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Author:
Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:
The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
Selden Society [Supplementary Series, Volume 1], London, 1965.
Description:
All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author; superbly edited
Condition:
Original crimson cloth, a bit faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-62303
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Title:
Law Notes, A Monthly Magazine for Students and Practitioners. Volumes 26-53 [28 volumes]
Publisher:
'Law Notes' Publishing Offices, 25 & 26, Chancery Lane, London, 1907-34.
Description:
Condition:
1/4 calf, quite well preserved
Book No.:
W-25048
Price:
$ 280.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Andersen, Tryggve
Title:
In the Days of the Councillor
Publisher:
Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, 1969.
Description:
Library of Scandinavian Literature, Volume 4
Condition:
A good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-63345
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Law and Literature, NORWAY
Author:
Greene, Asa
Title:
The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson. Wright 842
Publisher:
Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description:
The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's 1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:
Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's Prison
Book No.:
W-79027
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York
Author:
Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:
The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1965.
Description:
All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author; superbly edited
Condition:
A very nice copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-55540
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Pitts, Jesse R. and Olivier Zunz (eds.)
Title:
The Tocqueville Review, La Revue Tocqueville, Volume 7, 1985/86
Publisher:
Tocqueville Society, Charlottesville, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30322
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE, constitutional law, philosophy of law, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Title:
White Collar Crime, Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate...[etc.] Parts 1 and 2
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 214 and 200 pages
Book No.:
W-90530
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
humor, legal reform, Law and Literature, Legal Ethics, White Collar Crime
Author:
Darrow, Clarence
Title:
Plea of Clarence Darrow, in his own Defense to the Jury that exonerated him of the charge of bribery at Los Angeles August - 1912
Publisher:
Golden Press, Los Angeles, 1912.
Description:
Arguably Darrow's most brilliant speech, personally defending himself against the charge of jury-tampering, still spellbinding, the jury acquitting Darrow in a half hour; without the portrait but with the original mailing envelope
Condition:
Original printed wraps, quite pretty and well preserved; 59 pages
Book No.:
W-41115
Price:
$ 200.00
Category:
criminal law, Legal Ethics, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Tietjen, Randall (ed.)
Title:
In the Clutches of the Law, Clarence Darrow's Letters
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 2013.
Description:
More than 500 letters brought together over twenty years, meticulously edited and glossed, and destined to materially change our views of Darrow, in the words of Michael Tigar--"one of the three best books on Clarence Darrow ever published"
Condition:
Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-77129
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
biography, Radicals, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Title:
The Modern Law List and Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature, Comprehending the Professions, the Stage, Sketches of Public Characters, Varieties, Together with a Picture of the English Bar, and of the Courts of Law and Equity in the Nineteenth Century
Publisher:
Printed and Published by N. Teucher . . . No. 25, Fleet Street, London, 1828.
Description:
A rare issue of the short-lived gallimaufry bordering on the scurrilous, lampooning the law, with much verse ("Law, An Epitaphic Satire" as one example) and remarks by and about Burke, Byron, Napoleon, and the stage; no copy in COPAC, one in OCLC
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, re-sewn and repaired, lightly browned, but a good copy; Vol I. No. V, pages 65-80
Book No.:
W-74951
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1891.
Description:
Presentation copy of the first edition of Holmes' 'Speeches', entirely in Holmes' hand, dark ink in three lines on the blank preceding the title: "Mrs Roger Wolcott [wife of the one-time Massachusetts' governor] / from / Oliver Wendell Holmes"
Condition:
Original buff printed boards, a trifle worn, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77505
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Shulman, Irving
Title:
The Amboy Dukes
Publisher:
Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, 1947.
Description:
Condition:
Original gray cloth, rather soiled and worn, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90260
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Juvenile Law, Law and Literature
Author:
Stewart, James]
Title:
The Life of a Lawyer. Written by Himself
Publisher:
Saunders and Benning . . . 43, Fleet Street, London, 1830.
Description:
An absorbing fictionalized autobiography ostensibly written at age seventy-two, recounting the phenomenal rise of the author, who, orphaned at age four, becomes a law clerk, Lincoln's Inn bencher, Attorney General, and, ultimately, Lord Chancellor
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, edges and endpapers, rubbed, the label lost, a bit strained, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-74246
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Jeffrey, Francis
Title:
Peter and His Enemies
Publisher:
William P. Nimmo, 2 South St David Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1859.
Description:
Condition:
Disbound, lightly browned, but sound; 31 pages
Book No.:
W-69721
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey
Publisher:
N.p., Dublin, 1771.
Description:
A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law", memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury
Condition:
Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772; five copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76948
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, law of heraldry, Law and Literature, criminal law, marriage
 
Author:
Jones, Mervyn
Title:
The Pursuit of Happiness
Publisher:
Quartet Books, London, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-63875
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Saltern, George
Title:
Of the Antient Lawes of great Britaine. S.T.C. 21635
Publisher:
Printed [by Edward Allde] for Iohn Iaggard [etc.], London, 1605.
Description:
Only edition of the tract written by a Middle Temple barrister, appearing as the union of England and Scotland was contested, "unique in its singular focus on demonstrating the existence of a British common law tradition from the mists of antiquity"
Condition:
Modern vellum, the title slightly darkened with its lower margin cut close (no text affected), the Huth copy with his bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78905
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Holt, Guy (ed.)
Title:
Jurgen and the Law, A Statement With Exhibits, Including the Court's Opinion, and the Brief for the Defendants on Motion to Direct an Acquittal
Publisher:
Robert M. McBride and Company, New York, 1923.
Description:
Limited edition of 1,080 of which this is number 214
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54762
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Law and Literature, FRANCE, obscenity
Author:
Title:
Tenants Law: or, the Laws Concerning Landlords, Tenants and Farmers. . .The Sixteenth Edition [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by his Majesty's Law-Printers for T. Waller [etc.], London, 1768.
Description:
Condition:
Full sheep, a bit chipped, but well preserved
Book No.:
W-43261
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, agriculture, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Darrow, Clarence S.
Title:
A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Hunsberger 44
Publisher:
C.L. Ricketts, Chicago, 1902.
Description:
First reissue of Darrow's first work, the only existing collection of Darrow's critical writings, taking its title from Darrow's essay on 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' and informing Darrow's world-view (and his philosophy of law) throughout his life
Condition:
Original cloth-backed decorated boards, showing wear, else a good copy with untrimmed edges and partly printed in red and black
Book No.:
W-15187
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Lowell, James Russell
Title:
Latest Literary Essays and Addresses
Publisher:
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, New York, 1892.
Description:
Clarence Darrow's copy, with his bookplate on the front marbled board, and his contemporaneous signature (dated December, 1892) on the first blank, which is detached, this copy conceivably bound for or by Darrow, given his admiration for Lowell
Condition:
Contemporary? 3/4 calf, rubbed, front board detached
Book No.:
W-56002
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1900.
Description:
Presentation copy to "Mrs Fairfax Harrison [nee Hetty Cary, of Virginia landed gentry, kinswoman of the Carrs, Jeffersons and Randolphs and wife of the President of the Southern Railway] / from her friend & servant / O W Holmes / February 28 1905"
Condition:
Original printed buff boards, somewhat darkened and rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-74790
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court
Author:
Sloss, Peter F.
Title:
Alice's Adventures in Jurisprudencia. Illustrated by Sally Richardson
Publisher:
Borogove Press, Belvedere, 1982.
Description:
A must for any Lewis Carroll fan, and indeed anyone else wondering what it would be like if Humpty Dumpty were Chief Justice, written by the San Francisco lawyer said by a colleague to be "the most creative and brightest attorney I ever worked with"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, illustrated, 87 pages, as new, the remainder of the unsold copies purchased by us directly from the author, Peter Sloss, in 1998
Book No.:
W-63644
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
Author:
Barter, William G.T.
Title:
Life, Law, and Literature
Publisher:
Bell and Daldy, London, 1863.
Description:
36 essays written by a Gray's Inn barrister, better known perhaps as a translator of Homer, with much on poetry and literature and a 34th essay on "How to make a Lawyer", this copy in a very pretty ?presentation binding by Proudfoot Binder
Condition:
Polished calf, extra gilt, marbled edges, pastedowns and endpapers, presented to "Miss Emma Townsend with the author's compliments 22 Jan 1868"
Book No.:
W-79154
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Law and Literature
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

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