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Title:
The Whole Proceeding upon the Arraignment, Tryal, Conviction and Attainder of Christopher Layer, Esq; for High Treason, in Compassing and Imagining the Death of the King, In the Court of King's Bench [together with seventeen related works]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner [imprints vary], London, 1722-23.
Description:
An extensive sammelband collecting the essential contemporary works documenting the failed Jacobite uprising of 1722, leading to the trial and execution of Layer (and others) and the banishment of Francis Atterbury, the Bishop of Rochester
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, staining to some works and some browning, yet altogether easily usable; further details gladly provided
Book No.:
W-76239
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Title:
A Short, but Just Account of the Tryal of Benjamin Harris, upon an Information Brought against him For Printing and Vending a late Seditious Book called An Appeal from the Country To the City, For the Preservation of His Majesties Person [&c]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
Printed in the Year 1679 [i.e. 1680], London, 1679.
Description:
The sole account of Harris' trial, "a strange combination of seditious libel and scandalum magnatum", influential upon the writings of Henry Care and John Hawles and on emerging libel doctrine, "reviv[ing] the claim to the jury's right to decide law"
Condition:
Modern buckram over boards, ex-library, some foxing and browning, but a usable copy; folio, eight pages
Book No.:
W-76119
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, libel and slander, juries
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Delegate from London, to the British Convention. Before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th of January, 1794, for Sedition [Robertson's Edition]
Publisher:
Printed for James Robertson, No. 4, Horse Wynd [etc.], Edinburgh, 1794.
Description:
The trial marking the nadir of British reaction to the French Revolution, bridging the trials of Thomas Paine, John Horne Tooke, and Thomas Hardy, in which Margarot was convicted of sedition and sentenced to fourteen years transportation to Australia
Condition:
Definite embrowning and staining, in an attractive modern 1/4 calf somewhat unevenly faded
Book No.:
W-51742
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, trials, 18TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Maurice Margarot, Delegate from London, to the British Convention. Before the High Court of Justiciary, at Edinburgh, On the 13th and 14th of January, 1794, for Sedition [Robertson's Edition]
Publisher:
Printed for James Robertson, No. 4, Horse Wynd [etc.], Edinburgh, 1794.
Description:
The trial marking the nadir of British reaction to the French Revolution, bridging the trials of Thomas Paine, John Horne Tooke, and Thomas Hardy, in which Margarot was convicted of sedition and sentenced to fourteen years transportation to Australia
Condition:
Definite embrowning and staining, in an attractive modern 1/4 calf somewhat unevenly faded
Book No.:
W-51742
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, trials, 18TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal in the Case of . . . William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [and the six other bishops] [with] The Tryals of Henry Cornish, Esq; for Conspiring the Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion [etc.]. Wing P3555A and T2250. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed for Thomas Basset [2] Printed . . . by George Croom, London, 1689 & 1685.
Description:
First edition of one of the great cases of English law, confirming Parliament's right to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation, coupled with the trial of the London sheriff whose execution "secured his place in the pantheon of whig martyrs"
Condition:
Modern vellum slightly bowed, the title pages quite darkened, the portrait of the bishops trimmed and repaired, a working copy; with the errata slip
Book No.:
W-78150
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
 
Author:
Title:
California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings--Discovery [together with] Discovery Update 2000 [together with] Discovery Update 2004. Three Volumes
Publisher:
Thomson West [for the Judicial Council of California], n.p., 1994-2004.
Description:
The original edition and the 2000 and 2004 updates of this portion of the first benchbook of its kind in the United States, designed as a comprehensive, eminently practical guide for California judges presiding over civil trials
Condition:
Original green buckram and green wraps, very good copies
Book No.:
W-91568
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings and Tryal [of the Seven Bishops] [with] Atkyns, An Inquiry into the Power of Dispensing with Penal Statutes [with] Atkyns, The Power, Jurisdiction and Priviledge of Parliament [with] Langhorne, King's Right in Dispensing with The Penal Laws
Publisher:
Imprints vary; Wing S564, A4138, A4141, and L396, all folios, London, 1687-89.
Description:
Four works central to English constitutional law and the Glorius Revolution, establishing the right of Parliament to legislate without subsequent Royal derogation and strengthening the power of the jury as the ultimate constitutional arbiter
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the portrait and two advertising leaves (one repaired), generally clean and well preserved; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-79360
Price:
$ 1000.00
Category:
trials, English constitutional law, Religion
 
Author:
Title:
Philip N. Jones, et al v. Gillette Safety Razor Company, et al. Requests of the Defendants Aldred and Fuller for Findings of Fact. Commonwealth of Massachuetts, Supreme Judicial Court, In Equity
Publisher:
The Oxford Press, Providence, 1954.
Description:
Part of the litigation arising out of the merger between Gillette and AutoStrop, bringing into Gillette's fold the patent rights to AutoStrop's Probak blade, complicated by the Depression and by mis-stated earnings of Gillette's operating head
Condition:
Original printed sewn oversized wraps, a bit worn, but a good copy; 141 pages
Book No.:
W-91251
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Commercial Law, trials
Author:
Salmon, Thomas
Title:
A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London, 1738.
Description:
A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over boards, unevenly faded, some browning and occasional foxing, yet a good copy
Book No.:
W-72149
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Thomas Hardy for High Treason, at the Sessions House in the Old Bailey [etc.]. Taken in Short-hand By Joseph Gurney. Four Volumes in Two
Publisher:
Sold by Martha Gurney, Bookseller, Holborn Hill, London, 1794-95.
Description:
The most extensive of all the reports of the trial including "one of the great speeches of [Erskine's] career", securing Hardy's acquittal in the first major treason trial of 1794, as the French Revolution's effects swirled throughout England
Condition:
Modern brown cloth, gilt, some foxing and staining, a few tears, the binding a bit strained, yet a good usable set
Book No.:
W-70759
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
Complex Litigation Project, Council Draft No. 1 (November 23, 1988)
Publisher:
American Law Institute, Philadelphia, 1988.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, rather soiled and worn, but sound; 268 pages
Book No.:
W-30172
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
trials, Procedure
 
Author:
Tullock, Gordon
Title:
Trials on Trial, The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47353
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law, trials, economics
 
Author:
Title:
Repertoire General des Causes Celebres Anciennes et Modernes, Redige par une Societe d'Hommes de Lettres, sous la Direction de B. Saint-Edme [etc.]. Deuxieme Serie--Tome III [and IV] [only]
Publisher:
Louis Rosier, Editeur, Paris, 1854.
Description:
The first volume devoted to the Girondins and Philippe Egalite, with the second to eight matters, including several women, among them Madame Bolard and the Comtesse du Barri
Condition:
Marbled boards, rebacked in cloth, the front board detached; a working copy
Book No.:
W-91737
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, FRANCE
Author:
Title:
A Compleat Collection of State-Tryals, and Proceedings upon Impeachments for High Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours [with] A Supplement [in two volumes] to the Four Volumes of the First Edition. Six Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for Timothy Goodwin [and five others] [imprints vary], London, 1719-30.
Description:
First edition of the state trials, the massive effort continued and expanded upon for over a century and offering (in Holdsworth's words) "a unique value for constitutional and legal historians, and a very considerable value [for many others]"
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, joints cracked, one board loose, spines varnished, the bindings not uniform, minor staining; a clean working set
Book No.:
W-78098
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Tryal and Condemnation of Sir John Friend . . . For Conspiring to Raise Rebellion in These Kingdoms . . . Who upon full Evidence was found Guilty of High-Treason, at the Sessions-House in the Old Bayly [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, at the Three Pigeons [etc.], London, 1696.
Description:
The penultimate instance under English law (the last the next day) in which a defendant was charged with treason and hanged without benefit of counsel, Friend arraigned just two days before Parliament enacted enabling legislation
Condition:
A good copy, in a modern 1/4 calf gilt over marbled boards
Book No.:
W-59212
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal 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:
Title:
Report of the Proceedings Before the Court of Session, in the Case of M'Iver v. M'Iver
Publisher:
William P. Nimmo, 2 St. David Street, Edinburgh, 1859.
Description:
The husband's divorce action which, though unsuccessful, discloses the risks to a wife of the slightest suspicious action, a split court finding that Mrs. M'Iver's meeting with a youthful love fatally ill with consumption just barely not adultery
Condition:
Brown cloth, faded, but sound
Book No.:
W-52693
Price:
$ 175.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, divorce, trials
 
Author:
Title:
Liability Seminar, California Trial Lawyers Association
Publisher:
Trial Lawyers Service Co., Belleville, 1966.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55247
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
trials
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:
Title:
The Trials Of all the Prisoners Who Were Try'd at the Assizes held at Maidstone, for the County of Kent . . . before the Hon. Sir Thomas Denison, Knt. one of the Judges of the Court of King's Bench [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for G. Griffith . . . in the Little Old Bailey, London, 1750.
Description:
A rare example of criminal trials at assizes "in the country", twenty-five in total, for, among other crimes, robbery, arson, rape (two; one of a ten-year old), and stealing a mare, with jury verdicts from acquittal to death; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Later plain wraps, printed decorated paper label, hand-lettered, showing wear and a very little worming, else a good wide-margined copy; 12 pages
Book No.:
W-76399
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
criminal law, Rape, trials
 
Author:
Title:
An Impartial Account of the Trial of the Lord Co[r]nwallis. Wing I78
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1679.
Description:
One of the last trials in the Court of the Lord High Steward, its procedure to be distinguished from trials of peers in the House of Lords; presided over by Heneage Finch, with Serjeant Maynard and Sir William Jones, among others, for the prosecution
Condition:
Modern wraps, a very little embrowned, but sound; 12 pages
Book No.:
W-43471
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian, with the History of the State . . . Illustrated with Many Curious and Interesting Anecdotes of Several Persons of Distinction, Literature, and Gallantry . . . Together with His Trial for the Murder of Mr. Bowen
Publisher:
No Publisher, London, 1887.
Description:
An elaborately Grangerized copy, with over fifty illustrations inserted, including four of David Garrick, one each of Colley Cibber and Theophilus Cibber (and two of Susannah Cibber), one of Milton, one of Shakespeare, and seven of Quin himself
Condition:
Modern crushed brown morocco, top edge gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, without the index at pages 102-07
Book No.:
W-79215
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Theatre, biography, criminal law, trials, Grangerized
 
Author:
Hayward, Max (ed.)
Title:
On Trial, The Soviet State Versus "Abram Tertz" and "Nikolai Arzhak". Revised and Enlarged Edition
Publisher:
Harper & Row, New York, 1967.
Description:
The edited trial transcript, undertaken by Hayward, fellow of St. Anthony's College, Oxford, and co-translator of Dr. Zhivago
Condition:
A very good copy, in a somewhat worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-45061
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
SOVIET UNION, trials
Author:
Title:
Trial of the Information ex Officio, The King versus John Lambert and Another [James Perry], On a Charge of Libel on His Majesty's Person Inserted in The Morning Chronicle. Edited by James Perry. Not in McCoy [compare McCoy 1C380]
Publisher:
Printed by John Lambert, Strand for James Ridgway [etc.], London, 1810.
Description:
The trial account contributing to expanding freedom of the press in early 19th century England, in part due to Lord Ellenborough's evenhanded charge to the jury (which acquitted), and despite William Garrow's efforts prosecuting as attorney general
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, printed paper label, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-77923
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
libel and slander, trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
Lives, Trials, Behaviour, Execution and Last Dying Words of Arthur Thistlewood, William Davidson, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, and Richard Tidd, For High Treason
Publisher:
Printed by J. & T Sweet, Strood, London.
Description:
Condition:
Modern card protective covers, original self sewn illustrated wraps, quite worn and fragile, yet usable; 8 pages
Book No.:
W-19881
Price:
$ 437.50
Category:
criminal law, trials
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:
Title:
The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg. For High-Treason, For Conspiring The Death of the King, And raising a Rebellion in This Kingdom. At the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily [etc.]. Wing T2265
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn, London, 1683.
Description:
The principal contemporary account of the trial of the plot's conspirators, leading to the execution of Lord Russell (and Algernon Sydney) and contributing mightily if indirectly to the Glorious Revolution and the reform of the English law of treason
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, somewhat dusty, edges cut close; quite sound
Book No.:
W-66563
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:
Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description:
Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:
W-16019
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
 
Author:
Title:
Cases of Divorce for Several Causes; Viz. I. Memoirs of the Life of Robert Feilding II. The Case of Barbara late Dutchess of Cleaveland III. The Case of Sir George Downing IV. The Case of John Dormer V. The Case of the Lord Roos [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1723.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-77314
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of James Wilson, for High Treason, With an Account of His Execution at Glasgow, September 1820 . . . Now Respectfully Submitted to the Consideration of the Reformers of Glasgow, By . . . The Exposer of the Spy System [Peter Mackenzie]
Publisher:
Printed and Published by Muir, Gowans, & Co. [etc.], Glasgow, 1832.
Description:
Three accounts of Wilson's trial, one of three individuals executed for participating in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820, later discovered by Mackenzie to have been instigated by government agents, leading to the pardon of all the other insurgents
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 48 pages; five copies in OCLC, one in Scotland
Book No.:
W-77513
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, trials, criminal law, Radicals
Author:
Buller, Francis
Title:
An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for C. Bathurst [&c.], London, 1772.
Description:
First London edition of the work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the joints cracked but holding and the spine somewhat darkened, else very clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79509
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
The Whole Proceedings on the Trial of . . . John Stockdale; for a Libel on the House of Commons . . . To Which is Subjoined, An Argument in Support of the Rights of Juries
Publisher:
Printed for John Stockdale, Opposste [sic] Burlington-House [etc], London, 1790.
Description:
Conceivably Erskine's most important argument in defense of freedom of the press, leading up to the enactment of Fox's Libel Act; with Erskine's equally famed argument in the Dean of St. Asaph case, arguing for jury determination of libel, appended
Condition:
Contemporary calf backed boards, joints splitting; sound
Book No.:
W-16938
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Title:
History of Eugene Aram, Who Was Convicted at York Assizes, of the Murder of Dan'l Clark of Knaresborough, Fourteen Years after the Crime was committed [and the] Singular and Talented Defence he made on his trial [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by W.&T. Fordyce, 15, Grey Street, Newcastle, 1840.
Description:
A rare account of the crime immortalized in Bulwer Lytton's novel 'Eugene Aram', "the first English novel in which sympathy is solicited for a real-life murderer", with parallels drawn to Stendhal; no print copy in OCLC, one copy in COPAC
Condition:
Modern gray sewn wraps, light browning, a small hole at the bottom of the last leave affecting a few words, else a very good untrimmed copy; 24 pages
Book No.:
W-77833
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of the Bishop of Bangor and Others, Before Mr. Justice Heath, at the Assises at Shrewsbury . . . For an Assault, Rout, and Riot: With the Pleadings at Large Of Counsellors Adam and Erskine; Also the Charge to the Jury By Mr. Justice Heath
Publisher:
Sold by T. Hepinstall, Fleet Street [and two others], London, 1796.
Description:
Erskine's "masterly acquittal" of John Warren who, as Bishop of Bangor and with several confederates, was tried for rioting, achieved despite Justice's Heath's summing up for conviction, forcefully disclosing Erskine's strategic and courtroom talents
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over boards, somewhat marked and faded, very occasional staining, a few modern pencil marks, yet a good copy; with the half title
Book No.:
W-79219
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Religion
 
Author:
Lane, Jane
Title:
Titus Oates
Publisher:
Andrew Dakers Limited, London, 1949.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, a bit worn and foxed, but sound
Book No.:
W-63512
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
biography, trials, criminal law, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Salmon, Thomas
Title:
A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials, and Impeachments for High-Treason . . . The Whole containing, I. The Substance of the Indictment or Charge. II. The Evidence. III. The Prisoner's Defence. IV. The several Points of Law [etc.] Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. and J. Hazard [and six others] [etc.], London, 1738.
Description:
A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, and itself a substantial folio of over 900 pages reporting trials spanning more than three centuries and adding a critical apparatus
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, rubbed, definite browning and foxing, but a sound usable copy
Book No.:
W-76691
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Before the Peers in Westminster-Hall, on Thursday the 4th of April 1678. Wing T2209. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1679.
Description:
A fine example of the peculiarities of English law, the Earl, indicted for murder, claiming his right to be tried by his peers in the House of Lords, is there convicted of manslaughter only, and so invokes his privilege of peerage and is discharged
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, re-sewn and repaired, ink squiggles, notations and markings on the title, else a good clean copy; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76192
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, House of Lords, criminal law
Author:
Buller, Francis
Title:
An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius. The Second Edition, with Large Additions
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
The work which won renown for Buller, protege of Mansfield and appointed a King's Bench judge at a very youthful 32, designed for 'nisi prius' trials, that is, those in the country and not at Westminster; with a closing part on trial issues
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, crimson morocco label, gilt, very lightly rubbed, else especially fresh and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79391
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
An Account of the Tryal of Richard Lyddel, Esq; At His Majesty's Court of Common-Pleas, Before the Right Honourable Lord Chief Justice Eyre, For Carrying on a Criminal Conversation With the Late Lady Abergavenny. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for A. Moore, near St. Paul's [etc.] [a false imprint?], London, 1730.
Description:
A rare contemporary printing of a famous adultery case reprinted later in the century, "a gripping moral epic of sin, guilt, repentance, and punishment", the award of 10,000 pounds damages effectively and designedly putting Lyddell in prison for life
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps folded in half horizontally, front and back dusty but otherwise a very good copy in original state; five copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-18121
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, adultery
Author:
Title:
The Triumphs of Justice over Unjust Judges: Exhibiting . . . III. The Crimes of Empson and Dudley . . . IV. The Proceedings of the Ship money Judges . . . To which is added VI. The Judges Oath, and some Observations thereupon [etc.]. Wing T2297. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for Benjamin Harris, at the Stationers Arms [etc.], London, 1681.
Description:
First edition of a populist tract of the first rank, recounting with approval the executions of oppressive judges and praising upright judges and juries (including Sir Matthew Hale and the jury acquitting Penn and Mead) and habeas corpus
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, quite browned, 36 pages, now preserved in a modern buckram folding case, its label gilt lettered; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79631
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, legal reform, juries, habeas corpus
Author:
Salmon, Thomas (ed.)
Title:
A New Abridgement and Critical Review of the State Trials. Wherein are inserted, Several Trials not in any other Collection . . . Likewise, Remarks are made on each Trial, shewing what the Law in Criminal Cases anciently was [etc.]. 2d Edition. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for J. Leathley, G. Ewing, W. Smith, and P. Crampton etc., Dublin, 1741.
Description:
A major abridgement of the first edition of the state trials, undertaken by the latter's editor, Thomas Salmon, reporting trials spanning more than three centuries; possibly a unique set, the first volume extending to p.482, the second to p.918
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn and somewhat stained, one gathering loose and the last index leaf frayed, else a good set, the volumes' division not as in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77689
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Abridgements, trials
Author:
Title:
A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief . . . With all the other Documents produced in the Course of the Investigation [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for James Cundee, Ivy-Lane, Paternoster-Row, London, 1809.
Description:
The transcript of the proceedings in the House of Commons forcing the resignation of George III's second son, Frederick Augustus, as Commander in Chief, unwittingly caught in the web of his mistress's successful influencing-peddling efforts
Condition:
Later 3/4 morocco, rubbed, some embrowning; quite a good copy
Book No.:
W-59041
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl, pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883
Publisher:
Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.
Description:
Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean, untrimmed copy; 16 pages
Book No.:
W-76227
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, habeas corpus
 
Author:
Cox, Archibald, Mark DeWolfe Howe, et al
Title:
Civil Rights, the Constitution, and the Courts
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967.
Description:
Three essays delivered before the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1965 and 1966
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17299
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
civil rights, constitutional law, criminal law, reports of cases, trials
 
Author:
Tullock, Gordon
Title:
Trials on Trial, The Pure Theory of Legal Procedure
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1980.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48940
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Supreme Court, constitutional law, trials, economics
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:
Amos, Andrew
Title:
The Great Oyer of Poisoning: the Trial of the Earl of Somerset for the Poisoning of Sir Thomas Overbury, in the Tower of London, and Various Matters Connected therewith, from Contemporary Mss.
Publisher:
Richard Bentley, London, 1846.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, front board detached, rear board lacking, definite staining and embrowning; a working copy only
Book No.:
W-51385
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, Law & Hist of Printg, trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of James Watson, the Elder, Before the Court of King's Bench, in Westminster Hall . . . for High Treason
Publisher:
Printed by William Aitchison, for Alex. Jameson [etc.], Edinburgh, 1817.
Description:
Condition:
Modern russet cloth, original dusty wraps bound in; a good copy
Book No.:
W-63804
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Major Campbell, for the Murder of Captain Boyd, in a Duel, on the 23d of June, 1807; With the Evidence in Full, the Charge of the Judge, and Details of Major Campbell's Last Moments, Execution &c. &c
Publisher:
Printed by B. McMillan, Bow Street, Covent Garden [etc.], London, 1808.
Description:
Sole London edition of one of Great Britain's "most notorious duelling cases", bracketed with those of Lord Byron and Hamilton-Mohun, and a rare instance in which a verdict of guilty, death sentence and execution (a pardon not obtained) was to follow
Condition:
Modern 1/4 cloth over marbled boards, paper label, new endpapers, a trifle worn, else a very good, clean copy; 62 pages
Book No.:
W-79069
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, military law, Law of Duels, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Charles Lord Mohun, Before The House of Peers in Parliament, For the Murder of William Mountford . . . Together with The Questions in Points of Law, Put by Their Lordships to the Judges; with The Arguments of my Lord Mohun's Council [etc.]
Publisher:
Published by Command of the House of Peers [etc.], London, 1693.
Description:
The sole contemporary account of "the most outrageous of all Mohun's affrays", as he and a companion sought to "trepan" or carry off the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, leading to her defender's murder, Mohun's trial and, to much alarm, his acquittal
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, definite browning and a bit of minor marginal staining, else a good copy, with a portrait of Mohun tipped in
Book No.:
W-78763
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, House of Lords

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