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Title:
The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788 . . . Carefully Compared with the Original Acts. Volume One
Publisher:
Printed at Worcester, by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, 1788.
Description:
An elaborately glossed copy of Isaiah Thomas's pioneering effort to print the Massachusetts laws arranged by subject as conceived by him, with a manuscript index covering much of the title and adjoining leaf and the printed index similarly annotated
Condition:
Original sheep, very worn, back board detaching, with the signature of J. Perkins, perhaps the James Perkins whose mansion housed the Boston Athenaeum
Book No.:
W-78700
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Massachusetts, Acts
 
Author:
Widiss, Alan I., et al
Title:
No-Fault Automobile Insurance in Action, The Experiences in Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware and Michigan
Publisher:
Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, 1977.
Description:
Four reports issued under the auspices of the Council on Law-Related Studies, whose president, David Cavers, contributes a foreword and is co-author of the Massachusetts' investigation
Condition:
Book No.:
W-60391
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
law of automobiles, torts, insurance law, Massachusetts, Florida, Delaware, Michigan
 
Author:
Bigelow, Lewis
Title:
A Digest of Pickering's Reports, Volumes II-VII Being a Supplement to the Digest of the Previous Volumes of the Massachusetts Reports
Publisher:
Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, Boston, 1830.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-43708
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
digests, Massachusetts, reports of cases
Author:
Fenner, Ball
Title:
Raising the Veil; or, Scenes in the Courts . . . Embellished with Portraits of Police, Court Officers [etc.]. Cohen 1006
Publisher:
James French & Company, Boston, 1856.
Description:
An insider's account, truly "raising the veil" on courts and lawyers, in this case those of New York, Philadelphia and, in particular, Boston, with a side excursion to California and with separate chapters on divorce and bankruptcy
Condition:
Original embossed cloth, quite worn and frayed, yet a usable copy
Book No.:
W-68204
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, human rights, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Bing, Stephen R. and S. Stephen Rosenfeld
Title:
The Quality of Justice in the Lower Criminal Courts of Metropolitan Boston
Publisher:
Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Boston, 1970.
Description:
A thorough, empirical examination of Massachusetts' entry level criminal courts, with five appendices, two maps, 32 tables, a computer printout, and like analyses
Condition:
Wraps, faded and a bit worn, but sound; 149 pages
Book No.:
W-90190
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
criminal law, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Title:
Remarks of Richard H. Dana, Jr. Esq before the Committee on Federal Relations, on the Proposed Removal of Edward G. Loring, Esq. from the Office of Judge of Probate
Publisher:
Printed by Alfred Mudge & Sons, No. 21 School Street, Boston, 1855.
Description:
Condition:
Original stabbed self-wraps, ?ex-library, sunned; 28 pages
Book No.:
W-66307
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
impeachment, trials, Probating, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Amos, Andrew
Title:
The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, in the Tower of London, and Various Matters Connected therewith, from Contemporary Mss.
Publisher:
Richard Bentley, London, 1846.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, front board detached, rear board lacking, definite staining and embrowning; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-51385
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, Law & Hist of Printg, trials
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges, pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78201
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
 
Author:
Zinman (intro.), Michael
Title:
Several Laws and Orders Made At the Generall Court . . . Held at Boston the 11th of May 1670. And at the Generall Court held by Adjournment the 12th day of October, 1670
Publisher:
The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, 1987.
Description:
The facsimile reissue of the only known copy of these Massachusetts Bay Colony session laws, only recently rediscovered; with a brief introduction by Mr. Zinman, speculating about other missing laws whose existence are suggested by these
Condition:
Printed, sewn, oversized wraps; six pages
Book No.:
W-13145
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
Author:
Title:
The Charter Granted by their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with] Acts and Laws, Of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay [etc.] [with one further act] Cushing 343-345, 349
Publisher:
Printed by B. Green . . . for Benjamin Eliot [etc.], Boston, 1726-27.
Description:
Among the earliest collected laws of the Province, preceded only by those of 1699 and 1714, together with the Province's Charter and then supplemented by the laws for the immediately succeeding session held in the year of the laws' publication
Condition:
Contemporary panelled sheep, quite worn and somewhat bowed, the rear board detached and the front loose, some foxing, else a crisp desirable copy
Book No.:
W-53448
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Acts, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Title:
Cases Decided in the District and Circuit Court of the United States for the Pennsylvania District, and also a Case Decided in the District Court of Massachusetts, Relative to the Employment of British Licenses on board of Vessels of the United States
Publisher:
Published by Redwood Fisher, No. 30, South Fourth-Street, Philadelphia, 1813.
Description:
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps (lacking), foxing, untrimmed; 91 pages
Book No.:
W-62291
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, maritime law, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts
Author:
Metcalf, Theron
Title:
Digest of the Cases Decided in the Supreme Judicial Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [etc.]. Cohen 5548
Publisher:
Published by Richardson and Lord, Boston, 1825.
Description:
The only edition of one of the earliest Massachusetts digests (the second to digest the Supreme Judicial Court's reports), undertaken by Metcalf, who was himself later to be the Court's reporter and then to be appointed to the Court itself
Condition:
Sheep-backed boards, worn, some staining, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-42321
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
digests, Massachusetts
 
Author:
Clark, B.F.]
Title:
The Perjury Case! Further Developments. Mr. Clark's Replies to the Letters of George F. Farley, and Ashael Huntington, Esq's
Publisher:
Printed for the Publisher, Boston, 1848.
Description:
Condition:
Lacking wraps, embrowned, worn but sound; 16 pages
Book No.:
W-52101
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Massachusetts
 
Author:
Greenhood, E. Russell
Title:
Mortuary Law and Settlement of Estates in Massachusetts
Publisher:
N.p., Boston, 1939.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-11622
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Massachusetts
 
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18199
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law

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