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Title:
London's Roll of Fame: Being Complimentary Notes and Addresses From the City of London, on Presentation of The Honorary Freedom of that City, and on Other Occasions...
Publisher:
Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1884.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-15388
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
London
Author:
Title:
The Laws and Customs, Rights, Liberties, and Privileges, of the City of London [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by R. Withy . . . and W. Griffin, in Fetter-Lane, London, 1765.
Description:
Condition:
Modern marbled boards, some browning, but a good copy
Book No.:
W-68868
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
London
Author:
Title:
A Brief Account of the Powers Given to, and Exercised by, The Burgess-Court of Westminster. And Some Reasons for Continuing and Enlarging those Powers, by Amending the Act of the 27th of Queen Elizabeth [1585]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1756?.
Description:
A rare part of the debate over the governance of Westminster, "that most anomalous of all manorial boroughs", seeking to enlarge the powers of its Burgess-Court (and leading to the establishment of its "Annoyance Jury"), ultimately abolished in 1901
Condition:
Original stabbed self-wraps, disbound, somewhat dusty, a fragile but usable copy, 16 pages; no copy in ESTC, one in COPAC
Book No.:
W-75939
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts, London
Author:
Brydall [Bridall], John
Title:
Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his 'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . . doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79287
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
English Law, Acts, London
Author:
Colquhoun, Patrick
Title:
A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are . . . injured and endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by H. Baldwin and Son . . . for Joseph Mawman [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
The penultimate, much enlarged edition of Colquhoun's pioneering treatise, "a major work of permanent value [and] the first in the English language . . . on the subject of police", leading to the establishment of London's professional police force
Condition:
Modern 1/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good copy; the variant first printing with the colophon at index end only
Book No.:
W-77078
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, FRANCE, Police, London
Author:
Title:
The Laws and Constitutions of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Rowing on the River of Thames, betwixt Gravesend in the County of Kent, and Windsor in the County of Berks
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1742.
Description:
The rare sole printing of the laws and governing documents of the Company (including penalties for their breach), established by Act of Parliament in 1555 and still in existence, governing safe navigation on the Thames; one copy in ESTC, none in OCLC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over cloth boards, the spine gilt lettered and blind ruled, well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79499
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
London
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Camera Regis, Or, A Short View of London Containing the Antiquity, Fame, Walls, Bridge, River, Gates, Tower, Cathedral, Officers,k Courts, Customs, Franchises, &c of that Renowned City. Collected out of Law & History and methodized [etc.]. Wing B5253
Publisher:
Printed for William Crooke . . . without Temple Barre, London, 1676.
Description:
First edition of one of some twenty works by the prolific Brydall, "reflect[ing] a very wide range of jurisprudential expertise", this the copy which he seemingly presented to his father ("Presidio Veritas / ex dono authoris filii / charissimi mei")
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label, gilt ruled and lettered, light browning, else well preserved, with the bookplate of William Alexander; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79437
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
London
Author:
Title:
A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of February last past. 1636 [1637]. S.T.C. 7756
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
Description:
The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79533
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London

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