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Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be the . . . Kingis Iames the First, Secund, thrid, Feird, Fyft, and in tyme of Marie now quene of Scottis [with acts of two other Parliaments]. S.T.C. 21875, 21881, 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
The rare first edition of Scotland's first collected laws, first identified by Davidson (whose copy this was), including statutes subsequently removed, printing the acts of Scotland from 1424 to 1566; no copy in ESTC outside the United Kingdom
Condition:
Eighteenth century calf, joints cracking but holding, the John Davidson / Broxbourne copy with Davidson's ownership signature; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79001
Price:
$ 12500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Title:
Defensio Legis: Or, The Whole State of England Inquisited and Defended for General Satisfaction. By a Person of Honour. Wing D822A. Not in EEBO
Publisher:
Printed for, and are to be sold by George Savile [etc.], London, 1674.
Description:
The rare variant printing of an idiosyncratic analysis of law and equity and much else, its criticisms ("Sophistical Cavils or idle Belches against the Common Law") stated and then responded to (and disposed of); one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:
Modern brown morocco, gilt lettered, the joints a bit rubbed, ex-library, else quite clean and crisp, with the errata; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79573
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Bolton, Richard
Title:
A Justice of Peace for Ireland: Consisting of Two Books; The First, declaring the Exercise of That Office . . . The Second, setting forth the Form of Proceeding in Sessions . . . Also, Some Precedents of Committals, Convictions . . . and Warrants [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Leathley, and T. Moore . . . and O. Nelson [etc.], Dublin, 1750.
Description:
The received edition of the first Irish legal treatise, originally published in 1638, shortly before Bolton was appointed Lord Chancellor of Ireland, this edition expanded by the barrister Michael Travers to encompass the intervening century
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly rubbed, else a very good, clean copy
Book No.:
W-76308
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
IRELAND, justices of peace, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Articles containing his Maiesties gracious offer to compound with his Subiects, For the Tenure of their Lands, and other profits growing by reason of their Tenures, in certaine cases as followeth. S.T.C. 9219. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . . by the Deputies of Robert Barker, London, 1608.
Description:
The rare, only printing of James's attempt to raise much needed Royal revenue, part of his long and unsuccessful struggle with Parliament, ultimately leading to Parliament's adjournment and dissolution; six copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, light browning, the top margin cut close (no text affected), else clean and usable, 5 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80329
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law, economics, Real Property
 
Author:
Title:
Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue, Series II Phase I, 1816-1870. Extracted from the Catalogues of the Bodleian Library, the British Library, the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, the National Library of Scotland [etc.]. 52 Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Avero Publications Ltd. & Chadwyck-Healey Ltd., London, 1986-95.
Description:
Condition:
Original red cloth, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:
W-80352
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Bibliography
 
Author:
Thorpe, Francis Newton (comp.)
Title:
The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America. Seven Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909.
Description:
Still a useful starting point, providing this country's foundation documents, first federal and then (alphabetically) by state, termed a "comprehensive collection", with a brief gloss typically preceding each document
Condition:
A very good set in the original brown cloth gilt
Book No.:
W-16316
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Nurnberg Case, As Presented by Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, Together with Other Documents
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1947.
Description:
With an extensive preface by Justice Jackson, followed by his Presidential report, his opening statement on behalf of the United States and two other addresses by him to the Court, together with other fundamental documents
Condition:
Original cloth, one signature loose, else a very good copy in a very slightly worn and chipped dustjacket
Book No.:
W-80357
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Nuremberg, trials
Author:
Title:
London's Liberties; Or, A Learned Argument of Law & Reason . . . Wherein the Freedom of the Citizens of London in their Elections of their chief Officers, is fully Debated; the most Ancient Charters and Records of the City Examined [etc.]. Wing L2936A
Publisher:
Printed by Ja. Cottrel for Gyles Calvert [etc.], London, 1651.
Description:
First edition of the arguments made by some of the most eminent lawyers and judges of Stuart England, including Serjeant Maynard and Sir Matthew Hale, appearing as the great threat to London's independence was mounted by Charles II
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, some browning, one leaf stained (legibility preserved), without the final blank, 38 pages, not in EEBO; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80331
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
London, English constitutional law
Author:
Baker, Liva
Title:
Felix Frankfurter [with four signed, handwritten, personal, informal cards and letters from Liva Baker to "Peg", together with a chipped page announcing Baker's delivering the Seventeenth Annual Meeting Lecture to The Supreme Court Historical Society]
Publisher:
Coward-McCann, New York, 1969.
Description:
Presentation copy--"Mr. Bloomfield [conjecturally Maxwell Bloomfield] / You and I are probably / the only people who / have read this. / Thank you. You / made my week. / Liva Baker / 5-3-83"
Condition:
Original cloth, occasional markings and notations (by Liva Baker?), a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-80359
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
Author:
Davidson, John
Title:
Remarks on Some of the Editions of the Acts of the Parliaments of Scotland
Publisher:
Publisher not Stated, Edinburgh], 1792.
Description:
Sole edition of the tract by Davidson, the lawyer and well regarded antiquary, discussing ably (and often critically) the editions of the laws of Scotland from the 11th century (likely spurious) until the printed editions of 1566 and 1597
Condition:
?Original buff stabbed untrimmed wraps, a trifle worn, else well preserved, an early ownership signature on the front wrap; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79000
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts

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