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Author:
Sheppard, William
Title:
The Offices and Duties of Constables, Borsholders, Tything-men, Treasurers of the County-stock, Overseers for the Poore, and other lay-Ministers. Whereunto are adjoyned the severall Offices of Church-Ministers and Churchwardens. Wing S3200
Publisher:
Printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne . . . for William Cooke [etc.], London, 1641.
Description:
First edition of Sheppard's first work, anticipating his many efforts as Cromwell's law reformer and "containing an important part of his philosophy of government", including two chapters on prisons and a final two (100+ pages) on church officials
Condition:
Contemporary sheep, somewhat rubbed, neatly rebacked, the original flyleaves (with jottings and squiggles) preserved, quite crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79085
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
English Commonwealth, INDIA, Religion, poor law, prisons
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Second Edition [with] Historical Remarks and Anecdotes on the Castle of the Bastille. Baumgartner 3 and 32
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres [and] Printed for T. Cadell, Warrington [and] London, 1780.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, coupled with the work on the Bastille, its publication then prohibited in France
Condition:
Modern 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards, with the eleven plates in the first work and the plan of the Bastille in the second; a pretty copy
Book No.:
W-77292
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Title:
An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to Scotland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1819.
Description:
Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over eighty institutions, including the number of prisoners, their gender and whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close, but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; three copies in OCLC
Book No.:
W-77195
Price:
$ 250.00
Category:
prisons, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition. Baumgartner 3 [calling for 22 plates, all of which are present here, many folding]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1784.
Description:
Howard's masterwork, displaying the enormous empirical data upon the treatment of prisoners amassed by him just as the major reforms of English criminal law began, this edition completely revised and much expanded following Howard's journeys in 1780
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, minor staining to the free endpapers, occasional foxing, else clean and wide-margined; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-77954
Price:
$ 700.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure
Author:
Selden, John (ed.)
Title:
Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290A
Publisher:
Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
The best early edition of Fleta, one of the few substantial medieval English legal treatises, written in the late 13th century, and surviving it but a single manuscript; with Selden's masterly dissertation "loaded . . . with his remarkable erudition"
Condition:
Modern straight-grained morocco, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, lightly rubbed, some staining and marginal tears, else a good copy
Book No.:
W-76640
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons
Author:
Fielding, Henry
Title:
Murders. True Examples of the Interposition of Providence, in the Discovery and Punishment of Murder
Publisher:
Sold by S. Hazard . . . J. Marshall . . . R. White [etc.], Bath [and] London, 1795.
Description:
An uncommon selection from Fielding's highly popular tract, vigorously promoted by him and "aptly called [a part of] Fielding's 'war against robbery and murder'", originally written just after the enactment of the Murder Act of 1752
Condition:
Original self-wraps, the sewing loose, some browning, else well-preserved, 12 pages; with the image of a prison and hanged prisoner on the title
Book No.:
W-76420
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
criminal law, prisons
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. Third Edition [with] An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe [with] The Appendix. Baumgartner 3, 21, and 28. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington and London, 1784-91.
Description:
Presentation copies of both of Howard's major works, displaying the enormous empirical data amassed by him, to provide the bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals; with the rare first issue of the appendix to the 'Lazarettos'
Condition:
Contemporary diced panelled calf, rebacked, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, very good copies; with the forty-five plates, many elaborately folding
Book No.:
W-76702
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
criminal law, New York, prisons, Procedure, Inscribed or Presentation Copy
Author:
Howard, John
Title:
An Account of the Principal Lazarettos in Europe; With Various Papers Relative to the Plague: Together with Further Observations on Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals; and Additional Remarks on the Present State of Those in Great Britain and Ireland. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T. Cadell [& three others], London, 1789.
Description:
First edition of one of Howard's two major works, "the first survey . . . which had ever appeared", supplemented by Howard's further observations on prisons, providing the empirical bases for the first modern reforms of both prisons and hospitals
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the original spine (worn) laid down, the front hinge cracked and the title a bit loose; a good copy with the plates
Book No.:
W-77811
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
prisons, criminal law, legal reform
Author:
Booth, William
Title:
The Compleat Sollicitor, Performing His Duty: and Teaching his Clyent . . . in His Majesties Superior Courts at Westminster: As in the Mayors Court, Court of Hustings, and other Inferior Courts, both in the City of London, and elswhere [etc.]. Wing B3738A
Publisher:
Printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and Henry Twyford [etc.], London, 1666.
Description:
First edition of the first substantial treatise expressly devoted to the English solicitor, with chapters on all royal courts, the Exchequer, the Court of Requests, the Sheriffs Court, the Marshalsea, the Star Chamber, and the Court of Admiralty
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt, signature effaced on the title, light browning and some staining, else sound, with the first blank (chipped); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79664
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
courts, London, sheriffs, prisons, Star Chamber, admiralty, Bench and Bar
Author:
Title:
Report of the Visiting Justices; With Appendixes and Resolutions of the Court. House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, January Quarter Sessions, 1847
Publisher:
Printed by John Thomas Morris, Aldersgate-Street, London, 1847.
Description:
The rare copy of the inspection report for the then "largest prison in the Empire", prompted in part by three special matters, including commutation of transportation sentences of juvenile convicts and the ensuing prospect of overcrowded conditions
Condition:
Original ?self-wraps, disbound, a good clean copy, 23 pages; no copy in OCLC, COPAC, or the Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue
Book No.:
W-77150
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
justices of peace, prisons, Transportation, AUSTRALIA
Author:
Craufurd, Quentin
Title:
The History of the Bastile: With a Concise Account of the Late Revolution in France. To Which Is Added, An Appendix, Containing, among other Particulars, An Enquiry into the History of the Prisoner with the Mask
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, London, 1790.
Description:
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the front board detached and the rear joint cracked, else a clean copy, with the half title and the elaborate folding plan
Book No.:
W-78522
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
FRANCE, prisons
Author:
Title:
An Account of All the Gaols, Houses of Corrections or Penitentiaries, in the United Kingdom . . . As Far As Relates to Ireland. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 16 March 1819. Folio
Publisher:
N.p., London, 1819.
Description:
Arranged by county, reporting particulars for over ninety institutions, including number of prisoners, their gender and whether under or over seventeen, whether debtor or criminal, and the allowances of food, money, and clothing, inter alia
Condition:
Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, the fore-margins cut close, but the sense preserved, else a very good copy, 21 pages; no copy in OCLC in the USA
Book No.:
W-77192
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, IRELAND
Author:
Selden, John (ed.)
Title:
Fleta, Seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, sub Edwardo Rege primo seu circa annos abhinc CCCXL . . . Accedit Tractatulus vetus . . . Fet Assavoir . . . Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad Fletam Dissertatio Historica [etc.]. Wing F1290
Publisher:
Typis M.F. Prostant apud Guil. Lee, & Dan. Pakeman [etc.], London, 1647.
Description:
First and best early edition of Fleta, written in the late 13th century, with Selden's Dissertation upon it, called a "sophisticated survey of the history of Roman law in medieval Europe and England [and] his most mature piece of scholarship"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the joints cracked but firm, light browning, else clean with good margins but not aesthetically pleasing
Book No.:
W-80102
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
MEDIEVAL, English Law, prisons, roman law
Author:
Farley, Edward
Title:
Imprisonment for Debt Unconstitutional and Oppressive, Proved from the Fundamental Principles of the British Constitution, and the Rights of Nature. ESTC T37076
Publisher:
Printed for the Author. And Sold by T. Hookham [etc.], London, 1788.
Description:
First (and most extensive) edition of a work central to the burgeoning movement to abolish imprisonment for debt, widely read, contending that the lawyers "have done more harm to this country than the plague, the pestilence, or the sword of tyrants"
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, neatly rebacked, ex-Wadsworth Library with its bookplate and circular blind stamp, very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80149
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
bankruptcy, prisons, legal reform, Imprisonment for Debt
Author:
Crook, John
Title:
A True Information To the Nation, from the People called Quakers. Being a Brief account of the Proceedings Of some of the Magistrates in and about this City of London, Against the aforesaid People [in] 1664 [etc.]. Wing C7216. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed in the Year 1664, London, 1664.
Description:
Sole edition of the account by the noted Quaker leader and writer of the enforcement in London of the Conventicle Act [16 Charles II c.4] --forbidding non-Church of England religious assemblies of five or more--to lead to his own Newgate imprisonment
Condition:
Later 1/4 calf over marbled boards, black morocco label, gilt ruled and lettered, browning, else quite sound with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80198
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Religion, freedom of religion, Quakers and the Law, prisons
Author:
Carter, Samuel
Title:
The Law of Executions: Or, A Treatise Shewing and Explaining the Nature of Executions in several Rules, and who may Sue Execution or not, and against what Persons . . . Capias ad Satisfac', Fieri facias . . . Scire facias . . . Elegit . . . Liberate [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1706.
Description:
Only edition of the first work on the English law of executions, treating of the many ways a creditor could attempt to collect a debt, highly complex, decried by Dickens, often leading to a debtor's imprisonment, and ultimately to 19th century reform
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, lightly rubbed, later paper label, chipped, two near contemporary gift inscriptions, quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80300
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Procedure, criminal law, bankruptcy, prisons
Author:
Grantham, Thomas
Title:
A Motion against Imprisonment, Wherein is proved that Imprisonment for debt is against the Gospel, against the good of Church, and Commonwealth. Wing G1559. Quarto. No copy in EEBO
Publisher:
Printed at London for Francis Coules, London, 1642.
Description:
The rare, sole printing of the only work of legal content of Grantham (translator of Homer in verse), in which "he used arguments of pure sense", describing imprisonment for debt a "cruell and inhuman act"; six copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Condition:
Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, definite browning and some marginal staining, else quite legible with generous margins, 8pp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80320
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
prisons, criminal law, Religion

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