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Author:
Title:
Annual Volume of the Ordinances of the Gold Coast, Enacted During the Year 1956
Publisher:
Government Printer, Accra, 1957.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-British Library, cloth-backed boards, dampstained but usable
Book No.:
W-90779
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Magna Carta, English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA
 
Author:
Title:
Annual Volume of the Ordinances and Acts of Ghana, Enacted During the Year 1957
Publisher:
Government Printer, Accra, 1958.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-British Library, cloth-backed boards, stained but sound
Book No.:
W-90780
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Magna Carta, English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA
 
Author:
Title:
Gold Coast Colony Ordinances, 1899-1902
Publisher:
Description:
Four years of ordinances, 71 in number, gathered in one volume; with handwritten chronological and alphabetical indices bound in
Condition:
Ex-British Library, blue cloth, the spine detaching; usable
Book No.:
W-90785
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Acts, Magna Carta, English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA
Author:
Hudson, John
Title:
The Oxford History of the Laws of England, Volume II, 871-1216
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
The second volume in Oxford's ambitious new series under the General Editorship of Sir John Baker, devoted to late Anglo-Saxon England, to Anglo-Norman England, and to Angevin England, concluding with "Magna Carta and the Common Law"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78486
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, canon law, Anglo-Saxon law, MEDIEVAL, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Fac-simile Copy and Translation of ye Magna Carta Granted by King John in ye Year 1215
Publisher:
Printed . . . by J.L. Allday At ye "Shakspeare" Printing Works, Birmingham, 1880?.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing, the folding facsimile measuring about 16 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches, a photo-lithograph in red ink, with the bookplate of Henry Robert Charles Martin, the Richmond Herald from 1928 to 1942; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Condition:
Later green morocco folder, gilt, marbled front pastedown, the folding facsimile and text tipped in and the stiff card cover laid in; 8 pages
Book No.:
W-79068
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Lopez y Gonzalez de Cano, Ramon
Title:
Antecedentes de la Carta Magna. Discurso Leido en la Universidad Central en el Acto Solemne de Recibir la Investidura de Doctor en la Facultad de Filosofia. (Seccion de Admnistracion.)
Publisher:
Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid, 1859.
Description:
The rare doctoral dissertation of Lopez, praising Magna Charta ("the only formula for liberty possible in our own national venture"), and suggesting the influence of Magna Charta beyond England; one copy in OCLC at the National Library of Spain
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, paper label printed in manuscript, showing some wear, but quite sound, 15 pages
Book No.:
W-91825
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Magna Carta, SPAIN
Author:
Title:
Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere, animo tenendis nunc demum ad vnum, tipis aedita per Richardum Tottell S.T.C. 9280; Beale S19
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Tottell, the 8. day of Marche 1576, London, 1576.
Description:
A pioneering printing of Magna Carta, introducing recent statutes, providing references to Rastell's Collection (and even improving and adding to it), and containing a new preface, all to be followed in the main in subsequent editions
Condition:
Modern calf, double blind ruled and gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with generous margins and occasional notes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79400
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern sprinkled calf, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-76149
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Wallis, Ralph
Title:
More News from Rome or Magna Charta, Discoursed of between a Poor Man & his Wife . . . An Assertion of Dr. William Warmstrey . . . wherein he affirmeth, that It is a lesser sin for a man to kill his Father, than to refrain coming to the Divine Service
Publisher:
for the Author, for the only benefit of his Wife and Children, London, 1666.
Description:
One of the few surviving works of Wallis, the radical protestant called the Cobbler of Gloucester, invoking Magna Charta as part of his vituperative attack on the Church of England and "the scandalous and shameful conduct of Anglican clergyman"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and the margins cut close, but clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78007
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Magna Carta, Religion, Radicals
 
Author:
Loengard, Janet (ed.)
Title:
Magna Carta and the England of King John
Publisher:
Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2010.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated boards, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-78209
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
In This Volume are conteined the statutes made and established from the time of kyng Henry the thirde, unto the fyrste yere of the reigne of our most gratious and victorious soueraigne lorde kinge Henry the viii. S.T.C. 9301.3; Not in Beale
Publisher:
In officina Thomae Berleti [i.e. Bertheleti and N. Hill?], London, 1550?.
Description:
The second printing of the first edition of the statutes of the realm commencing with Magna Carta which were rendered into English, playing a significant part in the 'Englishing' of English law (long in Latin and Law French) during the Tudor reigns
Condition:
Later polished calf, skillfully rebacked, with the bookplate of Henry Cunliffe on the front pastedown, gilt edges, very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78093
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Acts, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Booth, A
Title:
Examen Legum Angliae: Or, the Laws of England Examined, By Scripture, Antiquity, and Reason. Wing B3738. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by James Cottrel, London, 1656.
Description:
Only edition of Booth's sole work, a radical criticism of English law, contending that "Law . . . [is] an oppression of the people" and that law and equity should be merged, singling out particularly both Coke and Littleton as fundamentally in error
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, very occasional lightish marginal staining, else quite crisp with ample margins and the errata leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79427
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, Radicals, Magna Carta, equity
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312; Beale S64
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij, London, 1574.
Description:
An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78787
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1594.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite clean
Book No.:
W-78024
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Magna Charta, cvm Statvtis quae Antiqua vocantur, iam recens excusa, & summa fide emendata, iuxta vetnsta [sic] exemplaria ad Parliamenti rotulos examinata [etc.]. S.T.C. 9278; Beale S17 and S24a
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli [etc.], London, 1560?.
Description:
The second Tottel printing and the first printing of Magna Charta in the reign of Elizabeth, this printing and its printing by Tottel in 1556 "hav[ing] several items not pr[inted] elsewhere"; with the second part with its separate title
Condition:
Modern calf, the remains of the original blind-tooled boards with centered lozenges mounted, early notations and ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78460
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, Gold Coast, GHANA, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Magna Carta cum Aliis Antiquis Statutis, Quorum Catalogum, in Fine Operis Reperies [with] Secunda Pars Veterum Statutorum. S.T.C. 9274; Beale S12 and S22 [complete]
Publisher:
Impressus . . . in aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [etc.], London, 1541.
Description:
An early printing of the Great Charter and other ancient statutes, the second of two Berthelet printings, the first to include a second part of additional ancient statutes (to be emulated in later printings of the Charter), here in both parts
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, upper blank margin of title repaired, discreetly ex-library, else a very good copy with occasional notations sometimes extensive
Book No.:
W-78126
Price:
$ 8500.00
Category:
Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts, Containing I. An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity II. Considerations [on Copyholders] III. The Law of Descents in Fee-Simple IV. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest [with] an Introductory Discourse [etc.] Eller 239; Lauechli 552
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Watts, in Skinner-Row, Dublin, 1767.
Description:
The only Irish printing of the first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, including his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it and its confirmations, and three other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, light browning, very occasional pencilling, with the two tables; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78829
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Barrington, Daines
Title:
Observations on the Statutes, Chiefly the More Ancient, From Magna Charta to The Twenty-first of James the First, Ch. xxvii [1624]. With an Appendix; Being A Proposal for new modelling the Statutes. The Third Edition, With Considerable Additions. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols [etc.], London, 1769.
Description:
A family copy of one of the foremost works of eighteenth century English law reform, with the booksticker of Viscount Barrington (of which there were eleven) on the front pastedown, Barrington himself a younger son of the first Viscount
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, else a very good, clean copy, with ample margins
Book No.:
W-77841
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, Acts, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238; Lauechli 551
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-78660
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Twysden, Roger
Title:
The Commoners Liberty: Or, The English Mans Birth Right. Wing T3550
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1648.
Description:
First edition of the first published work entirely by Twysden (bracketed with Selden and Spelman as the century's foremost historians) drawing on sources from Magna Carta forward and reflecting his "deep commitment to due process and the rule of law"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, discreetly ex-library, the top margin cut a bit close (all text legible), light browning; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79585
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Seasonable Cautions for Juries, Solicitors and Witnesses; To Deterre from Man-Catching. Wing S2222
Publisher:
Printed for Francis Smith . . . in Cornhill, London, 1681.
Description:
A forceful defense of jury independence, appearing at the height of perceived jury tampering in England, describing the many ways in which the jury's integrity could be compromised, and approving of the attempts historically to curb jury corruption
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x12 inches, browned, the edges a bit chipped, else quite sound, preserved in a modern buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79620
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
juries, legal reform, legal ephemera, justices of peace, Magna Carta

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