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Author:
East, Edward Hyde
Title:
A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown. Two Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Printed by A. Strahan . . . for J. Butterworth [etc.], London, 1803.
Description:
Only English edition of East's principal work, the first substantial treatment of English criminal law following Blackstone's, one which "won immediate authority" and based in large part on eleven manuscripts upon which East labored for some years
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title pages and last leaves browned (more at the edges), else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-79498
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography, criminal law, New York
Author:
Heathcote, Ralph
Title:
The Irenarch: Or, Justice of the Peace's Manual. Addressed to the Gentlemen in the Commission of the Peace for the County of Leicester . . . To which is prefixed a Dedication to Lord Mansfield By Another Hand [with] a contemporary review in eight pages
Publisher:
No publisher stated [?Payne] [and] The Monthly Review, London, 1774.
Description:
Heathcote's sole legal work, this edition the first to include his lengthy (75 page) essay in part critical of Lord Mansfield, imploring him that he consider the arguably contrary views of Plato, Littleton, Coke, Eden, and, in particular, Junius
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, the spine somewhat sunned, browning to title and last leaf, else clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80303
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
biography, justices of peace
Author:
Cooke, Edward
Title:
Chronica Juridicalia: Or, A General Calendar of the Years of . . . the several Kings of England . . . Together with A Chronological Table of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Justices of the Kings-Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. ESTC R10158
Publisher:
Printed for H. Sawbridge . . . and T. Simmons [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
First edition of the expansion of Dugdale's listings of the chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and others, extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work, which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, rebacked, early paper label, some browning; with A1 blank, but without the plate amd portrait if called for
Book No.:
W-74827
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Dalrymple, David, Lord Hailes]
Title:
A Catalogue of the Lords of Session, from the Institution of the College of Justice, in the year 1532. With Historical Notes. Quarto
Publisher:
N.p., Edinburgh, 1794.
Description:
The first revision, significantly expanded, of the first effort to provide biographical detail of the Scots judiciary, undertaken by Lord Hailes, advisor to James Boswell and to whom Dr. Johnson is said to have turned "on any matter of Scottish law"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a clean copy with ample margins. 18+42 pages; one copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76204
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
biography, SCOTLAND
 
Author:
Smith, Charlotte Watkins
Title:
Carl Becker, On History and the Climate of Opinion
Publisher:
Cornell University Press.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-20121
Price:
$ 20.00
Category:
political theory, biography
Author:
Wiener, Frederick Bernays
Title:
Felix Frankfurter (1882-1965) [published in printed form in the 1965 Year Book of the American Philosophical Society]
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., 1965.
Description:
Colonel Wiener's memorial to the Justice (delivered before the American Philosophical Society) whom he had first met as a student at Harvard Law School in 1928 and who "had a tremendous effect on me", one that lasted throughout his life
Condition:
Typescript, double-spaced, stapled at the upper left hand corner, the last page now detached, housed in a modern protective cloth sleeve; 17 pages
Book No.:
W-76744
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court
Author:
Dugdale, William
Title:
Origines Juridiciales, or Historical Memorials of the English Laws, Courts of Justice, Forms of Tryal, Punishment in Cases Criminal, Law-Writers, Law-Books . . . Inns of Court and Chancery [etc.]. Third edition. Wing D2490
Publisher:
Printed for Christop. Wilkinson [and two others] [etc.], London, 1680.
Description:
The foremost early treatise devoted to the history of the legal profession (particularly to the Inns of Court), still of value, termed "a pioneering work . . . and influential" by Dr. Baker and "the chief authority" by Holdsworth; with the 7 plates
Condition:
Contemporary calf, ex-library, the front board detached and the title and first leaf loose; with the armorial bookplate of Charles, Viscount Bruce
Book No.:
W-74934
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Inns of Court, criminal law, biography
Author:
Cockburn, William
Title:
The Clerk's Assistant in the Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts: Containing the Method of Proceedings there. Extracted from The best Books of Practice, And more regularly and clearly laid down than has hitherto been done [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for R. Main, in Dame-Street, Dublin, 1753.
Description:
The rare first Dublin edition of a comprehensive work, praised by Holdsworth as "clear and concise", treating of criminal causes, divorce, guardians, libel and defamation, marriage (several chapters), and wills inter alia; two copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and new endpapers, else quite crisp and well-preserved, with the subscribers list; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79075
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
biography, Ecclesiastical Law, SCOTLAND, marriage, divorce, libel and slander, criminal law
 
Author:
Dunne, Gerald T.
Title:
Joseph Story, The Great Term--1837
Publisher:
Saint Louis University Law Journal, St. Louis, 1969.
Description:
The rare, separate printing of the eleventh in a series of essays written by Mr. Dunne, subsequently to appear, as revised, in his biography of Justice Story ("Justice Joseph Story and the Rise of the Supreme Court"), published the following year
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, unevenly faded, now preserved in a cloth folding case, 23 pages, from the Fall issue, Volume 14, No. 1; no copy in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78434
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
biography, Supreme Court, 19TH CENTURY
Author:
Story, Joseph
Title:
Sketch of the Life of Samuel Dexter . . . As Delivered to the Grand Jurors of the District of Massachusetts, and to the Members of the Suffolk Bar, At the opening of the Court in Boston, Published at Their Joint Request [etc.]. Cohen 1975
Publisher:
Printed by John Eliot, Boston, 1816.
Description:
Story's eulogy of the Boston lawyer whom he characterized in his 'Autobiography' as "at the head of the Massachusetts Bar, and truly princeps inter pares" and whom Story later chose, in his Dane lecture, as a role model for students in the law school
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, quite browned, last leaf repaired (text legible), now preserved in a modern 3/4 calf case; uncommon, four copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77583
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
biography
Author:
Foss, Edward
Title:
The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London, 1848-64.
Description:
Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864
Condition:
Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set
Book No.:
W-77808
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
Author:
Herbert, William
Title:
Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery; Containing Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to Their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government. With a Concise History of English Law. Embellished with Twenty-Four Plates
Publisher:
Printed for Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Storer [etc.], London, 1804.
Description:
One of the few early works on the Inns of Court and the only one from the early 19th century singled out for mention by Holdsworth; with several prefatory chapters on English law, its judges and courts, types of trial, and 24 engravings
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, a large paper copy (210x270mm), two bookplates and a modern signature; handsome
Book No.:
W-79990
Price:
$ 675.00
Category:
Inns of Court, English Law, biography, courts, trials
 
Author:
Title:
Harvard College. Class Day, June 21, 1861
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-42384
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
biography
Author:
Cooke, Edward
Title:
Chronica Juridicalia: Or, A General Calendar of the Years of . . . the several Kings of England . . . Together with A Chronological Table of the Names of all the Lord Chancellors . . . Justices of the Kings-Bench and Common Pleas [etc.]. ESTC R10158
Publisher:
Printed for H. Sawbridge . . . and T. Simmons [etc.], London, 1685.
Description:
First edition of the expansion of Dugdale's listings of the chancellors, judges, law officers, king's serjeants and others, extending (in Holdsworth's words) "a very valuable piece of work, which, for all time, will be useful to legal historians"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the dedication leaf just trimmed (legibility preserved), without the plate and portrait if called for; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79863
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
Bench and Bar, biography
 
Author:
Myers, Richard O.
Title:
Famous Forensic Scientists. 5-Sir Thomas Stevenson 1838-1908. Reprinted From Medicine, Science, and the Law January 1962
Publisher:
Sweet & Maxwell, Ltd., London.
Description:
Condition:
Printed stapled wraps; 4 pages
Book No.:
W-61411
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
biography, forensic medicine
Author:
Title:
An Exact List of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal . . . Also a Compleat Alphabetical Double List of I. The Counties, Cities and Boroughs . . . II. The Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses . . . To which is added, The Trustees for Georgia [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cave at St. John's Gate, London, 1734-35.
Description:
A rare list of those serving in Parliament, complemented by the names and places of abode of the trustees for the Georgia colony (established by Royal charter in 1732), including James Oglethorpe and the Earl of Egmont, and their commissioners
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rubbed, neatly rebacked, the margins cut close, but legibility not affected, a good clean copy
Book No.:
W-76112
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
biography, Parliament, Georgia
Author:
Douglas, William O.
Title:
Civil Liberties: "The Direct and Daring Course". Excerpts from an Address on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Governor Altgeld of Illinois . . . at Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 1947
Publisher:
Community Relations Service, New York, 1947.
Description:
Justice Douglas's rare tribute on the centenary of the birth of John Peter Altgeld, the reformer and governor of Illinois who, in his last years (and before his premature death), practised law with Clarence Darrow; three copies in OCLC, 3-12 pages
Condition:
Original printed wraps, some foxing to the lower portion of the title, else well preserved, with photos of both Justice Douglas and Governor Altgeld
Book No.:
W-80369
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
Supreme Court, civil liberties, biography

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