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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:
Pleas of the Crown: In Two Parts. Or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that Subject [and] three other Treatises . . . Of Sheriffs Accompts, Trial of Witches, and Provisions for the Poor. Second Part . . . by Giles Jacob
Publisher:
Printed by J[ohn] N[utt] Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq. [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
The sole collected edition of all four of these works by Hale, including the witchcraft trial at which he presided and which was to figure importantly in Cotton Mather's account, joined by the continuation of Hale's "Pleas" undertaken by Giles Jacob
Condition:
Modern calf, some browning, mainly lightish, the binding strained and beginning to crack about halfway through, otherwise sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79370
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
 
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary Descents, Shewing The Rise, Progress and Successive Alterations thereof. And Also the Laws of Descent as they are now in use. Wing H236
Publisher:
Printed and are to be Sold by A. Baldwin in Warwick-lane, London, 1699.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-79351
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills
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:
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 . . . 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:
Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can be found Relating to that Subject. Wing H253
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Tonson . . . and Jacob Tonson [etc.], London, 1678.
Description:
First edition of the precis of Hale's masterpiece (which was to be published in 1736), the work 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:
3/4 calf over marbled boards, very clean and crisp, with both the imprimatur and advertising leaves and leaf B1 not a cancel; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79815
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal 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:
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:
De Successionibus apud Anglos: Or, A Treatise of Hereditary Descents, Shewing The Rise, Progress and Successive Alterations thereof. And Also the Laws of Descent as they are now in use. Wing H236
Publisher:
Printed and are to be Sold by A. Baldwin in Warwick-lane, London, 1699.
Description:
First edition of Hale's impressive but virtually ignored conspectus of the law of descents, treating of the practices of the Jews, Greeks, and Romans, as well as ancient, medieval and early modern English law; with the folding table (browned)
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, marked and rubbed, some browning, else sound with good margins and the bookplate of Sir Edward Northey; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79641
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, Wills, jewish law, roman law, greek law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can be found Relating to that Subject. By Sir Matthew Hale Knight, late Chief Justice of the Kings Bench. Wing H254
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns [etc.], London, 1678.
Description:
First issuance under Hale's name of the precis of his masterpiece published in 1736, the work 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 sheep, quite rubbed, spine faded and its ends chipped, owner's stamp on title, else very clean, bright and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79693
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
A Treatise Shewing How Useful, Safe, Reasonable and Beneficial, the Inrolling and Registring Of all Conveyances of Lands may be to the Inhabitants of this Kingdom. Second Edition [the first to name Hale as author on the title page]. ESTC T147575. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for Mat. Wotton, at the Three Daggers [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
Hale's judicious observations upon the much-needed reform of land registration, a matter taken up by the reform commission he chaired during the Interregnum and later vigorously advocated by Maitland, though not effected until the 20th century
Condition:
Modern paper backed boards, printed paper label, the title quite browned, browning elsewhere, else quite sound and usable, 26 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79864
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Real Property, conveyancing
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:
Contemporary 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:
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:
$ 200.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law

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