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Author:
St. John, Oliver
Title:
Mr St-John's Speech to the Lords in the Upperhouse of Parliament: January 7, 1640. Concerning Ship-Money. S.T.C. 21589.3 [variant, with "L. Finches sollici-tation only, &" on E1 and "SPEECH" on the first page of text]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe], London, 1641.
Description:
St. John's ultimately successful argument in one of the great constitutional cases of English legal history, circumscribing the King's prerogative to declare a national emergency (and to tax the country at large) without Parliamentary consent
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79694
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
English 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:
Frankfurter, Felix and Harry Shulman (eds.)
Title:
Cases and Other Authorities on Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure. Revised Edition. National Casebook Series
Publisher:
Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1937.
Description:
Revised edition of the casebook anticipating issues of judicial self-restraint enduringly important to Justice Frankfurter, and exhibiting "the breadth of reading, maturity of thought, and imaginative use of material" long hallmarks of his thinking
Condition:
Original blue cloth, very worn but clean, with much underlining and notations and the ownership signature of Charles W. Davis, a Harvard Law graduate
Book No.:
W-79828
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Casebooks, constitutional law, courts
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:
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:
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:
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 Conference Desired by the Lords and Had by a Committee of both Houses, Concerning the Rights and Privileges of the Subjects. Discoursed by . . . Master Selden [and] Sir Edward Cooke. With the Objections . . . and the Answers. Wing E1284C
Publisher:
Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbancke, and Richard Best [etc.], London, 1642.
Description:
The all-important first portion of the debates leading up to the Petition of Right, recording the arguments and authorities of Coke, Digges, Littleton, and Selden, Sir Robert Heath's objections as Attorney General, and their answers in response
Condition:
Modern 1/4 unlettered calf over marbled boards and edges, some browning and staining, but crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79652
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Parliament
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
The Jurisdiction of the Lords House, or Parliament, Considered According to Antient Records. To Which is Prefixed by . . . Francis Hargrave, Esq. an Introductory Preface, Including a Narrative of the Same Jurisdiction from the Accession of James the First
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies . . . in the Strand, London, 1796.
Description:
Sole edition of Hale's principal contribution to English constitutional law, praised by Maitland and Holdsworth ("a striking testimony to Hale's mastery of records"), proposing what were to become the modern judicial powers of the House of Lords
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, well preserved with notations and markings principally in lightish pencil throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79393
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Parliament, House of Lords, English constitutional law
Author:
Cox, Archibald
Title:
The Role of the Supreme Court in American Government. First Indian Impression
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1977.
Description:
The copy from the library of Archibald Cox, the seemingly unrecorded Delhi printing of his four Chichele Lectures delivered at Oxford, with the publisher's transmittal slip tipped in (noting 800 copies printed); no copy in OCLC, RLIN, Hollis or COPAC
Condition:
Original cloth, somewhat worn, in a worn and defective dustjacket
Book No.:
W-73784
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
constitutional law, legal reform, Supreme Court
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Not separately listed in Eller, who also does not list the London variant printings of 1769; compare Eller 231. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.
Description:
Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon
Condition:
Modern calf, very light browning, a good, wide-margined copy, with the half-title; 44 pages
Book No.:
W-67958
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
Institutio Legalis: Or, An Introduction to the Study and Practice of the Laws of England . . . I. The Practice of the Court of King's Bench. II . . . of Common Pleas. III. The Nature of all Actions . . . IV. The Order and Method of Pleading. 3rd Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for five others], London, 1724.
Description:
The penultimate edition of the work which Holdsworth singles out of all the books "which set out to teach students the elements of the law of procedure and pleading", with its minute instructions for conducting litigation and for preparing a record
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind tooled and decorated calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79564
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
English constitutional law, introductory law, English Law, pleading
Author:
Title:
Lawyers Guild Review. Volume 1, Number 1 through Volume 20, Number 4 [complete except for two issues]
Publisher:
National Lawyers Guild, Washington and New York, 1940-1960.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, showing wear, some wraps detached, else a good set
Book No.:
W-72777
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
civil liberties, constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Argument of Clarence Darrow In the Case of the Communist Labor Party in the Criminal Court, Chicago. Hunsberger 130 [erroneously stating the work to contain Darrow's 1912 bribery trial argument]
Publisher:
Charles H. Kerr & Company, Chicago, 1920.
Description:
Darrow's powerful argument supporting freedom of speech, anticipating Holmes' dissent in Gitlow, defending twenty men arrested in an infamous 'Palmer Raid'; "seldom [have I] seen a case where I believed so heartily that I am right as this"
Condition:
?Original patterned dark-red cloth, the spine gilt-lettered, somewhat rubbed and some browning, the occasional pencil markings, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-76301
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
communist law, freedom of speech, Radicals, constitutional law
Author:
Ginger, Ann Fagan (ed.)
Title:
Human Rights Casefinder 1953-1969, The Warren Court Era, Citations to Federal, State, and Unreported Opinions on: Civil Liberties, Due Process, Civil Rights, Law of the Poor
Publisher:
Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Library, Berkeley, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversized printed wraps, the front wrap marked and dusty, else a good copy; 281 pages
Book No.:
W-74565
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Supreme Court, civil rights, poor law, constitutional law
Author:
Bacon, Nathaniel
Title:
An Historical Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of England . . . From the first Times till the Reigne of Edward the third [with] A Continuation . . . Until the end of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. ?ESTC R473664 [not R8530 or R10585]
Publisher:
Printed for Matthew Walbancke at Grays-Inn-Gate [imprints vary], London, 1647 & 1651.
Description:
A possibly unique printing of the work establishing the reputation of Bacon, Francis Bacon's half-brother, the constitutional history of England whose early publication was suppressed, leading to the still disputed claim of Selden's association
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, the rear joint cracking but firm, else a good copy, with the bookplate of John Francis Neylan; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78788
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
A Vindication of the Right of Election against the Disabling Power of the House of Commons, Shewing That Power to Be Contrary to The Principles of the Constitution . . . and Not Warranted by The Law and Usage of Parliament [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for G. Woodfall, at Charing-Cross [etc.], London, 1769.
Description:
Only edition of a tract written during the height of the Wilkes controversy, acknowledging the authority of both Montesquieu and, particularly, Blackstone, whose "Commentaries" and his "Case of the Late Election" are cited on several occasions
Condition:
Modern gray stabbed wraps, ex-library, else a very good copy; 72 pages
Book No.:
W-77510
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Parliament, law of elections
Author:
Title:
Brief Deductions Relative to the Aid and Supply of the Executive Power, According to the Law of England. In Cases of Infancy, Delirium, or Other Incapacity of the King. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Debrett, London, 1788.
Description:
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy
Book No.:
W-47595
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
insanity, English constitutional law
Author:
Twysden, Roger
Title:
The Commoners Liberty: Or, The English Mans Birth Right. Wing T3550
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1648.
Description:
First edition of the first published work entirely by Twysden (bracketed with Selden and Spelman as the century's foremost historians) drawing on sources from Magna Carta forward and reflecting his "deep commitment to due process and the rule of law"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, discreetly ex-library, the top margin cut a bit close (all text legible), light browning; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79585
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English constitutional law, Magna Carta
 
Author:
Crosby, Alexander L.
Title:
The Rape of the First Amendment
Publisher:
Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, New York, n.d..
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps, illustrated; 21 pages
Book No.:
W-47807
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
constitutional law, Bill of Rights, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Lieber, Francis]
Title:
Final Report and Address of the President. Report of Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting
Publisher:
Loyal Publication Society, New York, 1866.
Description:
The final salvo of the Society which Lieber helped found and which he served as President, Lieber observing that it had "contributed no inconsiderable share in bringing about one of the greatest national acts in all history"--Lincoln's re-election
Condition:
Original stabbed, printed wraps, well preserved; 13 pages
Book No.:
W-56306
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
constitutional law, CIVIL WAR, political theory

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