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Author:
Title:
White Collar Crime, Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate...[etc.] Parts 1 and 2
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1987.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps; 214 and 200 pages
Book No.:
W-90530
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
humor, legal reform, Law and Literature, Legal Ethics, White Collar Crime
Author:
Speed, Samuel
Title:
Fragmenta Carceris: Or, The Kings-Bench Scuffle; with the Humors of the Common-Side. The Kings Bench Letany, and the Legend of Duke Humphrey. Wing S4901. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by J.R. for Tho. Rooks at the Lamb and Ink Bottle [etc.], London, 1675.
Description:
The work in verse dedicated to his fellow prisoners by Speed, the bookseller arrested on charges of publishing and distributing seditious works, full of irony and humor, opining that "Wisdom is the Wing of the Soul", in or out of prison
Condition:
Later mottled calf, gilt, rebacked, the original spine laid down, light browning, the margins cut close (main text unaffected); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79917
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Poetry, humor, prisons, Law and Literature, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Minutes of the Proceedings before the Lords Committees for Privileges, On the Claim to the Title of Earl of Anglesey
Publisher:
N.p., Dublin, 1771.
Description:
A rare work recording the final decision upon the English estates part of "the most dramatic case ever arising under British law", memorialized in part in Smollett's "Peregrine Pickle" and featuring multiple bigamous marriages, forgery and perjury
Condition:
Original stabbed marbled wraps, lightly worn, a very good crisp copy, 64 pages, with the date of 1771 changed manually to 1772; five copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76948
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
trials, law of heraldry, Law and Literature, criminal law, marriage
Author:
Darrow, Clarence
Title:
Plea of Clarence Darrow, in his own Defense to the Jury that exonerated him of the charge of bribery at Los Angeles August - 1912
Publisher:
Golden Press, Los Angeles, 1912.
Description:
Arguably Darrow's most brilliant speech, personally defending himself against the charge of jury-tampering, still spellbinding, the jury acquitting Darrow in a half hour; without the portrait but with the original mailing envelope
Condition:
Original printed wraps, quite pretty and well preserved; 59 pages
Book No.:
W-41115
Price:
$ 200.00
Category:
criminal law, Legal Ethics, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Pitts, Jesse R. and Olivier Zunz (eds.)
Title:
The Tocqueville Review, La Revue Tocqueville, Volume 7, 1985/86
Publisher:
Tocqueville Society, Charlottesville, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-30322
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
FRANCE, constitutional law, philosophy of law, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:
The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
Selden Society [Supplementary Series, Volume 1], London, 1965.
Description:
All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author; superbly edited
Condition:
Original crimson cloth, a bit faded, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-62303
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Shulman, Irving
Title:
The Amboy Dukes
Publisher:
Doubleday & Co., Inc., Garden City, 1947.
Description:
Condition:
Original gray cloth, rather soiled and worn, but a sound copy
Book No.:
W-90260
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Juvenile Law, Law and Literature
Author:
Sloss, Peter F.
Title:
Alice's Adventures in Jurisprudencia. Illustrated by Sally Richardson
Publisher:
Borogove Press, Belvedere, 1982.
Description:
A must for any Lewis Carroll fan, and indeed anyone else wondering what it would be like if Humpty Dumpty were Chief Justice, written by the San Francisco lawyer said by a colleague to be "the most creative and brightest attorney I ever worked with"
Condition:
Original printed wraps, illustrated, 87 pages, as new, the remainder of the unsold copies purchased by us directly from the author, Peter Sloss, in 1998
Book No.:
W-63644
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Table-Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq; or His Sense of various Matters of Weight and high Consequence; Relating especially to Religion and State. The Second Edition. Wing S2438. Octavo
Publisher:
Printed for Jacob Tonson, at the Judge's-Head [etc.], London, 1696.
Description:
Second edition of Selden's most popular work, whose notes according to Sir Frederick Pollock "may still be read with profit" and whose title suggests "the classic Moots of the English Bar, in which the 'table' always played a great part"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, with the armorial bookplates of John Peyto Verney and Robert John Verney, Lords Willoughby de Broke; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79945
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Darrow, Clarence S.
Title:
A Persian Pearl and Other Essays. Hunsberger 44
Publisher:
C.L. Ricketts, Chicago, 1902.
Description:
First reissue of Darrow's first work, the only existing collection of Darrow's critical writings, taking its title from Darrow's essay on 'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' and informing Darrow's world-view (and his philosophy of law) throughout his life
Condition:
Original cloth-backed decorated boards, showing wear, else a good copy with untrimmed edges and partly printed in red and black
Book No.:
W-15187
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Tietjen, Randall (ed.)
Title:
In the Clutches of the Law, Clarence Darrow's Letters
Publisher:
University of California Press, Berkeley, 2013.
Description:
More than 500 letters brought together over twenty years, meticulously edited and glossed, and destined to materially change our views of Darrow, in the words of Michael Tigar--"one of the three best books on Clarence Darrow ever published"
Condition:
Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-77129
Price:
$ 100.00
Category:
biography, Radicals, Law and Literature
Author:
Saltern, George
Title:
Of the Antient Lawes of great Britaine. S.T.C. 21635
Publisher:
Printed [by Edward Allde] for Iohn Iaggard [etc.], London, 1605.
Description:
Only edition of the tract written by a Middle Temple barrister, appearing as the union of England and Scotland was contested, "unique in its singular focus on demonstrating the existence of a British common law tradition from the mists of antiquity"
Condition:
Modern vellum, the title slightly darkened with its lower margin cut close (no text affected), the Huth copy with his bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78905
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
Anglo-Saxon law, Law and Literature
Author:
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
Title:
Speeches
Publisher:
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1900.
Description:
Presentation copy to "Mrs Fairfax Harrison [nee Hetty Cary, of Virginia landed gentry, kinswoman of the Carrs, Jeffersons and Randolphs and wife of the President of the Southern Railway] / from her friend & servant / O W Holmes / February 28 1905"
Condition:
Original printed buff boards, somewhat darkened and rubbed, but a clean copy
Book No.:
W-74790
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Title:
The Modern Law List and Weekly Gazette of Politics and Literature, Comprehending the Professions, the Stage, Sketches of Public Characters, Varieties, Together with a Picture of the English Bar, and of the Courts of Law and Equity in the Nineteenth Century
Publisher:
Printed and Published by N. Teucher . . . No. 25, Fleet Street, London, 1828.
Description:
A rare issue of the short-lived gallimaufry bordering on the scurrilous, lampooning the law, with much verse ("Law, An Epitaphic Satire" as one example) and remarks by and about Burke, Byron, Napoleon, and the stage; no copy in COPAC, one in OCLC
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, re-sewn and repaired, lightly browned, but a good copy; Vol I. No. V, pages 65-80
Book No.:
W-74951
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
humor, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Jeffrey, Francis
Title:
Peter and His Enemies
Publisher:
William P. Nimmo, 2 South St David Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1859.
Description:
Condition:
Disbound, lightly browned, but sound; 31 pages
Book No.:
W-69721
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, legal reform
 
Author:
Jones, Mervyn
Title:
The Pursuit of Happiness
Publisher:
Quartet Books, London, 1975.
Description:
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-63875
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With Some Proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In Which . . . the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined
Publisher:
Printed for A. Millar, opposite to Katharine-Street [etc.], London, 1751.
Description:
First edition of the novelist Henry Fielding's famed proposals for reforming English criminal law, derived from his first-hand experiences as a London magistrate, "easily the most distinguished and ambitious of Fielding's social [publications]"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 green morocco over cloth boards, gilt lettered, light browning, else a good usable copy with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79227
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
criminal law, legal reform, capital punishment, Law and Literature, poor law
Author:
Stewart, James]
Title:
The Life of a Lawyer. Written by Himself
Publisher:
Saunders and Benning . . . 43, Fleet Street, London, 1830.
Description:
An absorbing fictionalized autobiography ostensibly written at age seventy-two, recounting the phenomenal rise of the author, who, orphaned at age four, becomes a law clerk, Lincoln's Inn bencher, Attorney General, and, ultimately, Lord Chancellor
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, edges and endpapers, rubbed, the label lost, a bit strained, else a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-74246
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Title:
Tenants Law: or, the Laws Concerning Landlords, Tenants and Farmers. . .The Sixteenth Edition [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by his Majesty's Law-Printers for T. Waller [etc.], London, 1768.
Description:
Condition:
Full sheep, a bit chipped, but well preserved
Book No.:
W-43261
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, agriculture, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Title:
Law Notes, A Monthly Magazine for Students and Practitioners. Volumes 26-53 [28 volumes]
Publisher:
'Law Notes' Publishing Offices, 25 & 26, Chancery Lane, London, 1907-34.
Description:
Condition:
1/4 calf, quite well preserved
Book No.:
W-25048
Price:
$ 280.00
Category:
Law and Literature
Author:
Fifoot (ed.), C.H.S.
Title:
The Letters of Frederic William Maitland
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1965.
Description:
All of Maitland's letters of substance insofar as Fifoot could locate them, exactly 500 in number, disclosing that Maitland was as felicitous and engaging a correspondent as he was an author; superbly edited
Condition:
A very nice copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-55540
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, Law and Literature
Author:
Nash, Thomas
Title:
Quaternio, Or a Foure fold Way to a Happy Life. Set forth in a Discourse betweene a Country Man, a Citizen, a Divine, and a Lawyer. Wherein the Commodities of the Country and the City, together with Excellency of Divinity and the Law are set forth
Publisher:
Printed by Nicholas Okes and are to be sold by Iohn Benson [etc.], London, 1636.
Description:
Nash's urbane if opinionated views drawing on Thomas More and Chaucer, with comparisons made to Rabelais, offering "especially in its packed margins, a playful -- and on occasion even scatological -- humour and a multitude of entertaining passages"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed and somewhat bowed and strained, manuscript vellum reinforcing strips, quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80025
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Ecclesiastical Law, humor, Law and Literature, FRANCE
 
Author:
Honigmann, E.A.J. and Susan Brock (eds.)
Title:
Playhouse Wills 1558-1642, An Edition of Wills by Shakespeare and His Contemporaries in the London Theatre
Publisher:
Manchester University Press, Manchester, 1993.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-58180
Price:
$ 70.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Wills, Shakespeare
 
Author:
Brandon, Craig
Title:
Murder in the Adirondacks, 'An American Tragedy' Revisited
Publisher:
North Country Books, Utica, 1986.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-44716
Price:
$ 10.00
Category:
Law and Literature, criminal law, trials
Author:
Enwere, Uchechukwu Moses
Title:
The Confessed Armed Robber
Publisher:
Isiba Law Publishers, Lokoja, 1999.
Description:
The uncommon sole edition of the only work recorded in OCLC written by Enwere, a Nigerian lawyer and legal publisher, a novel involving an armed robbery (punishable by death), the ensuing trial, and the attempted seduction of the defendant's fiancee
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, 84 pages; no copy in a law library in OCLC
Book No.:
W-80155
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature, NIGERIA
Author:
Title:
The Law of Arrests in Both Civil and Criminal Cases: Shewing For what Causes . . . how to raise a Hue and Cry . . . the Nature of Bail, Escapes, Rescues, Breach of Prison . . . Necessary for Sheriffs . . . Debtors, Creditors, Prisoners [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for S. Birt [etc.], London, 1742.
Description:
The scarce first edition of the only early work on arrest, a much-debated matter fraught with fraud and abuse, drawing the attention of Fielding, Dr. Johnson and Dickens, its restrictions on personal liberty not fully reformed until the 19th century
Condition:
Contemporary calf, lightly stained, crimson morocco label double gilt ruled and letter, bookplate of Penry Williams, very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80169
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Procedure, criminal law, Law and Literature, legal reform
 
Author:
Parsons, Coleman O.
Title:
Witchcraft and Demonology in Scott's Fiction, With Chapters on the Supernatural in Scottish Literature
Publisher:
Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, 1964.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-48128
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, SCOTLAND, Law and Literature, witchcraft
Author:
Gonson, John
Title:
The Charge of Sir John Gonson, Kt. to the Grand Jury of the City and Liberty of Westminster, &c. At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, Held the Twenty fourth Day of April 1728 in Westminster Hall [etc.]. ESTC N27645
Publisher:
Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing . . . near West Smithfield, London, 1728.
Description:
First edition of the first grand jury charge of Gonson, the Inner Temple barrister and "zealous prosecutor" depicted by Hogarth (twice) in "A Harlot's Progress", in satiric poetry, and--for his evangelical fervour -- by Pope in his "An Essay on Man"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80196
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Grand Jury Charges, justices of peace, Poetry, Law and Literature, humor
 
Author:
Haste, Steve
Title:
Criminal Sentences, True Crime in Fiction and Drama
Publisher:
Cygnus Arts, London, 1997.
Description:
Represented as "the first full-length study of true crime's influence on fiction and drama" and certainly useful, summarizing some 200 cases, then exploring the literature (fact and fiction, including drama) that has grown up around them
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-75440
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Gest, John Marshall
Title:
The Old Yellow Book, Source of Browning's The Ring and the Book
Publisher:
Chipman Law Publishing Company, Boston, 1925.
Description:
Condition:
Ex-library, worn and soiled; a working copy
Book No.:
W-43574
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
Law and Literature, trials
Author:
Overbury, Thomas
Title:
His Wife. With Additions of New Characters, and many other Witty Conceits never before printed. The sixteenth Impression. S.T.C. 18919
Publisher:
Printed by Iohn Haviland, for A. Crooke [etc.], London, 1638.
Description:
Overbury's sole known work, including forty seven verses patterned upon Shakespeare, indirectly praised by Ben Jonson, with later additions including one conjecturally by John Donne, all subsumed within the tragedy of Overbury's alleged murder
Condition:
Modern Cambridge style panelled calf, all edges gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, margins cut a bit close, else quite luscious; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80227
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
humor, marriage, Poetry, Law and Literature
Author:
Title:
Granta, The Magazine of New Writing. Sixty Seven non-consecutive issues from Issue 7 to Issue 147
Publisher:
Granta Books, London, 1983-2017.
Description:
A long non-consecutive run of sixty six issues, including the issues of Young British Novelists and Authors (#s 7, 81, and 123), Young American Novelists (#s 54, 97, and 139), Young Spanish Language Novelists (#113), and New Irish Writing (#135)
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps in very good condition
Book No.:
W-80249
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Law and Literature
 
Author:
Kahn, Paul W.
Title:
Law and Love, The Trials of King Lear
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-68454
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Shakespeare, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Robbins, Sara (ed.)
Title:
Law, A Treasury of Art and Literature
Publisher:
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1990.
Description:
The most comprehensive modern work devoted to law and art, from "Ancient Beginnings" through "American Modernity"; with 198 well reproduced illustrations, 113 in color
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustwrapper
Book No.:
W-72747
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Legal Art, Law and Literature, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Robbins, Sara (ed.)
Title:
Law, A Treasury of Art and Literature
Publisher:
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1990.
Description:
The most comprehensive modern work devoted to law and art, from "Ancient Beginnings" through "American Modernity"; with 198 well reproduced illustrations, 113 in color
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustwrapper
Book No.:
W-72747
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Legal Art, Law and Literature, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Robbins, Sara (ed.)
Title:
Law, A Treasury of Art and Literature
Publisher:
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., New York, 1990.
Description:
The most comprehensive modern work devoted to law and art, from "Ancient Beginnings" through "American Modernity"; with 198 well reproduced illustrations, 113 in color
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in the dustwrapper
Book No.:
W-72747
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Legal Art, Law and Literature, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Clarkson, Paul S. and Clyde T. Warren
Title:
The Law of Property in Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Drama
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1942.
Description:
A work praised by Max Radin as presenting "important and valuable data for the history of law [examining] the extent to which legal ideas and institutions were part of the intellectual possessions of Englishmen" at the turn of the 17th century
Condition:
Ex-The Francis Bacon and Huntingon Libraries; a very good copy, in a supplied dustjacket
Book No.:
W-59529
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Shakespeare, Law and Literature, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Pruitt Sr., Paul M
Title:
Aftermath. Foreword by Shannon Rogers Pruitt and an Afterword by Paul M. Pruitt, Jr.
Publisher:
Quid Pro Quo, New Orleans, 2019.
Description:
A novel full of suspense, violence, and the moral ambiguities of the post-Civil War South, involving rape and multiple murders, and concluding with the account of the ensuing trial, and a whitecappers unlawful (and unsuccessful) attempt at revenge
Condition:
Book No.:
W-80257
Price:
$ 30.00
Category:
Law and Literature, CIVIL WAR, The South
 
Author:
Kornstein, Daniel J.
Title:
Kill All the Lawyers? Shakespeare's Legal Appeal
Publisher:
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1994.
Description:
The attempt to make Shakespeare the source of serious study of late 20th century legal problems and political philosophy, drawing primarily on over a dozen of the plays
Condition:
A very good copy, in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-66292
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
16TH CENTURY, Law and Literature, Shakespeare
 
Author:
McKeithan, D.M.
Title:
Court Trials in Mark Twain and Other Essays
Publisher:
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, The Hague, 1958.
Description:
Condition:
Blue buckram, a good copy
Book No.:
W-69979
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
biography, trials, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Freeman, Arthur
Title:
A 'Dirty and Scandalous' Poem: William Gifford's First Book?
Publisher:
The Book Collector, London, 2004.
Description:
Condition:
Original printed sewn wraps, a very good copy; the Autumn issue
Book No.:
W-72404
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
trials, adultery, 18TH CENTURY, Law and Literature
 
Author:
Lavery, Emmet
Title:
The Magnificent Yankee a Play in Three Acts
Publisher:
Samuel French, New York, 1946.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41249
Price:
$ 27.00
Category:
Law and Literature, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Sokol, B.J. and Mary
Title:
Shakespeare's Legal Language, A Dictionary
Publisher:
The Athlone Press, London, 2000.
Description:
Condition:
Original blue cloth, gilt, a well-preserved copy
Book No.:
W-69300
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Shakespeare, Law and Literature, legal dictionaries

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