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Title:
The Parliamentary Opinions of Lord Mansfield, Sir Dudley Ryder, Mr. Charles Yorke, Mr. William Beckford, &c. On the Choice of a Regency or Regent; with Other Discussions on That Interesting Question
Publisher:
Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, London, 1788.
Description:
Part of the debate during the mental incapacity of George III (no provision for succession having been made), publishing a series of arguments bruited when the 1751 Regency Bill, providing for his own succession while a minor, had been enacted
Condition:
Disbound, one leaf torn with loss of several words on its verso (but not the sense); 46 pages plus the advertising leaf
Book No.:
W-71544
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Halleck, Seymour L.
Title:
The Mentally Disordered Offender
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps; 215 pages
Book No.:
W-30858
Price:
$ 12.50
Category:
insanity, criminal law
 
Author:
Morris, Norval
Title:
Madness and the Criminal Law
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1982.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54061
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
criminal law, insanity
Author:
Casper, Johann Ludwig
Title:
A Handbook of the Practice of Forensic Medicine. Vol. III. Including the Bio-Thanatology of New-born Children, and the First Part of The Biological Division [with] Vol. IV. Biological Division. Translated by George William Balfour [etc.]
Publisher:
The New Sydenham Society, London, 1864-65.
Description:
Volumes 3 and 4 [only] of Casper's treatise, but with its Biological Division complete, including a first part on disputed sexual relations, and a sixth on mental diseases, with the emphasis on all aspects of insanity, both civil and criminal
Condition:
Original cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked, a clean working copy only
Book No.:
W-78404
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
forensic medicine, Sexuality, insanity
 
Author:
Thornberry, Terence P. and Joseph E. Jacoby
Title:
The Criminally Insane, A Community Follow-up of Mentally Ill Offenders
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-56187
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
insanity
 
Author:
Lindman, Frank
Title:
The Mentally Disabled and the Law
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1961.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-13937
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Mental Illness, insanity, maritime law, international law
Author:
Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux [bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogatiue collected out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23223 and 23217
Publisher:
In AEdibus Richardi Tottelli [and] Imprinted by Richard Totthil, London, 1583 & 1590.
Description:
Early editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" on royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship, idiots, insane persons, escheats, and wrecks, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, centered blind lozenges, bookplate of Lord Halifax dated 1702, repairs to the first blanks, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78287
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
Author:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Leach, John
Title:
The Speech of John Leach, Esq. M.P. In the Committee of the Whole House, upon the State of the Nation . . . upon the Question of Limitations to the Royal Authority in the Hands of the Regent. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway, 170, Piccadilly [etc.], London, 1811.
Description:
The rare edition of the historically grounded speech in which, following the madness of George III, Leach "distinguished himself in the Regency debates", reviewing from the 14th century forward the constitutional limits to be imposed upon a regency
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, occasional light marginal staining, else a very good copy, with the half-title; no copy in this country in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76397
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Goodwin, John C.
Title:
Insanity and the Criminal
Publisher:
Doran, N.p., N.d..
Description:
Condition:
Lacking title page.
Book No.:
W-15032
Price:
$ 10.00
Category:
criminal law, insanity
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Non Compos Mentis: Or, The Law Relating to Natural Fools, Mad-Folks, and Lunatick Persons, Inquisited, and Explained, for Common Benefit. Wing B5265
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1700.
Description:
Only edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English law on these subjects, unusually framed by first stating "Remarks" followed by "Questions" and "Solutions", treating of idiots, those insane, and those insane but with lucid intervals
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, severely browned throughout (as often), outer margin of title strengthened, usable only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79284
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
insanity
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards [with] A Learned Treatise Concerning Wards & Liveries [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite scraped, yet sound and crisp
Book No.:
W-11432
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries, the financially important and controversial court which flourished for over a century after its formation by Henry VIII
Condition:
?Contemporary calf, very worn, rebacked; sound
Book No.:
W-48291
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
 
Author:
Title:
Constitutional Rights of the Mentally Ill. Part 2--Criminal Aspect [only]. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary [of the United States Senate], Eighty-Seventh Congress, First Session
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1961.
Description:
Three days of testimony (May 2, 4, and 5, 1961), with appearances by Abe Krash, Judge Alexander Holtzoff, and Professor Kenneth A. Pye, among several others
Condition:
Original printed stapled self-wraps, the front wrap somewhat soiled, else a good usable copy; pages 549-825
Book No.:
W-91652
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
insanity, constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Dundonnell Cause. Report of the Trial by Jury, Thomas Mackenzie against Robert Roy, Esq. W.S.
Publisher:
Printed for Daniel Lizars, at . . . the New North Briton [etc.], Edinburgh, 1830.
Description:
A tribute to the talents of Henry Cockburn, who secured a Scotch verdict for his client against charges that he had swindled an estate from the weak-minded Mackenzie; with Cockburn's jury address and the exchanges between counsel well-reported
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, else a good, sound copy
Book No.:
W-56200
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, insanity, Wills
Author:
Title:
Brief Deductions Relative to the Aid and Supply of the Executive Power, According to the Law of England. In Cases of Infancy, Delirium, or Other Incapacity of the King. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Debrett, London, 1788.
Description:
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards; a very nice, clean copy
Book No.:
W-47595
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
insanity, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Whole Proceedings in the Trial of an Ejectment between Richard Goodright, on the Demise of Mary Done, Widow, against David Ackerley, Gentleman; at the Portmote Court of the City of Chester . . . Taken in Short-hand by Mr. Joseph Gurney [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by J. Fletcher [etc.], Chester, 1788.
Description:
The rare, sole report of a sensational trial involving a will executed by an allegedly insane testator unduly influenced by a menage a trois consisting of his wife, a paramour, and a key witness, with Erskine (unsuccessfully) for the defense
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, very worn, early tape labels hand lettered, first leaves stained at their inner margins, else clean; two copies in OCLC none in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78317
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, insanity, adultery
Author:
Title:
A Commission with Instructions and Directions, granted by his Maiesty to the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liveries. For compounding for Wards, Ideots, and Lunaticks. And giuen under His Highnesse great Seale [etc.]. S.T.C. 9242. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1622.
Description:
The final instructions governing the court, insufficient to stem its corrupt and dilatory practices and the many grievances against it, leading to the impeachment of the Court's Master and the Court "as an important subsidiary cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, well preserved, the margins untrimmed, with the first and last blanks and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79770
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts
Author:
Millar, Jun, John
Title:
Elements of the Law Relating to Insurances
Publisher:
Printed by J. Bell . . . And G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh, 1787.
Description:
Only edition of the principal work of John Millar's eldest son, himself an advocate, a major contribution to insurance law, particularly marine insurance, treating of both English and Scots law, with Lord Mansfield's decisions "hold[ing] first place"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, gilt ruled and lettered, rubbed, else quite clean, with the errata, including one pasted in addition to p.52; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79541
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
insanity, maritime law, Scopes trial, SCOTLAND
Author:
Griffith, William
Title:
Institutes of the Jurisdiction and of the Equity Jurisprudence and Pleadings of the High Court of Chancery . . . and with a Concise View of the Equity Jurisdiction of the County Courts
Publisher:
H. Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1868.
Description:
Only edition of a work written by a Gray's Inn barrister, expressly patterned on Justinian, with a chapter on maxims, several on trusts, on married women ("connubium"), contracts ("commercium"), infants and lunatics ("civitas"), and fraud
Condition:
Modern blue buckram, gilt, some browning, else well-preserved; a presentation copy ("Owens College / from / The Author")
Book No.:
W-76756
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, maxims, fraud, infants, insanity, trusts and estates, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
ABA Criminal Justice Mental Health Standards
Publisher:
American Bar Association, Washington, 1989.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, rubbed, but clean and sound
Book No.:
W-30312
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
insanity, law and psychology
Author:
Title:
Instructions and Directions giuen by His Maiestie, vnder His great Seale of England, bearing date the 9 day of Ianuary [and] 7 day of February. To the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liueries. S.T.C. 9222. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1611.
Description:
The expanded instructions governing the court, failing to stem the many grievances against it, years later to lead to the impeachment of the Court's Master, the Court's abolition, and its role "as an important subsidiairy cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, without the first and last blanks, the top margin cut close, textually complete; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-79795
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts
Author:
Staunford, William
Title:
An Exposicion of the Kinges Prerogatiue, collected out of the great abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other olde writers of the lawes of England . . . Wherevnto is annexed the Proces to the same Praerogatiue appertayning. S.T.C. 23216; Beale T495
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fleet-streate . . . by Richard Tottel [etc.], London, 1577.
Description:
An early edition of Staunford's pioneering treatise, as he "led the way" (in John Baker's words) in writing a treatise on a specific subject area, here the King's power upon such matters as marriage, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats and wrecks
Condition:
Modern elaborately blind decorated calf, very light browning, else well preserved with the occasional notation and underlining; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79871
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
English constitutional law, marriage, insanity, infants, maritime law

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