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Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18199
Price:
$ 1250.00
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:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17965
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description:
Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his 'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78811
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Serious Address to the People of Great Britain. In which the Certain Consequences of the Present Rebellion, Are fully demonstrated. Necessary to be perused by every Lover of his Country, at this Juncture
Publisher:
Printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe in Pater noster Row, London, 1745.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's first (of three) anti-Jacobite tracts appearing soon after the Rebels took Edinburgh, reflecting his zeal in that cause and "calculated to . . . rouse them [the public] to defend their Constitution and religion"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, occasional very light foxing, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79260
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury, at the Sessions of the Peace Held for the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. On Thursday the 29th of June, 1749. Published By Order of the Court, and at the unanimous Request of the Gentlemen of the Grand Jury
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar . . . in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
Arguably the most famous grand jury charge ever delivered, "a masterly and assured model of its kind", citing Bracton, Coke, Hale and Hawkins inter alia, and setting forth Fielding's views on the state of English society and its needed reforms
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, the title somewhat browned and with a circular stain, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79299
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, legal reform, English Law
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:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence, in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder
Publisher:
Sold by S. Hazard . . . J. Marshall . . . R. White [etc.], Bath [and] London, 1795.
Description:
An uncommon selection from Fielding's highly popular tract, vigorously promoted by him and "aptly called [a part of] Fielding's 'war against robbery and murder'", originally written just after the enactment of the Murder Act of 1752
Condition:
Original self-wraps, the sewing loose, some browning, else well-preserved, 12 pages; with the image of a prison and hanged prisoner on the title
Book No.:
W-76420
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, prisons

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