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- Hayter, Thomas
- An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
- Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
- 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
- Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
- Book No.:
- $ 550.00
- 18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
- Plowden, Francis
- The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December, 1824
- Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris, 1825.
- 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"
- 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.:
- $ 350.00
- freedom of press
- Heath, Robert
- 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
- London. Printed Anno Dom. 1642, London, 1642.
- 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
- Modern gray boards, the spine with a printed paper label, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
- Book No.:
- $ 650.00
- Parliament, taxation, freedom of press
- Fraser, Hugh
- The Law of Libel In Its Relation to the Press, Together with the Law of Libel Amendment Act, 1888, and All Previous Statutes Bearing on the Subject
- Reeves & Turner, 100, Chancery Lane, and Carey Street [etc.], London, 1889.
- First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Temple barrister to establish his reputation on this subject, John Baker noting that "cases and statutes relating to newspaper libel were sufficiently numerous to warrant a separate textbook"
- Original blue cloth, gilt, well preserved, presentation copy ("With the author's compliments Nov 18 1889") and the Woburn Abbey bookplate
- Book No.:
- $ 450.00
- libel and slander, freedom of press
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