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The Address Of the Honourable the House of Commons: Presented to His Majesty On Thursday the 25th day of April, 1689. With His Majesty's Answer Thereunto. Wing E2514. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb [etc.], London, 1689.
Description:
The official and sole London printing of the Commons address offering full support (with William's acceptance) for a declaration of war on France, following the arrival of James II from France in Ireland in mid-March, with war in fact declared May 7
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, title (verso blank) plus two pages, three folds, one manuscript notation, clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79605
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, English Law, military law, IRELAND, FRANCE
 
Author:
Title:
Social Security in France
Publisher:
La Documentation Francaise, Paris.
Description:
Condition:
Printed wraps, a bit curled, but quite sound
Book No.:
W-30562
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE
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:
The Priviledges and Practice of Parliaments in England. Collected out of the Common Lawes of this Land. Seene and allowed by the Learned in the Lawes. Commended To the High Court of Parliament now Assembled. S.T.C. 7749 ["Tranquillitie" setting]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed [by B. Alsop and T. Fawcett] 1628, London, 1628.
Description:
First printing (one of two settings) of a tract which appeared during transforming events over much of the course of the century, followed by printings in 1640, 1641 and 1680; with comparisons and contrasts drawn from France and Germany
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf gilt lettered, some browning, a trace of marginal worming, without the first blank, the top margin cut close, sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79987
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, FRANCE, GERMANY, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons Assembled in Parliament, to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Presented by the Right Hononourable [sic] The Lord Marquis of Halifax . . . with His Maiesties Most Gracious Answer [etc.]. Wing E1186
Publisher:
Printed by James Partridge, Matthew Gillyflower [and one other], London, 1689.
Description:
The mutual exchanges of support between Parliament (its legal status now regularized) and William as the Irish revolution gained force, with the Dutch having declared war on France and England to do so in early May; one copy in ESTC in North America
Condition:
Order to print leaf + title + 2 + 7 pages, disbound, some light browning and some staining to the lower margin, else clean & complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79603
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Glorious Revolution, English Law, military law, IRELAND, Holland, FRANCE
Author:
Craufurd, Quentin
Title:
The History of the Bastile: With a Concise Account of the Late Revolution in France. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing, among other Particulars, An Enquiry into the History of the Prisoner with the Mask
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the front board detached and the rear joint cracked, else a clean copy, with the half title and the elaborate folding plan
Book No.:
W-78522
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
FRANCE, prisons
Author:
Colquhoun, Patrick
Title:
A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are . . . injured and endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by H. Baldwin and Son . . . for Joseph Mawman [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
The penultimate, much enlarged edition of Colquhoun's pioneering treatise, "a major work of permanent value [and] the first in the English language . . . on the subject of police", leading to the establishment of London's professional police force
Condition:
Modern 1/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good copy; the variant first printing with the colophon at index end only
Book No.:
W-77078
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, FRANCE, Police, London
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Gracious Speech to the Lords & Commons, Together with the Lord Chancellor's, At the opening of the Parliament, On the 8th day of May, 1661. Wing C3017. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
The speech in which Charles II announces his proposed marriage to Catherine of Braganza, cementing England's relations with Portugal and France as against Spain, the potential religious conflict (Catherine a Roman Catholic) skilfully downplayed
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, the title's lower right blank corner torn away, else usable, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80070
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, marriage, PORTUGAL, international law, FRANCE, SPAIN, Religion

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