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Author:
Title:
Transnational Insolvency Project, International Statement of United States Bankruptcy Law. Discussion Draft
Publisher:
American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-26070
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
corporations, bankruptcy
 
Author:
Lyon, Leverett S., et al
Title:
Government and Economic Life, Development and Current Issues of American Public Policy. Two volumes
Publisher:
Brookings Institution, Washington, 1939-40.
Description:
Condition:
Mismatched blue cloth, a trifle worn, but a sound set
Book No.:
W-90534
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Anti-trust, bankruptcy
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Title:
The Grand Concern of England Explained; in Several Proposals Offered to the Consideration of the Parliament. 1. For Payment of Publick Debts. 2. For Advancement and Encouragement of Trade. 3. For Raising the Rents of Lands [and XIII others]. Wing G1491
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1673.
Description:
A worthy series of proposed reforms, several legal, including courts to settle common disputes, transaction registers, and methods to prevent the "knavery of bankrupts", all providing illuminating, immediate detail of English social life and strife
Condition:
Early marbled wraps, somewhat faded and chipped, but quite sound and very crisp, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78711
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
legal reform, Parliament, bankruptcy, Real Property
Author:
Greene, Asa
Title:
The Debtor's Prison: A Tale of a Revolutionary Soldier. To Which Are Added, Remarks on Imprisonment for Debt, by Doctor Johnson. Wright 842
Publisher:
Bliss, Wadsworth & Co., New York, 1835.
Description:
The uncommon, fictional polemic of Greene, defending New York's 1832 law abolishing imprisonment for debt (but under threat of repeal), backed up by Samuel Johnson whose similar views appeared in 1758 in The Idler; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Condition:
Original green pebbled cloth, light foxing and browning, but a good sound copy; with the frontispiece of New-York's Old Debtor's Prison
Book No.:
W-79027
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy, Law and Literature, New York
Author:
Tighe, R.S.
Title:
Letters to Lord Tenterden, With an Appendix, Relating to a Petition Presented to the House of Lords . . . on the System & Conduct of the Marshal of the King's Bench, in Granting the Rules of His Prison
Publisher:
Printed by Redford and Robins [etc.], London, 1828.
Description:
A rare work written from the unusual perspective of an insolvent debtor confined in Marshalsea Prison, alleging corrupt and arbitrary practises by its Marshal, William Jones, with Tighe's parliamentary petition seeking relief and his gloss upon it
Condition:
Modern green wraps, slightly strained and a very little foxing, else a clean copy, 44 pages; one copy in OCLC and a second in COPAC
Book No.:
W-76474
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, bankruptcy
Author:
Collier, Wm. Miller
Title:
The Law of Bankruptcy and the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898. A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of the Law of Bankruptcy as Embodied in the New National Bankruptcy Act [etc.]
Publisher:
Matthew Bender, Albany, 1899.
Description:
The enlarged edition of Collier's classic treatise, published soon after his first edition of 1898, required by the intervening promulgation by the Supreme Court of both the official bankruptcy forms and of the rules and orders in bankruptcy
Condition:
Modern buckram, contrasting crimson and morocco labels, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-79006
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
bankruptcy
Author:
Williams, John
Title:
The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:
Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], London, 1812.
Description:
First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:
W-76654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes
Author:
Goodinge, Thomas
Title:
The Law against Bankrupts: or, a Treatise Wherein the Statutes against Bankrupts are Explained, by Several Cases, Resolutions, Judgments and Decrees, both at Common Law and in Chancery [etc.]. Wing G1099B
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Southby, at the Golden-Fleece [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
The uncommon first edition of the first English treatise on the law of bankruptcy and, in Holdsworth's words, the first work of its kind marking "the only contribution [on commercial law] that can clearly be ascribed to [t]he common lawyers"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly bowed, elaborately rebacked in gilt, a very good, clean copy with excellent margins
Book No.:
W-76493
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
bankruptcy, Commercial Law
Author:
Green, Edward
Title:
The Spirit of the Bankrupt Laws . . . Wherein are principally considered, the 1. Declaring the Party Bankrupt. 2. Seizing his Estate, and summoning him to surrender. 3. Receiving Proof of the Debts of his Creditors [etc.]. Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers, For Edward Brooke [etc.], London, 1780.
Description:
Last edition of Green's comprehensive treatise, drawing upon his years as a commissioner in bankruptcy and praised extensively by Holdsworth, who terms it "clearly written and well arranged . . . explain[ing] underlying principles"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the front board partly darkened, the original label preserved, a very good, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77661
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
bankruptcy
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the second of Apryll, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9471.6; Beale S289b. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richarde Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1571.
Description:
A rare contemporary printing of the acts of 13 Elizabeth, establishing bankruptcy law's foundations (to remain partly in place until 1925) [c.7], and enacting the statute which was to govern usury law until 1854 [c.8]; three copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, minor marginal staining, lacking the colophon leaf following the pardon, else sound with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79438
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Title:
Reasons Humbly Offer'd For Altering and Amending the Laws concerning Bankrupts, and for preventing the great Losses that are Daily sustained by their Creditors [with seven other broadsides and similar works pertaining to bankruptcy reform in this era]
Publisher:
Various Publishers, London, 1718-19?.
Description:
A collection of rare ephemera and similar documents all pertaining to bankruptcy and its reform, offering the varied perspectives ultimately leading to the legislation (of 1732) whose provisions "were the foundation of the modern law of bankruptcy"
Condition:
Some browning, a few margins cut close or ragged, but generally in good condition, now preserved in a cloth folder; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78226
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
bankruptcy, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Trial of R. Patch, for the Murder of Isaac Blight . . . Tried at Horsemonger-Lane, in the Borough of Southwark, before the Lord Chief Baron Sir Archibald MacDonald, and a respectable Jury of the County of Surry. Guilty--Death [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Dewick and Clarke . . . For T. Hughes [etc.], London, 1806.
Description:
A sensational trial attended by the Royal family, Patch having murdered his co-felon, Blight, who had conveyed his business assets to Patch so as to defraud his creditors with (for Blight) unanticipated consequences; one copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, preserved in a cloth box; 34 pages, without the plate if called for, but with an advertising leaf seemingly not recorded
Book No.:
W-78641
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, bankruptcy
Author:
Gray, John
Title:
The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery . . . the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench . . .also the Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy . . . and the Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women [etc.]
Publisher:
Edward Lumley, 56, Chancery Lane, London, 1837.
Description:
The rare first edition of Gray's trenchant work which, with his "Country-Attorney's Practice", went through several editions, Gray of fame also as the treasury solicitor whose office prosecuted the Tichborne claimant; no copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, signature excised from title (no text affected), an occasional notation, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76750
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, bankruptcy, women's law, Bill of Rights, criminal law
Author:
Davies, Thomas
Title:
The Laws Relating to Bankrupts, Brought Home to the Present Time: With Several Special Cases, Modern Determinations, and Precedents relating thereto; and Directions for Creditors and Debtors. Also a List of the Fees in Bankruptcy [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot, (Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq;), London, 7792.
Description:
Only edition of Davies' treatise (and the only early work on the English law of bankruptcy printed as a folio), with "reports of about fifty cases not elsewhere reported", together with a leaf of observations for the practitioner following the index
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, light browning, some worming (largely marginal) at the work's end; with additional cases through page 522 concluding the work
Book No.:
W-77924
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
bankruptcy

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