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Author:
Rowell, Chester H. (comp.)
Title:
A Historical and Legal Digest of All the Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives of the United States, From the First to the Fifty-Sixth Congress, 1789-1901
Publisher:
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1901.
Description:
Condition:
Original sheep, quite rubbed and scraped, else a usable copy
Book No.:
W-75785
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
law of elections
Author:
Meredith, William
Title:
Letter to Dr. Blackstone, By the Author of the Question Stated. To which is prefixed, Dr. Blackstone's Letter to Sir William Meredith. Eller 259
Publisher:
Printed for G. Woodfall, Charing Cross [etc.], London, 1770.
Description:
Part of the debate whether John Wilkes should sit in Parliament, and most embarrassing for Blackstone, accused of saying one thing in his 'Commentaries' and another as a Member of Parliament, in Ian Doolittle's words "caught leaden-footed in debate"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good crisp copy; with the half-title
Book No.:
W-77718
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
law of elections, English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1758.
Description:
First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78812
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Real Property, law of elections, philosophy of law
 
Author:
Meyer, Ernst Christopher
Title:
Nominating Systems: Direct Primaries versus Conventions in the United States
Publisher:
Published by the Author, Madison, 1902.
Description:
Condition:
Original russet cloth, gilt, a very good copy
Book No.:
W-77554
Price:
$ 27.50
Category:
law of elections
Author:
Title:
A Methodical Treatise of Replevins, Distresses, Avowries . . . To which are added, Divers Statutes touching the Office of Sheriffs . . . and also the Law concerning Elections and Returns of Members of Parliament [etc.]. The Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Worrall, London, 1739.
Description:
The second, expanded, and final edition of the first work on the ancient remedies of replevin and distress, the latter of which Holdsworth termed "the oldest form of self help" and which Maitland traced to the Laws of Ine, circa 700 A.D.
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, gilt lettered, some browning, mainly lightish, the front blank a bit chipped, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76899
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
landlord and tenant, sheriffs, Procedure, pleading, law of elections
Author:
Dowdeswell, William
Title:
The Sentiments of an English Freeholder, on the Late Decision of the Middlesex Election. Not in Eller. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Maall, London, 1769.
Description:
Only edition of a pro-Wilkes tract, calling the "Case Considered" (attributed on occasion to Blackstone) "very full and very learned" but irrelevant, and concluding with an express citation to Blackstone's Commentaries in support of seating Wilkes
Condition:
Modern marbled wraps, very light browning, and the half-title somewhat dusty, else a very good copy; 60 pages
Book No.:
W-77788
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, law of elections
Author:
Scarlett, James
Title:
Speech of Sir James Scarlett, at a Meeting of the Electors of Malton, at the Late General Election, 1830
Publisher:
Printed for J. Arnould, 2, Spring Gardens, London, 1830.
Description:
Scarlett's speech given shortly before he was returned to Parliament representing the borough of Malton, with an emphasis on his views on slavery and on reform and, more generally, a looking back over his career and politics over some forty years
Condition:
?Original printed wraps, disbound, presentation copy (trimmed) to "His Excy / The Lord Stuart de Rothesay / with the Author's compliments"; 34 pages
Book No.:
W-80166
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
law of elections, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Title:
Trial of George Rose, Esq. Secretary to the Treasury . . . For Employing Mr. Smith, a Publican in Westminster, Upon a Late Westminster Election, and Not Paying Him . . . Cast in the Court of King's Bench, by a Special Jury [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed for J. Ridgway, York-Street, St. James's Square, London, 1791.
Description:
First edition of a trial with Erskine at his finest, witty, astute, and even brutal in his examination, delicately exposing official corruption, and securing a verdict for his client, Master of the Star and Garter, in the total amount pleaded
Condition:
Modern light brown cloth, the spine black lettered, some browning, else well preserved with untrimmed margins and the half title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80152
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
trials, law of elections

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