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Author:
Maine, Henry Sumner
Title:
Village-Communities in the East and West
Publisher:
John Murray, London, 1890.
Description:
Maine's first foray into the law of the Indian subcontinent, in which he posits fundamental differences between land-holding in the East and West; this third (and best) edition including Maine's Rede Lecture and six other essays and addresses
Condition:
Full prize calf, a bit rubbed, but still attractive
Book No.:
W-15678
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
ancient law, INDIA, Comparative Law
 
Author:
Lloyd, Lodowick
Title:
A Briefe Conference of Divers Lawes: Diuided into Certaine Regiments. By Lodowick Lloyd Esquier, one of her Maiesties Serieants at Armes [etc.]. S.T.C. 16616. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Creede, London, 1602.
Description:
Only edition of an early work devoted to comparative law, written by "a conspicuous figure at [Elizabeth's] Court", a series of "regiments" or chapters devoted to the moral conduct and legal norms of the ancient Hebrews and the classical world
Condition:
Modern calf, small hole in one leaf (legibility preserved), some lightish staining and browning, else crisp and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78869
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Comparative Law, jewish law, GREECE, ancient law
Author:
Jones, William
Title:
The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical and Historical, and a Commentary
Publisher:
Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London, 1779.
Description:
Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar, providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first master of strict forensic argument"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with eleven plates, one folding
Book No.:
W-58960
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Wills, GREECE, ancient law
 
Author:
Johns, C.H.W.
Title:
Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters
Publisher:
The Legal Classics Library, Birmingham, 1987.
Description:
One of Johns' most substantial works, written while he was lecturer in Assyriology at Queens' College, Cambridge, with his extensive commentary accompanying his English translation
Condition:
The facsimile reissue of the original 1904 edition; modern leather
Book No.:
W-67413
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
ancient law
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges, pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78201
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
Author:
Maine, Henry Sumner
Title:
Ancient Law, Its Connection With the Early History of Society, and Its Relation to Modern Ideas
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1861.
Description:
First edition of Maine's magnum opus, a work recently described as "[n]ext only to Blackstone . . . the most durable work of jurisprudence in the English language", influential upon Holmes, who confessed to Laski it "fed [my] philosophical passion"
Condition:
Original 3/4 morocco over boards, quite rubbed, ?ex-library, browning and occasional notations and markings; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-73410
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
ancient law
 
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18199
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
 
Author:
Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:
A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia and in Iceland
Publisher:
Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1832.
Description:
Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. / Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:
W-79130
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
 
Author:
Daube, David
Title:
Appeasement or Resistance, And Other Essays on New Testament Judaism
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987.
Description:
Four of Professor Daube's always scintillating essays, the second of which ("Temple Tax") was written for a festschrift to be edited by Professor Sanders, the noted New Testament scholar and authority on the historical Jesus
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy, presented--"To Ed [Ed Parish Sanders] / admiringly and gratefully / David / December 1987"
Book No.:
W-79147
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
ancient law, jewish law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy

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