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Author:
Fuller, Nicholas
Title:
The Argument . . . in the Case of Tho. Lad, and Rich. Maunsell . . . that the Ecclesiasticall Commissioners have no power by their Commission, to imprison, or to fine any of his Majesties subjects, or to put them to the Oath Ex Officio. Wing F2394. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for N. Vavasour, London, 1641.
Description:
Final early printing of one of the most stirring and fundamental arguments of English constitutional law, contending that ultimately the judiciary must determine the legality of the King's actions, anticipating Coke, Hakewill, and Selden
Condition:
Later calf, extra gilt, the joints lightly rubbed, some browning, else very clean, with the frontispiece portrait of Archbishop Laud; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79914
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Dowling, Noel T.
Title:
Cases on Constitutional Law. Third Edition
Publisher:
Foundation Press, Inc., Brooklyn, 1946.
Description:
Condition:
Worn, extensive underlining, a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-52548
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Casebooks, constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Nomination of Simon E. Sobeloff. Report together with Minority Views. Senate Executive Rept. No. 8, 84th Congress 2d Session
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1956.
Description:
The rare Senate report on the nomination of Simon Sobeloff to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, over the objections of James O. Eastland and Olin D. Johnston, given Sobeloff's role, as Solicitor General, in implementing Brown v Board of Education
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 24 pages; four copies in OCLC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-79740
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
courts, Discrimination, constitutional law
 
Author:
Swindler, William F.
Title:
The Constitution and Chief Justice Marshall
Publisher:
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1978.
Description:
The biography designed to provide background material for the film series 'Equal Justice Under Law'; with an introduction by Warren Burger, portions of whose Bentham Club lecture on 'Mr. Marshall, Mr. Jefferson, and Mr. Marbury' is appended
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy, in a somewhat worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-70783
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, constitutional law, Supreme Court
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom, London, 1689 & 1685.
Description:
First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:
Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with the errata slip
Book No.:
W-78150
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
Author:
Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:
An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England, From the First Times to the End of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. With A Vindication of the Antient Way of Parliaments . . . from some Manuscript Notes of John Selden. Wing S2428
Publisher:
Printed for John Starkey [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
The work establishing the reputation of Bacon, the half-brother of Francis Bacon, probably based on notes collected by John Selden, highly influential and "argu[ing] with unrelenting force an anti-royalist ideology of enormous political power"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled, panelled calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed and scraped and some browning, mainly lightish, else a very good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77069
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Cooley, Thomas M.
Title:
A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1868.
Description:
First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, a work admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles"
Condition:
Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue
Book No.:
W-75017
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with] Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:
Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios, London, 1687-89.
Description:
Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79360
Price:
$ 1000.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
 
Author:
Kohlmeier, Louis M.
Title:
"God Save This Honorable Court!"
Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, some staining; usable only
Book No.:
W-49723
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
constitutional law
 
Author:
Meyer, Alfred W.
Title:
The Blaine Amendment and the Bill of Rights
Publisher:
Harvard Law Review, Cambridge, 1951.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a bit creased, else a very good copy, 7 pages; reprinted from volume 64, No. 6 of the Review
Book No.:
W-91711
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Parliamentary Opinions of Lord Mansfield, Sir Dudley Ryder, Mr. Charles Yorke, Mr. William Beckford, &c. On the Choice of a Regency or Regent; with Other Discussions on That Interesting Question
Publisher:
Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, London, 1788.
Description:
Part of the debate during the mental incapacity of George III (no provision for succession having been made), publishing a series of arguments bruited when the 1751 Regency Bill, providing for his own succession while a minor, had been enacted
Condition:
Disbound, one leaf torn with loss of several words on its verso (but not the sense); 46 pages plus the advertising leaf
Book No.:
W-71544
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Opinions of the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States, In the Case of the Proprietors of Charles River Bridge vs. The Proprietors of Warren Bridge and Others. Delivered at the January Term of the Court, at Washington, 1837. Cohen 11595
Publisher:
Otis, Broaders and Co., Boston, 1837.
Description:
The only separate printing of one of "the three great constitutional decisions of the Taney Court's first term", with Daniel Webster for the appellants, the Court circumscribing exclusive property rights perceived to conflict with the public good
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, discreetly ex-library, a bit of foxing, else well-preserved; uncommon, one law library holder in OCLC
Book No.:
W-75108
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law
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:
Modern 1/4 calf, ex-library, with the ownership signature of Sir Robert Gifford, Baron Gifford, and the bookplate of Henry Bickersteth, Baron Langdale
Book No.:
W-74675
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English constitutional law
 
Author:
Swindler, William F.
Title:
Court and Constitution in the Twentieth Century, The Old Legality 1889-1932
Publisher:
Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-63553
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Supreme Court, constitutional law
 
Author:
Tullock, Gordon
Title:
Trials on Trial, The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47353
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law, trials, economics
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:
Chandler, Ralph C. et al
Title:
Constitutional Law Deskbook. Individual Rights
Publisher:
Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Co., Rochester, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Original brown cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91276
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Debates in the Congress of the United States on the Bill for Repealing the Law "For the More Convenient Organization of the Courts of the United States;" During the First Session of the Seventh Congress [etc.]. Cohen 1203
Publisher:
Printed by Whiting, Leavenworth and Whiting, Albany, 1802.
Description:
The record of "[t]he profound constitutional questions embedded" in the debates resulting in the repeal of the Judiciary Act of 1801, restoring that of 1789, ultimately leading to Marbury v Madison and the role of judicial review in this country
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, rebacked, considerable foxing and browning, yet a usable copy
Book No.:
W-77407
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
constitutional law, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Title:
The Journal of Law, Conducted by an Association of Members of the Bar
Publisher:
The Journal of Law, Philadelphia, 1830.
Description:
The second issue of a very early Amercian law journal, of which only 24 issues were to appear; with essays on Matthew Hale, on arbitration, and on the University of Pennsylvania, among others, closing with a list of agents and a law bookseller ad
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps, a wonderfully preserved copy; 15 pages
Book No.:
W-57734
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
constitutional law
 
Author:
Ervin, Jr., Sam J.
Title:
Campaign Practices and the Law: Watergate and Beyond
Publisher:
Emory Law Journal, Atlanta, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed wraps, a bit dusty, faded and chipped, but quite sound; the Winter issue
Book No.:
W-70536
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
constitutional law
Author:
Yelverton, Henry [James Whitelocke?]
Title:
The Rights Of the People of England Concerning Impositions . . . With a Remonstrance presented to the Kings most excellent Majesty, by the Honorable House of Commons, in the Parliament, An. Dom. 1610. Annoque Regis Jac 7. Wing Y28/W1995D
Publisher:
Printed for William Leake and John Leake [etc.], London, 1679.
Description:
Final edition of the work which was part of (in Holdsworth's words) "the great House of Commons debate" on impositions by royal authority only, the controversial matter not resolved until the Bill of Rights clearly required Parliamentary consent
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, the top inch of the front joint cracked, some worming towards the end of the work, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79857
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
English constitutional law
 
Author:
Title:
Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities of the United States Senate . . . Phase I: Watergate Investigation. Presidential Campaign Activities of 1972. Senate Resolution 60. Volumes one through Ten [of Twenty Six]
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1973.
Description:
The first ten volumes of the Watergate hearings, held in Washington between May and October 1973, including in its entirety the first nine volumes devoted to Phase I, the Watergate Investigation proper
Condition:
Original green printed wraps, the spines somewhat faded, else well preserved
Book No.:
W-79846
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
the Presidency, impeachment, constitutional law
Author:
Somers, John
Title:
A Brief History of the Succession, Collected out of the Records, and the Most Authentick Historians. Written for the Satisfaction of the Earl of H.[Halifax]. Wing S4638. Folio. [With line 5 of the title ending "and the"]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1680.
Description:
First edition of one of the earliest writings of the future Lord Chancellor, vigorously defending the right of Parliament to participate in determining royal succession, "review[ing] in detail the history of the crown's descent, from earliest times"
Condition:
Modern light-green wraps, definite browning, a bit of marginal fraying to the first leaf, else a good copy; 19 pages
Book No.:
W-76888
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Kalven, Jr., Harry
Title:
A Worthy Tradition, Freedom of Speech in America
Publisher:
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1988.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-66849
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
constitutional law, freedom of speech
 
Author:
Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:
Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description:
Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16019
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
Author:
Title:
His Maiesties Declaration, Touching his proceedings in the late Assemblie and Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 9241. Quarto [with the front blank signature "A" preceding the title]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description:
James I defence of his dissolution of the Parliament of 1621, Coke having had his books and papers seized and been imprisoned in the Tower, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with the king over [the Commons] privilege of free speech"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over marbled boards, the spine very lightly faded, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, yet crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79536
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law, freedom of speech
Author:
Title:
A Proclamation declaring his Maiesties Pleasure concerning the dissoluing of the present Conuention of Parliament. S.T.C. 8678. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description:
James I proclamation dissolving the Parliament of 1621, Coke having his books and papers seized and being imprisoned in the Tower for months, leading "to a constitutional confrontation with the king over [the Commons'] privilege of free speech"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, some lightish staining throughout, else sound and usable, printed in black letter; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79781
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Hand, Learned
Title:
The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard. First Edition, Second Printing
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.
Description:
Presentation copy--"To Isabel Roberts [co-Director of the American Academy in Rome] / To whom I owe more / than she will ever guess / Learned Hand / May 22, 1954", reflecting Judge Hand's special affection for Italy, "the love of my mature years"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket; with Isabel Roberts' ownership signature, dated July, 1952 at Rome on the first blank
Book No.:
W-73475
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
 
Author:
Pitts, Jesse R. and Olivier Zunz (eds.)
Title:
The Tocqueville Review, La Revue Tocqueville, Volume 7, 1985/86
Publisher:
Tocqueville Society, Charlottesville, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30322
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE, constitutional law, philosophy of law, Law and Literature
Author:
Curtis, George Ticknor
Title:
History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States; With Notices of Its Principal Framers. Two Volumes. Compare Cohen 2799
Publisher:
Harper and Brothers, New York, 1861.
Description:
An early reissue of the principal work of Curtis, a student of Story's and one of Webster's literary executors, expanded by him towards the end of the century to include subsequent developments, here focusing exclusively on the Constitution's origins
Condition:
Original embossed cloth, gilt, lightly worn but generally quite clean and attractive; Charles E. Wyzanki's set, though without his ownership signature
Book No.:
W-75355
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
constitutional law, biography
 
Author:
Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:
Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description:
Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17299
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
 
Author:
Braveman, Daan
Title:
Constitutional Law: Structure and Rights in our Federal System. Third Edition
Publisher:
Matthew Bender & Company, Inc., New York, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-30941
Price:
$ 12.50
Category:
constitutional law
 
Author:
Tullock, Gordon
Title:
Trials on Trial, The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48940
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law, trials, economics
 
Author:
Horwill, Herbert W.
Title:
The Usages of the American Constitution
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Glasgow, 1925.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, quite worn and cocked; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-91295
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
constitutional law
Author:
Leach, John
Title:
The Speech of John Leach, Esq. M.P. In the Committee of the Whole House, upon the State of the Nation . . . upon the Question of Limitations to the Royal Authority in the Hands of the Regent. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway, 170, Piccadilly [etc.], London, 1811.
Description:
The rare edition of the historically grounded speech in which, following the madness of George III, Leach "distinguished himself in the Regency debates", reviewing from the 14th century forward the constitutional limits to be imposed upon a regency
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, occasional light marginal staining, else a very good copy, with the half-title; no copy in this country in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76397
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Compare Eller 231 [citing an unseen variant of 48 pages, our copy the 44 page printing]; Laeuchli 539 [this variant]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.
Description:
Part of the Wilkes controversy, invoking the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, the "substantial work [which] has been credited to Jeremiah Dyson [and] Blackstone", its author now thought to be Owen Ruffhead
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, light browning, the margins cut somewhat close (no text affected), without the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78792
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
His Maiesties Declaration to All His louing Subiects, Of the causes which moued him to dissolue the last Parliament. Published by his Maiesties speciall command. Not in S.T.C. [the variant printing with "Declaration" spelled correctly]. ESTC S122629
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1629.
Description:
The dissolution by Charles I of the parliament which had secured the Petition of Right in large part through Sir Edward Coke's efforts, to result in prerogative rule only for the succeeding decade and then to the turmoil of the 1640's and Cromwell
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some browning, the top margin cut close affecting a few running heads, without the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79551
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Pleadings, Arguments, and Other Proceedings In the Court of Kings-Bench upon the Quo Warranto, Touching the Charter of the City of London; With the Judgement entred thereupon [etc.]. Wing P2528. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for T.D. and B.T. and are to be sold [by three others], London, 1696.
Description:
The arguments in one of the most famous cases in English law, the "shattering judgment" (in John Baker's words) seizing London's corporate liberty into royal hands, reversed by act of parliament under William III as part of the Glorious Revolution
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over green boards, some browning else quite sound with occasional notations and the leaf before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79975
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
London, English constitutional law
Author:
Meredith, William
Title:
Letter to Dr. Blackstone, By the Author of the Question Stated. To which is prefixed, Dr. Blackstone's Letter to Sir William Meredith. Eller 259
Publisher:
Printed for G. Woodfall, Charing Cross [etc.], London, 1770.
Description:
Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, and most embarrassing for Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good crisp copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-77718
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
law of elections, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Arguments upon the Writ of Habeas Corpus, In the Court of Kings Bench. Wherein, Are learnedly discussed, not onely the severall Branches of the said Writ, but also many Authorities as well of the Common as Statute Law [etc.]. Wing A3649. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by M.F. for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1649.
Description:
The arguments in one of the leading cases in the history of habeas corpus, leading directly to the Petition of Right and its famous clause that "[n]o freeman was to be imprisoned or detained", closely circumscribing the King's power to impair liberty
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, gilt lettered, light browning, margins cut close (text unaffected), else well preserved with the first blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79981
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
habeas corpus, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Wambaugh, Eugene
Title:
A Selection of Cases on Constitutional Law. Four Volumes
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1914-15.
Description:
The casebook prepared by Wambaugh for his course at Harvard in the subject matter area, constitutional law, for which he is remembered, particularly his "perceptively sound estimates of the direction of the movement of Supreme Court adjudications"
Condition:
Cloth boards, quite worn, some pencilling, yet clean and usable
Book No.:
W-10808
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
constitutional law, Casebooks
Author:
Smith, Thomas
Title:
De Republica Anglorum. The maner of Governement or policie of the Realme of England, compiled by . . . Thomas Smyth Knight, Doctor of both the lawes, and one of the principal Secretaries vnto . . . King Edward . . . and Queene Elizabeth. S.T.C. 22858
Publisher:
Printed by Henrie Midleton for Gregorie Seton, anno Domini 1584, London, 1584.
Description:
Second edition of the first English treatise on comparative constitutional law, highly regarded by Maitland, who adjudged that the work "will be quoted and transcribed so long as men take any interest in the history of the English constitution"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, a trifle browned with a trace of marginal staining, headlines occasionally just shaved, with the Ehrman bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79418
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Comparative Law
Author:
Jackson, Robert H.
Title:
Full Faith and Credit, The Lawyer's Clause of the Constitution
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1945.
Description:
The third annual Cardozo Lecture, delivered by Justice Jackson on the fourth anniversary of Pearl Harbor, on the clause of the Constitution in which he believed deeply--"the foundation of any hope we may have for a national system of justice"
Condition:
Original maroon cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-72157
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law
Author:
Hand, Learned
Title:
The Spirit of Liberty, Papers and Addresses of Learned Hand. Collected, and with an Introduction and Notes, by Irving Dilliard
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1952.
Description:
A marvelous presentation copy, to Edith Finch, Countess Russell, the fourth and last wife of Bertrand Russell, and a longtime friend of both Learned and Fanny Hand--"To Edith Finch / Whose unsullied / spirit shines for all / those who love her"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-74641
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Bill of Rights, constitutional law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Tuesday the 27th of December 1659. Resolved, &c. That on the fifth day of January next, this House will take into Consideration the Cases of all absent Members [and seven other Proclamations]. Steele 3142; 3144; 3146; 3147; 3152; 3157; and 3159
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater [imprints vary], London, 1659-60.
Description:
Eight rare or uncommon proclamations documenting Parliament's actions during the tumultuous months when England faced a military takeover, avoided with the restoration of Charles II and "ensur[ing] the future of parliamentary government in England"
Condition:
Seven broadsides, each about 8x12 inches, some browning and irregularity, several with partial tears, but all textually complete; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79345
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Parliament
Author:
Staunford, William
Title:
An Exposicion of the kinges prerogatiue collected out of the great abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert and other old writers of the lawes of Englande . . . Whereunto is annexed the Proces to the same Prerogatiue appertaining. S.T.C. 23213; Beale T491. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . in fleet strete . . . by Rychard Tottel [etc.], London, 1567.
Description:
First edition of one of the first English legal treatises of substance to focus on a discrete subject area of the law, in this case the powers of the King upon such matters as marriage, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats and wrecks, among others
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, definite staining throughout, moreso at the end, two leaves repaired with loss; a working copy
Book No.:
W-59198
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English constitutional law
 
Author:
Petit-Dutaillis, Charles
Title:
Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History, Down to the Great Charter. Second edition
Publisher:
Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1911.
Description:
Condition:
Original black cloth, a bit worn and stained, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-63497
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
The Difference Between an Absolute and Limited Monarchy; As it more particularly regards the English Constitution . . . Faithfully Transcribed from the MS. Copy in the Bodleian Library . . . Published with some Remarks by John Fortescue-Aland [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Bowyer in White-Fryars, for E. Parker [etc.], London, 1714.
Description:
First edition of "the earliest constitutional treatise written in the English language", one of Fortescue's major works, written by him in the 1470's, its modern edition (by Charles Plummer) published under the title 'The Governance of England'
Condition:
Contemporary speckled, panelled, Cambridge style calf, the joints cracked and repaired, new endpapers, else clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79331
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
15TH CENTURY, Comparative Law, English constitutional law, Parliament, political theory
 
Author:
Title:
Constitutional Rights of the Mentally Ill. Part 2--Criminal Aspect [only]. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary [of the United States Senate], Eighty-Seventh Congress, First Session
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1961.
Description:
Three days of testimony (May 2, 4, and 5, 1961), with appearances by Abe Krash, Judge Alexander Holtzoff, and Professor Kenneth A. Pye, among several others
Condition:
Original printed stapled self-wraps, the front wrap somewhat soiled, else a good usable copy; pages 549-825
Book No.:
W-91652
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
insanity, constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli . . . At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 18. day of Iune, Anno Dom. 1625. in the first yeere of the Reigne of our most gracious Souereigne Lord, Charles . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9509. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Barker, & John Bill [etc.], London, 1630 (1629).
Description:
One of only two contemporary printings of the legislation of Charles' first Parliament, its dissolution leading to the Petition of Right, "terminat[ing] the opening scene in the long tragedy that ended twenty-four years later upon the scaffold"
Condition:
Modern boards, some browning and staining, without the two subsidies acts and the first blank, else usable with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79475
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, English constitutional law

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