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Author:
Cumberland, Richard
Title:
De Legibus Naturae Disquisitio Philosophica, In qua Earum Forma, summa Capita, Ordo, Promulgation, & Obligatio e rerum Natura investigantur; Quinetiam Elementa Philosphiae Hobbianae, Cum Moralis tum Civilis, considerantur & refutantur. Wing C7580
Publisher:
Typis E. Flesher, Prostat vero apud Nathanaelem Hooke [etc.], London, 1672.
Description:
First edition of Cumberland's "magisterial treatise on natural law", written in partial rebuttal of Hobbes, influential upon Pufendorf, and, in the view of some, qualifying Cumberland as "a forerunner, if not the founder, of English utilitarianism"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat marked and stained, else quite clean and well preserved, without the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78733
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
natural law, philosophy of law
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Recrudescence of Absolutism. Setaro 236 [not recording this separate printing]
Publisher:
Sewanee Review, Sewanee, 1939.
Description:
The rare separate printing of Dean Pound's essay, described editorially as a "piercing analytical examination of the threatening forces of the new political absolutism which endanger established ideas and customs of the American democratic order"
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, reprinted from the January Number of the Review, wraps+title+12 pages; two copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78756
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
political theory, philosophy of law
 
Author:
Carr (ed.), Sir Cecil
Title:
Pension Book of Clement's Inn
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, Londondge, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Volume 78 for the year 1960
Book No.:
W-25020
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
philosophy of law, Inns of Court
Author:
Pomeroy, John Norton
Title:
An Introduction to Municipal Law
Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1864.
Description:
A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book
Condition:
Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-54183
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
philosophy of law, municipal law
Author:
Hobbes, Thomas
Title:
De Corpore Politico. Or the Elements of Law, Moral & Politick. With Discourses upon several Heads; as Of The Law of Nature. Oathes and Covenants. Severall kind of Government. With the Changes and Revolutions of them. Wing H2219; Macdonald and Hargreaves 17
Publisher:
Printed for J. Martin, and J. Ridley [etc.], London, 1650.
Description:
First edition of the principle part of Hobbes' first philosophical work, written in the early 1640's, "a complete philosophical tract, a sort of trial run for Hobbes's system . . . and the first draft of Hobbes's major work, Leviathan"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, margins cut a bit close, light browning, small repair to title, else well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78047
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
political theory, philosophy of law
Author:
St. Germain, Christopher]
Title:
Doctor and Student: or Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England
Publisher:
Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling for R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1721.
Description:
An early 18th century edition of the first classic of English equity, called by Professor Thorne "a most important book for the historian of English law" and recently described as "a brilliant . . . attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-60035
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, philosophy of law
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Nature of the Judicial Process
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1921.
Description:
The copy of Justice Cardozo's most famous work bearing on the front pastedown the posthumous bookplate "made [by Judge Irving Lehman and as described in his Memorial to the Justice] for insertion in all the books in the library of Mr Justice Cardozo"
Condition:
Original cloth, a bit worn, but still quite sound
Book No.:
W-58112
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law
 
Author:
Pitts, Jesse R. and Olivier Zunz (eds.)
Title:
The Tocqueville Review, La Revue Tocqueville, Volume 7, 1985/86
Publisher:
Tocqueville Society, Charlottesville, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30322
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE, constitutional law, philosophy of law, Law and Literature
Author:
Pomeroy, John Norton
Title:
An Introduction to Municipal Law
Publisher:
D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1864.
Description:
A work which Thomas Barnes has described as "a remarkable book" and one of two by Pomeroy which were "his most original, most brilliantly argued, best written [and] longest enduring", surveying the entire positive law of the state, ancient and modern
Condition:
Brown pebbled cloth, rubbed; sound
Book No.:
W-47739
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
philosophy of law, municipal law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1758.
Description:
First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78812
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Real Property, law of elections, philosophy of law
 
Author:
Carr, Cecil T. (ed.)
Title:
Pension Book of Clement's Inn
Publisher:
Bernard Quaritch, London, 1960.
Description:
Condition:
Selden Society, Volume 78 for the Year 1960; somewhat worn
Book No.:
W-17302
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
philosophy of law, Inns of Court
Author:
Walker, James M.
Title:
The Theory of the Common Law
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1852.
Description:
Original edition of Walker's probing effort to compare Roman law and common law, a principal part of his contribution to the civilian writers who "stand as an example of the highest intellectual attainments reached by antebellum American lawyers"
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, the joints just cracking, else an exceptionally clean, bright copy
Book No.:
W-73218
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
roman law, philosophy of law
Author:
Gaffney, Paul Lawrence
Title:
Ronald Dworkin on Law and Interpretation. A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the School of Philosophy Of the Catholic University of American In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For the Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Publisher:
Privately Printed, District of Columbia, 1990.
Description:
The copy of Dr. Gaffney's doctoral thesis presented to the Director of his thesis committee, Antonio S. Cua, anticipating Dr Gaffney's 1996 monograph on Dworkin, "Ronald Dworkin on Law As Integrity: Rights As Principles of Adjudication"
Condition:
Original oversized blue buckram, gilt, double-spaced typescript, 309 pages, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77940
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Bentham, George
Title:
Essai sur la Nomenclature et la Classification des Principales Branches d'Art-et-Science; Ouvrage Extrait du Chrestomathia de Jeremie Bentham
Publisher:
Bossange Frerres, Libraires, rue de Seine, No 12, Paris, 1823.
Description:
Sole edition of the work published under the name of Jeremy Bentham's nephew ("who worked extensively on his uncle's papers on logic and based on them a work of his own"), in which he translated those portions of Chrestomathia devoted to the subject
Condition:
Cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit of foxing, but a very good copy; with the half-title, a folding frontispiece and three tables on two folding leaves
Book No.:
W-76213
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Austin, John
Title:
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1832.
Description:
First edition of Austin's first major work, of pervasive impact on Anglo-American law over much of the last two centuries, one which, in the words of H.L.A. Hart (who edited the 'Province' in 1954), "established the study of jurisprudence in England"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, a trifle rubbed, neatly rebacked, all edges marbled, crimson morocco label, gilt, well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-76222
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
philosophy of law
 
Author:
Amos, Sheldon
Title:
The Science of Law
Publisher:
Henry S. King & Co., 65 Cornhill, and 12 Paternoster Row, London, 1874.
Description:
First English edition of Amos's most successful work, written while he was Professor of Jurisprudence in University College, London, the chair held by Austin, whose influence with that of Bentham is evident throughout
Condition:
Original red decorated cloth, the spine somewhat darkened and its top taped, else a very good copy; The International Scientific Series Volume X
Book No.:
W-78943
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, jurisprudence, philosophy of law
Author:
Montagu, Basil
Title:
Essays [I. Thoughts upon the Punishment of Death II. Thoughts upon Liberty, and the Rights of Englishmen III. Thoughts upon the Conduct of the Understanding in the Discovery of Truth IV. Thoughts upon Imprisonment for Debt]
Publisher:
Printed for R. Hunter [and three others], London, 1824.
Description:
First edition of the collected essays of Montagu, the Lincoln's Inn barrister, noted reformer, and close friend of Coleridge, Godwin, Wordsworth, and others, upon the four principal subjects for which he is known; with the map and folding tables
Condition:
Contemporary straight grained morocco, lightly rubbed and a trace of foxing, presentation copy "With B Montagus / affectionate regards / 24 Nov / 1824"
Book No.:
W-76624
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
capital punishment, philosophy of law, Imprisonment for Debt, English constitutional law
Author:
Dodderidge, John
Title:
The English Lawyer. Describing A Method for the managing of the Lawes of this Land. And expressing the best qualities requisite in the Student Practizer Judges and Fathers of the same. S.T.C. 6981. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of I. More Esq., London, 1631.
Description:
Only edition of Dodderidge's principal work, his singular attempt to determine the qualities of the lawyer and law student, and to probe the fundamental nature of law, his "scholarship reach[ing] far beyond that of most contemporary lawyers"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, neatly and unobtrusively rebacked, showing some wear, light browning, yet an appealing copy
Book No.:
W-74001
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Thompson, Thomas Perronet
Title:
The "Greatest Happiness Principle" in Morals and Government, Explained and Defended. In Answer to the Edinburgh Review. Re-published from the Westminster Review, No. XXI; on the 1st Aug. 1829. Third Edition. Cohn 364; not in Chuo
Publisher:
T.C. Hansard, Printer . . . Sold by Robert Heward [etc.], London, 1829.
Description:
The first part of the defense of the central principle of Bentham's utilitarianism, "[e]ach debater proved himself brilliant in the . . . style of the period", responding to contributions by James Mill and T.B. Macaulay in the Edinburgh Review
Condition:
Later plain wraps, the original tract laid in, the title and last leaf dusty, 16 pages; with the Cruikshank engraving taking up most of the title page
Book No.:
W-77375
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Lieber, Francis
Title:
On Civil Liberty and Self-Government. Third Edition, Revised. Edited by Theodore D. Woolsey
Publisher:
J.B. Lippincott and Co., Philadelphia, 1874.
Description:
The first appearance of the received edition of "the masterwork of Lieber's maturity", compared in importance with the Federalist, its undertaking by Woolsey to subsequently appear in at least seven further printings as late as 1911
Condition:
Brown cloth, rubbed, top of spine chipped, rear hinge cracked; presentation copy from Lieber's widow--"With kind regards / of Mrs Francis Lieber"
Book No.:
W-78343
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
civil rights, philosophy of law, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Austin, John
Title:
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined. Second Edition [with] Lectures on Jurisprudence. Being the Sequel to "The Province of Jurisprudence Determined." To Which Are Added Notes and Fragments . . . Published from the Original Manuscripts. Three Volumes
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1861-63.
Description:
First and second editions of both of Austin's major works, of pervasive impact on Anglo-American law over the last two centuries and, in the words of H.L.A. Hart (who edited the 'Province' in 1954), "established the study of jurisprudence in England"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, extra gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, very worn, one board detached, several labels lacking, some chipping and tape; a working set
Book No.:
W-72462
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Title:
Law Lectures [in The Herald; A Gazette for the Country]
Publisher:
George Bunce & Co. No. 12, Wall-street, near the City-hall, New-York, 1794.
Description:
The sober, even learned, contemporary report of Kent's "first efforts as a teacher and expounder of the law", following his election to the recently established chair of Law in Columbia College and this introductory lecture sketching what was to come
Condition:
One large sheet, folded twice (four pages), browning, yet well preserved; the November 20 issue [Volume I, Number 49]
Book No.:
W-73416
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
philosophy of law, New York
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Paradoxes of Legal Science
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1928.
Description:
First edition of one of Cardozo's three major works which, in their totality, Judge Posner has recently characterized as "the fullest statement of a jurisprudence of pragmatism that we possess"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in an unclipped, just-chipped dustjacket, inscribed by Cardozo ("Benjamin N Cardozo") in ink on the front blank
Book No.:
W-76761
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Nature of the Judicial Process. Tenth Printing
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1939.
Description:
Justice Cardozo's most famous work, his lectures delivered at Yale in 1921, in Judge Posner's words "the first systematic effort by a judge to explain how judges reason [and] the first serious effort by a judge to articulate a judicial philosophy"
Condition:
Once the copy of Yale President Kingman Brewster, with his ownership signature ("K Brewster") in orange pencil; original cloth, a very good bright copy
Book No.:
W-73420
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Magnetismus Magnus: Or, Metaphysical and Divine Contemplations on the Magnet, or, Loadstone. Wing H250
Publisher:
Printed for William Shrowsbury, at the Bible in Duck-lane, London, 1695.
Description:
Only edition of a work fundamental to Hale's thought, his attempt to reconcile science and religion, relying substantially on William Harvey and to a lesser degree on Aristotle, and contesting the Cartesian view of a mechanistic universe
Condition:
Later 3/4 brown morocco over pebbled cloth boards, foxing and browning to title and succeeding leaves and less so subsequently, yet a crisp copy
Book No.:
W-77717
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
philosophy of law, Religion

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