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Author:
Taylor, John (attr.)
Title:
A Letter from Rhoan in France Written by Doctor Roane one of the Doctors of the late sicke Commons, to his Fellow Doctor of the Civill Law . . . With an Ellegy written by his owne hand upon the death and buriall of the said Doctors Commons. Wing T473B
Publisher:
Printed in this happy yeare, 1641, London, 1641.
Description:
The rare, salacious satire, partly in verse, attributed to the "Water Poet", John Taylor, cast in the form of a confessional letter and elegy written by William Roane, the allegedly corrupt advocate of Doctors Commons who had fled to France
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some uneven browning and the margins cut close, else well-preserved and textually complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78709
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Doctors Commons, humor, Poetry
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
Brome, Alexander (comp.)
Title:
Rump: Or an Exact Collection Of the Choycest Poems and Songs Relating to the Late Times. By the most Eminent Wits, from Anno 1639 to Anno 1661 [with] Rump Songs. The Second Part. Wing B4851
Publisher:
Printed for Henry Brome . . . and Henry Marsh [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The much expanded edition of 'Ratts Rhimed to Death', over two hundred poems collected by Alexander Brome, the lawyer and poet, canvassing with much humor (lawyers among the targets), and often salaciously, the two preceding tumultuous decades
Condition:
Modern calf, all edges gilt, the front hinge loose, without the engraved frontispiece; the Fairfax of Cameron copy
Book No.:
W-76347
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Poetry, Music, humor
 
Author:
Hine, Reginald L.
Title:
Relics of an Un-Common Attorney
Publisher:
J.M. Dent and Sons, London, 1951.
Description:
Hine's last work, published posthumously, collecting seventeen of his essays; with a memoir and an index
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55088
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
humor
 
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:
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:
Arbuckle, Maclyn
Title:
Ink Sketch signed by Arbuckle depicting himself as a smiling, portly law officer in a broad-brimmed sombrero, wearing chaps and a spur, smoking a cigarette in his right hand, with a rifle in his left hand, a pistol in his belt, and an ammunition belt
Publisher:
Not published, No place stated, 1907.
Description:
A humorous sketch proving Arbuckle to be a cartoonist of the first rank, inscribed at the bottom left of the image "Sincerely Macklyn Arbuckle 'Slim' Hoover Sheriff [his famous characterization on Broadway in 1907 in 'The Round Up'] Sept 9 07"
Condition:
Broadside, about 5 1/2 x 7 inches, on Arbuckle's private engraved paper, very well preserved
Book No.:
W-79207
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Legal Art, humor, sheriffs

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