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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona, Vol. 1-13 (and 14 Which Covers the Last Year of the Arizona Territorial Court)
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona, Vol. 1-13 (and 14 Which Covers the Last Year of the Arizona Territorial Court)

By Dann, F.P.; E,W, Lewis and James R. Dunseath

San Francisco; 1884-1911: Bancroft. Octavo. 13 volumes with the very rare volume I which covers 1866-1884. It also lists the first 15 judges on the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona including the 7 U.S. Marshals and the List of Attorneys who practiced in the Supreme Court of Arizona though 1883. It begins with the case held in January 1866 of J.H. Davis v. John Simmons. The second case is the U.S. v. Certain Property and William Richards [Bichard] on Indian Tribes, trade and relations with the Indian tribes, particularly the Pima and Maricopa. It notes the appeals were necessarily based on the earlier laws for the Territories of New Mexico and Utah. It goes back to Chief Justice Marshall in the case of the Cherokee Nation v. the State of Georgia, which is one of the most important early cases. Other important cases involve Milton B. Duffield (1872). It also includes the interesting case of Maria Lopez de Lopes vs. the Central Arizona Mining Company (1883), on the unsafe conditions leading to the death of Florence Lopez. There are some additional cases included just before the first volume went to press. Each of the volumes are identified as from the library of Arthur H. DeRiemer who was a Nogales attorney. Many articles in the Nogales Herald newspaper deal with his cases. He became the Santa Cruz County Attorney who dealt with the case of the murder of the Postmaster (Frank J. Pearson] and his wife. Volume 2 which was not published until 1904 by Bancroft-Whitney has an introduction by E.W. Lewis which talks about original papers missing and how some that appeared in the Pacific Reporter can no longer be found (compare with what J.A. Munk noted on his original collection to the Phoenix Public Library which caused him to make his vast later collection to the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles). In this second volume many mining cases as well as those relating to the Salt River Canal, the Arizona and New Mexico Railroad Company, and many others. What reminds the historian in these volumes is how fundamental a thorough knowledge of law and its U.S. precedents is that transcends what appeared only in the popular literature or the newspapers. Other volumes in the statehood period will be offered in future catalogs. All bound in full calf, red and black spine labels gilt, lower labels chipped or missing, some wear to spines. A very good set with previous owner's name.

$4500.00

A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation
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A Bibliography of Early English Law Books: The Ames Foundation

By Beale, Joseph Henry

Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926. First Edition. Small Quarto. 304 pages. Illustrated. Not only has the author assiduously noted the order of the earliest English language books on the law, but he has tabulated the libraries where they can be found. As the leading professor of Law at Harvard in the first half of the 20th Century, he sought to uncover the roots of Anglo-American law by looking at the earliest books. The appendices show images referred to in the heart of the book and also the distinguishing printers mark. A very useful work on the study of early English law and printing through the year 1550. Whether it the well-known printers such as Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde, he also has included the lesser known printers who are often overlooked. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly bumped. A very good copy.

$60.00

"Death of Chief Justice Marshall" in July 8, 1835  New York Commerical Advertiser
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"Death of Chief Justice Marshall" in July 8, 1835 New York Commerical Advertiser

One of the longest biographical sketches issued when Chief Justice John Marshall passed away. The article measures approximately 5 3/4"x 26" with over 300 lines of text. Other than a closed tear to one fold, the item is easily readable though very small print type. Our presumption is this would be an item framed for the lawyer or student of legal American history. Some toning.

$50.00

Elements of Investigative Techniques (inscribed By the author)
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Elements of Investigative Techniques (inscribed By the author)

By Eiseman, James s.

Bloomington, Illinois; (1949): McKnight and McKnight. First Edition. Octavo. x, 182 pages, illustrations. Inscribed by the author to Tom Coll, FBI spokesman in1970's "to Tom Coll, the Innocent Bystander" James S. Eiseman, 1972. Eiseman was in Military Intelligence. As Robert H. Scott, Police Sciences, Michigan State wrote: "important for government agencies to know regarding the techniques of the investigator". Appendices (p. 131-175): A): Directory of commercial investigative agencies. B): City directories. C): Parole board data. D): Cities where geographical telephone lists are published.Bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. Near fine.

$130.00

Homosexuality and the Constitution (4 Volume set)
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Homosexuality and the Constitution (4 Volume set)

By Leonard, Arthur S.

New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. First Edition. Octavo. In 4 Volumes. Vol. 1 Homosexual conduct and state regulation; Vol. 2. Homosexuals and the military; Vol. 3 Homosexuality, politics and speech, Vol. 4. Homosexuality and the family. Arthur S. Leonard is Professor of Law at New York University and founder of New York City's Gay Lawyer's Association. He has written extensively on gay rights in the work place. A major contribution to the issues by a leading writer in the field. Bound in a light gray cloth, spine lettering blue. Each volume of this scarce set is in fine condition without marks or evidence of previous ownership. An exceptionally nice set.

$475.00

U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert
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U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert

Court summons form of William Nichols, Marshal to Enoch Hobert to served as Grand Juryman at the U.S. District Court at Morristown, New Jersey. September 16, 1799. Ernest Hobert was mariner and a charter member of The Society for the Relief of the Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships, their Widows and Children (1765-1812). It was known as the Sea Captains Club and was one of Philadelphia's most selective organizations and was limited to commanders of ships. They would not accept Tories into their membership as they were supporters of the American Revolution. Besides shipwrecks, any death of a ship's master was examined to provide the impoverished surviving widow or child aid. The document measures approximately 8" x 2 3/4". He is also found in the Pennsylvania Will Index with a will on April 21, 1755 which was authenticated (proved) September 9, 1782. Here 17 years later he is chosen as a Grand Juryman.

$125.00

The Trooper Police of Australia. A Record of Mounted Police Work in the Commonwealth from the Earliest Days
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The Trooper Police of Australia. A Record of Mounted Police Work in the Commonwealth from the Earliest Days

By Haydon, A.L.

London: Andrew Melrose, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. 431pp., illustrated with black and white photographic images, maps and diagrams. This is the first work which gives a comprehensive account of police administrative work during the growth of the Commonwealth. This is not a record of a corporate regiment, much as the Royal North-Weesy Mounted Police of Canada but mostly the police services of six separate States. A great deal of the valuable historical matter was destroyed in the past, and this can never be replaces. This is only from contemporary sources that the author was able to fill in the picture. The author touches on several subjects, cattle killers, the rush for gold, the aborigines, the bush-ranging days and more. A very nice copy bound by Spotiswoode in a prize binding iof3/4 blue polished calf over light blue cloth centrally stamped in gilt, raised bands with compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, scattered foxing to fore-edges, given to a student of Eton in 1913.

$250.00

4 Page Autographed Letter, on Legal Matters
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4 Page Autographed Letter, on Legal Matters

By Lee, Rev. Richard Henry (1794-1865)

4 pages, autographed, letter, signed. September 6, 1830. After graduation from Dickinson College, he studied law with Judge Thomas Duncan and began his practice in Loudoun County, Virginia. While residing at Leesburg {see postmark on letter), he edited the memoirs of his grandfather, Richard Henry Lee which was issued in a 2 volume set in 1825. He also was the Acting Secretary of the Loudoun Manumission and Emigration Society in 1830. Although there were according to Benjamin Lundy, publisher of the Genius of Universal Emancipation over 100 antislavery societies in the slave states with over 5,000 members, the north had only 24 such organizations with less than 1,500 members. It was the Nat Turner revolt in late 1831 which changed everything. Besides a plethora of laws applying to slaves, free blacks were in danger of being enslaved. The social pressure against those who had antislavery views was often accompanied with threats of violence. In 1833 he relocated and retained his law practice and became a professor of classical languages at Washington College in Pennsylvania. After a long career as a lawyer, he began the study of theology and in 1858 became an Episcopalian priest until his death in 1865. Here we have his letter to John Allen, a lawyer, of Clarksburg, Virginia, who was a classmate of his at Dickinson College some twenty years before. He needs assistance on a case relating to properties in Harrison County. He notes the parties as being William Walsh in Philadelphia, Charles Magill (also of the bar of Romney), the estate of General Maylan of Philadelphia, and various legal complications. An excellent example of a noted Virginian who was proud of his family heritage. He later donated his collection of letters from his Grandfather, Washington, and Jefferson to the Athenaeum in Philadelphia, Harvard, and the University of Virginia. An early tape mend to verso along fold. A rare letter with much interest at a crucial time in his life. Fragile but easily readable throughout.

$450.00

Codex Juris Ercclesiastici Anglicani: Or, the Statutes, Constitutions, Canons, Rubricks and Articles, of the Church of England, Methodically Digested Under Their Proper Headd with a Commentary Historical and Juridical,
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Codex Juris Ercclesiastici Anglicani: Or, the Statutes, Constitutions, Canons, Rubricks and Articles, of the Church of England, Methodically Digested Under Their Proper Headd with a Commentary Historical and Juridical,

By Gibson, Edmund

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1761. Folio. In two volumes, 2nd edition, revised and improved with large additions by the author.746pp., (1)pp. appendix, and 747-1575pp., (92)pp. tables and an alphabetical index. Perhaps the highest authority on Anglican church law, still referred to in ecclesiastical proceedings. Begins with general exposition of the state of laws and powers of the Church, but the greatest portion concerns the organization and explication of ecclesial law. Appendix of instrument, ancient and modern. Edmund Gibson, successively Bishop of Lincoln and London, established himself in the controversy whether the lower house of the church could lawfully prorogue itself and call sittings without the archbishop's summons. Then the Chaplain of the archbishop of Canterbury, Gibson fought for episcopal rights against the lower house. Bound in a modern 1/3 brown leather over maroon cloth, slightly raised bands, red and black contrasting spine labels gilt, endpapers re-newed, early owner's names dated 1811 and 1882. a bit of foxing to first and last few leaves but internally clean.

$575.00

The Laws of England Concerning the Game, of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing and Fowling....
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The Laws of England Concerning the Game, of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing and Fowling....

By Nelson, William

London: E. And R. Nutt and R. Gofling(printers) for Ward and Chandler, 1736. 12mo. 3rd edition with large additions. 248pp., [34]pp. index. This work also covers laws pertaining to how the game was caught: gun, dogs, nets, etc. together with the nature of the proceedings in several courts, their methods and oaths of the respective officers.....To which is now added, (never before published) English forms of convictions, declarations, indictments, justifications, licences(sic), and more. This edition contains not only the forms of original writs, indictments, convictions, etc....but also instructions in relating to forest game or game elsewhere. The introduction discusses the early wars with Briton and the Saxons and how game was plentiful and no laws were needed but soon the animals of the forest needed to be preserved. Laws were then put into effect. This book gives details when certain animals can be hunted, where and by whom. It also gives information on laws of fishing and duck hunting and more. A very nice copy bound in resent 1/4 brown leather over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, black leather label gilt, endpapers renewed.

$225.00

Tryal and Conviction of Sr. Sam Bernardison, Bart. For Highmisdemeanor at the Session of Nisi Privs, Holden at Guild- Hall, London .....Laurence Braddon and Hugh Speke...John Hambden.(Whiggish Plot, Three trials);
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Tryal and Conviction of Sr. Sam Bernardison, Bart. For Highmisdemeanor at the Session of Nisi Privs, Holden at Guild- Hall, London .....Laurence Braddon and Hugh Speke...John Hambden.(Whiggish Plot, Three trials);

By Barnardiston, Samuel Sir, 1620-1707; George Jeffreys, L. Braddon and Hugh Speke

London: For Benjamin Tooke, 1684. First Edition. Small Folio. The three tryals (trials) are bound together in a single volume since their lives were intertangled. Each with their own title page; 34pp, 78pp. and 56pp. In the development of English law, the Crown successfuly accused Sir Samuel Bardardiston of writing liberlous private letters. This case was one of the most celebrated in English law [see Stephens, History of Criminal Law, p. 313-314); In the letters, Bardardiston had questioned the existence of the "sham" popish plot and had criticized members of the government and the bench, including the judge, William Scroggs, who subsequently sat at Barnardiston's trial. Chief Justice Jeffreys was challenged by Bardardiston who in turn told the jury he had offered no proof of his allegations. It helps to understand that in the 1680's, judges and Crown lawyers disparagingly referred to questions of knowledge and malice as mere formalities. Having such knowledge not in the interest of the Crown was an indication in itself of complicity. Barnariston was fined £10,000 and remanded to prison. These three cases are among the most important in the turbulent period before the Glorious Revolution. Later that year, John Turner published the overall view of the conspirators in his work The History of the Whiggish-plot, or, a brief historical account of the charge and defence of Barnardiston, Braddon Speak, and John Hamden..(London, 1684). Bound in full panerled calf, earlier rebacking retaining the original gilt spine, a handfull of pages with contemporary lines in margins highlighting specifics of the Braddon and Speke trial. A very nice copy.

$900.00

A Complete Collection of State Trials, and Procedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours (10 Volume Set), from the Reign of King Richard II, to the End of the reign of King George I (Vol. 1-6), Second Edition with Great Additions..
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A Complete Collection of State Trials, and Procedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours (10 Volume Set), from the Reign of King Richard II, to the End of the reign of King George I (Vol. 1-6), Second Edition with Great Additions..

London, 1730-1766: J. Walthoe and Others. Folio. In 10 volumes with subscriber's list. Volumes 7-10 continued bringing the total of over 8500 pages of text in this large folio edition. The project to print the first six volumes required cooperation with over 40 publishers each taking a part to prepare what became an essential guide for English law. Volume I alone, for instance, deals with the Trial of Archbishop Laud and King Charles I in pages 803-998. Earlier cases deal with the Gunpowder Plot and the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh. Volume II has the trial in 1660 of 100 "conspirators" guilty of regicide all of whom were sentenced to death or life imprisonment. ESTC T108500. Volume 7-8 add: from the reign of King Edward VI to the present time...with an alphabetical table to the two supplemental volumes. Published by Benjamin Motte, 1735. ESTC T108499. Volumes 9-10 add: from the reign of Queen Anne, to the present time. Published by T.W.J. Rivington, et. al., 1766. ESTC T148048. Later volumes include the trial of Captain Kidd, William Penn, and John Peter Zenger. The last case was held in New York under the authority of the Crown resulting in the landmark case where defense against "seditious libel" was accepted. There are cases of censorship noted where bookseller, printer and even an illiterate bookbinder were all charged with libel as well as the case of against the East India Company. Included for the first time are many of the Star Chamber proceedings. All title pages printed in red and black, vol. I has a large old clear tape mend to verso of title page, all bound in full calf, early rebacking to style, red and black morocco spine labels gilt, endpapers renewed, previous owner's bookplate within each volume, all volumes show a degree of wear to corners and edges, all page edges red. A handsome set.

$5500.00

Republic of Texas, 6 Page Legal Document, March 24, 1845, Presided Over By Royall Tyler Wheeler (1810-1864)
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Republic of Texas, 6 Page Legal Document, March 24, 1845, Presided Over By Royall Tyler Wheeler (1810-1864)

6 leaves, handwritten legal document in the County of San Augustine in the district court presided over by Royall T. Wheeler, also with Samuel Davis, sheriff, and Robert W. Martin, Clerk. The case was to secure payment for a debt owed to James M. Johnson, who complains that James Perkins had failed to pay the debt. Judge Wheeler was over the Fifth Judicial District. Besides being the founding head of the first founding of the Baylor Law School in 1857, he became the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court in 1858. Saddened by the impending defeat of the South in the Civil War, he committed suicide on April 9, 1864 in Washington County, Texas.

$575.00

Thomas T. Kissam to Thomas Fuller, Two Page Autographed Letter Signed,  Bethany, Pennsylvania, [with Reference to Randall Wilmot], October 31, 1831
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Thomas T. Kissam to Thomas Fuller, Two Page Autographed Letter Signed, Bethany, Pennsylvania, [with Reference to Randall Wilmot], October 31, 1831

An interesting series of connections in Bethany Pennsylvania in 1831. Thomas T. Kissam has written to Thomas Fuller, an Attorney in Bethany requesting him to proceed in collecting an unpaid debt of Joseph Miller. He writes that they have a mutual friend, Randell Wilmot [father of David Wilmot, of the 'Wilmot Proviso'] who recommended him. He further writes he has no desire to pressure Mrs. Miller for payment to collect the judgment for him. Of course, the information are very early regarding the history of Bethany (Wayne County), Pennsylvania. Besides the letter, there is an additional autographed letter signed to Thomas Fuller written on Oct 29, 1831 signed by W [Wilmot] Williams.

$225.00

Animadversions on King James His Letter to the Pope;: Published in the Tryal of the Ld. Preston & Mr. Ashton
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Animadversions on King James His Letter to the Pope;: Published in the Tryal of the Ld. Preston & Mr. Ashton

London: Printed and Sold By the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1691. Small Octavo. 10 pages, John Ashton was an official in the royal household and Jacobite conspirator who in 1688 lent James II's government 12,500 pounds but he distributed money for the Jacobian plot and he was captured at Dover in 1690 and he was linked to the plot to restore Richard Graham, Viscount Preston as James's secretary of state. He was tried on January 19, 1691 and found guilty but instead of facing the crueler parts of the death sentence, he merely died by hanging. Some toning and staining.

$175.00

Hamilton County Court of Appeals Daybook, February 11, 1918-February 5, 1919
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Hamilton County Court of Appeals Daybook, February 11, 1918-February 5, 1919

By Hamilton County (Ohio). Court of Appeals

Quarto. 143 pages (unpublished manuscript). Oliver B. Jones was a prominent member of the Hamilton County Bar and served on the Ohio Court of Appeals from 1913-1919. While his day book appears as a ledger, it covers details relating to the case of Elizabeth Kuerze vs. the German Western Bank relative to the anti-German hysteria that led the school board to drop German as an elective in their language program. Nevertheless, the school board had deposited $800,000 in the Western German Bank [which now changed its legal name to the Western Bank]. Meanwhile, Robert M. Kuerze died with 2900 shares in Gerke Brewing which went to his widow, Elizabeth Kuerze. As the Corporation dissolved, the court appointed receiver ruled in her favor that she was to receive $120, 931. It was complicated since $60,000 from the bank was supposed to be paid to Gerke Brewing. Pages 136-142 show that the litigation now involved naming the Western Bank in the case which also extended to the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad. The case is of interest since Oliver B. Jones was married to the former Louise F. Stone, the daughter of S.W. Stone, the consulting engineer of the Baltimore & Ohio. The case was complicated since Judge Gorman had not recused himself and then died as his home. Governor James M. Cox then appointed Gideon A. Wilson to fill the vacancy. An interesting insight authenticating that the law and anti-German sentiment were intertwined with the legal system.

$450.00

Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Seventy-Third Session of the Legislature, Begun the First Day of January and Ended the Tenth Day of April 1850 at the City of Albany
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Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Seventy-Third Session of the Legislature, Begun the First Day of January and Ended the Tenth Day of April 1850 at the City of Albany

By Law

Albany: Little & Company Law Booksellers, 1850. Thick Octavo. 871 pages. Very scarce. A copy is located in the ULCA Law Library but not any on OCLC though a variant is found there in the New York Supreme Court Library. Much is found on the issues of transportation involving bridges, canals, plank roads and railroads. This rare issue lists also for the first time all the county clerks, judges and sheriffs (see the copyright notice on verso of title page). An important look at New York state in 1850 with some details on government found nowhere else. Bound in 3/4 calf over green paper covered boards, red leather label gilt, joints are tender, wear to corners and spine ends, only an occasional spot of foxing, more so to endpapers.

$350.00

The Transformation of American Law (2 Volumes set); Vol. I, 1780-1880; Vol. II, 1880-1980
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The Transformation of American Law (2 Volumes set); Vol. I, 1780-1880; Vol. II, 1880-1980

By Horwitz, Morton J.

New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. First Edition. Octavo. A near fine set in original dust jackets of the first 1992 edition. Vol. I, 1780-1880 356p. index, Vol. 2, 1880-1960. 366p. index. "One of the five most significant book published in the field of American legal history."--W.E. Nelson, NYU, School of Law. "The issues it raises are indispensable"--Eric Foner.

$350.00

Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law
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Constituting Equality: Gender Equality and Comparative Constitutional Law

By Williams, Susan H.

New York; (2009): Camrbidge University Press. First Edition. Octavo. Review Copy. 362p. index. The definitive study of how gender equality is dealt with in modern constitutional law. A fine bright copy bound in blue cloth, spine lettering white, in fine pictorial dust jacket.

$45.00

Laws of Wisconsin Concerning the Organization and Government of Towns; and the Powers and Duties of Town Offiers And Boards of Supervisors with Numerous practical Forms
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Laws of Wisconsin Concerning the Organization and Government of Towns; and the Powers and Duties of Town Offiers And Boards of Supervisors with Numerous practical Forms

By Haines, Elijah M.

Chicago: W.B. Keen, 1858. Octavo. 189p. Elijah Haines (1822-1889) was born in New York but removed to Illinois in 1836 where at age 16 he bought a farm which became the town of Hainesville. He was admitted to the bar in 1851 and was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1858 where became a leader in the Republican Party and became a friend with Abraham Lincoln who he had known a decade earlier as he first pursued a study of law. Since the printing presses in Wisconsin were too small for such a large book, Haines had the local firm of William B. Keen published this work. Most copies were destroyed in both the great Chicago fire and its spread to Wisconsin. Bound in brown printed wraps with only a fine inute chips to edges, spine paper to about 2" near bottom of spine. A very good copy.

$175.00

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