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Author:
Bohun, William
Title:
Declarations and Pleadings In the most usual Actions brought in the several Courts of King's-Bench and Common-Pleas at Westminster, viz Scandal of Peers . . . Slander of Common Persons . . . Case For Non-feasance and Negligences, Mal-fesances and Torts
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description:
First edition of one of Bohun's several works following the 1732 act requiring that English be used in the Royal courts--and an early work using the word 'torts' in its title, distinguishing between negligence as nonfeasance and torts as malfeasance
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, later handwritten label, the boards slightly bowed and the spine inkstained, else especially fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78967
Price:
$ 225.00
Category:
Procedure, torts, libel and slander
Author:
Cockburn, William
Title:
The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1753.
Description:
The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes, divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79075
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
Author:
March, John
Title:
Actions for Slaunder, Or, A Methodicall Collection . . . of what words are actionable in the Law, and what not . . . To which is added, Awards or Arbitrements . . . collected out of our Year-Books and other pirvate [sic] . . . Authorities [&c]. Wing M571
Publisher:
Printed by F.L. for M. Walbank and R. Best [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, rightly claiming to be the first treatise on two separate subject matters--slander (and libel) and arbitration--and, in Holdsworth's words, "an able attempt to extract some general principles from the cases"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed and lightly stained, one leaf torn (legibility preserved), new endpapers, yet quite clean and sturdy; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78851
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
libel and slander, arbitration
Author:
Holt, Francis Ludlow
Title:
The Law of Libel: In Which Is Contained a General History of This Law in the Ancient Codes, and of Its Introduction, and Successive Alterations, in the Law of England. Comprehending a Digest of All the Leading Cases upon Libels [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Butterworth and Son, Law Booksellers [etc.], London, 1816.
Description:
The revised (and final) English edition of "one of the first treatises on [the English law of libel]" (and the first treatise published in this country on the subject), with a special emphasis on the law of Parliamentary privilege; not in McCoy
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the label chipped and the top of the spine darkened, occasional foxing, else a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-76593
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libel and slander
Author:
Hayter, Thomas
Title:
An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
Description:
A work "original and startingly libertarian", proposing that freedom of speech (and press) are fundamental aspects of man's capacities and thus reserved natural and constitutional rights predating civilization's social compact
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-74711
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
Author:
March, John
Title:
March's Actions for Slander and Arbitrements. The First, Being A Collection . . . of what Words are Actionable in the Law . . . and of the Nature of A Libel. The Other, A Discourse, shewing what Arbitrements are good in Law [etc.]. Wing M573
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Walbancke . . . in Grayes-Inn Lane, London, 1674.
Description:
The expanded edition of a pioneering work, rightly claiming to be the first treatise on two separate subject matters--slander (and libel) and arbitration--and, in Holdsworth's words, "an able attempt to extract some general principles from the cases"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, neatly rebacked, very light browning, else quite clean with the bookplates of the Earl of Roden and Rob Jocelyn; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80252
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
libel and slander, torts, arbitration

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