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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:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can be found Relating to that Subject. By Sir Matthew Hale Knight, late Chief Justice of the Kings Bench. Wing H254
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard Atkyns [etc.], London, 1678.
Description:
First issuance under Hale's name of the precis of his masterpiece published in 1736, the work for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, quite rubbed, spine faded and its ends chipped, owner's stamp on title, else very clean, bright and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79693
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Ship Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with Several New Adjudged Law Cases, and Abstracts of the Most Important Acts; Among Which are the Navigation Acts, Smuggling Acts, Manifest Act [etc.]. Eighth Edition
Publisher:
Printed, in Gateshead, by and for D. Akenhead and Sons [etc.], Newcastle upon Tyne, 1800.
Description:
A rare, provincially printed, highly practical work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, bottomry, salvage, average, and arbitration, inter alia, with much on law and legislation
Condition:
Contemporary mottled sheep, rubbed, front joint cracked but holding, else quite clean and usable, the Taussig copy; no copy in ESTC, two in OCLC
Book No.:
W-78470
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
maritime law, international law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Before the Peers in Westminster-Hall, on Thursday the 4th of April 1678. Wing T2209. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1679.
Description:
A fine example of the peculiarities of English law, the Earl, indicted for murder, claiming his right to be tried by his peers in the House of Lords, is there convicted of manslaughter only, and so invokes his privilege of peerage and is discharged
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, re-sewn and repaired, ink squiggles, notations and markings on the title, else a good clean copy; no copy in a law library in ESTC
Book No.:
W-76192
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, House of Lords, criminal law
Author:
Palmer, John?
Title:
The Attorney and Agent's New Table of Costs In the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas: Containing The Fees and Disbursements on the Part of the Plaintiff and Defendant, in the Prosecution and Defence of Actions real, personal, and mixed [etc.]. 2d ed
Publisher:
Printed by Gilbert and Plummer; and sold by T. Whieldon [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
A rare edition of an enormously successful work, the first to explain to a practitioner how to prepare a bill of costs, treating of patents, bankruptcy, probate, criminal proceedings, and the exchequer inter alia; no copy in ESTC, one in OCLC
Condition:
Original paper backed boards, rubbed, the joints cracking but holding, clean and unsophisticated in original state; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79746
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
courts, habeas corpus, criminal law, patents, bankruptcy, Wills, Doctors Commons
Author:
Title:
Anno xiii Reginae Elizabethe. At the Parliament begunne and holden at Westminster the seconde of April, in the xiii yere of the raigne of our most gratious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth [1571] . . . were enacted as foloweth. S.T.C. 9474; Beale S292. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted at London By Newgate market . . . by Richarde Iugge, London, 1574?.
Description:
The legislation of Elizabeth's fourth parliament, its first act significantly expanding the definition of treason, extending it inter alia to any words or writing calling Elizabeth a "heretic, schismatic, tyrant, infidel, or usurper"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, definite staining, else usable with generous margins and occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79441
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, bankruptcy, criminal law, law of usury
Author:
Staundforde [Stanford], William
Title:
Les Plees del Coron, diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux [bound with] An Exposition of the Kinges Praerogatiue collected out of the great Abridgement of Iustice Fitzherbert, and other old Writers of the Lawes of England [etc.]. S.T.C. 23223 and 23217
Publisher:
In AEdibus Richardi Tottelli [and] Imprinted by Richard Totthil, London, 1583 & 1590.
Description:
Early editions of Stanford's two principal works, his "Plees" the first treatise on English criminal law and his "Exposition" on royal powers over many subjects, including women, wardship, idiots, insane persons, escheats, and wrecks, inter alia
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, centered blind lozenges, bookplate of Lord Halifax dated 1702, repairs to the first blanks, else crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78287
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, maritime law, marriage, insanity
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . First American Edition. With Notes and References to Later Cases by W.A. Stokes and E. Ingersoll of the Philadelphia Bar. Two Volumes [complete]. Cohen 3704
Publisher:
Robert H. Small, 25 Minor Street, Philadelphia, 1847.
Description:
First American edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Later tan buckram, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, crinkling to some of the pages, else a very good set
Book No.:
W-78012
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
pleading, criminal law
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and 28. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington and London, 1784-91.
Description:
Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:
Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many elaborately folding
Book No.:
W-76702
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others], London, 1789.
Description:
First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn) laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a good copy with the plates
Book No.:
W-77811
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
prisons, criminal law, legal reform
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:
Title:
Pierce Egan's Account of the Trial of John Thurtell and Joseph Hunt [with] Pierce Egan, Recollections of John Thurtell, Who Was Executed at Hertford . . . For Murdering Mr. W. Weare . . . Being an Appendix to his Account of the Trial [etc.]
Publisher:
Knight & Lacey, Publishers, 24, Paternoster-Row, London, 1824.
Description:
The account of "England's most literary murder", attracting Carlyle, Dickens, Lamb, and Thackeray (among many others), "effectively the first instance of trial by newspaper", and providing a wide-open look at the seamier aspects of Regency society
Condition:
Contemporary calf-backed boards, quite rubbed, the spine varnished, some browning, yet a crisp copy, 105+44 pages and seven plates
Book No.:
W-77515
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, trials
Author:
Carter, Samuel
Title:
The Law of Executions: Or, A Treatise Shewing and Explaining the Nature of Executions in several Rules, and who may Sue Execution or not, and against what Persons . . . Capias ad Satisfac', Fieri facias . . . Scire facias . . . Elegit . . . Liberate [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1706.
Description:
Only edition of the first work on the English law of executions, treating of the many ways a creditor could attempt to collect a debt, highly complex, decried by Dickens, often leading to a debtor's imprisonment, and ultimately to 19th century reform
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, lightly rubbed, later paper label, chipped, two near contemporary gift inscriptions, quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80300
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Procedure, criminal law, bankruptcy, prisons
Author:
Hayter, Thomas
Title:
An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
Description:
A work "original and startingly libertarian", proposing that freedom of speech (and press) are fundamental aspects of man's capacities and thus reserved natural and constitutional rights predating civilization's social compact
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-74711
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Les Reports de Edward Coke L'attorney generall le Roigne [bound with] Le Second Part des Reportes [bound with] Le Tierce Part des Reportes [bound with] Le Quart Part des Reportes [etc.]. S.T.C. 5493.4; 5496; 5499.2; 5502.3
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1601-04.
Description:
Second editions of the first four parts of Coke's Reports, containing his choicest cases, all printed during the first half of the first decade of the 17th century, as the Reports were just appearing; all printed by Thomas Wight, their first printer
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, small hole to first title (no text affected), some staining, but generally very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78246
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
criminal law, reports of cases
Author:
Title:
Anno XIIII Reginae Elizabethe. At the parliament begunne and holden at Westminster . . . in the xiiii yeere of the raigne [1572] of our most gracious soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as folowith. S.T.C. 9478; Beale S296
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . in Powles Churche yarde by Richard Jugge [etc.], London, 1573-75.
Description:
The Parliament convened at the height of the perceived threat of Mary Queen of Scots to Elizabeth, the law of treason strengthened and the penalties upon those attempting to rescue those held, as Mary was, on charges of treason enhanced [c.2]
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf, somewhat rubbed and lightly browned, the act on vagabonds and relief of the poor [c.5] with an extensive gloss; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79411
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, poor law
Author:
Madan, Martin
Title:
Thoughts on Executive Justice, with Respect to our Criminal Laws, Particularly on the Circuits. Dedicated to the Judges of Assize; And recommended to the Perusal of All Magistrates; and to all Persons who are liable to serve on Crown Juries
Publisher:
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, London, 1785.
Description:
An important part of the literature on capital punishment, criticizing the overly frequent granting of pardons and reprieves, prompting a response from a youthful Samuel Romilly and marking the beginning of the public debate on the death penalty
Condition:
First edition, in a contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, else very clean and bright, G.D. Squibb's copy with his bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79765
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
legal reform, criminal law, capital punishment
Author:
Fitzherbert, Anthony
Title:
Loffice Et aucthoritie de Iustices de peace, in part collect per le iades tresreuerend iudge, Mounsieur A. Fitzherbert et ore enlarge per Richard Crompton, vn Apprentice de le common ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 10978; Beale T329
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Richarde Tottill, London, 1583.
Description:
First edition of Crompton's major expansion of Fitzherbert's classic work, his separate treatment of the justices, their jurisdiction and powers, anticipating Lambarde and Dalton; with for the only time the valuable index compiled by William West
Condition:
Modern calf, double blind ruled, gilt lettered, light browning, lacking one leaf (folio 177), else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79423
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
justices of peace, coroners, criminal law, sheriffs
Author:
Title:
The Case of Anthony Earl of Shaftsbury; As it was Argued before His Majesties Justices of the Kings Bench . . . Being upon his Confinement in the Tower . . . With a Speech of this Worthy Earl, pleading his own Case, and the Liberty of the Subject. Wing C883
Publisher:
Printed by K.P. for C.R., London, 1679.
Description:
Only edition of Shaftsbury's unsuccessful attempt to secure his release from the Tower of London on a writ of habeas corpus, "a very powerful argument . . . den[ying] . . . commit[ment] to indefinite imprisonment on a general warrant"
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, upper right hand corner of the title torn away, just touching the 'e' of 'Case', else a clean, untrimmed copy; 16 pages
Book No.:
W-76227
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, habeas corpus
Author:
Title:
Ano Regni Iacobi . . . At the second Session of Parliament . . . in the third yeere of the raigne of our most gracious Soueraigne Lord Iames . . . proroged until the 18 of Nouember next following 1606 [etc.]. S.T.C. 9502 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1606.
Description:
The acts of the parliament following the foiled Gunpowder Plot and the attempted assassination of James I, making it high treason for Catholics to obey Rome, prohibiting their practise of law or medicine, and imposing other severe restrictions [c.4]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, the title's woodcut and some running heads shaved, some browning, else sound, without the subsidies acts; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79519
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Religion
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
A Little Treatise of Baile and Maineprize. Written by E.C. Knight, and now Published for a generall good. The Second Edition, Corected and enlarged. S.T.C. 5490. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for William Cooke, and are to be sold at his shop [etc.], London, 1637.
Description:
One of only two separate printings of one of Coke's minor works, both printed soon after his death, "setting out clearly and succinctly the main principles of the law", in Holdsworth's words, for those seeking the release of an individual in custody
Condition:
Modern cloth, repairs to three leaves (no text affected), some browning and minor staining, else well-margined and quite usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78039
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law, Bail and Bail Bonds
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:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition. Baumgartner 3 [calling for 22 plates, all of which are present here, many folding]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1784.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, this edition completely revised and much expanded following Howard's journeys in 1780
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, minor staining to the free endpapers, occasional foxing, else clean and wide-margined; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-77954
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Pleas of the Crown. Or a Brief, but Full Account of Whatsoever can be found Relating to that Subject. Wing H253
Publisher:
Printed for Richard Tonson . . . and Jacob Tonson [etc.], London, 1678.
Description:
First edition of the precis of Hale's masterpiece (which was to be published in 1736), the work for which (in Maitland's words) "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
3/4 calf over marbled boards, very clean and crisp, with both the imprimatur and advertising leaves and leaf B1 not a cancel; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79815
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
criminal law
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:
Bevill, Robert
Title:
A Treatise on the Law of Homicide, and of Larceny at Common Law
Publisher:
Printed for W. Clarke and Son, Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn, London, 1799.
Description:
Only edition of the only work written by an Inner Temple barrister, part of his larger project never achieved, this the copy presented to Lord Kenyon, then Chief Justice of King's Bench, the presentation reading "Kenyon 17 Dec 1799 from the author"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, else in original state with untrimmed (and generous) margins, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79540
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
criminal law
Author:
Christian, Edward
Title:
A Vindication of the Criminal Law, and the Administration of Public Justice in England, from the Imputation of Cruelty: In a Charge Delivered to the Grand Jury at the Assizes Held at Ely
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Watts . . . For Clarke and Sons [etc.], London, 1819.
Description:
Christian's charge given as Chief Justice of Ely as the movement to abolish the death penalty gained force, contending that as a practical matter juries and judges, and alternate punishments, greatly mitigated the imposition of capital punishment
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, the title and verso of the last leaf dusty and marked, a bit strained, a usable copy; 77 pages
Book No.:
W-76672
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, capital punishment, juries, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Astry, James
Title:
A General Charge to All Grand Juries, with Advice to those of Life and Death, Nisi Prius, &c. Collected and Publish'd For the ease of Justices of the Peace . . . To which is Prefix'd, A Discourse of the Antiquity, Power and Duty of Juries [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for W. Turner . . . and Thomas Emery [etc.], London, 1703.
Description:
First edition of Astry's uncommon charge and his only work, devoted exclusively to criminal law and the role of the jury, his exposition on the jury followed by what is essentially an elementary treatise on crime, from high treason to misdemeanors
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, the spine chipped and strengthened with tape, a clean working copy, with the bookplate of Harold Hemsley; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79542
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
justices of peace, criminal law, juries, Grand Jury Charges
Author:
Title:
Anno III & IIII. Edwardi Sexti. Actes made in the Session of this present parlament . . . the iiii daie of Nouembre, in the thirde yere of the reigne of our most dread Souuereigne Lorde Edward the vi [1549] [etc.]. S.T.C. 9430 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Rychard Grafton, London, 1553.
Description:
An early printing during a tumultuous year, Parliament enacting the first Riot Act [c.5], establishing a public militia [c.5], abolishing non-Church of England religious books and most images [c.10], and outlawing "phantasicall" prophecies [c.15]
Condition:
Modern 1/4 blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettered, very light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79223
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, law of slavery, military law, witchcraft
Author:
Wade, John
Title:
The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Especially Those Relative to . . . Debt, Arrest, &c. With the Criminal Law of England; also a Dictionary of Law Terms, Maxims, Statutes, and Judicial Antiquities [etc.]. Fifth Edition
Publisher:
Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall . . . Ludgate-Street, London, 1829.
Description:
An uncommon edition of a work written by one of the foremost early 19th century radicals and reformers, John Wade, grouped in importance with William Cobbett and 'Orator' Hunt, plainspoken and direct; with a substantial (190+ page) law glossary
Condition:
Original boards, printed paper label, somewhat rubbed and scuffed, else well-preserved and untrimmed; two copies in COPAC, three in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76736
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, criminal law, legal dictionaries
Author:
Young [Yonge], Walter
Title:
A Vade Mecum, Or, Table, Containing the Substance of such Statutes; Wherein Any one, or more Justices of the Peace are inabled to Act . . . Together With an Epitome of Mr. Stamford's Pleas of the Crown. The Seventh Edition [etc.]. Wing Y96; not in Cowley
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, and are to be sold by H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
Final edition of, so far as I can determine, the first and only early abridgment of an English criminal law treatise, Parliament having "ordered it to be printed for public use", its first part detailing in double columns both offences and penalties
Condition:
Modern blind panelled calf, quite clean and well preserved, contemporary manuscript jury foreman instructions on the second blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79714
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
criminal law, Abridgements, justices of peace
Author:
Title:
Anno xxxv. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster the xix day of Februarie, in the fiue and thirtieth yeere [1593] of the Reigne of . . . Ladie Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9491 [including this copy]
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1593.
Description:
The parliament enacting severe punishments upon Puritan sectaries ("a vicious act" in G.R. Elton's words), potentially leading to exile or hanging [c.1] and, separately, forbidding Catholics from moving more than five miles from their homes [c.2]
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning and some staining (mainly marginal), without the subsidies and pardon; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79416
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Acts, Religion, criminal law
Author:
Title:
A Compleat Collection of State-Tryals, and Proceedings upon Impeachments for High Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours [with] A Supplement [in two volumes] to the Four Volumes of the First Edition. Six Volumes [complete]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for Timothy Goodwin [and five others] [imprints vary], London, 1719-30.
Description:
First edition of the state trials, the massive effort continued and expanded upon for over a century and offering (in Holdsworth's words) "a unique value for constitutional and legal historians, and a very considerable value [for many others]"
Condition:
Contemporary panelled calf, quite worn, joints cracked, one board loose, spines varnished, the bindings not uniform, minor staining; a clean working set
Book No.:
W-78098
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
trials, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Anno XXXI Reginae Elizabethae. At a Session of Parliament holden at Westminster. . . in the one and thirtieth yeere [1589] of our most gratious Soueraigne Lady Elizabeth . . . were enacted as followeth. S.T.C. 9488.5; Beale S304. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by the Deputies of Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1589.
Description:
The parliament enacting the 'Erection of Cottages Act' [c.7], requiring that any cottage built must have at least four acres of freehold or the equivalent, seeking to prevent overnight squatter construction, legislation not to be repealed until 1775
Condition:
Modern blind tooled 3/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning and staining, else quite clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79447
Price:
$ 1100.00
Category:
Acts, poor law, criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
Justice: Is it Just? Is it Equal? A Study of 1970 Felony Defendants, Detroit Recorder's Court
Publisher:
Center for Urban Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit.
Description:
Condition:
Spiral-bound wraps; 92 pages
Book No.:
W-90231
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
Discrimination, 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:
Hale, Matthew
Title:
Historia Placitorum Coronae. The History of the Pleas of the Crown . . . A New Edition . . . Together with an Abridgement of the Statutes Concerning Felonies Which Have Been Enacted Since the First Publication . . . by George Wilson [etc.]. Two Volumes
Publisher:
Printed for T. Payne, P. Uriel, [et al], London, 1778.
Description:
First octavo edition of the masterpiece of one of England's greatest judges and scholars of legal history, in Maitland's words "[n]o man of his age was better . . . equipped for the task [and] none had a wider or deeper knowledge of the materials"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, worn, two boards detached, spines varnished, else a sound working set, with the armorial bookplates of James Burrow in both volumes
Book No.:
W-78040
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, witchcraft, sheriffs, justices of peace, poor law
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
The Clergy Vindicated, or the Rights and Privileges That belong to them, Asserted; According to the Laws of England. More Paritcularly, touching the Sitting of Bishops in Parliament; and their making Proxies in Capital Cases. Wing B5255. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E.T. and R.H., London, 1679.
Description:
Sole edition of the only work of Brydall's exclusively devoted to English ecclesiastical law, "reflect[ing his] very wide range of jurisprudential expertise", succinctly describing the rights, powers, and duties of both superior and inferior clergy
Condition:
Modern paper boards, printed paper label, somewhat marked, some browning, mainly lightish, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80282
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Religion, criminal law, capital punishment, Parliament
Author:
Title:
The Modern Parish Officer . . . A Work essentially necessary for Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor, Surveyors of the Highways, Justices of the Peace, Attornies, Headboroughs, Tithingmen, Sidesmen, Vestrymen, Scavengers [etc.]. ESTC N5044
Publisher:
Printed by W. Strahan, and M. Woodfall [etc.], London, 1774.
Description:
The rare first edition of a work aimed at local officials -- and at the general public as a safeguard against them -- "who too frequently want to exercise an Authority which they are not warranted to do by law"; four copies in ESTC, one in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label, double gilt ruled and lettered, very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80172
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, Religion, poor law, law of highways, justices of peace, Every Man Law Books
Author:
Title:
The Tryal of Charles Lord Mohun, Before The House of Peers in Parliament, For the Murder of William Mountford . . . Together with The Questions in Points of Law, Put by Their Lordships to the Judges; with The Arguments of my Lord Mohun's Council [etc.]
Publisher:
Published by Command of the House of Peers [etc.], London, 1693.
Description:
The sole contemporary account of "the most outrageous of all Mohun's affrays", as he and a companion sought to "trepan" or carry off the actress, Anne Bracegirdle, leading to her defender's murder, Mohun's trial and, to much alarm, his acquittal
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, rubbed, definite browning and a bit of minor marginal staining, else a good copy, with a portrait of Mohun tipped in
Book No.:
W-78763
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, House of Lords
Author:
Colquhoun, Patrick
Title:
A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are . . . injured and endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by H. Baldwin and Son . . . for Joseph Mawman [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
The penultimate, much enlarged edition of Colquhoun's pioneering treatise, "a major work of permanent value [and] the first in the English language . . . on the subject of police", leading to the establishment of London's professional police force
Condition:
Modern 1/4 mottled calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good copy; the variant first printing with the colophon at index end only
Book No.:
W-77078
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
criminal law, FRANCE, Police, London
Author:
Title:
Anno primo & secundo Philippi & Mariae. Actes made at a Parliament, begon and holden at Westminister, the xii daye of Nouembre, in the fyrste and seconde yeare of the reigne [1554-55] . . . were enacted as foloweth [etc.]. S.T.C. 9447.3; not in Beale
Publisher:
Excusum . . . in aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [etc.], London, 1555.
Description:
The rare first printing of the acts of this parliament, including a major expansion of the action of 'scandalum magnatum' [c.3], extending its scope to words (loss of ears upon conviction) and writings (the right hand); three copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern vellum backed cloth boards, lacking the title and three other leaves (supplied in facsimile), badly stained, occasional notations; a working copy
Book No.:
W-79245
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, defamation
Author:
Kitchin, John
Title:
Le Court Leete et Court Baron . . . les cases & matters necessaries pur Seneschals de ceux courts a scier, & pur les Students de les measons de Chauncerie . . . Court de Marshalsey, Auncient demesne, Court de Pipowders, Essoines [etc.]. STC 15023
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1607.
Description:
First 17th century edition of the work which--with Lambarde's "Eirenarcha"--remains essential to the understanding of Tudor local courts and government, treating of both civil and criminal matters, complemented by an edition of the Returna Brevium
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, neatly rebacked, quite clean with excellent margins and the Rivington bookplate, the Taussig copy; seven copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-80241
Price:
$ 600.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, criminal law, courts, sheriffs
Author:
Title:
The Ship-Owner's Manual . . . Containing a General System of the Maritime Laws . . . with New adjudged Cases . . . Also, The Navigation Act, Register Act, Manifest Act, Ship-owner's Act, Whale Fisher Act, Smuggling Acts [etc.]. Sixth Edition
Publisher:
Printed by D. Akenhead, on the Sandhill, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1790.
Description:
A rare, provincially printed work (not to be confused with the London printed "Shipmaster's Assistant"), treating of demurrage, insurance, and salvage; with a second part seemingly not in the only earlier edition in ESTC, located in one copy only
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, definite browning, one leaf lacking in the second part, else sound, one copy in ESTC, 215+104 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78516
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
maritime law, international law, criminal law
Author:
Title:
Trial of R. Patch, for the Murder of Isaac Blight . . . Tried at Horsemonger-Lane, in the Borough of Southwark, before the Lord Chief Baron Sir Archibald MacDonald, and a respectable Jury of the County of Surry. Guilty--Death [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Dewick and Clarke . . . For T. Hughes [etc.], London, 1806.
Description:
A sensational trial attended by the Royal family, Patch having murdered his co-felon, Blight, who had conveyed his business assets to Patch so as to defraud his creditors with (for Blight) unanticipated consequences; one copy in OCLC, two in COPAC
Condition:
?Original self-wraps, disbound, preserved in a cloth box; 34 pages, without the plate if called for, but with an advertising leaf seemingly not recorded
Book No.:
W-78641
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
trials, criminal law, bankruptcy
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington [and] London, 1780.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the second; a pretty copy
Book No.:
W-77292
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Jacobi II . . . Primo. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1685. in the First Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord James [etc.]. Not in ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of John Bill, Deceas'd [and two others], London, 1685-86.
Description:
A seemingly previously unrecognized variant printing of the acts of the sole parliament of James II, printing 22 acts [151+31 pages], with all 22 in the table [?also unrecorded], including that [c.2] attainting the Duke of Monmouth for high treason
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat stained including the top margin, light browning, else clean, with the signature of Lancelot Orb; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80111
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Acts, criminal law, Parliament
Author:
Wingate, Edmund
Title:
Statuta Pacis: Or A perfect Table of all the Statutes (now in force) which any way concerne the Office of a Justice of Peace. Cleerly also setting down the severall duties of Sheriffes, Head-officers of Corporations . . .and other Officers &c. Wing W3023
Publisher:
Printed by M. Flesher and J. Young [etc.], London, 1644.
Description:
The uncommon, only edition of Wingate's first legal compilation, offering as its justification Sir Edward Coke's view of the importance to England of its unique system of subordinate government; three copies in ESTC in North America
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, lightly rubbed, rebacked, the original spine laid down, new endpapers, quite crisp with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79699
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
justices of peace, sheriffs, criminal law, Abridgements
 
Author:
Pye, A. Kenneth
Title:
A Preliminary Survey of the Federal Probation System
Publisher:
Georgetown University Law Center.
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps, a sound copy; 59 pages
Book No.:
W-30945
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
criminal law
 
Author:
Title:
The Fatal Effects of Gambling Exemplified in the Murder of William Weare, and the Trial and Fate of John Thurtell, the Murderer . . . To Which Is Added, the Gambler's Scourge; a Complete Expose of the Whole System of Gambling in the Metropolis [etc.]
Publisher:
Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-Row, London, 1824.
Description:
The principal account of "England's most literary murder", attracting Carlyle, Dickens, Lamb, and Thackeray (among many others) and providing a wide-open look at the seamier aspects of Regency society; with the ten plates and engraved title
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite worn, the spine varnished and the front board detached, light foxing and browning, without the frontispiece; a working copy
Book No.:
W-77377
Price:
$ 85.00
Category:
trials, criminal law

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