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ANNO QUINTO & SEXTO VICTORIAE REGINAE: CAP. XXXV AN ACT FOR GRANTING TO HER MAJESTY DUTIES ON PROFITS ARISING FROM PROPERTY, PROFESSIONS, TRADES, AND OFFICES, UNTIL THE SIXTH DAY OF APRIL ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE.
1 ANNO QUINTO & SEXTO VICTORIAE REGINAE: CAP. XXXV AN ACT FOR GRANTING TO HER MAJESTY DUTIES ON PROFITS ARISING FROM PROPERTY, PROFESSIONS, TRADES, AND OFFICES, UNTIL THE SIXTH DAY OF APRIL ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FORTY FIVE.
London. George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswood. 1842 First Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
...[389 - 507pp]... AN UNUSUAL DOCUMENT, ONLY COPY PRINTED BY THE OFFICIAL PRINTERS OF QUEEN VICTORIA IN LONDON, EYRE AND SPOTTTISWOODE, THAT WE COULD FIND IN THE LIBRARY REFERENCE SITES. WORLDCAT SHOWS SIMILAR ACTS PRINTED IN EDINBURGH AND CANADA. PRESUMED FIRST EDITION & FIRST IMPRINT. .. Vellum wrappers... Had originally been bound with ribbon, but has since been either removed or broken off, small pieces of ribbon present... This was the first permanent income tax act put into effect in the United Kingdom which was supposed to have ended in 1845 according to the act, but has continued to this day... When the first American income tax act was put into effect in 1862 due to the expenses of the Civil War, it was to some degree formulated on this British law... SIGNATURE OF ELI K. PRICE FOUND ON FRONT OF WRAPPER... Price (1797 - 1884) was a noted Philadelphia lawyer and legal reformer who served in the Pennsylvania State Senate. He secured the passage of a new charter, the "Consolidation Act", which is believed to have laid the foundation of Philadelphia's growth and importance. He was instrumental in the passage of other important legislation reforming real property law and domestic relations law, he helped found the Fairmount Park Commission and served as chairman from the first, and he authored a variety of publications... Wrappers show some wear and light foxing... Contents are in very good condition with no foxing or toning...A RARE IMPORTANT DOCUMENT...(Supporting internet research included)... 005387 
Price: 85.00 USD
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COLONIAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS. REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1660, WITH THE SUPPLEMENTS TO 1672. CONTAINING ALSO, THE BODY OF LIBERTIES OF 1641. And THE COLONIAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1672, WITH THE SUPPLEMENTS THROUGH 1686.
2 COLONIAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS. REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1660, WITH THE SUPPLEMENTS TO 1672. CONTAINING ALSO, THE BODY OF LIBERTIES OF 1641. And THE COLONIAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS REPRINTED FROM THE EDITION OF 1672, WITH THE SUPPLEMENTS THROUGH 1686.
Boston City Council of Boston Three-Quarter Leather Very Good 4to 
...2 VOLUMES...[Vol. 1, published in 1889, xvi, 312 pgs.(includes complete index), also includes supplement with pgs. 259-262 and letter by Whitmore preceding supplement describing its contents. Vol. 2, published in 1887, ix, 395 pgs. with complete index.]...Both volumes published under the supervision of William H. Whitmore, Record Commissioner...Three quarter leather with marbled endpapers...6 compartments with gilt titles on spines...Vol. 1 has blue cloth with top hinge cracked but holding, corners bumped. Vol. 2 has green cloth with some scuffing and edgewear...Text in both volumes very clean... Media mail shipping cost $7.95. 003909 
Price: 195.00 USD
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3 An Antiquarian Blue Laws of New Haven Colony, Usually Called Blue Laws of Connecticut; Quaker Laws of Plymouth and Massachusetts;...
Hartford Case, Tiffany & Co. 1838 Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
... The Blue Laws of New Haven Colony usually called Blue Laws of Connecticut; Quaker Laws of Plymouth and Massachusetts; Blue Laws of New York, Maryland, Virginia, an d South Carolina. First Record of Connecticut; Interesting Extracts from Connecticut Records; Cases of Salem Witchcraft; Charges and Banishment of Rev. Roger Williams, xc.; And Other Interesting and Instructive Antiquities. Hand signed on title page by Lemuel G. Olmstead -1856 and U.S. Rep. Matthew Griswold, Esq. PA - Sept 7, 1881...SABIN 6010. Foxing to endpapers. Light foxing throughout... 000109 
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FARMER AND MECHANIC'S POCKET ASSISTANT. IN TWO PARTS...., Attorney At Law
4 Attorney At Law FARMER AND MECHANIC'S POCKET ASSISTANT. IN TWO PARTS....
Easton, PA. George W. Deshler. 1819 Hard Cover Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
... [[3], 93pp]... Marbled paper covered boards are worn, leather spine, corners worn... "Part One Containing- The most useful & neccessary forms of writing, which commonly occur between man and man, with practical remarks...Instructions to Jurymen, compiled and altered from an excellent work on the duty of Jurymen by a Learned Lawyer."... "Part Two Containing- Tables of simple interst at 6 & 7 per cent per annum. Table shewing the value of Dollars in Pounds Shillings and Pence. Table reducing Shillings and Pence to Dollars and Cents."... Toning and spotting to leaves in places but the text is all readable... Lacking front free endpaper... 006682 
Price: 95.00 USD
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DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK. THE UNITED STATES VS. THE STEAMER PETERHOFF AND HER CARGO. IN PRIZE. OPINION OF THE COURT BY JUDGE BETTS..., Betts, Judge
5 Betts, Judge DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW-YORK. THE UNITED STATES VS. THE STEAMER PETERHOFF AND HER CARGO. IN PRIZE. OPINION OF THE COURT BY JUDGE BETTS...
New York. John W. Amerman. 1864 First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
..."WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE OPINIONS OF JUDGE MARVIN, IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, IN THE CASES OF THE DOLPHIN AND THE PEARL"... 116pp... Modern binding in maroon leatherette boards, title label on spine... The USS 'Peterhoff' (1863) was a British blockade runner captured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. She served the Union Navy’s struggle against the Confederate States of America as a patrol gunship. Union side wheel steamer 'Vanderbilt' seized blockade-running British steamer Peterhoff off St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 25 February 1863. The prize was subsequently condemned by the New York City prize court and purchased by the Union Navy. An international dispute over the legality of the seizure delayed her active service for almost a year... SCARCE... SABIN 61179... Clean text, no foxing or toning... 005164 
Price: 450.00 USD
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COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND IN FOUR BOOKS.  VOLUME I (CONTAINING BOOKS I AND II) and VOLUME II (CONTAINING BOOKS III AND IV)., Blackstone, Sir William.
6 Blackstone, Sir William. COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND IN FOUR BOOKS. VOLUME I (CONTAINING BOOKS I AND II) and VOLUME II (CONTAINING BOOKS III AND IV).
Chicago. CALLAGHAN & COMPANY. 1899 Hard Cover Very Good 8vo 
....(TITLE CONTINUED: TOGETHER WITH A COPIOUS ANALYSIS OF THE CONTENTS, AND NOTES WITH REFERENCES TO ENGLISH AND AMERICAN DECISIONS AND STATUTES WHICH ILLUSTRATE OR CHANGE THE LAW OF THE TEXT; ALSO, A FULL TABLE OF ABBREVIATIONS, AND SOME CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE STUDY OF THE LAW, FOURTH EDITION....Volume I: cxvi, 855pgs., plus 1 pg ads...Volume II: xxix, 856-1727pgs...Brown Cloth Boards...RED LEATHER Spine Labels with GILT LETTERING...Library Bindings are soiled..Interiors are CLEAN & Bindings are TIGHT....Extra Shipping Charges may apply.... 006145 
Price: 195.00 USD
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Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace., Burn, Richard
7 Burn, Richard Abridgement of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which is Added An Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to be Known and Observed By All Justices of the Peace.
Boston Joseph Greenleaf. 1773 Leather. Very Good 8vo 
...386pp., 2 pages ads...PRINTED FOR AND SOLD BY JOSEPH GREENLEAF...PREFACE BY J. GREENLEAF...BURN'S MOST IMPORTANT WORK...FIRST AND ONLY AMERICAN EDITION...FIRST AND ONLY ABRIDGEMENT OF A LEGAL TREATISE PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION...Original ad page chipped and replaced. Embossed leather remarkably good for its age, worn and minor stains. Spine label partially missing. 001141 
Price: 2350.00 USD
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TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS; CONTAINING A DETAIL OF THE VARIOUS CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS BY WHICH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY AND SECURITY ARE, AT PRESENT, INJURED AND ENDANGERED: AND SUGGESTING REMEDIES FOR THEIR PREVENTION., Colquhoun, Patrick.
8 Colquhoun, Patrick. TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS; CONTAINING A DETAIL OF THE VARIOUS CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS BY WHICH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY AND SECURITY ARE, AT PRESENT, INJURED AND ENDANGERED: AND SUGGESTING REMEDIES FOR THEIR PREVENTION.
London Printed By H. Fry for C. Dilly. 1796 Third Edition Full-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
... [xvii, 440, xxviii pp]... Decoratively embossed leather boards, raised spine bands, gilt lettering and decoration on spine... "Patrick Colquhoun (14 March 1745 - 25 April 1820) was a Scottish merchant, statistician, magistrate, and founder of the first regular preventive police force in England, the Thames River Police."... Includes folding chart of "a summary view of the prisoners committed, tried, punished, disposed of, and discharged in the Metropolis, in one year, ending in October, 1795"... Clean interior... Hinges starting, but holding... A good copy for its age... 006585 
Price: 295.00 USD
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9 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Manual for the Use of the General Court: Containing the Rules of the Two Branches, Together with the Constitution...1899.
Boston Wright & Potter 1899 Hard Cover Fine 16mo 
...589PP...INCLUDES A DIAGRAM OF THE SENATE CHAMBER AS WELL AS A DIAGRAM OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES...CALENDAR OF 1899...CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES...BLACK BOARDS WITH GILT SEAL AND TITLE ON COVER. 002632 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Reports of Controverted Elections in The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth  of Massachusetts, From 1780 to 1852., Cushing, Luther S.
10 Cushing, Luther S. Reports of Controverted Elections in The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From 1780 to 1852.
Boston White & Potter 1853 Leather. Very Good 4to 
...XX, 757PP..ALSO INCLUDES THE CASES FROM 1835 TO 1852 INCLUSIVE IN PURSUANCE OF A RESOLVE OF THE GENERAL COURT PASSED ON THE 18TH OF MAY, 1852 BY LUTHER CUSHING, CHARLES W. STOREY AND LEWIS JOSSELYN...RED SPINE LABEL...Leather lightly worn...TEXT CLEAN. 002638 
Price: 150.00 USD
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PROMTA BIBLIOTHECA CANONICA, JURIDICA, MORALIS, THEOLOGICA, NECNON ASCETICA, POLEMICA, RUBRICISTICA, HISTORICA ( JURIS HISPANICI HODIE ETIAM VOCABITUR) DE PRINCIPALIORIBUS...IN HAC EDITIONE, SECUNDA HISPANA...OPERA...L.D. FRAN. MARIAE VALLARNA. 5 VOLUMES, Ferraris, Lucius
11 Ferraris, Lucius PROMTA BIBLIOTHECA CANONICA, JURIDICA, MORALIS, THEOLOGICA, NECNON ASCETICA, POLEMICA, RUBRICISTICA, HISTORICA ( JURIS HISPANICI HODIE ETIAM VOCABITUR) DE PRINCIPALIORIBUS...IN HAC EDITIONE, SECUNDA HISPANA...OPERA...L.D. FRAN. MARIAE VALLARNA. 5 VOLUMES
Madrid Typis et Sumptibus Regiae Typographorum et Bibliopolarum Societatis 1795 Full-Leather Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
...[ 10 VOLUMES IN 5, 439pgs., 360 pgs., 377pgs.,385pgs., 342pgs., 448pgs., 399pgs., 494pgs., 323pgs., 428pgs., SUPPLEMENT - 195pgs.] ...SECOND EDITION COMPLETE...PRINTED IN MADRID, THIS IS AN ENLARGED EDITION OF AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE...BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN TREE CALF WITH GILT DECORATED COMPARTMENTS ON SPINE AND RED TITLE LABELS...MARBLED ENDPAPERS...Double column in Latin text...Engraved vignette headers to each volume...COMPLETE COLLECTION OF CANON LAW IN SPAIN...A RARE SET... 005675 
Price: 750.00 USD
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12 Fielding, Henry Henry Fielding: Institute of the Pleas of the Crown
Unknown. Cambridge. 1987 Soft Cover New 
... Oversize 81/2x14. 30pp. An Exhibition of the Hyde Collection at the Houghton Library, 1987. Fragments of Fielding's unpublished treatise on 18th century law. Illustrated in b/w. 000689 
Price: 20.00 USD
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TRIAL BY JURY, Forsyth, William
13 Forsyth, William TRIAL BY JURY
Jersey City Frederick D. Linn & Co. 1875 Hard Cover Very Good + 8vo 
...[x, 388 pgs.]...SECOND EDITION PREPARED BY JAMES APPLETON MORGAN...Full and historical account of the rise and growth of the Jury System...Gilt on top edge...Olive cloth boards with gilt title on spine...Text clean and bright. 003905 
Price: 175.00 USD
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AUTHENTIC REPORT OF THE TESTIMONY IN A CAUSE AT ISSUE IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY.  VOL. I & II., Foster, Jeremiah:-
14 Foster, Jeremiah:- AUTHENTIC REPORT OF THE TESTIMONY IN A CAUSE AT ISSUE IN THE COURT OF CHANCERY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. VOL. I & II.
Philadelphia. J. Harding. 1831 First Edition Hard Cover Good 8vo 
...Vol. I [478pgs], Vol. II [504pgs]....Case is between Thomas L.Shotwell, complainant and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacey Decow, defendants....Paper Title on spines (partially missing on vol. I.).,, Pages untrimmed...Moderate foxing...Major toning... Covers worn and chipped... Some holes/tears on a few pgs., text not affected... Sabin #80737. 000380 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 Fox, Charles J. GUIDE TO OFFICERS OF TOWNS; CONTAINING THE STATUTES RELATING TO THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES, WITH FORMS, DIRECTIONS AND LEGAL DECISIONS, ADAPTED TO THE REVISED STATUTES OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE.
Concord. G. Parker Lyon 1843 First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
... [343pp]... Red leather label on spine with gilt lettering... A compilation of laws for the state of New Hampshire relating to the duties of town officers... Includes information on schools, pauperism, assessment and collection of taxes, the preservation of peace, health and good order in towns, etc... Includes appendix... Signature in old hand on FFEP... 005916 
Price: 55.00 USD
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16 Freeman, Samuel. VALUABLE ASSISTANT TO EVERY MAN: OR THE AMERICAN CLERK'S MAGAZINE.
Boston. Thomas & Andrews. 1814 Full-Leather Very Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
... [iv, 324pp]... Seventh Edition, revised and enlarged... Calf leather binding... "Containing the most useful and necessary forms of writings, which commonly occur between man and man, under the names of acquittances, affidavits, agreements, assignments, awards, bargains, bills, bonds, certificates, complaints, conveyances, covenants, declarations, deeds, feoffment, fines, and recovery, gifts and grants, indentures, leases, lease and release, letters of attorney, mortgages, notes, petitions, pleas, probate, matters, receipts, releases, sales, surrenders, surveys wills, writs, &c. and other instruments. The whole of which are calculated for the use of the citizens of the United States, and are made conformable to law."... Light toning... Small worm holes to inside front cover... 007102 
Price: 39.50 USD
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17 Fuess, Claude M. RUFUS CHOATE. THE WIZARD OF THE LAW.
New York Minton, Balch & Co. 1928 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 8vo 
...[278 pgs.]...FIRST EDITION...FRONTIS PHOTO OF CHOATE... 005806 
Price: 17.00 USD
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TREATISE ON THE LAW OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE AND PROMISSORY NOTES., Kyd, Stewart.
18 Kyd, Stewart. TREATISE ON THE LAW OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE AND PROMISSORY NOTES.
London, England. J. Johnson, J. Butterworth, & B. C. Collins. 1795 Third Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
...xiv, 284pp, vii...Marbled boards with red leather title label on spine...Includes index, list of principal cases...Clean interior...Rebacked with original boards and title label laid down on top of spine..."When the first edition of the following treatise was published, several points of importance remained doubtful; most, if not all, of these have been decided in cases which have since occurred; the alterations rendered necessary by these decisions have been made in the present edition..."...Shelf wear to boards... 004834 
Price: 175.00 USD
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19 Metcalf, Theron (Editor) GENERAL LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS. FROM JUNE 1822, TO JUNE 1833. VOLUME III.
Boston Wells and Lilly 1833 Hard Cover Good+ 4to 
...[ June 1822- June 1831 - 401 pgs., with 16 pg. index, June 1832 - 1833 - 113 pgs. with 4 pg. index]...Black three quarter leather with top hinge cracked and barely holding. Bottom hinge cracked but holding nicely...Marbled endpapers...Gilt title on spine... 003907 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Oliver, Benjamin L. FORMS OF PRACTICE; OR AMERICAN PRECEDENTS IN PERSONAL AND REAL ACTIONS, INTERSPERSED WITH ANNOTATIONS.
Hallowell. Glazier, Masters and Smith. 1840 Second Edition. Full-Leather. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
... {xix - 664pp}... Rebacked with original boards, original spine laid down on top... Oliver wrote several books pertaining to American laws and rights and was a practicing lawyer himself... Last half of leaves show damp stain... Toning and foxing... Missing endpapers... 006049 
Price: 65.00 USD
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