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Author:
Theobald, William
Title:
A Practical Treatise on the Law of Principal and Surety, Particularly with Relation to Mercantile Guaranties, Bills of Exchange, and Bail Bonds
Publisher:
S. Sweet, Chancery Lane, Stevens and Sons, Bell Yard [etc.], London, 1832.
Description:
Only English edition of a work based on lectures delivered at the University of London by an Inner Temple barrister, seemingly the only part of his ambitious plan to "put in an institutional form" the private commercial law of England
Condition:
Contemporary boards, printed paper label, front joint just cracking and a bit tender, else a very good, untrimmed, unsophisticated copy
Book No.:
W-76039
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Agency, Bills and Notes, Bail and Bail Bonds, Commercial Law
 
Author:
Title:
American Legal Case Digests
Publisher:
American Legal Publications, Inc, New York, 1948.
Description:
Condition:
very worn; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-16352
Price:
$ 10.00
Category:
Bills and Notes
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Cohen 2561
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] A. Maxwell and Son [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1845.
Description:
First edition of Story's last Commentary, appearing two months before his death and completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, lightly rubbed, a very good clean copy; with the contemporaneous ownership signature of N. Butler, Junior, dated August 1847
Book No.:
W-74984
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Phillipps, S.M.
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence. Second Edition, with Considerable Additions
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth and Son [etc.], London, 1815.
Description:
The much expanded first revision of Phillipps' principal work, earning him a reputation of "high rank -- accurate, perspicuous and well-organized -- expound[ing] the principles of his subject in a clear and systematic way"
Condition:
Original blue boards, quite rubbed, rebacked, a bit of light pencilling and some partial pencil erasures, else a very good, untrimmed, clean copy
Book No.:
W-75992
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, Evidence
 
Author:
Britton, William Everett
Title:
Cases on the Law of Bills and Notes
Publisher:
Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 194l.
Description:
Condition:
Worn wraps, crudely reinforced with tape; much pencilling; usable
Book No.:
W-63106
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Bills and Notes
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes and Insurances: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at large, Arguments, Resolutions, Judgments, Decrees, and Customs of Merchants concerning them, methodically digested [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for W. Owen, near Temple-bar, London, 1761.
Description:
The second and considerably expanded edition of the first English legal treatise on the subject, comprehensive in its coverage and praised by Holdsworth as "a pioneer book . . . a creditable piece of work [whose] arrangement is clear"
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, without pastedowns as bound, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79294
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bills and Notes
Author:
Title:
The Laws Concerning Travelling . . . [Of] Robbery . . . Of Land Carriage . . . Of Innkeepers . . . Of Water-Carriage . . . Of negotiating Bills of Exchange . . . Of the Currency of Money . . . Of the Laws for regulating Hackney-Coaches [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Brown [etc.], London, 1718.
Description:
Only edition of what appears to be the first comprehensive work on the English law of travellers and travelling, well-reflecting its then precarious and dangerous nature, starting with robbery, innkeepers (and extortion), and fencing of stolen goods
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind decorated calf, rubbed, spine ends just chipped, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79442
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, Transportation, law of highways, Bills and Notes
Author:
Title:
The Law of Securities. Being A Methodical Treatise of all the Laws andStatutes relating to Bills Obligatory, Bonds [and] . . . all Manner of Engagements for Money . . . Pawns, Pledges, and Usury . . . To which are added, The Laws against Bankrupts [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1722.
Description:
First edition of a rare work of ambitious scope, treating of all kinds of commercial securities, including bonds and conditions, recognizances, mortgages, collateral securities, and then the related matters of pawns, pledges, usury, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed, else very clean with ample margins and in original state, two copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78730
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, Pawnbroking, law of usury, bankruptcy, securities
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on the Law of Promissory Notes, and Guaranties of Notes, and Checks and Banks and Bankers. With Occasional Illustrations from the Commercial Law of the Nations of Continental Europe. Second Edition. Cohen 2562
Publisher:
Charles C. Little & James Brown [and] Stevens and Norton [etc.], Boston [and] London, 1847.
Description:
Story's last Commentary, here based in part on his posthumous manuscript notes, completing his "grand effort to create an American commercial common law suitable both to the needs of the new capitalism and to the values of the old republicanism"
Condition:
Original polished sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy now housed in a modern cloth box
Book No.:
W-77962
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Commercial Law, Negotiable Instrum, Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Forbes, William
Title:
A Methodical Treatise Concerning Bills of Exchange . . . illustrated and confirm'd from Civil Law; the Authority of Lawyers and Writers . . . With incident comparative Views of the Laws and Customs of England, and other Countries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by John Mosman . . . for John Russell [etc.], Edinburgh, 1718.
Description:
The expanded edition of Forbes' first work, and the first treatise published in Scotland on the subject, antedating Forbes' appointment as the first professor of civil law at the University of Glasgow in 1714 and as its Dean in the 1730's
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking (but quite firm), title dusty, a crisp usable copy; with the advertising leaves
Book No.:
W-76615
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, Negotiable Instrum
Author:
Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Title:
Reviews of Emory Washburn's "A Treatise on the American Law of Easements and Servitudes [and] John Barnard Byles, "A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes, and Checks [and] "Summary of Events: Impeachment"
Publisher:
American Law Review, Boston, 1867-68.
Description:
Among Holmes's earliest legal writings, as he became a staff member of the Review, founded by his close friends, John Ropes and John Gray the previous year, showing "Holmes's first efforts to make a naturalistic or scientific study of the law"
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, one small ink stamp on the verso of the title, else a very good copy; the Review's second volume for 1867-1868
Book No.:
W-76557
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Real Property, Supreme Court, Bills and Notes, impeachment
Author:
Williams, John
Title:
The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:
Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], London, 1812.
Description:
First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:
W-76654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes

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