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Title:
Assize Kalendar . . . of the Prisoners in the Gaols of Durham, Newcastle, and Morpeth, who have to take their Trials before the Hon. Sir John Bayley, Knt. and the Hon. Sir Geo. Sowley Holroyd, Knt. Justices of the Court of King's Bench
Publisher:
Marshall, Printer, Newcastle, 1822.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded criminal trial calendar disclosing an enormous variety of alleged crimes (murder, rape, arson), committed by some as young as twelve years, and with an unusually high number of accused women, about one-third of all charged
Condition:
Broadside, untrimmed, 8 x 12 inches, once folded but quite nice
Book No.:
W-44636
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
legal ephemera, criminal law
 
Author:
Jenks, Edward
Title:
The Book of English Law
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, n.d..
Description:
The promotional flyer for Professor Jenks' enduring work, the first page replicating its title, the second a portion of the Preface (invoking Pollock, Anson, Dicey, and Maitland), the third contents and the fourth other works and an order form
Condition:
One sheet, folded (four pages), the fore-edges a bit chipped, else well-preserved
Book No.:
W-74227
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
English Law, legal ephemera
 
Author:
Title:
A true account of the murder of the Monk of Whitby [etc.]
Publisher:
Clark & Medd Printers, Whitby, 1814.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47560
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
12TH CENTURY, criminal law, church, legal ephemera
 
Author:
Title:
Three Guineas Reward
Publisher:
Description:
Broadside; half sheet size
Condition:
Book No.:
W-10998
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
legal ephemera
Author:
Title:
An Advertisement. Whereas there is lately Printed and Published by his Majesties Printers, a Collection of all the Statutes in force . . . A counterfeit Impression of which Book is Printed by J. Streater . . . also very Imperfect . . . Caveat Emptor
Publisher:
Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker?, London, 1667?.
Description:
Condition:
Broadside measuring 6x9 inches, browned, the left margin torn and frayed, not affecting the text; no copy in Wing or ESTC
Book No.:
W-75884
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal ephemera, Acts
 
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robers, ec. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18199
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
 
Author:
Title:
Caution. Whereas, a great number of Young Persons having accustomed themselves to assemble together in this neighbourhood on Snnday [sic] Afternoons in a noisy and disorderly manner [etc.]
Publisher:
Lomas, Printer, Bristol, [1824?].
Description:
An attractive broadside, measuring about 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches, sternly issuing a 'caution' to the younger generation, who will "be punished with utmost rigour of the Law" should they perpetuate their unacceptable Sunday afternoon behavior
Condition:
A little wear, but generally well preserved; blind owner's stamp
Book No.:
W-47705
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
legal ephemera, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
An Act for Taking away the Fee of Damage Cleere
Publisher:
Printed by Edward Husband and John Field [etc.], London, 1650.
Description:
The broadside officially publicizing the act of the Commonwealth Parliament abolishing the vexatious fee of court called damage cleer or damna clericorum, in which court clerks had been entitled to an automatic 10% of all judgments
Condition:
Attractively matted; with the Commonwealth seal, black-letter
Book No.:
W-42994
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
legal ephemera, courts, Interregnum
Author:
Title:
Sir William Blackstone. Gainsborough Portrait, William Holl the Elder, Sculptor. [Baker, Iconography, I Likenesses, Portraits and Engravings, Gainsborough Engraving 3(xiv) in Blackstone and his Commentaries, Biography, Law History 236 (Prest ed. 2009)]
Publisher:
Published by Effingham Wilson and Sherwood Neely & Jones Image, London, 1819.
Description:
One of two engravings of Blackstone accompanied by a text (this the longer of the two), based on the famed Gainsborough portrait--"the best known image of Blackstone [and] the only contemporary portrait which shows him in judicial costume"
Condition:
One leaf, engraved and printed on the recto, the verso blank, some foxing to the margins; from the Biographical Magazine, volume 1, page 6, a good copy
Book No.:
W-77445
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
legal ephemera
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges, pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78201
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
Author:
Title:
The Declaration of William and Mary, King and Queen of England, France and Ireland, To all Their Loving Subjects in the Kingdom of IRELAND . . . Given at Our Court at Whitehall this 22th Day of February, 1688 [1689] [etc.]. Wing W2507 [three copies in ESTC]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill and Thomas Newcomb [etc.], Lodnon [sic], 1689.
Description:
William's immediate, unsuccessful effort to defuse the Irish rebellion as James arrived from France, followed by the siege of Londonderry, the battle of the Boyne, and the Articles of Limerick, "show[ing] how precarious was the Revolution settlement"
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 12x14 inches, lightly browned, several folds, the margins cut close (legibility preserved), quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79601
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
IRELAND, Glorious Revolution, legal ephemera, Broadside
Author:
Title:
A True List of the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses, Summoned by the Letter of His Highness the Prince of Orange, to Meet at Westminster the 22th of January, 1688/9. as they have been returned to the Office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. Wing T2728
Publisher:
Printed for John Starkey, and A. and W. Churchil, London, 1689.
Description:
The official listing of the 513 individuals elected to the Convention, where the debate on William's Declaration of Reasons began on January 29, with the Declaration of Rights then proposed and the crown offered (and both accepted) on February 13
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, lightly browned, several folds, the edges a bit chipped, but legibility preserved throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79602
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, Glorious Revolution
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation. George R. To practise the greatest Economy and Frugality in the Use of every Species of Grain . . . to reduce the Consumption of Bread . . . by at least One Third . . . to abstain from the Use of Flour in Pastry [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare proclamation evidencing (and seeking to counter) the vast increase in the price of corn, "produc[ing] hardship and discontent among the labouring poor", with almost all of England's arable land in cultivation; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, the edges a bit chipped and several folds, some darkening on the verso, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79587
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, poor law, Food

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