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Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio [and] XIII & XIV [and] Anno Regni Annae Reginae Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Primo [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1702.
Description:
The acts of William's final parliaments and Anne's first, including the act requiring Jews to support their Protestant children, "the avowed purpose of which was to assist the conversion of the Jews", largely unsuccessful but not repealed until 1865
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered panelled sheep, rubbed, some browning, else well-preserved, with the four page table of statutes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78751
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jewish law, Acts
Author:
Harrington, James
Title:
The Art of Law-Giving: in III Books. The First Shewing the Foundations . . . of all the kinds of Government. The Second, Shewing the . . . Commonwealths of Israel and of the Jews. The Third, Shewing a Model fitted unto the present State [etc.]. Wing H806
Publisher:
Printed by J.C. for Henry Fletcher, at the three Gilt Cups [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The only early edition of the work which J.G.A. Pocock numbered among Harrington's "most ambitious", appearing soon after his 'Oceana' and in part its forceful abridgement, propelling Harrington into "the mainstream of national political argument"
Condition:
Early 3/4 calf, rubbed, front hinge strained but firm, imprint shaved and top and bottom margins cut close, the main text unaffected; a good copy
Book No.:
W-75410
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
jewish law, jurisdiction, political theory
Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Of the Law Terms: A Discourse Written by The Learned Antiquary, Sir Henry Spelman, Kt. Wherein The Laws of the Jews, Grecians, Romans, Saxons and Normans, relating to the Subject, are fully explained. Wing S4929
Publisher:
Printed for Matthew Gillyflower, in Westminster Hall, London, 1684.
Description:
Spelman's paper delivered to the Society of Antiquaries, tracing the origins of holding court only at certain times of year and on certain days, noting in particular the influence which canon law seemingly had upon the formation of English law terms
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed and scraped, else amply margined and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78055
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
roman law, Anglo-Saxon law, greek law, jewish law, courts
Author:
Brandeis, Louis D.
Title:
The Jewish Problem. How to Solve It. [With an Introduction by Oscar I. Janowsky, dated September, 1940, at The College of the City of New York]. Mersky p.25 [no copy at Yale]
Publisher:
American Zionist Youth Commission, New York, 1940.
Description:
Brandeis' speech given in 1915, "the closest [he] ever came to a purely ideological statement of his personal belief in Zionism" and his most comprehensive effort on that subject, proposing a Jewish homeland and the securing of equality for all Jews
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 17 pages; four copies in OCLC, three in this country, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-77151
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Supreme Court, jewish law
Author:
Dunne, James E.
Title:
Heil Hebrew! A Gentile Salute
Publisher:
The Alliance Press, Louisville, 1938.
Description:
Louis Brandeis's copy, the presentation on the front blank--"To Hon. Louis D. Brandeis / with deepest / respect and esteem / James E. Dunne / December 1938", dated the same month as Brandeis noted "[t]he rising indignation over Hitler's atrocities"
Condition:
Original red felt wraps, the front wrap gilt-lettered, a small chip to the rear wrap, light wear, else a very good copy; 91 pages
Book No.:
W-77591
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jewish law, Discrimination
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
De Dis Syris Syntagmata II. Aduersaria nempe de Numinibus commentitiis in Vetere Instrumento memoratis. accedunt quae sunt reliqua Syrorum. Prisca porro Arabum, Aegyptiorum, Persarum, Afrorum, Europaeorum item Theologia subinde illustratur. S.T.C. 22167
Publisher:
Bibliopolarum corpori excudebat Guilielmus Stansbeius, London, 1617.
Description:
First edition of the work on ancient religions which "quickly became celebrated outside England", established Selden's reputation for learning in Europe, and "remains a remarkable achievement, even when viewed through the lens of modern scholarship"
Condition:
Early blind panelled calf, rebacked, a bit strained, the margins cut close (no text affected), minor staining to the last leaves; a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76944
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jewish law, Religion
Author:
Title:
To the Jews of America. The Jewish Congress versus The American Jewish Committee. A Complete Statement, with the Correspondence between Louis D. Brandeis and Cyrus Adler. August, 1915
Publisher:
Jewish Congress Organization Committee, New York, 1915.
Description:
The rare record of events leading to the formation of The American Jewish Congress in 1916 and to Brandeis's hugely successful efforts "transform[ing] American Zionism . . . into a large-scale movement"; four copies in this country in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed wraps, the spine reinforced with tape, ex-American Jewish Committee Library, with its stamp on the verso of the front wrap; 22 pages
Book No.:
W-77290
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
jewish law
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
Values
Publisher:
Jewish Institute of Religion, New York, 1944.
Description:
Justice Cardozo's poignant, inspiring address, delivered in 1931 at the Jewish Institute of Religion, the reform seminary established by Rabbi Stephen Wise, "who came as close as anyone to being Cardozo's spiritual advisor"
Condition:
Original light-green printed stapled wraps, somewhat faded and worn, lightly browned, else a good copy; 10 pages
Book No.:
W-71496
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
jewish law, Religion, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Lloyd, Lodowick
Title:
A Briefe Conference of Divers Lawes: Diuided into Certaine Regiments. By Lodowick Lloyd Esquier, one of her Maiesties Serieants at Armes [etc.]. S.T.C. 16616. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Creede, London, 1602.
Description:
Only edition of an early work devoted to comparative law, written by "a conspicuous figure at [Elizabeth's] Court", a series of "regiments" or chapters devoted to the moral conduct and legal norms of the ancient Hebrews and the classical world
Condition:
Modern calf, small hole in one leaf (legibility preserved), some lightish staining and browning, else crisp and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78869
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Comparative Law, jewish law, GREECE, ancient law
 
Author:
Brandeis, Louis D.
Title:
A Call to the Educated Jew. Preface by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, President, Zionist Organization of America. Designed by Itzhak Sankowsky. Mersky p.25 [not locating a copy at Yale]
Publisher:
Avukah American Student Zionist Federation, New York, 1936.
Description:
The rare reissue (with Justice Brandeis' permission) of his 1914 speech suggesting that the love of learning lay at the heart of Jewish culture, first appearing in the first issue of The Menorah Journal; five copies in OCLC
Condition:
Original printed illustrated stapled wraps, a bit worn, else a good copy, with the Harris & Ewing photograph of Justice Brandeis on the front wrap
Book No.:
W-78968
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
jewish law, Supreme Court

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