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Author:
Brome, Alexander
Title:
The Record of a Famous Action upon the Case. In Rythme. Wherein Priscilla Morecrave, Widow, was the Plaintiff, and Roger Pricklove was the Defendant. Being An Essay towards the Reformation of the Law [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for J. Roberts at the Oxford Arms in Warwick-lane, London, 1727.
Description:
The rare reissue of Brome's satire humorously skewering in verse the Commonwealth's dictate that English be used in the law courts, here appearing some seventy years later, as again legal proceedings were proposed to be (and finally were) in English
Condition:
Modern boards, somewhat rubbed, else clean with ample margins and with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate, six copies in ESTC, 12 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78296
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
humor, Poetry, legal reform
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:
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:
Bramston, James
Title:
Ignorami Lamentatio super Legis Communis Translationem Ex Latino in Anglicum . . . cui adjicitur, Index Expositorius locupletissimus Voces Communis Legis Angliae In hoc opere usitatas Exponens & Explanans. A variant printing not in ESTC [see imprint]
Publisher:
Vendit hunc Librum Gilliverus, Cujus Insigne est Homerus, London, 1736.
Description:
The spoof written by a Middle Templar turned clergyman (known to Pope who praised him in The Dunciad), "a high-spirited satire on lawyers, written in dog Latin hexameters", closing with a dictionary of about 100 law terms translated from the Latin
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine double gilt ruled and lettered, some browning, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80321
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Poetry, humor, legal dictionaries

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