Regni Annae Reginae Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Primo [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1702.
Description:
The acts of William's final parliaments and Anne's first, including the act requiring Jews to support their Protestant children, "the avowed purpose of which was to assist the conversion of the Jews", largely unsuccessful but not repealed until 1865
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered panelled sheep, rubbed, some browning, else well-preserved, with the four page table of statutes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78751
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jewish law, Acts
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:
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:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description:
A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:
Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern 1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78761
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
Author:
Lambarde?, William]
Title:
The Orders, Proceedings, Punishments, and Priviledges of the Commons House of Parliament in England. Wing E2675. Quarto
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1641.
Description:
The tract printed during one of the most momentous years of the English Parliament, likely written by William Lambard based on his own years in an early Elizabethan Parliament, unique for those years and its potential application to the 1641 debates
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, some staining principally to the fore-margin, else a good copy; 25 pages, with the blank preceding the title
Book No.:
W-75425
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Acts
Author:
Lambarde?, William]
Title:
The Orders, Proceedings, Punishments, and Priviledges of the Commons House of Parliament in England. Wing E2675. Quarto
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1641.
Description:
The tract printed during one of the most momentous years of the English Parliament, likely written by William Lambard based on his own years in an early Elizabethan Parliament, unique for those years and its potential application to the 1641 debates
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, some staining principally to the fore-margin, else a good copy; 25 pages, with the blank preceding the title
Book No.:
W-75425
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Acts
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
A Collection Of all the publicke Orders Ordinances and Declarations of both Houses of Parliament, from the Ninth of March 1642 untill December 1646. Together with severall of his Majesties Proclamations and other Papers Printed at Oxford. Wing E878. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by T[homas] W[arren] for Ed: Husband [etc.], London, 1646.
Description:
The second major effort to print the acts and ordinances of the early years of the Interregnum, both undertaken by Edward Husband, "the single most important printer during the 1640's", authorized by the House of Commons in August, 1644
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, rubbed, but well preserved, with the frontispiece depicting Parliament sitting; the Evelyn and Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78030
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Interregnum
 
Author:
Title:
Colony and Protectorate of Kenya. Amendment Slips to Ordinances of Kenya from September, 1948 to June, 1951
Publisher:
Government Printer, Nairobi, 1951.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-Middle Temple Library, stapled wraps, worn but usable
Book No.:
W-90879
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Kenya, Acts, English Commonwealth, Kenya
Author:
Garfielde, S. and F.A. Snyder (comps.)
Title:
Compiled Laws of the State of California: Containing All the Acts of a Public and General Nature, Now in Force, Passed at the Sessions of 1850-51-52-53 [etc.]
Publisher:
Published by S. Garfielde, Benicia [Boston, Press of the Franklin Printing House], 1853.
Description:
California's first compiled laws, providing the state's first four years of legislation, based on the acts as enrolled (as opposed to printed), with notes of California Supreme Court opinions provided as applicable and a massive (100 page) index
Condition:
Modern sheep, morocco label, gilt, a bit of light staining and dustiness, some browning, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-62390
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
California, Acts
Author:
Title:
Essays on the Spirit of Legislation . . . Containing Observations on the Political Systems at present pursued in various Countries of Europe, for the Advancement of those essential Interests [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Nicoll . . . and G. Robinson [etc.], London, 1772.
Description:
First edition in English of the three essays honored by the Societe Oeconomique de Berne, the pioneering institution founded in 1759 and devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment, "seeking reforms [both] in economy and society"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the first blank and title a bit chipped (no text affected), some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-74849
Price:
$ 575.00
Category:
agriculture, Commercial Law, Acts, legal reform, FRANCE
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:
Title:
The Statutes of California. . .1867-8
Publisher:
D.W. Gelwicks, State Printer, Sacramento, 1868.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, reinforced with tape; a working copy
Book No.:
W-56182
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Acts, California
Author:
Title:
Anno Decimo Tertio Georgeii III. . .An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1773.
Description:
The all-important consolidating act, bringing together the scattered statutory evolution of the first part of the century and earlier, to be the basis for turnpike roads well into the 19th century; with the schedule of mandatory forms included
Condition:
Modern cloth, printed paper label, some markings and wear, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-68638
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, law of highways
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:
An Advertisement. Whereas there is lately Printed and Published by his Majesties Printers, a Collection of all the Statutes in force . . . A counterfeit Impression of which Book is Printed by J. Streater . . . also very Imperfect . . . Caveat Emptor
Publisher:
Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker?, London, 1667?.
Description:
Condition:
Broadside measuring 6x9 inches, browned, the left margin torn and frayed, not affecting the text; no copy in Wing or ESTC
Book No.:
W-75884
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal ephemera, Acts
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:
Title:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Nineteenth Congress of the United States
Publisher:
Davis and Force (Franklin's Head), Washington, 1826.
Description:
With an appendix containing the text of 18 separate Indian treaties
Condition:
Original blue wraps, worn and dampstained, the signatures still sewn, but the paper backstrip disintegrating; pages uncut
Book No.:
W-91156
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Acts, indian law
 
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:
Title:
Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Twenty-First Congress of the United States
Publisher:
William A. Davis, Washington, 1831.
Description:
Contains acts prohibiting the abduction of free blacks from the District of Columbia; authorizing the extension of the B & O Railroad; and amending various aspects of the U.S. law of copyright, among many others
Condition:
Original blue wraps, quite worn and discolored, the paper backstrip damaged; yet a usable copy
Book No.:
W-91161
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Acts, law of slavery, Railroads, copyright
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Twenty-First Congress of the United States
Publisher:
William A. Davis, Washington, 1831.
Description:
Contains acts prohibiting the abduction of free blacks from the District of Columbia; authorizing the extension of the B & O Railroad; and amending various aspects of the U.S. law of copyright, among many others
Condition:
Original blue sewn wraps, dampstained and a bit soiled, but a sound uncut copy
Book No.:
W-91162
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Acts, law of slavery, Railroads, copyright
 
Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Twenty-Second Congress of the United States
Publisher:
Francis Preston Blair, Washington, 1833.
Description:
With an appendix containing the text of 14 Indian treaties
Condition:
Original blue sewn wraps, rather worn and soiled, a bit of foxing, but generally a sound copy
Book No.:
W-91164
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Acts, indian law
 
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:
Acts and Resolutions Passed at the Second Session of the Twenty-Fifth Congress of the United States
Publisher:
Washington], 1838].
Description:
Including, among many others, two separate regulatory acts dealing with the emerging issue of steam engine safety, on land and at sea
Condition:
Original blue sewn wraps, a bit dingy, the paper backstrip chipped, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-91168
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Acts, Railroads, maritime law
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 Regni Caroli Regis, Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Decimo et undecimo. At the Parliament begun and holden at Dublin, the foureteenth day of Iuly in the tenth year of the Raigne of our most gracious Soveraigne Lord, Charles [etc]. STC 14137
Publisher:
Imprinted by the Society of Stationers, Dublin [a false imprint, i.e. London], 1636.
Description:
The only London printing of the legislation enacted by the Irish Parliament during the reign of Charles I, seventy-one acts in total, beginning with the six subsidies granted to the King, increasing Parliamentary demands leading to its dissolution
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good copy with a number of contemporary annotations in the margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78476
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
IRELAND, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI. Henrici Octavi. Henry the eyght . . . helde his moste high court of Parliament, begonne at Westminster the xxviii day of Apryl [1539] . . . wherin were established these actes following. Beale S186; S.T.C. 9400.3 [with E6, blank]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [i.e. T. Marsh], London, 1575?].
Description:
The Parliament which confirmed the dissolution of the monasteries, vesting their lands in the Crown, "Tudor government at its most planned and efficient" in G.E. Elton's words; with the complementary act bringing all monks back from the legally dead
Condition:
Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue boards, gilt, somewhat rubbed and chipped, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, yet crisp with good margins
Book No.:
W-72597
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
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:
Anno primo Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament holden at westmynster . . . hath do to be ordayned, made, & enacted certayne statutes and ordinau[n]ces in maner and fourme folowyng [1510]. S.T.C. 9358.9; not in Beale
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [etc.], London, 1533?.
Description:
A rare, early printing of the acts of the first Parliament of Henry VIII, the first post-Pynson printing (all but one of which in S.T.C. are themselves either a fragment or imperfect), and the first of three Berthelet printings; three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lacking the title, staining and repairs essentially to the margins only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78495
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
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:
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 the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1765.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC
Condition:
General title + pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a very good untrimmed copy with generous margins
Book No.:
W-76116
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
Author:
Title:
Ley Sobre Hierros y Senales. Aprobada en 12 de Abril de 1850. En traduccion. Jose H. Scull, Traductor de Estado. Compare Greenwood 167-16 [recording four copies in English, but none in Spanish, as here]
Publisher:
J. Winchester, Impresor de Estado, San Jose, 1850.
Description:
The rare, official, separate printing in Spanish of California's first Act governing brands and marks passed at the state's first legislative session, part of the larger legal and social context already evident on the Overland Trail; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed self-wraps, five pages, heavily repaired but textually complete and legible, now housed in a protective 1/4 morocco case
Book No.:
W-78806
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
California, agriculture, Acts
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:
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 Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1963, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1963
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90569
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage [with] An Act For continuing the Excise 1660 [with] An Act For the present Nonimnating of Commissioners of Sewers [with] The Rates of Merchandise . . . Subsidy of Tonnage, Subsidy of Poundage [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1660.
Description:
Three acts and a related work principally bearing upon a major constitutional debate of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II two important subsidies for his life, two of the three acts located in one copy only in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, bearing the Royal arms and manuscript paper label ("Inner 02-13"); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78814
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, economics, English constitutional law

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