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Author:
Levy, Leonard W.
Title:
The Establishment Clause, Religion and the First Amendment
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.
Description:
A work praised by the likes of Erwin Griswold, Richard B. Morris, and Philip B. Kurland, asserting that the First Amendment does in fact erect a wall between church and state preventing governmental assistance to religious bodies
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-64623
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Religion, Bill of Rights
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
Values
Publisher:
Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, 1944.
Description:
Justice Cardozo's poignant, inspiring address, delivered in 1931 at the Jewish Institute of Religion, the reform seminary established by Rabbi Stephen Wise, "who came as close as anyone to being Cardozo's spiritual advisor"
Condition:
Original light-green printed stapled wraps, somewhat faded and worn, lightly browned, else a good copy; 10 pages
Book No.:
W-71496
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
jewish law, Religion, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Levy, Leonard W.
Title:
The Establishment Clause, Religion and the First Amendment
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-50536
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Religion, Bill of Rights
 
Author:
Bristol, John, Lord Bishop of
Title:
A Sermon Preach'd before the Society Corresponding with the Incorporated Society in Dublin, for promoting English Protestant Working Schools in Ireland [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by J. Oliver, London, 1752.
Description:
Condition:
Embrowned and disbound, tears to many leaves; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-51749
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
education, IRELAND, Religion
Author:
Dudlay, Edmonde
Title:
The Tree of Common Wealth . . . Written . . . While a Prisoner in the Tower, in the Years 1509 and 1510, and under Sentence of Death for High Treason. Now first Printed from a Copy of his Manuscript for the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Simms & Co., Manchester, 1859.
Description:
The first edition of Dudley's treatise on political theory, curiously printed by the Rosicrucians in the mid-19th century, written in justification of absolute monarchy as Henry VIII was crowned and as Dudley futilely sought to avoid his execution
Condition:
3/4 morocco, spine quite chipped, fading, original wraps bound in
Book No.:
W-65632
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Religion, 16TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Levy, Leonard W.
Title:
The Establishment Clause, Religion and the First Amendment
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-57520
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Religion, Bill of Rights
Author:
Harris, George E.
Title:
A Treatise on Sunday Laws. The Sabbath -- The Lord's Day, Its History and Observance, Civil and Criminal [etc.]
Publisher:
The Lawyers' Co-operative Publishing Co., Rochester, 1892.
Description:
An omnium gatherum of restricted and prohibited actions, including chapters on judicial proceedings, work, contracts, travel, and even hiring horses, finishing with crimes, with a treatment of the licensing of Jews, of playing baseball, and of bars
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, the spine defective and the joints cracking (but holding); a usable copy
Book No.:
W-91738
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Religion
 
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Rev. Edward Irving, M.A.: A Cento of Criticism. High Court of Common Sense. Special Jury Case. Trinity Sessions, 1823
Publisher:
E. Brain, London, 1823.
Description:
A battered ex-library copy, without the title, plate, and half-title, but textually complete in 96 pages, recording the satirical mock trial; with a number of informed pencil notations throughout
Condition:
Book No.:
W-91709
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
humor, Religion, trials
Author:
Trimble, William Raleigh
Title:
American Attitudes Towards Catholic Church-State Relations, 1870-1891. A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Social Sciences in Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts, Department of History
Publisher:
N.p., Chicago, 1944.
Description:
Condition:
Oversized crimson cloth, gilt, unevenly faded, but a good copy; double-spaced, carbon typescript, 155 pages
Book No.:
W-91510
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Mason, Henry
Title:
The Tribunall of the Conscience: Or, a Treatise of Examination; Shewing Why and how a Christian should examine his Conscience, and take an account of his life. The Second Edition, revised and enlarged. S.T.C. 17614. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by G.P. for Iohn Clarke . . . in Corne-hill, London, 1627.
Description:
Condition:
Disbound, the sewing partly loose, else a good clean copy, 64 pages; with a manuscript table of contents on the verso of the title
Book No.:
W-91504
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
Defence of the Rev. Charles Voysey, B.A., Vicar of Healaugh, on the Hearing of the Charges of Heresy Preferred against Him in the Chancery Court of York, on the 1st December, 1869. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Trubner & Co., 60, Paternoster Row, London, 1869.
Description:
The uncommon argument made in his own defense by Voysey, the religious reformer who, deprived of his living by the Privy Council, established the Theistic church, rejecting all "creeds, biblical inspiration . . . and the divinity of Christ"
Condition:
Original wraps, disbound, the rear wrap lacking, ex-library, else a crisp copy, 48 pages; two copies in OCLC in this country, neither in a law library
Book No.:
W-73958
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Heresy, Religion, trials
Author:
Trapier, Paul
Title:
A Narrative of Facts Which Led to the Presentment of the Rt. Rev. Benj. T. Onderdonk, Bishop of New-York
Publisher:
Stanford & Swords, 139 Broadway, New-York, 1845.
Description:
The accusations written by an original accuser and former student of the powerful New York bishop, tried for "immorality and impurity", destroying his career, with the church penalty agreed to ultimately proving impossible to revoke once imposed
Condition:
Original printed stabbed wraps, somewhat stained, spotted and foxed, yet a good usable copy; 22 pages
Book No.:
W-75674
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trials, Religion, New York
Author:
Dansey, William
Title:
Horae Decanicae Rurales. An Attempt to Illustrate . . . the Name and Title, The Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. With a Few Incidental Remarks on The Rise and Decay of Rural Bishops [etc.]. 2nd Ed. Two Volumes
Publisher:
J.G.F. & J. Rivington, London, 1844.
Description:
The received edition of Dansey's best-known work, one which was "lavishly produced [and whose] purpose was to offer historical precedents for diocesan reform", in contradistinction to the centralization proposed by the ecclesiastical commissioners
Condition:
Modern green cloth, gilt, a bit worn, ex-library, else a good clean set
Book No.:
W-72855
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI. Henrici Octavi. Henry the eyght . . . helde his moste high court of Parliament, begonne at Westminster the xxviii day of Apryl [1539] . . . wherin were established these actes following. Beale S186; S.T.C. 9400.3 [with E6, blank]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [i.e. T. Marsh], London, 1575?].
Description:
The Parliament which confirmed the dissolution of the monasteries, vesting their lands in the Crown, "Tudor government at its most planned and efficient" in G.E. Elton's words; with the complementary act bringing all monks back from the legally dead
Condition:
Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue boards, gilt, somewhat rubbed and chipped, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, yet crisp with good margins
Book No.:
W-72597
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octaui . . . at his parliament holden at Westminster . . . hath do to be ordeined, made, and enacted certaine statutes and ordinaunces in maner & fourme folowyng [1510]. S.T.C. 9360.5 [including this copy]; Beale S114
Publisher:
Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Powell, London, 1563?.
Description:
The acts of Henry VIII's first parliament, strengthening the rule of law by condemning the actions of Empson and Dudley in Henry VII's reign [c.12] and repealing the trial of non-capital statutory offences upon information without indictment [c.6]
Condition:
Modern unlettered cloth, rubbed and somewhat worn, a good copy with ample margins and the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79308
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout, and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:
Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London, 1796.
Description:
Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting, achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction, forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy; with the half title
Book No.:
W-79219
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Banner, Richard
Title:
A Treatise of Simony. Wherein is enquired, How far the Practice of Buying and Selling of Presentations, so common in this Kingdom, may come under the Notion of it [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for John Watts in Bow-street, Covent Garden, London, 1716.
Description:
A rare tract condemning simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), relying on Coke, Gibson, and Lyndwood, inter alia, and associating simony with both perjury and breach of trust; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, resewn and repaired, lightish staining and pencil underlining, margins cut close (legibility preserved), else a good copy; 42 pp
Book No.:
W-76188
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom, London, 1689 & 1685.
Description:
First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:
Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with the errata slip
Book No.:
W-78150
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Sexto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the Twenty third Day of October, Anno Dom, 1707. In the Sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, London, 1708.
Description:
The legislation enacted at the third session of Anne's first parliament, including the act (still partly in force) establishing the Protestant line of succession [c.7] and the regulation of foreign coins in America [c.30]; with the table of all acts
Condition:
Contemporary panelled mottled calf, rebacked, definite browning and foxing, else a good copy, with the signature of Thomas Lund, Mayor; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78836
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Religion, economics
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:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with] Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:
Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios, London, 1687-89.
Description:
Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79360
Price:
$ 1000.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Ano Regni Iacobi . . . At the second Session of Parliament . . . in the third yeere of the raigne of our most gracious Soueraigne Lord Iames . . . proroged until the 18 of Nouember next following 1606 [etc.]. S.T.C. 9502 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1606.
Description:
The acts of the parliament following the foiled Gunpowder Plot and the attempted assassination of James I, making it high treason for Catholics to obey Rome, prohibiting their practise of law or medicine, and imposing other severe restrictions [c.4]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title's woodcut and some running heads shaved, some browning, else sound, without the subsidies acts; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79519
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men, Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:
Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79085
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:
Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79210
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament, holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England, Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:
T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description:
The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp; eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the Taussig) copy
Book No.:
W-78541
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, law of usury
Author:
Norton, Thomas
Title:
To the Quenes Maiesties poore deceiued Subiectes of the North Countrey [with] A warning against the dangerous practices of Papistes [with] A Bull graunted by the Pope to Doctor Harding [with] A disclosing of the great Bull [etc.]. STC 18682, 18686, 18678, 18679
Publisher:
Imprints vary, London, 1569 & 1570.
Description:
Four tracts by Elizabeth's "rackmaster" as the perceived Papal conspiracy to depose the Queen was at its height, anticipating his central role in the 1571 treasons act and his seeking the executions of the Duke of Norfolk and of Mary Queen of Scots
Condition:
Later calf, gilt, the joints somewhat rubbed, a few sidenotes just trimmed, else quite clean, the Bute copy (with bookplate); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79392
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
Religion, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79416
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Kings Maiesties Speech, as it was deliuered by him in the vpper house of the Parliament . . . On Munday the 19 day of March 1603. being the first day of this present Parliament, and the first Parliament of his Maiesties Raigne. S.T.C. 14390.3
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1604.
Description:
James I's initial parliamentary speech, foretelling the issues to figure large during his reign, "disclos[ing] at once the wide gulf fixed between the royal policy and public opinion", with a focus on religion, both on Roman Catholics and on Puritans
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, light browning, with the initial blank (somewhat dusty and marked, as is the last blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79477
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, Religion, English constitutional law
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
De Dis Syris Syntagmata II. Aduersaria nempe de Numinibus commentitiis in Vetere Instrumento memoratis. accedunt quae sunt reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum, Afrorum, Europaeorum item Theologia subinde illustratur. S.T.C. 22167
Publisher:
Bibliopolarum corpori excudebat Guilielmus Stansbeius, London, 1617.
Description:
First edition of the work on ancient religions which "quickly became celebrated outside England", established Selden's reputation for learning in Europe, and "remains a remarkable achievement, even when viewed through the lens of modern scholarship"
Condition:
Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, a bit strained, the margins cut close (no text affected), minor staining to the last leaves; a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76944
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jewish law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno primo Henrici octaui . . . at his parliament holden at westmynster . . . hath do to be ordayned, made, & enacted certayne statutes and ordinau[n]ces in maner and fourme folowyng [1510]. S.T.C. 9358.9; not in Beale
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [etc.], London, 1533?.
Description:
A rare, early printing of the acts of the first Parliament of Henry VIII, the first post-Pynson printing (all but one of which in S.T.C. are themselves either a fragment or imperfect), and the first of three Berthelet printings; three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, lacking the title, staining and repairs essentially to the margins only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78495
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
Decision of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, in a Case Relating to the Sacramental Furniture of a Church in Brookfield; with the Entire Arguments of Hon. Samuel Hoar, Jun. for the Plaintiff, and of Hon. Lewis Strong for the Defendant
Publisher:
Published by Peirce and Parker, No. 9, Cornhill, Boston, 1832.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stabbed wraps, a very good, untrimmed copy in original state; 48 pages
Book No.:
W-77778
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, Religion
Author:
Title:
By the King and Queen. A Proclamation . . . That all Persons being Protestants . . . in the Offices of Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace [and other offices] shall hold themselves continued in the said Offices [etc.]. Wing W2522; Steele I, 3964
Publisher:
Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
The proclamation given on Feb 14 1689, two days after the Houses of Parliament had agreed on a Declaration of Rights and the day following William and Mary being offered and accepting the crown--as "the first stage of the Revolution was complete"
Condition:
Broadside about 8x11 inches, one vertical fold, light browning, else well preserved, the variant with the factotum containing flowers; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79487
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Religion, sheriffs, justices of peace
Author:
Title:
An Act for naturalizing such foreign Protestants, and others therein mentioned, as are settled, or shall settle in any of His Majesty's Colonies in America [13 Geo II c.7]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King [etc.], London, 1739.
Description:
The landmark legislation permitting the naturalization of both Quakers and Jews in the American colonies, extending to them rights not yet secured in England, providing "[a] more liberal and enlightened policy" to encourage colonial settlement
Condition:
Title with woodcut Royal arms and three leaves, disbound, light browning, else well preserved; title + pages 167-171
Book No.:
W-79040
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
immigration, Religion, jewish law, Quakers and the Law
 
Author:
Toal, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Joseph Rt. Rev.
Title:
The Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Thomas Wynne. Feast of St. Columba, 9th June 2014
Publisher:
N.p., Fort William, 2014.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated stapled wraps, a bit crinkled, else well preserved, 12 unnumbered pages; no copy in COPAC or OCLC
Book No.:
W-78440
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1540?].
Description:
The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:
Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79312
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
Author:
Title:
Anno xxiii Reginae. At this present Session of Parliament . . . the xvi day of Ianuarie, in the xxiii yeere of the reigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1581] . . . were enacted as followeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9484 [including this copy]; not in Beale
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1581.
Description:
First printing of this Parliament's acts, as religious tumult swirled through England, mass forbidden and attempts to convert subjects to Catholicism made treason [c.1], with seditious words punished by mutilation and seditious books with death [c.2]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the title darkened, trimmed, and spotted, without the subsidies and pardon (as often), sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79363
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press
Author:
Greenleaf, Simon
Title:
Autograph Letter Signed, dated Feb 6, 1850, at Andover, Massachusetts, to Harvard Law School alumnus and fellow lawyer, C.T. Russell, seeking Russell's assistance in securing a "clear field" for the Massachusetts Bible Society's operations in that state
Publisher:
N.p., Andover, 1850.
Description:
An excellent example of Greenleaf's lifelong interest in matters religious while teaching at Harvard Law School, expressing his goal (and that of others) "of making all Bib. Societies [with one stated exception] in Massts auxiliary to ours"
Condition:
One page on unlined blue paper, 8x10 inches, thirteen lines and about seventy-five words, neat folds, docketed on the verso, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77403
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
autographs, maritime law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701.
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Parsons, Robert
Title:
An Answere to the Fifth Part of Reportes Lately set forth by Syr Edward Cooke . . . Concerning The ancient & moderne . . . lawes of England, which do apperteyne to Spirituall Power & Iurisdiction [etc.]. S.T.C. 19352 (cancel title)
Publisher:
Imprinted with licence [by F. Bellet], St. Omers, 1606.
Description:
Only edition of the polemic which Laski called "an attempt of great importance to show how the common law leaves room for the Pope", challenging Coke's reports of decisions limiting the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts and to Coke's response
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, label lacking, definite browning, margins cut close (no text affected), else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78937
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
reports of cases, Religion
Author:
Title:
A Collection of Letters and Other Writings, Relating to The Horrid Popish Plott: Printed from the Originals in the Hands of George Treby Esq; Chairman of the Committee of Secrecy Of the Honourable House of Commons [and eighteen other works]. Folio
Publisher:
Various Printers, London, 1679-81.
Description:
An extensive collection of works on the infamous Popish Plot, begun by Titus Oates and leading to the executions of dozens of innocent accused as a frenzied anti-Catholic hysteria, particularly directed at the Jesuits, gripped England
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, showing some wear and occasional browning, but usable, the Taussig copies; a detailed listing gladly provided
Book No.:
W-78127
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Popish Plot, trials, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno XXI. Henrici VIII. Statvta ad rempspectantia, edita in prima sessione parliamenti . . . tertio die Nouembris . . . continuati per xliiii dies, videlicet vsque ad xvii diem Decembris [1529] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9366.5; not in Beale. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1536(?).
Description:
A rare printing of the acts of the first session of the Reformation Parliament, "clearly one of the most important assemblies ever to gather in England", ultimately leading to the rejection of papal authority and to the Anglican Church's independence
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, a trace of marginal worming, else well-preserved, one copy in STC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78517
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1547?].
Description:
The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:
Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78518
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
Author:
Hunt, Thomas
Title:
The Honours of the Lords Spiritual Asserted: And Their Priviledges To Vote in Capital Cases in Parliament Maintained by Reason and Precedents. Collected out of the Records of the Tower And the Journals of the House of Lords. Wing H3755. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Braddyll, and are to be Sold by Robert Clavel etc, London, 1679.
Description:
The first work of Hunt, the Gray's Inn barrister and "sophisticated polemicist" who was to gain fame (and be subject to arrest for seditious libel) in opposing the divine right of kings and believing that unlawful magistrates were rightfully resisted
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, light browning, the margins cut close, just affecting some page numbers and one catchword and the word "Finis"; 32 pages
Book No.:
W-76288
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:
Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity, including the "most considered summary of his later religious ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78111
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
poor law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted, certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge. S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description:
The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79315
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform
Author:
Halkerston, Peter
Title:
A Treatise on the History, Law, and Privileges of the Palace and Sanctuary of Holyroodhouse [etc.]
Publisher:
MacLachlan and Stewart, 62, South Bridge [etc.], Edinburgh, 1831.
Description:
Only edition of the work written by the lawyer who served as the bailie of the Abbey, founded in 1128 (its palace still the residence of Queen Elizabeth II one week a year), appearing when its sanctuary remained important for debtors
Condition:
Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, a very good clean copy, with the bookplate of Hew Dalrymple on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-77220
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Nowell, Alexander and William Day
Title:
A True report of the Disputation or rather priuate Conference had in the Tower of London, with Ed. Campion Iesuite, the last of August 1581. Set downe by the Reuerend learned men them selues that dealt therein [etc.]. S.T.C. 18744. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1583.
Description:
The record, prepared by two Anglican bishops, of the four day examination of Campion, the Jesuit martyr tortured, tried, and executed, cast in a form resembling a trial transcript designed to capture the religious debate as it actually occurred
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, a bit rubbed, light browning, very occasional staining, light pencilling, with the errata and the colophon leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78647
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Religion
Author:
Title:
By the King, A Proclamation, For putting the Laws in Execution against Papists and Non-Jurors, and for Commanding all Papists, and reputed Papists, to depart from the Cities of London and Westminster, and from Ten Miles of the same [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett . . . And by the Assigns [of Two Others], London, 1722.
Description:
A rare proclamation continuing the persecution of Roman Catholics (who "were legally little better than pariahs") confiscating their horses and arms and confining them to a five mile radius of their homes; two copies in ESTC, neither in North America
Condition:
Two broadsides joined, measuring about 16x24 inches, some marginal worming, a hole at one fold affecting several words, else complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79563
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Religion, criminal law
Author:
Title:
His Majestys Most Gracious Speech in the House of Lords, to the Lords and Commons Assembled at Westminster the Eighteenth Day of February, 1688/9. Wing W2372F [the variant with line 10 of the title ending "eighteenth day of"]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Starkey and Awnsham Churchill [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
William III's first speech to Parliament, five days following the acceptance by him and by Mary of the Declaration of Rights and of the Crown, emphasising dangers abroad and in Ireland, both requiring "the Support of the Protestant Interest"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, title+two pages, light browning, else well preserved with good margins, the Taussig copy; rare, one copy in ESTC in North America
Book No.:
W-79596
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Glorious Revolution, English constitutional law, FRANCE, IRELAND, Religion

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