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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
Author:
Title:
Seasonable Cautions for Juries, Solicitors and Witnesses; To Deterre from Man-Catching. Wing S2222
Publisher:
Printed for Francis Smith . . . in Cornhill, London, 1681.
Description:
A forceful defense of jury independence, appearing at the height of perceived jury tampering in England, describing the many ways in which the jury's integrity could be compromised, and approving of the attempts historically to curb jury corruption
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x12 inches, browned, the edges a bit chipped, else quite sound, preserved in a modern buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79620
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
juries, legal reform, legal ephemera, justices of peace, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation, For giving Encouragement to Seamen and Able-bodied Landmen to enter themselves on Board His Majesty's Ships of War; and for granting Rewards for discovering such Seamen as shall conceal themselves
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1762.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded proclamation offering increased bounties to those joining the royal navy, plus providing for rewards to those discovering "Seamen who may secret themselves" and who are then taken into custody; no copy in COPAC, ESTC or OCLC
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 13x20 inches, trimmed at the lower left margin, very light browning, three folds, crisp and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79635
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, military law
Author:
Title:
To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, and the Lords and Peeres now assembled in Parliament. The Humble Petition and Protestation of all the Bishops and Prelates now called by His Majesties Writts to attend the Parliament [etc.]. Not in Wing; ESTC R226217
Publisher:
Printed for Joseph Hunscutt, London, 1642.
Description:
The rare broadside whose contents formed the basis of high treason charges brought against the bishops for "subvert[ing] the fundamental laws of the kingdom", thereby contributing in part to the outbreak of England's civil war; one copy in ESTC
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 9 1/2 x 13 inches, lightly browned, some chips and tears, top left margin trimmed, but legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79671
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, Ecclesiastical Law, Parliament, English constitutional law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, The 21st Day of November 1831, By the Lords of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council . . . whereas there hath broken out in the United Kingdom an infectious Disease or Distemper called the Spasmodic Cholera [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode [etc.], London, 1831.
Description:
A rare broadside seeking to cope with the cholera epidemic spreading across Europe, empowering justices of the peace and others (unrealistically) "to abate or remove such nuisance", just as the intravenous saline solution cure was being discovered
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 16x24 inches, two folds, well preserved, one copy (the same, at the British Library) in OCLC and COPAC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, medicine, poor law, justices of peace
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation commanding the due execution of the Lawes made against Eating and Selling of Flesh in Lent, and other times prohibited. S.T.C. 8984; Steele 1, 642; Lincoln's Inn Catalogue of Pamphlets 1506-1700 234
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1632.
Description:
The proclamation "polic[ing] with some vigour" those who ate or sold flesh in Lent, restoring a religious element to the prohibitions first enacted in 1548, with the situation in England "exceptional within the Protestant world" and much debated
Condition:
Two broadsides, each measuring about 12x15 inches, light browning, one horizontal fold, well preserved in a modern buckram folder; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79674
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, Religion

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