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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 [&c]. First American, from the Second London Edition . . . by Anthony Bleecker. Cohen 10934
Publisher:
Published by Stephen Gould, Law Bookseller [etc.], New-York, 1818.
Description:
Only American edition of the first treatise published in this country on the law of libel (and on torts in general), with a preliminary historical treatment followed by Holt's principal analysis, arranged by type of libel; not in McCoy
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, the top of the spine somewhat chafed, ?merchant's blind stamp on title, some foxing, but a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77799
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
libel and slander
Author:
Title:
The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama. Motion of the Washington for Leave to File a Brief as Amicus Curiae and Brief . . . in Support of Petitioner
Publisher:
No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description:
The rare brief of the Washington Post seeking (as friend of the Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:
Original green printed stapled wraps, somewhat worn and faded, but quite sound, 37 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79059
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
The New York Times Company, Petitioner, v. L.B. Sullivan, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Alabama. Brief of Tribune Company as Amicus Curiae. In the Supreme Court of the United States, October Term, 1963. No. 39
Publisher:
No Publisher Identified, No Place Identified, 1963.
Description:
The rare brief of the Tribune Company seeking (as friend of the Court) the Court's review in the landmark freedom of the press case in which the Court unanimously ruled that a public official must show actual malice to recover for defamation
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, showing slight wear, else a very good copy, 16 pages; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-79060
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court, libel and slander, constitutional law, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
A Short but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 1679.
Description:
The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:
Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:
W-76119
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
Author:
Title:
Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day; And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it began "to produce the modern categories under which our substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, ex-library, else a sound copy with the blank before the title page; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78801
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
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 [&c]. First American, from the Second London Edition . . . by Anthony Bleecker. Cohen 10934
Publisher:
Published by Stephen Gould, Law Bookseller [etc.], New-York, 1818.
Description:
Only American edition of the first treatise published in this country on the law of libel (and on torts in general), with a preliminary historical treatment followed by Holt's principal analysis, arranged by type of libel; not in McCoy
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, neatly blind and gilt-tooled, some browning and some marginal staining, but a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-73944
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
libel and slander
Author:
Newell, Martin L.
Title:
The Law of Libel and Slander in Civil and Criminal Cases As Administered in the Courts of the United States of America. Second Edition
Publisher:
Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1898.
Description:
The work which William Swindler described (in reviewing its fourth edition) as the "[l]eading American treatise on the subject [with an] [e]xcellent selection of American cases, both state and federal, and cases from many parts of the British Empire"
Condition:
Original buckram, ex-Office of the Solicitor, Post Office Department Law Library, else a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77518
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
libel and slander, criminal law
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:
Arnall, William]
Title:
Observations on a Pamphlet, Intitled, An Answer to one Part of a late Infamous Libel . . . In a Letter to Mr. P. [William Pulteney] [etc.]. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed For J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane, London, 1731.
Description:
Part of the substantial political, and eventually intensely personal, debate between Pulteney and Sir Robert Walpole; Pulteney's 'Answer' (to which Arnall responds) had so enraged Walpole that he had ordered the arrest of that pamphlet's printer
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps, half-title and last leaf dusty, else fresh
Book No.:
W-67074
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libel and slander
Author:
Title:
Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry. Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:
Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London, 1810.
Description:
The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-77923
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libel and slander, trials, criminal law
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:
Bowles, John
Title:
A Letter to the Right Hon. Charles James Fox, Occas[i]oned by His Motion in the House of Commons Respecting Libels: And Suggesting the Alarming Consequences likely to ensue, if the Bill . . . should pass into a Law. Second Edition. McCoy B437
Publisher:
Printed for Whieldon and Butterworth [and others], London, 1792.
Description:
An important part of the debate leading to the famed 1792 Fox's Libel Act, one of several written by the Inner Temple barrister whom Thomas Green groups with Mansfield, both cogently presenting the potential vagaries of the jury introduced by the Act
Condition:
Modern blue cloth, the title quite stained, ex-library, else a usable copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-72340
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libel and slander
Author:
Title:
Law of Actions: Being An Exact, Brief and Methodical Collection of all adjudg'd Cases out of all the Reports of the Law to this Day; And likewise from Roll's Abridgment [with] the Reason that Rules it Render'd obvious to the meanest Capacity [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Nutt . . . for John Hartley [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
A rare work devoted almost entirely to action on the case, as it began "to produce the modern categories under which our substantive law is grouped", contrasting tort and contract, with much on slander, assumpsit and "doing, not doing, or misdoing"
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, rubbed, the label largely lacking, a bit of browning and staining, yet generally well preserved; six copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-74382
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
contracts, torts, Procedure, Abridgements, reports of cases, libel and slander
Author:
Title:
A Letter Concerning Libels, Warrants, the Seizure of Papers, and Sureties for the Peace or Behavior [etc.]. The Fourth Edition, Enlarged and Improved
Publisher:
Printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House in Piccadilly, London, 1765.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-19873
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
libel and slander, freedom of press
Author:
Title:
Tryal and Sentence of Elizabeth Cellier; for Writing, Printing, and Publishing, A Scandalous Libel, Called Malice Defeated . . . At the Sessions in the Old-Bailey [with] Several Depositions, made before . . . the Lord Mayor. Wing T2171; McCoy C153. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for Thomas Collins, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, London, 1680.
Description:
The principal contemporary account of the righteous midwife acquitted of attempting the King's kidnapping in the 'Meal-Tub Plot'; her expose of that matter ('Malice Defeated') led to this trial, for which she was fined, pilloried and her book burnt
Condition:
Modern blind-panelled calf, a bit of staining and marginal worming, else a good copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-76739
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
libel and slander, trials, criminal law, women's law
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, 1792.
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:
Ridley, Thomas
Title:
A View of the Civile and Ecclesiasticall Law: And wherein the Practice of them is streitned and may be releeved within this Land. Written by Sr Thomas Ridley Knight. The Second Edition by I.G. [John Gregory] Mr of Arts. S.T.C. 21055.5
Publisher:
Printed by William Turner, Printer to the University [etc.], Oxford, 1634.
Description:
One of the earliest treatises (the second) on English ecclesiastical law (including defamation and bastardy), treating also of the law of admiralty, martial law, and international law; in Holdsworth's view "learned and clearly expressed"
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, lightly worn, remains of ties, especially well preserved with the signature of Ricci Hippisley on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79125
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, admiralty, international law, libel and slander

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