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Author:
Hargrave, Francis
Title:
Collectanea Juridica. Consisting of Tracts Relative to the Law and Constitution of England. Two Volumes [complete] [with the "A Register of Law Publications" of 32 and 26 pages in the first and second volumes, respectively, not found in all sets]
Publisher:
Printed for E. and R. Brooke, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar, London, 1791-92.
Description:
One of two works which Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library
Condition:
Contemporary calf, much rubbed, joints just cracking but quite firm, labels lacking, else very clean and bright; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79486
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Star Chamber, Bibliography
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Title:
A Decree Lately made in the High Court of Starre-Chamber, after consultation had among the Iudges . . . And also a Confirmation of that Decree by His Sacred Maiestie; together with His Maiesties Command that the same be Printed [etc.]. S.T.C. 7755
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Barker . . . And by the Assignes of Iohn Bull, London, 1633.
Description:
Only printing of the first of but three Star Chamber decrees to be printed, prohibiting practices among suppliers of food and drink, including bakers, tavern owners and victuallers, regulating horsemeat, and outlawing houses of gaming, inter alia
Condition:
?Original stabbed self wraps with the blank "A", "For the Council Chamber" on the ?supplied rear wrap, now housed in a folding case, the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79494
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, Liquor & Drink, Gambling
Author:
Title:
A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of February last past. 1636 [1637]. S.T.C. 7756
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
Description:
The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79533
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London

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