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Author:
Title:
Is Life Worth Living? A Debate, Frederick Starr -- Clarence Darrow
Publisher:
Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard.
Description:
Little Blue Book No. 910
Condition:
Yellow wraps, faded but quite sound; later issue (ca. 1930s)
Book No.:
W-70062
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Walker, James M.
Title:
The Theory of the Common Law
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1852.
Description:
Original edition of Walker's probing effort to compare Roman law and common law, a principal part of his contribution to the civilian writers who "stand as an example of the highest intellectual attainments reached by antebellum American lawyers"
Condition:
Original sheep, rubbed, the joints just cracking, else an exceptionally clean, bright copy
Book No.:
W-73218
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
roman law, philosophy of law
Author:
Bentham, George
Title:
Essai sur la Nomenclature et la Classification des Principales Branches d'Art-et-Science; Ouvrage Extrait du Chrestomathia de Jeremie Bentham
Publisher:
Bossange Frerres, Libraires, rue de Seine, No 12, Paris, 1823.
Description:
Sole edition of the work published under the name of Jeremy Bentham's nephew ("who worked extensively on his uncle's papers on logic and based on them a work of his own"), in which he translated those portions of Chrestomathia devoted to the subject
Condition:
Cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit of foxing, but a very good copy; with the half-title, a folding frontispiece and three tables on two folding leaves
Book No.:
W-76213
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
philosophy of 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:
Austin, John
Title:
The Province of Jurisprudence Determined
Publisher:
John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1832.
Description:
First edition of Austin's first major work, of pervasive impact on Anglo-American law over much of the last two centuries, one which, in the words of H.L.A. Hart (who edited the 'Province' in 1954), "established the study of jurisprudence in England"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, a trifle rubbed, neatly rebacked, all edges marbled, crimson morocco label, gilt, well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-76222
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Dodderidge, John
Title:
The English Lawyer. Describing A Method for the managing of the Lawes of this Land. And expressing the best qualities requisite in the Student Practizer Judges and Fathers of the same. S.T.C. 6981. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by [Miles Flesher for] the Assignes of I. More Esq., London, 1631.
Description:
Only edition of Dodderidge's principal work, his singular attempt to determine the qualities of the lawyer and law student, and to probe the fundamental nature of law, his "scholarship reach[ing] far beyond that of most contemporary lawyers"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered mottled sheep, somewhat rubbed, Daniel Fleming's copy with his initials and ownership signature, very crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79343
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
philosophy of law
 
Author:
Title:
Is Life Worth Living? A Debate, Frederick Starr -- Clarence Darrow
Publisher:
Haldeman-Julius Publications, Girard.
Description:
Little Blue Book No. 910
Condition:
Tan wraps, a bit embrowned, but sound; later issue (ca. 1940s)
Book No.:
W-70063
Price:
$ 35.00
Category:
philosophy of law
 
Author:
Broom, Herbert
Title:
The Philosophy of Law: Being Notes of Lectures Delivered during Twenty-Three Years, (1852-1875,) in the Inner Temple Hall. Adapted for Students and the Public
Publisher:
Sumner Whitney and Company; Hurd and Houghton, San Francisco; New York, (n. d.).
Description:
Condition:
Working copy, binding quite rubbed; occasional light soil to pages. Ex-libris Joseph M. Gleason, with his bookplate; minimal markings else
Book No.:
W-91918
Price:
$ 25.00
Category:
philosophy of law
Author:
Saint Germain, Christopher
Title:
The Dialogue in English, betweene a Doctor of Divinitie, and a Student in the Lawes of England. Newly corrected and Imprinted with new Additions. S.T.C. 21582.5
Publisher:
Printed by the Assignes of John More, Esquire, London, 1638.
Description:
An early 17th century edition of the first classic of English equity and the first work on legal philosophy and natural law written in England, "a brilliant, comprehensive and intellectually satisfying attempt to construct a systematic theory of law"
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, later label, the spine quite rubbed with three small holes, a fourth small hole in one leaf, ex Gloddaeth Library; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80120
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
equity, 16TH CENTURY, philosophy of law, natural law
Author:
Bentham, Jeremy
Title:
The Book of Fallacies: From Unfinished Papers of Jeremy Bentham. By a Friend [Peregrine Bingham the younger, with the assistance of John Stuart Mill and Francis Place]
Publisher:
Published by John and H.L. Hunt . . . Covent Garden, London, 1824.
Description:
Only early English edition expanding upon Etienne Dumont's French edition of 1816, "the beginning [in England] of a concerted effort on the part of the philosophic radicals to bring about the reformation of politics" and still of modern utility
Condition:
Contemporary elaborately blind decorated calf, lightly rubbed, marbled endpapers, pastedowns, and edges, handsome and quite fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80207
Price:
$ 400.00
Category:
philosophy of law, political theory, Parliament, English constitutional law
Author:
Dagge, Henry
Title:
Considerations on Criminal Law [with] a contemporary review of the work extracted from the May, 1772, issue of The Monthly Review
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1772.
Description:
Dagge's pioneering application of natural law to criminal law, examining the writings of Grotius, Hobbes, Pufendorf, and Montesquieu, expanding the latter's tripartite division (executive, legislative, and judicial) to a fourth -- the jury
Condition:
Contemporary calf, with the bookplate of Michael Kearney, Fellow Trinity College Dublin, especially clean and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80302
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
criminal law, philosophy of law, natural law, juries

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