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Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Constitutionis: or, the Gentleman's Law. Being A Compleat Treatise of all the Laws and Statutes relating to the King and the Prerogative of the Crown; the Nobility; and House of Lords . . . And Also, An Introduction to the Common Law of England [etc]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling . . . for B. Lintot, London, 1719.
Description:
First edition of a work for which Jacob claimed he had consulted over one hundred authorities, praised by Holdsworth as "a learned book . . . the idea of making such a book was original; and the main features of the constitution are set out"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, extra gilt, gilt crests ("Mea Gloria Fides"), rubbed, the lower spine just chipped, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78916
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
A Review of the Statutes, Both Ancient and Modern; Especially Concerning the Practick Part of the Law . . . To which is prefix'd, A Compleat Table; shewing in what Statutes Justices of the Peace are concerned: Whether One or more [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by J. Nutt . . . for D. Browne [and two others], London, 1715.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of Jacob's first or second work, alphabetically digesting and glossing English statute law by subject, and so anonymously launching a career which was to establish his "lasting reputation . . . based on his legal writings"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, slightly strained, occasional minor marginal staining, else a very good crisp copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77678
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, justices of peace
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others], London, 1743.
Description:
The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his original work far different from previous dictionaries, this abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-77706
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year 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:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Mercatoria: Or, the Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize . . . Privateers, Piracy . . . With An Introduction, setting forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations, Dominion of the Sea [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description:
The final, expanded edition of the first general treatise devoted to the law merchant to be written by a common law lawyer, adding a chapter on the sea laws of Oleron and Rhodes and another as a dictionary devoted to law and mercantile terms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78934
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, natural law, law of piracy
Author:
Jacob, Giles?
Title:
The Game Law: Or, The Laws Relating to the Game . . . in Two Parts [bound with] The Game-Law. Part II. Being an Explanation of the Acts of Parliament, Recited in the First Part, for Preservation of the Game of This Kingdom [etc.]. Seventh Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for W. Mears, London, 1727.
Description:
Rare editions of the first work devoted exclusively to England's game laws, its second part containing the first commentary on those laws, preventing all but the elect from taking game or even possessing a gun, with Draconian penalties imposed
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, else quite sound; one copy of the second part, no copy of either part in Great Britain, in ESTC; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78191
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
game law, Natural Resources
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Common Law Common-Plac'd: Containing, the Substance and Effect of All the Common Law Cases, dispersed in the Body of the Law . . . Wherein likewise The Terms of the Law . . . are concisely treated of [etc.]. The Second Edition. Cowley 225. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description:
The last, and much-expanded, edition of Jacob's abridgment, designed to complement his 'Statute Law Common-Placed' and likely his 'Student's Companion, or Reasons of the Law'; arranged by subject, alphabetically
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat worn and scraped, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77870
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Abridgements
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:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, In all its Parts. As an Abridgment of the Common Law, and of the Acts of Parliament relating to Justices of Peace, Constables and other Parish Officers under them [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
First edition of one of Jacob's earliest works, and uncommon, revealing the direct, lucid style and excellent organization which was to make him one of the most prolific legal writers of the eighteenth century, with over thirty recorded works
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, browning, small hole in the title affecting a few letters, signature of Sir Timothy Waldo Clapham; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79524
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace, game law

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