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Author:
Dodderidge, John and ?Francis Bacon
Title:
The Lawyers Light: Or, A due direction for the study of the Law; for Methode. Choyce of Bookes moderne. Selection of Authours . . . To which is annexed for the affinitie of the Subject, another Treatise, called The Use of the Law. S.T.C. 6983; Gibson 192
Publisher:
Imprinted at London for Beniamin Fisher [etc.], London, 1629.
Description:
First editions of both works, the first recently termed "[t]he most remarkable book in this genre [stating the law's fundamental grounds and maxims]" and the second possibly (if doubted) Bacon's, to be printed with his 'Maxims' the following year
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, the spine hand-lettered and the binding loose but present, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78998
Price:
$ 3000.00
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Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Cases of Treason. Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, His Maiesties Solicitor Generall
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London, 1641.
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Book No.:
W-45214
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Law Tracts, Containing 1. A Proposition for compiling and Amendment of our Laws. 2. An Offer of a Digest of the Laws. 3. The Elements of the Common Laws of England . . . 4. The Use of the Law [and four other tracts]. Gibson 255
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for Dan. Browne [etc.], London, 1741.
Description:
The only collected edition of Bacon's legal works (first appearing in 1737), eight in number, including his seminal gathering of Maxims (in the third tract), his Ordinances in Chancery, and his arguments "in certain great and difficult cases"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, slightly rubbed, else especially bright and clean, with the half title and the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78648
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jurisprudence
 
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
The Learned Reading . . . upon the Statute of Uses: Being his double Reading to the Honourable Society of Grayes Inne. Published for the Common good. Wing B301; Gibson 211 [not calling for the plate or portrait noted in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed for Mathew Walbancke, and Laurence Chapman, London, 1642.
Description:
First edition of the work described as "one of the greatest . . . lectures at the Inns of Court" and which prompted Holdsworth to observe that Bacon "was a great teacher of law . . . the only teacher of law who can be compared with him is Maitland"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown morocco, gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else well preserved with generous margins and both blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79332
Price:
$ 1600.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Inns of Court

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