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Author:
Maitland, F.W. (ed.)
Title:
Bracton's Note Book, A Collection of Cases Decided in the King's Courts During the Reign of Henry the Third, Annotated by a Lawyer of That Time, Seemingly by Henry of Bratton. Three Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
C.J. Clay & Sons, Cambridge University Press Warehouse [etc.], London, 1887.
Description:
First edition of one of Maitland's earliest works and one which Vinogradoff called "a model of its kind", privately printed at Maitland's expense, and providing us with the raw data upon which Bracton worked in constructing his famed treatise
Condition:
Original cloth gilt, lightly worn, discreetly ex-Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane, a few hinges cracking, largely uncut; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78082
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL
 
Author:
Davidson, John]
Title:
Observations on the Regiam Majestatem
Publisher:
Edinburgh], [1792].
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-57549
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Selden, John
Title:
Mare Clausum seu de Domino Maris Libri Duo. Primo, Mare, ex Jure Naturae seu Gentium, omnium hominum non esse Commune . . . Secundo, Serenissimum Magnae Britanniae Regem Maris circumflui . . . Dominum esse, asseritur. S.T.C. 22175. Folio
Publisher:
Excudebat Will. Stanesbeius, pro Richardo Meighen, London, 1635.
Description:
First edition of the most famous of all English works on international law, written by Selden at the command of James I in response to Grotius' Mare Liberum, and earning Selden the sobriquet of "the father of international law in England"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, original spine laid down, a large paper copy (8 1/2 x 12 inches), with the Earl Grey bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78135
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, international law, maritime law
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 signed A2]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, ?original label preserved, browning to edges of title, else quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79892
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Selden, John (ed.)
Title:
Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290A
Publisher:
Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:
Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76640
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
Author:
Agard, Arthur and Thomas Powell
Title:
The Repertorie of Records . . . with A briefe introductiue Index of the Records of the Chancery and Tower . . . As Also, A most exact Calender of all those Records [etc.]. S.T.C. 194.1 and Addenda [this copy with A3 properly signed] [this copy unique?]
Publisher:
Printed by B. Alsop and T. Fawcet, for B. Fisher [etc.], London, 1631.
Description:
The first printed effort to record and calendar England's public records, undertaken by Agard and after his death continued by Powell, its dedication to "Mercury" conjectured to be Bacon and thus an important part of the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, somewhat scraped, neatly rebacked, the final blank chipped, with A1 (otherwise blank); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79330
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL, Procedure, Every Man Law Books, Shakespeare
Author:
Title:
The Maner of kepynge a court Baron and Lete wyth dyuers fourmes of entreis, plaintes, processes, presentmentes, and other maters determinable there. Newely Imprynted and corrected. S.T.C. 7718; Beale T198
Publisher:
Impress. Londini per me Henricum Smyth [colophon], London, 1546.
Description:
A rare edition of guides to local courts and their practice, with an "ancestry stretching back to the thirteenth century" in John Baker's words, holding pleas of land and exercizing consierable social control; three copies in ESTC, two imperfect
Condition:
Modern 3/4 sheep over marbled boards, somewhat rubbed, lacking five leaves [A2-A6], else quite clean with generous margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79808
Price:
$ 1200.00
Category:
courts, MEDIEVAL
Author:
Britton, John le]
Title:
Britton [on the Laws of England]. The Second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate [etc.]. S.T.C. 3804
Publisher:
Printed by the assignes of John Moore Esquire [etc.], London, 1640.
Description:
The second edition of the first substantial medieval English legal treatise to be printed, written in the late 13th century; much superior to the first edition (printed circa 1540) supplying an omitted chapter and providing emendations in an appendix
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, the front joint cracked but holding, the spine a bit chipped and varnished, browning, a usable copy only
Book No.:
W-77409
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, MEDIEVAL, English Law
Author:
Selden, John (ed.)
Title:
Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290
Publisher:
Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
First and best early edition of Fleta, written in the late 13th century, with Selden's Dissertation upon it, called a "sophisticated survey of the history of Roman law in medieval Europe and England [and] his most mature piece of scholarship"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the joints cracked but firm, light browning, else clean with good margins but not aesthetically pleasing
Book No.:
W-80102
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons, roman law
Author:
Jenkins, David
Title:
The Works Of the Eminemt and Learned Judge Jenkins upon Divers Statutes Concerning the King's Prerogative and the Liberty of the Subject. Now Reprinted from the Original Authentick Copy, Written and Published by himself, when Prisoner in Newgate. Wing J579
Publisher:
Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Samuel Heyrick . . . in Holborne, London, 1681.
Description:
The principal collection of Jenkins' political and constitutional theory, almost all written while he was imprisoned during the Interregnum, ably defending the King in Parliament, and both reflecting Coke and anticipating the Glorious Revolution
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, rebacked, neat tear in one leaf [D3], else quite clean with good margins and the frontispiece; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80278
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
English constitutional law, MEDIEVAL, WALES, English Commonwealth, Glorious Revolution

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