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Killing of Karen Silkwood

By Rashke, Richard L.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 407 pages. Hardcover in black cloth with title in red gilt on front cover and spine. No dust jacket. Binding is scuffed, Front flyleaf has been removed. Fore-edge of text block shows foxing and damping. Text has no markings.

$6.00

Carroll's Kentucky Codes, Civil and Criminal with Forms Annotated, 1938 Revision. (Ninth Edition)

By Baldwin, William Edward; Richard Priest Dietzman; Glenn Kitson

Cleveland: Banks-Baldwin Company, 1938. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. Variously paginated. Bound in flexible cloth covered boards. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. A sound copy with secure hinges. Prior owner's signature on the front flyleaf. Text is a little toned but clean.

$50.00

Sir Walter, the Earl of Chatham, or Call Your Next Case

By Seawell, H. F. [Chub]

Charlotte, N.C.: Heritage House, 1959. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 218 pages. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. SIGNED and inscribed by the author (but not inscribed to any one person) on the front flyleaf, "With Kindest regards & best wishes, Your Friend, Chub Seawell / Acts 13-39.

$10.00

The Constitution of the United States of America, Analysis and Interpretation. Annotations of Cases Decided by the Supreme Court of the United States to June 30, 1952. U.S. Senate; 82d Congress, 2d Session, Document No. 170.

By Corwin, Edward S.

Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1953. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. 1361 pages, indeed. Hardcover bound in blue cloth. Binding has some rubbing. Some spotting on rear board. Text has some light toning to outside edges of pages. Not only does this volume offer the text of the Constitution, it also offers some analysis and commentary as well as giving some historical background. Of particular interest is the commentary and notes on the Amendments. Discussion of the First Amendment (Religion, Free Speech, Etc.) runs from page 757 to 810. This section is in itself worth the ownership of the book. Surprisingly, the section on the 2nd Amendment offers little commentary... only a paragraph. This mentions the Enforcement Act of 1870 in relation to a scheme to prevent negroes from owning firearms, a brief discussion of a "well regulated Militia" and the transportation of shotguns across state lines. Likewise, Amendment 3 offers little exposition. Amendment 4 (Searches and Seizures) offers 7 pages of text. Amendment 5 (Rights of Persons) runs from page 837 to page 872. Amendment 13 (Slavery and Involuntary Servitude) offers discussion from page 945 to 954, and Amendment 14 (Rights of Citizens) runs from 955 to 1177. Amendment 15 (Right of Citizens to Vote) runs from 1179 to 1186. The volume goes up to only Amendment 22. Another interesting section is "Acts of Congress Held Unconstitutional in Whole or in Part by the Supreme Court of the United States." This listing of 73 Acts (with a few lines of text each) runs from page 1239 to page 1254.

$22.50

American Indians, American Justice
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American Indians, American Justice

By Vine Jr. Deloria; Clifford M. Lytle

Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1983. Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo. 262 pages. Softcover bound in colour illustrated wrappers. Wrappers are moderately rubbed. Text is clean, with no markings.

$6.00

Circa 18th Century Pennsylvania Schwenkfelder Manuscript Handwritten Book (Letters, Sacraments, Catechism) [From the Library of Moravian Bishop Edward Rondthaler of Winston-Salem, North Carolina]

By Martin Johns; [and] George Kriebel; [and] George Dittrich; et al.

Pennsylvania: Handwritten Manuscript. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 215 pages. The binding measures 6 5/8 inches tall by about 4 1/4 inches wide. Housed in a modern custom-made cloth slipcase with burgundy silk moire pastedowns within. Hardcover bound in full leather with a ribbed spine and with rolls on the front and rear boards in blind. The binding is superbly preserved. All edges red. The hinges are sturdy and the leather is attractive and clean. Written in very neat old style German on both the rectos and the versos of the leaves. The pages have chain lines, and some of the pages show the lightly drawn ink lines for boarders for the text. Some of the capital letters in the text have some extra decorations (no color, and no images). There is a two-page Register at the front. There are 16 sections. Some of the text appears to be copies of letters, and some are a form of Catechism, written in question and answer format. There are dates within the text of 1697 to 1699, but the style of the binding is 18th century, and the paper also seems consistent with 18th century paper. ~ The book had belonged to Moravian Bishop Rondthaler of Winston-Salem. It does not have his signature in it, but it does have what looks like part of his trimmed calling card on which is printed "Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D.D. / Winston-Salem." There is an ink inscription on the front flyleaf dated 1851 which looks like "G(..?..) Kriebel / his Book June 11 (or "the"?) g / 1851." A name at the top of the first page of text is Martin Johns. Other names in the text are "Susana Dittrichen" (page 37 and 64); "George Dittrich" (page 101; the end of this section on page 105 bears the date 1699 and 98); "Caspar Schwenck" is mentioned in the text at the top of page 142; the initials "G.K." are at the beginning of a letter on page 150; the name "George Kriebel" is in the heading of the section beginning on page 176 (an the initials "M.J." are at the end); Susanna Dittrichen" is mentioned again on page 181 at the beginning of another section (this section ends on the next page with a date of 1697 an the initial "M." ~ We have found reference to a Rev. George Kriebel in Pennsylvania (1732-1805) who was associated with the Schwenkfelders. We have also found a Martin John (or Johns), also associated with the Schwenkfelders and who wrote on music and hymns.

$2500.00

Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the First Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two
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Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the First Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two

By Davis, Augustine

Richmond, Virginia: Printed by Augustine Davis, Printer for the Public, 1793. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. Folio. 123 pages. Hardcover rebound in 20th century full brown cloth with the title on the front cover and spine in gilt. The binding shows light to moderate wear and is quite sturdy. The text shows heavy and obvious damping, especially at the front. The endpapers are also damped. Damping is heaviest for the first 35 pages, although some other pages also show some lesser browning, and rear of the book also shows some damping. There is a pin hole on the leaf for pages 97-98. Several acts pertain to Slaves and some pertain to Indians. Some of the acts are about Tobacco, and some are related to specific towns. Some are about establishing banks at Richmond and Alexandria or Tobacco inspections in Petersburg or other places. Some mention specific people, such as a 1792 act on establishing a Toll-Bridge for John Sinclair in Isle of Wight County. One act establishes the Inspection of Tobacco on the Lands of William Cabell in the county of Amherst. There is an act concerning the Nottoway Indian tribe, and a brief act "Empowering the County Court of Northampton to appoint Trustees for the purpose of protecting the rights of the Gingaskin Tribe of Indians. Numerous photos available; we have a photo album of this book on our bookshop's Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books) with over 30 photos. Rare.

$850.00

Common Law

By Holmes, Jr., O. W. (Oliver Wendel)

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1909. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo. 422 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in burnt sienna cloth. The binding is soiled from handling, and the spine is darkened. Heavy foxing to the title page and moderate foxing throughout.

$18.50

London County Council: Court Rolls of Tooting Beck Manor Vol I
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London County Council: Court Rolls of Tooting Beck Manor Vol I

By London City Council

N.P: N.P, 1909. Soft cover. Good. 12mo. 259 pages, indexed. Softcover quarter bound in green cloth with tan paper wrappers. Binding is toned, with some rubbing. A white spot on front cover. Text is lightly toned but sound.

$20.00

The Greensboro Bar Association.
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The Greensboro Bar Association.

By Paschal, Frank L.; H. L. Koontz; (et al).

Greensboro, North Carolina: Greensboro Bar Association / Simpson Printing Co., 1956. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 96 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in blue textured cloth. The binding shows moderate rubbing and wear. Corners bumped. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Prior owner's name on the front paste down. Text is clean. Illustrated with photos of the lawyers. Contains biographical sketches of its members, including practicing attorneys and judges listed alphabetically.

$20.00

The Question of Insanity and its Medico-Legal Relations Considered Upon General Principles

By Johnson, Charles E. (Earl), M.D.

Raleigh, N.C.: Printed for the Author By T. M. Hughes, 1869. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 250, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in original plum publisher's cloth. The binding is worn but generally sound. Some pale spotting to the binding; the spine is dulled. Text is toned. INSCRIBED on the second front flyleaf, "With Regards of the Author." There is a pencil signature of "G. W. Mordecai" at the top of the title page. George Washington Mordecai was a businessman, railroadman, and planter from Raleigh, North Carolina. A look at the medical and legal identifications of insanity by this southern doctor just after the Civil War. Charles Earl Johnson (1812-1876) was a doctor from North Carolina.

$150.00

A Memoir.  Augustus Summerfield Merrimon. (Inscribed to Samuel F. Mordecai).
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A Memoir. Augustus Summerfield Merrimon. (Inscribed to Samuel F. Mordecai).

By Merrimon, Maud Lillian.

North Carolina: The Author, 1894. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 100, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in white cloth. The binding is rubbed and soiled but sound. Secure inner hinges and clean text. Portrait frontispiece and facsimile signature of Merrimon. INSCRIBED on the front flyleaf, "Mr. Samuel F. Mordecai. With the Compliments of Maud Lilian Merirmon. Oct. 19-, 1894." Merrimon was a contentious U.S. Senator from North Carolina and was Chief Justice on the State Supreme Court from 1889 to his death in 1892. This volume was written and published by his daughter. Samuel F. Mordecai was the first Dean of the Law School at Trinity College, now Duke University in Durham, N.C. Mordecai has written a brief note and remembrance of Merrimon at the bottom of page 72, and there is a printed letter (as part of the text) on page 85 which Merrimon wrote to Mordecai in 1889.

$125.00

Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History (Three Volume Set; Vols. I-III)

By Various Authors (Association of American Law Schools)

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1907. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavos. 847; 823; 862 pages. Each volume indexed. Hardcovers bound in blue cloth. Light wear to the bindings. A sound set. Se see some pencil notations on the rear flyleaf of Volume II; otherwise the sets appear to be clean within. A nice set. The Volumes are dated 1907, 1908, and 1909.

$75.00

Index Canonum, the Greek Text. An English Translation and a Complete Digest of the Entire Code of Canon Law of the Undivided Primitive Church with a Dissertation on the Seventh Canon of Ephesus and the Chalcedonian Decree of Doctrinal Liberty

By Fulton, John

New York: Thomas Whittaker, 1883. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 393 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in olive green cloth. Light wear to the binding. Bevelled edges and secure inner hinges. Text is toned with some occasional pencil underlining or notations. Text also shows some foxing. Extensive pencil notations on the rear flyleaf. Early owner's signature of S. F. Mordeai on the front pastedown. Samuel F. Mordecai was the first dean of the Law School at Trinity College (now Duke University) at Durham, North Carolina.

$30.00

North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1697-1701

By Parker, Mattie Erma Edwards

Raleigh, North Carolina: State Deparment of Archives and History, 1971. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. 620 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in red cloth. Some rubbing and wear to the binding. The text is sound and clean.

$25.00

Lectures on the Relation Between Law & Public Opinion in England During the Nineteenth Century

By Dicey, A. V.

London and New York: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1905. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 503 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in brown cloth. The binding shows rubbing and wear and is a bit cocked. Spine is darkened and has some spotting. Pasted onto the front pastedown is a folded hand-written letter by Professor Jeremiah Smith of Harvard College to Professor Samuel F. Mordecai, who was the first dean of the Law School at Trinity College, now Duke University. Smith had also been a Judge on the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Signed on the front flyleaf by S. F. Mordecai. Text is toned but clean. Some notations, presumably by Mordecai, on the rear endpapers. The text of the letter is a presentation to Mordecai of this book, noting that if he already has it, he could donate it to Trinity's Law School Library. Smith also notes that he had heard most of Dicey's lectures himself. A scarce book with a nice association between two law professors.

$50.00

North Carolina Law Review. Volumes 1-14 (1922-1936); Plus Index Volume (15 Volumes Total)

By Various.

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press / The School of Law, 1923. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Octavos. Variously paginated. Hardcovers bound in brown buckram (Vol. 5 is in blue buckram). An Ex-library set with full markings from a Courthouse Law Library. The bindings are moderately rubbed and worn but are all quite sound. The text is generally clean and the text blocks are solid. The red title label on Volume 13 is heavily chipped with loss of lettering. The Index Volume is 69 pages. Very difficult to find the first 14 Volumes, plus the Index together. Scarce.

$400.00

Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (2000). Volume 16: Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee

By Martindale-Hubbell

New Providence, NJ: Martindale-Hubbell, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick quarto. Unpaginated. Hardcover bound in tan brown cloth. Light wear to the binding. An ex-library copy with NO exterior markings. There is a law library ink stamp on the front flyleaf. A sound copy with clean text. Edition from 2000 covering North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma

$15.00

Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (2000). Volume 15: Oregon, Pennsylvania

By Martindale-Hubbell

New Providence, NJ: Martindale-Hubbell, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick quarto. Unpaginated. Hardcover bound in tan brown cloth. Light wear to the binding. An ex-library copy with NO exterior markings. There is a law library ink stamp on the front flyleaf. A sound copy with clean text. Edition from 2000 covering North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma

$15.00

Martindale Hubbell Law Directory (2000). Volume 18: Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Puerto Rico & U.S. Territories.

By Martindale-Hubbell

New Providence, NJ: Martindale-Hubbell, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good. Thick quarto. Unpaginated. Hardcover bound in tan brown cloth. Light wear to the binding. An ex-library copy with NO exterior markings. There is a law library ink stamp on the front flyleaf. A sound copy with clean text. Edition from 2000 covering North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma

$15.00

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