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- Gray, John
- The Country-Solicitor's Practice in the High Court of Chancery . . . the Crown Office of the Court of King's Bench . . .also the Practice on Issuing a Country Fiat in Bankruptcy . . . and the Practice as to the Acknowledgment of Deeds by Married Women [etc.]
- Edward Lumley, 56, Chancery Lane, London, 1837.
- The rare first edition of Gray's trenchant work which, with his "Country-Attorney's Practice", went through several editions, Gray of fame also as the treasury solicitor whose office prosecuted the Tichborne claimant; no copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
- Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, quite rubbed, signature excised from title (no text affected), an occasional notation, else a good clean copy
- Book No.:
- $ 450.00
- equity, bankruptcy, women's law, Bill of Rights, criminal law
- Stiles, Henry Reed
- Bundling, Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America
- Privately Issued for Subscribers Only, n.p., n.d..
- A lighthearted yet serious look at bundling, the practice of sharing beds while clothed, as a matter of necessity and of courtship, with the principal emphasis on colonial America
- Original blue cloth, gilt, joints fraying; a usable copy only
- Book No.:
- $ 65.00
- marriage, women's law
- Reeve, Tapping
- The Law of Baron and Femme; of Parent and Child; of Guardian and Ward; of Master and Servant; and of the Powers of Courts of Chancery. With an Essay on the terms, Heir, Heirs, and Heirs of the Body
- Printed by Oliver Steele, New-Haven, 1816.
- First edition of the first American work devoted to the law of women, written by Tapping Reeve, founder of the first American law school, at Litchfield
- Contemporary calf, very worn, some browning; a just usable copy
- Book No.:
- $ 350.00
- women's law, marriage, infants, master, Connecticut, equity, Probating
- Fielding, Henry
- 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
- Printed for A. Millar, opposite Katherine-street in the Strand, London, 1749.
- 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
- 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.:
- $ 850.00
- 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
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