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History of the Supreme Court of the United States: Reconstruction and Reunion, 1864-88. Part 1, Volume VI

By Fairman, Charles

New York: MacMillan & Co, 1974. xx, 1540 pp. The Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the Supreme Court of the United States Part 1, Volume 6. VG+. Second Printing. Hard Cover. VG+.


Commentaries on the Laws of England Four Volumes

By Blackstone, William

Birmingham, Alabama: Legal Classics Library Four volumes. Facsimile of the first edition (1765-1769), Privately printed for members of the Legal Classics Library, bound in genuine top-grain cowhide, gilt stamped, raised bands, edges gilt, silk markers; the endleaves a specially commissioned original marbled design by Richard J. Wolfe. With appendix and index and with An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries by Frederick S. Dickson, with numerous tables, one folding. Previous owner's name on front paste-down of first volume else Fine, other volumes Fine. Overseas and Candian customers please request a shipping quote for thse four large, heavy volumes..


The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

By Atiyah, P. S.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1979. xii, 792 pp, with index. Black cloth, spine title gilt. The history of one of the great intellectual movements of modern times. A touch of thumbsoiling, otherwise VG+ in dustjacket, price-clipped else VG+. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+.


John Chipman Gray

By Gray, Roland

Boston: Merrymount Press, 1917. vi, 143, [3] pp. John Chipman Gray (July 14, 1839 - February 25, 1915) was an American scholar of property law and professor at Harvard Law School. In 1865, he co-founded one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in the United States, the firm of Ropes & Gray. Blue cloth, titles & decoration gilt. With frontispiece, bibliography of his writings, reproduction of his bookplate as tail-piece, and complimentary card laid-in. Spine lightly sunned, light edge wear, otherwise clean & tight. . Hard Cover. Very Good.


Medical Men and the Law. A Modern Treatise on the Legal Rights, Duties and Liabilities of Physicians and Surgeons

By Culbertson, Hugh Emmett

Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1913. 324 pp, with index. Green cloth, spine titles gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown, just a touch of wear at spine edges. Clean & tight.. Hard Cover. Very Good++.


Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Examples and Explanations. Second Edition

By Beyer, Gerry W

New York: Aspen Publishers, 2002. xxxi, 612 pp. Bibliography, tables, index. VG. Second Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.


On the Enforcement of Law in Cities

By Whitlock, Brand

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1913. [viii], 96 pp. Green cloth backed paper-covered boards. A little wear to corners and spine; would be very good but for a small hole through the cloth. An open letter written by then mayor of Toledo, Ohio, to the representatives of the Federation of Churches, Toledo.. Hard Cover. GVG.


Edizione Nazionale Delle Opere Di Cesare Beccaria: Volume II

By Beccaria, Cesare

Milano: Mediobanca, 1984. 549, [3] pp. Volume II: Scritti Filosofici E Letterari. Includes indices, bibliography and facsimiles of title pages. Text in ITALIAN. . Beccaria's lectures anticipated the economic theories of Adam Smith, and of Malthus on population and subsistance. His ideas had widespread effects, influencing Catherine II of Russia and the French revolutionary code. His work condemns confiscation, capitol punishment, and torture; and advocates prevention of crime by education.. Hard Cover. Very Good+.


The Rights of War and Peace: Book III

By Grotius, Hugo

Indianapolis, Indiana: Liberty Fund Inc, 2005. pp 1185-1988, [2]. Includes the Prolegomena to the first edition. From the 1738 edition in English with commentary by Jean Barbeyrac. With bibliography of works referred to by Grotius, bibliography of works referred to by Barbeyrac, and index to this edition. Book III discusses what is lawful in war, treatment and ransoming of prisoners. Upper back corner of book and dustjacket bumped, else a fine, unread copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


The Mooney-Billings Report; Suppressed By the Wickersham Commission

By [Chafee, Pollack & Stern, consultants]

New York: Gotham House , 1932. iv, 243, [1] pp. Draft of Mooney-Billings Report submitted to the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement by it's Section of Lawless Enforcement of Law, June, 1931. This section was dropped from the 1932 Kenyon Report of the Commission findings. The suppressed report reviewed the 1916 convictions of labor activists Tom Mooney to death and Warren K. Billings to life in prison for a bombing in San Francisco. The case contained abuses so blatant, they were compared the Dreyfus case. Allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct were so well documented that in1918, after intervention by President Wilson, Mooney's death sentence was commuted to life. A Time magazine story of 1/18/1932, quoted William D. Mitchell, Pres. Hoover's Attorney General about... a report made by a subcommittee of the Wickersham Commission on the Mooney-Billings case....Its conclusions: 1) "There was never any scientific attempt made either by the police or prosecution to discover the perpetrators of the crime"; 2) "there were flagrant violations of the statutory law of California by both police and prosecution"; 3) "witnesses were coached ... to a degree that approached subornation of perjury." In 1938, after they had served 22 years, California's new governor, Culbert Olson, ordered that Mooney and Billings be released. It all makes very lively reading, [and nice to know we once had an Attorney General who put justice first.] . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.


In the Shadow of the Gallows.  Criminal Law and Capital Punishment in Prince Edward Island, 1769-1941
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In the Shadow of the Gallows. Criminal Law and Capital Punishment in Prince Edward Island, 1769-1941

By Hornby, Jim

Charlottetown, P.E.I: Institute of Island Studies, 1998. x, 142 pp. With index, b&w photos. "While only eleven persons were hanged on the Island in one hundred and fifty years, this criminal law history recounts vivid stories of crime and its impact on Island society." . Soft Cover. Near Fine.


The Maine District Court: A Quarter Century of Progress 1962-1987

By Henry, Harriet P.

[Portland, Maine]: Tower Publishing Co, 1987. 94 pages. Includes map, photographs, index and bibliography. Lawyer Harriet P. Henry, an activist in the Portland community, became Maine's first woman judge in 1973. Blue cloth with title and seal gilt on front and spine. Cloth rubbed on lower corners.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+.


Forces of Order. Police Behavior in Japan and the United States

By Bayley, David H.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1976. xvi, 201, [3] pp. With index. Association copy. From the library of Janwillem van de Wetering. Van de Wetering studied at a Zen monastery in Japan in 1958-1959, and later spent seven years in the Amsterdam Reserve Constabulary. When he began to write mystery novels these experieces were used in creating his detectives, Grijpstra and de Gier of the Amsterdam Murder Brigade, and the Japanese Inspector Saito. This book would have been used in research for the Inspector Saito novels, which were written under the pseudonym Seiko Legru. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/GVG.


Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (Law School Casebook Series)
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Environmental Protection: Law and Policy (Law School Casebook Series)

By Anderson, Frederick R; Mandelker, Daniel R. Mandelker; & Tarlock , A. Dan

Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1990. xxxvi, 914 pp. Includes table of cases and index. In the second edition, the original Chapter 8 has been dropped in order to accomodate a new unit on Superfund cases and to integrate land use issues in all chapters. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, and underlining in some chapters.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+.