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Author:
Leach, William
Title:
First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description:
A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal system", here focusing on local officials, executors, administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:
Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78708
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime 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:
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:
$ 225.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Dalton, Michael
Title:
The Office and Authorities of Sheriffs: Gathered out of the Statutes, and Books of the Common Laws of this Kingdom. To which is added an Appendix or Supplement, containing a Collection of the Statutes touching Sheriffs [etc.]. Wing D153. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkins [etc.], London, 1682.
Description:
A late 17th century edition (much expanded) of the first work on the sheriff at English law, comprehensively treating writs, returns, executions and other processes, and the sheriff's relation to the jury, his accounts and subordinates, inter alia
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over cloth boards, lightly rubbed and light browning, else well preserved with particularly ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78484
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
sheriffs
Author:
Title:
A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries . . . To which are added, Divers Statutes touching the Office of Sheriffs . . . and also the Law concerning Elections and Returns of Members of Parliament [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1739.
Description:
The second, expanded, and final edition of the first work on the ancient remedies of replevin and distress, the latter of which Holdsworth termed "the oldest form of self help" and which Maitland traced to the Laws of Ine, circa 700 A.D.
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, gilt lettered, some browning, mainly lightish, the front blank a bit chipped, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76899
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, sheriffs, Procedure, pleading, law of elections
 
Author:
Boynton, Sir Griffith
Title:
1771 Sheriff's Accounting
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-14737
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
sheriffs
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:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
In this booke is contained the office of Shiriffes, Bayliffes of liberties, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what euery one of theym maye doe by vertue of theyr offyces, drawen oute of bookes of the common Lawe [etc.]. S.T.C. 10991.5
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in fleetestrete . . . by Thomas Marshe, London, 1570?.
Description:
A rare edition of the first work devoted to the English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials; four copies in ESTC (one imperfect), including this copy, which is the only copy recorded outside the United States
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, gilt lettered, some browning, unrelated manuscript squiggles in the margins, but quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78654
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners
Author:
Wilkinson, John
Title:
A Treatise Collected ovt of the Statvtes of this Kingdom, and . . . the Lawes concerning the Office and Authorities of Coroners and Sherifes: Together With an easie and plain method for the keeping of a Court Leet, Court Baron, and Hundred Court. STC 25648
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1618.
Description:
First edition of the first treatise by a named author on both the coroner and on the sheriff, written by a Barnard's Inn attorney and appearing in several editions throughout the century; with separate sections on each officer and on each local court
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, occasional light staining, else especially crisp with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79129
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
coroners, sheriffs, courts
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
In this booke is contayned the offyces of Shyriffes, Bayliffes of lybertyes, Escheatours, Constables, and Coroners, and sheweth what euery one of them may dooe by vertue of their offices [etc.]. Not in S.T.C., Beale, nor ESTC
Publisher:
Imprynted ay London, by Thomas Marshe, London, No date.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded edition of the first work devoted to the English law of the offices of sheriff, coroner, and other local officials, its title and colophon different from all other copies, and its running heads in black letter, not Roman
Condition:
Later calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped, as are the lower margins of several leaves, two leaves repaired (no text affected), the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79096
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
sheriffs, coroners

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