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Author:
Herbert, W[illiam]
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery: Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With a Concise History of English Law
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
A large paper copy (295mm x 220mm), the edges untrimmed; with the 24 engraved plates
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf, rebacked, some foxing, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-57408
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court
 
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Innes of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Second edition
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Rober, John Martin [etc.], London, 1671.
Description:
The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court) still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the six plates
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, joints cracked, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-63682
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
Author:
Spilsbury (comp.), William H.
Title:
The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn
Publisher:
Printed for the Society, London, 1859.
Description:
The copy presented by Lincoln's Inn to Chetham's Library, Manchester, with its pictorial bookplate recording the presentation on the front pastedown and its discreet circular ownership stamp elsewhere
Condition:
Original pebbled cloth, rebacked, some foxing, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-65297
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Bibliography, Inns of Court
 
Author:
Baker, John (ed.)
Title:
Selected Readings and Commentaries on Magna Carta 1400-1604
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 2015.
Description:
Professor Baker's selection of Inns of Court readings on Magna Carta (a "source . . . which has lain almost entirely unnoticed"), plus Sir Edward Coke's unpublished essay on Chapter 29, providing a new dimension to the story of the Great Charter
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-78752
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Magna Carta
 
Author:
Carr (ed.), Sir Cecil
Title:
Pension Book of Clement's Inn
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, Londondge, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Volume 78 for the year 1960
Book No.:
W-25020
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
philosophy of law, Inns of Court
Author:
Bellewe (ed.), Richard
Title:
Ascvns Nouell cases de les ans & temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. & la Roygne Mary, Escrie, ex la graund Abridgement, composed per Sir Robert Brooke . . . disperse en les Titles. Mes icy collecte sub ans [etc.]. S.T.C. 3823; Beale R480; not in Baker
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . within Temple Barre . . . by Richard Tottill, London, 1587.
Description:
The work containing portions of the first Inns of Court reading to be printed, Justice Frowyk's lecture on Prerogative Regis, preceding by several decades the the first (in 1635) located in J.H. Baker's "Readings and Readers in the Inns of Court"
Condition:
Later 1/2 sheep over marbled boards, quite worn, some browning and staining, the margins cut close occasionally affecting sidenotes; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-73859
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases, Inns of Court
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Printed Books Comprising Sporting Books Industry, Engineering & Transport, Cosmetics, Victorian Literature, Law Books, and Other Subjects
Publisher:
Sotheby's, London, 1975/76.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16257
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Dealer
 
Author:
Title:
Catalogue of Printed Books [Including] the Property of Lincoln's Inn Library
Publisher:
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 1978.
Description:
Sotheby's November 9, 1978 sale at Hodgson's Rooms, Chancery Lane, with 21 lots from the library of Lincoln's Inn, primarily materials printed by local historical societies; with the estimates and prices realized lists laid in
Condition:
Original printed, stapled wraps, well-preserved; 62 pages
Book No.:
W-17209
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Auction Catalogues, Dealer, Bibliography, Inns of Court
Author:
Waterhous, Edward
Title:
Fortescutus Illustratus, Or a Commentary On that Nervous Treatise De Laudibus Legum Angliae, Written by Sir John Fortescue . . . The Heroique Design of whose Excellent Judgement . . . is humbly endeavoured to be Revived, Admired, and Advanced. Wing W1046
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for Thomas Dicas [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
One of Waterhous's principal works, particularly important for printing a lost manuscript on moots in the Inns of Court; presentation copy ("For my noble friend / Sr Wm Turner [the noted civil lawyer] / from the Author / This most humble present")
Condition:
Contemporary mottled calf, somewhat stained, the joints just cracking but firm, ex-Kirkleatham Library, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78073
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court
Author:
Lane, Thomas
Title:
The Student's Guide through Lincoln's Inn: Containing an Account of that Honourable Society, the forms of admission, keeping terms, performing exercises, call to the bar
Publisher:
Prrinted fo T. Lane, by Ellerton and Henderson, London, 1814.
Description:
A guide for "gentlemen desirous of being acquainted with the rules by which the societies of the inns of court are regulated." With a map engraving of the grounds, an engraved title page and two plates of facsimilar signatures of notable individuals
Condition:
Publsher's boards, untrimmed; pages toned and spotted, spine label chipped, joints split but holding
Book No.:
W-91856
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
Inns of Court
Author:
Title:
Catalogus Librorum Bibliothecae Honorabilis Societatis Medii Templi [bound with] Catalogus Continens Libros qui Bibliothecae Honorabilis Societatis Medii Templi Londini Additi Fuerunt, Ab Anno 1734 ad hoc Tempus. Ordine Dictionarii Dispositus
Publisher:
[1] Carolo Worsley [2] Thoma Sewell, London, 1734 & 1766.
Description:
The first substantial catalogue of any Inns of Court library, and the only such to appear in the 18th century, arranged alphabetically and denoting size, when and where printed, and location; with the Inn's first supplementary catalogue bound in
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, the spine extra gilt, the boards with gilt tooled borders, marbled endpapers and pastedowns; sumptuous
Book No.:
W-79045
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Bibliography, Inns of Court
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned commendation of the politique lawes of England: wherein by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile Lawes of the Empiere [etc.]. Beale T358; S.T.C. 11195
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestrete . . . by Richarde Tottell [etc.], London, 1573.
Description:
First reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of ties, well-preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78459
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
Author:
Spilsbury, William H. (comp.)
Title:
The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn [with] John Nicholson (comp.), Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library . . . of Lincoln's Inn. Supplementary Volume, Containing the Additions from 1859-1890
Publisher:
Printed for the Society [etc.], London, 1859 & 1890.
Description:
The last two major catalogues of the library's holdings of printed books (excluding its pamphlets collection) when "it was the largest law library in the English-speaking world", its foundation in 1497 earlier than any other library in London
Condition:
Original brown pebbled cloth, gilt, occasional light foxing and pencil checkmarks, else very good copies
Book No.:
W-77815
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Bibliography, Inns of Court
 
Author:
Coleridge, Stephen
Title:
Quiet Hours in the Temple
Publisher:
Mills and Boon, London, 1924.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, front free endpaper absent, otherwise sound
Book No.:
W-63065
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Inns of Court
 
Author:
Silsoe, [Malcolm Trustam Eve] Lord
Title:
Peculiarities of the Temple
Publisher:
The Estates Gazette Limited, London, 1972.
Description:
A work seriously examining the Temple as a 'peculiar' and 'exempt' property over the course of its 800 years both in religious and secular matters, with a penultimate chapter devoted to its special status in administering justice within its confines
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a trifle spotted, the frontispiece loosening, else a very good copy; with a complimentary slip from Master Silsoe laid in
Book No.:
W-72204
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
Inns of Court
 
Author:
Carr, Cecil T. (ed.)
Title:
Pension Book of Clement's Inn
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, London, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Selden Society, Volume 78 for the Year 1960; somewhat worn
Book No.:
W-17302
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
philosophy of law, Inns of Court
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Inns of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Third edition. Wing D2490
Publisher:
Printed for Christop. Wilkinson [and two others] [etc.], London, 1680.
Description:
The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court), still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the 7 plates
Condition:
Contemporary calf, ex-library, the front board detached and the title and first leaf loose; with the armorial bookplate of Charles, Viscount Bruce
Book No.:
W-74934
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
Author:
Brook, Robert
Title:
The Reading Of that famous Lawyer Sr. Robert Brook Kt. Upon the Statute of Limitations, 32.H.8. Cap.2. Wing B4897
Publisher:
Printed for Hen. Twyford . . . in the Middle-Temple, London, 1647.
Description:
One of the few Inns of Court readings ever printed, of which John Baker locates some two dozen, and the only such upon the important Henrician reform enacting the first statute of limitations (in 1540) enhancing the certainty of title to property
Condition:
Modern blind-tooled calf, gilt board edges, gilt-lettered label, title foxed, some browning and foxing elsewhere, ex-library; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-70689
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Readings, Procedure, Real Property
 
Author:
Title:
Legal London engraved. Twelve Wood Engravings by Hilary Paynter. Introduction and Notes by William E. Butler and Brian H.W. Hill
Publisher:
The Primrose Academy Ltd, London, 1998.
Description:
Twelve stunning engravings capturing never previously depicted scenes of the Inns and their surroundings, the first instance in which the Inns have been portrayed in woodcuts, the artist, Hilary Paynter, among the foremost wood engravers of our time
Condition:
Buckram-backed decorated boards, one of 135 copies (number 81) designed and printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press signed by the artist
Book No.:
W-74971
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Legal Art, Inns of Court
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
A Perfect Copy of all Summons of the Nobility to the Great Councils and Parliaments of this Realm, from the XLIX [Year] of King Henry the III, Until these present Times. Wing D2491
Publisher:
Printed by S.R. for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
The last work of Dugdale, of whom David Douglas observed that the "study of English medieval scholars between 1660 and 1730 should begin with his great and honoured name", beginning with the famed Parliament summoned in 1265; one of 700 copies
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and a little dusty, but a very good copy
Book No.:
W-60141
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Parliament
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Innes of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Second edition
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Rober, John Martin [etc.], London, 1671.
Description:
The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court), still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the six plates
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, front board detached, embrowning; sound
Book No.:
W-60145
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
Author:
Title:
Pen and Ink Sketches In Chancery. By a Lounger in the Courts. Parts I-III [all published]. Not in Bland
Publisher:
William [and Richard] Amer, Law Bookseller & Publisher [etc.], London, 1877-82.
Description:
An acute depiction of the late 19th century Chancery bar, putatively written by a disheartened litigant who has taken up 'lounging' in the Court, but clearly (in the words of a contemporary) "the results of long observation"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, residue of tape on two wraps, occasional foxing, else good copies, 10+20+15 pages
Book No.:
W-76938
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Inns of Court
 
Author:
Rolt, John
Title:
The Memoirs of the Right Honourable Sir John Rolt, Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal in Chancery 1804-1871 [Edited by C.T. Le Quesne]
Publisher:
Printed by Order of the Masters of the Bench . . . Inner Temple, London], 1939.
Description:
First publication of the miraculously surviving autobiography of John Rolt, who, though orphaned at age ten, through native intelligence and diligence became an accomplished Chancery practitioner and, subsequently, attorney general and judge
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the frontispiece portrait and ten additional full page plates
Book No.:
W-16015
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, biography, Inns of Court
Author:
Burnett, Gilbert
Title:
The Life and Death of Sir Matthew Hale, Kt. Sometime Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Kings Bench. Wing B5828
Publisher:
Printed for William Shrowsbery, at the Bible in Duke-Lane, London, 1682.
Description:
First reissue of one of the few early, contemporary biographies of an English judge or lawyer, still "the main source of personal details" of our knowledge of Hale and, in Holdsworth's words, "the best life"; with the frontispiece
Condition:
Contemporary gilt panelled goatskin morocco, skilfully repaired, the spine extra gilt, marbled pastedowns, quite a pretty copy
Book No.:
W-53376
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
biography, Inns of Court
Author:
Herbert, W[illiam]
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government . . . With a Concise History of English Law
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:
Early 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges and pastedowns, all edges gilt, quite rubbed, else a good, large-paper (20.5x26.5mm) copy
Book No.:
W-78228
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Inns of Court
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Le Reading del Mon Seignior Coke, Sur Lestatute de 27 E[dward] I [1299]. appelle Lestatute de Finibus Levatis [etc.]. Quarto. Wing C4943
Publisher:
Excudebat T.R. Sumptibus G. Lee, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
First edition (and the only separate issuance) of Coke's only published reading, twenty-three lectures given by him at Lyons Inn shortly after he was called to the bar, and a rare example of a lecture's text delivered before an Inn of Chancery
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine gilt-lettered, especially crisp and well-preserved, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78653
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Readings, Inns of Court, Real Property
 
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
A Learned Commendation of the politique Lawes of England: wherein, by most pithie reasons and euident demonstrations, they are plainely proued farre to excell . . . the Ciuil Lawes of the Empire [and] all other Lawes of the World [etc.]. S.T.C. 11196
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight, and Bonham Norton, London, 1599.
Description:
Second reissue of the first English translation of a work placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, highly popular, and the first work to examine extensively trial by jury and the Inns of Court
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, with the signature of Edmund Prideaux [?Cromwell's Attorney General], a very good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79146
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Inns of Court, political theory, juries
 
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Reading on the Statute of Uses
Publisher:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1979.
Description:
The modern reissue of the work described as "one of the greatest . . . lectures at the Inns of Court" prompting Holdsworth to observe that Bacon "was a great teacher of law . . . the only teacher of law who can be compared with him is Maitland"
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, worn but sound, ex-library, a working copy; Classics of English Legal History in the Modern Era
Book No.:
W-79175
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trusts and estates, Inns of Court

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