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Verdict According to Conscience; Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury 1200-1800

By Green, Thomas Andrew

Chicago: University of Chicago Press [0-226-30610-0] 1985. (Hardcover) 409pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, index. The dust jacket is edgeworn with minor fading and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front fixed endpaper and an inscription possibly written by the author. "Verdict According to Conscience is the first unified, interpretive history of the English trial jury from its inception to the eve of the Victorian reforms of the criminal code. Bringing together legal and social history, Thomas Green provides new perspectives on the character of English culture and on Anglo-American concepts of justice and government. In doing so, he raises essential questions about the moral balance among individual cases, general rules, and the preservation of society". Book about Conscience. Time Period 1200-1800. (Law, Crime, Government--England, History--England, Jury Trials, Justice, Law).

$26.25

The Inns of Court Under Elizabeth I and the Early Stuarts; 1590-1640

By Prest, Wilfrid R.

London: Longman [0-582-50831-2] 1972. (Hardcover) 263pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Abbreviations, notes, tables, maps, appendix, index. The top of the spine is lightly bumped and the dust jacket is price-clipped. "During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries the inns of court, as well as being professional associations of practising lawyers, were major centres of education and learning, directly involved in the cultural, ideological and social ferment of the age. This book sketches the evolution of the inns from their late medieval origins, and traces the dramatic effects of a rapid expansion of student admissions after 1550". Time Period 16th Century & 17th Century. Locale: England; Inns of Court. (Law, Court Cases, Elizabeth I--Queen of England, Law, Lawyers, Stuart England).

$26.25

The Courts of the Archdeaconry of Buckingham; 1483-1523 (Publisher series: Buckinghamshire Record Society.)

By Elvey, E.M. (editor)

Welwyn Garden City: Buckinghamshire Record Society 0-901198-153 [0-901198-153] 1975. (Small 4to) 449pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Notes, appendix, map, indices. Slightly cocked and bumped at the top and bottom of the spine. "The archives of the archdeaconry of Buckingham were deposited at the Buckinghamshire Record Office in 1959. The records for the period 1483-1523 are the earliest and are contained in four MSS....All the MSS. Were kept in the archdeaconry registry at Aylesbury, until in accordance with the Probate Act of 1857 wills were transferred to the principal Probate Registry" - from the Introduction to the Manuscripts. Time Period 15th Century & 16th Century. Publisher series: Buckinghamshire Record Society 19 . Identified on spine as Buckinghamshire Record Society. Text in Latin and English. Locale: Buckingham--England. (Law, Court Cases, History--England, Law, Manuscripts, Wills).

$42.00

A History of English Assizes; 1558-1714 (Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History.)

By Cockburn, J.S.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [0-521-08449-0] 1972. (Hardcover) 372pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, tables, appendices, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is lightly soiled on the spine and there is a previous owner's name on the front fixed endpaper. "This book is primarily an account of the most familiar and longest lived of English courts during the most critical as well as the most influential period of its history. It describes all aspects of the court's work, personnel, jurisdiction, and constitutional position, throws incidental light on the nature of local administration and government, and examines the thesis that the function of assizes was governmental - as a main channel of communication between central government and provincial authority - as well as being judicial". Book about Assizes, Court Cases, Court Officials. Time Period 16th Century, 17th Century & 18th Century. Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History. (Law, Government--England, History--England, Judges, Law).

$26.25

The County Courts of Medieval England; 1150-1350

By Palmer, Robert C.

Princeton: Princeton University Press 1982. (Hardcover) 360pp. Very good plus in good to very good dust jacket. Abbreviations, tables, notes, glossary, bibliography, index. The dust jacket is faded along the spine and top edge of the front panel. "The first monograph on English medieval county courts, this book provides a major revision of traditional conceptions of the character of these courts and the organization of English society from the twelfth to the fourteenth century. The county courts have been considered courts of custom dominated by local knights unskilled in the law....Palmer shows that these courts were, on the contrary, clearly professional and controlled by the magnates through their lawyers". Time Period 1150-1350, 12th Century, 13th Century, 14th Century & Medieval. Locale: England. (Law, Court Cases, Law, Lawyers).

$42.00

English Constitutional Ideas in the Fifteenth Century

By Chrimes, S.B.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1936. (Hardcover) 415pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and crest on the spine. Abbreviations, notes, bibliography, index. The top and bottom of the spine are lightly worn and there is a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. "These studies are the outcome of a desire to pursue further the suggestions that were made by Mr T.F.T. Plucknett in his essay on 'The Lancastrian Constitution', which was published in 1924 in the volume of Tudor Studies present to A.F. Pollard. In that essay, Mr Plucknett, on the basis of four significant Year Book cases which he was the first to bring into notice, raised afresh the whole problem of the character of the Lancastrian and Yorkist constitution" - from the Introduction. Time Period 15th Century. (Law, Constitution--England, History--England, Law).

$26.25

Confessions of an Un-Common Attorney

By Hine, Reginald L. (Biography of Reginald L. Hine.)

London: J. M. Dent & Sons 1949, 4th edition. (Hardcover) 268pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and front cover. Color illustrated frontispiece, illustrations, decorations, photographs, notes, index. The corners are bumped, there is a crack in the text block at pages 188 / 189, and there is a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. "Soon or late, by time's gentle admonition, or by the harsh reminder of war, the day comes when every mortal man is constrained to set his house in order. Forty years as a country attorney have I been winding up clients' affairs. Thirty years as a historian have I been writing the lives of others. Now, at three score, I have the uneasy feeling that I should tidy up the over-crowded curiosity shop of my own brain, and render an account of my own stewardship" - from the Introduction. Biography of Reginald L. Hine. (Law, Anecdotes, Biography, Law, Lawyers, Memoir).

$26.25

Lincoln's Inn Essays

By Hurst, Gerald

London: Constable & Co 1949. (Hardcover) 123pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece, photographic plates, index. The covers have some white scrapes and there are previous owner names on the front endpapers. "William Prynne was born at Swainswick near Bath at 1600, educated at Oriel College, Oxford, and admitted to Lincoln's Inn on 16 June 1621. The Black Books record that he was called 26 June 1628. He was a born Puritan, nurtured in Puritan Somerset and descended from Bristol merchants" - from the text. Locale: Lincoln's Inn. (Law, Biography, Court Cases, Essays, Law, Lawyers).

$26.25

The IUS Commune in England; Four Studies
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The IUS Commune in England; Four Studies

By Helmholz, R.H.

Oxford: Oxford University Press [0-19-514190-3] 2001. (Hardcover) 270pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Notes, tables, index. "In medieval England, the problematic division between Church and State meant that two distinct bodies of law coexisted and flourished independly of each other. In this elegant and groundbreaking study, renowned legal historian R. H. Helmholz uncovers the relation of the ius commune - or the amalgamation of Roman and canon laws in Europe - and the English common law, drawing out the similarities, but not the identity, that existed between the two legal systems". Book about Canon Law & Roman Law. Time Period Medieval. Locale: England. (Law, Common Law, Law--England, Legal System).

$105.00

Law-Making and Law-Makers in British History; Papers Presented to the Edinburgh Legal History Conference, 1977 (Publisher series: Studies in History Series.)

By Harding, Alan (editor)

London: Royal Historical Society [0-901050-77-6] 1980. (Hardcover) 223pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, graphs, index. "The biennial conferences of legal historians have now established themselves as an important event in the professional lives of scholars on both sides of the Atlantic. Each occasion has yielded an impressive crop of contributions to knowledge testifying to the remarkable revival of interest in the history of the law treated in the modern manner - that is to say in the manner of Maitland". Publisher series: Studies in History Series 22. Locale: Edinburgh--Scotland; Legal History Conference. (Law, History--England, Law).

$42.00

Oxford Studies in Social and Legal History; Vol. VI (Includes Helen M. Cam--Studies in the Hundred Rolls Some Aspects of the Thirteenth-Century Administration; Ludwik Ehrlich--Proceedings Against the Crown (1216-1377).)

By Vinogradoff, Sir Paul (editor) (Includes Helen M. Cam: Studies in the Hundred Rolls Some Aspects of the Thirteenth-Century Administration; Ludwik Ehrlich: Proceedings Against the Crown (1216-1377).)

New York: Octagon Books [0-374-96165-4] 1974. (Hardcover) 274pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Abbreviations, notes, tables, appendices, index. "The two monographs of the present volume are closely connected: they illustrate the two aspects of the Constitutional development of England in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The inquests as to misdoings of officers and encroachments on public rights show the insistence of the Crown in its efforts to keep order and to suppress administrative abuses. But this very insistence was a source of hardship and gave rise to constant grievances, because the King and his ministers were apt to brush away established customs and to exert arbitrary despotism on the pretext of enforcing discipline and serving the interests of the Community" - from the Preface. Time Period 13th Century & 14th Century. Includes Helen M. Cam (XI Studies in the Hundred Rolls Some Aspects of the Thirteenth-Century Administration) & Ludwik Ehrlich (XII Proceedings Against the Crown (1216-1377)). Vol. 6 Oxford Studies in Social and Legal History. (Law, Administration, Constitution--England, Law, Legal Cases, Monarchy--England, Social History).

$26.25

The Place in Legal History of Sir William Shareshull; Chief Justice of the King's Bench; 1350-1361; A Study of Judicial & Administrative Methods in the Reign of Edward III (Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History.)

By Putnam, Bertha Haven

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1950. (Hardcover) 328pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Abbreviations, notes, appendix, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped and is lightly soiled on the spine and there is a previous owner's name in ink onthe front fixed endpaper. "It was more than forty years ago, while I was working on the Statues of Labourers, that I first became aware of Shareshull, but I did not at that time recognize his importance. It was not until 1933 that I realized how much he had contributed to the economic and criminal legislation of the reign of Edward III". Book about Edward III--King of England & Sir William Shareshull. Time Period 14th Century. Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History. Locale: England. (Law, Administration, Biography, History--England, Law, Legislation).

$36.75

The Medieval Coroner (Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History.)

By Hunnisett, R.F.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1961. (Hardcover) 217pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Notes, index. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front endpaper. "The office of the coroner was established in England in 1194; it has had an unbroken history, and has been exported to many countries, including the United States. At the zenith of his power, in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, the coroner was concerned with many aspects of law and local administration, and with some of the most tragic and dramatic episodes of medieval life". Time Period 13th Century, 14th Century & Middle Ages. Publisher series: Cambridge Studies in English Legal History. Locale: England. (Law, Administration, Coroners, Crime, Daily Life, History--England, Law).

$63.00

The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law; A Study of English Historical Thought in the Seventeenth Century

By Pocock, J.G.A.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1957. (Hardcover) 261pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Notes, index. The dust jacket spine has a closed tear at the top and is lightly faded, there is a previous owner's name on the front fixed endpaper. " 'The ancient constitution' and 'the feudal law' are the phrases - almost the slogans - of the two opposed views of English medieval history held during the seventeenth century. An examination of them is essential to an understanding of the political controversies of the time". Book about Ancient Constitution & Feudal Law. Time Period 17th Century. Locale: England. (Law, Common Law, Government--England, History--England, Law, Parliament--England, Politics).

$42.00

A History of Lay Judges

By Dawson, John P.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1960. (Hardcover) 310pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering. Notes, index. The dust jacket is faded at the spine, edgeworn with 2 closed tears, and a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. "What caused the divergence of legal systems in France and England? Comparing the role of lay judges in Rome, Germany, France, and England, Mr. Dawson seeks to show how the courts developed different relations with the community. The crucial decisions of the thirteenth century, when the French monarchy was relatively weak and the English monarchy was strong, confirmed in France the displacement of community courts by crown functionaries or by feudal lords, and fostered in England the preservation of local community courts as agencies of self-government". Time Period 13th Century. Locale: England; France. (Law, Government, History--England, History--France, Judges, Law, Monarchy--England).

$42.00

Acts of Court of the Mercers' Company; 1453-1527

By Mercers' Company

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1936. (4to) 817pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the front cover. Top edge gilt, indices. Corners lightly bumped, the dust jacket is lightly worn around the edges. "The manuscript from which this book is printed is the first volume of a series entitled Acts of Court of the Mercers' Company, preserved where it was originally written at Mercers' Hall, London. The series runs almost continuously from 1453 to the present day, but this first volume is of exceptional importance, as it contains not only the minutes of the Mercers' Company, but also those of the Merchant Adventurers for the period 1453 to 1527" - from the Introduction. Book about Mercers' Company. Time Period 15th Century & 16th Century. Introduction by Laetitia Lyell & Frank D. Watney. Locale: London--England. (Law, Business, Law, Merchants, Trade).

$68.25

Index to Testamentary Records in the Commissary Court of London (London Division); Now Preserved in the Guildhall Library, London; Volume II; 1489-1570 (Publisher series: Historical Manuscripts Commission.)

By Fitch, Marc (editor)

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office [0-11-440013-X] 1974. (Hardcover) 340pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, index. Corners lightly bumped, the dust jacket spine is lightly faded and there is a small mark on the front panel where a price sticker has been removed. "This volume is the second of a series which, when completed, will list in alphabetical order all wills registered in the Commissary Court of London between 1374 and 1700 and now preserved in the Guildhall Library, London. Indexes of Place Names and of Trades and Conditions increase the value of the series for economic and sociological, as well as historical research". Book about Court Cases. Time Period 1489-1570, 15th Century & 16th Century. Publisher series: Historical Manuscripts CommissionJP13 . Vol. 2 Index to Testamentary Records in the Commissary Court of London. Locale: London--England. (Law, Index, Law, Testimony).

$26.25

Prosecuting Crime in the Renaissance; England, Germany, France
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Prosecuting Crime in the Renaissance; England, Germany, France

By Langbein, John H.

Cambridge: Harvard University Press [0-674-71675-2] 1974. (Hardcover) 321pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Abbreviations, tables, notes, appendices, index. The dust jacket is lightly soiled and has a 1 / 2-inch closed tear at the top of the spine. "At a time when pretrial criminal procedure is the subject of intense public debate, this book gives us new knowledge on how that procedure began. The modern way of prosecuting serious crime emerged in England in the sixteenth century. Mr. Langbein shows how the common law developed a system of official investigation and prosecution which reinforced older patterns of citizen prosecution and made it possible for the medieval institution of jury trial to survive into the modern law". Time Period Renaissance. Locale: England; France; Germany. (Law, Crime, Jury Trials, Law, Prosecutors).

$26.25

Stories of Transformative Justice
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Stories of Transformative Justice

By Morris, Ruth

Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press [1-55130-174-1] 2000. (Trade paperback) 261pp. Near fine. Bibliography, index. "Can justice be healing? Can crime victims find a new peace through transformative processes that include victims, offenders and community in creative solutions that enable all to grow? We can 'turn irritation in iridescence,' find ways to take the hard blows of life, and use the very power of our pain to grow from the experience, and create new hope beyond crime or other trauma". Book about Penal System. (Law, Crime, Criminology, Human Rights, Justice, Law, Social Justice).

$26.25

Serial Murderers and Their Victims (Publisher series: Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice--Serial Murderers and Their Victims; Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice.)
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Serial Murderers and Their Victims (Publisher series: Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice--Serial Murderers and Their Victims; Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice.)

By Hickey, Eric W.

Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company [0-534-50704-2] 1997, 2nd edition. (Trade paperback) 301pp. Near fine. Tables, charts, notes, references, index. The covers are lightly rubbed. "Author Eric W. Hickey examines the lives of 399 serial murderers, analyzing the cultural, historical, and religious factors that influence our myths and stereotypes of these individuals. He then describes the biological, psychological, and sociological reasons for serial murder, offering his own model for explaining serial-murder behavior". Publisher series: Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice (Serial Murderers and Their Victims). (True Crime, Justice, Murder, Psychology, Serial Killers, True Crime, Victims).

$31.50

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