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Title:
The Contentes of this boke. Fyrste the boke for a Justice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a court Baron, or a lete [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Brevium [and] Carta Foedi [and] the kynge's Escheker [etc.]. S.T.C. 14877
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti [imprints vary], London, 1544.
Description:
The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials, this being the edition selected by Holdsworth as representative, its contents termed "a useful handbook [and] essential"
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, all edges gilt, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Huntington Library duplicate, quite clean and even luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79387
Price:
$ 6750.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
Author:
Style, William
Title:
The Practical Register, Or the Accomplish'd Attorney: Consisting of Rules, Orders, And . . . Observations Concerning the Practice of the Common Law in his Majesties Courts at Westminster . . . particularly . . . Kings Bench. Second Edition. Wing S6100
Publisher:
Printed for Thos. Dring . . . and John Leigh [etc.], London, 1670.
Description:
Second, expanded edition of a popular work (and the first to appear following the Restoration), called by John Baker "a useful guide to modern practice decisions, collected at a time when the law reports were somewhat thin or non-existent"
Condition:
Modern Cambridge style blind tooled panelled calf, the spine gilt ruled, quite clean with good margins and the first and last blanks; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79807
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
courts
Author:
Title:
The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . . in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:
in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet], London, 1535-40?.
Description:
A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:
Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79342
Price:
$ 10000.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
Author:
Leigh, Valentine
Title:
The Moste Profitable and Commendable Science, of Surveying of Lands, Tenementes, and Hereditamentes . . . of the measuring of all kindes of Landes, be it Meadow, Pasture, Errable, Wood, Hill, or Dale . . . Newly Imprinted and corrected. S.T.C. 15419
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by John Windet, for Robart Dexter [etc.], London, 1592.
Description:
Among the earliest works on English surveying, with much on the legal aspects of local courts and the administration of manors, "a popular, practical guide, largely for self surveyors . . . mentioned in John Norden's standard [17th century] work"
Condition:
Early calf, very neatly rebacked, worn but quite attractive, lightish marginal staining; with the two tables and the first blank, the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79415
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
surveying, Real Property, courts
Author:
Title:
An Ordinance For Adjourning part of Easter Term. 1654. Whereas many abuses and corruptions are crept into the ordinary course and administration of Justice, both in Law and Equity . . . Saturday April 8, 1654 [etc.]. Wing C7127; Steele I, 3031
Publisher:
Printed by William du-Gard, and Henry Hills [etc.], London, 1654.
Description:
The ordinance launching Cromwell's effort to reform the courts, "one of the two innovative accomplishments of the protectorate", leading to the 1654 Chancery Ordinance (drafted by William Sheppard), reforms not fully realized until the 19th century
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 8x14 inches, left margin partly trimmed (no text affected), the imprint faint, light browning, sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79520
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, legal reform, English Commonwealth, Broadside
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statutes of this Kingdome, and . . . the Lawes, Concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sheriffes. Together with an easie . . . method for the keeping of a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. Wing W2244
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, London, 1641.
Description:
A rare edition of the first treatise by a named author on the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in ten editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and court; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over boards, somewhat rubbed and tightly bound and some light browning and foxing, ex Royal Historical Society; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79482
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Palmer, John?
Title:
The Attorney and Agent's New Table of Costs In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas: Containing The Fees and Disbursements on the Part of the Plaintiff and Defendant, in the Prosecution and Defence of Actions real, personal, and mixed [etc.]. 2d ed
Publisher:
Printed by Gilbert and Plummer; and sold by T. Whieldon [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
A rare edition of an enormously successful work, the first to explain to a practitioner how to prepare a bill of costs, treating of patents, bankruptcy, probate, criminal proceedings, and the exchequer inter alia; no copy in ESTC, one in OCLC
Condition:
Original paper backed boards, rubbed, the joints cracking but holding, clean and unsophisticated in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79746
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
courts, habeas corpus, criminal law, patents, bankruptcy, Wills, Doctors Commons
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 signed A2]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, ?original label preserved, browning to edges of title, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79892
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Title:
Instructions and Directions giuen by His Maiestie, vnder His great Seale of England, bearing date the 9 day of Ianuary [and] 7 day of February. To the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liueries. S.T.C. 9222. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1611.
Description:
The expanded instructions governing the court, failing to stem the many grievances against it, years later to lead to the impeachment of the Court's Master, the Court's abolition, and its role "as an important subsidiairy cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, without the first and last blanks, the top margin cut close, textually complete; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-79795
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Compleat Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing, First, The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron [and four other parts]. Third Edition [bound with] Books printed for Bernard Lintot, at the Cross-Keys . . . in Fleet-street
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for Bernard Lintott [etc.], London, 1724 & 1728?.
Description:
An early edition of what I believe is Jacob's first work (of eighteen) a work which Holdsworth termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive", bound with Bernard Lintot's substantial [28 page] final catalogue, arranged by size and priced
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint just cracking but very firm, the spine ends a bit chipped, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79921
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Adye, Stephen Payne
Title:
A Treatise on Courts Martial. To Which is Added, An Essay on Military Punishments and Rewards. The Third Edition, With Additions and Amendments [with the 1785 dated title page; seven copies in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-Street, London, 1785.
Description:
A rare early edition of the first work devoted primarily to the English law of courts martial and the last published in Adye's life, becoming "the standard work for military judicial practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, light foxing and browning, moreso to the first and last leaves, a very good copy with the advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78870
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts martial
Author:
Booth, William
Title:
The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts, both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1666.
Description:
First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79664
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
Author:
Finlason, William
Title:
A Few Words on the Law, As It Was, As It Is, and As It Ought to Be: With Special Reference to County Courts Suits, and Actions at Law
Publisher:
V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1850.
Description:
An uncommon tract written by a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple and special pleader who served for almost a half century as The Times legal reporter, contending that the rules of pleading should apply in the newly established county courts
Condition:
Original ?self-stabbed wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 31 pages; six copies in OCLC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-76905
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
pleading, courts
 
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . with an easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court Barons, and Hundred Courts. Fourth Edition. Wing W2246A
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher, J Streater, and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
Final edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:
Early calf, gilt lettered, all edges marbled, the spine rubbed, new endpapers, quite clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79290
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete & Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders [etc.]. STC 15021; Beale T373 and T378
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Totelli [etc.], London, 1592.
Description:
The work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium bound in with a separate title
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, signatures of Richard Norwood and Jno Prynne, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79325
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete & Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders [etc.]. STC 15021; Beale T373 and T378
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Totelli [etc.], London, 1592.
Description:
The work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium bound in with a separate title
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered lozenges, rebacked, signatures of Richard Norwood and Jno Prynne, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79325
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79330
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete, et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kytchin de Greys Inne . . . les cases et matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie [etc.]. STC 15017 & addenda [two copies, including this copy]
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Octobris quarto [etc.], London, 1580.
Description:
The rare early variant printing of a work which--together with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters; with the preface dated 10 Nov 1581
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, later label, lightly rubbed, very fresh with generous margins; the Taussig copy--not in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79141
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete, et Court Baron collect per Iohn Kytchin de Greys Inne . . . les cases et matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie [etc.]. STC 15017 & addenda [two copies, including this copy]
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. Octobris quarto [etc.], London, 1580.
Description:
The rare early variant printing of a work which--together with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters; with the preface dated 10 Nov 1581
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, later label, lightly rubbed, very fresh with generous margins; the Taussig copy--not in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79141
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Ordinances Made By The Right Honourable Sir Francis Bacon Knight, Lord Verulam, and Vicount of Saint Albans, being then Lord Chancellor. For the better and more regular Administration of Justice in the Chancery [etc.]. Wing B316; Gibson 212
Publisher:
Printed for Mathew Walbanke, and Lawrence Chapman, London, 1642.
Description:
Bacon's signal contribution to Chancery, largely "fixing the practice of the court till the reforms of the last century" (in Holdsworth's words), 100+ in number, procedural and substantive, the principal evidence of Bacon's years as Lord Chancellor
Condition:
Original vellum, darkened, definite browning and some marginal staining, small repair to the title's margin, contents disbound, in a protective sleeve
Book No.:
W-79374
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, codification, courts
Author:
Title:
The Maner of kepynge a court Baron and Lete wyth dyuers fourmes of entreis, plaintes, processes, presentmentes, and other maters determinable there. Newely Imprynted and corrected. S.T.C. 7718; Beale T198
Publisher:
Impress. Londini per me Henricum Smyth [colophon], London, 1546.
Description:
A rare edition of guides to local courts and their practice, with an "ancestry stretching back to the thirteenth century" in John Baker's words, holding pleas of land and exercizing consierable social control; three copies in ESTC, two imperfect
Condition:
Modern 3/4 sheep over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, lacking five leaves [A2-A6], else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79808
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Third Part of the Institutes Of the Laws of England: Concerning High Treason, and other Pleas of the Crown, and Criminall causes [bound with] The Fourth Part of the Institutes . . . Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts. Wing C4961 and C4930. Folio
Publisher:
Printed at London by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman, London, 1648.
Description:
Second editions of both parts, in which Coke first examines exhaustively and with a comprehensiveness not previously attained the criminal law of England, and then the English law courts, including Star Chamber, King's Bench, and Chancery, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, ?later label lacking, rubbed, but very good copies, with both portraits before the titles
Book No.:
W-77989
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, courts
Author:
Herbert, William
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government. With a Concise History of English Law. Embellished with Twenty-Four Plates
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a large paper copy (210x270mm), two bookplates and a modern signature; handsome
Book No.:
W-79990
Price:
$ 675.00
Category:
Inns of Court, English Law, biography, courts, trials
Author:
Lambard, William
Title:
Archeion, or, A Discourse Upon the High Courts of Justice in England . . . Newly Corrected, and enlarged according to the Authors Copie. S.T.C. 15144
Publisher:
Printed by E. P[urslow] for Henry Seile [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The work which led Lambard to be called "the prince of legal antiquaries" and one of the few contemporary examples of a constitutional analysis of the English courts, with substantial portions devoted to Star Chamber and to Parliament, respectively
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, rebacked, Daniel Fleming's copy with his signature, ?shelf-mark, and ?his occasional notation, crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79784
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
courts, Star Chamber, Parliament
Author:
Title:
Lex Londinensis; or, The City Law. Shewing the Powers, Customs and Practice Of all the several Courts Belonging to the Famous City of London . . . Together With several Acts of Common Councel, very useful and necesary to be known by all [&c]. Wing L1858
Publisher:
Printed by S. Roycroft for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1680.
Description:
Only edition of an early work devoted to London and its courts, ten of which are treated, including the Lord Mayor's Court, the Court of Hustings, the Sheriffs Court, the Court of Alderman, the Court of Conscience, and the Orphan's Court inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, red edges, somewhat rubbed, neatly repaired, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80058
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
London, courts, infants, Religion, sheriffs
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
The Office and Authority of Coroners and Sheriffs. With Directions how and in what manner to execute the said Offices . . . Together with an easie and plain Method for the Keeping of Court Leets, Court Barons, and Hundred Courts. Wing W2246A
Publisher:
Printed by E. Flesher [and two others] to be sold [by 14 others], London, 1675.
Description:
Final edition of the first treatise by a named author on the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in many printings throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each court
Condition:
Modern calf, the spine lightly faded, first blanks a bit chipped, small hole in title, early ownership signatures, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80071
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders [etc.]. S.T.C. 15025
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1623.
Description:
Final edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--is essential in understanding Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium with a separate title
Condition:
Modern brown calf, light browning, Sir Michael Foster's copy with his ownership signature ("M Foster 1710") as a young man; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80095
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders [etc.]. S.T.C. 15025
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1623.
Description:
Final edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--is essential in understanding Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium with a separate title
Condition:
Modern brown calf, light browning, Sir Michael Foster's copy with his ownership signature ("M Foster 1710") as a young man; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80095
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
A Treatise on The Court of Exchequer: in Which The Revenues of the Crown . . . are clearly explained: as also . . . the Nature of the feudal and other antient Tenures; the Origin of Parliaments, Convocations, the several Courts of Justice [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Nourse [etc.], London, 1758.
Description:
The much expanded edition of Gilbert's sole treatise examining the history of the Court which he served as Chief Baron, one of several works which together "anticipated the method of Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries . . . by fifty years"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt decorated and lettered, very light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80118
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
courts, taxation
Author:
Cooke, Sir George
Title:
Rules, Orders and Notices in the Court of King's Bench, From the Second of King James I to Trinity Term the Twenty-first of King George II 1747 [with] Rules, Orders and Notices, In the Court of Common Pleas . . . From the Thirty-fifth of King Henry VI &c
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Stephens [and others], London, 1747.
Description:
Second (and final) editions of seemingly the most extensive treatment of the rules and orders of the Royal courts, including their history and current application, prepared by the Middle Temple bencher and reader; rare, two and seven copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, front joint cracking but quite firm, occasional browning but generally very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80116
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
courts, Procedure
Author:
Title:
The City-Law, or, The course and practice in all manner of juridicall proceedings in the Hustings in Guild-Hall, London. Englished, Out of an ancient French Manuscript. Also, An alphabet of all the Offices . . . by the Lord Mayor of London. Wing C4353
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop, for L. Chapman and L. Blaiklocke [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
Only edition (and among the earliest) of one of five principal legal manuals singled out by Sidney and Beatrice Webb, valuable both "[t]o the constitutional student of the 17th century, as to the practising lawyer" for the study of London's courts
Condition:
Modern tan boards, printed paper label, some browning, without the final blank, else sound and usable with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80135
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
London, courts
Author:
Cooke, George
Title:
Reports and Cases of Practice in The Court of Common Pleas, In the Reigns of Queen Anne, King Goerge I and King George II. Second Ed. [with] Rules and Orders of the Court of Exchequer, Relative to the Equity Court, the Office of Pleas, and the Revenue
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by H. Woodfall, London, 1747 & 1766.
Description:
Two uncommon works, the first by George Cooke the father and the second conjecturally by his son, also George Cooke, both Inner Temple benchers, readers, and treasurers, eight and five copies in ESTC respectively, each found in one law library only
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards darkened near the rebacking, without the advertising leaf in the first work, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80178
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, courts
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines [etc.]. STC 15023
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1607.
Description:
First 17th century edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, neatly rebacked, quite clean with excellent margins and the Rivington bookplate, the Taussig copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-80241
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts, sheriffs
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines [etc.]. STC 15023
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1607.
Description:
First 17th century edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, neatly rebacked, quite clean with excellent margins and the Rivington bookplate, the Taussig copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-80241
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts, sheriffs
Author:
Greenwood, William
Title:
Curia Comitatus Rediviva. Or, the Pratique Part Of the County Court revived, Fully demonstrating its antiquity and proceedings from the Originall to Execution . . . Also an easie and plaine method for the keeping of the Court [etc.]. Wing G1874A
Publisher:
Printed for John Place . . . and William Place [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
Only edition of Greenwood's first legal treatise, a comprehensive treatment of the county court, tracing its origin to Saxon centuries, with an emphasis on the offices of sheriff and coroner and on debt, case, trespass, and replevin, inter alia
Condition:
Modern brown calf, the spine double gilt ruled and lettered, ex-library, else quite clean with very good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80242
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
courts, sheriffs, coroners
Author:
Sayer, Joseph
Title:
The Law of Costs. ESTC T115470 [three copies only in North America]
Publisher:
Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan [for two others], London, 1768.
Description:
First edition of the first work on this important, practical area of law, praised by Holdsworth as "a comprehensive little book", treating of both civil and criminal law as "a considerable body of law on this subject" (Holdsworth again) had developed
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, manuscript label on the front board, else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80269
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Procedure, courts
Author:
Greenwood, William
Title:
A Bouleuterion. Practical Demonstration of County Judicatures. Wherein is amply explained the Judicial and Ministerial Authority of Sheriffs and Coroners. Together with the Original, Jurisdiction, and Method of keeping all Countrey Courts. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for John Place, and Sold by William Jacob [etc.], London, 1680.
Description:
A rare edition of among the most popular works on sheriffs, coroners, and local courts, first published in 1659 and reaching a ninth edition in 1730, no copy in Wing nor in ESTC, with Sweet and Maxwell misidentifying it as the eighth edition
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning with a bit of light marginal staining on the last leaves, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80272
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners, courts
Author:
Brunskell, Percivall
Title:
A Brief Vindication of Mr. Percivall Brunskell's Case. With an Account of Twenty One Years most Remarkable Passages. Quarto. Wing B5234A; ESTC R38644
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1695.
Description:
Brunskell's final effort to promote a scheme to increase Royal revenue via the wax used on warrants sent to sheriffs, ultimately declared by Francis North (as Chief Justice of Common Pleas) as "foul practices . . . couched under fair pretences"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a bit spotted and some light browning, the margins cut close affecting some sidenotes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80307
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
legal reform, courts

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