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Author:
Wood, Thomas
Title:
An Institute of the Laws of England; or, the Laws of England in their Natural Order, according to Common Use. Seventh Edition [bound with] Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England. Fourth Edition [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by E. and R. Nutt, London, 1745 & 1734.
Description:
A later edition of the principal work examining English law between Finch and Blackstone, with the last edition of Wood's "Thoughts" in which he "made a strong plea for the inclusion of the common law into the curriculum at Oxford and Cambridge"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, joints cracking but holding, clean and well-margined; no copy of these two works together recorded after 1734
Book No.:
W-78006
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Cooper, Thomas
Title:
Tracts on Medical Jurisprudence. Including Farr's Elements of Medical Jurisprudence [and three other works], A Digest of the Law Relating to Insanity and Nuisance . . . To Which Is Added . . . Erskine's Speech for James Hadfield [etc.]. Cohen 8761
Publisher:
Published by James Webster, No. 24, South Eighth Street [etc.], Philadelphia, 1819.
Description:
Only edition of Cooper's pioneering work, the first on forensic medicine published in this country, reprinting several important English and continental works (Farr, Dease, Male and Haslam) and adding his own notes and a digest of insanity law
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, rubbed, rebacked with contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, considerable foxing and browning; a usable copy
Book No.:
W-76234
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Medical Jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Third Edition. Eller 219; Lauechli 522
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1758.
Description:
The analytical schema underlying Blackstone's "Commentaries", providing the syllabus of his Vinerian lectures at Oxford; this edition is the first to bear Blackstone's name and to contain his Introductory Discourse (delivered that year) and an index
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the boards darkened at the joints, light browning, else quite clean with both tables, one folding; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79399
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
English Law, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Weinreb, Lloyd
Title:
Denial of Justice, Criminal Process in the United States
Publisher:
Free Press, New York, 1977.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-47505
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
criminal law, Casebooks, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134
Publisher:
Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester, 1790.
Description:
The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown
Condition:
Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set
Book No.:
W-79021
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2; Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions of Volumes I and II]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-69.
Description:
An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set
Book No.:
W-78120
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
Author:
Putt, Charles
Title:
Essay On Civil Policy, Or The Science of Legislation, Comprising the Origin and Nature of Government . . . With a Review of the Practice of the English Law, and Hints for Its Improvement
Publisher:
William Pickering, London, 1830.
Description:
An original work of some ambition by the Inner Templar, Charles Putt, with a Benthamite tinge (dividing civil policy into Sovereignty, Population, Wealth and Happiness) yet with significant reliance on Locke, Adam Smith and Blackstone, among others
Condition:
Original pebbled-cloth backed boards, paper label, a bit worn, ex-library, else a good clean copy; with the half-title and folding chart
Book No.:
W-72456
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
political theory, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1979.
Description:
The facsimile re-issue in paperback of the first edition printed at Oxford between 1765 and 1769; with four brief scholarly introductions, one for each volume
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, as new
Book No.:
W-71828
Price:
$ 120.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Beck, Theodric Romeyn
Title:
Elements of Medical Jurisprudence. Second Edition, with Notes, and an Appendix of Original Cases and the Latest Discoveries. By William Dunlop
Publisher:
Printed for John Anderson, Medical Bookseller [etc.], London, 1825.
Description:
The first English edition of Beck's most important work, "the first authoritative book on medical jurisprudence published in the United States", reaching a twelfth edition later in the century--"remarkably comprehensive [and] clearly . . . written"
Condition:
?Contemporary boards, an early rebacking in morocco, quite rubbed, but a usable copy
Book No.:
W-76253
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Medical Jurisprudence
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
The Limits of Effective Legal Action. Address of Roscoe Pound, Law School of Harvard University, Delivered at the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting, Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, June 27, 1916. Setaro 82
Publisher:
International Journal of Ethics, Chicago?, 1917.
Description:
The rare separately published address given by Dean Pound at the Association's annual meeting in 1916, published in its Report of that year and in the International Journal of Ethics [as here], the ABA Journal and the Ohio Law Bulletin in 1917
Condition:
Original printed stapled wraps, a very good copy, pages 150-167; no copy in OCLC identified with certainty
Book No.:
W-79935
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Nature of the Judicial Process. Tenth Printing
Publisher:
Yale University Press, New Haven, 1939.
Description:
Justice Cardozo's most famous work, his lectures delivered at Yale in 1921, in Judge Posner's words "the first systematic effort by a judge to explain how judges reason [and] the first serious effort by a judge to articulate a judicial philosophy"
Condition:
Once the copy of Yale President Kingman Brewster, with his ownership signature ("K Brewster") in orange pencil; original cloth, a very good bright copy
Book No.:
W-73420
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
Author:
Fortescue, John
Title:
De Laudibus Legum Angliae . . . Hereto are Added the two Sums of Sir Ralph de Hengham . . . commonly call'd Hengham Magna, & Hengham Parva. With Notes both on Fortescue and Hengham, by that Famous and Learned Antiquarie John Selden. Wing F1613
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], London, 1672.
Description:
A work which has been placed "among the classics of English constitutional theory", written in the late 15th century, this edition bearing Selden's notes; with the Latin text and English translation and much on the Inns of Court and on trial by jury
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the boards gilt ruled, neatly rebacked, crimson morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, quite clean and fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79976
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
jurisprudence, 15TH CENTURY, Inns of Court, juries
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Fourth [sic] Edition. Eller 6
Publisher:
Printed for John Exshaw [and others; imprint varies], Dublin, 1771.
Description:
A very early Dublin-printed, pirated edition (the second) of Blackstone's classic work, appearing during the same year as the first American edition, and the first in Ireland in which all four volumes were published during the same year
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, a few repairs, new labels; a sound set
Book No.:
W-60114
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
Author:
Wharton, Francis and Moreton Stille
Title:
Preface to a Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. Not in Cohen
Publisher:
Printed by Henry B. Ashmead, George Street above Eleventh, Philadelphia, 1855.
Description:
The rare tribute to Dr. Stille, in memory of his all too early death at age 32, reprinting the preface to the work which Francis Wharton and he had just published, describing his brief life and scholarship; with three memorial resolutions appended
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a clean copy, 6+1 pages; one copy in OCLC of six pages, apparently not containing the seventh unnumbered page found here
Book No.:
W-77701
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
Medical Jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
Three Speeches of The Right Honorable, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, then his Majesties Sollicitor Generall . . . Concerning the Post-Nati, Naturalization of the Scotch in England, Union of the Lawes of the Kingdomes [etc.]. Wing B337; Gibson 206
Publisher:
Printed by Richard Badger, for Samuel Broun [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
Much of the fruits of Bacon's first major post (as Solicitor General to James I), "an important step in the development of his jurisprudence" and in forming his theory of natural law, all expressions of James' proposed union of England and Scotland
Condition:
Modern speckled calf, double blind ruled, gilt ruled and lettered, somewhat browned, else well preserved with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79407
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, Comparative Law, natural law, jurisprudence
Author:
Dean, Amos
Title:
Principles of Medical Jurisprudence Designed for the Professions of Law and Medicine
Publisher:
Banks & Brothers, Law Publishers, No. 144 Nassau Street, New York, 1866.
Description:
The second re-issue of one of several treatises of Dean all "hav[ing] become known as standard works", first appearing in 1850, as Dean served as professor from their inceptions (in 1839 and 1851) of the Albany Medical and Albany Law Schools
Condition:
Modern brown cloth, gilt, a very good clean copy
Book No.:
W-75693
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
Medical Jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]
Publisher:
Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin, 1775.
Description:
The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79138
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Postema, Gerald J. (ed.)
Title:
Matthew Hale on the Law of Nature, Reason, & Common Law
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2017.
Description:
Condition:
Original cloth, as new in the dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79439
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
jurisprudence, natural law, 17TH CENTURY
Author:
Cardozo, Benjamin N.
Title:
The Paradoxes of Legal Science
Publisher:
Columbia University Press, New York, 1928.
Description:
First edition of one of Cardozo's three major works which, in their totality, Judge Posner has recently characterized as "the fullest statement of a jurisprudence of pragmatism that we possess"
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good copy in an unclipped, just-chipped dustjacket, inscribed by Cardozo ("Benjamin N Cardozo") in ink on the front blank
Book No.:
W-76761
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
Author:
Pound, Roscoe
Title:
Jurisprudence. Five Volumes. Strait 44
Publisher:
West Publishing Co., St. Paul, 1959.
Description:
Pound's magnum opus and his great summing up, praised by Karl Llewellyn as "always learned", conceived as far back as 1893 and written over many decades, and going "everywhere with him . . . almost as though he had kept an intellectual diary"
Condition:
Original brown buckram, gilt, a very good set
Book No.:
W-68888
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by William Carey Jones, Director of the School of Jurisprudence, University of California. Two Volumes [complete]. Not in Eller [compare Eller 136]; Lauechli 257 Notes
Publisher:
Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The last edition apart from modern reprints, based on William Hammond's edition, with Hammond's bibliography, a supplementary chapter on conflict of laws by Orrin Kip McMurray, and Jones's essay, which includes a biographical sketch of Blackstone
Condition:
Original black pebbled limp cloth, prayer-book style, Edition De Luxe, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:
W-78324
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, 18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by William Carey Jones, Director of the School of Jurisprudence, University of California. Two Volumes [complete]. Not in Eller [compare Eller 136]; Lauechli 257 Notes
Publisher:
Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The last edition apart from modern reprints, based on William Hammond's edition, with Hammond's bibliography, a supplementary chapter on conflict of laws by Orrin Kip McMurray, and Jones's essay, which includes a biographical sketch of Blackstone
Condition:
Original black pebbled limp cloth, prayer-book style, Edition De Luxe, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:
W-78324
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, 18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Title:
Handbuch der Gerichtlichen Medicin [Die Vergiftungen in Gerichtsarztlicher Beziehung] [Die Unfahigkeit zur Fortpflanzung] [Die Gerichtliche Psychopathologie]. Four Volumes [complete]
Publisher:
Verlag der H. Laupp'schen Buchhanlung, Tubingen, 1881-82.
Description:
Condition:
?Later green cloth, one leaf detached, one general title possibly missing, small stain to one spine, else a good sound set
Book No.:
W-79835
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
GERMANY, Medical Jurisprudence
Author:
Bacon, Francis
Title:
The Elements of the Common Lawes of England, Branched into a double Tract: The One Containing a Collection of some principall Rules and Maximes of the Common Law [and] The Other The Use of the Common Law [etc.]. S.T.C. 1134; Gibson 193. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of Iohn Moore Esq., London, 1630.
Description:
First edition of Bacon's most famous legal work, and the first collection in English of the maxims of English law, part of Bacon's larger scheme to systematize and reform the law, and part of a much more extensive collection of his maxims now lost
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, rubbed, the spine snagged, some browning, one blank defective, else well preserved with exceedingly ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78946
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
maxims, jurisprudence
Author:
Repp, Thorleifr Gudmundson
Title:
A Historical Treatise on Trial by Jury, Wager of Law, and Other Co-Ordinate Forensic Institutions, Formerly in Use in Scandinavia and in Iceland
Publisher:
Thomas Clark, Law Bookseller, 36, George Street [etc.], Edinburgh, 1832.
Description:
Only edition of Repp's work (in Forsyth's words "a very learned treatise . . . investigat[ing] the subject with diligence and accuracy") examining over forty ancient codes and tracing the origin of the jury in Scandanavia back almost a millenium
Condition:
Contemporary 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the joints quite rubbed; presentation copy--"Athenae Hafniensi / Auctor / S.p.d. / Kal. Aug. MDCCCXXXII"
Book No.:
W-79130
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, ancient law, Iceland
Author:
Kames, Henry Home, Lord
Title:
Elucidations Respecting The Common and Statute Law of Scotland
Publisher:
Printed for William Creech; and sold . . . by T. Cadell, London, 1777.
Description:
First edition of the last major legal work of Lord Kames, leading figure of the Scots Enlightenment and influential upon David Hume, James Boswell, and Adam Smith, seeking "to advocate rational principle in opposition to practice"; with the halftitle
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, lightly rubbed, else a very good, even pretty copy
Book No.:
W-76574
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
SCOTLAND, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Keeney, Barnaby C.
Title:
Judgment by Peers
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1949.
Description:
Once the copy of Professor G.P. Cuttino, the typescript of whose review of the work is laid in
Condition:
Worn and rubbed, but sound
Book No.:
W-42713
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
Magna Carta, Medical Jurisprudence, trials
 
Author:
Posner (ed.), Richard A.
Title:
The Essential Holmes, Selections from the Letters, Speeches, Judicial Opinions, and Other Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Publisher:
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1992.
Description:
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54946
Price:
$ 24.95
Category:
Supreme Court, biography, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Hurst, James Willard
Title:
Justice Holmes on Legal History
Publisher:
Macmillan Company, New York, 1964.
Description:
Based on Hurst's Holmes Devise Lectures, given at Harvard
Condition:
Book No.:
W-41140
Price:
$ 75.00
Category:
19TH CENTURY, jurisprudence, philosophy of law, Supreme Court
 
Author:
Chambers, Sir Robert
Title:
A Course of Lectures on the English Law Delivered at the University of Oxford 1767-1773 . . . Composed in Association with Samuel Johnson. Edited by Thomas M. Curley. Two Volumes
Publisher:
The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1986.
Description:
The first publication of the lectures of Chambers, who succeeded Blackstone as the second Vinerian Professor of Law at Oxford; with a fine scholarly introduction demonstrating (among much else) Samuel Johnson's collaboration in the work's preparation
Condition:
A very good set, in the original crimson cloth, gilt
Book No.:
W-64161
Price:
$ 125.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, biography, New York, English Law, jurisprudence
 
Author:
Hamburger, Max
Title:
The Awakening of Western Legal Thought
Publisher:
George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1942.
Description:
A work based upon some 700 passages taken from about 120 works of somewhat more than fifty ancient writers (principally Greek), accompanied by Dr. Hamburger's gloss; translated from the German by Bernard Miall
Condition:
Book No.:
W-54395
Price:
$ 65.00
Category:
jurisprudence, ancient law, GREECE
 
Author:
Title:
Harvard Legal Essays, Written in Honor of and Presented to Joseph Henry Beale and Samuel Williston [etc.]
Publisher:
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1934.
Description:
A most substantial festschrift, with contributions by Roscoe Pound (including a preface), James Bradley Thayer, Zechariah Chafee, and a host of Beale and Williston's other Harvard colleagues; with biographies and bibliographies of both men
Condition:
Original maroon cloth, gilt, a very good copy in a chipped and worn dustjacket
Book No.:
W-79633
Price:
$ 150.00
Category:
jurisprudence, Bibliography, education

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