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Author:
Leach, William
Title:
First A Safegard and a Stay for Sheriffs, Bayliffs, Serjeants at Mace, and such Officers. Or Their Well doings Justified, and their Evill actings Abolished . . . Thirdty [sic] And for Honest Executors and Administrators from paying [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by E. Cotes, in the Year 1652, London, 1652.
Description:
A rare tract written by the Middle Templar whose works "together outlined a programme for the reform of the entire English legal system", here focusing on local officials, executors, administrators, and maritime law; one copy in ESTC, none in the UK
Condition:
Recent 1/4 vellum interleaved, repairs to the lower margins, the text legible, with the Fairfax of Cameron bookplate; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78708
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal reform, sheriffs, Wills, maritime 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:
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:
Zouch, Richard
Title:
Elementa Jurisprudentiae Definitionibus, Regulis & Sententiis selectioribus Juris Civilis, Illustrata; Accesserunt Descriptiones Juris & Judicii, Sacri, Militaris, et Maritimi
Publisher:
Sumptibus Joh. Nevilsoni, Amsterdam, 1652?.
Description:
The first joint printing of four works of the noted English civilian repeatedly praised by Holdsworth, who terms the first work "the best specimen of the literature on the theory of law" and Zouche "the earliest English writer on jurisprudence"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, blind ruled and decorated, rubbed, later paper label hand lettered, red edges, very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79566
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
jurisdiction, roman law, maritime law, military law
Author:
Cunningham, Timothy
Title:
The Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-Notes and Insurances: Containing All the Statutes, Cases at large [etc.] . . . The Third Edition corrected, With the Addition of several Cases, determined by the Earl of Hardwicke and Lord Mansfield
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin, W. Owen, and S. Crowder, London, 1766.
Description:
The third and further expanded edition of the first English legal treatise on the subject, comprehensive in its coverage and praised by Holdsworth as "a pioneer book . . . a creditable piece of work [whose] arrangement is clear"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, the joints cracked but firm and the spine hand lettered, light browning, else clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79539
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Bills and Notes, maritime law
Author:
Willcock, J.W. and A.
Title:
The Ocean, the River, and the Shore. Part I. Navigation (All Published)
Publisher:
Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, Farringdon Street, London.
Description:
An ambitious work, of which this is the only part to have been published, a significant portion of which (about 150 pages) is devoted to the history of navigation; with other chapters to devoted to the law of war, smuggling, neutrals and prizes
Condition:
Green cloth, gilt, a bit rubbed, title clipped, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-57471
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
maritime law
Author:
Welford, Richard Griffiths
Title:
The Influences of the Game Laws . . . Evidence Taken Before a Select Committee . . . on the Game Laws . . . and An Address to the Tenant Farmers of Great Britain by John Bright [etc.] [bound with] John Lewis Ricardo, The Anatomy of the Navigation Laws
Publisher:
1] R. Groombridge and Sons [2] Charles Gilpin, London, 1846 & 1847.
Description:
The work which Bright published at his own expense, proposing the abolition of the game laws, following shortly after his association with Richard Cobden, bound with a similar effort by his fellow M.P., John Ricardo, to abolish the navigation laws
Condition:
Contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, somewhat strained, label lacking, else usable; no copy of Ricardo's work in OCLC in the USA
Book No.:
W-76820
Price:
$ 200.00
Category:
game law, maritime 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:
Burn, John Ilderton
Title:
A Practical Treatise or Compendium of the Law of Marine Insurances. Cohen 7055
Publisher:
Re-printed, for H. Caritat, no. 153, Broad-way [etc.], New-York, 1801.
Description:
Only American edition of a work by an Inner Temple barrister, dedicated to Sir James Park whose well-known treatise this work may be deemed to complement, the two being, respectively, the second and first works on the subject printed in this country
Condition:
Original sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, front joint cracked and repaired (and holding), some browning, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76465
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
insurance law, maritime 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:
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:
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:
Park, James Allan
Title:
A System of the Law of Marine Insurances, with Three Chapters on Bottomry; on Insurances on Lives; and on Insurances Against Fire
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Lw Printers: For T. Whieldon [etc.], London, 1787.
Description:
First edition of the first work on insurance law to be published, written by the friend and protege of Mansfield, who encouraged Park to write the book; in Holdsworth's words "the best text-book upon the law of insurance [and] very successful"
Condition:
Contemporary reverse calf, somewhat rubbed, the top inch of the front joint cracked, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79174
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
admiralty, insurance law, maritime law
Author:
Molloy, Charles
Title:
De Jure Maritimo et Navali: or, a Treatise of Affairs Maritime and of Commerce [with "West Doore" in the imprint]. Not in Wing; compare Wing M2395
Publisher:
Printed for John Bellinger in Cliffords-Inn Lane [etc.], London, 1676.
Description:
The rare variant of the first edition of the most popular of all the early works on maritime law, written by Molloy, a member of both Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn, and "the first important English common lawyer to write a book about the law merchant"
Condition:
Contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, rebacked, two leaves with paper flaws, else quite crisp, six copies in ESTC, none in a law library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78721
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
maritime law
Author:
Title:
The Lawyers Library. A New Book of Instruments: Consisting of Precedents Fitted for the Use of Attorney, Ecclesiastical Persons, Scriveners, Merchants, Sollicitors, Owners of Ships, Mariners; And generally for all Persons . . . in Trade [etc.]. 2nd Edition
Publisher:
Printed for R.V. and Sold by R. Gosling [and one other], London, 1709.
Description:
A rare work, arranged alphabetically by subject and represented as "Being the most Compleat Collection of its Bulk and Nature hitherto Extant", first appearing in 1680; one copy in ESTC, not containing the advertising leaf present in this copy
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, quite rubbed, new endpapers, a bit of marginal staining, else quite clean, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79626
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
conveyancing, Ecclesiastical Law, maritime law, Forms & Form Books
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:
Title:
The Young Clerk's Magazine: or English Law-Repository: Containing A Variety of the most useful Precedents of . . . Bonds, Bills, Recognizances . . . Gifts, Grants, Leases . . . To which is added The Doctrine of Fines and Recoveries [etc.]. Second Edition
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling . . . for J. Hodges &c, London, 1740.
Description:
A rare, early edition of a work published much of the 18th century, providing guidance on conveyancing matters in the largest sense (including marriage contracts, wills, and charterparties) encompassing all public business; one copy in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, a bit scraped, the spine rubbed, ?label lacking, else quite clean with good margins and the two plates; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79741
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Every Man Law Books, Forms & Form Books, conveyancing, marriage, maritime law
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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