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Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704
Publisher:
Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1847.
Description:
First American edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set
Book No.:
W-78012
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
pleading, criminal law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished, else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:
W-78040
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Difficiles Nugae; Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian Experiment, and The various Solutions of the same, especially touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. Second Edition. Wing H239
Publisher:
Printed by W. Godbid, for William Shrowsbury [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
One of Hale's few published and polemical scientific works, disputing the theories of Descartes and Robert Boyle, relying in significant part upon Aristotle, and evidencing his "chosen public statement of the correct approach to the natural world"
Condition:
Modern calf, some light browning, else a good copy, with the addendum at p.281 and the folding table at page 304, neither noted in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78053
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean working set
Book No.:
W-79004
Price:
$ 225.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:
Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity, including the "most considered summary of his later religious ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:
b7811mporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78111
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
poor law, Religion
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London, 1779.
Description:
The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:
W-66012
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
 
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . Now first published from his Lordship's Original Manuscript . . . with large Notes. By Sollom Emlyn of Lincoln's Inn [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London], 1736.
Description:
First edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Book No.:
W-45153
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
pleading, criminal law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Difficiles Nugae; Or, Observations Touching the Torricellian Experiment, and The various Solutions of the same, especially touching the Weight and Elasticity of the Air. Wing H238
Publisher:
Printed by W. Godbid, for William Shrowsbury [etc.], London, 1674.
Description:
First edition of one of Hale's few published scientific works, disputing the theories of Descartes and Robert Boyle, relying in significant part upon Aristotle, and evidencing his "chosen public statement of the correct approach to the natural world"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, Gloddaeth Library bookplate, effaced signature of ?Thomas Mostyn on title, ?later label; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78222
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Science and the law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Methodical Summary of the Law Relating to the Pleas of the Crown. Written originally By Sir Matthew Hale, Knt. sometime Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench. To which are now added many new References [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed by Catherine Lintot . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1759.
Description:
The rare penultimate precis of Hale's masterpiece, his Historia Placitorum Coronae, one for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally well preserved set; two copies in ESTC, neither in this country
Book No.:
W-77366
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
The History of the Common Law of England. Divided into Twelve Chapters. The Second Edition Corrected [bound with] The Analysis of the Law: Being a Scheme, or Abstract, Of the several Titles and Partitions of the Law of England, Digested into Method [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Nutt . . . and sold by D. Browne [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
Second editions of two of Hale's principal works, and the first to name him on their titles, propounding the organizational schema to be adopted by Blackstone in his 'Analysis' and writing the first general history of English law in his 'History'
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over green cloth boards, light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-75000
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, biography, English Law

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