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Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a double Tract: The One Containing a Collection of some principall Rules and Maximes of the Common Law [and] The Other The Use of the Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1134; Gibson 193. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of Iohn Moore Esq., London, 1630.
Description:
First edition of Bacon's most famous legal work, and the first collection in English of the maxims of English law, part of Bacon's larger scheme to systematize and reform the law, and part of a much more extensive collection of his maxims now lost
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, rubbed, the spine snagged, some browning, one blank defective, else well preserved with exceedingly ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78946
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
maxims, jurisprudence
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
Category:
 
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.
Description:
Condition:
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:
Reports of Cases Decided by Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, Lord Chancellor of England, in the High Court of Chancery (1617-1621). Prepared from the Records of That Court by John Ritchie, M.A., Of the Inner Temple, Barrister at Law
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell, Limited, 2 & 3 Chancery Lane, W.C. 2, London, 1932.
Description:
The sole record we have of Bacon's decisions for the four years he was Lord Chancellor, serving as "the formal head of his nation's legal system", over 300 decisions compiled by John Ritchie, "who spent years resurrecting Bacon's judicial record"
Condition:
Original black cloth, gilt, somewhat marked, ex-John Crow Collection of the University of Kent at Canterbury, bookplate of Robert Washington Oates
Book No.:
W-79165
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, equity, 17TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Reading on the Statute of Uses
Publisher:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1979.
Description:
The modern reissue of the work described as "one of the greatest . . . lectures at the Inns of Court" prompting 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:
Original blue cloth, gilt, worn but sound, ex-library, a working copy; Classics of English Legal History in the Modern Era
Book No.:
W-79175
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Inns of Court

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