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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:
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:
Bell, Robert
Title:
Report of a Case of Legitimacy, Under a Putative Marriage, Tried before the Second Division of the Court of Session in February 1811
Publisher:
Printed for Bell & Bradfute . . . and Butterworth & Son, Edinburgh, 1825.
Description:
A rare case in which an heiress married privately while underage, years later marrying again to an unknowing second husband, their sole child challenged as illegitimate; with the arguments of counsel (including Francis Jeffrey) reproduced at length
Condition:
Modern cloth, crimson morocco label, gilt, ex-library, some browning and foxing, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-74457
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, marriage
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.
Description:
A rare example of the trial of a peeress in the House of Lords (with the Duchess personally appearing and testifying), finding her guilty of bigamy and essentially ending the ecclesiastical action of 'jactitation', the denial of a previous marriage
Condition:
Original buff wraps, untrimmed, a lovely, unsophisticated folio
Book No.:
W-62376
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
trials, marriage
 
Author:
Lystad, Mary (comp.)
Title:
Violence at Home, An Annotated Bibliography
Publisher:
National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, 1974.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps, sound; 95 pages
Book No.:
W-90121
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Family Law, marriage
 
Author:
Wolfgang, Marvin E., et al. (comps.)
Title:
Domestic Criminal Violence, A Selected Bibliography
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Oversized wraps, a bit wrinkled, but quite sound; 363 pages
Book No.:
W-90124
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
criminal law, Family Law, Mare Island Case, marriage, Bibliography
 
Author:
Wolfgang, Marvin E., et al. (comps.)
Title:
Criminal Violence and Race, A Selected Bibliography
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Oversized stapled wraps, sound; 79 pages
Book No.:
W-90125
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
criminal law, Family Law, Mare Island Case, marriage, criminal law, Discrimination, Bibliography
 
Author:
Wolfgang, Marvin E., et al. (comps.)
Title:
Criminal Violence and Race, A Selected Bibliography
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, 1981.
Description:
Condition:
Wraps, a good sound copy; 148 pages
Book No.:
W-90126
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
criminal law, Family Law, Mare Island Case, marriage, criminal law, Discrimination, Penology, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Crim. Con., Actions and Trials and Other Legal Proceedings Relating to Marriage before the Passing of the Present Divorce Act
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1857?].
Description:
A review of the most famous crim con cases spanning three centuries, in which husbands sued their wives' paramours for civil damages caused by the "criminal conversation" and ensuing loss of consortium; with two involving Thomas Erskine as counsel
Condition:
Original 1/4 black morocco, gilt, over marbled boards, showing wear and somewhat strained, else a good untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-71567
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal conversatn, trials, marriage, divorce
Author:
Stotter, Lawrence H.
Title:
To Put Asunder, The Laws of Matrimonial Strife. An Introduction to the Seminal Anglo-American Literature and Laws of Domestic Relations up to the Year 1900, with Supporting Bibliography and Comments
Publisher:
Regents Press, Berkeley, 2011.
Description:
An exquisitely produced history of Western family law since its inception, with the emphasis upon that of England and the United States; with over two dozen illustrations and a further three dozen typographical embellishments
Condition:
Original oversized cloth, as new in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-75889
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Family Law, divorce, marriage
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Elizabeth Duchess Dowager of Kingston for Bigamy, Before the Right Honourable the House of Peers, in Westminster-Hall, in Full Parliament . . . Published by Order of the House of Peers
Publisher:
Printed for Charles Bathurst, in Fleet-Street, London, 1776.
Description:
Condition:
Modern 1/4 crimson morocco, some light staining, else attractive
Book No.:
W-52240
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
trials, marriage
 
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:
Book No.:
W-58175
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Title:
The Trial Wherein Miss D--v--s [Davis] was Plaintiff, and the Rev. Dr. W-l-n [Wilson], Defendant. In an action of Ten Thousand Pounds . . . for the Non-Performance of a Marriage-Contract: When the Plaintiff . . . recover'd Seven Thousand Pounds Damages
Publisher:
Printed for W. Price near Ludgate [etc.], London, 1747.
Description:
The rare account of the trial which set "[t]he largest award on record" in a breach of promise suit, as the action became firmly established in the common law courts in the mid-18th century, displacing the ecclesiastical courts in such cases
Condition:
Modern stabbed marbled wraps, printed paper label, a trifle dusty, else a very good, untrimmed copy, 24 pages; six copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Book No.:
W-78102
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, women's law, marriage
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:
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:
Koch, Harry Walter
Title:
California Marriage, Dissolution, and Living-Together Law
Publisher:
The Ken-Books, San Francisco, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversized printed wraps, somewhat worn, but quite sound; 99 pages
Book No.:
W-91272
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
marriage, divorce, California
Author:
Swinburne, Henry
Title:
A Treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts: Wherein All the Questions relating to that Subject are ingeniously Debated and Resolved. Wing S6260. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by S. Roycroft for Robert Clavell at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1686.
Description:
First edition of the first work on the English law of marriage, and one of Swinburne's two major works, written (in J.H. Baker's words) in "a felicitous informal style [contributing to] a reputation plac[ing] him in the ranks of the famous"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, very light browning, else quite crisp, with the bookplate of Charles Hedges dated 1702; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78939
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
marriage, women's law
 
Author:
Donahue, Jr., Charles
Title:
Law, Marriage, and Society in the Later Middle Ages
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-78962
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, marriage, canon 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:
Book No.:
W-55365
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
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:
Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, Divisees in plusors titles & Common lieux [bound with] An Exposition of the Kings Prerogatiue, collected out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23224 and 23218
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers [imprints vary], London, 1607.
Description:
First 17th century editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" treating of royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship, idiots, lunatics, escheats, and wrecks
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, a very good copy, with the elaborate bookplate of Washington Sewallis Earl Ferrers [the ninth Earl]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78288
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
Author:
Bingham, Peregrine
Title:
The Law of Infancy and Coverture. Second American Edition from the Last London Edition. With Notes and References to English and American Cases. By E.H. Bennett. Cohen 4739
Publisher:
Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, 1849.
Description:
The first work published in this country devoted to the law of infants, coupled with the first work exclusively treating of coverture, both with substantial American notes, praised by Holdsworth for their superior analysis of a difficult area
Condition:
Original sheep, worn, covers loose, spine defective; a clean copy only
Book No.:
W-69844
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
infants, marriage, Pennsylvania, 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, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound
Book No.:
W-49579
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Every Man His Own Lawyer: Or, A Summary of the Laws of England in a New and Instructive Method [under seven heads] So plainly treated of, that all Persons may be particularly acquainted with our Common and Statute Law [etc.]. Tenth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan, and W. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1788.
Description:
The rare final London edition of Jacob's popular vade-mecum, published for over a half-century, devoted in part to estates, to marriage (grouped with "ideots [and] lunaticks"), and to Magna Charta, to habeas corpus, and to the liberty of the subject
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy, one leaf misbound; three copies in ESTC, one in North America
Book No.:
W-78316
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Magna Carta, habeas corpus, Lunatics, marriage, Real Property
 
Author:
Robinson, Louis N.
Title:
Penology in the United States
Publisher:
The John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia, 1921.
Description:
Condition:
Somewhat worn and some underlining; sound
Book No.:
W-54819
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
marriage, prisons
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:
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:
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

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