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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:
Title:
Ordines Cancellariae: Being Orders of the High Court of Chancery from the First Year of King Charles I. To this present Hillary Term, 1697. Examined By the Original Orders To which is added the Rules and Orders Of the Court of Exchequer. Wing O415
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1698.
Description:
The orders continuing those originated by Francis Bacon, in Holdsworth's words "fix[ing] the practice of the court till the [19th century] reforms", Bacon's sole successful effort at codification and "the best evidence of [the court's] organization"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine rubbed and the joints just cracking, else clean, without an advertising leaf, with a duplicated title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79734
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
equity, courts, codification, legal reform
 
Author:
Leflar, Robert A.
Title:
Internal Operating Procedures of Appellate Courts [Prepared under the Auspices of The American Bar Foundation in Collaboration with The Appellate Judges' Conference]
Publisher:
American Bar Foundation, Chicago, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Original brown cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91561
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
courts, appeals
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:
Mecham, L. Ralph (dir.)
Title:
Report of the Proceedings of the Judicial Conference of the United States, September 18-19, 1986
Publisher:
Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 103 pages
Book No.:
W-30576
Price:
$ 15.00
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:
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:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch [for the Selden Society], London, 1955.
Description:
The reissue of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:
Original blue buckram, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-68099
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
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:
Courts
Publisher:
Nat'l Advisory Commission on Crim. Justice Standards & Goals, Washington, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
Oversized printed wraps; 358 pages
Book No.:
W-30575
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
criminal law, courts
Author:
Title:
Trial of Lieutenant General Sir John Murray, Bart. by a General Court Martial Held at Winchester, On Monday the 16th of January, 1815, and continued by Adjournment, till Monday the 6th of February, 1815. Taken in Short Hand By Mr. W.B. Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Egerton, Military Library, Whitehall, London, 1815.
Description:
One of the most debated English court-martials, Murray acquitted on all charges save one (which was dispensed with), though Sir John Fortescue writing that Murray "must be pilloried . . . without mercy as a cowardly and dishonourable man"
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, light browning, else a very good copy, with a two-page manuscript index and the folding frontispiece
Book No.:
W-77057
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
courts martial
 
Author:
Wasby, Stephen L., Thomas B. Marvell et al
Title:
Volume and Delay in State Appellate Courts: Problems and Responses
Publisher:
National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed wraps, well-preserved; 119 pages
Book No.:
W-91484
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
courts, legal reform
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 Out of the Statutes of this Common-wealth, and . . . the Lawes, Concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sherifes . . . To which is added the Return of Writts, by John Kitchin [etc.]. Wing W2246
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
The first treatise by a named author on the coroner and on the sheriff, appearing in ten editions throughout the century, this one of two editions to contain Kitchin's tract (translated into English); with separate sections on both officials
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, the title a bit darkened, else very clean, with the signature of Henry Streatfeild dated 1696 on the second blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79761
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
 
Author:
Cashman, Victoria S. and Theodore J. Fetter
Title:
State Courts: Options for the Future
Publisher:
National Center for State Courts, Williamsburg, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps, rubbed but quite sound; 58 pages
Book No.:
W-30635
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
courts
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:
Impey, John
Title:
The New Instructor Clericalis, Stating the Authority, Jurisdiction, and Modern Practice of the Court of Common Pleas. With Directions for commencing and defending Actions, entering up Judgments, suing out Executions [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, by His Majesty's Law Printers [etc.], London, 1786.
Description:
A rare early edition of Impey's lucid, richly knowledgeable work on the Court of Common Pleas which, with his like work on the Court of King's Bench, have been called "the first systematic account of the practice of the two great common law courts"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, a clean usable copy; two copies in ESTC, neither in a law library
Book No.:
W-77371
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
pleading, pleading, courts
Author:
Title:
An Attorney's Practice Epitomized: Or, The Method, Times and Expences of Proceeding in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas. From the Commencement of a Suit, to the Trial, final Judgment and Execution [etc.]. A New Edition, corrected
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . For P. Uriel [etc.], London, 1778.
Description:
A rare edition of an intensely practical work seemingly published for almost a century, most usefully comparing and contrasting the practice of the two major royal courts in parallel columns, its gloss sometimes highly critical; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good copy, interleaved throughout, glossed, indexed, and with the rules of the Court of Peverel set forth
Book No.:
W-68508
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts, Manuscripts
 
Author:
Title:
Rules of The Superior Court of the State of California In and For the County of Alameda and Order Modifying
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Original blue stapled wraps, some staining inside; 12 pages
Book No.:
W-51997
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
California, courts
Author:
Title:
The Contentes of This Boke. Fyrste the booke for a Justice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kept a court Baron, or a lete [and] a courte hundred. The boke[s] called returna Breuium [and] Carta foedi [and] the Kynges Escheker [etc.]. STC 14882; Beale T153
Publisher:
Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.], London, 1559.
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:
Contemporary blind tooled unlettered calf, neatly repaired, quite rubbed, the colophon leaf in facsimile, else complete and very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79590
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer, sheriffs, Forms & Form Books
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:
Title:
Proceedings of a General Court-Martial. . .upon the Trial of Lieutenant-General Sir John Mordaunt [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1758.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54661
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
courts martial
 
Author:
Title:
Rules of the Superior Court, County of Solano, State of California, Adopted July 1, A.D. 1913
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Original gray stapled wraps, worn but sound; 14 pages
Book No.:
W-51993
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
California, courts
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
The Fourth Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England: Concerning the Jurisdiction of Courts [etc.]. Wing C4930; ESTC R504744 [the edition identified in November, 2014, two copies located in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed by M. Flesher, for W. Lee, and D. Pakeman, London, 1648.
Description:
The rare, just identified second edition of Coke's exhaustive examination of English courts, comprising the fourth (and last) part of his famed Institutes, treating of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Chancery, Star Chamber and several dozen other courts
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled sheep, quite worn, rebacked, some browning, final blanks quite chipped, yet a sturdy copy; with the frontispiece portrait
Book No.:
W-79255
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts
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:
Stott, Jr., E. Keith, Theodore J. Fetter, et al
Title:
Rural Courts, The Effect of Space and Distance on the Administration of Justice
Publisher:
National Center for State Courts, Denver, 1977.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, the spine somewhat sunned, else a very good copy; 113 pages
Book No.:
W-91637
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
courts
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:
Title:
A Brief Account of the Powers Given to, and Exercised by, The Burgess-Court of Westminster. And Some Reasons for Continuing and Enlarging those Powers, by Amending the Act of the 27th of Queen Elizabeth [1585]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1756?.
Description:
A rare part of the debate over the governance of Westminster, "that most anomalous of all manorial boroughs", seeking to enlarge the powers of its Burgess-Court (and leading to the establishment of its "Annoyance Jury"), ultimately abolished in 1901
Condition:
Original stabbed self-wraps, disbound, somewhat dusty, a fragile but usable copy, 16 pages; no copy in ESTC, one in COPAC
Book No.:
W-75939
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
courts, London
Author:
Crompton, Richard
Title:
L'avthoritie et Ivrisdiction des Courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment collect & compose, per R. Crompton del milieu Temple Esquire. Apprentice del Ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 6050; Beale T328
Publisher:
In aedibus Caroli Yetsweirti Armig. [etc.], London, 1594.
Description:
First edition of Crompton's chief work, and the first to be devoted exclusively to the Royal courts, beginning with Parliament (as a court), Star Chamber and King's Bench; with a number of circuit reports of criminal cases not printed elsewhere
Condition:
Early calf, rebacked, quite worn, browning, yet a good serviceable copy
Book No.:
W-73613
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
courts
Author:
Title:
Diversite de Covrtes lour iurisdictions et alia necessaria et vtilia. S.T.C. 10953; Beale T129; McKerrow & Ferguson 53
Publisher:
Nicholas Hill for Henry Smith?, London, 1545.
Description:
The rare, final edition (and the only Smith printing) of one of just a handful of early English legal tracts, treating of royal and other courts, including King's Bench, the Common Bench, Chancery, the Exchequer, and the Marshalsea inter alia
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning, else a very good copy with ample margins and the occasional early annotation, four copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78988
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, courts
Author:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Select Pleas of the Crown
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly [for the Selden Society], London, 1888.
Description:
Original edition of the Selden Society's first annual volume, with Maitland's substantial introduction, "set[ting] a high standard for future editors", in John Baker's words, and permitting valuable generalizations on the records of the Royal courts
Condition:
Original buckram, gilt, showing definite wear, unevenly faded, private ownership signature, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-71548
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
courts, criminal law, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Title:
Citizens Study Committee on Judicial Organization, Report to Governor Patrick J. Lucey, January 1973
Publisher:
By the Committee, Madison, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed illustrated oversized wraps, a very good copy; 417 pages
Book No.:
W-91616
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
courts, legal reform, Isle of Wight
Author:
Prendergast, Harris
Title:
The Law Relating to Officers in the Army
Publisher:
Parker, Furnivall, and Parker, Military Library, Whitehall, London, 1849.
Description:
First edition of a rare work written by the Lincoln's Inn barrister who undertook a similar work on naval officers, with chapters on prize and booty, criminal liabilities, rank and pay, courts martial and much else; one copy in OCLC, two in RLIN
Condition:
Original limp embossed crimson cloth, gilt-lettered, a trifle strained yet a pretty copy, the edges and endpapers marbled
Book No.:
W-73913
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
military law, courts martial
 
Author:
Marvell, Thomas B.
Title:
Appellate Courts and Lawyers, Information Gathering in the Adversary System
Publisher:
Greenwood Press, Westport, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47509
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
courts
Author:
Title:
The Contentes of this booke. Fyrste the Booke for a Iustice of peace. The boke that teacheth to kepe a courte Baron, or a lete. The booke teachynge to kepe a courte hundred. The boke called returna Brevium [etc.]. S.T.C. 14883; Beale T154
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestreet . . . by Richard Tottil [etc.], London, 1559.
Description:
The collection of highly practical treatises designed for justices of the peace, sheriffs, bailiffs and other local officials first printed by Pynson in 1505, including (as well as those above) Novae Additiones, Carta Foedi and Exchequer Ordinance
Condition:
Modern calf, extensive but unobtrusive worming, repairs; sound
Book No.:
W-65998
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
justices of peace, Every Man Law Books, courts, Exchequer
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:
Hinde, Robert
Title:
The Modern Practice of the High Court of Chancery, Methodized and Digested in a Manner Wholly New . . . from the original Bill to the Decree; Comprising a System of Practical Knowledge, According to the Course of the Court as at present established
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. E. Lynch, G. Burnet, W. Colles [etc.], Dublin, 1786.
Description:
Hinde's novel scheme (noted by Holdsworth) to analyze equity 'chronologically', that is in the order a Chancery lawsuit would take; with a considerable portion devoted to examination of witnesses, the hearing itself, and related writs and documents
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, joints cracked but holding, else a clean usable copy; with the bookplate of Eric Poole
Book No.:
W-74571
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, courts
Author:
Title:
Judicial Appointments. A Letter to the Right Honourable Baron Cranworth, Lord High Chancellor [etc.]
Publisher:
Bosworth & Harrison, 215, Regent Street, London, 1857.
Description:
A rare reformist tract with a decidedly populist slant, proposing that the judges of the county courts (then established for some ten years) were a fertile source for appointment to the central courts at Westminster; no copy in COPAC, OCLC or RLIN
Condition:
Disbound, the stitching loose, a just usable copy; 16 pages
Book No.:
W-74058
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
equity, courts
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:
Title:
Anno Septimo Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Parlamente holden at Westminster, the first daye of Marches, in the vii yere of the reigne of our moste redoubted Souuereine Lorde Edwarde the VI [1553] . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9439
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Graftoni . . . Mense Aprilis [etc.], London, 1553.
Description:
The uncommon first printing of the acts of Edward VI's final parliament, including the confirmation of the establishment of several Royal courts under Henry VIII [c.3]; two copies in S.T.C. in North America, which also locates this copy
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, last leaf repaired and backed with small loss, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79221
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, 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:
Title:
An Act for Taking away the Fee of Damage Cleere
Publisher:
Printed by Edward Husband and John Field [etc.], London, 1650.
Description:
The broadside officially publicizing the act of the Commonwealth Parliament abolishing the vexatious fee of court called damage cleer or damna clericorum, in which court clerks had been entitled to an automatic 10% of all judgments
Condition:
Attractively matted; with the Commonwealth seal, black-letter
Book No.:
W-42994
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
legal ephemera, courts, Interregnum
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:
Cummings, Homer and Carl McFarland
Title:
Federal Justice, Chapters in the History of Justice and the Federal Executive
Publisher:
Macmillan Company, New York, 1937.
Description:
Carl McFarland's personal copy of "the principal secondary historical work on the Attorney General", with his ownership stamp in red ink ("Carl McFarland") on the front pastedown, and an informal sheet outlining the work in pencil laid in
Condition:
Original red cloth, gilt, rubbed, the spine moreso and somewhat faded, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-77274
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Supreme Court, courts
Author:
Title:
A Commission with Instructions and Directions, granted by his Maiesty to the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liveries. For compounding for Wards, Ideots, and Lunaticks. And giuen under His Highnesse great Seale [etc.]. S.T.C. 9242. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description:
The final instructions governing the court, insufficient to stem its corrupt and dilatory practices and the many grievances against it, leading to the impeachment of the Court's Master and the Court "as an important subsidiary cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, well preserved, the margins untrimmed, with the first and last blanks and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79770
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts
 
Author:
Title:
Task Force Report: The Courts
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1967.
Description:
Supporting materials of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice
Condition:
Stapled wraps, wrinkled and discolored, but sound; 178 pages
Book No.:
W-90518
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
courts

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