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Author:
Madan, Martin
Title:
Thoughts on Executive Justice, with Respect to our Criminal Laws, Particularly on the Circuits. Dedicated to the Judges of Assize; And recommended to the Perusal of All Magistrates; and to all Persons who are liable to serve on Crown Juries
Publisher:
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, London, 1785.
Description:
An important part of the literature on capital punishment, criticizing the overly frequent granting of pardons and reprieves, prompting a response from a youthful Samuel Romilly and marking the beginning of the public debate on the death penalty
Condition:
First edition, in a contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, else very clean and bright, G.D. Squibb's copy with his bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79765
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
legal reform, criminal law, capital punishment
Author:
Christian, Edward
Title:
A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London, 1819.
Description:
Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments, greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:
W-76672
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Montagu, Basil (comp.)
Title:
The Opinions of Different Authors upon the Punishment of Death. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster Row, London, 1809-12.
Description:
First editions of the first two volumes of Montagu's valuable compilation (a third volume appeared in 1813), part of his sustained effort to abolish capital punishment; with extracts from Bentham, Blackstone, Montesquieu and John Howard, inter alia
Condition:
Original boards, one volume rebacked, the second with its spine chipped, else good, unsophisticated, untrimmed copies with generous margins
Book No.:
W-76304
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
capital punishment
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
 
Author:
De Feis, P. Leopoldo
Title:
Il Patibolo Della Croce, Secondo la Bibbia e i Monumenti Assiri
Publisher:
Tipografia Del Cav. V. Salviucci, Roma, 1900.
Description:
An examination of the Cross as Christian gallows, here separately printed, originally appearing in Bessarione, the Review of Oriental Studies; with nine figures reproduced
Condition:
Original printed, sewn wraps, worn; 30 pages
Book No.:
W-51650
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
capital punishment

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