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A Publication of His Ma'ties Edict, and severe Censvre against Priuate Combats and Combatants; Whether within his Highnesse Dominions, or without; With the Seconds, Accomplices, and Adhaerents . . . For the[ir] necessary . . . preuention [etc.]. STC 8498
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker, London, 1614.
The work expanding upon and strengthening the arguments put forth in James's first official action seeking to stem the increase in duels in England, as his "reign marks the beginning in England of a concerted opposition to duelling"
Modern 3/4 calf over cloth boards, somewhat rubbed, else quite crisp, with the first blank and signature "A" and the Foyle bookplate; the Taussig copy
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Law of Duels
Babington, Zachary
Advice to Grand Jurors in Cases of Blood . . . Asserting . . . that the Grand Jury ought to find it Murther, where their Evidence is that the Party intended to be Indicted had his Hands in Blood, and did kill the other Person [etc.]. Wing B248
Printed for John Amery at the Peacock [etc.], London, 1677.
First edition of Babington's only work, contending that grand juries must return "true bills" in all murder cases, mitigating circumstances to be left to the petit jury, "especially (in Holdsworth's words) in cases of homicide arising out of duels"
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled sheep, somewhat rubbed, else especially clean and crisp, with the imprimatur leaf; the Taussig copy
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$ 850.00
criminal law, Grand Jury Charges, juries, Law of Duels

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