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Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Modern Justice: Containing the Business of a Justice of Peace, In all its Parts. As an Abridgment of the Common Law, and of the Acts of Parliament relating to Justices of Peace, Constables and other Parish Officers under them [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignee of Edward Sayer, Esq [etc.], London, 1716.
Description:
First edition of one of Jacob's earliest works, and uncommon, revealing the direct, lucid style and excellent organization which was to make him one of the most prolific legal writers of the eighteenth century, with over thirty recorded works
Condition:
Contemporary calf, a bit rubbed, browning, small hole in the title affecting a few letters, signature of Sir Timothy Waldo Clapham; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79524
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
justices of peace, game law
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:
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:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Mercatoria: Or, the Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize . . . Privateers, Piracy . . . With An Introduction, setting forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations, Dominion of the Sea [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description:
The final, expanded edition of the first general treatise devoted to the law merchant to be written by a common law lawyer, adding a chapter on the sea laws of Oleron and Rhodes and another as a dictionary devoted to law and mercantile terms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78934
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, natural law, law of piracy
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Compleat Court-Keeper: or, Land-Steward's Assistant. Containing, First, The Nature of Courts-Leet and Courts-Baron [and four other parts]. Third Edition [bound with] Books printed for Bernard Lintot, at the Cross-Keys . . . in Fleet-street
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt . . . for Bernard Lintott [etc.], London, 1724 & 1728?.
Description:
An early edition of what I believe is Jacob's first work (of eighteen) a work which Holdsworth termed "very successful . . . and comprehensive", bound with Bernard Lintot's substantial [28 page] final catalogue, arranged by size and priced
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, the front joint just cracking but very firm, the spine ends a bit chipped, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79921
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
courts, Every Man Law Books, justices of peace, Dealer & Auction Catalogues
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The Common Law Common-Plac'd: Containing, the Substance and Effect of All the Common Law Cases, dispersed in the Body of the Law . . . Wherein likewise The Terms of the Law . . . are concisely treated of [etc.]. The Second Edition. Cowley 225. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1733.
Description:
The last, and much-expanded, edition of Jacob's abridgment, designed to complement his 'Statute Law Common-Placed' and likely his 'Student's Companion, or Reasons of the Law'; arranged by subject, alphabetically
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards somewhat worn and scraped, else a very good, tall, clean copy
Book No.:
W-77870
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Abridgements

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