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Author:
Lechford, Thomas
Title:
Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:
J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description:
The first book written by a lawyer practising in this country, this the last and best edition
Condition:
3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, joints tender, else nice
Book No.:
W-51934
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Brown (comps.), C.R., P.A. Maxwell & L.F. Maxwell
Title:
A Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 3. Canadian and British-American Colonial Law From Earliest Times to December, 1956
Publisher:
John Rees, London, 1990.
Description:
The volume of the pre-eminent legal bibliography of the English-speaking world and the former British Empire devoted to Canada until 1956 and to the United States during its colonial period; other volumes and the entire set also available
Condition:
Original cloth, as new, in the glassine dustjacket; the facsimile reissue of the second edition of 1957
Book No.:
W-61436
Price:
$ 55.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, Bibliography, biography, CANADA, colonies, Pennsylvania
 
Author:
Lechford, Thomas
Title:
Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:
J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description:
The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:
Later blue buckram, a bit dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-40182
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Zinman (intro.), Michael
Title:
Several Laws and Orders Made At the Generall Court . . . Held at Boston the 11th of May 1670. And at the Generall Court held by Adjournment the 12th day of October, 1670
Publisher:
The Haydn Foundation, Ardsley, 1987.
Description:
The facsimile reissue of the only known copy of these Massachusetts Bay Colony session laws, only recently rediscovered; with a brief introduction by Mr. Zinman, speculating about other missing laws whose existence are suggested by these
Condition:
Printed, sewn, oversized wraps; six pages
Book No.:
W-13145
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
Author:
Lechford, Thomas
Title:
Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull
Publisher:
J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description:
The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:
Blue cloth, somewhat rubbed, gilt-lettered label; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies, this being number 28, signed by the publishers on the title's verso
Book No.:
W-51458
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Lechford, Thomas
Title:
Plain Dealing or News from New England
Publisher:
J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.
Description:
The first book (here in its last and best edition) written by a lawyer practising in this country, originally appearing in London in 1642; one of 35 Royal Quarto copies signed by the publishers
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16954
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
colonies, New England, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:
Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England
Book No.:
W-76282
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1765.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC
Condition:
General title + pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a very good untrimmed copy with generous margins
Book No.:
W-76116
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
Author:
Title:
An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description:
A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy, with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts; four copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76939
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
Author:
Title:
An Act for restraining and preventing several unwarrantable Schemes and Undertakings in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America [14 Geo II c.37]
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1741.
Description:
The extension to the American colonies of the famous act passed in the midst of the South Sea Bubble economic crisis of 1720, the original act described by Maitland as one which "seems to scream at us from the statute book"; no copy in the UK in ESTC
Condition:
?Original sewn wraps, disbound, title page + pages 683 to 687, a very little marginal staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79435
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, fraud, Law and the stockmarket
 
Author:
Title:
Reasons for a Registry: Shewing briefly The great Benefits and Advantages that may accrew to this Nation thereby. And Likewise Reconciling those mistaken Inconveniences which many have conceived thereof. Wing R486. 4to
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Harper . . . in Fleetstreet, London, 1678.
Description:
Part of the centuries' long debate, first bruited by Henry VIII, whether to require registration of title or of conveyances (or of neither), not finally resolved in England until the mid-19th century and, comprehensively, the 20th century
Condition:
Modern boards, printed paper label, browned, else quite sound with untrimmed edges and both blanks, the first chipped and soiled; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79651
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
colonies, Connecticut, conveyancing, Real Property

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