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Mr. Justice Sutherland : a Man Against the State

By Paschal, Joel Francis

New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. 267 p. w/ foonotes, appendices, index. A biography of Sutherland and a study of his political thought. Sutherland was an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court from 1922 - 1938, and was the leader of the "Four Horsemen" conservative judges who opposed much of the New Deal.

$55.00

Constitutional Dialogues in Comparative Perspective

By Kenney, Sally J., William M. Reisinger, and John C. Reitz editors

New York, NY: Macmillan, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. 254 p. 9 scholary essays.

$40.00

Natural Law and the Theory of Property : Grotius to Hume

By Buckle, Stephen

Oxford: Clarn, 1991. Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. xiv (2), 324 p. w/ footnotes, appendix, select bibliography, index. A scholary perspective on the political philosophies of Locke and Hume, noting the continuities in h development of political theory in the 17th and 18th centuries,

$40.00

Torture and the Law of Proof : Europe and England in the Ancien Regime

By Langbein, John H.

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, more so to dust jacket. x, 227 p. w/ endnote, index. A study of judicial torture, arguing that its demise was due more to the erosion of the medieval need of confession, to the new law of proof, which enabled the conviction of criminals without confession, coerced or otherwise.

$35.00

The Prison at Philadelphia Cherry Hill : the Separate System of Penal Discipline 1829 - 1913

By Teeters

New York, NY: Columbia University Press for Temple Universty Publications, 1957. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards with a little scuffing at back board. Heel and top two corners lighly bumped. Missing the jacket. Saml wear spot on pastdown at top near hinge. xvi (2), 249 p. w/ illus., footnotes, appendices, index. A detailed study of this particular prison and the Pennsylvania System fo Penal Discipline. Uncommon.

$95.00

Le Gendarmeries dans le Monde de la Revolution Française a nos Jours

By Houte, Arnaud-Dominique and Jean-Noël Luc, editors

Paris: Presses de l'Universite Paris-Sorbonne, 2016. First edition. Trade Paperback Original. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 413 (1) p. w/footnotes. A collection of scholarly articles in French surveying various aspects of police forces over the last 200 years across the world.

$35.00

Speeches of Lord Campbell, at the Bar, and in the House of Commons; with an Address to the Irish Bar as Lord Chancellor of Ireland

By John Campbell, Baron Campbell

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, Booksellers to Her Majesty, 1842. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. Very good. Some wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit of wear at joints and hinges, but binding is firm. Lovely contemporary tree calf leather binding with gilt filagree around the edges, and gilt ON the edges as well (see image). Endpapers and edges of textblock attractively marbeled. Spine has lovely and intricate gilt designs with original labels. The exact same style of binding can be seen on 2 other volumes of speeches we have listed here, by Grattan and Curran. viii, 520 p. A very attractive edition of this collection of British political and legal speeches by Lord Campbell, who became Lord Chancellor of Ireland, a member of the House of Lords and later in 1850 appointed as Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench. He ended his career as Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. One of his most famous cases was the prosecution of John Frost, a Chartist leader who participated in the attack on the town of Newport, and was found guilty of treason. His speech against Frost is in this volume, as are speeches on the Irish and English Churches, prosecutions for blasphemy, equity reform, parliamentary privilege, registration of deeds, the adultery trial of Prime Minister Melbourne, and more. As Baron Campbell chose these speeches himself for his brother, we can presume they are ones he thought of highly.

$80.00

The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran. Complete and correct edition. Edited, with memoir and historical notices by Thomas Davis.

By John Philpot Curran. Thomas Davis, ed.

Dublin: James Duffy, 23, Anglesea-Street , 1845. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. Very good. Some wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit of wear at joints and hinges, but binding is firm. Lovely contemporary tree calf leather binding with gilt filagree around the edges, and gilt ON the edges as well (see image). Endpapers and edges of textblock attractively marbeled. Spine has lovely and intricate gilt designs with original labels. The exact same style of binding can be seen on 2 other volumes of speeches we have listed here, by Campbell and Brattan. xliv, 603 p. w/ portrait frontis. Though not mentioned in the book, this volume is part of "Duffy's Irish Library". A very attractive edition of this collection of political and legal speeches by Irish politician orator, lawyer, judge and member of the Irish House of Commons. Curran (1750-1817). He is most notably remembered for defending a number of United Irishmen against treason charges in the 1790s and other revolutionaries in the early 1800s, with varying degrees of success. He was a dogged cross-examiner, and had to be, as the Crown in Ireland need only supply one witness for treason. Like Grattan he was a champion of Catholic emancipation and Irish Rights, though he was a Protestant. He became Master of the Rolls in Ireland in 1806 after Pitt's more liberal government took power. This work includes over 60 of his speeches, most in court cases. Subjects of the cases include high treason, seduction, contraband, the Madness of King George III, pensions, corruption, Catholic emancipation, libel, the Dublin Defenders, abduction, outlawry, habeas corpus, trade, the Regency, and more. On a more colorful note, he led the creation of a drinking club called the ORDER OF ST. PATRICK, with members called the Monks of the Screw (after corkscrews). Catholics and Protestants of a more liberal bent were both members.

$105.00

Policing and Its Context 1750 - 1870

By Emsley, Clive

London: Macmillan, 1983. First Trade paperback printing. . Trade Paperback. Very good. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to covers. Slight soiling to edges of textblock. 189 p. w/ references, select bibliography, index. A detailed study of the developments that created modern police forces in Europe, including revolution, social and technological change, and "institutional transformations" (from the back cover).

$30.00

Treason in Roman and Germanic Law : Collected Papers

By Lear, Floyd Seyward

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, printed for Rice University, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good (Price-Clipped) DJ. Octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dj. 299 p. w/ footnotes, index. A collection of thirteen papers on Roman and germanic treason, with the majority of the papers covering the latter topic. Papers include the Crime of Majesty in Roman Public Law; Contractual Allegiance vs. Deferential Allegiance in Visigothic Law; Treason and Related Offenses in the Anglo-Saxon Dooms; Blasphemy in the Lex Romana Curiensis; and others.

$45.00

The Great Lobster War

By Formisano, Ron

Boston: University of Massachusetts, 1997. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good without dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and coerns of boards. Stamped by printer on title page in red. 150 p. w/index, illustrations. A surprisingly well written and entertaining study of litigation between Maine lobstercatchers and the US Government over the efforts of the lobstermen-owned Maine Lobsterman's Association to set a minimum price for catches in 1956-1957.

$25.00

Varia Juris Gentium : Questions of International Law. Liber Amicorum Presented to Jean Pierre Adrien Francois at the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday.

By Alfaro, R. J.; F. M. Van Asbeck; L. Beaufort; N. S. Blom; M. Bos; and others.

Leyden: A. W. Sijthoff, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Good octavo hardcover in red cloth biding without dust jacket. Wear and light rubbing to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine and upper corners of panels. Light scuffing to covers. Page edges are lightly browned and have some minor foxing. 427 pages with footnotes and chronological bibliography of the writings of Francois. A festschrift on international law featuring articles in English, Dutch, German, and French.

$70.00

Stanford Legal Essays.

By Merryman, John Henry, editor.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1975.. First edition. Very good quarto hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear and minor rubbing along edges of boards with slight bumping to heel of spine. Dj hs some wear and rubbing along edges with small tear along upper edge of front covers and some scuffing to covers. 467 pages with footnotes and index.

$20.00

Enea Silvio Piccolomini und die Jurisprudenz.

By Kisch, Guido.

Basel: Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 1967.. First edition. Good octavo hardcover in blue cloth binding without dust jacket. Wear to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and some scuffing and spotting to the covers. One of the pictures of a medal of Pius II is loose but laid in. Some writing in the margins of the text. 123 pages with footnotes and index. A study in German of the legal thought of the fifteenth-century humanist, Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini, who later became Pope Pius II.

$30.00

Federalism, Finance and Social Legislation in Canada, Australia, and the United States.

By Birch, A. H.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1955.. Hardcover. Good. 1st edition. Good hardcover without dust jacket. Wear to edges of the boards and along the spine and light bumping to head and heel of spine. S cuffing and scratching on covers. Some underlining and marking in text and previous owner's name written on front endpaper. Light foxing to edges of pages. 314 pages with footnotes and index. A study of the difficulties faced by federal governments in Canada, Australia, and the United States in balancing relations between the central government and those of the states with regards to social legislation and financial matters.

$25.00

Festschrift fur Imre Zajtay. Melanges en l'honneur d'Imre Zajtay.

By Graveson, Ronald H.; Karl Kreuzer; Andre Tunc; and Konrad Zweigert, editors.

Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1982.. Hardcover. Very Good in Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in good dust jacket. Light wear along the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. The dj has wear and rubbing along the edges with a two inch tear on the upper edge of the front cover and another smaller tear near the upper corner of the front cover. Dj also has some light scuffing to the covers and is faded along the spine. The previous owner was Professor Vera Bolger, who contributed an article to this book. Laid in is a copy of Bolger's article. 594 pages with footnotes. A festschrift with articles on the conflicts of laws and jurisdiction in French, German, and English.

$60.00

The Theory of Law and Civil Society.

By Pulszky, Augustus.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1888.. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Good octavo hardcover in maroon binding without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and on the corners of the panels with some scuffing and soiling to the covers. Pages are browned and foxed along the edges. Crack in hinge developing between the rear endpapers. Binding is little weak but still holding the pages well. Few pages have not been separated along their upper edges. 443 pages.

$85.00