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Title:
Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey
Publisher:
N.p., Dublin, 1771.
Description:
A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law", memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury
Condition:
Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772; five copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76948
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, law of heraldry, Law and Literature, criminal law, marriage
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
Author:
Title:
The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill. Wing D2514
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description:
A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79642
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux [bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogatiue collected out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23223 and 23217
Publisher:
In AEdibus Richardi Tottelli [and] Imprinted by Richard Totthil, London, 1583 & 1590.
Description:
Early editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" on royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship, idiots, insane persons, escheats, and wrecks, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, centered blind lozenges, bookplate of Lord Halifax dated 1702, repairs to the first blanks, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78287
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
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:
Title:
Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], London, 1554 [?1572].
Description:
An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79206
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Stiles, Henry Reed
Title:
Bundling, Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America
Publisher:
Privately Issued for Subscribers Only, n.p., n.d..
Description:
A lighthearted yet serious look at bundling, the practice of sharing beds while clothed, as a matter of necessity and of courtship, with the principal emphasis on colonial America
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, joints fraying; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-67213
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
marriage, women's law
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
Book No.:
W-73489
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Griffith, William
Title:
Institutes of the Jurisdiction and of the Equity Jurisprudence and Pleadings of the High Court of Chancery . . . and with a Concise View of the Equity Jurisdiction of the County Courts
Publisher:
H. Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1868.
Description:
Only edition of a work written by a Gray's Inn barrister, expressly patterned on Justinian, with a chapter on maxims, several on trusts, on married women ("connubium"), contracts ("commercium"), infants and lunatics ("civitas"), and fraud
Condition:
Modern blue buckram, gilt, some browning, else well-preserved; a presentation copy ("Owens College / from / The Author")
Book No.:
W-76756
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, maxims, fraud, infants, insanity, trusts and estates, marriage
Author:
Title:
The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills, Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Hodges &c, London, 1740.
Description:
A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties) encompassing all public business; one copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, a bit scraped, the spine rubbed, ?label lacking, else quite clean with good margins and the two plates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79741
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Gracious Speech to the Lords & Commons, Together with the Lord Chancellor's, At the opening of the Parliament, On the 8th day of May, 1661. Wing C3017. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
The speech in which Charles II announces his proposed marriage to Catherine of Braganza, cementing England's relations with Portugal and France as against Spain, the potential religious conflict (Catherine a Roman Catholic) skilfully downplayed
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, the title's lower right blank corner torn away, else usable, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80070
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, marriage, PORTUGAL, international law, FRANCE, SPAIN, Religion
Author:
Overbury, Thomas
Title:
His Wife. With Additions of New Characters, and many other Witty Conceits never before printed. The sixteenth Impression. S.T.C. 18919
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Haviland, for A. Crooke [etc.], London, 1638.
Description:
Overbury's sole known work, including forty seven verses patterned upon Shakespeare, indirectly praised by Ben Jonson, with later additions including one conjecturally by John Donne, all subsumed within the tragedy of Overbury's alleged murder
Condition:
Modern Cambridge style panelled calf, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, margins cut a bit close, else quite luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80227
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, marriage, Poetry, Law and Literature

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