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The Trial of Bill Burn, Under Martin's Act

The Trial of "Bill Burn," Under Martin's Act

by P Mathews, Stourbridge, After; Hunt, C, E.

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1829. Bill's Donkey Then Was Brought Into Court, Who Caused of Course a Deal of Sport" P. Mathews, Stourbridge, After. Hunt, Charles, Engraver. The Trial of "Bill Burn," Under Martin's Act. London: Ackermann & Co., [c.1829]. 20" x 23" aquatint backed onto cloth, repairs to a few chips, small holes and tears in margins, two tears touching image without loss. Light toning and soiling to margins, image clean and vivid. $1,250. * The Trial of Bill Burns was the first prosecution under the 1822 Act to Prevent the Cruel and Improper Treatment of Cattle, or Martin's Act, a landmark in the history of animal rights. Burn, who was brought to trial after he was found beating his donkey, was the first person indicted under this act. The prosecution was brought by Richard Martin, MP for Galway, also known as Humanity Dick, and the case is famous because he brought the donkey into court as a witness. This engraving depicts the scene inside a provincial courtroom. The vegetable drover, with his crates of produce… Read more
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery..

Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery..

by Paige, Alonzo; Johnstone, Robert

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1863. Volumes 1-10 of an 11-volume set.. Volumes 1-10 of an 11-volume set. New York Chancery Reports, 1828-1845 Paige, Alonzo, Reporter. Johnstone, Robert, Notes and References. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Chancery of the State of New York. New York: Banks & Brothers, 1863. 10 volumes of an 11-volume set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Somewhat later tan cloth, black-stamped volume numbers and red and black lettering pieces to spines, hinges reinforced. Moderate shelfwear and some soiling, chipping to lettering pieces, a few cracks to text blocks. Underlining and marks in a few places, interiors otherwise clean. $250. * Second edition. Covering the years 1828 to 1845, Paige's is the fourth set of New York Chancery Reports. (The first, Johnson's, covers the years 1814-1823). Wallace, The Reporters 580.
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A Treatise on the Law of Elections to Public Offices: Exhibiting..
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by Paine, Halbert E.

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1888. Paine, Halbert E. A Treatise on the Law of Elections to Public Offices: Exhibiting the Rules and Principles Applicable to Contests Before Judicial Tribunals and Parliamentary Bodies, including Proceedings by Quo Warranto, Information, Injunction, Mandamus, and Indictment, Based on the American, English, Scotch, Irish, and Canadian Authorities. Washington, D.C., Wm. H. Morrison, 1888. xxxvi, 927 pp. Ex-library, later tan buckram, with red and black lettering pieces to spine, light shelfwear, shelf location and bar code labels and library markings to binding, edges of text block, endleaves and title page. $50.
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by Paine, William P.

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1838. Worcester: Press of the Massachusetts Spy, 1838. Worcester: Press of the Massachusetts Spy, 1838. Not in McDade Paine, William P. [1802-1876]. A Sermon Occasioned by the Murder of Philip Edwards, Perpetuated Under the Influence of Alcoholic Insanity, By John L. Davis, In Holden, Mass., August 15, 1838. Worcester: Press of the Massachusetts Spy, 1838. 22 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers. Light soiling and a few faint stains to exterior, some rubbing to spine ends and corners with mild wear, a few dog-eared leaves at beginning and end of text, which has moderate toning and faint dampstaining, early owner signature (Lydia Moore) to head of title page. $950. * Only edition. Overlooked by McDade, this murder took place during a drinking binge. The sermon relates the events of the case, but it is essentially a temperance tract. "If the evil extended no farther than the degradation and misery of merely being a drunkard, the extent of the calamity could not be… Read more
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The Idea of Punishment

by Pakenham, Frank and Lord Longford

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1961. Pakenham, Frank and Lord Longford. The Idea of Punishment. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1961. 103 pp. Ex-library, bookplate, stamped edges. Spine slightly faded. Good. $1.
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A Treatise on the Law of Principal and Agent, Chiefly with Reference

by Paley, William

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1982. Paley, William. A Treatise on the Law of Principal and Agent, Chiefly with Reference to Mercantile Transactions. Philadelphia: John S. Littell, 1840. Reprinted Littleton, Colorado: Fred B. Rothman & Co., 1982. xvi, 202 pp. Cloth. New. $45. * Second American, from the third London Edition, with considerable additions.
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Curso Completo de Derecho Mexicano o Exposicion Filosofica, Historica

Curso Completo de Derecho Mexicano o Exposicion Filosofica, Historica

by Pallares, Jacinto

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1901. A Valuable Reference on Mexican Law Pallares, Jacinto [1845-1904]. Curso Completo de Derecho Mexicano o Exposicion Filosofica, Historica y Doctrinal de Toda la Legislacion Mexicana. Mexico [City]: Imprenta, Litografia y Encuadernacion de I. Paz, 1901. Two volumes. Octavo (9" x 6-1/2"). Recent cloth, printed paper spine labels. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title pages. $850. * First edition. Clagett and Valderrama say this is the best book on the subject. "[The] author has given a comprehensive, thorough, and extremely scholarly treatment to the entire field of Mexican law. Approaching his coverage first with a historical survey, Pallares discusses the heritage of Mexican legal thought from the mother country, the evolution of national institutions and law from the commencement of independent life, and then follows up in great detail on the codified and statutory fields in separate chapters. Doctrinal discussion of subjects of legal philosophy and… Read more
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Legislacion Federal Complementaria del Derecho Civil Mexicano..

Legislacion Federal Complementaria del Derecho Civil Mexicano..

by Pallares, Jacinto

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1897. 1897 Study of Modifications to the Mexican Civil Code Pallares, Jacinto [1845-1904], Primary Author. Legislacion Federal Complementaria del Derecho Civil Mexicano: Coleccion Formada por los Alumnos de la Escuela Nacional de Jurisprudencia de Mexico. Mexico City: "Tipografia Artistica" de Ramon F. Riveroll, 1897. clxxxvii, 748 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary quarter calf over textured cloth, blind panels to boards, raised bands and later typewritten title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends, front hinge cracked, small bookseller ticket to front pastedown. Light browning to text, early owner inscription and stamp to front free endpaper. Ex-library. Location label to spine, stamp to title page, annotations to verso. A solid copy of an uncommon title. $250. * Only edition. Pallares was a leading scholar of Mexican law. Produced by a team of law students under his supervision, Legislacion Federal is a compilation of federal laws that implement or… Read more
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Peerage Law in England: A Practical Treatise for Lawyers and Laymen..

Peerage Law in England: A Practical Treatise for Lawyers and Laymen..

by Palmer, Francis Beaufort

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2007. ISBN-13: 9781584777489; ISBN-10: 1584777486. Palmer, Francis Beaufort. Peerage Law in England: A Practical Treatise for Lawyers and Laymen. With an Appendix of Peerage Charters and Letters Patent in English. Originally published: London: Stevens and Sons, Limited, 1907. xiv, 314 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584777489; ISBN-10: 1584777486. Hardcover. New. $125. * British peerage law is a body of custom, legislation and precedent relating to the five degrees of nobility: baron, viscount, marquess, earl and duke. Palmer wrote this treatise for lawyers and historians. The first book on this subject since William Cruise's Origin and Nature of Dignities or Titles of Honour (1810), it is both a history and a practical treatise. Chapters in this study include "Modes of Creation," "Jurisdiction in Peerage Matters," "Rights, Duties and Privileges of Peerage" and "Descent of Peerages.
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Les Reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, Chevalier & Baronet; Attorney..
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Les Reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, Chevalier & Baronet; Attorney..

by Palmer, Gefrey; Palmer, Sir Geoffrey

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1678. First ed. London, 1678. First ed. London, 1678. Esteemed by Kent Palmer, Sir Gefrey [1598-1670]. Les Reports de Sir Gefrey Palmer, Chevalier & Baronet; Attorney General a Son Tres Excellent Majesty le Roy Charles le Second. Imprime & Publie per l'Original. Ovesque Deux Tables, l'Un des Nosmes des Cases, l'Auter des Principal Matters Conteinus en Yceux. London: Printed by the Assigns of R. and E. Atkyns, 1678. [iv], 176, 185-567, [45] pp.With a one-page publisher catalogue. Lacking portrait frontispiece. Folio (13" x 8"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block, hinges mended. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later library bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to text, dampstaining and some edgewear to front free endpaper, some offsetting to margins of title page and rear free… Read more
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Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana

Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana

by Palmer, Vernon Valentine

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2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193263. ISBN-10: 1616193263. Palmer, Vernon Valentine. Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana. xvi, 196 pp. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193263. ISBN-10: 1616193263. Paperback. New. $49.95 * A path-breaking and masterly study of Louisiana slave law, this fascinating study offers: - an examination of the complex French, Spanish, Roman and American heritage of Louisiana's law of slavery and its codification - a profile of the first effort in modern history to integrate slavery into a European-style civil code, the 1808 Digest of Orleans - a trailblazing study of the unwritten laws of slavery and the legal impact of customs and practices developing outside of the Codes - an analysis that overturns the previous scholarly view that Roman law was the model for the Code Noir of 1685 - a new unabridged translation (by Palmer) of the Code Noir of 1724 with the original French text on facing pages. Vernon Valentine Palmer is… Read more
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The Paths to Privity: The History of Third Party Beneficiary..
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by Palmer, Vernon V.

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2015. ISBN-13: 9781584777205; ISBN-10: 1584777206. Palmer, Vernon V. The Paths to Privity: The History of Third Party Beneficiary Contracts at English Law. Originally published: San Francisco: Austin & Winfield, 1992. [iv], 250 pp. Reprinted 2006, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a new preface by Vernon Valentine Palmer, Thomas Pickles Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School. ISBN-13: 9781584777205; ISBN-10: 1584777206. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Palmer's fascinating study analyzes the ingrained tendency to prevent third party beneficiary actions through a historical account of privity of contract. Chapter I discusses the origins and historical questions surrounding the issue of privity. Chapter II covers the triumph of consideration in the formative period, 1500-1680. Chapter III outlines the expansion in the chancery phase, 1680-1800, and Chapter IV deals with the rise of the parties-only principle at law and equity during the 1800s. VERNON VALENTINE PALMER is the Thomas Pickles… Read more
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Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana
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2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193119. ISBN-10: 1616193115. Palmer, Vernon Valentine. Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in Louisiana. xvi, 196 pp. Clark, New Jersey: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2012. ISBN-13: 9781616193119. ISBN-10: 1616193115. Hardcover. New. $69.95 * A path-breaking and masterly study of Louisiana slave law, this fascinating study offers: - an examination of the complex French, Spanish, Roman and American heritage of Louisiana's law of slavery and its codification - a profile of the first effort in modern history to integrate slavery into a European-style civil code, the 1808 Digest of Orleans - a trailblazing study of the unwritten laws of slavery and the legal impact of customs and practices developing outside of the Codes - an analysis that overturns the previous scholarly view that Roman law was the model for the Code Noir of 1685 - a new unabridged translation (by Palmer) of the Code Noir of 1724 with the original French text on facing pages. Vernon Valentine Palmer is… Read more
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Minutes of the Executive Council of... of New York 1668-1673. 2 vols

Minutes of the Executive Council of... of New York 1668-1673. 2 vols

by Paltsits, Victor Hugo Paltsits, Editor

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1910. Minutes of the New York Executive Council, 1668-1673 Paltsits, Victor Hugo, Editor. Minutes of the Executive Council of the Province of New York: Administration of Frances Lovelace, 1668-1673. Albany: State of New York, 1910. Two volumes. Frontispiece. Cloth. Good. $150. * Appointed in 1668, Lovelace [c.1625-1671] was the second governor of British New York . His administration was terminated by the temporary recapture of the colony by the Dutch in 1672.
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De Claris Legum Interpretibus, Libri Quatuor

De Claris Legum Interpretibus, Libri Quatuor

by Panciroli, Guido; Panciroli, Ottavio, Editor

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1637. Masters of Legal Practice Panciroli, Guido [1523-1599]. Panciroli, Ottavio, Editor. De Claris Legum Interpretibus Libri Quatuor. Venice: Apud Marcum Antonium Brogiollum, 1637. [xiv], 509, [56] pp. Quarto (8" x 6"). Contemporary limp vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling, a few minor inkstains, corners and spine ends lightly bumped, worming to pastedowns and free endpapers with some damage to joints, section lacking from front free endpaper, a few signatures loose. Woodcut head-pieces and decorated initials. Some toning to text, a bit heavier in places. Early annotations to front pastedown, owner initials to foot of title page, interior otherwise clean. $1,250. * First edition. An interesting work on legal practiced based on biographical studies of notable lawyers from nations of the Holy Roman Empire. A respected work, it went through later editions in 1655 and 1721. Educated at the University of Padua, Panciroli taught there for most of his career. OCLC locates 1 copy in… Read more
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Local Government Law, 4th ed. 3 Vols. with 2018 supplements

Local Government Law, 4th ed. 3 Vols. with 2018 supplements

by Pane, Michael A. (New Jersey Prac Vols 34-35A)

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2018. New Jersey Practice Series Vols 34 to 35A in 3 bks. New Jersey Practice Series Vols 34 to 35A in 3 bks. [New Jersey]. Local Government Law 4th [Fourth Edition]. New Jersey Practice Series Vols. 34 to 35A, in 3 books. Michael A. Pane. Thomson Reuters. Hardcover. Current through 2018 pocket part supplements. Very good condition. Publishers Price USD 528. Special $95. * This comprehensive guide examines actions of New Jersey local government law. Provides essential information on planning boards, land use and environmental control, licensing, construction codes, tort liability, property taxes, and public contracts. Also covers the sources and limits of local authority, procedural aspects of local legislation, eminent domain, officers and employees, public safety, elections, challenging local actions, and litigation between units of government.
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Local Government Law, 4th ed. 3 Vols. with June 2017 supplements

Local Government Law, 4th ed. 3 Vols. with June 2017 supplements

by Pane, Michael A. (New Jersey Prac Vols 34-35A)

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2017. New Jersey Practice Series Vols 34 to 35A in 3 bks. New Jersey Practice Series Vols 34 to 35A in 3 bks. [New Jersey]. Local Government Law. Fourth Edition. New Jersey Practice Series Vols. 34 to 35A, in 3 books. Michael A. Pane. Thomson Reuters, 2007. Hardcover. Current through June 2017 pocket part supplements. Ex-private library with stamps on inside front covers, else very good. Publishers Price USD 514. Special $45. * This comprehensive guide examines actions of New Jersey local government law. Provides essential information on planning boards, land use and environmental control, licensing, construction codes, tort liability, property taxes, and public contracts. Also covers the sources and limits of local authority, procedural aspects of local legislation, eminent domain, officers and employees, public safety, elections, challenging local actions, and litigation between units of government.
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Documents Illustrating the Activities of the General and Provincial

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1937. Pantin, William Abel. Documents Illustrating the Activities of the General and Provincial Chapters of the English Black Monks 1215-1540. Volume III. London: Offices of the Society, 1937. ix, 414pp. Camden Third Series, Volume LIV. Original blue cloth, gilt stamped, spine faded, unopened. Very good. $5.
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Commentaria in Tit de Aleatoribus D et C.
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Commentaria in Tit de Aleatoribus D et C.

by Pantoja de Ayala, Pedro

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1625. Madrid: Apud Petrum Tazo, 1625. Madrid: Apud Petrum Tazo, 1625. Gambling Under Roman Law Pantoja de Ayala, Pedro. Commentaria in Tit. de Aleatoribus D. et C. Madrid: Apud Petrum Tazo, 1625. [viii], 272, [12] ff. Copperplate engraved pictorial title page, featuring large female figures representing justice and prosperity. Woodcut table. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary limp vellum, traces of early hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking, endpapers renewed. Light crinkling, spine ends bumped, moderate wear to corners. Moderate toning to text, some places have faint dampstaining. Light edgewear to title page, tiny early owner signature to its top margin, annotation in same tiny hand to its verso. A nice copy of a scarce title. $2,000. * Only edition. The work of a Toledo lawyer, this is a closely argued study of laws concerning gambling in the Digest and Code of Justinian. The book did not have any later editions, but some of its sections were included in Everhard Otto's Thesaurus Juris… Read more
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Coutume de la Prevoste et Vicomte de Paris, Paris?, circa 1800
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1700. Handsome Manuscript Copy of the Coutume de Paris [Manuscript]. [Paris]. Coutume de la Prevoste et Vicomte de Paris. [Paris?, c.1700-1750]. [ii], 389, [1] pp. Quarto (8" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges rouged, ribbon marker. Light rubbing and shallow scuffing to boards, faint illegible name (?) to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, joints just starting at ends, later owner signature to front pastedown, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Light toning to interior, text in fine, almost calligraphic, hand within ruled margins, a few nineteenth-century notes laid in. $3,500. * Enhanced with a table of contents, this handsomely written copy of the Paris coutume was intended for annotation. There is large blank space below the text on each page and occasional blank leaves. The laid-in slips have brief annotations about the coutume and its articles. Two of them have dates… Read more
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