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Author:
Spelman, Henry
Title:
Glossarium Archaiologicum, Continens Latino-Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula [etc.]. Third edition. Cowley 178 (variant); Wing S4926. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Tho. Braddyll, & Prostant apud Georg. Pawlett [etc.], London, 1687.
Description:
The best edition of the work which Holdsworth calls "the earliest dictionary of early legal and historical terms constructed upon sound principles" and the basis for Spelman's studies begun earlier in the century on English law and its history
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, title neatly repaired, engraved frontispiece strengthened at the inner margin, some dustiness, else a clean usable copy
Book No.:
W-73863
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
 
Author:
Jacob, Ephraim A. (comp.)
Title:
An Analytical Digest of the Law and Practice of the Courts of Common Law, Divorce, Probate, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, and of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal of England, Comprising the Reported Cases from 1756 to 1878 [etc.]. Ten Volumes
Publisher:
John C. Remick, Publisher, New-York, 1883-84.
Description:
Based on the earlier digests of R.T. Harrison and R.F. Fisher, both of which are termed by Holdsworth the "standard" digests of the common law reports earlier in the 19th century, continuing them and re-arranging the subject matter for this country
Condition:
Original sheep, quite worn and scuffed, some spines defective, a working set only
Book No.:
W-52913
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Abridgements, legal dictionaries
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others], London, 1743.
Description:
The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his original work far different from previous dictionaries, this abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-77706
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
Author:
Wade, John
Title:
The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Especially Those Relative to . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims, Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street, London, 1829.
Description:
An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76736
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, criminal law, legal dictionaries
Author:
Rastell, John
Title:
Les Termes de la Ley Or, Certain difficult and obscure Words and Terms of the Common Laws and Statutes of this Realm now in use expounded and explained . . . With an Addition of above one hundred Words [etc.]. Wing R291; Cowley 163
Publisher:
Printed by J. Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1671.
Description:
A late-seventeenth century edition of the first English law dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind), published over the course of almost four centuries; with the Law French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, a very good crisp copy; with the frontispiece of the arms of Charles II preceding the title
Book No.:
W-76732
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter: or Booke Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is set foorth the true meaning of all . . . Words and Termes, as are mentioned in the Law Writers, or Statutes of this victorious and renowned Kingdome [etc.]. Cowley 129; STC 5901
Publisher:
Printed [by Augustine Mathewes] for William Sheares, London, 1637.
Description:
Second edition of Cowell's controversial yet highly regarded law dictionary (and the first entirely in English), banned and burnt by Royal proclamation upon its appearance for its absolutist definitions offending the Commons and disavowed by James
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, the margins cut a bit close, occasional minor worming, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78409
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Title:
The Oxford English Dictionary, Being a Corrected Re-Issue with an Introduction, Supplement, and Bibliography of a New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [with] A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary. Sixteen Volumes
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1970-86.
Description:
The 1970 reprint of the edition first printed in 1933, complete in thirteen volumes, here with the further three supplements published in 1972, 1976, and 1982, these three additional supplements continuing the dictionary's revision through O-Sez
Condition:
Original oversized blue cloth, gilt, a very good set in somewhat worn, faded, marked and chipped dustjackets
Book No.:
W-78260
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Cowell, John
Title:
The Interpreter, Containing the genuine Signification of such obscure Words and Terms Used either in the Common or Statute Lawes of This Realm [etc.]. The Second Edition by Thomas Manley of the Middle-Temple. Cowley 175; Wing C6646. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins Esq. [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Manley's final edition of Cowell's highly regarded law dictionary, the first entirely in English (first published in 1607) and, in Professor Coquillette's words, "the most intellectually exciting and controversial law dictionary ever published"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed and scraped, the first blank, title, and following leaf just frayed at the lower margin, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-78021
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Townesend, George
Title:
A Preparative to Pleading. Being A Work intended for the Instruction and Help of Young Clerks of the Court of Common Pleas. The Second Edition. Wing T1982. 8vo
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
Townesend's principal work, with a substantial portion devoted to language, including English words Latinized, English among French, Latin among French, doubtful expressions, exposition of words, and the formality of writing, with authorities cited
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, much of the original spine laid back down, light browning, yet clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79695
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
pleading, legal dictionaries, introductory law
Author:
Rastell, John
Title:
Les Termes de la Ley: Or, Certaine difficult and obscure Words and Termes of the Common Lawes of this Realme expounded. S.T.C. 20716; Cowley 122
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Company of Stationers, London, 1624.
Description:
An early seventeenth century edition of the first English law dictionary (and the first English dictionary of any kind), this the first edition to be published under this title; with the Law French and English entries in parallel columns
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, without the first blank, else quite clean and with the occasional annotation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79667
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
Author:
Stone, Louise W. and William Rothwell (eds.)
Title:
Anglo-Norman Dictionary. Fascicles 1-7 [complete]
Publisher:
Modern Humanities Research Association, London, 1977-92.
Description:
The dictionary in preparation for more than sixteen years and the definitive source for the investigation of Law French, highly praised by Dr. Baker, who has termed it "a classic work of reference"
Condition:
Original printed sewn green wraps, a trifle unevenly faded, else a very good set
Book No.:
W-56488
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Law French

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