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Author:
Phelps, Arthur Warren
Title:
Handbook of Virginia Rules of Equity Practice and Procedure
Publisher:
Michie Company, Charlottesville, 1961.
Description:
With the 1972 Cumulative Supplement appended
Condition:
Black cloth, a bit cocked and worn, but sound
Book No.:
W-30266
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
equity, Procedure
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
Book No.:
W-73489
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
 
Author:
Budd, Henry et al (eds.)
Title:
American and English Decisions in Equity. Being Select Cases Decided in the American and English Courts with Notes. Ten Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
M. Murphy, Law Book Publisher and Importer [etc.], Philadelphia, 1895-1905.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, many spines quite darkened, some joints cracked; a working set
Book No.:
W-91471
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity, reports of cases
Author:
Title:
Facts and Suggestions Respecting the Masters' Offices [in the Court of Chancery]
Publisher:
V. & R. Stevens and G.S. Norton . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1841.
Description:
A rare tract written during the decades-long debate over the reform of the court of chancery, including (as here) the role to be played by the court's masters, whose offices were ultimately abolished in 1852; two copies in OCLC in North America
Condition:
Original light-green printed wraps, disbound, the rear wrap lacking, else clean, 46 pages; presentation copy to Hastings Russell
Book No.:
W-77041
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
equity, legal reform
Author:
Saint German, Christopher
Title:
The Fyrste dyaloge in Englysshe with new addycyons. Beale T464; S.T.C. 21562
Publisher:
Impryntyd by me Robert Wyer . . . in saynt Martyns parysshe [etc], London, 1531.
Description:
The first issuance of the second version in English of the first dialogue of Saint German's famed treatise on English equity (differing from the first version of the previous year) both serving as principal bases for the modern scholarly translation
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, title slightly darkened with skilful repair, minor worming, light marginal staining, occasional early notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78785
Price:
$ 10500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Jeremy, George
Title:
A Treatise on the Equity Jurisdiction of the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:
J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers . . . Lincoln's Inn, London, 1828.
Description:
First (and only English) edition of the work characterized by Holdsworth as "an ably written book", written by the Lincoln Inn's barrister who analyzes the court by type of jurisdiction--exclusive (with much on trusts), assistant, and concurrent
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very worn, rebacked, ex-library, front joint just cracking but holding, yet a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-75447
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, trusts and estates
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The History and Practice of the High Court of Chancery. In which is introduced, An Account of the Institution and various Regulations of the said Court; Shewing likewise, The ancient and present Practice thereof in an easy and familiar Method [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Worrall [etc.], London, 1758.
Description:
First London edition of the work which Holdsworth singled out (along with John Mitford's) as "distinctly superior [and of] a greater importance in the eighteenth-century literature of equity", with much on equity's substance and on proposed reforms
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite clean and with ample margins and the advertising leaf preceding the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78799
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:
Principles of Equity. Corrected and Enlarged in a Second Edition. Folio. Sowerby 1717
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar . . . and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh, 1767.
Description:
The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had this and two other editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, some browning and staining, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-71513
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
equity, SCOTLAND
Author:
Fowler, David Burton
Title:
The Practice of the Court of Exchequer, upon Proceedings in Equity. In Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Burton, for J. Butterworth . . . and W. Brown [etc], London, 1795.
Description:
Only edition of Fowler's sole work, written while he was one of the Six Clerks of the Court, distinguishing between the equity practices of the Exchequer and of the Chancery and, in Holdsworth's words, "giv[ing] clear and practical information"
Condition:
Original paper-backed buff boards, rubbed and chipped, else an exceptionally clean set in original state, the edges untrimmed; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79005
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Barton, Charles
Title:
An Historical Treatise of A Suit in Equity: In Which Is Attempted A Scientific Deduction of the Proceedings used on the Equity Sides of the Courts of Chancery and Exchequer, from the Commencement of the Suit to the Decree and Appeal [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Son, Portugal Street, Lincoln's-Inn, London, 1796.
Description:
First edition of Barton's first work, termed "clear and straightforward" by Holdsworth, with a substantial historical introduction and a careful treatment of the courts' processes, providing ample, critical and intensely practical notes
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints slightly rubbed and the spine darkened, else especially clean and bright; with the advertisement leaf but not the half title
Book No.:
W-79016
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
Doctor and Student: or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:
Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling for R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1721.
Description:
An early 18th century edition of the first classic of English equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant . . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-60035
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, philosophy of law
Author:
Cooksey, Richard
Title:
Essay on the Life and Character of John Lord Somers . . . Also Sketches of an Essay on the Life and Character of Philip Earl of Hardwicke [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by J. Holl; (for the author.) And sold by J. Bew [etc.], Worcester, 1791.
Description:
A principal contemporary account (the only I can locate in book form) of John Somers and Philip Yorke, two of England's pre-eminent early modern lawyers, a rich mix of contributions by Cooksey, Defoe, Walpole, and Jeremiah Bentham, among many others
Condition:
Later calf, gilt, quite rubbed, label lacking, title trimmed not affecting text, some foxing, ex-library, else (and despite this litany) a good copy
Book No.:
W-71543
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, biography
Author:
Title:
The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and Student. S.T.C. 21583 ['sold by' variant]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More [etc.], London], 1630.
Description:
The only abridgment of Christopher St. Germain's famed treatise, a particularly able effort distilling the equitable principles debated in dialogue between the doctor of divinity and the student of English law in St. Germain's original creation
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, a little dusty, else a good copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-46735
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Gresley, Richard Newcombe
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Evidence in the Courts of Equity. Cohen 5069
Publisher:
P.H. Nicklin & T. Johnson, Law Booksellers [etc.], Philadelphia, 1837.
Description:
First American edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law of evidence in the courts of equity, greatly different from the law of evidence in the common law courts, to remain so until the reforms of the 1873 Judicature Act
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco, gilt, rubbed and light browning, but a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77483
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Evidence, equity
Author:
Yorke, Philip, Earl of Hardwicke
Title:
A Discourse of the Judicial Authority Belonging to the Office of Master of the Rolls in the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:
Printed by W. Bowyer [etc.], London, 1727.
Description:
First edition of Lord Hardwicke's only published work, "of great legal research and argument", legislation soon thereafter confirming his view of the Master of the Rolls' independence and significantly affecting authority within the Chancery
Condition:
Modern calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-71909
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
equity
 
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:
W-58175
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
 
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in England and America. Second Edition. Revised, Corrected and Enlarged. In Two Volumes. Cohen 5012
Publisher:
Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston, 1839.
Description:
Second edition of one of Story's principal commentaries, whose "wide-ranging scholarship was Story at his best", giving a currency to equity principles which was to reform and broaden American law and have a lasting effect upon it
Condition:
Modern morocco, definite foxing, else a good set, presentation copy--"To / The Honble / Mr Justice McLean / from his obliged friend / Joseph Story"
Book No.:
W-77864
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Leigh, Edward
Title:
Second Considerations Concerning the High Court of Chancery, And the Most Excellent Ordinance For the Regulation and Limitation of That Court. Wing L1002
Publisher:
Printed by J.G. for Rich. Marriot [etc.], London, 1658.
Description:
Only edition of a rare tract enthusiastically supporting Cromwell's fundamental reform of Chancery as embodied in the Chancery Ordinance, its lapse at the Restoration essentially foreclosing similar reform efforts not realized until the 19th century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the margins cut close, else sound, four copies in ESTC, none in the USA; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78813
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
equity, legal reform
 
Author:
St. German, Christopher
Title:
St. German's Doctor and Student. Edited for the Selden Society by The late T.F.T. Plucknett and J.L. Barton [Volume XCI for the Year 1974]
Publisher:
Selden Society, London, 1974.
Description:
The modern scholarly edition of St. Germain's classic work, going far to establish the place of equity in English law, in John Baker's words "represent[ing] the central core of St. German's work on the philosophy of law . . . in the early Tudor age"
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed, but a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-74557
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Glanvilla, Ranvlpho de
Title:
Tractatus de Legibus & Consuetudinibus regni Angliae, tempore Regis Henrici secundi compositus [etc.] [bound with] Christopher St. Germain, Dialogus de fundamentis Legum Angliae et de conscientia [etc.]. S.T.C. 11906 & 21560
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis, London, 1604.
Description:
Second edition and second Latin edition, respectively, of two of the classics of English law, Glanvill the first English legal treatise (called by Maitland "a venerated authority") and St. Germain the foremost work ever written on English equity
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, somewhat rubbed and marked, else exceptionally fresh with especially ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78852
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, equity, 12TH CENTURY
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:
Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery [bound with] The Second Part of Cases Argued and Decreed in the High Court of Chancery [bound with] Select Cases in the High Court of Chancery Solemnly Argued and Decreed [etc.]. Three Volumes in Two
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1697-1702.
Description:
First editions of all three parts, with the last printing the opinion of Lord Nottingham (whom Holdsworth equates with Ellesmere and Bacon) in his most famous case, establishing the modern doctrine of the rule against perpetuities
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, joints cracking, yet a good tall set
Book No.:
W-66702
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, equity, perpetuities
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher
Title:
Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws, and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a little dusty, else quite a fresh copy
Book No.:
W-48054
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Francis, Richard
Title:
Maxims of Equity, Collected From, And proved by Cases, out of the Books of the best Authority, in the High Court of Chancery [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E[lizabeth] and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1727.
Description:
First edition of one of the earliest, and certainly the most attractive, works on English legal maxims, stating the maxims in simple, elegant terms, then illustrating their specific application with supporting case authority and accompanying analysis
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly browned and dusty, else well-preserved, untrimmed and with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78157
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, maxims, Manuscripts
Author:
Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:
Principles of Equity. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed . . . for Bell & Bradfute, and W. Creech [etc.], Edinburgh, 1800.
Description:
The first work devoted exclusively to equity in Scotland, "probably Kames's most important contribution to legal theory" in Professor Walker's words, praised by Jefferson (who had the first three editions), Benjamin Franklin, and Lord Mansfield
Condition:
Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, front joint just cracking but firm, some browning, a usable copy; uncommon, two copies in ESTC in this country
Book No.:
W-77543
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
equity, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
A Treatise of Equity. With the Addition of Marginal References and Notes, By John Fonblanque, Esq. Barrister at Law. Fifth Edition, Corrected, with Considerable Additions. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed for J. & W.T. Clarke, Law Booksellers [etc.], London, 1820.
Description:
The final edition of the first systematic work on modern equity, begun by Henry Ballow in 1737 and then elaborately glossed and revised by John Fonblanque, "bec[oming] an instant classic", winning fame for Fonblanque and making his reputation
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed a bit of foxing, but a superior set, once that of George Essell, with extensive notations in early hands throughout
Book No.:
W-75941
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Campbell, John Lord
Title:
The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1846-69.
Description:
The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869, in a variant binding
Condition:
3/4 crimson morocco, gilt, Law Society prize binding; sound
Book No.:
W-52333
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, biography
Author:
Langdale, Henry Bickersteth, Baron
Title:
Substance of a Speech Delivered by the Rt. Hon. Henry Lord Langdale, Master of the Rolls . . . on the Motion Made by the Lord Chancellor for the Second Reading of the Bill for the Better Administration of Justice in the High Court of Chancery
Publisher:
T. and W. Boone, 29, New Bond Street, London, 1836.
Description:
The prophetic speech of Langdale, a prime example of his instrumental, lifelong efforts to reform Chancery, proposing that the judicial and political responsibilities of the Lord Chancellor be separated, a goal achieved only within the past decade
Condition:
Modern light-blue wraps, the title and last leaf somewhat stained, ex-library, else a good copy; 62 pages
Book No.:
W-76986
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity, legal reform
Author:
Maitland, F.W.
Title:
Equity, Also The Forms of Action at Common Law, Two Courses of Lectures. Edited by A.H. Chaytor [and] W.J. Whittaker
Publisher:
At the University Press, Cambridge, 1909.
Description:
First edition of the lectures on equity delivered by Maitland at Cambridge for some eighteen years, an "inimitable guide to [an] intricate subject", with his lectures on the forms of action, said to have been "the best of all his lecture courses"
Condition:
Original cloth, quite rubbed and worn, joints cracking, just usable
Book No.:
W-78906
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
equity, pleading
Author:
Campbell, John Lord
Title:
The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. New Edition, Edited by John Allan Mallory [etc.]. Ten Volumes
Publisher:
Estes & Lauriat, Opposite Old South, Boston, 1870's?].
Description:
The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language", beginning with the Anglo-Saxon chancellors and continuing through the 19th century
Condition:
Brown cloth, gilt, worn, some hinges cracked; a good working set
Book No.:
W-69059
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
equity, biography
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Exact Abridgement of that Excellent Treatise called Doctor and Student
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More Esquire [etc.], London], 1630.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked in morocco; a good copy
Book No.:
W-55310
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY, Abridgements
 
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55365
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
 
Author:
Francis, Clinton and Sue Sheridan Walker (eds.)
Title:
Checklist of Research in British Legal Manuscripts Volume III
Publisher:
Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, 1984.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 58 pages
Book No.:
W-41605
Price:
$ 12.50
Category:
equity, maxims, Manuscripts
Author:
Romilly, Samuel
Title:
Objections to the Project of Creating a Vice Chancellor of England. The Second Edition. To Which Is Added, a Letter from the Author [Sir Samuel Romilly] to a Noble Lord
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand [etc.], London, 1813.
Description:
The expanded second edition of Romilly's "gem of compact reasoning", contending presciently that the appointment of a Vice Chancellor would deprive the Chancellor of his most important judicial function, that of presiding over the Court of Chancery
Condition:
Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue cloth boards, a very clean copy; 44 pages, expanded from 18 pages of the first edition
Book No.:
W-78253
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity, legal reform
Author:
Ballow, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Equity. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others], London, 1737.
Description:
First edition of the first systematic work upon modern equity and "the first coherent English treatise on contract" in John Baker's words; it was, Johnson told Boswell, "chiefly from Mr. Ballow" that the Doctor had learned what law he knew
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some lightish foxing and browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78274
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Williams, Walter
Title:
Jus Appellandi ad Regem Ipsum a Cancellaria: Or, A Manifestation of the King's Part and Power to Relieve His Subjects against Erroneous and Unjust Decrees in Chancery. Collected out of the Authorities of Law [etc.]. Wing W2774
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1683.
Description:
First edition of the first part of an uncommon work written by a Middle Temple bencher (and the Keeper of its library in the early 18th century) putting a strongly grounded historical case for the King's personal review of Chancery
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over pebbled boards, quite worn, definite browning, ex-library; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-72750
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Campbell, John Lord
Title:
The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. Eight Volumes
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1847-69.
Description:
The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language"; with the eighth index volume, printed in 1869
Condition:
3/4 tan morocco, the top edges gilt; a pretty set
Book No.:
W-60604
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
equity, biography
Author:
St. German, Christopher
Title:
Dialogus de fundamentis legum Anglie et de conscientia. S.T.C. 21559; Beale T462 [with the title page foliated and C1.8 a cancel]
Publisher:
Impressum . . . Per Iohannem Rastell [etc.], London, 1528.
Description:
First edition of the first dialogue of the first classic of English equity, called by Samuel Thorne "a most important book for the historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant . . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Later vellum, rubbed, lacking six leaves and, if called for, the two final errata leaves, a few repairs and chips, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78677
Price:
$ 6000.00
Category:
equity
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher
Title:
The Dialoges in Englishe, betwene a Docter of Diuinitie, and a Student in the lawes of Englande. Newlie corrected and imprinted with newe additions. Beale T477; S.T.C. 21574
Publisher:
in Aedibus Richardi Totteli, London, 1580.
Description:
A late sixteenth century edition of the first classic of English equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant . . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Early unlettered sheep, rubbed, joints cracking but firm, some browning, but a good wide-margined copy with an early gloss throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-72796
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Title:
An Exact Book of Most Approved Presidents Both in Latin and English: viz . . . Indentures, Leases, Deeds of Sale . . . Also, Supplications, Bills and Answers in Chancery . . . with Presidents for Justices of Peace Clerks [etc.]. Wing E3628
Publisher:
Printed and are to be sold by Rob. Pawley [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
A rare work, seeking to provide an encyclopedic range of forms, including (in addition to those mentioned above) letters-patent, gifts, grants, annuities, releases, surrenders, letters of attorney, wills, and petitions in equity; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, shaken, with the remains of the title and a second leaf of the 1641 edition (this its reissue) evident; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78680
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
conveyancing, equity, justices of peace
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound
Book No.:
W-49579
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws, and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
The first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy written in England, here in a late 17th century edition, published some 150 years after its first appearance
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed; a serviceable copy
Book No.:
W-16150
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Brown, Josiah
Title:
A New Abridgment of Cases in Equity, and of Such Cases at Law, as relate to Equitable Subjects; from 1735, to the Present Time. Volume I [all published]. Cowley 286. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed (for the Author) by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1793.
Description:
Only edition of a rare work, the penultimate attempt to abridge all matters equitable, to have been enormously extensive, cut short by Brown's death and extending only through the letter "A"; this copy with an index found in no copy located online
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-Middle Temple Library, light foxing and browning, else well-preserved; two copies in ESTC, neither in the USA
Book No.:
W-76324
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
equity, Abridgements
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England. Newly corrected and Imprinted with new Additions. S.T.C. 21582.5
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire [etc.], London], 1638.
Description:
An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library; a sound copy
Book No.:
W-44657
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
Judgment Delivered by Sir Herbert Jenner, in the Prerogative Court, Doctors' Commons, On Wednesday, February 20, 1839, in the Case of Wood and Others versus Goodlake, Helps, and Others. From the Short-hand Notes of Mr. Gurney
Publisher:
Printed by D.M. Walker [etc.], Gloucester, 1839.
Description:
The rare judgment ruling against the extraordinary will leaving a fortune to William Page Wood's father for his support of Queen Caroline, the Privy Council's reversal ultimately leading to Wood's becoming Lord Chancellor as Lord Hatherley
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a trace of foxing, else a good clean copy, 94 pages; no copy of this separately published first edition in OCLC or COPAC
Book No.:
W-76363
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Doctors Commons, Wills, equity
 
Author:
Ames, James Barr
Title:
Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays. Fifth Impression
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1925.
Description:
Ames' impressive collection of essays primarily on medieval English law, about one-third not previously published, sufficiently exceptional for Holmes to designate Ames as the sole American scholar undertaking work comparable to Maitland's
Condition:
Blue cloth, gilt, the spine quite worn; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-61681
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
equity, MEDIEVAL, equity, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Ames, James Barr
Title:
Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous Legal Essays. Fifth Impression
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1925.
Description:
Ames' impressive collection of essays primarily on medieval English law, about one-third not previously published, sufficiently exceptional for Holmes to designate Ames as the sole American scholar undertaking work comparable to Maitland's
Condition:
Blue cloth, gilt, the spine quite worn; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-61681
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
equity, MEDIEVAL, equity, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Tothill, William
Title:
Transactions of the High Court of Chancery, Both by Practice and President . . . And all special Orders in extraordinary Cases, which are to be found in the Registers Office as they are quoted by Terms, Years, and Books [etc.]. Second Edition. Wing T1953
Publisher:
Printed for R. Best and J. Place . . . in Holborn, London, 1671.
Description:
The first published equity cases, reaching back to the mid-16th century and including Ellesmere's dicta while Lord Chancellor, disclosing and providing access to the evolving and increasing procedural and substantive precedent governing chancery
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf, some marginal repairs, cut close; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-69178
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
equity
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher
Title:
Two Dialogues in English, between a doctour of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the said Laws, and of Conscience. Wing S317
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
A late 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, rubbed, spine ends chipped and a bit wormed, else quite a clean fresh and unsophisticated copy
Book No.:
W-74797
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity
Author:
Campbell, John Lord
Title:
The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England, from the Earliest Times till the Reign of King George IV. First Series, to the Revolution of 1688. In Seven Volumes.
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1846-47.
Description:
The most famous of all works devoted to England's Lord Chancellors, described as a work which "challenge[s] comparison with the best biographies in the language", this set comprised of its first series (only), proceeding as far as 1688
Condition:
Contemporary calf, marbled edges and endpapers, the spines extra gilt, somewhat rubbed, the rear board of volume one loose, else an attractive set
Book No.:
W-72438
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
equity, biography

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