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Title:
The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . . in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:
in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet], London, 1535-40?.
Description:
A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:
Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79342
Price:
$ 10000.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
Declarations and Pleadings In the most usual Actions brought in the several Courts of King's-Bench and Common-Pleas at Westminster, viz Scandal of Peers . . . Slander of Common Persons . . . Case For Non-feasance and Negligences, Mal-fesances and Torts
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description:
First edition of one of Bohun's several works following the 1732 act requiring that English be used in the Royal courts--and an early work using the word 'torts' in its title, distinguishing between negligence as nonfeasance and torts as malfeasance
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, later handwritten label, the boards slightly bowed and the spine inkstained, else especially fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78967
Price:
$ 225.00
Category:
Procedure, torts, libel and slander
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington [and] London, 1780.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the second; a pretty copy
Book No.:
W-77292
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Title:
The Office of the Clerk of Assize: Containing the Form and Method of the Proceedings at the Assizes, and general Gaol-delivery, as also on the Crown and Nisi Prius side. Together with The Office of the Clerk of the Peace [etc.]. Wing W125
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Twyford in Vine Court, Middle Temple, London, 1676.
Description:
An elaborate guide for justices of the peace and their subordinate officers, primarily devoted to criminal and related matters at assizes and quarter sessions; with a section printing the 1666 rules and orders for preventing the plague's spreading
Condition:
Modern calf, somewhat strained, the spine rubbed, ex-library, the title laid down and one gathering loose, minor marginal worming; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79731
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace, sheriffs
Author:
Greenleaf, Simon
Title:
A Collection of Cases Overruled, Denied, Doubted, or Limited in Their Application, Taken from American and English Reports. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Cohen 5515
Publisher:
Published by Wm. & A. Gould & Co. [etc.], Albany, 1838.
Description:
The much expanded, first revision of Greenleaf's unique work, its original preparation having led to "an intimacy of correspondence . . . between [Greenleaf] and Judge Story", who both contributed to it and "want[s] to get a copy and interleave it"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite foxing and browning, else a good copy; with the ownership signature of Henry B Curtis on the title
Book No.:
W-75431
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Procedure, digests
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
The English Lawyer: Shewing The Nature and Forms of Original Writs, Processes and Mandates, of the Courts at Westminster. As Also The Forms of Returns and Directions of Writs, Processes, &c. With many curious Observations on the Whole [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for three others], London, 1732.
Description:
Only edition of one of Bohun's many works, his scholarship elsewhere praised by Holdsworth, comprehensively discussing writs in the Royal courts, occasioned by the passage of the statute [4 Geo II c.26] requiring that court proceedings be in English
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, a bit of worming to the upper margin at the volume's end, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79543
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
introductory law, Procedure
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 signed A2]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, ?original label preserved, browning to edges of title, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79892
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition. Baumgartner 3 [calling for 22 plates, all of which are present here, many folding]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1784.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, this edition completely revised and much expanded following Howard's journeys in 1780
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, minor staining to the free endpapers, occasional foxing, else clean and wide-margined; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-77954
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Distresses and Replevins, Delineated. Wherein the Whole Law under those Heads is considered; what Things may, or may not be distrained; and the regular Method to be pursued in suing out Replevins, &c. agreeable to the present Practice [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1757.
Description:
One of Gilbert's many able treatises praised by Holdsworth as among the best of eighteenth-century treatise-writing, examining the legal remedies most closely associated with self-help and fraught with the prospect of force and social conflict
Condition:
Contemporary double blind ruled and decorated calf, neatly rebacked, very clean with ample margins and the two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79936
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and 28. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington and London, 1784-91.
Description:
Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:
Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many elaborately folding
Book No.:
W-76702
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Oke, George C.
Title:
The Magisterial Formulist: Being a Complete Collection of Forms and Precedents for Practical Use in All Matters Out of Quarter Sessions; Adapted to . . . Jervis's Acts . . . With an Introduction, Explanatory Directions, Variations, and Notes [etc.]
Publisher:
Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of Oke's treatise, to go through twenty editions over more than a century, treating the Jervis Acts' major revisions of criminal procedure, significantly expanding the summary powers of justices; 2 copies in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, the rear joint cracking and a portion of the spine excised, else a clean, usable copy
Book No.:
W-76651
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Procedure, justices of peace
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79330
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Title:
Registrum omnium breuium tam originalium quam iudicialium, nouiter Impressium et quam exacte correctum et emendatum. S.T.C. 20837; Beale 310
Publisher:
Excusum Londini, apud Richardum Tottelum [etc.], London, 1553.
Description:
Second appearance of one of the most important of all medieval English law books, likened by Maitland to a medieval cathedral, the original sheets of Rastell's first edition of 1531, including his colophon, here paired with Tottel's title and tables
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers, remains of clasps, some foxing, but quite crisp and appealing; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78445
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Title:
A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries . . . To which are added, Divers Statutes touching the Office of Sheriffs . . . and also the Law concerning Elections and Returns of Members of Parliament [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1739.
Description:
The second, expanded, and final edition of the first work on the ancient remedies of replevin and distress, the latter of which Holdsworth termed "the oldest form of self help" and which Maitland traced to the Laws of Ine, circa 700 A.D.
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, gilt lettered, some browning, mainly lightish, the front blank a bit chipped, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76899
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, sheriffs, Procedure, pleading, law of elections
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
La Novvelle Natura breuium du Iudge tresreuerende Monsieur Anthonie Fitzherbert, denierement renue & corrige per laucteur, auecques vn Table perfecte des chose notables contenus en ycell . . . per Guiliaulme Rastell [etc.]. Beale T347; S.T.C. 10961.4
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1576.
Description:
An early edition (the fifth issuance to appear) of Fitzherbert's classic treatment of the writ system, the heart of English law, praised by Coke and Hale (who prepared his own edition) and oft-cited by Maitland; with Rastell's table of contents
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, remains of ties, bookplate of Fitzherbert Brockholes, especially attractive; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78802
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Procedure
Author:
Lawes, Edward
Title:
A Practical Treatise on Pleading, in Assumpsit. With the Addition of the Decisions of the American Courts by Joseph Story. Cohen 9246
Publisher:
Published by James W. Burditt & Co., Boston, 1811.
Description:
One of Story's earliest substantive legal efforts, appearing the year he was appointed to the Supreme Court; the American edition of a work which he described as "the most finished and accurate illustration of the theory of [legal] science"
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, joints repaired, light browning, else quite a good copy
Book No.:
W-77429
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
pleading, Procedure
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law and Practice of Ejectments: Being a Compendious Treatise of the Common and Statute Law Relating thereto: To which are added Select Precedents of Pleas, Special Verdicts, Judgments, Executions, and Proceedings in Error [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by R. and B. Nutt, and F. Gosling . . . for T. Waller, London, 1741.
Description:
Final edition of the work which Holdsworth praises as "deal[ing] clearly with [ejectment]", the all-important procedural device which "[b]y means of piling fiction on fiction" (in Maitland's words), was to supplant almost entirely the real actions
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very slightly rubbed, a small crack to the upper front joint, else especially clean and bright, with the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80092
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Real Property, Procedure
Author:
Cooke, Sir George
Title:
Rules, Orders and Notices in the Court of King's Bench, From the Second of King James I to Trinity Term the Twenty-first of King George II 1747 [with] Rules, Orders and Notices, In the Court of Common Pleas . . . From the Thirty-fifth of King Henry VI &c
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Stephens [and others], London, 1747.
Description:
Second (and final) editions of seemingly the most extensive treatment of the rules and orders of the Royal courts, including their history and current application, prepared by the Middle Temple bencher and reader; rare, two and seven copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, front joint cracking but quite firm, occasional browning but generally very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80116
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
courts, Procedure
Author:
Title:
Arcana Parliamentaria: or Precedents Concerning Elections, Proceedings, Privileges, and Punishments in Parliament . . . To which is added, The Authority, Form, and Manner of Holding Parliaments. By the Learned Sir Tho. Smith [etc.]. Wing C7029A. 12mo
Publisher:
Printed fo M. Gilliflower, at the Spread Eagle [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
Only separate edition of a work represented as bringing together nineteen sources, including Bracton, Coke, Dyer, Fitzherbert, Fortescue, Littleton, and Plowden, as well as the Year Books, "With particular Quotations of the Authors in each Case"
Condition:
Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, a bit rubbed, light browning, the sewing of a few leaves loosening, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80224
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Parl procedure
Author:
Sayer, Joseph
Title:
The Law of Costs. ESTC T115470 [three copies only in North America]
Publisher:
Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan [for two others], London, 1768.
Description:
First edition of the first work on this important, practical area of law, praised by Holdsworth as "a comprehensive little book", treating of both civil and criminal law as "a considerable body of law on this subject" (Holdsworth again) had developed
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, manuscript label on the front board, else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80269
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Procedure, courts
Author:
Carter, Samuel
Title:
The Law of Executions: Or, A Treatise Shewing and Explaining the Nature of Executions in several Rules, and who may Sue Execution or not, and against what Persons . . . Capias ad Satisfac', Fieri facias . . . Scire facias . . . Elegit . . . Liberate [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1706.
Description:
Only edition of the first work on the English law of executions, treating of the many ways a creditor could attempt to collect a debt, highly complex, decried by Dickens, often leading to a debtor's imprisonment, and ultimately to 19th century reform
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, lightly rubbed, later paper label, chipped, two near contemporary gift inscriptions, quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80300
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Procedure, criminal law, bankruptcy, prisons

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