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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Holdsworth termed Hargrave's "principal service to legal history", a rich and diverse selection of forty previously unpublished tracts from his extraordinary collection ultimately purchased and deposited in the British Library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
Author:
Crompton, Richard
Title:
Star-Chamber Cases. Shewing What Causes Properly Belong to the Cognizance of that Court. Collected for the most part out of Mr. Crompton his Booke, Entituled The Jurisdiction of divers Courts. Wing C7030. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by I.O. for John Grove [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
Second edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the Star Chamber, whose procedures (including torture) "ha[ve] subsequently . . . [made it] a synonym for a tribunal of arbitrary tyranny", here published in the year of the Court's abolition
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, lightly faded, some light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79800
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Star Chamber, reports of cases
Author:
Lambard, William
Title:
Archeion, or, A Discourse Upon the High Courts of Justice in England . . . Newly Corrected, and enlarged according to the Authors Copie. S.T.C. 15144
Publisher:
Printed by E. P[urslow] for Henry Seile [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The work which led Lambard to be called "the prince of legal antiquaries" and one of the few contemporary examples of a constitutional analysis of the English courts, with substantial portions devoted to Star Chamber and to Parliament, respectively
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, Daniel Fleming's copy with his signature, ?shelf-mark, and ?his occasional notation, crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79784
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
courts, Star Chamber, Parliament
Author:
Booth, William
Title:
The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts, both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1666.
Description:
First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79664
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
Author:
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
Author:
Crompton, Richard
Title:
Star-Chamber Cases. Shewing What Causes Properly Belong to the Cognizance of that Court. Collected for the most part out of Mr. Crompton, his Booke, entituled The Iurisdiction of divers Courts. S.T.C. 6056. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for Iohn Grove at Furniuals Inne Gate, London, 1630.
Description:
First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the Star Chamber, whose procedures (including torture) "ha[ve] subsequently, though not wholly justly, [made it] a synonym for a tribunal of arbitrary tyranny" and led to its abolition in 1641
Condition:
Modern vellum, new endpapers, some browning, light staining to the title and following leaf, occasional early notations, quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79630
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Star Chamber, reports of cases

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