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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 [bound with] Four Letters on the Subject of Mr. Stockdale's Trial [etc.]
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:
Later 3/4 blue calf, somewhat rubbed, but a good, crisp copy
Book No.:
W-61310
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
criminal law, 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 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:
Decision of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, in a Case Relating to the Sacramental Furniture of a Church in Brookfield; with the Entire Arguments of Hon. Samuel Hoar, Jun. for the Plaintiff, and of Hon. Lewis Strong for the Defendant
Publisher:
Published by Peirce and Parker, No. 9, Cornhill, Boston, 1832.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed stabbed wraps, a very good, untrimmed copy in original state; 48 pages
Book No.:
W-77778
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, Religion
Author:
Title:
The Trials of George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq. . . . and Others; for the Murder of Pat. Ran. M'Donnell, and Charles Hipson . . . Also, The Trial of John Gallagher and Others, for an Assault on Geo. Rob. Fitzgerald [etc.]. Second Edition. O'Higgins 4.147.b&c
Publisher:
Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, Dublin, 1786.
Description:
The final episode in the life of a county Mayo scion "noted for his gallantry, his recklessness, and his duels", who abducted his brother, was betrayed by his father, left for dead in a prison attack, and here tried for murder for which he was hanged
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking and tender but holding, else attractive; with the armorial bookplate of Viscount Bulkeley dated 1785
Book No.:
W-74469
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, IRELAND
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
Author:
Title:
The History Of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and Ireland, in Capital Cases, viz, Heresy . . . Incest, Poisoning, Adultery, Rapes, Sodomy, Witchcraft, Pyracy . . . by the unusual Methods of Ordeal, Combat, and Attainder [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for A. Bell in Cornhill; J. Pemberton [etc.], London, 1715-16.
Description:
First edition of the first English work to collect both important trials of state and sensational criminal cases, with the emphasis upon the mode of proof; some three dozen trials in all, including those of Anne Boleyn, Lord Audley and Captain Kidd
Condition:
Modern cloth, gilt, light browning, else a very good set
Book No.:
W-77027
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Ordinary of Newgate's Account of the Behaviour, Confession, and Dying Words, of the Twelve Malefactors Who were executed at Tyburn . . . Being the Third Execution in the Mayoralty of the Right Honble John Blatchford . . . Number VI. For the said Year
Publisher:
Printed for, and sold by T. Parker [and] C. Corbett [etc.], London, 1750.
Description:
Part of a series which has recently been described as an "inestimable source of knowledge [and] dramatic truth . . . [n]othing like them has been published before or since", rich in biographical and descriptive material of London's criminal classes
Condition:
Original self stabbed wraps, untrimmed, quite worn, the last leaf loose, a fragile but usable survival, title plus pages 83-106; one copy in ESTC
Book No.:
W-77043
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
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:
Title:
The Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke, Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae In the Supreme Court of the United States
Publisher:
N.p., Washington], 1977.
Description:
The amicus brief filed by the Justice Department with the Supreme Court in support of affirmative action, seeking to reverse the judgment of the California Supreme Court to the contrary; with Frank H. Easterbrook on the brief
Condition:
Original oversized stapled wraps, worn but sound; vii+74+16 pages
Book No.:
W-69207
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Discrimination, trials, Supreme Court
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:
Fifth United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders. Report of the Australian Delegation
Publisher:
United Nations, Geneva, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
Wraps, a few leaves loose, but usable; 207 pages
Book No.:
W-90108
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, Advocacy, criminal law, AUSTRALIA
Author:
Title:
Case of Tho. Dangerfield: With Some Remarkable Passages that happened At the Tryals of Elizabeth Cellier the Popish Midwife, and the Earl of Castlemain, At the Kings-Bench-Bar . . . Before Sir Will. Scroggs Kt, Lord Chief Justice [etc]. Wing D184A. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, London, 1680.
Description:
One of several tracts written by Dangerfield, the "matchless rogue" who falsely invented the Meal Tub Plot, was tried for libels against James II, sentenced to be pilloried and whipped, and was accidentally killed as he was being returned to prison
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, light browning, else a good crisp copy; 38 pages
Book No.:
W-77413
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Attempt to Divorce the Princess of Wales Impartially Considered: More Particularly with Reference to the Probability of Its Success. Third Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway and Sons, Piccadilly, London, 1816.
Description:
The rarest of four editions of a rare tract, presciently and perceptively analyzing the unlikely prospect that a divorce from Caroline might be obtained, leading to the 'Milan Commission' and, ultimately, to Caroline's Parliamentary 'trial' in 1820
Condition:
Early green embossed boards, paper label, a very good copy, with the half-title, 25 pages; no copy in OCLC, one in COPAC
Book No.:
W-75818
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials, divorce
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Elizabeth Canning, Spinster, for Wilful and Corrupt Perjury [with] Crisp Gascoyne, An Address . . . Relative to His Conduct in the Cases of Elizabeth Canning and Mary Squires [with] A Refutation of Sir Crisp Gascoyne's Address [and another]
Publisher:
Imprints Vary, London, 1753-54.
Description:
The principal contemporary account of the trial of Elizabeth Canning, "the centre of the most famous English criminal mystery of her century", coupled with the address of Gascoyne, London's Lord Mayor, skeptical of Canning, and a rebuttal to him
Condition:
Contemporary blind decorated, panelled reverse calf, very lightly rubbed, else exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78086
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
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:
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:
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 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:
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:
Title:
State Trials
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Imperfect
Book No.:
W-46727
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Ford Lord Grey of Werk [and others] . . . for Unlawful Tempting and Inticing, the Lady Henrietta Berkeley . . . to Unlawful Love . . . with an intent to cause her to live in a Scandalous manner [etc.] [without the half-title]
Publisher:
Printed, and Sold by J. Morphew near Stationers-Hall, London, 1716.
Description:
A sensational case in which Lord Grey was charged with seducing the under-eighteen sister of his wife, both the prosecution and defense ably handled (the former by George Jeffreys), the verbatim transcript vividly disclosing the case's high emotions
Condition:
?Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, the joints cracked and spine chipped, title and last leaf quite dusty, margins cut close; usable only
Book No.:
W-72533
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
women's law, trials
 
Author:
Barberi, Giovanni
Title:
The Life of Joseph Balsamo, Commonly Called Count [Alessandro di] Cagliostro: Containing the Singular and uncommon Adventures of that extraordinary Personage . . . To Which Are Added, The Particulars of his Trial before the Inquisition [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne [and six others], Dublin, 1792.
Description:
The principal contemporary account (and sole Irish edition) of the Italian adventurer widely featured in literature (Dumas, Goethe, and Tolstoy, among many others), music, film, and television, ultimately tried as a Freemason and sentenced to death
Condition:
Contemporary sprinkled calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, else clean and well preserved; eight copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-79080
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Inquisition
Author:
Buller, Francis
Title:
An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius, Containing Additions to the Present Time. . .Carefully Corrected from the Last London Copy, by a Gentleman of the Bar
Publisher:
Printed for I.Riley and Co. Law-Booksellers [etc.], New York, 1806.
Description:
Condition:
Modern 1/2 morocco, definite embrowning, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-55566
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Euer, Samson and Giles Duncombe]
Title:
Tryals per Pais, Or the Law of England Concerning Juries by Nisi Prius [etc.]. The Fourth Edition [bound with] Tryals per Pais in Capital Matters: Or, Some Brief and Useful Observations Relating to Such Tryals
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Rich. and Edw. Atkins [etc.], London, 1702.
Description:
First 18th century edition of the first substantial treatise on the English jury and the English law of evidence, deservedly popular for over a century, bound with the first edition of one of the earliest works devoted exclusively to capital cases
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-The Hartland Library, definite foxing and browning, yet a usable copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-74157
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, Evidence, juries, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Tryal and Condemnation of George Borosky alias Boratzi, Christopher Vratz and John Stern; for the Barbarous Murder of Thomas Thynn, Esq; Together with the Tryal of Charles John Count Conningsmark as Accessory before the Fact to the same Murder
Publisher:
Printed for Thomas Basset, London, 1682.
Description:
Condition:
Modern cloth backed decorated boards, some embrowning yet sound
Book No.:
W-52238
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
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:
Title:
Remarks of Richard H. Dana, Jr. Esq before the Committee on Federal Relations, on the Proposed Removal of Edward G. Loring, Esq. from the Office of Judge of Probate
Publisher:
Printed by Alfred Mudge & Sons, No. 21 School Street, Boston, 1855.
Description:
Condition:
Original stabbed self-wraps, ?ex-library, sunned; 28 pages
Book No.:
W-66307
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
impeachment, trials, Probating, Massachusetts
 
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:
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:
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 Tryal of Thomas Colley . . . For the cruel and inhuman Murder of Ruth Osborne . . . by ducking her in Marlston-Mere . . . under Supposition of her being a Witch [together with the accounts of several other trials]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Brown in the Little Old Bailey [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of a rare trial account arising from the last instance of the death in England of an accused witch, drowned by a lynch mob led by Thomas Colley, himself then convicted of the murder and executed; three copies in ESTC, none in England
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, the imprint and lower margin shaved, one line sometimes lost (supplied in manuscript); a delicate but usable survival
Book No.:
W-76100
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
trials, witchcraft, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Basilika. The Works of King Charles the Martyr: With a Collection of Declarations, Treaties, and other Papers concerning the Differences Betwixt His said Majesty and His Two Houses of Parliament . . . as also of His Tryal [etc.]. 2d Edition. Wing C2076
Publisher:
Printed for Ric. Chiswell . . . in St Paul's Church-Yard, London, 1687.
Description:
The vast work begun by the well-regarded antiquary, William Fulman, and then completed by Richard Perrinchief, with the aid of materials supplied by Silus Titus; with the Eikon Basilica and its additional title page and two-page plate ending the work
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, gilt, the joints cracked and repaired and the spine varnished, else a good clean copy with the four plates, two folding
Book No.:
W-77851
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
ENGLAND, 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 [etc.]. Wing S3565
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 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:
Greene, Felix
Title:
A Divorce Trial in China
Publisher:
Radical Education Project, Ann Arbor, 1961.
Description:
A chapter taken from (possibly copied from?) Greene's book "China", with the transcript reproduced
Condition:
Stapled wraps, crudely produced; 13 pages
Book No.:
W-55931
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
trials, divorce, CHINA
Author:
Title:
A Narrative of Procedure Before The Court of Session, and Circumstances Connected Therewith, in the Trial of John Hay, Who Was Prosecuted. . .and Without the Verdict of a Jury, Sentenced to Four Months Imprisonment [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by D. Webster and Son, No. 6, Horse Wynd, for John Hay, Edinburgh, 1822.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, quite worn, but usable
Book No.:
W-57536
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
trials, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Proceedings at Large on the Trial of John Donellan, Esq. for the Wilful Murder (By Poison) of Sir The[odosius] Edward Allesley Boughton [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Almon and J. Debrett [etc.], London, 1781.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary? marbled boards, rebacked, quite worn, serviceable
Book No.:
W-57538
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials
Author:
Title:
A Full and Genuine History of the Inhuman and Unparalleled Murders of Mr. William Galley, a Custom-House Officer, and Mr. Daniel Chater, a Shoemaker, by Fourteen Notorious Smugglers [with accounts of the trials of other smugglers] [etc.]. The Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by William Mason, Chichester, 1822?.
Description:
A rare later account of two murders involving seemingly unmatched drunken cruelty, torture, and even sadistic sexual torment, resulting in a trial "of crucial importance in the history of smuggling"; two copies in COPAC, three in OCLC
Condition:
1/4 morocco, rubbed, a bit of foxing, with the seven plates (some margins trimmed, images unaffected); with a dated ownership signature of Dec 23 1822
Book No.:
W-63020
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, 18TH CENTURY
Author:
Title:
The Trial of Jane Butterfield for the Wilful Murder of William Scawen, Esq; At the Assizes held at Croydon . . . Before the Right Honourable Sir Sidney Stafford Smythe . . . Taken in Short-Hand, By Joseph Gurney and William Blanchard. A New Edition. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for W. Owen . . . and G. Kearsly . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1775.
Description:
A case of many twists in which the victim had sought to seduce and then raped the defendant, then "made amends" by providing for her education, fell into ill-health and was nursed and then allegedly poisoned by her, the jury quickly acquitting
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite browning, else a good wide-margined copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-73593
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
California Judges Benchbook: Civil Proceedings--After Trial [together with] After Trial Update 1999 [together with] After Trial Update 2004. Three Volumes
Publisher:
Thomson West [for the Judicial Council of California], n.p., 1998-2004.
Description:
The original 1998 edition and the 1999 and 2004 after trial 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-91567
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
trials
 
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:
Parker, Thomas
Title:
The Laws of Shipping and Insurance . . . An Account of the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Courts. With The Determinations of the Courts of Justice on Trials concerning Shipping, Insurance, Losses, Averages, Bottomry, Barratry [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
Only edition of the principal legal work of Parker, a Lincoln's Inn barrister, setting forth Parliamentary legislation from the mid 14th century, briefly analysing maritime and admiralty law, and digesting the leading cases of the preceding 80 years
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, some browning and staining, else quite sound and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78874
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
maritime law, admiralty, 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:
Title:
Some Observations Upon the Late Tryals of Sir George Wakeman, Corker and Marshal . . . By Tom Tickle-foot the Taborer, late Clerk to Justice Clodpate [etc.]. Wing S4540
Publisher:
Printed for A. Brewster [F. Smith], London, 1679.
Description:
A sensationally-phrased but amazingly perceptive contemporary analysis of the Popish Plot, written just after the acquittal of George Wakeman and others had swung the balance against Oates, supposedly written by a former clerk to an imaginary judge
Condition:
Modern calf, some light browning, else quite a good copy
Book No.:
W-66724
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, trials
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Mary Blandy, Spinster; For the Murder of her Father, Francis Blandy, Gent. at the Assizes held at Oxford For the County of Oxford, On Saturday the 29th of February, 1752 . . . Published by Permission of the Judges. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for John and James Rivington [etc.], London, 1752.
Description:
Condition:
Disbound, title and last leaf backed, definite browning, margins cut close, not affecting text; a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-70613
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Title:
Defence of the Rev. Charles Voysey, B.A., Vicar of Healaugh, on the Hearing of the Charges of Heresy Preferred against Him in the Chancery Court of York, on the 1st December, 1869. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Trubner & Co., 60, Paternoster Row, London, 1869.
Description:
The uncommon argument made in his own defense by Voysey, the religious reformer who, deprived of his living by the Privy Council, established the Theistic church, rejecting all "creeds, biblical inspiration . . . and the divinity of Christ"
Condition:
Original wraps, disbound, the rear wrap lacking, ex-library, else a crisp copy, 48 pages; two copies in OCLC in this country, neither in a law library
Book No.:
W-73958
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Heresy, Religion, 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:
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:
A Collection of Letters and Other Writings, Relating to The Horrid Popish Plott: Printed from the Originals in the Hands of George Treby Esq; Chairman of the Committee of Secrecy Of the Honourable House of Commons [and eighteen other works]. Folio
Publisher:
Various Printers, London, 1679-81.
Description:
An extensive collection of works on the infamous Popish Plot, begun by Titus Oates and leading to the executions of dozens of innocent accused as a frenzied anti-Catholic hysteria, particularly directed at the Jesuits, gripped England
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, showing some wear and occasional browning, but usable, the Taussig copies; a detailed listing gladly provided
Book No.:
W-78127
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Popish Plot, trials, Religion

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