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Author:
Title:
Acts Passed at the First Session of the Twenty-Third Congress of the United States
Publisher:
N.p., [Washington], [1834].
Description:
With an appendix containing the text of treaties with Russia, Chile, and eight Indian tribes
Condition:
A soiled but usable copy, original wraps absent, but signatures still firmly sewn; edges trimmed
Book No.:
W-91165
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Acts, indian law
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1938. Volume II, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, showing wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-26100
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Ellis, Charles Thomas
Title:
Practical Remarks, and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament; Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses . . . Relative to the Applying for, and Passing, Bills [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by B'McMillan . . . Sold by Messrs. Brooke and Rider [&c], London, 1802.
Description:
First edition of a pioneering work, written by an Inner Templar thoroughly reviewing the process by which private bills are enacted in Parliament, focusing on several diverse subjects, including divorce, inclosure, turnpikes, bridges, and small debts
Condition:
Original boards, rebacked, printed paper label, a bit strained and a little foxing, else a good unsophisticated copy, untrimmed and partly uncut
Book No.:
W-76428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Parliament, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1964, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1964
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-90570
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth, Solomon Islands
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Title:
Anno Octavo Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the last day of September, in the eight yeere of the raigne of . . . Lady Elizabeth [1566-67] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9469; Beale S(A)287a
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1574?.
Description:
The acts of Elizabeth's third parliament, including [c.2] ending the procedural abuse used in bringing a fictitious lawsuit in someone else's name, part of the "jurisdictional dodge" (in John Baker's words) shifting much business to King's Bench
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf, some browning, the title and last leaf somewhat marked, a marginal chip to the latter, one margin trimmed, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79424
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Saunders, Thomas William
Title:
Counties Police Acts, (2 & 3 Vict. c. 93; 3 & 4 Vict. c.88; and 19 & 20 Vict. c. 69) Together with An Analysis of the Statutes; the Rules and Regulations of the Secretary of State, &c. &c
Publisher:
John Crockford, Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street Strand, London, 1856.
Description:
A rare work, written by the Middle Temple barrister and Thames Police Court magistrate who had long followed (and written upon) the Police Acts, marking with the third act "a great step forward in the movement for police reform"; one copy in OCLC
Condition:
Original cloth, worn but sound, a few notations, presentation "To Valentine Goold Esq / Chief Constable of Somersetshire / with the Author's compts"
Book No.:
W-77175
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Police, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna Carta, vnto the yeare of our Lord (1557) which were before that yeare imprinted [to] the . . . fifth yeare of the raigne of oure Soueraine lady Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. STC 9308.5; Beale S61
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1566.
Description:
The rare, third printing of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" surpassing all previous efforts; five copies in ESTC, one imperfect
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled sheep, worn, spine chipped, minor worming, browning and staining, bookplate of Viscount Mersey; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78475
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne at Westminster, the xxiii of Januarie, in the fyrst yere [1559] of the raigne of our Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9460; Beale S274. Folio in 6's
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Richard Iugge and Iohn Cawood [etc.], London, 1572?.
Description:
Among the most momentous of Elizabeth's parliaments, enacting the Act of Supremacy [c.1] and the Act of Uniformity [c.2], bringing "into force again the statutes of Henry VIII's Reformation" and authorizing one form of worship, all others prohibited
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, some lightish mainly marginal staining, one pinhole worming, else clean with good margins and the occasional notation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79452
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
The Acts Made in the First Parliament of Our Most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles [I] [through] Acts Done and past in the Third Session Of the second Triennall Parliament Of . . . Charles the II [etc.]. Eight Works in One Volume. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Young [etc.] [imprints vary], Edinburgh, 1633-49.
Description:
An unbroken record of the Scots Parliament during the two decades leading up to the Protectorate, once the copy of Sir James Hope, Lord Hopetoun, the lawyer and political radical who became the sole Scot to serve on Cromwell's Council of State
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint cracking but holding, some browning; the Hopetoun copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown
Book No.:
W-76407
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
Anno XXVI Henrici VIII. Actes Made in the session of this present parlyament holden upon prorogation at Westm . . . in the xxvi yere [1534] of the reygne of our moost drad soueraigne lorde kynge Henry the VIII [etc.]. S.T.C. 9386.5; Beale S163
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet Excvdebat. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1538?].
Description:
A rare early printing of the acts of the Reformation Parliament giving "legal expression to [Henry VIII] as the only Supreme Head in earth of the Church of England", and enacting the treason statute leading to the trial and execution of Thomas More
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light marginal staining not affecting the text, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78533
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 . . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description:
The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660 Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act, on land-tax
Book No.:
W-77071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, XII & XIII. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Sixth Day of February, Anno Dom 1700 . . . being the First Session of this present Parliament. ESTC N53550; not in ECCO. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1701 [1702].
Description:
The Parliament whose acts included the Act of Settlement, one of "the last great constitutional documents in English history", circumscribing the crown's powers, establishing the judiciary's independence, and requiring Church of England communion
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, rubbed, joints just cracking but firm, with the bookplate of Thomas Wentworth dated 1712; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78758
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Religion, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae Primo. Actes made in the Parliamente begonne and holden at Westminster the seconde daye of Apryll [1554] in the firste yeare of the reygne of oure moste gratious Soueraygne Ladye, Marye [until] the v daye of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9443.5
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi . . . Mense Maio [etc.], London, 1554.
Description:
A rare, contemporary printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Later 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, slightly rubbed, else a good, very crisp copy with ample margins; no copy in ESTC outside the British Isles
Book No.:
W-79136
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1962, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1962
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90568
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1963, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, small tear on spine, else a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90942
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1936. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, showing wear, but still quite sound
Book No.:
W-26111
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
The Duke of Norfolk's Case: With Reasons for Passing his Bill. Wing D2514
Publisher:
No publisher stated, London?, 1699?.
Description:
A rare part of a major Parliamentary divorce case, one involving England's premier dukedom (and two admitted adulterers), and possibly the first divorce bill in English history not first to pass through the ecclesiastical courts; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Broadsheet measuring about 8x13 inches, browned, edges chipped and one margin strengthened, all legibility preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79642
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
divorce, marriage, adultery, Acts, Parliament, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1940. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, the front hinge split; yet quite usable
Book No.:
W-26103
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1939. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, the bottom edge bumped; but sound
Book No.:
W-26101
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for . . . extending the Provisions of the said Act to His Majesty's Marine Forces in America [15 Geo III c.15]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan [etc.], London, 1775.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the extension of the Quartering Acts to marine forces as well as those on land, increasing the existing tensions with the American colonies, and ultimately one of the grievances stated in the Declaration of Independence
Condition:
Modern green wraps, title + pages 383-406, light browning, else well-preserved with ample margins; four copies in ESTC, one in England
Book No.:
W-76282
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1965, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1965
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a bit dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90571
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Title:
An Act (Passed 20th June 1800.) For the Better Ascertaining and Collectiong the Duties Granted by Several Acts Passed in the Last Session of Parliament Relating to the Duties on Income, and to Explain and Amend the Said Acts [39 & 40 Geo III c.49]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare printing of one of the first acts amending Pitt's "truly revolutionary proposal" to tax income directly, as efforts continued to enforce this fundamental transition "from a tax primarily on expenditure to a tax on income"; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps bearing the Royal crests, slightly worn and chipped, else quite clean and well preserved, 44 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78336
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament . . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9487.7; Beale S303. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the landmark legislation permitting those accused of certain crimes to produce witnesses in their defense [c.4]--though not yet to have them sworn--not to be extended to treason trials until 1696 and to all felonies until 1702
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite worming (mainly pinhole, but not entirely), else quite clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79367
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXVII. Henrici Octavi. Statutes Made in the parliament, holden at Westminster in the XXXVII yere [1545] of the moste renowned Henry the eyght, by the grace of God kinge of England, Fraunce, and Irelande [etc.]. Beale S214; S.T.C. 9414.5. Folio
Publisher:
T. Marsh?], London, 1575?].
Description:
The last early printing of the acts of the last Parliament of Henry VIII, twenty-four chapters in total, introducing for the first time in England a lawful interest rate (10%), the laws against usury remaining in effect until their repeal in 1854
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, some staining, else crisp; eight copies in STC, including this, the Hetherington (now the Taussig) copy
Book No.:
W-78541
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, law of usury
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1941. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26104
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Powell, John Joseph
Title:
An Essay on the Learning Respecting the Creation and Execution of Powers; and Also Respecting the Nature and Effect of Leasing Powers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers [for two others], London, 1781.
Description:
The best edition of the first work on this complex area of law, undertaken by Powell (who was probably a student of Fearne's) while he was writing his seminal work on devises; one of several works by Powell which Holdsworth terms "very able"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, quite rubbed, front joint a bit loose but holding, else clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79532
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
contracts, Real Property, Powers
Author:
Title:
Anno quarto & quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the xx day of January, in the iiii & v yere of the raigne of our soueraigne Lord and Lady, Philip & Mariae [1558] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9457.8; Beale S265
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in AEdibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge], London, 1573?.
Description:
The rare final printing of the acts of Philipp and Mary's last parliament, including the extension of the right to a jury trial to the royal family [c.7] and the punishment of those abducting heiresses under age 16 [c.8]; two complete copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, slightly strained, one pinhole worm, light mainly marginal staining, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79225
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Colleccion of all the Statutes (from the beginning of Magna Carta unto the yere of our Lorde, 1557) whiche were before that yere imprinted [to] the fyrst yere of the raigne of our souerayne Lady Quene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9307; Beale S59; Cowley 52
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, London, 1559.
Description:
One of two variants of the second edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts; two copies in ESTC in this country
Condition:
Modern blind ruled and decorated panelled calf, the spine gilt-lettered, minor marginal worming, else well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78342
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Foure Statutes, Specially selected and commanded by his Maiestie to be carefully put in execution by all Iustices and other Officers of the Peace . . . Together with a Proclamation, a Decree of Starre-chamber, and certaine Orders [etc.]. S.T.C. 9341
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, London, 1609.
Description:
First edition of over a dozen acts, orders, and other official acts, as James I confirmed Elizabethan legislation on the poor, soldiers, vagabonds, the plague, new buildings in London, and related Star Chamber proceedings involving Coke and Ellesmere
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, some browning, else quite crisp, printed in black letter, with the first Signature A blank before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79926
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, Acts, poor law, London, Star Chamber
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the statutes, from the beginning of Magna charta, vnto this present yere of our Lorde God 1574. S.T.C. 9312; Beale S64
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli. An. 1574. vicesimo sexto Iulij, London, 1574.
Description:
An early edition of one of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success" (Sir John Baker) surpassing all previous efforts; with the statutes in their original languages
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, centered lozenges, quite rubbed but sound, lightish staining, manuscript additions before the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78787
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXII. Henrici Octavi [1540] . . . the actes folowing by his highnesse, with thassent of the lordes spiritual and temporal, and the comons assembled in the sayd parliament, haue bene established, ordeyned and enacted. STC 9402 [including this copy]
Publisher:
T. Powell?, London.
Description:
The legislation of the Parliament which included the Statute of Wills, "one of the most significant pieces of all English law", comprehensively restoring the power to devise real property and mitigating the effects of the Statute of Uses of 1536
Condition:
19th century cloth, light browning, else quite well preserved, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield on the front pastedown; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79317
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, witchcraft, Wills
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1969, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1969
Publisher:
T. Sanerive, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90575
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
The Actis and Constitutiounis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin be . . . 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. 21876a, 21881, and 21883
Publisher:
[1] Robert Lekpreuik [2 and 3] Iohne Ros, Edinburgh, 1566 & 1575.
Description:
First edition variant issue of the first collected laws of Scotland, beginning with the statutes passed at the first parliament of James I in 1424 through 1566, the year of publication, preserving part of the original record otherwise lost
Condition:
Modern panelled morocco, extra-gilt, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, title just trimmed, some staining, ex-Skene Library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79002
Price:
$ 7500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminster the xxi daye of October [1555] . . . to the dissolution of the same . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9450.3 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Excvsvm . . . in Aedibvs Iohannis Cavvodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The uncommon first printing of the legislation enacted by the Parliament held in the midst of the trials condemning to the stake over 300 martyrs, curiously reforming the law bailing prisoners and seeking to regulate the sale of stolen horses [c.7]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, very light staining to the upper margin of some leaves, else especially clean and crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79244
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds, trials, Law of Horses
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force and use: Wherein is conteined the effect of all those Statutes, which do threaten to the offenders thereof, the losse of life, member . . . or other punishment [etc.]. S.T.C. 9532; Beale S79
Publisher:
Printed by Thomas Wight [etc.], London, 1600.
Description:
Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract English criminal law, arranged alphabetically and in English; four copies in S.T.C. in this country, one imperfect
Condition:
Modern unlettered calf, the title darkened and a bit chipped (no text affected), some lightish staining, yet quite crisp and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78382
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
criminal law, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Mariae primo. Actes made in the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the second day of Aprill [1554], in the first yeere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Ladye Marie [until] the fyfth day of Maye [etc.]. S.T.C. 9444.4; Beale S250b
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in edibus Iohannis Cawodi [?R. Jugge] [etc.], London, 1554 [?1572].
Description:
An uncommon printing of the legislation of Mary's second parliament, the final parliament during which she reigned as sole monarch, including the act [c.2] specifying in great detail the terms of the marriage between her and Philip of Spain
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else quite crisp with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79206
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, marriage
 
Author:
Title:
An Act for Ascertaining the Rates of Foreign Coins in Her Majesties Plantations in America [Anno Sexto Annae Reginae c.30]
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1708.
Description:
The rare separate printing of the Parliamentary act seeking to regulate the value of diverse coin found in the colonies, establishing their respective values and making criminal (six months imprisonment and a fine) their acceptance at a higher rate
Condition:
Two leaves as issued, disbound, drop-head title + pp. 417-419, some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76378
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiverniae, Septimo [and Octavo]. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Two and twentieth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1695. In the Seventh Year of the Reign [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio.
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1696.
Description:
The Parliament enacting legislation resulting in "one of the great monetary events in history" and the adoption of the gold standard, crucially involving the views of John Locke, with its philosophical and financial consequences still debated
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, a variant not in ESTC, with certain of the first 14 title pages dated 1696 [compare ESTC R223064]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79743
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, economics, Bench and Bar, Coining, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Anno XXI. Henrici VIII. Statvta ad rempspectantia, edita in prima sessione parliamenti . . . tertio die Nouembris . . . continuati per xliiii dies, videlicet vsque ad xvii diem Decembris [1529] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9366.5; not in Beale. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Thomae Bertheleti Regii Impressoris. Cvm Privilegio, London, 1536(?).
Description:
A rare printing of the acts of the first session of the Reformation Parliament, "clearly one of the most important assemblies ever to gather in England", ultimately leading to the rejection of papal authority and to the Anglican Church's independence
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, a trace of marginal worming, else well-preserved, one copy in STC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78517
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1963, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, faded but quite sound
Book No.:
W-26110
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts
Author:
Lambarde, William
Title:
Archaionomia, Sive De Priscis Anglorum Legibus libri, Sermone Anglico, vetustate Antiquissimo, aliquot ab hinc seculis conscripti, Nunc demum, magno Jurisperitorum, & amantium Antiquitatis omnium commodo, etenebris in lucem vocati. Wing A3605. Folio
Publisher:
Ex Officina Rogeri Daniel, celeberrimae Academiae [etc.], Cantabrigiae, 1644.
Description:
Lambarde's first work, and only the second printed in Old English with Anglo-Saxon type, first published in 1568, in the words of Felix Liebermann crediting Lambarde as "a pioneer in an unknown land", as he translated the Anglo-Saxon laws into Latin
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, the joints cracking but firm, a good copy; with a bifolium laid in discussing degrees of honor and titles; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77956
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1962, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-Commonwealth Relations Office Library, green cloth, sound
Book No.:
W-90941
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Statute-Law Common-plac'd: Or, a General Table to the Statutes. Containing The Purport and Effect of all the Acts of Parliament in Force from Magna Charta . . . The Whole Very useful to Counsellors, Attornies [and many others]. Fourth Edition. Cowley 233
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1739.
Description:
Jacob's able digest, much expanded from prior editions, the criticism of which he notes in his preface and to which through this expansion he responds; with his brief introductory essay on statutory construction coupled with his gloss of Magna Carta
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, scuffed, front joint cracked but firm, label lacking, else quite fresh and bright with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79656
Price:
$ 275.00
Category:
Acts, digests, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli . . . At the Parliament begun at Westminster the 18. day of Iune, Anno Dom. 1625. in the first yeere of the Reigne of our most gracious Souereigne Lord, Charles . . . And there continued [etc.]. S.T.C. 9509. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Robert Barker, & John Bill [etc.], London, 1630 (1629).
Description:
One of only two contemporary printings of the legislation of Charles' first Parliament, its dissolution leading to the Petition of Right, "terminat[ing] the opening scene in the long tragedy that ended twenty-four years later upon the scaffold"
Condition:
Modern boards, some browning and staining, without the two subsidies acts and the first blank, else usable with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79475
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
A Collection of sundrie Statutes, frequent in use: With Notes in the Margent and References to the Booke cases and Bookes of Entries and Registers . . . Together with an Abridgement of the residue which be Expired [etc.]. S.T.C. 9328. Folio
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1618.
Description:
First edition of the first successful attempt to produce a critical edition of the Statutes at Large, "an advance upon all former editions [and] a new standard" in Holdsworth's words, based on Pulton's careful examination of the manuscript sources
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled polished calf, rubbed, neatly repaired, else well preserved, generously margined and especially bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77868
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Pulton, Ferdinando
Title:
An Abstract of all the penall Statutes which be generall, in force and use . . . which doe threaten to the Offendours . . . Moreoeur the aucthoritie and duetie of all Justices of Peace, Shirifes, Coroners, Eschetors, Maiors, Baylifes [etc.]. S.T.C. 9526.7
Publisher:
Imprinted at London . . . by Richard Tottyl [etc.], London, 1577.
Description:
First edition of Pulton's first work in a lifetime devoted to the editing of the English statutes, the first work in English on the criminal law of England, and the first work to attempt to digest or abstract that subject; six copies in S.T.C.
Condition:
Contemporary calf, centered blind lozenges, quite worn, ownership inscriptions and other notations on the title, else very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79449
Price:
$ 6500.00
Category:
criminal law, Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, coroners, sheriffs
Author:
Title:
Essays on the Spirit of Legislation . . . Containing Observations on the Political Systems at present pursued in various Countries of Europe, for the Advancement of those essential Interests [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Nicoll . . . and G. Robinson [etc.], London, 1772.
Description:
First edition in English of the three essays honored by the Societe Oeconomique de Berne, the pioneering institution founded in 1759 and devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment, "seeking reforms [both] in economy and society"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, the first blank and title a bit chipped (no text affected), some browning, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-74849
Price:
$ 575.00
Category:
agriculture, Commercial Law, Acts, legal reform, FRANCE
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1937. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, showing wear, but sound
Book No.:
W-26099
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others], London, 1743.
Description:
The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his original work far different from previous dictionaries, this abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-77706
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
Author:
Title:
Ano Regni Iacobi . . . At the second Session of Parliament . . . in the third yeere of the raigne of our most gracious Soueraigne Lord Iames . . . proroged until the 18 of Nouember next following 1606 [etc.]. S.T.C. 9502 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1606.
Description:
The acts of the parliament following the foiled Gunpowder Plot and the attempted assassination of James I, making it high treason for Catholics to obey Rome, prohibiting their practise of law or medicine, and imposing other severe restrictions [c.4]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title's woodcut and some running heads shaved, some browning, else sound, without the subsidies acts; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79519
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Title:
Anno XXV Henrici Octaui. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament holden upon prorogation at Westminster [with] Anno XXVI [with] Anno XXVII [with] Anno XXVIII [1534-1536]. S.T.C. 9384.5, 9389.5, 9393.5, 9396.5; Beale S160, S167, S173, S179
Publisher:
T. Powell [and] T. Marsh, London, 1562-1575?.
Description:
The legislation central to the English Reformation under Henry VIII, including that confirming the final break with Rome and Henry as legally the Church of England's Supreme Head, dissolving the monasteries, and establishing the Act of Succession
Condition:
Modern panelled calf, lightly rubbed, else well preserved, the Goyder copy with his bookplate and dated ownership signature (1947); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78956
Price:
$ 4750.00
Category:
Acts, Ecclesiastical Law, legal reform
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1967, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1967
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26114
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo et tertio, Edovardi Sexti [1549]. Actes made in the session of this present Parliament, holden upon prorogation at Westminster . . . in the second yeare of our most dread soueraign Lorde Edwarde the vi [etc.]. Beale S224a; S.T.C. 9426
Publisher:
Richardvs Graftonvs [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The Parliament whose first act "produced the first Prayer Book of the Church of England", ushered in by its Act of Uniformity, thus beginning the Edwardian Reformation in religion, to be supplemented by the act [c.21] permitting priests to marry
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, minor worming, else well preserved with ample margins, the second setting of Fii; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79210
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Brydall [Bridall], John
Title:
Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1673.
Description:
Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his 'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . . doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79287
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
English Law, Acts, London
Author:
Title:
Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79416
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno secundo & tertio Philippi & Marie. Actes made at a Parliamente begunne and holden at Westminster the xxi day of October [1555] . . . untyll the dissolution of the same . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9454 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. R. Jugge?], London, 1573?.
Description:
The legislation enacted by the Parliament held in the midst of the trials condemning to the stake over 300 martyrs, curiously reforming the law bailing prisoners and seeking to regulate the sale of stolen horses; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, else well preserved and quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79216
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds, trials, Law of Horses
 
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes nowe in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 23 yeere of the Reigne of our gracious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9315; Cowley 77
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Christopher Barker . . . 1583 [colophon], London, 1583.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original covers mounted, margin of title repaired (no text affected), minor marginal worming, yet a very good copy (the Taussig copy)
Book No.:
W-77985
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
An Act to amend and render more effectual, in His Majesty's Dominions in America . . . An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters [5 Geo III c.33]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and . . . Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1765.
Description:
A rare separate printing of the first Quartering Act, leading to increased tension with the American colonies, disputed by them as mandating taxation without representation and subventioning a standing army in peacetime; one copy in England in ESTC
Condition:
General title + pages 579-596, light browning, disbound, else a very good untrimmed copy with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-76116
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, military law
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1966, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1966
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26113
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1966, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1966
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90572
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
 
Author:
Title:
Laws, Eastern Nigeria, 1964, Containing the Ordinances of Eastern Nigeria and Subsidiary Legislation Made Thereunder
Publisher:
Government Printer, Eastern Nigeria.
Description:
Condition:
Green cloth, a bit faded and soiled, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90943
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
NIGERIA, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection of all the Statutes, from the beginning of Magna Charta vnto this present yeare of our Lord God 1579. newlye augmented, and diligentlie perused [etc.]. S.T.C. 9314; Beale S66; Cowley 75
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Christopher Barker, London, 1579.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, and the first edition of his work to translate his selections into English; in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference", surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf (Oldham 775), front joint cracked, else well preserved, with the Somerhill Library bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78746
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Title:
Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55] . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3], extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79245
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, defamation
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yere of the Reigne of King H.3. untill . . . the 7 yere of the Raigne of our Soueraigne Lord King James [etc.]. S.T.C. 9324; Cowley 112. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, else a very good, clean, tall copy; no copy in a law library in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77827
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography
Author:
Erskine, Thomas
Title:
Reflections on Gaming, Annuities, and Usurious Contracts. The Second Edition. ESTC T1507 [with a disbound copy of the original review of the work (conceivably by Maseres?) appearing in the 1777 Monthly Review laid in]
Publisher:
Printed for T. Davies . . . J. Bew . . . and T. Walter [etc.], London, 1777.
Description:
Erskine's first work, contending that the three subjects he treats are interrelated, are morally tainted, and should be closely regulated, proposing that reform legislation be enacted which would retroactively void or limit occurrences of all three
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, with Francis Maseres's ownership signature and his extensive notes and corrections throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79897
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Gambling, law of usury, contracts, insurance law
Author:
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:
Anno Regni Jacobi II . . . Primo. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1685. in the First Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord James [etc.]. ESTC 228908 and 215404
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of John Bill deceas'd [and two others], London, 1685.
Description:
A seemingly previously unrecognized variant printing of the acts of the sole parliament of James II, combining the first edition of the table with the acts themselves, including that [c.2] attainting the Duke of Monmouth for high treason
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine elaborately gilt, the boards somewhat scarred, else well preserved with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79885
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Parliament
Author:
Title:
Anno Tertio Henrici VIII . . . at his parlyamente holden at westminster . . . hath, doo, to be ordeined, made, and enacted, certaine statutes and ordynaunces in manner and fourme folowinge. S.T.C. 9362.2 [this copy the Hetherington copy, there recorded]
Publisher:
Printed by T. Marshe?, London, 1575?.
Description:
The final sixteenth century printing of the acts of this parliament [only, without the acts through year 7], including the act against mummers disguising their appearance [c.9] and that seeking to limit sheriff abuses directed toward juries [c.12]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over cloth boards, the inner margins strengthened and repaired, very light browning, else sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79315
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, sheriffs, juries, legal reform
Author:
Title:
Anno tricesimo septimo Henrici octaui. The acte concernyng the Subsidie graunted of the Temporaltee. S.T.C. 9414.9. Folio in 6's; sixteen unnumbered leaves
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti . . . Anno MDXLVII, London, 1547.
Description:
The seemingly unique copy of the printed subsidy act of Henry VIII's final parliament, its original not enrolled nor surviving, one which "brought in more money than any other of Henry's reign"; no copy in ESTC nor Beale, one in STC (this copy)
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a bit dusty and the occasional ink stain, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78688
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1963, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1963
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26106
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octavi [1 Hen VIII] [21 Jan-23 Feb 1510] [through] Statutes made in the parliament, holden . . . in the xxxvii yere of the reigne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [23 Nov-24 Dec 1545] [with the Table]. Eighteen Volumes in One
Publisher:
Thomas Berthelet [13] and William Powell [5] [imprints vary], London, 1539-1562.
Description:
A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of Henry VIII (from 1510 to 1545), including the years of the Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf over wooden boards, rebacked, the original spine laid down, remains of clasps, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79347
Price:
$ 20000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Title:
Anno Primo Henrici Octaui . . . at his parliament holden at Westminster . . . hath do to be ordeined, made, and enacted certaine statutes and ordinaunces in maner & fourme folowyng [1510]. S.T.C. 9360.5 [including this copy]; Beale S114
Publisher:
Imprinted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Powell, London, 1563?.
Description:
The acts of Henry VIII's first parliament, strengthening the rule of law by condemning the actions of Empson and Dudley in Henry VII's reign [c.12] and repealing the trial of non-capital statutory offences upon information without indictment [c.6]
Condition:
Modern unlettered cloth, rubbed and somewhat worn, a good copy with ample margins and the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79308
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Decimo Tertio. At the Parliament begun at Westminster, the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 [with nineteen other statutory compilations through the first Parliament of James II]
Publisher:
Printed, by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1661-85.
Description:
An extensive collection of compilations of Parliamentary legislation published during the quarter century reign of Charles II and thereafter, all rare, including the Act of Uniformity, the Licensing Act, the Habeas Corpus Act, and much in addition
Condition:
Twenty works in nine volumes, six in contemporary calf (one rebacked), three in modern bindings, some showing wear, but all sound; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78334
Price:
$ 5500.00
Category:
Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act to explain, amend, and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the General Laws now in being for regulating the Turnpike Roads of this Kingdom [7 Geo III c.40] [with the same for the Public Highways [c.42] with an index to both Acts]
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Baskett . . . and the Assigns of Robert Baskett, London, 1767.
Description:
A seemingly unrecorded printing of two major acts of Parliament addressing the "turnpike boom" and the related transportation revolution in the mid 18th century, setting forth both acts and, perhaps most usefully, an elaborate 62 page index to them
Condition:
Contemporary calf, crimson morocco label, double gilt rule and lettered, especially clean and bright, no copy in ESTC or OCLC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79759
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, law of highways
Author:
Title:
A Table to all the Statutes made in the tyme of the most victorious Reigne of kynge Edward the sixte [with] Anno Secvndo et Tertio Edvardi Sexti. Actes [with] An Acte of the Kinges Maiesties Moste Free and generall pardon. S.T.C. 9545, 9424, and ?9430.5
Publisher:
(1) Thomas Berthelet (2) Richard Tottel (3) Richard Grafton, London, 1553 & 57.
Description:
The first separately printed index of English statute law, a rare form of legal literature prior to 1800, with the acts of Edward VI's second parliament and a later pardon, two of the three works the privately held copies recorded in STC
Condition:
Later buckram, light browning and minor worming, else clean and well-margined, with the bookplate of Edwin Freshfield; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78696
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements
Author:
Williams, T.W.
Title:
A Compendious Digest of The Statute Law, Comprising The Substance and Effect of All the Public Acts of Parliament . . . from Magna Charta in the Ninth Year of King Henry III to the Twenty-Seventh Year of . . . King George III Inclusive. Cowley 276
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers, for G. Kearsley [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
The rare first edition of the last attempt to digest Great Britain's statute law, arranged alphabetically by subject and undertaken by the Inner Temple barrister known for his writings and as editor of the 'Law Journal'; one copy in ESTC in the USA
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and some staining towards the volume's end, else a very good copy, with the half title and errata
Book No.:
W-77068
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
Author:
Cotton, Robert
Title:
An Exact Abridgement of the Records in the Tower of London From the reign of King Edward the Second, unto King Richard the Third, of all the Parliaments holden in each Kings reign [etc.]. Revised . . . by William Prynne. Wing C6489. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for William Leake Stationer, at the Crown [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
First edition of one of two valuable works singled out by Holdsworth as the fruits of Prynne's scholarship in seeing published the previously unprinted public records of the Kingdom, both leading to his appointment as their Keeper in the next decade
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, else well-preserved, the Evelyn / Taussig copy, with (in addition) the Sir Frederick Evelyn bookplate
Book No.:
W-78344
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1968, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1968
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90574
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
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:
Skene, John (ed.)
Title:
The Lawes and Acts of Parliament Made Be the Most Excellent and Mightie King and Monarch James . . . Since His Maiesties XV Parliament the XIX Day of December 1597. Collected . . . foorth of the Register of His H. Kingdome of Scotland [etc.]. S.T.C. 21892
Publisher:
Printed Be Thomas Finlason . . . With the Kings Majesties License, Edinburgh, 1611.
Description:
The sole contemporary printing of the five Parliaments [sixteen through twenty under James VI] held in Scotland between 1600 and 1609, as James departed for London in 1603 to become James I of England, Scotland and Ireland; with the two leave index
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning, the occasional early annotation, a good copy; with Skene's xylographic signature
Book No.:
W-76376
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, SCOTLAND
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI. Henrici Octavi. Henry the eyght . . . helde his moste high court of Parliament, begonne at Westminster the xxviii day of Apryl [1539] . . . wherin were established these actes following. Beale S186; S.T.C. 9400.3 [with E6, blank]
Publisher:
Tho. Berthelet regius impressor excudebat [i.e. T. Marsh], London, 1575?].
Description:
The Parliament which confirmed the dissolution of the monasteries, vesting their lands in the Crown, "Tudor government at its most planned and efficient" in G.E. Elton's words; with the complementary act bringing all monks back from the legally dead
Condition:
Modern 1/4 black morocco over blue boards, gilt, somewhat rubbed and chipped, light browning and a bit of marginal staining, yet crisp with good margins
Book No.:
W-72597
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion
Author:
Rastell, William (comp.)
Title:
A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, continued from the beginning of Magna Charta, made in the 9 yeere of the reigne of King H.3. vntill . . . the 35 yeere of the Reigne of our gratious Queene Elizabeth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9319; Cowley 89
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1594.
Description:
One of Rastell's two significant contributions to legal literature, in John Baker's words "ambitious . . . a valuable reference [and of] enormous success", arranging the statutes alphabetically and far surpassing all previous efforts
Condition:
Modern calf, the original boards mounted, repairs to the lower margins of the title and next leaf (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78024
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, Bibliography, Bibliography, Magna Carta
Author:
Title:
The Great Boke of Statutes [Part 5, 1-15 Henry VIII] [1510-1523] [through] Statutes made in the parliament . . . in the xxxvii yere of the reygne of . . . Henry the eyght [37 Hen VIII] [1545] [with the Table]. Sixteen Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
J. Rastell [1]; R. Redman [1]; T Berthelet [14] [imprints vary], London, 1530-1551.
Description:
A complete collection of the legislation of the parliaments of Henry VIII, most contemporary, one unique, and many rare, including those of the years of the Reformation Parliament, the break with Rome, and the establishment of the Anglican Church
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled unlettered calf, repaired but sturdy and very clean, bookplate of Edward Shnayerson; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78959
Price:
$ 20000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sfxti [sic] [Sexti]. Actes made in the Session of this present Parlament . . . the iiii daye of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our moste dread Soueraigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9431; Beale S229a
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richard Grafton [i.e. Richard Tottel], London, 1570?.
Description:
The second Tottel printing of the statutes of 3-4 Edward VI, a tumultuous year, with the passage of the first Riot Act [c.5], the inception of a public militia [c.5], and the outlawing of "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light staining, mainly marginal, lacking leaf C2, not affecting the acts mentioned below; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79218
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1965, Togther with the Legal Supplement, 1965
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a good sound copy
Book No.:
W-26112
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II . . . Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eight day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . .in the 15th year . . . And thence Prorogued to the 16th of March then next following. Not in Wing or ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
The acts of the Cavalier Parliament's second session, including the act explaining the Act of Uniformity [c.1] and the 1663 Navigation Act [c.7], part of the legislation "form[ing] the basis for . . . British overseas trade for nearly 200 years"
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label gilt, some browning, else quite sound, fourteen public and twelve public acts, with the table, 312 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79983
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Commercial Law, international law, Ecclesiastical Law
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1967, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1967
Publisher:
J.C. Butler, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90573
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage [with] An Act For continuing the Excise 1660 [with] An Act For the present Nominating of Commissioners of Sewers [with] The Rates of Merchandise . . . Subsidy of Tonnage, Subsidy of Poundage [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1660.
Description:
Three acts and a related work principally bearing upon a major constitutional debate of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II two important subsidies for his life, two of the three acts located in one copy only in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, bearing the Royal arms and manuscript paper label ("Inner 02-13"); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78814
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, economics, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Title:
Government of Palestine. Ordinances, Regulations, Rules, Orders and Notices. Annual Volume for 1939. Volume I, Ordinances
Publisher:
Government Printing Press, Jerusalem.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a little scuffed, but sound
Book No.:
W-26102
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
PALESTINE, Acts
Author:
Title:
An Act For turning the Books of the Law, and All Process and Proceedings in Courts of Justice into English [with] An Additional Act Concerning the Proceedings of the Law in English. Neither in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Edward Husband and John Field [2] by John Field, London, 1650 & 1651.
Description:
The far-reaching legislation requiring that the law of England in virtually all its manifestations be in English, a fundamental reform aborted at the Restoration and not largely achieved until the early eighteenth century [in 1731] under George II
Condition:
Pages 1097-1099 and 1339-1341, light browning, disbound, else clean and with ample margins, now preserved in a modern folding case; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78824
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, English Law
 
Author:
Title:
Colony of Seychelles. A Collection of the Ordinances, 1965
Publisher:
Government Printer, Victoria.
Description:
Condition:
Cloth-backed boards, a bit stained, but sound
Book No.:
W-26109
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Seychelles, Seychelles, Acts
 
Author:
Title:
The Ordinances of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate Enacted During the Year 1963, Together with the Legal Supplement, 1963
Publisher:
R.L. Gribble, Publisher to the Government..., Suva.
Description:
Condition:
Blue cloth, a little dusty, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90569
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands, Acts, English Commonwealth
Author:
Title:
Anno XVIII Reginae Elizabethe. At this present Session of Parliament by prorogation holden at Westminster the viii day of February, in the xviii yeer [1576] of . . . Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9481 [three copies]; not in Beale
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . . Richarde Iugge [etc.], London, 1575o.s..
Description:
A rare printing of this Parliament's acts, including the act [c.3] in theory providing work and relief to the able-bodied and threatening the shiftless with Houses of Correction (ala London's Bridewell), and so introducing "a comprehensive Poor Law"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, quite stained, lacking the last three leaves, mainly marginal holes in other leaves, a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79369
Price:
$ 475.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Title:
An Abstract of All the Acts Passed In the Fifth Session of the Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, and the Fifth Year of the Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1732.
Description:
A rare example of an annual, official publication abstracting the just enacted Parliamentary legislation, in this case, some thirty-three acts, including two affecting justices of the peace and several pertaining to colonies in this hemisphere
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, some browning and foxing, else a sound copy, with the final leaf itemizing separately printed, available acts; four copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76939
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, Abridgements, justices of peace, colonies
Author:
Title:
Anno XXIII H. VIII. The kynge our soueraygne lorde Henry the eight . . . at the sessions of his highe Courte of parlyament . . . holden at westmister . . . in the xxiii yere of his moste noble reigne [1532] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9373; Beale S143. Folio
Publisher:
Imprynted at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet [etc.], London, 1538?.
Description:
A crucial session of the Reformation Parliament, one which (in G.R. Elton's words) "ushered in the full revolution which dominated the history of the 1530's", achieved the clergy's enforced submission, and removed the hope of a settlement with Rome
Condition:
Modern 3/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, a touch of marginal worming, light browning, else well preserved, five copies in ESTC; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78519
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament
Author:
Title:
An Act for restraining and preventing several unwarrantable Schemes and Undertakings in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America [14 Geo II c.37]
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1741.
Description:
The extension to the American colonies of the famous act passed in the midst of the South Sea Bubble economic crisis of 1720, the original act described by Maitland as one which "seems to scream at us from the statute book"; no copy in the UK in ESTC
Condition:
?Original sewn wraps, disbound, title page + pages 683 to 687, a very little marginal staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79435
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
Acts, colonies, fraud, Law and the stockmarket
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Jacobi II . . . Primo. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1685. in the First Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord James [etc.]. Not in ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of John Bill, Deceas'd [and two others], London, 1685-86.
Description:
A seemingly previously unrecognized variant printing of the acts of the sole parliament of James II, printing 22 acts [151+31 pages], with all 22 in the table [?also unrecorded], including that [c.2] attainting the Duke of Monmouth for high treason
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat stained including the top margin, light browning, else clean, with the signature of Lancelot Orb; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80111
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Parliament
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
Author:
Gardiner, Robert
Title:
Enhiridion [sic] Clericale: Or, A Manual of proper and useful Precedents in Clerkship, Relating to Contracts and Agreements, Obligations, Recognizances and Statutes . . . With Directions to sue out Fines, Recoveries, and to the Outlawry [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignee of Edw. Sayer . . . for John Walthoe [&c], London, 1712.
Description:
The rare final edition of Gardiner's omnium gatherum, conceivably designed to summarize in one volume ("multum in parvo") his massive 'Intructor Clericalis', treating of dozens of subjects and providing precedents for use in all the royal courts
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spine a bit marked and its bottom just chipped, light browning, else well preserved with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80164
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Forms & Form Books, contracts, landlord and tenant, legal dictionaries, Wills, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Title:
Tenants Law: A Treatise of great Use, for Tenants and Farmers Of all Kinds And all other Persons . . . touching Leases, Rents Distresses, Replevins, and other incidents between Landlord and Tenant, and Tenant and Tenant [etc.]. Fourth Edition. Wing T52A
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1684.
Description:
The uncommon final edition of the first English legal treatise titled 'Tenants Law' (expanded anonymously thereafter), with a final chapter glossing the Rebuilding of London Act of 1666 [19 Car II c.8] following the Great Fire; five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern unlettered blind tooled and decorated calf, light browning, else crisp and well preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80212
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
agriculture, landlord and tenant, Legal Architecture, Acts
Author:
Hatton, Christopher
Title:
A Treatise Concerning Statutes, or Acts of Parliament: And the Exposition thereof. Wing H1142
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Tonson, at his Shop under Grays-Inn Gate, London, 1677.
Description:
Only edition of the sole legal work written by one of Elizabeth's Lord Chancellors, praised by Holdsworth as "exceptional [with] a clear idea of the place of equity in the legal system", three of his eight chapters in fact devoted to that subject
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, rubbed and a bit strained, some browning and foxing, else quite sound; with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80273
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, equity

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