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Author:
Beawes, Wyndham
Title:
Lex Mercatoria Rediviva . . . Containing An Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Charter; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization [etc.]. 2d Ed
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose, and S. Crowder and Co. [etc.], London, 1761.
Description:
Beawes' vast compendium, based in part on his three decades' experience, with much on English and international law, in Holdsworth's words of "comprehensive character [designed] to give all the information which a merchant . . . could want"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, light browning, else a very good tall copy with ample margins
Book No.:
W-77813
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, aliens
 
Author:
Parker
Title:
International Law
Publisher:
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-17316
Price:
$ 50.00
Category:
international law
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:
Zouch, Richard
Title:
Cases and Questions Resolved in the Civil-Law. Collected by R. Zouch Professor of the Civil-Law in Oxford. Wing Z17
Publisher:
Printed by Leon. Lichfield, for Tho. Robinson, Oxford, 1652.
Description:
The first work in English of the noted civilian whom Holdsworth groups with Gentili as the "two most important [English] writers" on civil law, the fruits of his years as Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford, emphasizing rights and courts' process
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, rebacked, especially clean and crisp, with two leaves from an early work in Hebrew bound in at the end; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79738
Price:
$ 1400.00
Category:
civil law, international law, maritime law
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:
Meadows, [Sir P[hilip]]
Title:
Narrative of the Principal Actions Occurring in the Wars Betwixt Sweden and Denmark. Before and after the Roschild Treaty . . . Together With A View of the Swedish and Other Affairs . . . with Relation to England [etc.]
Publisher:
N.p., n.p., n.d..
Description:
Condition:
A modern Xerographic reprint of the London edition of 1677, in flexible red wraps; a scholar's working copy only
Book No.:
W-70175
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
SWEDEN, DENMARK, international law
 
Author:
Title:
Collection of Conventions (1951-1988)
Publisher:
Hague Conference on Private International Law.
Description:
Bilingual edition, in English and French
Condition:
Sewn wraps, a good sound copy; 355 pages
Book No.:
W-30775
Price:
$ 45.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Malynes, Gerard
Title:
Consuetudo, vel, Lex Mercatoria: Or, The Ancient Law-Merchant [including] I. The Jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England II. The Ancient Sea Laws of Oleron, Wisby, and the Hanse-Towns III. The Sovereignty of the British Seas [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for T. Basset . . . and T. Horne, at the Bible [etc.], London, 1686.
Description:
The rare, final edition of "the first work on the Merchant Law in England", vastly expanded to include the works of many other writers, including John Buroughs, John Collins, Guy Miege, and Richard Zouch, each with its separate or divisional title
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over rubbed marbled boards, an early label laid down, some browning, else well preserved, ESTC R229419; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78075
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
international law, maritime law, admiralty
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
Lex Mercatoria: Or, the Merchant's Companion. Containing all the Laws and Statutes Relating to Merchandize . . . Privateers, Piracy . . . With An Introduction, setting forth the Laws of Nature and of Nations, Dominion of the Sea [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1729.
Description:
The final, expanded edition of the first general treatise devoted to the law merchant to be written by a common law lawyer, adding a chapter on the sea laws of Oleron and Rhodes and another as a dictionary devoted to law and mercantile terms
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat rubbed, else quite clean and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78934
Price:
$ 1150.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, natural law, law of piracy
Author:
Title:
A Rare, extensive collection of over 250 mid-19th century original General Orders of Great Britain's Board of Customs, each dated and numbered, signed and initialed (usually by several individuals), with frequent manuscript notations and emendations
Publisher:
Board of Customs, London, 1846-48.
Description:
A day-to-day view of Great Britain's international commercial affairs during a three year period of its "imperial century", with orders issued by the Board itself, the Treasury Chambers, the Privy Council, and the Queen herself at several palaces
Condition:
Contemporary 1/2 vellum, the front board detached, each order with a hole towards its top as if initially spiked, else a good usable volume
Book No.:
W-76682
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
economics, international 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:
Williams, John
Title:
The Laws of Trade and Commerce, Designed As a Book of Reference in Mercantile Transactions
Publisher:
Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row [etc.], London, 1812.
Description:
First edition of a wide-ranging treatise, partly based on the works of Adam Smith and Lord Kames, with substantial portions devoted to international law, both in peace and war, and to insurance, principal and agent, bills of exchange, and bankruptcy
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, the spine rubbed, some mainly marginal pencil notations, else a very good fresh copy
Book No.:
W-76654
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Commercial Law, international law, bankruptcy, insurance law, Bills and Notes
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King, of Tonnage, and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported. Together with a Book of Rates [with] Rules and Instructions for the Tare of Goods & Merchandize [etc.]. Wing E2315 and E923A
Publisher:
Printed by Chr. Barker [and] Printed Anno Dom., London, 1661 & 1663.
Description:
Two rare works marking the evolution of one of the foremost constitutional debates of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II these two important subsidies for his life, in contrast to the much circumscribed grants formerly made
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, rebacked, portions of the original spine laid down, the Taussig copy; three and two copies in ESTC respectively
Book No.:
W-78110
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
international law, maritime law, economics, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
A Collection of articles, essays, addresses and Congressional hearings from the library of the noted Presidential, constitutional and legal scholar, Edward S. Corwin, thirty-nine in number, bound in four volumes
Publisher:
V.p., v.p., v.d.
Description:
Primarily copies presented to Professor Corwin, many with inscriptions and many signed or annotated by him, sometimes extensively, devoted to the Presidency, to freedom of the seas, to the Monroe Doctrine, and to powers of the national government
Condition:
Modern black cloth, gilt, a bit of wear, but generally quite a sound, usable set; with Corwin's ownership signature in pencil in one of the four volumes
Book No.:
W-71773
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
the Presidency, international law
 
Author:
Title:
No. 84-5327, R. David Finzer, Father, et al., Appellants, v. Marion S. Barry, Jr., Mayor, District of Columbia, et al., Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Civil Action No. 84-0899)
Publisher:
Wilson-Epes Printing Co., Washington, [1986].
Description:
Condition:
Stapled wraps, the spine nicked, but sound
Book No.:
W-30429
Price:
$ 15.00
Category:
international law
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II . . . Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eight day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . .in the 15th year . . . And thence Prorogued to the 16th of March then next following. Not in Wing or ESTC
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1663.
Description:
The acts of the Cavalier Parliament's second session, including the act explaining the Act of Uniformity [c.1] and the 1663 Navigation Act [c.7], part of the legislation "form[ing] the basis for . . . British overseas trade for nearly 200 years"
Condition:
Modern calf, morocco label gilt, some browning, else quite sound, fourteen public and twelve public acts, with the table, 312 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79983
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, Parliament, Commercial Law, international law, Ecclesiastical Law
Author:
Malynes, Gerard
Title:
Consuetudo, Vel, Lex Mercatoria, Or The Antient Law-Merchant . . . Necessarie for All States-men, Iudges, Magistrates, Temporall and Ciuile Lawyers, Mint-Men, Merchants, Marriners, and all others negotiating in all places of the World. S.T.C. 17223
Publisher:
Printed by Adam Islip [etc.], London, 1629.
Description:
The reissue of the first edition of a pioneering work, Malynes "the first Englishman to treat of the Law Merchant as a whole", in Holdsworth's words, and thereby introducing English merchants and lawyers to the legal doctrines of continental Europe
Condition:
Contemporary speckled unlettered calf, joints cracking but firm, ownership signature of Thomas Stone with his initials on the boards; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78737
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
international law, maritime law, admiralty
Author:
Egerton, Thomas, Lord Ellesmere
Title:
The Speech of the Lord Chancellor of England, in the Eschequer Chamber, touching the Post-nati. S.T.C. 7540. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1609.
Description:
Egerton's argument as Lord Chancellor in Calvin's Case, recently described as "a lengthy study of English law and history . . . published with the encouragement of King James", likely his most important work, and the only one published in his life
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, lightly faded, light browning, else very crisp with both first and last blanks with their marginal rules; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79428
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, international law, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
His Majesties Gracious Speech to the Lords & Commons, Together with the Lord Chancellor's, At the opening of the Parliament, On the 8th day of May, 1661. Wing C3017. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1661.
Description:
The speech in which Charles II announces his proposed marriage to Catherine of Braganza, cementing England's relations with Portugal and France as against Spain, the potential religious conflict (Catherine a Roman Catholic) skilfully downplayed
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, definite browning, the title's lower right blank corner torn away, else usable, with the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80070
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Parliament, marriage, PORTUGAL, international law, FRANCE, SPAIN, Religion
Author:
Holles, Duke of Newcastle, Thomas Pelham
Title:
The Duke of Newcastle's Letter, By His Majesty's Order, To Monsieur Mitchell, the King of Prussia's Secretary of the Embassy, in Answer to the Memorial, and other Papers, deliver'd, by Monsieur Michell, to the Duke of Newcastle [etc.]. ESTC T4125. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Edward Owen, in Warwick-Lane [Published by Authority], London, 1753.
Description:
A work central to the history of prize law, establishing the principle that goods of enemies can be seized on neutral vessels, written in significant part by William Murray when Solicitor General and termed by Montesquieu a "reponse sans replique"
Condition:
Modern marbled boards, triple gilt ruled and lettered label, very clean with generous margins, 46 pages and two folding tables; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80322
Price:
$ 425.00
Category:
maritime law, admiralty, international law

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