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The Contentes of this booke. Fyrste the Booke for a Iustice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a courte Baron, or a lete. The booke teachynge to kepe a courte hundred. The boke called returna Brevium [etc.]. S.T.C. 14883; Beale T154
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestreet . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.], London, 1559.
Description:
The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials first printed by Pynson in 1505, including (as well as those above) Novae Additiones, Carta Foedi and Exchequer Ordinance
Condition:
Modern calf, extensive but unobtrusive worming, repairs; sound
Book No.:
W-65998
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Court-Keeper's Guide For the Keeping of Courts Leet and Courts Baron. . .Seventh Edition
Publisher:
Printed by the assigns of Rich. Atkins, and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the spine laid down; quite sound
Book No.:
W-11832
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Title:
The Contentes of this boke. Fyrste the boke for a Justice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a court Baron, or a lete [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Brevium [and] Carta Foedi [and] the kynge's Escheker [etc.]. S.T.C. 14877
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [imprints vary], London, 1544.
Description:
The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, all edges gilt, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Huntington Library duplicate, quite clean and even luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79387
Price:
$ 6750.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Hutton, Richard
Title:
The Young Clerks Guide: Or, An Exact Collection of choice English Presidents . . . For all sorts of Indentures, Letters of Atturney, Releases, Conditions [bound with] The Second Part Of the Young Clerks Guide [etc.]. Wing H3849A and Not in Wing
Publisher:
Printed for Humphrey Tuckey at the black spread Eagle [both works, London, 1658 & 1657.
Description:
Rare editions (one seemingly unrecorded) of the spectacularly popular handbook attributed to Hutton, the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case, with some forty editions recorded in ESTC by 1689--one and no copies in ESTC here
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt-lettered, discreetly ex-library, the first work lacking three gatherings, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78422
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Complete Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing . . . The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron; with a general Introduction to every thing incident to them, according to Law and Custom [and four other parts]. Seventh Edition
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [for seven others], London, 1781.
Description:
The last eighteenth century edition of what I believe is Jacob's first work (of eighteen) on the subject he may have known best, local courts, in which he had served professionally, termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive" by Holdsworth
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a very good copy with generous margins
Book No.:
W-79458
Price:
$ 135.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace
Author:
Wade, John
Title:
The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Especially Those Relative to . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims, Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street, London, 1829.
Description:
An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76736
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, criminal law, legal dictionaries
Author:
Title:
The Clerks Vade Mecum. Or, A Choice Collection of Modern Presidents, According to The best Forms extant, and such as have not formerly been Printed . . . Usefull for all persons that have relation to the Practick part of the Common Law [etc.]. Wing C4651
Publisher:
Printed by T.M. for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
Only edition of a work prepared by an anonymous barrister, based on a manuscript whose contents are said to be unique and "a faire, polished, and intire body of itself, framed by several sages of the Law, of great Integrity, and Experience"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, joints cracked, back board loose, tightly bound, signature of Phillip Williams dated 1682, usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79493
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
conveyancing, Forms & Form Books, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in a New and Instructive Method [under seven heads] . . . so plainly treated of, that all Manner of Persons may be particularly acquainted with our Common and Statute Law [&c.]. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for ten others], London, 1740.
Description:
A rare early London edition of Jacob's popular vade-mecum, published for over a half-century, devoted in part to estates, to marriage (grouped with "ideots [and] lunaticks"), and to Magna Charta, to habeas corpus, and to the liberty of the subject
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, rubbed, ?label lacking, else quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy, five copies in ESTC, none in the United Kingdom
Book No.:
W-79504
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Magna Carta, habeas corpus, Lunatics, marriage, Real Property
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79330
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare

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