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Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], London, 1779.
Description:
The best early edition of Hale's classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth's words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale's 'Analysis', though not called for by the title page, is appended
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound
Book No.:
W-66012
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law, English Law
Author:
Burrow, James
Title:
A Series of the Decisions of the Court of King's Bench upon Settlement-Cases; from The Death of Lord Raymond in March 1732 . . . including Lord Chief Justice Ryder's Time and the first Twelve Years of Lord Mansfield's. Two Volumes [complete]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for J. Worrall and B. Tovey, near Lincoln's Inn, London, 1768.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary reverse calf, worn, joints cracking, yet a fresh set
Book No.:
W-65417
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
poor law, justices of peace, reports of cases
Author:
Hamilton, F.A.P.
Title:
The Law Relating to Charities in Ireland: With Forms, Precedents, and the Statutes Connected Therewith. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged
Publisher:
E. Ponsonby, 116, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1881.
Description:
The principal work of Pollock, King's Inn barrister (and grandson of Chief Baron Pollock), and the received edition of the first comprehensive treatise on the Irish law of charities, bringing together (and analyzing) the Acts of 1844, 1867, and 1871
Condition:
Original brown cloth, gilt, quite worn and somewhat stained, a number of annotations, some substantive (including two inserted leaves); sound
Book No.:
W-74612
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
poor law, IRELAND
 
Author:
Warwick, Robert E.
Title:
The Poor Laws, As They Are, and As They Ought to Be. Evidence Given before the Select Committee of the House of Commons Appointed to Inquire into the Administration and Operation of the Laws for the Relief of the Poor [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by George Rymer, 7, Gloucester Terrace, New Road [etc.], London, 1861.
Description:
Warwick's testimony as one of two Vice-Chairmen of the City of London Union, ordered to be printed by the House of Commons; a rare work, one copy in OCLC in this country
Condition:
Original stabbed self-wraps, ex-library, else a good copy; 32 pages
Book No.:
W-91712
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Marriott, James
Title:
The Rights and Privileges of Both the Universities and of the University of Cambridge in Particular Defended, In a Charge to the Grand Jury [at Cambridge] Also An Argument in the Case of the Colleges of Christ and Emanuel
Publisher:
Printed by J. Archdeacon, Printer to the University [etc.], Cambridge, 1769.
Description:
Condition:
Original stitched self wraps, the title and last leaf quite dusty, disbound, else usable; 36 pages
Book No.:
W-74255
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
poor law, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Ginger, Ann Fagan (ed.)
Title:
Human Rights Casefinder 1953-1969, The Warren Court Era, Citations to Federal, State, and Unreported Opinions on: Civil Liberties, Due Process, Civil Rights, Law of the Poor
Publisher:
Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Library, Berkeley, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original oversized printed wraps, the front wrap marked and dusty, else a good copy; 281 pages
Book No.:
W-74565
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Supreme Court, civil rights, poor law, constitutional law
Author:
Burn, Richard
Title:
The History of the Poor Laws: With Observations
Publisher:
Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan . . . for A. Millar, London, 1764.
Description:
Only edition of the principal early work on the poor laws, valuable for its history, its proposed reforms, and (in Holdsworth's words) its "exceptionally competent" vetting of earlier reform proposals, including those of Hale and Fielding
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, title a bit dusty, some browning and foxing, primarily to the beginning and end of the copy, else quite sound
Book No.:
W-70893
Price:
$ 375.00
Category:
poor law, legal reform
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A Proposal for Making an Effectual Provision for the Poor, for Amending their Morals, and for Rendering them useful Members of the Society. To which is added, A Plan of Buildings proposed with proper Elevations. Drawn by an Eminent Hand
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, London, 1753.
Description:
Fielding's comprehensive proposed reform of the Poor Laws, drawing on his years as a Bow Street magistrate and complementing his 'Enquiry' into the causes of crime, praised by Burn and Eden and presciently anticipating the reforms of the 19th century
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, the spine extra gilt, rubbed, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, with the elaborate plan and its explanation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78811
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
poor law, legal reform, Legal Architecture
Author:
Nelson, William
Title:
The Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace . . . Shewing also the Duty of Constables, Commissioners of Sewers, Coroners, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Church wardens [etc.]. Twelfth Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by H. Lintot . . . for T. Woodward [and ten others], London, 1745.
Description:
The final edition of one of the most successful of the early treatises on justices of the peace, approaching Burn, Dalton and Lambarde in popularity, undertaken by the Middle Temple barrister, William Nelson, also chairman of the Sussex sessions
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco labels gilt, a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-79456
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace, coroners, poor law
Author:
Title:
Orders deuised by the especiall commandement of the Queenes Maiestie, for the reliefe and stay of the present dearth of Graine wihin the Realme; Sent from the Court at Greenewich abroad into the Realme . . . by her Maiesties Priuie Counsell. S.T.C. 9194
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1587.
Description:
The pathbreaking Privy Council orders issued following the 1586 famine seeking to ensure the public food supply, regulating with minute care and prompt reporting quantities permitted each family and prices for the excess to be brought to market
Condition:
Modern calf, elaborately gilt, slightly bowed, front joint just cracking but very firm; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79135
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Herbert, J.B.
Title:
The Labourers' Allotments Act, 1887, Together with the Clauses of The Public Health Act, 1875, and The Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, Incorporated in This Act, the Debates in both Houses of Parliament, upon the Bill [etc.]
Publisher:
Dean & Son 160A, Fleet Street, London, 1887.
Description:
A rare work written by a Middle Temple barrister devoted to the 1887 Act, fundamentally altering previous efforts (which had been charitable only), now mandating "the compulsory acquisition of land for . . . allotment amongst the labouring classes"
Condition:
Original blind embossed russet cloth, the front board lettered, the title lightly browned, else well preserved; two copies in OCLC, both in the UK
Book No.:
W-79306
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
labor law, Health Law, legal reform, poor law
Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men, Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:
Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79085
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Spencer, Thomas
Title:
The Successful Application of the New Poor Law to the Parish of Hinton Charterhouse. Containing: 1. The Aspect of Pauperism Prior to the Passing of the New Poor Law. 2. The Removal of Abuses . . . 3. Some of the Causes of the Outcry Against the New Poor Law
Publisher:
James Ridgway and Son, Piccadilly, London, 1836.
Description:
One of several tracts written by the uncle of Herbert Spencer, singled out by the Webbs as those "which we may mention especially" in support of the New Poor Law, replacing and fundamentally altering the Elizabethan statute enacted in 1601
Condition:
Modern boards, paper label, light foxing and browning, else a good copy; 60 pages
Book No.:
W-76884
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
poor law, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Orders and Directions, Together with a Commission for the Better Administration of Justice . . . How, and by whom the Lawes and Statutes tending to the reliefe of the Poor . . . and the reformation of Disorders . . . are executed [etc.]. S.T.C. 9252.4
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description:
The Book of Orders of Charles I, part of the "exceptionally elaborate" first efforts to establish a highly organized system of local government, this printing the sole (of three) to name the individual privy councillors and their responsibilities
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, gilt, light browning, the top margin cut a bit close, else very fresh, with the first blank "A"; the Taussig copy [as in S.T.C.]
Book No.:
W-78978
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
legal reform, poor law, justices of peace
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished, else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:
W-78040
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Pleas of the Crown: In Two Parts. Or, A Methodical Summary of the Principal Matters relating to that Subject [and] three other Treatises . . . Of Sheriffs Accompts, Trial of Witches, and Provisions for the Poor. Second Part . . . by Giles Jacob
Publisher:
Printed by J[ohn] N[utt] Assignee of Edw. Sayer, Esq. [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
The sole collected edition of all four of these works by Hale, including the witchcraft trial at which he presided and which was to figure importantly in Cotton Mather's account, joined by the continuation of Hale's "Pleas" undertaken by Giles Jacob
Condition:
Modern calf, some browning, mainly lightish, the binding strained and beginning to crack about halfway through, otherwise sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79370
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Sheppard [Shepard], William
Title:
A Sure Guide for His Justices of Peace: Plainly Shewing Their Duty, and the Duties of the several Officers of the Counties . . . Sheriffs, County-Treasurers, Bridewell-Masters, Constables, Overseers of the Poor [etc.]. Wing S3211
Publisher:
Printed for John Streater, for Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's rigorous and much-needed critique of the Restoration settlement re-establishing the Church of England, an "excellent book [and] a forceful denunciation of the political abuses and technical shortcomings of [the] law"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite worn, front joint cracking but sound, spine darkened and frayed, yet clean and usable, with the frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79278
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
justices of peace, sheriffs, poor law
Author:
Ruggles, Thomas
Title:
The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting Them. In a Series of Letters. By Tho. Ruggles, Esq. F.A.S. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Counties of Essex and Suffolk. In Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for J. Deighton, No. 325, Opposite Gray's-Inn [etc.], London, 1793-94.
Description:
First edition of one of the two principal works by the Temple bencher, sheriff and magistrate, "an important contribution to the debate on poverty in late eighteenth-century England", many of his ideas to foreshadow the New Poor Law of 1834
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, sprinkled edges, some foxing in the second volume, else a very good set, with the errata; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78662
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with] The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15171/15157
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1607 & 1606.
Description:
Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers, including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and just cracking but quite firm, spine ends a bit chipped, else fresh and very clean; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79272
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
Author:
Herne, John
Title:
The Law of Charitable Uses. Wherein the Statute of 43. Eliz. Chap. 4 is set forth and Explained; with Directions how to Sue out and prosecute Commissions grounded upon that Statute: Also Presidents, Inquisitions, and Decrees . . . upon the said Statute
Publisher:
Printed by T.R. for Timothy Twyford [etc.], London, 1660.
Description:
First edition of the first treatise on English charitable law, examining the pioneering late Elizabethan statute creating poor law's legal framework for centuries, with its preamble "to have the greatest influence on the English law of charity"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, the top of the spine just chipped, manuscript notes on the first blank, clean and sound, the Taussig copy; Wing H1568
Book No.:
W-79114
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
charities, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno Vicesimo Secvndo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiiii die Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.4 [five copies, one imperfect]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1540?].
Description:
The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:
Modern maroon unlettered cloth, rubbed, else quite a clean copy with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79312
Price:
$ 1650.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae Septimo [through] Anno Regni Gulielmi XII and XIII [etc.] Six Volumes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, London, 1696-1701.
Description:
A substantial collection of the legislation of the parliaments of William III, including significant legislation on the Bank of England, coinage, the Poor Law, and, most importantly, the Act of Settlement, complementing the English Bill of Rights
Condition:
Five of the six volumes in contemporary calf, the sixth in modern 1/4 calf, a few joints just cracking, but sturdy and usable; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78761
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts, banks, poor law, legal reform, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Anno Vicesimo Secundo Henrici Octavi. Statvta Bonvm Pvblicvm Concernentia Edita in perliamento tento apud westm[inster] xvi die Ianuarii . . . et inde vlterius prorogati vsque ad xiii die Octobris [1531]. S.T.C. 9370.6 (including this copy); not in Beale
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1547?].
Description:
The second Reformation Parliament, laying the groundwork for the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, enacting the landmark statute "fac[ing] the necessity of providing for the impotent poor", and challenging the independent jurisdiction of the Church
Condition:
Later 1/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, light pencil notations, generally well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78518
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, Religion, divorce
Author:
Bruce, Isabel Campbell and Edith Eickhoff
Title:
The Michigan Poor Law, Its Development and Administration with Special Reference to State Provision for Medical Care of the Indigent. Edited with an Introductory Note and Selected Court Decisions by Sophonisba P. Breckinridge
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1936.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a very good copy, with the ownership signature of Ruth E. Hyde dated 1936; Social Service Monographs, Number Twenty-three
Book No.:
W-77936
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
poor law, medicine, Michigan
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Several Tracts . . . viz, I. A Discourse of Religion on Three Heads II. A Treatise touching Provision for the Poor III. A Letter to his Children, Advising them how to behave themselves in their Speech IV. A Letter to one of his Sons [etc.]. Wing H259
Publisher:
Printed by J. Playford for W. Shrowsbery [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
Four works reflecting Hale's wide-ranging thinking and humanity, including the "most considered summary of his later religious ideas" and his plan ("well in advance of his times") for a public trading corporation to alleviate unemployment
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, a few markings, else quite sound, with separate title pages for all but the first work; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78111
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
poor law, Religion
Author:
Nolan, Michael
Title:
A Treatise of the Laws for the Relief and Settlement of the Poor. The Second Edition. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1808.
Description:
The first revision of Nolan's highly regarded work, in Holdsworth's words "the most considerable" treatise on the subject; with the extensive appendix setting forth the texts of the 63 poor law statutes dating from early in the reign of Elizabeth I
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, somewhat rubbed, the front joint of volume one just cracking but quite firm, some light foxing; a good set
Book No.:
W-76943
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, rubbed, spines darkined, joints cracking, one front board detaching; a clean working set
Book No.:
W-79004
Price:
$ 200.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
 
Author:
Title:
Hunger U.S.A. Revisited, A Report by the Citizens' Board of Inquiry into Hunger and Malnutrition in the United States. Published in cooperation with the National Council on Hunger and Malnutrition aand the Southern Regional Council
Publisher:
Citizens' Board of Inquiry, Washington, 1972.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed oversized stapled wraps, somewhat worn, underlining and notations in black ink on some pages, a sound copy only; 52 pages
Book No.:
W-91835
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
poor law
Author:
Title:
A Decree of Starre-Chamber: Concerning Inmates, and diuided Tenements, in London or three miles about: Made the fourteenth of February last past. 1636 [1637]. S.T.C. 7756
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1637.
Description:
The decree central to "the most considerable, continuous, and best documented experiment in environmental control in the Common Law tradition", an opportunity lost with the Star Chamber's abolition in 1641, not to be revived until the 19th century
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title just shaved (touching the "A"), light browning, else crisp, with the colophon and initial "A" blank leaves; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79533
Price:
$ 1850.00
Category:
Star Chamber, poor law, environmental law, London
Author:
Title:
Orders Appointed by His Maiestie to be straitly obserued, for the preuenting and remedying of the dearth of Graine and Victuall: With His Maiesties Proclamation, declaring His Royall pleasure and further Commandement therein. S.T.C. 9250.7
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1630.
Description:
The continuation of the effort (based on those begun in the reign of Elizabeth I) to regulate the food supply, requiring, inter alia, that corn be sold only in an open market and that justices be present to ensure fair prices for the poor and others
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, very clean with excellent margins, the first blank "A" and signature of Robert Gordone; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79559
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
poor law, Food
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Eirenarcha, or of the Office of the Iustices of Peace [bound with] The Dvties of Constables, Borsholders, Tythingmen, and such other lowe and Lay Ministers of the Peace. Whereunto be adioyned, the seuerall offices of Church Ministers &c. STC 15172/15158
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1610.
Description:
Early seventeenth century editions of Lambarde's two major works on justices of the peace and their complementary local officers, including surveyors of highways, overseers of the poor and destroyers of "noisome fowle and vermin"
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, the first blanks frayed and the top margin cut a bit close, else quite fresh with the text block sound and tight; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79549
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
justices of peace, Ecclesiastical Law, poor law, law of highways, law of nuisance
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation. George R. To practise the greatest Economy and Frugality in the Use of every Species of Grain . . . to reduce the Consumption of Bread . . . by at least One Third . . . to abstain from the Use of Flour in Pastry [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare proclamation evidencing (and seeking to counter) the vast increase in the price of corn, "produc[ing] hardship and discontent among the labouring poor", with almost all of England's arable land in cultivation; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, the edges a bit chipped and several folds, some darkening on the verso, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79587
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, poor law, Food
Author:
Title:
At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, The 21st Day of November 1831, By the Lords of His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council . . . whereas there hath broken out in the United Kingdom an infectious Disease or Distemper called the Spasmodic Cholera [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode [etc.], London, 1831.
Description:
A rare broadside seeking to cope with the cholera epidemic spreading across Europe, empowering justices of the peace and others (unrealistically) "to abate or remove such nuisance", just as the intravenous saline solution cure was being discovered
Condition:
Broadside measuring about 16x24 inches, two folds, well preserved, one copy (the same, at the British Library) in OCLC and COPAC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Broadside, legal ephemera, medicine, poor law, justices of peace

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