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Author:
Bentham, Jeremy
Title:
On the Liberty of the Press and Public Discussion and other Legal and Political Writings for Spain and Portugal. Edited by Catherine Pease-Watkin and Philip Schofield
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2012.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy; The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham, Constitutional Law, Penology, and Criminal Law
Book No.:
W-78469
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
biography, freedom of press, SPAIN, PORTUGAL
Author:
Plowden, Francis
Title:
The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December, 1824
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris, 1825.
Description:
The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:
Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26 pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:
W-76611
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
freedom of press
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Title:
A Letter Concerning Libels, Warrants, the Seizure of Papers, and Sureties for the Peace or Behavior [etc.]. The Fourth Edition, Enlarged and Improved
Publisher:
Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House in Piccadilly, London, 1765.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-19873
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
libel and slander, freedom of press
 
Author:
Howard, A.E. Dick
Title:
Toward the Open Society in Central and Eastern Europe
Publisher:
University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1995.
Description:
Reprinted from the Tanner Lectures on Human Values, Volume 16
Condition:
Printed wraps; 71 pages
Book No.:
W-30471
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
freedom of press, EUROPE
Author:
Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:
The Law and Usage of Parliament, In Cases of Privilege and Contempt: Being an Attempt to Reduce Them within a Theory and System. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for W. Reed . . . and P. Phelan [etc.], London, 1810.
Description:
Original edition of Holt's first legal work, anticipating (and a special case of) his treatise on the law of libel, seeking to establish a theoretical system resolving the vexed and conflicting claims of Parliamentary privilege and contempt
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, some browning, else a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-75226
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
freedom of speech, freedom of press, Parliament
 
Author:
Title:
El Nuevo Derecho de Prensa e Imprenta
Publisher:
Imprenta del Servicio de Publicaciones del M.I.T., Madrid, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Printed, sewn wraps, a bit worn, but sound; 224 pages
Book No.:
W-58530
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
freedom of press, SPAIN
Author:
Title:
Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. For a Libel. McCoy S342
Publisher:
Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London, 1784.
Description:
The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel, ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, without the 1/2 title if called for
Book No.:
W-77975
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, freedom of press
 
Author:
Lawson, Linda
Title:
Truth in Publishing, Federal Regulation of the Press's Business Practices, 1880-1920
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55442
Price:
$ 29.95
Category:
freedom of press
 
Author:
Cook, Virginia Grace
Title:
Shield Laws, A Report on Freedom of the Press, Protection of News Sources, and the Obligation to Testify
Publisher:
Council of State Governments, Lexington, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy; 33 pages
Book No.:
W-74770
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
freedom of press
Author:
Hayter, Thomas
Title:
An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
Description:
A work "original and startingly libertarian", proposing that freedom of speech (and press) are fundamental aspects of man's capacities and thus reserved natural and constitutional rights predating civilization's social compact
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-74711
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
Author:
Heath, Robert
Title:
A Machavillian Plot, or, A Caution for England, Presented In a time when Princes were so Pious, and Iudged durst bee Valiant to declare against Vnhonest Slaverie. Quarto. Wing H1339
Publisher:
London. Printed Anno Dom. 1642, London, 1642.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work published during the lifetime of Heath, Chief Justice of King's Bench who "stood among the ablest crown officials of the early Stuart period", suggesting over two dozen ways of controlling dissent and increasing taxes
Condition:
Modern gray boards, the spine with a printed paper label, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80132
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, taxation, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
An Authentic Copy of the Judgement Delivered by the Right Hon. Earl Mansfield, November 16, 1784, in the Case of the King against William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. ESTC T103556 [with the three advertising leaves specified in the uncontrolled note]
Publisher:
Printed for John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, 1785.
Description:
The rare, first printing of Lord Mansfield's opinion in one of the most celebrated cases in English law, leading to Fox's Libel Act and the right of the jury to determine guilt or innocence in cases of seditious libel; no copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps, the title a bit dusty, else especially clean, untrimmed and partly uncut in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80186
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
freedom of press, juries, libel and slander, criminal law
 
Author:
Bird, Wendell
Title:
Press and Speech under Assault, The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, New York, 2016.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78770
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
freedom of press, freedom of speech, Supreme Court, 18TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Duniway, Clyde Augustus
Title:
The Development of Freedom of the Press in Massachusetts
Publisher:
Burt Franklin, New York, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41298
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court, freedom of press, Magna Carta

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