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Anno Decimo Tertio Georgeii III. . .An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the general Laws now in being, for regulating the Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1773.
Description:
The all-important consolidating act, bringing together the scattered statutory evolution of the first part of the century and earlier, to be the basis for turnpike roads well into the 19th century; with the schedule of mandatory forms included
Condition:
Modern cloth, printed paper label, some markings and wear, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-68638
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, law of highways
 
Author:
Heaney, Donald
Title:
Valuation of Property for Highways Under Eminent Domain
Publisher:
Automotive Safety Foundation, Washington, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Sewn wraps, a sound copy; 108 pages
Book No.:
W-30803
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
law of automobiles, law of highways
Author:
Title:
The Laws Concerning Travelling . . . [Of] Robbery . . . Of Land Carriage . . . Of Innkeepers . . . Of Water-Carriage . . . Of negotiating Bills of Exchange . . . Of the Currency of Money . . . Of the Laws for regulating Hackney-Coaches [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Brown [etc.], London, 1718.
Description:
Only edition of what appears to be the first comprehensive work on the English law of travellers and travelling, well-reflecting its then precarious and dangerous nature, starting with robbery, innkeepers (and extortion), and fencing of stolen goods
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind decorated calf, rubbed, spine ends just chipped, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79442
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, Transportation, law of highways, Bills and Notes
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
A Guide to Surveyors of the High-Ways, Shewing The Office and Duty of such Surveyors . . . Collected and gathered Out of public Acts of Parliament . . . out of the Year-Books, and other Books of the Municipal Laws of this Kingdom [etc.]. Wing M1799
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins and S. Roycroft [etc.], London, 1694.
Description:
Only edition of the first treatise devoted exclusively to the law of highways and their surveyors, this copy uniquely containing the separate, seemingly unrecorded eight page advertisement (with some loss) of 100+ books printed for William Crooke
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered, blind ruled sheep, quite rubbed, but clean and sound, with the imprimatur leaf, one blank corner of which is torn away
Book No.:
W-79291
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Pratt, John Tidd
Title:
The Law Relating to Highways, Comprising the Statute 5 & 6 Will. IV. Cap. 50, (Passed 31st August, 1835,) with Table of Contents, Explanatory Notes, Forms, References, and a Copious Index
Publisher:
Shaw and Sons, 137 & 138, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1835.
Description:
The rare first edition of an enormously successful work, written by the able Inner Temple barrister whose official government functions spanned much of the 19th century, the work itself reaching a 21st edition in 1967; one copy in OCLC in the USA
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, quite worn, joints cracking but holding, else a very good, clean, untrimmed copy in unsophisticated state
Book No.:
W-76885
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with] The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description:
Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers, including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm, spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79272
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
Author:
Title:
The Traveller's Guide, and, The Country's Safety. Being A Declaration of the Laws of England against High way men, or Robbers upon the Road . . . Illustrated with variety of Law Cases, Historical Remarks, Customs, Usages [and] Authorities. Wing M50
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1683.
Description:
First edition of the first work devoted exclusively to the laws protecting travellers, invoking the "hue and cry" and anticipating the many complications (thief takers, approvers, accomplices turning state's evidence) to ensue in the 18th century
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed and marked, else crisp and well preserved, with the first blank and the two advertising leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79402
Price:
$ 2250.00
Category:
law of highways, criminal law
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation for restraint of excessiue Carriages, to the destruction of the High Wayes. S.T.C. 9050
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The rare proclamation imposing limits of one ton, four horses and five oxen upon carriages, with offenders to be reported to the Attorney General, violations considered "general nuisances [to be] severely punished"; one copy in this country in ESTC
Condition:
Two sheets about 10x14 inches, staining and browning, repair to one lower margin (no text affected) now housed in a buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78742
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with] The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15172/15158
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1610.
Description:
Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers, including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, the first blanks frayed and the top margin cut a bit close, else quite fresh with the text block sound and tight; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79549
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Highways and Turnpike Roads; . . . I. What shall be deemed a Highway; to whom the Freehold and Soil of the Highway belong . . . II. All the Acts of Parliament Now in Force . . . III. Variety of Precedents relative to the Execution of the Acts &c.
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1773.
Description:
The rare, only edition of one of some twenty works by the Middle Temple barrister and antiquary, and his sole work devoted exclusively to the law of highways, his scholarship elsewhere praised by Holdsworth; one copy in ESTC, none in North America
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, label lacking, margins of index cut close (legibility preserved), inkspot to title, clean and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79644
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
law of highways
Author:
Meriton, George
Title:
A Guide for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the High-ways . . . Toll Takers in Fairs . . . A Treatise Briefly shewing The Extent and Latitude of the several Offices . . . both by Common Law and Statute [etc.]. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for John Norton, London, 1681.
Description:
A rare edition of Meriton's most popular work, one of a dozen written while a Yorkshire attorney, supplementing and correctomg Lambarde and Sheppard and treating as well of masters of houses of correction and bailiffs of manors; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, neatly rebacked, gilt ruled and lettered, minor traces of worming, else quite clean and usable; the Taussig copy; Wing M1797
Book No.:
W-79669
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion, law of highways, prisons
Author:
Title:
The Laws Relating to the Highways. Containing I. The several Kinds of Highways . . . II. Of Defaults, &c. and the Statute-Work for Reparation . . . III. The Statutes made and pass'd for Erecting of Turnpikes . . . and also the Laws concering Carriers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [for two others], London, 1720.
Description:
A rare work, the second devoted exclusively to the law of highways and the first to treat of turnpike trusts (following their authorization by Parliament after 1711), to do "a great and an essential work for the roads of England"; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, a bit rubbed and somewhat bowed, no pastedowns (as issued), quite unsophisticated and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79682
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
law of highways, Law of Turnpikes, Women Printers

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