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Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
Arrangement . . . of All the Provisions of the Several Acts of Parliament Relating to the Assessed Taxes [with] Methodical Arrangement of an Act Passed 39 Geo III c.13 . . . granting certain Duties upon Income [etc.] [with a postscript and subject index]
Publisher:
Printed by G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row, London, 1799.
Description:
Two rare, seminal treatises on the just enacted law inaugurating the first direct taxation of income in England ("born of the war [with Napoleon])", written by the Middle Temple bencher whose works are praised by Holdsworth; one copy of each in ESTC
Condition:
?Later 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, new endpapers, light toning, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79594
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
 
Author:
Hyde, Nicholas
Title:
The Award, Order, and Judgent, of Nicholas Hyde, Esq. In the Year 1619 Respecting the Town Commons Belonging to the Freemen of the City of Bath. ESTC T223100 [two copies, neither in North America]
Publisher:
Gye, Printer, Bath, 1792?.
Description:
The rare sole printing of the arbitration authorized by England's Lord Chancellor (Francis Bacon) and heard by Hyde, Recorder of Bath and future Chief Justice of King's Bench, settling certain disputed uses of land, some as commons and some privately
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps, the title and last leaf irregularly darkened, else quite sound and well preserved in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80341
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Real Property, arbitration
Author:
Croke, George
Title:
The First Part {Though last Publish't} of the Reports of Sr George Croke Kt., Late one of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, And formerly one of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench . . . Revised and published in English [etc.]. Wing C7012. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for A. Roper, T. Collins, F. Tyton [and three others], London, 1669.
Description:
First reissue of the first part of Croke's reports, devoted to some two decades of the reign of Elizabeth "approached . . . within the tradition of Plowden and Coke", concluding with a revised ediion of the earliest catalogue of law books to appear
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, without the portrait, else well preserved with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80317
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, Manuscripts, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
An Ordinance by The Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament, For The Preservation and Keeping together for publique Use, such Books, Evidenees [sic], Records and Writings sequestred taken by Distresse or otherwise, as are fit to be so Preserved
Publisher:
Printed for Edw. Husbands [Wing E1780], London, 1643.
Description:
The Parliamentary attempt to stem the sale and dispersal of writings of all kinds as the Civil War raged, all to be delivered to eleven named individuals (one being John Selden), with an express exception for the writings of the Inns of Court
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, printed in black letter, the margins cut close just touching the border of the title, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80316
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Inns of Court, Evidence
Author:
Cotton, Robert
Title:
A Treatise, Shewing That the Soveraignes Person is required in the great Councells or Assemblies of the State, as well at the Consultations as at the Conclusions. Wing C6503. Quarto
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, London, 1641.
Description:
First and only separate printing of one of Cotton's principal Parliamentary speeches, reflecting his commanding knowledge of English history and contending that Parliament has been an essential part of English government since Anglo-Saxon centuries
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, some browning, else quite usable with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80314
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Colepeper, John
Title:
Sir John Culpeper His Speech In Parliament. Concerning The Grievances of the Church and Common-wealth. Wing C5058. Quarto
Publisher:
No Publisher Stated, London, 1640.
Description:
Colepeper's vividly expressed Parliamentary speech describing the many contentious matters before King and Parliament, his conservative and even principled views as Royal counselor part of the insufficient effort to avert England's civil war
Condition:
Original stabbed self wraps, light browning and one blank margin torn with loss, else well preserved in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80315
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Religion, Parliament
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
Arrangement . . . of All the Provisions of the Several Acts of Parliament Relating to the Assessed Taxes [with] Methodical Arrangement of an Act Passed 39 Geo III c.13 . . . granting certain Duties upon Income [etc.] [table of contents + 101 pages]
Publisher:
Printed by G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row, London, 1799.
Description:
Two rare, seminal treatises on the just enacted law inaugurating the first direct taxation of income in England ("born of the war [with Napoleon])", written by the Middle Temple bencher whose works are praised by Holdsworth; one and no copy in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning and occasional pencil notations, generally very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79593
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Le Tierce Part des Reportes del Edward Coke Lattorney Generall le Roigne, de diuers Resolutions & Iudgements donnes auec graund deliberation, per les tresreuerend Iudges, et sages de la ley, de cases et matters en ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5499. Folio
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1602.
Description:
The rare variant first edition of part three of Coke's Reports and the last part to contain what Plucknett has called Coke's "choicest cases", after which the methodology and presentation of the Reports change significantly; with line 4 ending "Ge-"
Condition:
Modern calf, light marginal staining, else very clean with ample margins and occasional early notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78738
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Burton, Samuel
Title:
A Sermon Preached at the Generall Assises In Warwicke, the third of March, being the first Friday in Lent. 1619 . . . Seene and allowed by Authoritie. S.T.C. 4164. Quarto. No copy in EEBO
Publisher:
Printed by W. Stansby for Nathaniel Butter, London, 1620.
Description:
Only edition of Burton's sole published work, an early 17th century assize sermon, devoted (appropriately and exclusively) to the "dignitie and high calling of the Magistrate" and then to his duties in that capacity; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Condition:
?Original printed self wraps, disbound, some browning, dustiness to the title, some marginal worming, without the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80310
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace, Religion
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
A New Law-Dictionary, Containing, The Interpretation and Definition of Words and Terms used in the Law; And also the Whole Law . . . Abstracted from all Dictionaies, Abridgments, Institutes, Reports, Year-Books, Charters . . . Published to this Time [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E[lizabeth]. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description:
First edition of Jacob's masterpiece, combining the virtues of a dictionary, an abridgment, and a vocabulary (of Anglo-Saxon and Norman French), far different from previous dictionaries in providing both substantive law and legal definitions
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, rebacked, the original spine laid down, quite badly stained, but still legible and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80312
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
legal dictionaries
 
Author:
Steyn, Irving C.
Title:
Gijzeling, The Historical Development of the Mode of Proceeding in 'Gijzeling' in the Provincial Court of Holland from 1531
Publisher:
Burgersdijk & Niermans, Leiden, 1939.
Description:
The first extensive examination of the Dutch legal process termed "gijzeling" which permitted the decree of specific performance of a personal act (including marriage) upon pain of confinement and subsequent imprisonment of the recalcitrant defendant
Condition:
Printed sewn wraps, somewhat worn, yet sound; 122 pages
Book No.:
W-47726
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Holland, Procedure, Comparative Law
Author:
Caldecott, Thomas
Title:
Reports of Cases Relative to the Duty and Office of a Justice of the Peace, from Michaelmas Term 1776, inclusive, to Trinity Term 1785, inclusive [Three Parts in One Volume] [complete]. ESTC T492559. Not in ECCO. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [imprints vary], London, 1786-1800.
Description:
Sole edition of the only legal work of the Middle Temple barrister (and "avid . . . editor of Shakespeare") continuing the reports of James Burrow and expanding their scope, with most cases reported those decided when Lord Mansfield's presided
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt, discreetly ex-library, else vvery clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80309
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, justices of peace
 
Author:
Womock [Womack], Laurence
Title:
Billa Vera: Or, the Arraignment of Ignoramus. Put forth out of Charity, for the use of Grand Inquests and Other Jury's; The Sworn Assertors of Truth and Justice. In a Letter to a Friend. Wing W3340. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for Robert Clavel at the Peacock in St. Paul's Churchyard, London, 1682.
Description:
Only edition of Womock's critical response to Edward Whitaker's 'The Ignoramus Justices', Womack "asserting the need for strict conformity and loyalty to the Anglican establishment", no concessions to be extended to Dissenters nor to Roman Catholics
Condition:
?Original self stabbed wraps, disbound, some browning, an occasional notation, else sound with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80336
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Religion, juries
 
Author:
Brougham, Henry
Title:
Speeches of Lord Erskine when at the Bar, on Miscellaneous Subjects
Publisher:
Edinburgh Review, Edinburgh, 1812.
Description:
Brougham's review of the final volume of the speeches of Erskine, whom he praises as the "chief ornament" of the legal profession, closing with the observation that his praise is directed not to Erskine as an orator but as "the friend of the people"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, extracted from the February 1812 issue of the Review [Number XXXVIII], pages 339-363, light browning else a good copy
Book No.:
W-80333
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Brunskell, Percivall
Title:
A Brief Vindication of Mr. Percivall Brunskell's Case. With an Account of Twenty One Years most Remarkable Passages. Quarto. Wing B5234A; ESTC R38644
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London, 1695.
Description:
Brunskell's final effort to promote a scheme to increase Royal revenue via the wax used on warrants sent to sheriffs, ultimately declared by Francis North (as Chief Justice of Common Pleas) as "foul practices . . . couched under fair pretences"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a bit spotted and some light browning, the margins cut close affecting some sidenotes; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80307
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
legal reform, courts
Author:
Heathcote, Ralph
Title:
The Irenarch: Or, Justice of the Peace's Manual. Addressed to the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Leicester . . . To which is prefixed a Dedication to Lord Mansfield By Another Hand [with] a contemporary review in eight pages
Publisher:
No publisher stated [?Payne] [and] The Monthly Review, London, 1774.
Description:
Heathcote's sole legal work, this edition the first to include his lengthy (75 page) essay in part critical of Lord Mansfield, imploring him that he consider the arguably contrary views of Plato, Littleton, Coke, Eden, and, in particular, Junius
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, the spine somewhat sunned, browning to title and last leaf, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80303
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
biography, justices of peace
Author:
Dagge, Henry
Title:
Considerations on Criminal Law [with] a contemporary review of the work extracted from the May, 1772, issue of The Monthly Review
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1772.
Description:
Dagge's pioneering application of natural law to criminal law, examining the writings of Grotius, Hobbes, Pufendorf, and Montesquieu, expanding the latter's tripartite division (executive, legislative, and judicial) to a fourth -- the jury
Condition:
Contemporary calf, with the bookplate of Michael Kearney, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, especially clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80302
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
criminal law, philosophy of law, natural law, juries
 
Author:
Title:
Law Books: Property of LA Law Library, Part Two, Tuesday 20 May 2014, Oxford
Publisher:
Bonhams, London, 2014.
Description:
The second (and final) part of one of the major law book auctions in the past century, focusing on European law, with separate sections on Italy, Spain and Portugal, France, the Low Countries, and Germany, concluding with England through 1900
Condition:
Original overisized illustrated printed wraps, a very good copy, 3336 lots in 64 pages
Book No.:
W-80279
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Dealer & Auction Catalogues

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