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Author:
Title:
White Collar Crime, Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate...[etc.] Parts 1 and 2
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 214 and 200 pages
Book No.:
W-90530
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
humor, legal reform, Law and Literature, Legal Ethics, White Collar Crime
Author:
Speed, Samuel
Title:
Fragmenta Carceris: Or, The Kings-Bench Scuffle; with the Humors of the Common-Side. The Kings Bench Letany, and the Legend of Duke Humphrey. Wing S4901. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by J.R. for Tho. Rooks at the Lamb and Ink Bottle [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
The work in verse dedicated to his fellow prisoners by Speed, the bookseller arrested on charges of publishing and distributing seditious works, full of irony and humor, opining that "Wisdom is the Wing of the Soul", in or out of prison
Condition:
Later mottled calf, gilt, rebacked, the original spine laid down, light browning, the margins cut close (main text unaffected); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79917
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Poetry, humor, prisons, Law and Literature, criminal law
Author:
Brome, Alexander
Title:
The Record of a Famous Action upon the Case. In Rythme. Wherein Priscilla Morecrave, Widow, was the Plaintiff, and Roger Pricklove was the Defendant. Being An Essay towards the Reformation of the Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. Roberts at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane, London, 1727.
Description:
The rare reissue of Brome's satire humorously skewering in verse the Commonwealth's dictate that English be used in the law courts, here appearing some seventy years later, as again legal proceedings were proposed to be (and finally were) in English
Condition:
Modern boards, somewhat rubbed, else clean with ample margins and with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, six copies in ESTC, 12 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78296
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
humor, Poetry, legal reform
 
Author:
Hine, Reginald
Title:
Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney
Publisher:
J.M. Dent & Sons, London, 1945.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, very worn, stained and shaken; a working copy
Book No.:
W-56859
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
humor
Author:
Title:
The Charge of J[ustice] P[age] to the Grand Jury of M[iddlesex], on Saturday May 22, 1736
Publisher:
London, 1737.
Description:
An artful and well-deserved satire of Sir Francis Page, known as 'the hanging judge' by his contemporaries, singled out in universal disapproval by Pope both in the 'Dunciad' and his 'Imitations of Horace', by Henry Fielding, and by Dr. Johnson
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, attractive
Book No.:
W-55117
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
justices of peace, humor, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Sloss, Peter F.
Title:
Alice's Adventures in Jurisprudencia. Illustrated by Sally Richardson
Publisher:
Borogove Press, Belvedere, 1982.
Description:
A must for any Lewis Carroll fan, and indeed anyone else wondering what it would be like if Humpty Dumpty were Chief Justice, written by the San Francisco lawyer said by a colleague to be "the most creative and brightest attorney I ever worked with"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, illustrated, 87 pages, as new, the remainder of the unsold copies purchased by us directly from the author, Peter Sloss, in 1998
Book No.:
W-63644
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Rev. Edward Irving, M.A.: A Cento of Criticism. High Court of Common Sense. Special Jury Case. Trinity Sessions, 1823
Publisher:
E. Brain, London, 1823.
Description:
A battered ex-library copy, without the title, plate, and half-title, but textually complete in 96 pages, recording the satirical mock trial; with a number of informed pencil notations throughout
Condition:
Book No.:
W-91709
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
humor, Religion, trials
 
Author:
Title:
The Modern Law List and Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature, Comprehending the Professions, the Stage, Sketches of Public Characters, Varieties, Together with a Picture of the English Bar, and of the Courts of Law and Equity in the Nineteenth Century
Publisher:
Printed and Published by N. Teucher . . . No. 25, Fleet Street, London, 1828.
Description:
A rare issue of the short-lived gallimaufry bordering on the scurrilous, lampooning the law, with much verse ("Law, An Epitaphic Satire" as one example) and remarks by and about Burke, Byron, Napoleon, and the stage; no copy in COPAC, one in OCLC
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, re-sewn and repaired, lightly browned, but a good copy; Vol I. No. V, pages 65-80
Book No.:
W-74951
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Roebuck, Derek
Title:
A Miscellany of Disputes
Publisher:
Holo Books, Oxford, 2000.
Description:
Represented as "the first anthology of stories about disputes resolved without the aid of litigation", full of humor and wisdom, and venturing as far afield as Ancient Greece, Rome, China, and medieval England, with a touch of Chaucer and Shakespeare
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-71575
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
arbitration, humor
Author:
Title:
Some Observations Upon the Late Tryals of Sir George Wakeman, Corker and Marshal . . . By Tom Tickle-foot the Taborer, late Clerk to Justice Clodpate [etc.]. Wing S4540
Publisher:
Printed for A. Brewster [F. Smith], London, 1679.
Description:
A sensationally-phrased but amazingly perceptive contemporary analysis of the Popish Plot, written just after the acquittal of George Wakeman and others had swung the balance against Oates, supposedly written by a former clerk to an imaginary judge
Condition:
Modern calf, some light browning, else quite a good copy
Book No.:
W-66724
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, trials
 
Author:
Hine, Reginald
Title:
Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney
Publisher:
J.M. Dent & Sons, London, 1946.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-19842
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
humor
Author:
Nash, Thomas
Title:
Quaternio, Or a Foure fold Way to a Happy Life. Set forth in a Discourse betweene a Country Man, a Citizen, a Divine, and a Lawyer. Wherein the Commodities of the Country and the City, together with Excellency of Divinity and the Law are set forth
Publisher:
Printed by Nicholas Okes and are to be sold by Iohn Benson [etc.], London, 1636.
Description:
Nash's urbane if opinionated views drawing on Thomas More and Chaucer, with comparisons made to Rabelais, offering "especially in its packed margins, a playful -- and on occasion even scatological -- humour and a multitude of entertaining passages"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed and somewhat bowed and strained, manuscript vellum reinforcing strips, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80025
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, humor, Law and Literature, FRANCE
 
Author:
Title:
Curious Cases and Amusing Actions at Law Including Some Trials of Witches in the Seventeenth Century
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, 1916.
Description:
Original cloth backed boards, worn, the spine rubbed, but a sound copy
Condition:
Original 1/4 cloth, quite rubbed and marked; usable only
Book No.:
W-59636
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
humor, witchcraft
Author:
Gonson, John
Title:
The Charge of Sir John Gonson, Kt. to the Grand Jury of the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Held the Twenty fourth Day of April 1728 in Westminster Hall [etc.]. ESTC N27645
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing . . . near West Smithfield, London, 1728.
Description:
First edition of the first grand jury charge of Gonson, the Inner Temple barrister and "zealous prosecutor" depicted by Hogarth (twice) in "A Harlot's Progress", in satiric poetry, and--for his evangelical fervour -- by Pope in his "An Essay on Man"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80196
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace, Poetry, Law and Literature, humor
Author:
Overbury, Thomas
Title:
His Wife. With Additions of New Characters, and many other Witty Conceits never before printed. The sixteenth Impression. S.T.C. 18919
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Haviland, for A. Crooke [etc.], London, 1638.
Description:
Overbury's sole known work, including forty seven verses patterned upon Shakespeare, indirectly praised by Ben Jonson, with later additions including one conjecturally by John Donne, all subsumed within the tragedy of Overbury's alleged murder
Condition:
Modern Cambridge style panelled calf, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, margins cut a bit close, else quite luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80227
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, marriage, Poetry, Law and Literature
 
Author:
O [pseud.], [Theobald Mathew]
Title:
Final Forensic Fables, Second Series. With Thirty Illustrations
Publisher:
Butterworths, London, 1932.
Description:
First edition of the final of four separate volumes appearing between 1926 and 1932, to result in the rich trove which Lord Birkett called "notable literary possessions [which] have style and humour of a rare and splendid kind"
Condition:
Original boards, worn and shaken in a defective dustjacket; a reading copy
Book No.:
W-80262
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Inns of Court, humor
 
Author:
O [pseud.], [Theobald Mathew]
Title:
Forensic Fables. With Twenty Four Illustrations
Publisher:
Butterworths, London, 1926.
Description:
First edition of the first of four separate volumes appearing between 1926 and 1932, to result in the rich trove which Lord Birkett called "notable literary possessions [which] have style and humour of a rare and splendid kind"
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper labels, showing definite wear but sound
Book No.:
W-80261
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Inns of Court, humor
 
Author:
Sharpe, J. A.
Title:
Crime and the Law in English Satirical Prints 1600-1832
Publisher:
Chadwyck-Healey, Cambridge, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-50084
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Legal Art, humor, 17TH CENTURY, 18TH CENTURY, 19TH CENTURY, Legal Prints, Bibliography

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