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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:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Title:
Ano Reg. Iacobi . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster . . . in the first yeere of the Raigne [with] the third yeere [with] the fourth yeere [with] the seventh year [with] the 21st yeere. S.T.C. 9500; 9502.5; 9505; 9506.5; 9507. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Barker [imprints vary], London, 1604-24.
Description:
A rare collection of the statutory compilations containing all the legislation enacted by Parliament during the reign of James I (save three subsidies), including the foundational acts concerning witchcraft (in 1604) and monopolies (in 1624)
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite bright, with the Earl de Grey Wrest Park bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78907
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Intellectual Property, patents, witchcraft
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Edwardi Sexti. Statutes made in the Parlament begon at westminstr the fowerthe daye of Nouember [1547] . . . and from thence continued to the xxiiii daye of Decembre then next ensuyng [etc.]. S.T.C. 9421.6; Beale S220a
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Richardi Graftoni [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1548 [1570?].
Description:
The acts of Edward VI's first Parliament, including "[t]he act . . . worthy of a special place in the history of treason", ameliorating Henry VIII's harsh legislation, enacting the two witnesses rule, and abolishing witchcraft as a capital felony
Condition:
Modern 1/4 morocco over marbled boards, minor (pinhole) worming, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79208
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Statutes made in the Parliamente . . . in the first yere of . . . Edward VI [with the statutes of 2 and 3 Edw VI, 3 and 4 Edw VI, 5 and 6 Edw VI, and 7 Edw VI]. Five Volumes. S.T.C. 9421, 9423, 9429.7, 9437.5, and 9440.2. Folio
Publisher:
[1, 2, and 3] Richard Grafton; [4 and 5] Richard Tottel, London, 1547-70.
Description:
A collection of all the legislation of Edward VI's five parliaments, spanning his entire reign from 1547 to 1553, including that abolishing witchcraft, producing the Anglican Church's first prayer book, and increasing protection to accused traitors
Condition:
Modern 1/4 and 3/4 differently colored calf and morocco, occasional staining and repairs, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78702
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, witchcraft, criminal law, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXII. Henrici Octavi [1540] . . . the actes folowing by his highnesse, with thassent of the lordes spiritual and temporal, and the comons assembled in the sayd parliament, haue bene established, ordeyned and enacted. STC 9402 [including this copy]
Publisher:
T. Powell?, London.
Description:
The legislation of the Parliament which included the Statute of Wills, "one of the most significant pieces of all English law", comprehensively restoring the power to devise real property and mitigating the effects of the Statute of Uses of 1536
Condition:
19th century cloth, light browning, else quite well preserved, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79317
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, witchcraft, Wills
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:
Hickes, George
Title:
The Spirit of Fanaticism: Exemplify'd in the Tryals of Mr. James Mitchel . . . and Major Thomas Weir . . . who was Burnt between Edinburgh and Leith April the 11th, 1670 . . . Written by an Advocate of the Civil Law of Scotland. Straus p.212
Publisher:
Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible [etc.], London, 1710.
Description:
First Curll edition of the account of the trial of Thomas Weir, "one of Scotland's most famous wizards", strangled and burned for witchcraft, incest with his sister (who was hanged) and stepdaughter, bestiality with mares and cows and adultery
Condition:
Early 1/4 black morocco over decorated boards, a portion of the spine lacking, some browning and foxing, a somewhat fragile but usable copy
Book No.:
W-76221
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, adultery, witchcraft, Gay and Lesbians, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
The Case of Insufficiency Discuss'd; Being the Proceedings at Large, Touching the Divorce between the Lady Frances Howard, and Robert Earl of Essex, upon a Bill of Complaint exhibited by the Countess against the Earl . . . for Impotency [etc.]. Straus p.217
Publisher:
Printed for E. Curll, at the Dial and Bible . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1711.
Description:
A sensational trial in English history, borrowing from Thomas Aquinas's doctrine that witchcraft could make a man selectively impotent and nullify a marriage, this early Curll printing of it part of his revolutionizing of English obscenity law
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered, a good tall copy, with the half-title
Book No.:
W-77782
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, obscenity, witchcraft
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sfxti [sic] [Sexti]. Actes made in the Session of this present Parlament . . . the iiii daye of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our moste dread Soueraigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9431; Beale S229a
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richard Grafton [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The second Tottel printing of the statutes of 3-4 Edward VI, a tumultuous year, with the passage of the first Riot Act [c.5], the inception of a public militia [c.5], and the outlawing of "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light staining, mainly marginal, lacking leaf C2, not affecting the acts mentioned below; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79218
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
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:
Dolan, Frances E.
Title:
Dangerous Familiars, Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550-1700
Publisher:
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1994.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a bit scratched, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-66532
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
women's law, 17TH CENTURY, witchcraft, criminal law
 
Author:
Fissell, Mary E.
Title:
Vernacular Bodies, The Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern England
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-74886
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, women's law, witchcraft
 
Author:
Boguet, Henry
Title:
An Examen of Witches Drawn from various trials of many of this sect in the district of Saint Oyan de Joux commonly known as Saint Claude in the county of Burgundy including the procedure necessary to a judge in trials for witchcraft
Publisher:
Frederick Muller, London, 1971.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-48126
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
witchcraft, 17TH CENTURY, FRANCE, trials
 
Author:
Kieckhefer, Richard
Title:
Repression of Heresy in Medieval Germany
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-13064
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
witchcraft, GERMANY, MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Title:
The Enduring Fascination with Salem Witchcraft
Publisher:
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, 2003.
Description:
Condition:
Volume 110, Part 2 of the Society's Proceedings
Book No.:
W-71050
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
witchcraft, 17TH CENTURY, colonies
 
Author:
Geis, Gilbert and Ivan Bunn
Title:
A Trial of Witches, A Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft Prosecution
Publisher:
Routledge, London, 1997.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-64306
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
witchcraft, trials, criminal law, 17TH CENTURY
 
Author:
Rapley, Robert
Title:
A Case of Witchcraft, The Trial of Urbain Grandier
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press, Kingston, 1998.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-66657
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, FRANCE, witchcraft
 
Author:
Hoffer, Peter Charles
Title:
The Devil's Disciples, Makers of the Salem Witchcraft Trials
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1996.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-65123
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
witchcraft, trials, 17TH CENTURY, Massachusetts, colonies
 
Author:
Levack, Brian P.
Title:
Witch-Hunting in Scotland, Law, Politics and Religion
Publisher:
Routledge, London, 2008.
Description:
Condition:
Original illustrated wraps, one corner somewhat bent and stained, otherwise a good usable copy; 217 pages
Book No.:
W-76435
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
witchcraft, SCOTLAND
 
Author:
Levin, David (ed.)
Title:
What Happened in Salem? Documents Pertaining to the 17th-Century Witchcraft Trials. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Twayne Publishers, Inc., New York, 1950.
Description:
Originally part of the materials tried out in the English A course at Harvard, here separately published after that course's supersession; with a preface by Theodore Morrison, who taught the Harvard course
Condition:
Printed wraps, definitely worn, some pencilling, sound; 198 pages
Book No.:
W-59283
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
colonies, Massachusetts, witchcraft, trials
 
Author:
Marshburn, Joseph H.
Title:
Murder & Witchcraft in England, 1550-1640, As Recounted in Pamphlets, Ballads, Broadsides, & Plays
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1971.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in a somewhat worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-73717
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
Pickering, David & Andrew
Title:
Witch Hunt, The Persecution of Witches in England
Publisher:
Amberly Publishing, Stroud, 2013.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed sewn illustrated wraps, a trifle worn, else a very good copy; 224 pages
Book No.:
W-77536
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
Black, George F.
Title:
A Calendar of Cases of Witchcraft in Scotland 1510-1727
Publisher:
Arno Press, New York, 1971.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-40283
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
bankruptcy, SCOTLAND, witchcraft
 
Author:
Ladurie, Emmanuel Le Roy
Title:
Jasmin's Witch
Publisher:
George Braziller, New York, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41186
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE, witchcraft
 
Author:
Rosenthal, Bernard
Title:
Salem Story, Reading the Witch Trials of 1692
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps; 286 pages
Book No.:
W-59640
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, trials, witchcraft
 
Author:
Ewen, C. L'Estrange (ed.)
Title:
Witch Hunting and Witch Trials, The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of 1373 Assizes held for the Home Circuit A.D. 1559-1736
Publisher:
Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1971.
Description:
The first of many books which Ewen was to write on witchcraft, subsequently described as an "outstanding work based on original documents", providing not quite 800 abstracts of the indictments; prefaced by a substantial (115 page) introduction
Condition:
The facsimile reissue of the original 1929 edition
Book No.:
W-59850
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
witchcraft, trials
 
Author:
Collier, Jane Fishburne
Title:
Law and Social Change in Zinacantan
Publisher:
Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1973.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-68279
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
MEXICO, primitives, witchcraft
 
Author:
Hill, Frances
Title:
A Delusion of Satan, The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials
Publisher:
Doubleday, New York, 1995.
Description:
Condition:
Bound galleys; 248 pages
Book No.:
W-58040
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
witchcraft, 17TH CENTURY, trials
 
Author:
Gibson, Marion (ed.)
Title:
Witchcraft and Society in England and America, 1550-1750
Publisher:
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2003.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed sewn illustrated wraps, a very good copy; 270 pages
Book No.:
W-75832
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
Parsons, Coleman O.
Title:
Witchcraft and Demonology in Scott's Fiction, With Chapters on the Supernatural in Scottish Literature
Publisher:
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1964.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48128
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, witchcraft
 
Author:
Title:
Curious Cases and Amusing Actions at Law Including Some Trials of Witches in the Seventeenth Century
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd, London, 1916.
Description:
Original cloth backed boards, worn, the spine rubbed, but a sound copy
Condition:
Original 1/4 cloth, quite rubbed and marked; usable only
Book No.:
W-59636
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
humor, witchcraft
 
Author:
Kieckhefer, Richard
Title:
European Witch Trials, Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500
Publisher:
Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-40911
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
Hoff, Joan and Marian Yeates
Title:
The Cooper's Wife Is Missing, The Trials of Bridget Cleary
Publisher:
Basic Books, Inc., New York, 2000.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-69325
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, IRELAND, witchcraft
 
Author:
Seth, Ronald
Title:
In the Name of the Devil
Publisher:
Walker and Company, New York, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-65800
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
infants, witchcraft, SCOTLAND, trials
 
Author:
Seth, Ronald
Title:
Children Against Witches
Publisher:
Robert Hale, London, 1969.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-50140
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
infants, witchcraft
 
Author:
Hall, David D.
Title:
Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press, Boston, 1991.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-42825
Price:
$ 14.95
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
MacDonnell, John
Title:
Historical Trials. Edited by R.W. Lee, [etc.]
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, London, 1928.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54646
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
witchcraft, trials
 
Author:
Burr, George Lincoln
Title:
Narratives of the Witchcraft Cases 1648-1706
Publisher:
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1914.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-18916
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
witchcraft
 
Author:
Karlsen, Carol F.
Title:
The Devil in the Shape of a Woman, Witchcraft in Colonial New England
Publisher:
W.W. Norton, New York, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48466
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
witchcraft, New England, colonies
 
Author:
Fox, Sanford J.
Title:
Science and Justice; The Massachusetts Witchcraft Trials
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1968.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17805
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Massachusetts, witchcraft, 17TH CENTURY, trials

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