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A Descriptive Catalogue of the Great Historical Picture, painted by.

Hayter, Sir George "The Great Historical Picture" [Hayter, Sir George (1792-1871)]. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Great Historical Picture, Painted by Mr. George Hayter, Member of the Academy of Sr. Luke, &c. &c. &c., Representing the Trial of Her Late Majesty Queen Caroline of England, With a Faithful Interior View of the House of Lords, And One Hundred and Eighty-Nine Portraits; Amongst Which are Included Those Princes of the Royal Family, With Most of the Peers and Distinguished Personages Who Were in the House on that Memorable Occasion and Who did the Artist the Honor to Sit: Containing in the Whole Upwards of Three Hundred Figures: Now Exhibiting at Mr. Cauty's Great Rooms, No. 80-1/2 Pall Mall. London: Printed by W. Hersee, 1823. vii, [i], 9-16 pp. Folding title page. 5 etched folding plates. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphet in recent plain wrappers. Light toning, slightly heavier in places,a few minor creases and tears to plates. $300. * Only edition. Hayter's painting depicted one of the most sensational trials in English history: the repudiation of Queen Caroline by King George IV. After she refused to grant a divorce and renounce her title of Queen Consort, the Earl of Liverpool introduced The Pains and Penalties Bill in Parliament in order to compel the king's demands through legislation. (The bill alleged that Caroline had an affair with a commoner, Bartolomeo Bergami, while in Italy.) The bill was approved by the House of Lords, but it was not submitted to the House of Commons, where it would have been defeated. Despite the King's best attempts, Caroline was always a popular favorite. Indeed, her popularity increased during the trial. Although she prevailed in the court of popular opinion, she fell ill and died shortly after the coronation of George IV. She was certain that she was poisoned by one of the King's agents. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (Harvard). Another copy located at Yale Law School. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:987.
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Edward H Rulloff, Offprint from the American Journal of Insanity, 1872

Sawyer, George C. McDade 841: "One of Those Bizarre Criminals Who Defy Easy Classification" Sawyer, George C. Edward H. Rulloff. Offprint from the American Journal of Insanity, April, 1872. 52 pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Wrappers detached, chipped around edges and lightly soiled, moderate toning to text, faint dampstining to upper corner of the first half of the text block at gutter, light soiling to title and verso of final leaf. $750. * As McDade notes, Rulloff (sometimes spelled Ruloff) was "one of those bizarre criminals who defy easy classification." He began his criminal career in 1856 with the murder of his wife and child. The bodies were never recovered, so he was convicted of a lesser charge and sentenced to jail. Upon release, he was tried again and sentenced to death, but that sentence was reveresed on appeal. While in prison Rolloff taught himself several languages and devised a theory of languages. Under an alias, he toured the lecture circuit as a philologist. Far from reformed, he continued to commit burglaries and other crimes with a pair of associates. In 1870, one of these burglaries ended with the murder of two store clerks. The two associates drowned during their escape, but Rolloff was caught, tried and hanged for murder. His brain was later a subject for scientific study. Sawyer's article offers a psychological study of Rulloff and a detailed account of his career. OCLC locates 9 copies, 1 in a law library (Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 841.
A Compendious Law Dictionary. Containing Both an Explanation of.

A Compendious Law Dictionary. Containing Both an Explanation of.

Potts, Thomas A Law Dictionary for "The Country Gentleman, The Merchant, And the Professional Man" Potts, Thomas [1778-1842]. A Compendious Law Dictionary, Containing Both an Explanation of the Terms and the Law Itself, Intended for the Use of the Country Gentleman, the Merchant, and the Professional Man. A New Edition. Revised, Corrected, And Enlarged to the Present Time. London: Printed for B. & R. Crosby, 1813. vi, [2], 760 pp. 12mo. (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original publisher plain-paper boards, printed paper title label to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing to boards, a few cracks and heavier rubbing to spine with wear to label, spine ends bumped and somewhat worn, boards beginning to separate but secure. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to preliminaraies and a few other leaves, brief eartlyu owner annotaton to rear pastedown. $500. * Second edition. This useful dictionary went through three editions in 1803, 1813 and 1815. As the subtitle indicates, Potts' dictionary was intended for the prominent laymen engaged in business and agriculture. He pays special attention to commercial legislation regarding bankruptcy, insurance and bills of exchange, as well as to the nature of tenures and tithes. In addition to definitions, Potts discusses a variety of issues ranging from current regulations for dog muzzles to the legal rights and responsibilities of children. OCLC locates 5 copies of the second edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Law Library of Virginia, NY State Appellate Division Law Library, NY Supreme Court, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:286.
A Compendious Library of the Law

A Compendious Library of the Law, Necessary for Persons of All.

Great Britain A Compact Gentleman's Law Library [Great Britain]. A Compendious Library of the Law: Necessary for Persons of All Degrees and Professions. In Two Parts. Part I. Containing, I. The Laws Relating to Parish-Officers, Viz. Church-Wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Constables, Scavengers, Surveyors of the Highways, &c. II. The Laws Relating to the Game. III. The Laws Relating to Landlords, Tenants, &c. IV. The Laws Relating to Juries. V. Precedents for Vestry-Clerks, Justices Clerks, &c. VI. A Summary of the Laws in Force Against Idle and Disorderly Persons, Rogues, Vagrants, &c. Part II. Containing, I. The Forms of Bonds, Or Obligations, Conditions, Agreements, &c. II. Articles of Apprenticeship, For Leases, Compositions, &c. III. Assignments of Bonds, Judgments, Leases, Policies, &c. IV. Awards, Deeds of Bargain and Sale, Bottomree, Charter-Party, &c. V. Deeds of Composition, Declarations of Trust, Defeasances, Feoffments, &c. VI. Deeds Relating to Fines, Leases, Mortgages, &c. VII. Letters of Attorney, Letters of Licence, &c. VIII. Forms of Deeds of Copartnership, Deeds Relating to Recoveries, Releases, Warrants of Attorney, &c. IX. Precedents for Last Wills and Testaments, And Codicils. X. Forms of Acquittances, Affidavits, Certificates of Different Kinds. XI. Promissory Notes, Bills of Exchange, And Protests Thereon, Protections, &c. XII. Petitions of Apprentices on Bad Usage, Of Debtors, For Suing Out Commissions of Bankruptcy, For the Sole Use of an Invention, &c. XIII. Recognizances of Various Kinds. XIV. The Manner of Recording and Inrolling Deeds, And Account of the Four Terms and Their Returns, &c. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1740. Two parts. [ii], 196, [8]; 192, [8] pp. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs and faint stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, spine ends worn away, boards beginning to separate but secure, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front free endpaper lacking. Light toning, two signatures detached, light soiling to title page. $950. * First edition. This handbook covered the most common civic obligations and legal matters that occurred in a life of a gentleman or businessman. A well-received work, it went through two more editions in 1743 and 1757. All edit.
Institutionum [bound with] Infortianum [and] Digestum Novum

Institutionum [bound with] Infortianum [and] Digestum Novum, 1553-56

Justinian I, Emperor of the East A Collection of Texts from the Corpus Juris Civilis in Handsome Uniform Contemporary Paneled Pigskin Bindings Justinian I [483-565 CE], Emperor of the East. Accorso, Francisco (Accursius) [c.1182-c.1260], Glossator. Gaius [Active 130-180 CE]. Institutionum D. Iustiniani Sacratissimi Imperatoris Libri Quatuor: Ad Vetustissimorum Simul et Emendatissimorum Exemplarium Fidem Summa Diligentia Recogniti, Emendati. Cum Scholiis Accursii. Adiecimus Pluribus Locis Annotationes ex Doctissimorum Hominum Commentariis, Ex Quibus non Parum Lucis ac Dignitatis his Iuris Civilis Elementis Accedit. Accessit Corpus Legum, Antea non Impressum, Ac Caii Institutionum Libri Duo. Lyon: Apud Hugonem a Porta, 1553. Pp. [24], 290, [2] pp. Large woodcut image of Justinian surrounded by his court. Main text in parallel columns with linear gloss. [Bound with] Justinian I, Emperor of the East. Accorso, Francisco (Accursius), Glossator. Volumen hoc Complectitur (Sic Enim Peculiari Vocabulo Vocant) Novellas Constitutiones Iustiniani Principis Post Repetitam Codicis Praelectionem Aeditas: Authentica Vulgo Appellant. Tres Item Posteriores Libros Codicis; Feudorum seu Beneficiorum Duos; Constitutiones Friderichi Secundi Imperatoris; Extravagantes duas Henrici Septimi Imperatoris; & Tractatum De Pace Constantiae. Omnia ad Vetustissimorum Simul & Emendatissimorum Exemplarium Fidem Recognita, Emendata. Accesserunt nunc Primum, & Nunquam Antehac Aediti, Iustiniani Novellarum Constitutionum Libri Duo, Cum Multis Annotationibus ex Doctissimorum Hominum Commentariis, Quae non Parum Lucis ac Dignitatis Huic Volumini Afferunt. Lyon: Apud Hugonem a Porta, 1553. [xvi], 276, 148, 99, [1] pp. Woodcut table of descents (in the form of a tree). Main text in parallel columns with linear gloss. [With] Justinian I, Emperor of the East. Accorso, Francisco (Accursius), Glossator. Infortiatum, Pandectarum Iuris Civilis Tomus Secundus: Quartae Partis Reliquum, Itemque Quintam Digestorum Partem, Ac Sextae Partis: Libros Continens, Ex Pandectis Florentinis Ita in Universum Recognitus ac Emendatus, Ut Nihil Praeterea, Quod ad Puram Eorum Librorum Lectionem Attinet, Desiderari Possit. Lyon: Apud Hugonem a Porta, 1556. [xxxvi], 923, [1] pp. Main text in parallel columns with linear gloss. [And] Justinian I, Emperor o.
Narrative of the Departation to Cayenne

Narrative of the Departation to Cayenne, And Shipwreck on the Coast

Ayme, J J Job; Aime, J J Job Intended to Expose the Brutality of the French Revolution Ayme, Jean-Jacques. Narrative of the Deportation to Cayenne, And Shipwreck on the Coast of Scotland, Of J.J. Job Aime, Written by Himself. With Observations on the Present State of that Colony, And of the Negroes; And an Account of the Situation of the Deported Person at the Time of His Escape. London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. [ii], 282, [12] pp. Lacking half-title and final publisher advertisement leaf. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled edges. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front hinge starting, three early library bookplates to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing. $950. * Second and final English edition. First published in English in 1799, this books was first published earlier that same year as Deportation et Naufrage de J.J. Ayme, Ex-Legislateur. Ayme was a member of the Directory who was arrested after the Coup of 18 Fructidor and sent to the penal colony in Cayenne commonly known as Devil's Island. He managed to escape and eventually made his way to England. His narrative details the inhuman behavior of the colony's masters towards their prisoners and slaves. Produced to promote opposition to the Revolution in Great Britain, the English translation was intended to expose the brutality of the Directory and the hollowness of its stated commitment to political freedom and human rights. The second edition was also issued in a composite volume with two other books critical of the French Revolution titled History of the Revolution of the 18th Fructidor. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 545. English Short-Title Catalogue T87787.
An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which Is Prefixed an.

An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which Is Prefixed an.

Blackstone, Sir William The Outline of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which Is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. lxx, [6], 189, [15] pp. Copperplate Table of Descents. Folding Table of Consanguinity. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to foot of spine, boards beginning to separate from spine, but secured by cords, corners bumped and lightly worn, early armorial bookplate (of Thomas Grimston Estcourt) and later bookplate (of P.R. Glazebrook) to front pastedown. Light toning, somewhat heavier in places, a few worm holes at head of text block near gutter, recent brief annotations and marks in pencil in a few places, spot of early wax to foot of p. 109 below text with faint offsetting to adjacent leaf. $750. * Fourth edition. First published anonymously in 1756, the Analysis was originally the outline for Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). Later editions, such as this one, provided a digest of the published work. This edition was the last issued by Blackstone. The preface and arrangement of the text follows the third edition. The first chapter, A Discourse on the Study of the Law, was Blackstone's introductory lecture as Vinerian professor of law at Oxford. This edition also contains an appendix of precedents, forms and an alphabetical index. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 220. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 523.
Autograph Letter

Autograph Letter, Signed, With Long Postcript by Ruby Darrow, Signed

Manuscript; Darrow, Clarence; Darrow, Ruby "I Am Getting to be a Regular Scold" [Manuscript]. Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. Darrow, Ruby [1870-1957]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, With Long Postcript by Ruby Darrow, Signed, [Chicago?] May 29, [1927]. Single-page letter on 10-3/4" x 7" sheet and 6-1/2" x 4-3/4" portrait photograph of Clarence Darrow in attractively matted and glazed 20" x 21-1/2" frame. Light toning to letter, some fading to ink, "June 2" in different hand to upper left corner, a few minor nicks to frame. $1,500. * Addressed to "My Dear Blair," this warm personal letter offers belated thanks for a birthday card and a tribute that was read aloud at Darrow's 70th birthday party on April 19, a gala event at Chicago's Palmer House (that took place the day after Darrow's birthday). He explains why he couldn't reply sooner: he was working to fulfill a "book contract," which was for The Ordeal of Prohibition (1927), and preparing for a series of debates with Will Durant, on "mechanism," Clifton Daggett Gray, on "the same subject" and Wayne Wheeler, on Prohibition. At the end of his letter he says: "I am getting to be a regular scold." Ruby's note thanks Blair for his "very fine remembrance of HIM on the big birthday" and says she sent "papers which gave only faint idea of the glowing event." Clarence and Ruby both express regret that Blair could not attend the party. Note: Letter not examined out of the frame.
Typed Letter

Typed Letter, Signed, on US Supreme Court Letterhead, Framed

Manuscript; Frankfurter, Felix; Stryker, Lloyd P. Frankfurter Letter to a Distinguished Lawyer Concerning Alger Hiss [Manuscript]. Frankfurter, Felix [1882-1965]. [Stryker, LLoyd Paul (1885-1955)]. [Typed Letter, Signed (With Full Signature), On U.S. Supreme Court Letterhead, Washington, DC, November 29, 1950]. Single-page letter on 10" x 8" sheet and 7"x 5" portrait photograph of Frankfurter in judicial attire in attractively matted and glazed 15-1/2" x 19-1/2" frame. Light toning to letter, four related clippings affixed to rear of frame. $2,500. * Alger Hiss [1904-1996], one of Frankfurter's proteges, was an American government official who was accused in 1948 of spying for the Soviet Union during the 1930s. Because the statute of limitations for espionage had expired by 1948, he was indicted for perjury. He was tried twice, once 1949 and again in 1950. His first trial ended with a hung jury, his second with a conviction. To this day, Hiss's guilt remains a matter of debate. In the first trial, Stryker, arguably the most famous American defense lawyer since Clarence Darrow, was Hiss's lead counsel; Frankfurter was one of several notable character witnesses for testified on Hiss's behalf. In his letter, Frankfurter notes, "Time has not lessened my naive surprise that denial should seriously be contemplated of the duty to give relevant testimony where a man's fate is at stake, simply because the witness happens to be a judge." He goes on, "But you have every right to feel that you lived up to the best traditions of our profession by your share in the Hiss case." Note: Letter not examined out of the frame.
Leges Anglo-Saxonicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles

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. [xvi], xxiv, 434, [18] pp. Preface and notes in Latin, text in Anglo-Saxon with parallel Latin translation. With a 4 pp. subscriber list, publisher advertisement at foot of final page. Folio (15-1/2" x 9-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, early rebacking retaining existing gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, early repairs to corners and gouge to rear board, hinges reinforced. Moderate rubbing to boards, corners bumped, joints cracked, faint vertical crack through center of spine. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, faint dampspotting, light foxing and recent brief annotations in pencil to a few leaves. $950. * 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)." Jefferson owned a copy of this book. Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 1768. Holdsworth, History of English Law XII:403. English.
Trial of Mary Ann Tocker

Trial of Mary Ann Tocker, For an Alleged Libel, On Mr R Gurney.

Trial; Tocker, Mary Ann, Defendant The First Woman to Represent Herself in a British Court [Trial]. Tocker, Mary Ann [1778-1853], Defendant. Trial of Mary Ann Tocker, For an Alleged Libel, On Mr. R. Gurney, Vice-Warden of the Stannery-Court, Devon, With the Defence Verbatim as Delivered by the Defendant; To which are Prefaced, Some Introductory Remarks; Together with an Address to the Jury, By Miss Tocker. London: Printed and Published at the Request of, And for the Benefit of Miss Tocker, by Henry White, 1818. viii, 40 pp. Etched portrait frontispiece of Tocker. [Bound with] Observations on a Libel; For Which an Indictment was Instituted by Richard Gurney, Esq. Of the Inner Temple, Special Pleader, As Vice-Warden of the Stanneries of Devon, Against Miss Mary Ann Tocker; Of Which the Defendant was Found Not Guilty. Tried Before Mr. Justice Burrough, At Bodmin. The 5th of August, 1818. By the Prosecutor. The Third Edition. London: Published and Sold by Effingham Wilson, [1818]. [iv], 84 pp. [And] Reply of Mary Ann Tocker, To the False and Surrilous Pamphlet of Mr. R. Gurney, Ex-Vice-Warden of Devon; Comprising the Private Correspondence of the Rev. R. Gurney, The Rev. W.O. Gurney, And Mr. R. Gurney. London: Printed and Published by Henry White, [1818]. 45 pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt ornaments and "2" to spine, endpapers renewed, hinges reinforced (on versos of free endpapers). Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining throughout. $2,750. * Tocker is believed to be the first woman to represent herself in a British court. Tocker accused a local official, Richard Gurney, of corruption. Prosecuted for a libel by Gurney, she offered an able defence and was exonerated by the jury. Her bravery and ability brought her great fame in radical circles and she became an inspiration for early nineteenth-century feminists. The three pamphlets in our sammelband are rare. OCLC locates 6 copies of the Trial of Mary Ann Tocker, none in North America, no copies of the third edition of Observations on a Libel, which has more content than the first two editions, and 4 copies of the Reply of Mary Ann Tocker, 2 in North America (University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Ius [Jus] Publicum

Ius [Jus] Publicum, Quo Arcana & Iura Principis Exponuntur

Perez, Antonio The Legal and Political Constitution of the Holy Roman Empire Perez, Antonio [1583-1673]. Ius Publicum, Quo Arcana & Iura Principis Exponuntur. Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elsevirium, 1657. Main titlepage, with woodcut Elzevier Minerva device, preceded by copperplate pictorial title page. [xvi], 338 pp. 12mo. (5" x 3"). eighteenth-century calf, blind frames to boards, gilt spine with raised bands, blind tooling to board edges, text block edges speckled, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Light rubbing, a few minor nicks . corners bumped and lightly worn, front hinge starting, recent owner bookplate to verso of front free endpaper. Light toning to text, "No 3191" in early hand to front endleaf, a few early check marks to table of contents, brief early annotation to p. 2. Book housed in attractive recent slipcase made from early marbled paper. $500. * First edition. Perez, a Spanish jurist and statesman, was a professor of law at the University of Louvain, state counselor to Holy Roman Emperor Phillip II and an influential scholar of Roman law. Ius Publicum is a textbook on the legal and political constitution of the Holy Roman Empire. A well-regarded work, it went through later editionsin 1668, 1669 and 1682. All are scarce today. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition in North American law libraries (University of Michigan, Tulane). Dekkers, Bibliotheca Belgica Juridica 132.