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Author:
Dyer, James
Title:
Cy Ensvont Ascvns Novel Cases collectes per le iades tresreuerend Iudge, Mounsieur Iaques Dyer, chiefe Iustice del Common Banke: Ove Divers Resolvtions & Iudgements dones sur solempne Arguments & auec graund deliberation [etc.]. S.T.C. 7390.5. Folio
Publisher:
Imprinted for the Companie of Stationers, London, 1621.
Description:
An early edition of Dyer, one of two named reports (with Plowden) to appear in the 16th century, of particular value, in Dr. Baker's words, for the "quotations from manuscript reports and readings, many of which are now known only from this source"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, top panel of spine repaired, modern typescript labels, some browning and a bit of staining, else a very good copy
Book No.:
W-74928
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Siderfin, Thomas
Title:
Les Reports des Divers Special Cases Argue & Adjudge en le Court del Bank le Roy Et Auxy en le Co.Ba. & L'Exchequer En les premier dix ans apres le Restauration . . . Le Roy Charles le II [with] le Second Part . . . En les Ans 1657, 1658, & 1659. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and H. Sawbridge [etc.], London, 1683-84.
Description:
First editions of both parts of the reports of Siderfin, praised by Burke as "a reporter of much authority" and by Roger North for "his ability, and his probity", containing cases (most unusually) from both the Interregnum and the Restoration
Condition:
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, somewhat rubbed, else a very good, exceptionally fresh set; with a single sheet bearing a contemporary ?index laid in
Book No.:
W-76801
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Dyer, James
Title:
Cy ensuont ascuns nouel cases Collectes per le iades tresreuerend Iudge, Mounsieur Iasques Dyer, chiefe Iustice del common banke, Ore primierment publies & imprimies [etc.]. S.T.C. 7388(b) [this, the Taussig copy]; Beale R481
Publisher:
in Aedibus Richardi Tottelli, Ianuarii primo [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
First edition of Dyer, one of two named reports (with Plowden) to appear in the 16th century, of particular value, in Dr. Baker's words, for the "quotations from manuscript reports and readings, many of which are now known only from this source"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, original spine laid down, occasional light staining, repairs to first blanks, else exceptionally bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78371
Price:
$ 5000.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
La Huictme Part des Reports . . . des diuers Resolutions & Jugements donez sur solennes arguments & auec grand deliberation & conference des trereuerends Iuges & Sages de la Ley, de cases en ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5513 variant 2. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1611.
Description:
First edition of the eighth part of Coke's Reports, in whose preface he discusses at length the ancient laws of England, seeking to establish their pre-Conquest existence (by citation to historical authority) and the books in which they may be found
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, mainly lightish and marginal, else a good copy with the occasional annotation; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78233
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Levinz, Creswell
Title:
A Collection of Select and Modern Entries of Declarations, Pleadings, Issues, Verdicts, Judgments, &c. Referring to Cases in Sir Creswell Levinz's Reports; The Judgment of the Court being added to each President [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1702.
Description:
Only edition of Levinz's "Entries", published the year following his death, as were his Reports, designed to accompany them, and reflecting his talents as a pleader, "for which [in Holdsworth's words] he was eminently well fitted"
Condition:
Contemporary blind-tooled, unlettered calf, a bit of staining and some minor marginal worming, else a very good clean copy; without the portrait
Book No.:
W-77849
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
books of entry, reports of cases
Author:
Plowden, Edmund
Title:
Les Commentaries . . . de diuers cases esteants matters en ley, & de les Arguments fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont certeyne Cases [Part Two]. . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur [by W. Fleetewood] [etc.]. STC 20041 and 20046.3. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1578-79.
Description:
Second edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law"
Condition:
Contemporary blind-panelled calf, centered lozenges, two leaves duplicated in part two, first title slightly trimmed, else very fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78817
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Winch, Humphrey
Title:
Reports of That Reverend and Learned Judge, Sir Humphry Winch Knight; Sometimes one of the Judges of the Court of Common pleas. Containing many Choice Cases, and excellent matters touching Declarations, Pleadings . . . in points of Law [&c.]. Wing W2964
Publisher:
Printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
Sole edition of the reports partly attributed to Winch, commended by Bacon for his "quickness, industry, and despatch", in English, translated from the unpublished original in Law French, reporting cases from 1621 to 1625, the year of Winch's death
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, the spine a bit chipped, ?later printed paper label, else very clean and bright; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79939
Price:
$ 500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Le Tierce Part des Reportes del Edward Coke Lattorney Generall le Roigne, de diuers Resolutions & Iudgements donnes auec graund deliberation, per les tresreuerend Iudges, et sages de la ley, de cases et matters en ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5499. Folio
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1602.
Description:
The rare variant first edition of part three of Coke's Reports and the last part to contain what Plucknett has called Coke's "choicest cases", after which the methodology and presentation of the Reports change significantly; with line 4 ending "Ge-"
Condition:
Modern calf, light marginal staining, else very clean with ample margins and occasional early notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78738
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Vn General Table, a touts les seueral Liures de les Reports de le darreine tresreuerend Iudge, Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesq[ue] deux Catalogues Alphabetical, Lun de les principal Cases, lauter de touts les general Titles . . . des dits Reports. S.T.C. 5526
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of Statio[ners], London, 1618.
Description:
The much expanded second edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports, now covering all eleven parts, undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the pioneer of this genre of legal literature and, in Holdsworth's words, "a great maker of indices and abstracts"
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt lettered, generally clean with good margins, ownership signature of Richard Levinge dated 1652 on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79403
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases
Author:
Plowden, Edmund
Title:
Les Comentaries . . . de dyuers cases esteantes matters en ley, & de les Argumentes fur yceux [etc.] [bound with] Cy ensuont certeyne Cases . . . Ouesque vn Table en fine de cest Lieur [etc.]. STC 20040 and 20046.7; Beale R484, R486a, R487, and R488. Folio
Publisher:
In Aedibus Richardi Tottelli [imprints vary], London, 1571-84.
Description:
First edition of the first part and the second edition of the second part, with Fleetwood's Tables, marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, light browning, one title trimmed, two facsimile leaves, else well-preserved with early annotations; Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78352
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Les Reports de Edward Coke L'attorney generall le Roigne [bound with] Le Second Part des Reportes [bound with] Le Tierce Part des Reportes [bound with] Le Quart Part des Reportes [etc.]. S.T.C. 5493.4; 5496; 5499.2; 5502.3
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Wight, London, 1601-04.
Description:
Second editions of the first four parts of Coke's Reports, containing his choicest cases, all printed during the first half of the first decade of the 17th century, as the Reports were just appearing; all printed by Thomas Wight, their first printer
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, small hole to first title (no text affected), some staining, but generally very clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78246
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
criminal law, reports of cases
Author:
Bellewe, Richard
Title:
Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478; S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:
Modern calf, gilt-lettered, quite browned, yet crisp and wide-margined; with the index before the text and without the colophon leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77020
Price:
$ 2750.00
Category:
reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
La Sept Part des Reports . . . des diurs Resolutions & Iudgements done sur solemne arguments, & auec grand deliberation & conference des tresreuerend Iudges & Sages de la Ley, de cases in ley [etc.]. S.T.C. 5512. Folio
Publisher:
Printed [by Adam Islip] for the Societie of Stationers, London, 1629.
Description:
An early edition of the seventh part of the "Reports", containing in its preface Coke's rejoinder to the polemic levelled against his speech and charge at the Norwich assises, and beginning with Coke's famed report of "Calvin's Case"
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some staining, else a good copy with ample margins and the occasional early marginalia; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78221
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Epieikeia: Et Table generall a les Annales del Ley, per quel facilment troueres touts les cases contenus in yceux; queux concerne le exposition des Statutes per Equitie [etc.]. S.T.C. 840
Publisher:
Printed for the Societie of the Stationers, London, 1609.
Description:
Only edition of Ashe's much praised work, its introduction [in English] "a highly intelligent discourse on the nature of equity in English law", capturing from the year books and reported cases instances in which statutes have been extended equitably
Condition:
Modern dark calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, red edges, three circular library stamps, else quite clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79324
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
equity, Year Books, reports of cases
Author:
Jacob, Giles
Title:
The New Law Dictionary . . . Carefully Abridged . . . And particularly Referring To all the Law-Reports, and Acts of Parliament . . . Whereto is added, A curious Catalogue or Register of the Year-Books and Reports, with the Times of their Publication
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for R. Ware [and twelve others], London, 1743.
Description:
The uncommon (and sole) abridgment of Jacob's masterpiece, his original work far different from previous dictionaries, this abridgment undertaken by Jacob himself, with a special effort made to render it "easy, clear, and familiar"
Condition:
Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, somewhat rubbed, else a very good clean copy; eight copies in ESTC, one in a law library
Book No.:
W-77706
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
legal dictionaries, Abridgements, reports of cases, Acts, Year Books
Author:
Hutton, Richard
Title:
The Reports Of . . . Sir Richard Hutton Knight; Sometimes one of the Judges of the Common Pleas. Containing many Choice Cases, Judgments, and Resolutions, in Points of Law, In the severall Raignes of King James and King Charles [etc.]. Wing H3843. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by T.R. for Henry Twyford, and Thomas Dring [etc.], London, 1656.
Description:
First edition of the reports of Hutton (the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case), including inter alia the trial and execution of Sir Walter Raleigh, all translated into English from Hutton's manuscript in Law French
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, a good clean copy with the ownership signature of William Cortyon and ?his manuscript notes throughout; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79966
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Jenkins, David
Title:
Eight Centuries of Reports: or, Eight Hundred Cases Solemnly Adjudged in the Exchequer-Chamber, or, Upon Writs of Error. Publish'd Originally in French and Latin . . . Now carefully Translated, with the Addition of many Thousand References [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1734.
Description:
First edition in English of Judge Jenkins' Reports, by far spanning a greater time period than any other reports (from the 13th through the 17th centuries), with a case dating to 1220, significantly earlier than the earliest printed Year Book case
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, occasional very light foxing and browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78019
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
taxation, reports of cases
Author:
Coke, Edward
Title:
Les Reports de Edward Coke . . . de diuers Resolutions, & Judgements donnes auec graund deliberation, per les tresreuerendes Iudges, & sages de la ley, de cases & matters en ley [etc.]. Parts 1-13 in seven volumes [complete] [titles vary]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for the Companie of Stationers [Part I] [imprints vary], London, 1607-59.
Description:
A complete collection of the most famous of all reports of English law, in John Baker's words "of excellent quality . . . hav[ing] the distinction of being cited simply as 'The Reports'", all in first or early editions or first edition variants
Condition:
Contemporary and modern calf and 3/4 calf, the bindings varied but at most lightly rubbed, together a well-preserved collection; the Taussig copies
Book No.:
W-78205
Price:
$ 10000.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Un Perfect Table a Touts les Severall Livers del Reportes de Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesque un Catalogue de touts le cases in larguments de les principall cases [with an] Alphabeticall collection de touts . . . texts del Latine [etc.]. S.T.C. 5525
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1606.
Description:
First edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports, undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the master and pioneer of this genre of legal literature ("a great maker of indices and abstracts", in Holdsworth's words); arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, soiled, some repairs, else fresh and well-preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-49535
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases
Author:
Bellewe, Richard
Title:
Les Ans du Roy Richard le Second. Collect' Ensembl' hors les Abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke [etc.]. Beale R478; S.T.C. 1848
Publisher:
Imprinted by Robert Robinson dwelling in Fewter lane [etc.], London, 1585.
Description:
Original edition of the sole reports from the late fourteenth century reign of Richard II, culled from the the three major early English abridgments, termed "rare" by Winfield and "excessively rare" by Wallace, not to be reprinted until 1869
Condition:
Contemporary vellum, unevenly darkened, variant with the Lincoln's Inn arms on the title's verso, without the colophon if called for; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79127
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
reports of cases, Abridgements, 16TH CENTURY
Author:
Plowden, Edmund
Title:
Les Commentaries, Ou Reportes . . . de diuers cases esteant matters en ley, & de les Arguments sur yceux [etc.] [bound with] La Second Part de les Reports, ou, Commentaries [etc.]. S.T.C. 20045 & 20047.5; Beale R490. Folio
Publisher:
[1] In Aedibus Thomae Wight [2] Companie of Stationers, London, 1599 & 1610.
Description:
Early editions of both parts of Plowden's pathbreaking Commentaries, the reports marking the break with the Year Books and providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law, with learned gloss"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, quite rubbed, repaired, later paper label, the first title dusty, else particularly clean with occasional notations; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-77965
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Hutton, Richard
Title:
The Reports Of . . . Sir Richard Hutton Knight; Sometimes one of the Judges of the Common Pleas: Containing many Choice Cases, Judgments, and Resolutions, in Points of Law, In the several Reigns of King James and King Charles. Second Edition. Wing H3844
Publisher:
Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins [etc.], London, 1682.
Description:
The final edition of the reports of Hutton, the righteous judge famous for his opinion in the Shipmoney case (that the King may not impose a tax without parliamentary assent), here expanded with the addition of subsequent authorities in the margins
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered calf, a bit rubbed, some minor marginal worming and staining, else very fresh with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79386
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Dyer, James
Title:
Cy ensuont ascun nouel cases, Collectes per le iades tresreuerend Iudge, Mounsieur Iasques Dyer, chiefe Iustice del common banke, Ore nouelment publies & imprimies. S.T.C. 7389; Beale R482. Folio
Publisher:
In aedibus Richardi Tottelli, Ianuarii primo. 1592, London, 1592.
Description:
Final 16th century edition, one of two named reports (with Plowden) to appear in the 16th century, of particular value, in Dr. Baker's words, for the "quotations from manuscript reports and readings, many of which are now known only from this source"
Condition:
Early calf, lightly rubbed, ownership signatures of Edmund and Nicholas Pollexfen, early marginal notations, exceptionally clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78671
Price:
$ 3000.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Title:
The Decisions of the English Judges, During the Usurpation, From the Year 1655, to his Majesty's Restoration, and the sitting down of the Session in June 1661. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, Edinburgh, 1762.
Description:
Among the earliest reports of the Court of Session, the supreme Scottish civil court, preceded in their coverage only by those of Sir Alexander Gibson of Durie, based on a anonymous manuscript located in the library of the Faculty of Advocates
Condition:
Later 3/4 calf over marbled boards, front joint just cracking but firm, lightish foxing and browning; a good crisp copy
Book No.:
W-76346
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
reports of cases, SCOTLAND
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards, And other Courts at Westminster, in the Reigns of the late Kings, King James and King Charles . . . And now published for the Common good [etc.]. Wing M688. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, rubbed, the spine ends just chipped, very light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79942
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards, And other Courts at Westminster, in the Reigns of the late Kings, King James and King Charles . . . And now published for the Common good [etc.]. Wing M688. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, rubbed, the spine ends just chipped, very light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79942
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards, And other Courts at Westminster, in the Reigns of the late Kings, King James and King Charles . . . And now published for the Common good [etc.]. Wing M688. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, rubbed, the spine ends just chipped, very light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79942
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
Author:
Ley, James
Title:
Reports of Divers Resolutions in Law, Arising upon Cases in the Court of Wards, And other Courts at Westminster, in the Reigns of the late Kings, King James and King Charles . . . And now published for the Common good [etc.]. Wing M688. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. Twyford, Tho. Dring [etc.], London, 1659.
Description:
The well-regarded and only contemporaneously printed reports and treatise devoted exclusively to the Court of Wards and Liveries in which, in Dr. Baker's words, "the best lawyers of the day were involved" in difficult questions of property law
Condition:
Contemporary blind ruled unlettered sheep, rubbed, the spine ends just chipped, very light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79942
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
reports of cases, Lunatics, infants, insanity, reports of cases, reports of cases, reports of cases
Author:
Noy, William
Title:
Reports and Cases . . . Collected and Reported by that Learned Lawyer William Noy . . . Since Attourney Generall to the late King Charles. Conteining most Excellent matter of Exceptions to all manner of Declarations, Pleadings, and Demurrers [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by F.L. for Matthew Walbancke [etc.]. Wing N1449, London, 1656.
Description:
First edition of the reports from the reigns of Elizabeth, James and Charles I attributed to Noy, one of the finest lawyers of his day (numbering Hale and Maynard among his pupils) and "one of the six persons recommended by Lord Bacon for reporters"
Condition:
Contemporary blind panelled calf, early printed paper label, somewhat rubbed, well preserved with ample margins and the blank 2C4; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80020
Price:
$ 300.00
Category:
reports of cases
Author:
Calthrop, Henry
Title:
Reports of Speciall Cases Touching severall Customs And Liberties of The City of London . . . Whereunto is annexed divers Ancient Customes and Usages Of the said City of London. Never before in Print. Wing C310
Publisher:
Printed for Abel Roper, at the Sun . . . in Fleet-street, London, 1655.
Description:
First edition of the first reports devoted to the city of London and seemingly the only early ones published, "prettily reported and worth reading", undertaken by Calthrop [or Calthorp], Middle Temple bencher and briefly the City's recorder or judge
Condition:
Original unlettered sheep, rubbed, lower portion of front joint cracked, front blank chipped, rear blank torn away, the Macclesfield and Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80009
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
reports of cases, London
Author:
Cooke, George
Title:
Reports and Cases of Practice in The Court of Common Pleas, In the Reigns of Queen Anne, King Goerge I and King George II. Second Ed. [with] Rules and Orders of the Court of Exchequer, Relative to the Equity Court, the Office of Pleas, and the Revenue
Publisher:
[1] Printed by Henry Lintot [2] Printed by H. Woodfall, London, 1747 & 1766.
Description:
Two uncommon works, the first by George Cooke the father and the second conjecturally by his son, also George Cooke, both Inner Temple benchers, readers, and treasurers, eight and five copies in ESTC respectively, each found in one law library only
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards darkened near the rebacking, without the advertising leaf in the first work, else clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80178
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, courts
Author:
Clayton, John (rptr.)
Title:
Reports and Pleas of Assises at York. Held before several Judges in that Circuit, With Some Precedents useful for Pleaders at the Assises: Never englished before [etc.]. ESTC N12810 [six copies, two in North America]
Publisher:
Printed by S. Powell, For Edward Hamilton . . . High-street, Dublin, 1741.
Description:
The rare, sole Irish edition of the first named 'nisi prius'reports (those heard away from Westminster), first appearing in 1651, with the emphasis that the law be in English and accessible to all, in sympathy with the Commonwealth's goals of reform
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, rubbed, ex-Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow with its gilt stamp on the front board, very crisp; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80216
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, TRINIDAD, pleading, legal reform, English Commonwealth, IRELAND
Author:
Ashe, Thomas
Title:
Un Perfect Table a Touts les Severall Livers del Reportes de Sir Edward Coke . . . Ouesque un Catalogue de touts le cases in larguments de les principall cases [with an] Alphabeticall collection de touts . . . texts del Latine [etc.]. S.T.C. 5525
Publisher:
Printed for the Company of Stationers, London, 1606.
Description:
First edition of the first abridgement of Coke's reports, undertaken by Thomas Ashe, the master and pioneer of this genre of legal literature ("a great maker of indices and abstracts", in Holdsworth's words); arranged alphabetically by subject
Condition:
Contemporary speckled calf, rubbed, the boards with gilt initials ("R B"), manuscript label at the bottom of the spine, very fresh; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80243
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Abridgements, reports of cases
Author:
Style, William
Title:
Regestum Practicale: Or, the Practical Register, Consisting of Rules, Orders, and Observations concerning the Common-Laws, and the Practice thereof . . . particularly applicable to the Proceedings in the Upper-Bench [etc.]. Wing S6102; Cowley 141
Publisher:
Printed by A.M. for Charles Adams, at the Talbot [etc.], London, 1657.
Description:
First edition of a popular work (and the only edition to appear during the Interregnum), called by John Baker "a useful guide to modern practice decisions, collected at a time when the law reports were somewhat thin or non-existent"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered sheep, quite rubbed, some foxing, moreso to the first and last leaves, else sound and usable; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80248
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
pleading, Interregnum, reports of cases
Author:
Caldecott, Thomas
Title:
Reports of Cases Relative to the Duty and Office of a Justice of the Peace, from Michaelmas Term 1776, inclusive, to Trinity Term 1785, inclusive [Three Parts in One Volume] [complete]. ESTC T492559. Not in ECCO. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [imprints vary], London, 1786-1800.
Description:
Sole edition of the only legal work of the Middle Temple barrister (and "avid . . . editor of Shakespeare") continuing the reports of James Burrow and expanding their scope, with most cases reported those decided when Lord Mansfield's presided
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt, discreetly ex-library, else very clean with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80309
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
reports of cases, justices of peace
Author:
Croke, George
Title:
The First Part {Though last Publish't} of the Reports of Sr George Croke Kt., Late one of the Justices of the Court of Kings-Bench, And formerly one of the Justices of the Court of Common-Bench . . . Revised and published in English [etc.]. Wing C7012. Folio
Publisher:
Printed for A. Roper, T. Collins, F. Tyton [and three others], London, 1669.
Description:
First reissue of the first part of Croke's reports, devoted to some two decades of the reign of Elizabeth "approached . . . within the tradition of Plowden and Coke", concluding with a revised ediion of the earliest catalogue of law books to appear
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning, without the portrait, else well preserved with excellent margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80317
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
reports of cases, Manuscripts, Bibliography

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