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Title:
Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . . Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5 and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423, 9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:
[1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London, 1547-70.
Description:
A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553, including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused traitors
Condition:
Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco, occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78702
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1784.
Description:
The only work on the English law of simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), "an intelligent summary" in Holdsworth's words, with much discussion of its criminal nature and its association with perjury
Condition:
Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, gilt, some sidenotes just shaved (the sense preserved), else a lovely bright fresh copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-74445
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, criminal law
Author:
Lambard, William
Title:
Eirenarcha: Or of The Office of the Justices of Peace [etc.] [bound with] The Dueties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace [etc.]. S.T.C. 15169 and 15152; Beale T395 and T386
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
The last sixteenth century editions (and the last to appear during Lambarde's lifetime) of the pre-eminent early works on justices of the peace and other inferior local officials, the fruits of Lambarde's experience in the former capacity
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, somewhat rubbed, else well-preserved and especially crisp; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78793
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Stuart, John (ed.)
Title:
Records of the Priory of the Isle of May
Publisher:
Printed for the Society [of Antiquaries of Scotland] by R. Clark, Edinburgh, 1868.
Description:
An exceptionally well edited account of the early religious presence on the Isle of May, located in the firth of Forth on Scotland's east coast, founded by King David of Scotland in the late 12th century; with several impressive facsimiles
Condition:
Original cloth, quite rubbed, but sound
Book No.:
W-42030
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
law and sociology, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Elmes, James
Title:
A Practical Treatise on Ecclesiastical and Civil Dilapidations, Re-instatements, Waste . . . With an Appendix Containing Cases Decided, Precedents of Notices to Repair, Examples of Valuations [etc.]. Third Edition, Considerably Enlarged
Publisher:
Samule Brooke, Law Printing-Office, 35, Paternoster Row, London, 1829.
Description:
Best edition of a work of potential interest to anyone interested in the legal and historical aspects of architecture and construction particularly as applied to churches, with comparisons drawn to Roman and French law and much reliance on Lord Coke
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, rebacked, quite rubbed, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-64350
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, Legal Architecture
Author:
Title:
In re Williams versus Garbett. The Judgment of an Ecclesiastical Court
Publisher:
Printed and Published by J. Vincent, Oxford, 1842.
Description:
A rare tract, a sharp satire (appropriately in verse) of the contested 1842 election of the Professor of Poetry at Oxford, devolving into an ecclesiastical dispute and "mark[ing] the beginning of the decline of the Tractarian movement in Oxford"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a usable if somewhat fragile copy, 15 pages; no copy in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76870
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, Poetry
Author:
Hudson, John
Title:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England, concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78486
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
 
Author:
Walsh, Thomas
Title:
History of the Irish Hierarchy, With the Monasteries of Each County, Biographical Notices of the Irish Saints, Prelates, and Religious. Compiled from the Most Authentic Records, Foreign and Domestic
Publisher:
D. & J. Sadlier & Co., 164 William Street [etc.], New York, 1857.
Description:
Condition:
Original embossed cloth, badly worn, ex-library; a working copy
Book No.:
W-30033
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
IRELAND, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Stoughton, William
Title:
An Abstract, of Certain Acts of parliament: of certaine her Maiesties Iniunctions: of certain Canons, Constitutions, and Synodalles prouinciall: established and in force, for the peaceable gouernment of the Church [etc.]. S.T.C. 10394. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Waldegrave, London, 1583.
Description:
Part and parcel of the first substantial, organized Puritan opposition to the oath ex-officio and the High Commission, prompted specifically by Archbishop Whitgift's Twenty-Four Articles seeking to impose uniformity of liturgical observance
Condition:
Modern black morocco, all edges gilt, cut somewhat close with some running heads and catchwords shaved, the text unaffected, some browning; a good copy
Book No.:
W-76910
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Anno XXIIII Henrici VIII. Actis made in the Session of this present parliament, holden uppon prorogation at Westmynstre . . . in the xxiiii yere of the reygne of . . . Kynge Henry the VIII [1533] [etc.]. Beale S150; S.T.C. 9377. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris [etc.], London, 1538.
Description:
The Parliament in which the first great step was taken to extinguish papal jurisdiction and power in England, ensuring that Henry's divorce would be determined by Cranmer's archepiscopal court, and leading to Henry's supremacy in the English Church
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC, one with a mutilated imprint; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78521
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, 16TH CENTURY, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Fift Part of the Reports of Sr. Edward Coke Knight, the Kings Attorney Generall: Of diuers Resolutions and Iudgements giuen vpon great deliberation . . . by the reuerend Iudges and Sages of the Law [etc.] [Title also in Latin]. S.T.C. 5504 variant
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1605.
Description:
First edition of the fifth part of Coke's Reports, possibly a unique copy, with two title pages and the two sets of preliminaries, one in double column and the other not, this copy separately identified and discussed in the STC Addenda and in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, signature of Robert Paynell of Gray's Inn (admitted 1619) on the first title, with his extensive gloss throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78240
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
reports of cases, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Tuero Bertrand, Francisco
Title:
Un Pleito Sobre Derecho de Asilo en el Oviedo del Siglo XVIII
Publisher:
Instituto de Estudios Asturianos, Oviedo, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Original wraps, a little worn, but sound and usable; 117 pages
Book No.:
W-53087
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, 18TH CENTURY, SPAIN
Author:
Johnson, John
Title:
Collection of All the Ecclesiastical Laws, Canons, Answers, or Rescripts . . . of the Church of England, From its first Foundation to the Conquest . . . Now first Translated into English with Explanatory Notes [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for Robert Knaplock . . . and Samuel Ballard [etc.], London, 1720.
Description:
The last work of Johnson, "a very able writer", sufficiently valuable to be reissued in a new edition over a century subsequently, in 1850, with Johnson's notes supplemented by those glosses from Lyndwood and Athone "thought most useful"
Condition:
Modern brown cloth, gilt, definite browning, ex-library, one signature loose in volume one; a usable set only
Book No.:
W-72775
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Athon [Ayton, Acton, Aton], John
Title:
Constitutiones Legitime seu Legatine Regionis Anglicane: cum Subtillissima Interpretatione D[omini] Johannis de Athon: Tripliciq[ue] Tabella. Necnon et [Con]stitutiones Prouinciales ab Archiepiscopis Cantuariensibus [etc.]. S.T.C. 17108; Beale T404
Publisher:
Wulfgangi Hopilii [etc.], Paris, 1504.
Description:
First edition of the first major treatise on Anglican canon law, written in the early fourteenth century, a work which, in John Baker's words, "might well claim to be one of the most visually attractive law books ever published . . . in England"
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, the margins of the last leaf repaired, else well-preserved, with the title printed in red and black; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78686
Price:
$ 4000.00
Category:
canon law, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Hooker, Richard
Title:
Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie [bound with] Of the Lawes of Ecclesiasticall Politie. The fift Booke. S.T.C. 13712 and 13712.5
Publisher:
Printed by John Windet [etc.] [imprints differ slightly], London, 1593 & 1597.
Description:
First editions of both parts of Hooker's monumental work, examining the underlying principles of the supremacy of law, thus in Holdsworth's words "of immense historical interest" and, given its subsequent impact, "of equal constitutional importance"
Condition:
Modern calf, ex-Christ Church Library, some light staining, signatures of Thomas Serle and of ?J.N.L. Myers, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78882
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Cosin, Richard
Title:
An Apologie for Sundrie Proceedings by Iurisdiction Ecclesiasticall . . . Respectiuelie submitted to the graue iudgements of the reuerend Iudges and other Sages of the Common lawe: of Iudicious Professors of the Viuill lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 5821; Beale T249
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The much expanded, final edition of Cosin's most important work, "the standard defence of the jurisdiction of the church courts and high commission" and a major contribution to his distinguished career at the apex of the ecclesiastical court system
Condition:
Later calf, quite rubbed, light browning, the top margin cut close (a few running heads affected, but not legibility), sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78903
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Title:
Iniunccions geuen by the moste excellent prince, Edward the sixte, by the grace of God, kyng of England, Fraunce and Irelande . . . To all and singuler his louyng subiectes, as well of the Clergie, as of the Laietie. S.T.C. 10090.3
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Grafton [etc.], London, 1547.
Description:
The first efforts to reform the English church under Edward VI, the popular reception of which remains debated, with the requirement of clergy celibacy ended, church property defaced or destroyed, chantries abolished and processions banned inter alia
Condition:
Modern boards, the joints frayed and beginning to crack, but sound, some browning, elaborate contemporary gloss, Goyder bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78950
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Title:
Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5, 9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:
T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description:
The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:
Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78956
Price:
$ 4750.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
A Booke of certaine Canons, concernyng some parte of the discipline of the Churche of England. In the yeare of our Lord 1571. S.T.C. 10063
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Daye, dwellyng ouer Aldersgate, London, 1571.
Description:
A rare printing of the 1571 canons, describing the duties of bishops, deans of churches, archdeacons, churchwardens, preachers, and schoolmasters, inter alia, concluding with the sentence of excommunication; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, lightly browned, else quite crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78980
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Guernsey, R.S.
Title:
Ecclesiastical Law in Hamlet:--The Burial of Ophelia
Publisher:
AMS Press, New York, 1971.
Description:
The facsimile reissue of the paper read before The Shakespeare Society of New York on June 9, 1885, and then published by Brentano Bros for the Society
Condition:
Original green cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-78982
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Shakespeare, Ecclesiastical Law, law of burial

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