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Author:
Casper, Johann Ludwig
Title:
A Handbook of the Practice of Forensic Medicine. Vol. III. Including the Bio-Thanatology of New-born Children, and the First Part of The Biological Division [with] Vol. IV. Biological Division. Translated by George William Balfour [etc.]
Publisher:
The New Sydenham Society, London, 1864-65.
Description:
Volumes 3 and 4 [only] of Casper's treatise, but with its Biological Division complete, including a first part on disputed sexual relations, and a sixth on mental diseases, with the emphasis on all aspects of insanity, both civil and criminal
Condition:
Original cloth, gilt, crudely rebacked, a clean working copy only
Book No.:
W-78404
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
forensic medicine, Sexuality, insanity
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:
Title:
Anno Tricesimo Tertio Henrici Octavi. Henry the VIII . . . kyng of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland . . . the XXXIII yere [1542] of his moste noble and vytoriouse reygne, wherin were establyshed these actes folowyng. S.T.C. 9405. Folio in 4's
Publisher:
Ex officina Thomae Bertheleti typis impress [etc.], London, 1548?.
Description:
The Parliament which enacted the first English statute upon witchcraft [c.8], to be repealed in 1547 and re-enacted under Elizabeth (in 1563), as well as the first act [c.20] providing for a second trial (in absentia) of those who have become insane
Condition:
?Original sewn self wraps, disbound, a very good clean copy now preserved in a slightly worn and chipped green folding case
Book No.:
W-79470
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, witchcraft, insanity
Author:
Leach, John
Title:
The Speech of John Leach, Esq. M.P. In the Committee of the Whole House, upon the State of the Nation . . . upon the Question of Limitations to the Royal Authority in the Hands of the Regent. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway, 170, Piccadilly [etc.], London, 1811.
Description:
The rare edition of the historically grounded speech in which, following the madness of George III, Leach "distinguished himself in the Regency debates", reviewing from the 14th century forward the constitutional limits to be imposed upon a regency
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, occasional light marginal staining, else a very good copy, with the half-title; no copy in this country in OCLC
Book No.:
W-76397
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
insanity, Parliament, English constitutional law
 
Author:
Goodwin, John C.
Title:
Insanity and the Criminal
Publisher:
Doran, N.p., N.d..
Description:
Condition:
Lacking title page.
Book No.:
W-15032
Price:
$ 10.00
Category:
criminal law, insanity
Author:
Title:
Instructions and Directions giuen by His Maiestie, vnder His great Seale of England, bearing date the 9 day of Ianuary [and] 7 day of February. To the Master and Counsaile of the Court of Wards and Liueries. S.T.C. 9222. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1611.
Description:
The expanded instructions governing the court, failing to stem the many grievances against it, years later to lead to the impeachment of the Court's Master, the Court's abolition, and its role "as an important subsidiairy cause of the Civil War"
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, without the first and last blanks, the top margin cut close, textually complete; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-79795
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
infants, insanity, courts
Author:
Brydall, John
Title:
Non Compos Mentis: Or, The Law Relating to Natural Fools, Mad-Folks, and Lunatick Persons, Inquisited, and Explained, for Common Benefit. Wing B5265
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1700.
Description:
Only edition of the first work exclusively devoted to the English law on these subjects, unusually framed by first stating "Remarks" followed by "Questions" and "Solutions", treating of idiots, those insane, and those insane but with lucid intervals
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, severely browned throughout (as often), outer margin of title strengthened, usable only; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79284
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
insanity
Author:
Millar, Jun, John
Title:
Elements of the Law Relating to Insurances
Publisher:
Printed by J. Bell . . . And G.G.J. & J. Robinson, Edinburgh, 1787.
Description:
Only edition of the principal work of John Millar's eldest son, himself an advocate, a major contribution to insurance law, particularly marine insurance, treating of both English and Scots law, with Lord Mansfield's decisions "hold[ing] first place"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, gilt ruled and lettered, rubbed, else quite clean, with the errata, including one pasted in addition to p.52; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79541
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
insanity, maritime law, Scopes trial, SCOTLAND
Author:
Griffith, William
Title:
Institutes of the Jurisdiction and of the Equity Jurisprudence and Pleadings of the High Court of Chancery . . . and with a Concise View of the Equity Jurisdiction of the County Courts
Publisher:
H. Sweet, 3, Chancery Lane, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1868.
Description:
Only edition of a work written by a Gray's Inn barrister, expressly patterned on Justinian, with a chapter on maxims, several on trusts, on married women ("connubium"), contracts ("commercium"), infants and lunatics ("civitas"), and fraud
Condition:
Modern blue buckram, gilt, some browning, else well-preserved; a presentation copy ("Owens College / from / The Author")
Book No.:
W-76756
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, maxims, fraud, infants, insanity, trusts and estates, marriage
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards, And other Courts at Westminster, in the Reigns of the late Kings, King James and King Charles . . . And now published for the Common good [etc.]. Wing M688. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, rubbed, the spine ends just chipped, very light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79942
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases

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