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Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . . Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . . . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description:
First edition of the most famous of all English works on international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original gilt spine laid down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey bookplate
Book No.:
W-78135
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Awards. The Second Edition. ESTC T71520
Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson [and four others], London, 1799.
Description:
Second edition of a work which Holdsworth groups among the foremost English legal treatises of the eighteenth century, describing it as "the best book on this subject [and] a learned book", including an historical emphasis from the Year Books onwards
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, the edges untrimmed in original state and the margins exceptionally generous; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80183
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
arbitration
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes. The Third Edition, with Considerable Additions. ESTC T69630. Octavo
Publisher:
Printed for J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard [etc.], London, 1795.
Description:
The much expanded third edition of a very early treatise on bills of exchange, written by the redoubtable Middle Templar of whom Holdsworth had a high opinion, calling his works, including this one, "well arranged and clearly written"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label gilt lettered and double ruled, generally very clean and fresh with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80181
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, arbitration
Author:
Godolphin, John
Title:
The Orphans Legacy: or A Testamentary Abridgment . . . I. Of Last-Wills and Testaments. II. Of Executors and Administrators. III. Of Legacies and Devises . . . according to the . . . Ecclesiastical and Civil Laws of the Realm [etc.]. 2d Edition. Wing G947
Publisher:
Printed for Chr. Wilkinson at the Black-Boy . . . in Fleetstreet, London, 1677.
Description:
The second, expanded edition of one of the two pre-eminent, early works on the English law of wills and on ecclesiastical law, paired by Holdsworth with Swinburne's treatise as "the two most famous books contributed by civilians" on the subjects
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, somewhat rubbed and some lightish browning, else clean and usable with occasional annotations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80184
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Wills
Author:
Paul, John
Title:
Every Landlord or Tenant His Own Lawyer; or, the Whole Law Respecting Landlords, Tenants, and Lodgers [etc.]. Third Edition [with] Every Man's Pocket Companion: Or, Hints upon the Law Respecting Landlord and Tenant [etc.]. ESTC T68089 and T232410
Publisher:
[1] Printed by W. Strahan [2] His Majesty's Law Printers, London, 1776 & 1778.
Description:
Two uncommon, straightforward works carrying the subject through distraint, replevin and ejectment, the first deservedly successful, called by Holdsworth "[t]he most popular of the . . . books [on landlord and tenant]"; five and four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary gray wraps, somewhat worn and stained and a bit strained, else quite fresh, the margins untrimmed in original state; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-80190
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
landlord and tenant
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
The Law of Evidence. By a late Learned Judge. In this Edition, the Errors in the Irish Edition have been corrected, the original References carefully compared, and many new References added [etc.]. ESTC N10430
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for W. Owen [etc.], London, 1756.
Description:
First English edition of the classic early work on the law of evidence, praised by Holdsworth and Wigmore, a pioneering treatise which went far to create evidence as a separate field of legal study and to provide it with theoretical underpinnings
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, quite browned, without the advertising leaf if called for; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80191
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Evidence, Evidence
Author:
Title:
An Authentic Copy of the Judgement Delivered by the Right Hon. Earl Mansfield, November 16, 1784, in the Case of the King against William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. ESTC T103556 [with the three advertising leaves specified in the uncontrolled note]
Publisher:
Printed for John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, 1785.
Description:
The rare, first printing of Lord Mansfield's opinion in one of the most celebrated cases in English law, leading to Fox's Libel Act and the right of the jury to determine guilt or innocence in cases of seditious libel; no copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps, the title a bit dusty, else especially clean, untrimmed and partly uncut in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80186
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
freedom of press, juries, libel and slander, criminal law
 
Author:
Kramer, William M.
Title:
Jewish-Activist Lawyers of Pioneer American California, Solomon Heydenfeldt, Henry Jacob Labatt, Joseph R[odriguez] Brandon
Publisher:
The University of Judaism, Los Angeles, 1990.
Description:
Rabbi Kramer's inaugural Kenneth C. Zwerin Lecture, delivered in August, 1989, devoted principally to the three Sephardic Jews who practised as lawyers and, in Heydenfeldt's case, as California Supreme Court justice during the state's first decade
Condition:
Original printed pictorial oversized stapled wraps, a very good copy; 25 pages
Book No.:
W-73918
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
California, jewish law, 19TH CENTURY, Bench and Bar
Author:
Title:
The Compleat Clerk in Court; or Practising Solicitor, In all our Courts . . . To which are added, The Methods of bringing Appeals, and Soliciting Bills in Parliament; And of Irish Bills [and London's Courts] . . . With an Account of the Stamp Duties [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [for two others], London, 1726.
Description:
Only edition of an extensive work, treating of all three Royal courts (King's Bench, Common Pleas, and the Exchequer) and Chancery, and represented as the first work to treat of the solicitor's role in Parliament and that of soliciting Irish bills
Condition:
Contemporary blind tooled polished calf, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, exceptionally bright and clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80179
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
courts, IRELAND, Parliament, London
 
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

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