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Author:
Cooke, Edward
Title:
Chronica Juridicalia: Or, A General Calendar of the Years of . . . the several Kings of England . . . Together with A Chronological Table of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Justices of the Kings-Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. ESTC R10158
Publisher:
Printed for H. Sawbridge . . . and T. Simmons [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
First edition of the expansion of Dugdale's listings of the chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and others, extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work, which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, early paper label, some browning; with A1 blank, but without the plate amd portrait if called for
Book No.:
W-74827
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Foss, Edward
Title:
The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London, 1848-64.
Description:
Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864
Condition:
Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-77808
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Philipot, John
Title:
The Catalogue of the Chancellors of England, The Lord Keepers of the Great Seale; and the Lord Treasurers of England. With a Collection of divers that have been Masters of the Rolles. S.T.C. 19846. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed at London by Tho. Cotes [etc.], London, 1636.
Description:
Only edition of the first effort exclusively devoted to recording England's Lord Chancellors and related officials, anticipating Dugdale and Cooke, and beginning with the Lord Chancellor serving under King Ethelbald in the early eighth century
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over paper boards, the title a bit spotted, else very clean, with the coat of arms on A4v but not that on N1r; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79943
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, equity
Author:
Title:
Charter of Incorporation: Bye-Laws: Regulations: and Grant of Arms [with] Supplemental Charter [and Bye-Laws] [with] Thirteen Annual Reports of the Society's Council [with] Seven Related Documents
Publisher:
V.p., London, 1836-72.
Description:
An extensive run of annual reports and related materials of the Society during its early years, seemingly unrecorded, providing considerable biographical detail and much insight into professional and educational concerns of attorneys and solicitors
Condition:
Later buckram, ex-library, good clean copies, twenty-two publications and 734 pages in total; a complete listing gladly provided
Book No.:
W-76159
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Bench and Bar
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiverniae, Septimo [and Octavo]. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Two and twentieth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1695. In the Seventh Year of the Reign [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio.
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1696.
Description:
The Parliament enacting legislation resulting in "one of the great monetary events in history" and the adoption of the gold standard, crucially involving the views of John Locke, with its philosophical and financial consequences still debated
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, a variant not in ESTC, with certain of the first 14 title pages dated 1696 [compare ESTC R223064]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79743
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, economics, Bench and Bar, Coining, legal reform
Author:
Cooke, Edward
Title:
Chronica Juridicalia: Or, A General Calendar of the Years of . . . the several Kings of England . . . Together with A Chronological Table of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Justices of the Kings-Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. ESTC R10158
Publisher:
Printed for H. Sawbridge . . . and T. Simmons [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
First edition of the expansion of Dugdale's listings of the chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and others, extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work, which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the dedication leaf just trimmed (legibility preserved), without the plate and portrait if called for; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79863
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
East, Edward Hyde
Title:
A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1803.
Description:
Only English edition of East's principal work, the first substantial treatment of English criminal law following Blackstone's, one which "won immediate authority" and based in large part on eleven manuscripts upon which East labored for some years
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title pages and last leaves browned (more at the edges), else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79498
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, New York
Author:
Booth, William
Title:
The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts, both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1666.
Description:
First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79664
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges, pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78201
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
Author:
Title:
An Essay on the Amendment, and Reduction, of the Laws of England. For the Ease of the Subject, the Advancement of Justice, and Regulating the Profession of the Law [also to appear in editions of 'Law Quibbles']. ESTC N30349 [one copy]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for Thos. Corbett, London, 1724.
Description:
The rare, only separate printing of a substantial proposal to reform English law and the English legal profession, "clearly the work of an informed and responsible critic", and influential on the work of the Society of Gentlemen Practisers from 1739
Condition:
Modern 1/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, black morocco label, double gilt ruled and lettered, well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80136
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
legal reform, Bench and Bar

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