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Sheppard, William
Title:
The Court-Keeper's Guide For the Keeping of Courts Leet and Courts Baron. . .Seventh Edition
Publisher:
Printed by the assigns of Rich. Atkins, and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the spine laid down; quite sound
Book No.:
W-11832
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
A Grand Abridgment of the Common and Statute Law of England . . . Very usefull and beneficiall for all persons whatsoever that desire to have any knowledge in the said Laws. In Four Parts [in Two Volumes, Complete]. Wing S3188; Cowley 167. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher, J. Streater, and B. Twyford [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
Sheppard's last work and, with his earlier abridgment (upon which this work is based), a pioneering one, the first to be in English and the first, in Holdsworth's words, to consist of "scientifically constructed treatises on all branches of the law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, some foxing and browning, yet still a good usable set
Book No.:
W-77937
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Abridgements
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The President of Presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is contained an Extract or Abridgment of all the Readings and Presidents thereof extant. Of singular use and profit to all men. Wing S3209. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Hills for Humphrey Tuckey [etc.], London, 1655.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's most successful work in which (as counsel to Cromwell) he prophetically proposed reforming English land law, essentially calling for a standardized form of conveyancing which could then be registered throughout the realm
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, title and three other leaves strengthened in their margins, considerable browning, with a number of early annotations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-77970
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
conveyancing, legal reform
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:
Sheppard, William
Title:
Englands Balme: or, Proposals By way of Grievance & Remedy; Humbly presented to His Highness and the Parliament: Towards the Regulation of the Law, And better Administration of Justice [etc.]. Wing S3183
Publisher:
Printed by J. Cottrel, for Hen: Fletcher [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
Sheppard's greatest work, called "the most comprehensive design for the reform of English law and society published in the seventeenth century" and, by John Baker, "a coherent programme of reform [which] seems remarkably prophetic"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, repair to the bottom of the spine, new endpapers and ?new label, else a good copy with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78850
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, legal reform, Acts
Author:
Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:
A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . . Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables, Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:
Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England, an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound, spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79278
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Touch-stone of Common Assurances. Or A Plain and Familiar Treatise, opening the learning of the Common Assurances or Conveyances of the Kingdome. Wing S3214. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1648.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work and one of the pre-eminent treatises on the English law of conveyancing, published for almost two centuries, "its prominence [assured] among the classical legal texts of the Anglo-American tradition"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, neatly rebacked, upper portion of the front joint just cracking (but very firm), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79628
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
conveyancing

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