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Author:
Heale, William
Title:
An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr. G. his assertion . . . That it was lawfull for husbands to beate their wives [with] Henry Swinburne, A Treatise on Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts [etc.]
Publisher:
Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, worn, ex-library, a usable copy only, the 1608 and 1686 editions in facsimile; Classics of English Legal History
Book No.:
W-77901
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
women's law
Author:
Wade, John
Title:
A Treatise on the Police and Crimes of the Metropolis; Especially Juvenile Delinquency, Female Prostitution, Mendicity, Gaming, Forgery . . Also an Account of the Courts of Justice and Prisons of London; And . . . the Causes of the Increase of Crime &c.
Publisher:
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London, 1829.
Description:
Only edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, and a great admirer of Bentham, who provided funds to establish Wade's newspaper
Condition:
Modern green cloth, ex-library, one preliminary leaf loose, else a good usable copy
Book No.:
W-77344
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
criminal law, Police, women's law, Gambling, Forgery, prisons
Author:
Mainwaring, Thomas
Title:
A Reply to an Answer to the Defence of Amicia, Daughter of Hugh Cyveliok Earl of Chester
Publisher:
Printed for S. Lowndes [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Condition:
Modern blind-ruled calf, quite attractive
Book No.:
W-49583
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, women's law
 
Author:
Title:
A Rape Bibliography, With Special Emphasis on Rape Research in Canada
Publisher:
Solicitor General of Canada, Ottawa, 1979.
Description:
Bilingual edition, in English and French
Condition:
Printed wraps, the spine nicked, but still sound; 130 pages
Book No.:
W-90143
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Bibliography, CANADA
 
Author:
Wilson, Paul R.
Title:
The Other Side of Rape
Publisher:
University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps with a bit of ink underlining, presentation copy
Book No.:
W-90087
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, criminal law
 
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:
W-55365
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, some staining, well rebacked; sound
Book No.:
W-49579
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Gray, John
Title:
The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery . . . the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench . . .also the Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy . . . and the Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women [etc.]
Publisher:
Edward Lumley, 56, Chancery Lane, London, 1837.
Description:
The rare first edition of Gray's trenchant work which, with his "Country-Attorney's Practice", went through several editions, Gray of fame also as the treasury solicitor whose office prosecuted the Tichborne claimant; no copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, signature excised from title (no text affected), an occasional notation, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76750
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, bankruptcy, women's law, Bill of Rights, criminal law
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:
Perkins, John
Title:
A Profitable Booke of Mr. Iohn Perkins, Sometimes Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Laws of England. Translated out of French into English for the benefit of young Students and others. An Dom. 1657. Wing P1544A
Publisher:
Printed for Matthew Walbanck . . . within Grays-Inne Gate, London, 1657.
Description:
A rare variant printing of the second edition in English of one of the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's Tenures; with a portion devoted to the law as it affected women, including dower; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, browned, elaborately glossed through Dower, with the ownership signature of John Peck (adm Middle 1681); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79649
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Real Property, women's law, Dower
 
Author:
Braithwaite, Joan A. (comp. and ed.)
Title:
Women and the Law, A Bibliographical Survey of Legal and Quasi-Legal Materials, With Special Reference to Commonwealth Caribbean Jurisdictions, and Including Relevant Commonwealth Caribbean Legislation and Case Material
Publisher:
The University of the West Indies Press, Barbados, 1999.
Description:
Over 3,200 items, arranged by type of publication, with the most substantial section devoted to articles, books, cases, documents and newspaper items, followed by sections on theses and bibliographies; with an appendix on women's "firsts in the law"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, as new; 347 pages
Book No.:
W-67797
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
women's law, Bibliography, CARIBBEAN
Author:
Bingham, Peregrine
Title:
The Law of Infancy and Coverture. Second American Edition from the Last London Edition. With Notes and References to English and American Cases. By E.H. Bennett. Cohen 4739
Publisher:
Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, 1849.
Description:
The first work published in this country devoted to the law of infants, coupled with the first work exclusively treating of coverture, both with substantial American notes, praised by Holdsworth for their superior analysis of a difficult area
Condition:
Original sheep, worn, covers loose, spine defective; a clean copy only
Book No.:
W-69844
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
infants, marriage, Pennsylvania, women's law
 
Author:
Evans, Hannah I. and Nicole Sperekas (comps.)
Title:
The Sexual Assault Bibliography: 1920-1975 [with] Sexual Assault Bibliography: Update and Expansion
Publisher:
Journal Supplement Abstract Service, Washington, 1976-77.
Description:
Reprinted from the Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology
Condition:
Photocopied sheets in stapled wraps; 59 and 12 pages
Book No.:
W-90146
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Bibliography
 
Author:
Tiffany, Walter C.
Title:
Handbook on the Law of Persons and Domestic Relations
Publisher:
West Publishing Company, St. Paul, 1921.
Description:
Condition:
Original tan buckram, a very little pencilling, one page torn (legibility preserved), else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-91689
Price:
$ 27.50
Category:
women's law, domestic relations
Author:
Long, Joseph R.
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Domestic Relations
Publisher:
Keeve-Davidson Company, St. Paul, 1905.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, the front joint just cracking, occasional notes and underlining; a good copy
Book No.:
W-91757
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
domestic relations, women's law
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme, of Parent and Child, of Guardian and Ward, of Master and Servant, and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. . .Second Edition. . .by Lucius E. Chittenden
Publisher:
Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington, 1846.
Description:
Second edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women
Condition:
1/4 modern goatskin morocco over boards, some embrowning & foxing
Book No.:
W-16118
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
women's law, infants, domestic relations
 
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Book No.:
W-58175
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
 
Author:
Whitcomb, Debra, et al.
Title:
An Exemplary Project, Stop Rape Crisis Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Publisher:
Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, Washington, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Oversized wraps, a bit sunned; 96 pages
Book No.:
W-90498
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Louisiana
Author:
Tebbs, H.V.
Title:
Essay on the "Scripture Doctrines of Adultery and Divorce, and on the Criminal Character and Punishment of Adultery, by the Ancient Laws of England and other Countries"
Publisher:
Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington [etc.], London, 1822.
Description:
Condition:
Later 3/4 morocco, joints cracking, discreetly ex-library, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-48031
Price:
$ 225.00
Category:
adultery, women's law
 
Author:
Epstein, Laurily Keir (ed.)
Title:
Women and the News
Publisher:
Hastings House, New York, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
A good copy in a slightly worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-90369
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
women's law, Media Law
 
Author:
Mackellar, Jean
Title:
Le Viol, l'Appat et le Piege
Publisher:
Petite Biblioteque Payot, Paris, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
Wraps; 244 pages
Book No.:
W-90080
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, criminal law
Author:
Reeve, Tapping
Title:
The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
Publisher:
Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
Description:
First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
Condition:
Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
Book No.:
W-73489
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
Author:
Bird, William
Title:
A Treatise of the Nobilitie Of the Realme. Collected Out of the Body Of the Common Law, with mention of such Statutes as are incident hereunto, upon a debate of the Barony of Aburgavenny [etc.]. Wing B2956
Publisher:
Printed by A.N. for Mathew Walbanke and Richard Best [etc.], London, 1642.
Description:
First edition of a compact treatise on the English baronage and its continental antecedents, likely prompted by one famous medieval lawsuit; with three chapters on women, including 'ladyes in reputation' and the three sorts of 'honourable women'
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, the spine quite rubbed, occasional stray, marginal pencil marks, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79742
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
law of heraldry, women's law
 
Author:
Chappell, Duncan and Faith Fogarty
Title:
Forcible Rape, A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography
Publisher:
United States Department of Justice, Washington, 1978.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 84 pages
Book No.:
W-90139
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Bibliography
 
Author:
Title:
The Rape Bibliography: A Collection of Abstracts
Publisher:
St. Louis Feminist Research Project, St. Louis, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Printed, stapled wraps, a very good copy; 93 pages
Book No.:
W-90145
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Bibliography
 
Author:
Curtis, George William
Title:
Equal Rights for All. George William Curtis in the New York State Constitutional Convention 1867
Publisher:
Issued by New York State Constitutional Convention Campaign, Rochester.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-50673
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
women's law, New York, constitutional law
Author:
Title:
An Authentic Account of the Proceedings . . . in an Action in the Court of King's Bench in Which the Right Hon. the Earl of Elgin was Plaintiff, and William Ferguson, Esq., Defendant, for Criminal Conversation with the Plaintiff's Wife [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Hatchard, Bookseller to Her Majesty [etc.], London, 1808.
Description:
A rare, principal account of the action brought by Lord Elgin (of the Elgin Marbles), represented by William Garrow, against "the man who had run away with his wife", the adultery admitted, damages assessed at an enormous 10,000 pounds, as claimed
Condition:
Modern red cloth, gilt, the boards a bit bubbled, the title dusty, and the binding somewhat strained, else a good, usable and untrimmed copy
Book No.:
W-63578
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
trials, criminal conversatn, women's law
 
Author:
Fargier, Marie-Odile
Title:
Le Viol
Publisher:
Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1976.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps; 221 pages
Book No.:
W-90079
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, criminal law
Author:
Perkins, John
Title:
A Profitable Booke of Mr Iohn Perkins, Fellow of the Inner Temple. Treating of the Lawes of England. S.T.C. 19643
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1614.
Description:
An early seventeenth century edition of one of the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth pairs with Littleton's Tenures; with a significant portion devoted to the law as it affected women, including a lengthy chapter on dower
Condition:
Contemporary calf, somewhat rubbed, small hole in the lower margin of G2, else especially clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79764
Price:
$ 675.00
Category:
Acts, Real Property, conveyancing, Acts, Acts, women's law
 
Author:
Qureshi, Donna Iven
Title:
Rape: Social Facts from England and America
Publisher:
Stipes Publishing Company, Champaign, 1979.
Description:
Condition:
Wraps; 293 pages
Book No.:
W-90064
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
criminal law, women's law, Rape
 
Author:
Wiener, Frederick Bernays
Title:
Another "Solemn Public Lie"
Publisher:
University of Richmond Law Review, Richmond, 1993.
Description:
The separate reprinting of Colonel Wiener's essay, its title taken from Roger William's characterization of James I's "solemn public lie" in the Massachusetts land grant that he, not the Indians, were the discoverers of the land
Condition:
Reprinted from the Spring issue; 15 pages
Book No.:
W-62738
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
military law, women's law, Discrimination
Author:
Title:
Tryal and Sentence of Elizabeth Cellier; for Writing, Printing, and Publishing, A Scandalous Libel, Called Malice Defeated . . . At the Sessions in the Old-Bailey [with] Several Depositions, made before . . . the Lord Mayor. Wing T2171; McCoy C153. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for Thomas Collins, at the Middle-Temple-Gate, London, 1680.
Description:
The principal contemporary account of the righteous midwife acquitted of attempting the King's kidnapping in the 'Meal-Tub Plot'; her expose of that matter ('Malice Defeated') led to this trial, for which she was fined, pilloried and her book burnt
Condition:
Modern blind-panelled calf, a bit of staining and marginal worming, else a good copy; with the imprimatur leaf
Book No.:
W-76739
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
libel and slander, trials, criminal law, women's law
 
Author:
Anttila, Inkeri, et al.
Title:
Selvitys Vakisinmakaamisrikollisuuden Lisaantymisesta
Publisher:
Kriminologinen Tutkimuslaitos, Helsinki, 1968.
Description:
Forcible Rape: An Evaluation of the Crime Trend. Summary in English
Condition:
Stapled, cloth-backed wraps, worn but still sound; 31 pages
Book No.:
W-90132
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, FINLAND
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
A True State of the Case of Bosavern Penlez, Who suffered on Account of the late Riot in the Strand. In Which The Law regarding these Offences, and the Statute of George the First, commonly called the Riot Act, are fully considered
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
Description:
First edition of Fielding's controversial work, arguing that the unfortunate Penlez, probably drunk, was rightfully hanged following his theft of linen from a brothel, itself ransacked by irate sailors; with the press marks confirming a first edition
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, "Grange Hill" in gilt on the front board, gilt edges, pretty; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78201
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, Acts, ancient law, Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, education, legal ephemera, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, law and prostitution, roman law, Supreme Court, trials, women's law
 
Author:
Walker, Marcia J. (ed.)
Title:
Toward the Prevention of Rape, A Bibliography
Publisher:
Center for Correctional Psychology, U. of Alabama, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled, cloth-backed wraps; 101 pages
Book No.:
W-90144
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Rape, women's law, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Remarkable Trials and Interesting Memoirs of the Most noted Criminals Who have been convicted at the Assizes, the King's-Bench Bar, Guildhall, &c. for High-Treason, Murder, Conspiracy, Rape . . . And other atrocious Crimes [etc.]. Two Volumes in One
Publisher:
Printed for W. Nicoll . . . in St. Paul's Church-Yard, London, 1765.
Description:
An omnium gatherum of major English criminals, their activities, trials, dying speeches, and executions from 1740 to 1765, with an unusual concentration in the second volume on women, including Mary Blandy, Sarah Pledge, Anne Whale and several others
Condition:
Later buckram, rebacked in calf, the boards quite worn, ex-library, some browning, yet a usable copy; with the half-titles
Book No.:
W-77286
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
criminal law, trials, women's law
Author:
Perkins, John
Title:
A Profitable Booke of Master Iohn Perkins felow of the Inner Temple treating of the lawes of England. S.T.C. 19637; Beale T423
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Fletestreete . . . by Richarde Tottel [etc.], London, 1581.
Description:
An early edition of one of the classics of English land law, one which Holdsworth paired with Littleton's Tenures and which Coke termed "wittily and learnedly composed", with a significant portion devoted to the law affecting women, including dower
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, portions of the original spine laid down, bookplate of Viscount Granville and much gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79574
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Real Property, women's law, Dower

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