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Speech of Mr. Serjeant Merewether, in the Court of Chancery .... upon the claim of the commissioners of woods and forests to the sea-shore, and the soil and bed of tidal harbours and navigable rivers...

Speech of Mr. Serjeant Merewether, in the Court of Chancery .... upon the claim of the commissioners of woods and forests to the sea-shore, and the soil and bed of tidal harbours and navigable rivers...

by Merewether, Henry Alworth, the elder

London: Henry Butterworth, 1850. 8vo. 48 pp. Sole edition. Caption title: The attorney-general against the mayor and corporation of the city of London. Question of riparian rights and crown land. Includes bibliographical references.         NSTC 2M25054. Removed from a nonce volume. Title-page with small inked numeral in upper corner; reverse of title-page with institutional stamp.
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[drop-title] Acts of Parliament extending the jurisdiction of Great Britain over certain parts of North America. January 13, 1845. Ordered to be printed.

[drop-title] Acts of Parliament extending the jurisdiction of Great Britain over certain parts of North America. January 13, 1845. Ordered to be printed.

by Great Britain. Parliament

[Washington], 1845. 8vo. 8 pp.. The two following acts are printed here: "An act for extending the jurisdiction of the courts of justice in the provinces of Lower and Upper Canada to the trial and punishment of persons guilty of crimes and offences within certain parts of North America adjoining to the said provinces" (11 August 1803) and "An act for regulating the fur trade, and establishing a criminal and civil jurisdiction within certain parts of North America" (2 July 1821).... Read more
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A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759

A Booke of Proclamations, published since the beginning of his Maiesties most happy Reigne ouer England . . . Untill this present Moneth of Febr. 3. Anno Dom. 1609. S.T.C. 7759

London: Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], 1610. Contemporary sheep, rebacked, quite rubbed, some marginal worming; with an ?unrecorded "Books printed or sold by William Leak" on the rear pastedown First edition of a controversial work, viewed by the House of Commons as demonstrating James's attempt to effect unilaterally by proclamation acts requiring Parliamentary consent, leading to the voiding of those contended to be especially grevious
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Gordon Brown Speeches 1997 - 2006

Gordon Brown Speeches 1997 - 2006

by Brown, Gordon; Edited by Wilf Stevenson

London: Bloomsbury. 2006. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. 462 pages With introductory comments by Kofi Annan, Helen Clark, Linda Colley, Lord Ralf Dahrendorf, Al Gore, Alan Greenspan, Wangaari Maathai, Nelson Mandela, Trevor Phillips, J. K. Rowling, Sir Jonathan Sacks, Sir Derek Wanless, and Sir Magdi Yacoub. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st... Read more
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The First Fifty Years The Story of the Police Federation

The First Fifty Years The Story of the Police Federation

by Judge, Anthony

London: Police Federation. 1968. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ rubbed and lightly creased at edges. Small amount of foxing to top edge and front free endpaper. 136 pages+index . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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A Continuation of the Practical Register [of William Style], in Two Parts. Wherein are contained Many Rules of Court, and also Practical Cases [with] a Table of all the Acts of Parliament mentioned in both these Parts. Two Volumes [complete]. Cowley 198

A Continuation of the Practical Register [of William Style], in Two Parts. Wherein are contained Many Rules of Court, and also Practical Cases [with] a Table of all the Acts of Parliament mentioned in both these Parts. Two Volumes [complete]. Cowley 198

by John Lilly

London: Printed by John Nutt . . . for Charles Harper [etc.], 1710. Contemporary calf, later paper labels, rubbed, some ink staining to the boards, light browning, yet a good usable set; the Taussig copy Lilly's continuation of Style's work, "a useful guide to modern practice decisions collected at a time when the law reports were somewhat thin or non-existent", in John Baker's words, anticipating Lilly's like titled work published as late as 1747
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Power A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin

Power A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin

by McBride, Damian

London: Biteback Publishing. 2013. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 435 pages Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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The Making of the Prime Minister

The Making of the Prime Minister

by HOWARD, Anthony & WEST, Richard

London: Jonathan Cape. 1965. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ spine a litte age-toned. 239 pages The story of the election campaign of 1964. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267

Speculum Juris Anglicani, Or, A View of the Laws of England, As They are divided into Statutes, Common-Law and Customs: Incidentally, Of the Customs appertaining to the Famous City of London, never before Printed [etc.]. Wing B5267

by John Brydall [Bridall]

London: Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher and H. Twyford [etc.], 1673. Contemporary sheep, somewhat stained, neatly rebacked, the top margin cut a bit close (no text affected), else quite clean; the Taussig copy Only edition (of two variant printings) of Brydall's first introductory treatise on English law, to be followed by his 'Enchiridion Legum' later in the year, "clearly written; and . . . doubtless useful to the students for which they were intended
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Jus Sigilli: Or, the Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four Principal Seales, Viz. The Great Seale, the Privie Seale, the Exchequer Seale, and the Signet. Also Of those Grand Officers, to whose Custody these Seales are committed [etc.]. Wing B5263

Jus Sigilli: Or, the Law of England, Touching His Majesties Four Principal Seales, Viz. The Great Seale, the Privie Seale, the Exchequer Seale, and the Signet. Also Of those Grand Officers, to whose Custody these Seales are committed [etc.]. Wing B5263

by John Brydall

London: Printed by E. Flesher . . . for Thomas Dring [etc.], 1673. Contemporary sheep, lightly rubbed, the top and bottom of the joints just cracking, but quite firm, else very clean and usable; the Taussig copy Only edition of one of Brydall's earliest works, reflecting his expertise while secretary to the Master of the Rolls and one of his amazingly diverse, productive corpus of some three dozen published treatises and another thirty left in manuscript
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La table al lieur des reports del tresreuerend iudge Sir Iames Dyer Chiualer, iades chiefe Iustice del common banke: per quel facilment cy troueront toutes choses conteinus in icel ore tarde compose per T.A. Anno Domini 1588

La table al lieur des reports del tresreuerend iudge Sir Iames Dyer Chiualer, iades chiefe Iustice del common banke: per quel facilment cy troueront toutes choses conteinus in icel ore tarde compose per T.A. Anno Domini 1588

by Ashe, Thomas (c.1556-1618); Dyer, James (1510-1582)

London: Anno Domini 1588 In Ædibus Richardi Tottelli. [colophon:] ¶ Imprinted at London within Temble [sic] Barre at the signe of the Hande and Starre by Richarde Tottill., 1588. 1st Edition . Leather. Good. Description: Sm. 8vo (5½ × 4 in): [8], 167 l. Later morocco. · Register: 8º: [para]^8 A-X^8 (this copy lacks X8, a blank). · Condition: Joints rubbed, front joint cracked, end-papers renewed, damp-stains throughout. Bookplate of Birmingham Law Society on... Read more
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Joseph Chamberlain: Radicalism and Empire 1868-1914

Joseph Chamberlain: Radicalism and Empire 1868-1914

by Fraser, Peter

Cranbury, New Jersey: A.S. Barnes. 1967. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ has loss to spine ends and rubbing to edges. Book spine is faded at ends. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 349 pages . 1st US Edition. Hardback.
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Inner Circle Large Corporations and the Rise of Business Political Activity in the U.S. & U.K.

Inner Circle Large Corporations and the Rise of Business Political Activity in the U.S. & U.K.

by Useem, Michael

New York: Oxford University Press. 1984. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. 246 pages . 1st Paperback Edition. Softcover.
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The dissenters sayings. The second part. Published in their own words, for  the information of the people.

The dissenters sayings. The second part. Published in their own words, for the information of the people.

by L’Estrange, Roger

London: printed for Joanna Brome, 1681. 4to (20.3 cm, 8" ). [7] ff., 79, [1] p. but see below for errors in printing; lacks final leaf with one page of text. The second edition. A variant not noted in ESTC: p. 74 printed on verso of leaf L3, p. 75 printed on recto of L4 (but missing), p. 76 on verso of L3, p. 77 on recto of L3, p. 78 on verso of L1, p. 79 on recto of L2 (and different setting of type from that in EEBO).    A definite bibliographical curiosity and teaching tool.... Read more
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An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Third Edition. Eller 219; Lauechli 522

An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Third Edition. Eller 219; Lauechli 522

by William Blackstone

Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the boards darkened at the joints, light browning, else quite clean with both tables, one folding; the Taussig copy The analytical schema underlying Blackstone's "Commentaries", providing the syllabus of his Vinerian lectures at Oxford; this edition is the first to bear Blackstone's name and to contain his Introductory Discourse (delivered that year) and an index
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Ascuns nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. et la Roygne Mary, escrie ex la graund Abridgement, compose per Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer [et]c. la disperse en les titles. Mes icy collect sub ans.

Ascuns nouell cases de les ans et temps le Roy, H.8. Ed.6. et la Roygne Mary, escrie ex la graund Abridgement, compose per Sir Robert Brooke Chiualer [et]c. la disperse en les titles. Mes icy collect sub ans.

by Bellewe, Richard (ed.); Brooke, Robert

London: Anno. Do. 1578. ¶ Richardi. Tottelli. [Richard Tottell] [colophon:] ¶ Imprinted at London in Fleetestreete within Temple Barre at the signe of the Hand and Starre by Rychard Tottyl. the xv. of October. 1578., 1578. 1st Edition . Leather. Very Good. Description: Sm. 8vo (5¾ × 4 in): t-p., 116, [3] leaves. Early calf, embossed medallions to top and bottom covers. · Register: 8º: A-P^8 (E2 signed "E1"). · Condition: Rubbed at edges; no front free... Read more
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The Attorney's Practice in the Court of King's Bench: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Practice of that Court . . . With Variety of useful and curious Precedents in English, settled or drawn by Counsel [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes

The Attorney's Practice in the Court of King's Bench: Or, An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Practice of that Court . . . With Variety of useful and curious Precedents in English, settled or drawn by Counsel [etc.]. Sixth Edition. Two Volumes

by Robert Richardson

London: Printed by His Majesty's Law-printers [etc.], 1776. Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, definite browning and foxing , a sound usable set only The edition appearing while both Blackstone and Mansfield were on the bench, praised by Holdsworth as a "better and a more orderly account" than its predecessors, its second volume largely comprised of forms attributed to the lawyers creating them
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Cameron: The Rise of the New Conservative

Cameron: The Rise of the New Conservative

by Elliott, Francis; Hanning, James

London: Harper Perennial. 2009. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. x, 390 pages An fully updated independent examination of the would-be saviour of the British Conservative Party and present Prime Minister of the united Kingdom. . Revised and Updated Edition. Softcover.
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Anno regni Georgii III...undecimo.... [An Act for Granting a Bounty upon the Importation of White Oak Staves, and Heading, from the British Colonies or Plantations in America....].

Anno regni Georgii III...undecimo.... [An Act for Granting a Bounty upon the Importation of White Oak Staves, and Heading, from the British Colonies or Plantations in America....].

by Great Britain. Laws, statutes, etc., 1760-1820 (George III)

London: Pr. by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1771. Folio. [1] f., pp. 1227-1234. The act establishes a rewards system for those who import sap-free, unwormed, knothole-less white oak barrel staves from the British colonies in America into specified English ports. The bounty will be paid only for a short, specified period; the chief aim is to aid English brewers. Removed from a bound volume and resewn. A clean copy.
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Transit of Britain A Report on Britain's Changing Role in the Post-War World

Transit of Britain A Report on Britain's Changing Role in the Post-War World

by BELOFF, Nora

London: Collins. 1973. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ spine a little faded. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 287pages A notable Foreign correspondent surveys Britain's international role from the end of World War 2 to its entry into the common market. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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Notes upon Stephen College. Grounded principally upon his own declarations and confessions, and freely submitted to publique censure.

Notes upon Stephen College. Grounded principally upon his own declarations and confessions, and freely submitted to publique censure.

by L’Estrange, Roger

London: printed for Joanna Brome, 1681. 4to (20.3 cm, 8"). [2] ff., 48 pp. Colledge (a.k.a., College), a rabid anti-Catholic, notorious pamphleteer, and supporter of the perjury underlying the fabricated Popish Plot, was tried “for high-treason, in conspiring the death of the King, the levying of war, and the subversion of the government,” that is, for speaking against Charles II and advocating resistance.    First of two editions.         Wing (rev. ed.) L1281; ESTC R7200;... Read more
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A Collection of Tracts Relative to the Law of England, from Manuscripts, Now First Edited [etc.]. Volume 1 [all published] [without the errata]

A Collection of Tracts Relative to the Law of England, from Manuscripts, Now First Edited [etc.]. Volume 1 [all published] [without the errata]

by Francis Hargrave

London: Printed by T. Wright: And sold by E. Brooke [etc.], 1787. Contemporary calf, quite worn, rebacked, ex-library, browning, occasional early and informed notations; a good usable copy Hargrave's editing of some of the choicest manuscripts from his personal library, including previously unpublished works by Blackstone and Hale, Holdsworth characterizing the effort as one of Hargrave's two "principal service[s] to legal history
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Thoughts on the prospect of a regicide peace, in a series of letters.

Thoughts on the prospect of a regicide peace, in a series of letters.

by Burke, Edmund

London: Pr. for J. Owen, 1796. Small 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). [1] f., iv, 131, [1 (blank) pp., lacks the half-title (as is so often the case with Burke's pamphlets). First (pirated) edition, issued a day before the authorized edition published by F. and C. Rivington; p. iii is in the second state. Burke's attitude towards revolution was finely nuanced: He sided with the Colonies during the American Revolution but against the revolutionaries in France in the 1790s for fear of the ideology they... Read more
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Granta Issue 103  Autumn 2008

Granta Issue 103 Autumn 2008

by Cowley, Jaon (editor)

London: Granta Publications. 2008. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 237 pages. The major investigation in this issue was 'The One True God, Allah. The Rise of the British Jihad' by Richard Watson. . 1st thus. Softcover.
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Lloyd George

Lloyd George

by Wrigley, Chris

Oxford, Oxfordshire: Blackwell, 1992. An assessment of the life and career of Lloyd George beginning with his early days where he was concerned with the political and social issues of North Wales and continuing with his career in politics paying special reference to his desire for social reform and his attitude to Britain's foreign policy. A clean crisp paperback. 170 pages. Next post UK dispatch.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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