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Iuris Consultorum Vitae

Iuris Consultorum Vitae, Novissime Elimatae, & Mendis, Lyon, 1538

Rutilio, Bernardino Lyon, 1538. Humanistic Biographies of the Great Jurists of Ancient Rome Rutilio, Bernardino [1504-1538]. Iuris Consultorum Vitae, Novissime Elimatae, & Mendis non Paucis, Quibus Scatebant, Repurgatae. Lyon: Germanum Rose, 1538. [xvi], 254, [1] pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-1/4"). Contemporary boards covered in vellum derived from medieval manuscript, later paper title label to head of spine. Light soiling, moderate rubbing with some wear to spine ends and corners, small chip to front joint, rear pastedown partially detached. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to head of text block from front pastedown to p. 17, minor worming to front pastedown and upper margins of preliminaries, light foxing to a few leaves. An attractive copy. $1,500. * Third edition. Rutilio was Italian jurist and humanist scholars. He was also one of the first authors to compile biographies of lawyers. Iurisconsultorum Vitae describes the lives and achievements of 77 Roman jurists, from Papirius to Tribonian. Distinguished by its discerning criticism and careful use of sources, the work was well-received. First published in Rome in 1536, it went through later editions in 1537, 1538, 1539, 1545, 1584 and 1718. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 9 copies of the third edition in North America, 5 in law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, Ohio State, UC-Berkeley, University of Georgia). Baudrier, Bibliographie Lyonnaise 5:12.
Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles. Accedunt Leges.

Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles. Accedunt Leges.

Wilkins, David; Spelman, Henry London: Typis G. Bowyer, impensis R. Gosling, 1721. Impressive Compilation of Early English Laws Based on Spelman's Codex Legum Veterum, Thomas Jefferson Owned a Copy Wilkins, David [1685-1745]. Spelman, Henry [1564?-1641]. Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles. Accedunt Leges Edvardi Latinae, Guilielmi Conquestoris Gallo-Normannicae, Et Henrici I. Latinae. Subjungitur Domini Henr. Spelmanni Codex Legum Veterum Statutorum Regni Angliae, Quae ab Ingressu Guilielmi I. Usque ad Annum Nonum Henr. III. Edita Sunt. Toti Operi Praemittitur Dissertatio Epistolaris Admodum Reverendi Domini Guilielmi Nicolsoni. London: Typis Guil. Bowyer, Impensis R. Gosling, 1721. [xii], xxiv, 434, [18] pp. Latin; Partly in Anglo-Saxon, with Latin translation in parallel columns. Folio (15-1/4" x 9-1/2"). Nineteenth-century calf with later rebacking, elaborate gilt panels to boards, gilt title to spine, nineteenth-century thick patterned-paper endleaves, cloth-reinforced hinges, all edges gilt. Light rubbing to boards and spine, heavier rubbing to rear boards, removing much of the gilding, and board edges with some chipping and wear to corners, front free endpaper partially detached, armorial bookplate (of Andrew K. Hichens) dated 1888 to verso. Moderate toning to text, finger smudges to a few leaves, light soiling and edgewear, light edgewear to preliminaries and final few leaves of text, light soiling and a few tiny pen marks, to title page. $500. * Only edition, one of 500 copies in this format. (63 copies were printed in smaller formats.) Research into Anglo-Saxon legal sources began in the seventeenth century with the work of William Lambard, William Somner and Henry Spelman. Their work was the foundation for the work of George Hicks, Robert Kelham and David Wilkins in the eighteenth century. A professor of Arabic at Cambridge University and librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Wilkins was the most distinguished member of this trio. Leges Anglo-Saxonicae, which incorporates Spelman's Codex Legum Veterum, includes the collections of Anglo-Saxon customs that were made after the Conquest: the laws of Edward the Confessor, the laws of William I and the Leges Henrici Primi. According to the ESTC, Bowyer's records show three sizes of paper used (demy, 500 copies; royal, 50; writing royal, 13)." The ESTC also notes that some of the large-format copi.
The Laws of Honour

The Laws of Honour, Or, A Compendious Account of the Ancient.

Gosling, Robert, Attributed A Guide to Nobility and Titles of Honor During the Reign of Queen Anne [Gosling, Robert, Attributed]. The Laws of Honour: Or, A Compendious Account of the Ancient Derivation of All Titles, Dignities, Offices, &c. As Well Spiritual as Temporal, Civil or Military. Shewing the Prerogative of the Crown, Privileges of Peerage, And of Parliament; The True Rank and Precedency of All Dignify'd Persons; The Most Memorable Debates and Cases of Parliament upon Claim of Honours, Precedency, Or Otherwise. With a Compleat and Useful Table of the Nobility, Setting Forth Their Ancient and Present Honours, Offices, Employments, Creations, Successions, Consecrations, &c. The Whole Illustrated with Proper Sculptures, Engrav'd on Copper Plates. To Which is Added, An Exact List of Officers Civil and Military, In Great Britain, As They Properly and Distinctly Fall Under the Supream Officers of the Kingdom, Or are Any Way Remarkable in the Dispatch of Publick Business. Printed for R. Gosling, 1714. [xiv], xii, [4], 250, [2], 251-261, 252-280, [2],281-440,[4],70,[2] pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Letterpress leaves inserted between pp. 250-251 pp. 280-281. Copperplate frontispiece and 2 plates. Complete. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Later three-quarter calf over retained earlier marbled boards, raised bands and retained lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to their extremities, retained early armorial bookplate (of William Andrews) to front pastedown, title page and frontispiece re-hinged (fairly tight to the gutter). Moderate toning, somewhat darker along margins, a few partial cracks to text block, including one between title page and frontispiece, which has some chipping and a few small tears to frontispiece with minor loss to image. $200. * Only edition, one of two issues, both in 1714. A fascinating guide to the ranks of nobility and titles of honor during the time of Queen Anne, along with an explanation of the nation's numerous civil and military offices (including the names of men holding them). English Short-Title Catalogue T142007.
A Collection of Decisions

A Collection of Decisions, Of the Lords of Council and Session.

Scotland; Court of Session; Vallange, John, Editor A Seventeenth-Century Scottish "Case Book" [Scotland]. [Court of Session]. [Vallange, John, Editor]. A Collection of Decisions, Of the Lords of Council and Session, In Two Parts. The First Contains Decisions From July 1661, To July 1666. Observ'd by Sir John Gilmour of Craigmiller, President of the Colledge of Justice. The Second Part Contains Decisions from November 1681, To January 1686. Observ'd by Sir David Falconer of Newton, President of the Colledge of Justice. Never Before Publish'd. Revised and Corrected, According to the Most Authentick Manuscript Copies, And Augmented with a Table of the Names of the Pursuer and Defender; And with a Table of the Matter, Containing not Only the Determination of the Lords in the Cause, But also the Positions of Law Made Use of in the Pleading, Which May Serve for an Alphabetical Compend. As Likeways the Acts of Sederunt from 1681 to 1691. And Continued to 1696. With an Indice of the Same Acts. Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson, For John Vallange Book-Seller, 1701. 8, [2], 136, [18]; [ii], 80, [16]; [ii], 32; 15, [3] pp. Three parts, each with individual title page, pagination and index. Copyright slip pasted to front endleaf, two errata slips pasted to rear free endpaper. Quarto (8-1/4" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf with recent period-style plain-calf rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt title and raised bands to spine, hinges mended. Light rubbing to board edges, corners bumped. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, final index leaf of Part I partially detached with moderate wear and a few chips to edges. $300. * Only edition. With thorough subject indexes. This collection is notable because each decision is headed by a brief statement outlining its underlying legal principal. In this regard it is a forerunner to a casebook, a point indidicated in the title, which says the reports contain "not only the determination of the lords in the cause, but also the positions of law made use of in the pleading, which may serve for an alphabetical compend," that is, a student notebook of exemplary cases. English Short-Title Catalogue T78113.
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A Journal of the Session, Containing the Decisions of the Lords.

Forbes, William Forbes's Journal of the Session of Decisions, 1705-1713 Forbes, William [d. 1745]. A Journal of the Session. Containing the Decisions of the Lords of Council and Session, In the Most Important Cases, Heard and Determin'd from February 1705, Till November 1713: And the Acts of Sederunt Made in that Time. With A Preface, Containing an Historical Account of the Session, And the Form of Proceeding Therein; And An Alphabetical Abridgment of the Whole. Observed and Compiled by William Forbes Advocate, Professor of Law in the University of Glasgow. By Order of the Dean and Faculty of Advocates. Allowed by the Lords to be Printed for the Publick Good. Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, 1714. [iv], lii, 735, [1], 104 pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent library buckram, gilt institution name to boards, red and black lettering pieces and gilt institution name to spines, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, tiny paint spatters to bindings in a few places. Title page printed in red and black. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves, moderate toning and occasional light foxing to text. $450. * First edition. Forbes was the first Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow, also dean, from 1714 until his death, also dean of the Faculty of Law, 1732 to 1734, and the quaestor of the University Library from 1736 to 1738. He was the first to teach Scots Law at a university. A second edition of his Journal was published in 1763. English Short-Title Catalogue T78865.
Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis

Lemkin, Raphael; Samatha Power (New Introduction) ISBN-13: 9781584775768; ISBN-10: 1584775769. With New Introduction by Samantha Power Lemkin, Raphael. Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress. Originally published: Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law, 1944. xxiii (vii-xxiii new introductions), xxxviii, 674 pp. With a new introduction by Samantha Power, lecturer in public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Reprinted 2005, 2014 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775768; ISBN-10: 1584775769. Hardcover. New. $55.95 * A title in The Lawbook Exchange series, Foundations of the Laws of War, General Editor Joseph Perkovich. In this pathbreaking study Polish emigre Raphael Lemkin [1900-1959] coined the term "genocide" and defined it as a subject of international law. While the term has come to mean the extermination of a people, Lemkin used it to describe all programs that sought to increase "Aryan" birthrate while working to exterminate the social, cultural and economic independence of non-Germanic peoples. This study was an elaboration of ideas he first proposed in 1933 in his address to the Fifth International Conference for the Unification of Penal Law (1933), which argued that attacks on racial, religious and ethnic groups should be considered international crimes. Important for the prosecution of the Nazis, it helped to establish the framework for all subsequent efforts to punish crimes against humanity.
Dissenting Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia

Dissenting Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia

Hoeflich, Michael H.; Justice Caleb Stegall ISBN-13: 9781616195731. ISBN-10: 1616195738. Hoeflich, Michael H. and Justice Caleb Stegall, Co-Editors. Dissenting Opinions of Justice Antonin Scalia. xxvii, 554 pp. Clark, New Jersey: Talbot Publishing (an imprint of The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.), 2018. ISBN-13: 9781616195731. ISBN-10: 1616195738. Hardcover. Cover lightly bumped and soiled. Else very good. $60. * During his thirty years on the United States Supreme Court, the late United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia left an indelible impression not just for his influential conservative opinions, quick intellect and larger-than-life presence, but for the clarity and grace of his judicial writing style. In this volume the editors have collected some of his most provocative and well-written dissenting opinions and offer analytic introductions to each set of opinions. They include Scalia's opinions in the areas of constitutional structure, judicial power, statutory interpretation, police power, speech, religion and social regulation. Each chapter contains an introduction by the editors. Scalia's writings are appreciated as exceptional among judicial opinions not just for the clear reasoning of his legal decisions and viewpoint, but for his sometimes witty, always accessible and carefully chosen language. An index to books cited by Scalia offers us the sources of his study on the given opinion. With a general index.
Thomas Jefferson's Library A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order

Thomas Jefferson’s Library A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order

Gilreath, James and Douglas L. Wilson (editors) ISBN-13:9781616190682 ISBN-10:161619068X. Painstaking Reconstruction of Jefferson's Library Catalogue Gilreath, James, and Douglas L. Wilson, Editors. Thomas Jefferson's Library: A Catalog with the Entries in His Own Order. Originally published: Washington: Library of Congress. 1989. [10], 149 pp. Reprinted 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616190682; ISBN-10: 161619068X. Paperback. Light shelfwear. Else very good. $19.95 * Sold to the Library of Congress in 1815 to replace volumes burned by the British during their occupation of Washington, Jefferson's library, comprising 6,700, volumes was one of the finest in the United States. The taxonomically arranged catalogue that accompanied these books was a remarkable work, one that offered great insight into the broad and systematic nature of Jefferson's mind. Unfortunately, it was lost. Using Jefferson's notes and the first edition of the Library of Congress catalogue, Gilreath and Wilson recreated Jefferson's original compilation. It contains an extensive collection of legal books arranged under the general heading "Philosophy." Beginning with the broad designations of "Ethics," "Moral Philosophy," "Law of Nature and Nations" and "Religion" Jefferson proceeds to such topics as "Common Law," "Maritime Law and "Foreign Law." It is valuable both for its insights into Jefferson's legal mind and as a guide to the titles one would want to include in a first-class American law library of the period.
Historical Introduction to the Roman Law. 4th edition

Historical Introduction to the Roman Law. 4th edition

Walton, Frederick Parker; New Intro. M. Hoeflich ISBN-13: 9781584779667; ISBN-10: 1584779667. Walton, Frederick Parker. Historical Introduction to the Roman Law. Originally published: Edinburgh, W. Green & Son, Limited, 1920. iii-vii (new introduction), xvi, 394 pp. With a new introduction by Michael H. Hoeflich, John H. & John M. Kane Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law. Reprinted 2016 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779667. ISBN-10: 1584779667. Hardcover. Cover lightly bumped and soiled. Else very good. $47.95 * Reprint of the fourth and final edition. "Frederick Parker Walton's Historical Introduction to Roman Law is a magisterial work that was part of the movement for the revival of Roman law teaching in the Anglo-American world." -- Introduction, iii "`With the exception of the Bible there is no book which has so profoundly affected western civilization as the Corpus Juris.' With these suggestive words Dean Walton begins his clear and interesting summary of the history of the Roman Law before Justinian. Intended as an introduction to the study in Montreal of the Roman law in its modern form, and especially as it appears today in the law of the Province of Quebec, it is equally valuable for one who is to learn the modern Civil law and for one to whom Roman law is of interest only as a wonderful and effective example of the human intellect applied to the complex affairs of an imperial civilization. Dean Walton describes clearly and convincingly not only the history of important legal doctrines, but also the constitutional history of Rome so far as it had to do with the making of law. The author's learning is evident, but not obtrusive; his grasp of the subject is complete; his enthusiasm is, even to a devotee of the Common Law, almost contagious. Of especial value to a student of English law are his description of the growth of the commercial law at Rome, his explanation of the ante-Justinian sources of law, and his theory of the development of the jus gentium. In publishing in so handy a form just the facts about the history of Roman law that we most need to know, Dean Walton has deserved the thanks of the profession." -- J[oseph] H[enry] B[eale], Jr., 17 Harvard Law Review 294 1903-1904 FREDERICK PARKER WALTON [1858-1948] studied classics at Oxford, received his LLB at the University of Edinburgh and became an advocate in that city. He lectured in Roman law.
A Sketch of English Legal History

A Sketch of English Legal History

Maitland, Frederic W.; James F. Colby (editor) ISBN-13: 9781886363502; ISBN-10: 1886363501. An Excellent Introduction to English Legal History Maitland, Frederic William. Montague, Francis C. A Sketch of English Legal History. Edited with Notes and Appendices by James F. Colby. Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. x, 234pp. Reprinted 1998, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363502; ISBN-10: 1886363501. Hardcover. Light shelfwear. Small tear on spine. Else very good. $15. * In this work Professor Colby has gathered, annotated and arranged into a sequential history of English law numerous essays by Maitland and Montague. "These articles supplied what long had been needed for general readers and for law students-a brief but comprehensive, accurate but untechnical account of the origin and growth of English law. . . . this series of articles now forms the best available introduction to English legal history." James F. Colby, iii. Widely considered the father of legal history, Frederic William Maitland [1850-1906] was an English jurist and historian best known for the standard The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I, 2 vol. (1895), written with Sir Frederick Pollock. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge and studied at Lincoln's Inn, London. Maitland was called to the bar in 1876, then practiced until 1884 when he became a reader in English law (1884) and professor (1888) at Cambridge. He founded the Selden Society in 1887. Hailed for his original outlook on history, his works profoundly influenced legal scholarship. An extraordinarily productive career was shortened by his death from tuberculosis at age 45. Francis C. Montague [1858-1935] was a Professor of History at University College, London and Lecturer in Modern History, Oriel College, Oxford. He was also the author of The History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Restoration (1907) and The Elements of English Constitutional History from the Earliest Times to the Present Day (1910). James F. Colby [1850-1939] taught international law at Yale Law School from 1883 until 1885. He later taught history and political economics at Dartmouth College, and was Parker Professor of Law and Political Science at Dartmouth College from 1885-1916 and lectured in jurisprudence and international law at Boston University Law School from 1905-1922.
Axis Rule in Occupied Europe

Axis Rule in Occupied Europe, 2nd Ed. – PAPERBACK

Lemkin, Raphael; Samatha Power (New Introduction) ISBN-13: 9781584779018; ISBN-10: 1584779012. With Introductory Essays by Samantha Power and William A. Schabas Lemkin, Raphael. Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress. Originally published: Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law, 1944. xxxviii, 674 pp. Second Edition by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. Introduction to the Second Edition by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. by William A. Schabas, OC, MRIA, Professor of Human Rights Law, National University of Ireland, Galway and Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights; Global Legal Scholar, University of Warwick; Professor, Queen's University Belfast; Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, University Of Oxford (2008). Introduction to the First Edition by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. by Samantha Power, Carr Center at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. Reprinted 2008 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779018. ISBN-10: 1584779012. Paperback. Light shelfwear. Else fine. $47.95 * A title in The Lawbook Exchange series, Foundations of the Laws of War, General Editor Joseph Perkovich. In this pathbreaking study Polish emigre Raphael Lemkin [1900-1959] coined the term "genocide" and defined it as a subject of international law. While the term has come to mean the extermination of a people, Lemkin used it to describe all programs that sought to increase "Aryan" birthrate while working to exterminate the social, cultural and economic independence of non-Germanic peoples. This study was an elaboration of ideas he first proposed in 1933 in his address to the Fifth International Conference for the Unification of Penal Law (1933), which argued that attacks on racial, religious and ethnic groups should be considered international crimes. Important for the prosecution of the Nazis, it helped to establish the framework for all subsequent efforts to punish crimes against humanity.
Decisions of the Court of Session

Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1738 to the Year.

Fergusson, James, Sir, Lord Kilkerran "A Model for the Most Useful Form of Law Reports" Fergusson, James, Sir, Lord Kilkerran [1688-1759]. [Fergusson, George (1743-1827), Lord Hermand, Editor]. Decisions of the Court of Session, From the Year 1738 to the Year 1752. Collected and Digested into the Form of a Dictionary. By Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, Baronet, One of the Senators of the College of Justice. Published by His Son. Edinburgh: Printed for Neill & Company, 1775. Two volumes. iv, 631, [1] pp. Lacking final advertisement leaf. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent library buckram, gilt institution name to boards, red and black lettering pieces and gilt institution name to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to extremities, tiny paint spatters to bindings in a few places. Library stamps to edges, preliminaries and rear endleaves, light toning to text, cellotape repairs to minor ters to title page and following leaf. $250. * Only edition. Fergusson was a highly regarded judge of the High Court of Justiciary, Scotland's supreme criminal court. According to Tytler, the "decisions which he has recorded during the period when he sat as a judge of the supreme court exhibit the clearest comprehension and the soundest views of jurisprudence, and will for ever serve as a model for the most useful form of law reports": Tytler, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Honourable Henry Home of Kames I:52-53. English Short-Title Catalogue N6863.