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A Selection of Works on Impeachment from Our Stock

Author:
Title:
His Maiesties Speach in the Vpper House of Parliament, On Monday the 26 of March, 1621. S.T.C. 14399. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill [etc.], London, 1621.
Description:
James I's speech delivered to Parliament during the midst of Francis Bacon's impeachment, conceivably "a genuine expression of the King's feelings", but unquestionably in part leading to Bacon's downfall, imprisonment in the Tower, and enormous fine
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the top margin cut close (legibility preserved), else crisp with the initial blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79478
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Parliament
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:
Instructions and Directions giuen by His Maiestie, vnder His great Seale of England, bearing date the 9 day of Ianuary [and] 7 day of February. To the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liueries. S.T.C. 9222. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1611.
Description:
The expanded instructions governing the court, failing to stem the many grievances against it, years later to lead to the impeachment of the Court's Master, the Court's abolition, and its role "as an important subsidiairy cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, without the first and last blanks, the top margin cut close, textually complete; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-79795
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts

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