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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.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-45214
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Cases of Treason. Written by Sir Francis Bacon, Knight, His Maiesties Solicitor Generall. Wing B272; Gibson 198
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Bacon's analysis for James I of uniting England and Scotland, focusing on public law, first on criminal law (treason, felonies, exile, abjuration, and heresy), then on royal prerogatives and, finally, on local officials and courts
Condition:
Modern calf, blind and gilt ruled, gilt lettered, small neat repair to title, else especially clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79382
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
criminal law, SCOTLAND, justices of peace, courts
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
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Ordinances Made By The Right Honourable Sir Francis Bacon Knight, Lord Verulam, and Vicount of Saint Albans, being then Lord Chancellor. For the better and more regular Administration of Justice in the Chancery [etc.]. Wing B316; Gibson 212
Publisher:
Printed for Mathew Walbanke, and Lawrence Chapman, London, 1642.
Description:
Bacon's signal contribution to Chancery, largely "fixing the practice of the court till the reforms of the last century" (in Holdsworth's words), 100+ in number, procedural and substantive, the principal evidence of Bacon's years as Lord Chancellor
Condition:
Original vellum, darkened, definite browning and some marginal staining, small repair to the title's margin, contents disbound, in a protective sleeve
Book No.:
W-79374
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, codification, courts
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
A Speech Delivered . . . In the lower House of Parliament . . . concerning the Article of Naturalization of the Scottish Nation. Wing B326; Gibson 203
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1641.
Description:
Only edition of Bacon's "great Parliamentary speech", leading to his appointment as Solicitor General in 1607 when Coke became Attorney General, "as closely argued and as substantial and cogent . . . as anything he propounded in policy"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, some browning, with both first and last blanks and excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79366
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
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:
Three Speeches of The Right Honorable, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, then his Majesties Sollicitor Generall . . . Concerning the Post-Nati, Naturalization of the Scotch in England, Union of the Lawes of the Kingdomes [etc.]. Wing B337; Gibson 206
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Badger, for Samuel Broun [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
Much of the fruits of Bacon's first major post (as Solicitor General to James I), "an important step in the development of his jurisprudence" and in forming his theory of natural law, all expressions of James' proposed union of England and Scotland
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, double blind ruled, gilt ruled and lettered, somewhat browned, else well preserved with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79407
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Comparative Law, natural law, jurisprudence
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
The Reading upon the Statute of Uses. Being his Double Reading to the Honourable Society of Gray's-Inn, 42 Eliz. To Which is Prefixed, The said Statute of 27 Hen. VIII c.10, An Act concerning Uses and Wills
Publisher:
Printed for E. Brooke, Bell Yard, Temple Bar, London, 1785.
Description:
A rare edition of the reading 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:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, neatly gilt, light browning, else well preserved with ample margins; five copies in ESTC, one in North America
Book No.:
W-79525
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Inns of Court
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 lightly rubbed and neatly repaired, the spine hand-lettered, light browning, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78998
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
A Charge Given by . . . Francis Bacon At a Sessions holden for the Verge . . . Declaring The Latitude of the Jurisdiction thereof, and the Offences therein inquireable, as well by the Common Law, as by several Statutes [etc.]. Wing B277; Gibson 234
Publisher:
Printed for Robert Pawlett . . . near the Temple, London, 1676.
Description:
Bacon's charge given as he was appointed to his first judicial post by James I, the "Court of the Verge" (its jurisdiction within 12 miles of Whitehall), Bacon touching on such diverse subjects as fraud, Jesuits, perjury, prophecies, and witchcraft
Condition:
Modern morocco, browned, margins cut close, the sidenotes sometimes just affected, title trimmed and repaired, usable only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79426
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
fraud, Religion, witchcraft

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