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21 Hiss, Alger IN THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957. 1957. Very good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.. 1957.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with a tear to the bottom edge of the rear panel & with small pieces out of the bottom corner & front edge of the front panel & the head & tail of the spine. [viii], 424, [1] & xiii pages. There is a tiny red mark to the rear endpaper. 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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A GENUINE AND FAITHFULL ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS, OF WILLIAM HOULBROOK, BLACK-SMITH OF MARLBOROUGH, IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Shewing the artifices and treacherous insinuations of cornet Joyce, Tynn, and others of that horrid crew, how he was ensnar'd into all the dangers and difficulties those regicides could invent. Together with his commitment to Newgate, where he was inhumanly treated and loaded with irons: Also his several examinations before Bradshaw and his execrable companions: With other particulars in prose and verse. The whole written by himself during his confinement. To which is added, a learned speech made by a worthy member of Parliament in the House of Commons, concerning the other House, of that critical and dangerous year 1659., Houlbrook, William.
22 Houlbrook, William. A GENUINE AND FAITHFULL ACCOUNT OF THE SUFFERINGS, OF WILLIAM HOULBROOK, BLACK-SMITH OF MARLBOROUGH, IN THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST. Shewing the artifices and treacherous insinuations of cornet Joyce, Tynn, and others of that horrid crew, how he was ensnar'd into all the dangers and difficulties those regicides could invent. Together with his commitment to Newgate, where he was inhumanly treated and loaded with irons: Also his several examinations before Bradshaw and his execrable companions: With other particulars in prose and verse. The whole written by himself during his confinement. To which is added, a learned speech made by a worthy member of Parliament in the House of Commons, concerning the other House, of that critical and dangerous year 1659.
London: Prd for R. Montague, at the Book Ware-House in Wild-Street, 1744. 1744. Fair Signed
London: Prd for R. Montague, at the Book Ware-House in Wild-Street, 1744.. 1744.. Fair. - 16mo, marbled boards backed with a burgundy leather spine and with leather corners, titled and ruled in gilt on the spine. The covers are soiled and heavily rubbed with wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. 140 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece signed "J. Scotin, Sculp." in the print and decorative head and tail pieces. The front hinge is cracked and the first signature, including the front blank, frontispiece and title are pulled. Biographical annotations are penned in an early hand on the front blank. The edges of the frontispiece and title page are darkened and there is minor chipping to the edge of the title and first few pages. There is occasional minor staining as well as occasional pencil markings. Good.

First published as "A black-smith and no Jesuite" in 1660, the work is William Houlbrook's account of his imprisonment by George Joyce who was employed in the search for royalist conspirators. Joyce, acting under orders of Cromwell at the conclusion of the first English Civil War, had been involved in the abduction of King Charles the First and his subsequent execution.

RARE. Combining holdings recorded by WorldCat and the English Short Title Catalog, we found the following: 1 copy of the 1660 First edition, 8 copies of the 1677 Second edition, and 8 copies of this 1744 apparent Third edition. First Edition. 
Price: 1500.00 USD

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23 Maillard, Firmin LE GIBET DE MONTFAUCON. (Etude sur le Vieux Paris). Gibets. Echelles. Piloris. Marques de Haute Justice. Droit d'Aisile. Les Forches Patibulaires de Montfaucon. Documents Historiques. Description. La Legende des Supplicies. Scenes de la Derniere Heure
Paris: Auguste Aubry, Editeur, 1863. 1863. Very good 
Paris: Auguste Aubry, Editeur, 1863.. 1863.. Very good. - Octavo, original wrappers bound in marbled paper covered boards backed with orange cloth with a gilt-lettered leather label on the spine. The binding is bumped & rubbed & the original wraps are darkened. Half-title, title & 106 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece. There is occasional light foxing & the edges of the pastedowns & endpapers are darkened. Very good.

First edition, limited to 500 copies. The text is in French. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHORITY ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND MEMBER OF THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL JOHN BASSETT MOORE., Moore, John Bassett. ( 1860-1947). An authority on international law who was a member of the Hague Tribunal and served on the Permanent Court of International Justice.
24 Moore, John Bassett. ( 1860-1947). An authority on international law who was a member of the Hague Tribunal and served on the Permanent Court of International Justice. MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHORITY ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND MEMBER OF THE HAGUE TRIBUNAL JOHN BASSETT MOORE.
October 23, 1930. 1930. Good Signed
- Sepia-toned magazine portrait, 5-3/8 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, mounted on a 6--3/4 inch high by 4-5/8 inch wide card. Inscribed and signed on the mount below the portrait: "To Seymour Halpern, with the best wishes of / John Bassett Moore / Oct. 23, 1930." Tiny fragments of gray paper are visible along the edges of the mount where it has been removed from an album. There is a narrow vertical line of light rubbing down part of the photograph with some minor soiling to the mount. Good. A three-quarter length portrait of the white-haired and bearded Moore, seated, and wearing a dark three-piece suit and tie with a double gold chain hung across his chest. John Bassett Moore {1860-1947) was an American lawyer, author and professor and a Republican politician. An authority on international law, he was a member of the Hague Tribunal and the first American judge to serve on the Permanent Court of International Justice [the "World Court"]. In 1891 he took the first full professorship of international law at Columbia University, a position he held until 1924. He was a proponent of neutrality and a staunch believer in the principle of separation of powers under the United States Constitution. The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. First Edition. 
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25 Pitney, Henry C.; et al RESPONSES TO TOASTS AT A DINNER GIVEN BY THE BENCH AND BAR OF NEW JERSEY AT THE WALDORF-ASTORIA, JANUARY 19, 1907 TO VICE CHANCELLOR PITNEY ON HIS EIGHTIETH BIRTHDAY
New York: 1907. 1907. Good 
New York: 1907.. 1907.. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 9-1/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide], brown cloth titled in gilt within a double gilt frame on the front cover. The binding is rubbed with some staining to the front cover & some score marks to the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & frayed. 72 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. There are small chips out of the bottom edges of several pages. There is soiling to the bottom margin of page 47 & very light soiling to 1 or 2 other pages. Good.

Signed by Henry C. Pitney below his portrait on the frontispiece. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LEGAL SCHOLAR AND DEAN OF THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL ROSCOE POUND., Pound, Roscoe. (1870-1964). Distinguished American legal scholar and educator. Dean of the Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936.
26 Pound, Roscoe. (1870-1964). Distinguished American legal scholar and educator. Dean of the Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. MAGAZINE PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY LEGAL SCHOLAR AND DEAN OF THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL ROSCOE POUND.
September 2, 1930. 1930. Very good Signed
September 2, 1930.. 1930.. Very good. - A black-and-white, 6-3/4 inch high by 3-1/2 inch wide portrait has been clipped from a magazine and mounted on a piece of stiff cream-colored paper, 8-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Inscribed and signed on the mount below the portrait: "For Seymour Halpern, with my best wishes. / Roscoe Pound / September 2, 1930." The mount is slightly soiled with the bottom left corner lightly creased. Very good.

The portrait, which depicts Pound at head-and-shoulders length, is inscribed to future congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector.

Roscoe Pound [1870-1964] was a distinguished American legal scholar and educator. He never received a law degree but had a B.A. and Ph.D. in botany from the University of Nebraska. He studied law for a year at Harvard and became dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1903. He began teaching at Harvard in 1910 and was appointed dean of the Harvard Law School in 1916, a post he held until 1936. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Pound as one of the most cited legal scholars of the 20th century.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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27 Rau, Johann. VOLLSTANDIG MIT DEN BETREFFENDEN GESETZZEN ERLAUTERTES, UND IN ALPHABETISCHE ORDNUNG GEBRACHTES STEMPELPATENT VOM 30. JANER 1788. [---] DER JUSTIZGESEZSAMMLUNG 776. MIT EINIGEN ANMERKUNGEN VON JOHANN RAU.
Prag: Johann Herrl, 1795. 1795. Very good 
Prag: Johann Herrl, 1795.. 1795.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 8 inches high by 6-3/8 inches wide], rebound in 20th-century decorative black & cream boards with the original gilt-lettered leather label on the spine. The corners & the head & tail of the spine are lightly rubbed. Title & 128 pages with 20th-century endpapers. There is some rippling to the pages & some pages are darkened. Very good.

The text is in German.

A rare eighteenth-century law book in excellent condition. We gave been unable to locate any other copies. 
Price: 1250.00 USD

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28 Robinson, Henry Crabb DIARY, REMINISCENCES AND CORRESPONDENCE OF HENRY CRABB ROBINSON, BARRISTER-AT-LAW, F.S.A. Selected and Edited by Thomas Sadler. Two Volumes in One
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1880s-1890s]. [1880s-1890s]. Good 
Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, [1880s-1890s].. [1880s-1890s].. Good. - Octavo, red cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are spotted & lightly bumped & the inner edge of the front cover is faded. The spine is faded & the label is darkened with some small stains. xxvi & 496 pages; and [1] leaf & 555 pages. There is a piece out of the front edge of the front endpaper & a small area of its surface is rubbed away. Ex-library with library labels on the spine & front endpaper, a small library stamp on the title & a handwritten numeral on the title & its verso. Good.

English lawyer Henry Crabb Robinson was a friend of numerous important literati. Much of the material is concerned with such literary figures as Coleridge, Wordsworth, Byron and the Lambs, as well as with travel, law and politics. Dust jacket present. 
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HANDBUCH DES EOSTERREICHISCHEN EHE-RECHTS nach den dareuber erlassenen Gesetzen und Verordnungen, und mit Bemerkung der Abweichungen des Beurgerlichen Gesetzbuchs feur Westgalizien. 2 volumes in 1., Sattler, Carl Christian.
29 Sattler, Carl Christian. HANDBUCH DES EOSTERREICHISCHEN EHE-RECHTS nach den dareuber erlassenen Gesetzen und Verordnungen, und mit Bemerkung der Abweichungen des Beurgerlichen Gesetzbuchs feur Westgalizien. 2 volumes in 1.
Wein: Andreas Gassler, 1804. 1804. Fair 
- Octavo, marbled paper over boards with a paper label on the spine. The binding is rubbed & chipped with a piece out of the paper of the rear board & a piece out of the top corner of the front board. The spine & its label are darkened; its head is chipped & there is a large piece out of its tail. The joints are worn. Vol. 1: pages [1]-311. Vol. 2: pages [1]-322 & [1] leaf. The hinges are starting. Some pages are darkened & there is scattered foxing. A few top page corners are creased. In Vol. 2, pages 145/146 are skipped in the numbering, without loss. A good working copy.

The titles continue: "Erster Theil, welcher die in Betreff des ehelichen Bandes vorgeschritbene Grundschze enthalt" and "Zwenter Theil, welcher die gesegliche Wirfungen einer geschlessenen Ehe enthdte."

This work is a legal guide to marriage in Austria and the rights of the parties involved according to the relevant laws and ordinances, with observations on the deviations from these laws in the West Galician civil code. [West Galicia was previously part of Poland]. Volume I sets out the basic principles that have been established in relation to the matrimonial bond. Volume II deals with the ending of a marriage. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO GENERAL HORATIO WRIGHT SIGNED BY AMERICAN LAWYER SIMON STEVENS., Stevens, Simon. (1825-1894). Lawyer known for his expertise in riparian water rights.
30 Stevens, Simon. (1825-1894). Lawyer known for his expertise in riparian water rights. AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO GENERAL HORATIO WRIGHT SIGNED BY AMERICAN LAWYER SIMON STEVENS.
New York: September 1884. 1884. Very good Signed
New York: September 1884.. 1884.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling 1-1/2 sides of a sheet of cream paper folded to form 4 sides, each approximately 7 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Simon Stevens". Folded twice for mailing. The first side is slightly darkened & soiled along the folds with a tiny stain at top left. Very good.

Stevens sends General Horatio Wright General Bernard's anecdote [not here present] "told twelve years ago at a dinner for General Mitchell at Inverness in Scotland..."

Born in Barnet, Vermont, Simon Stevens [1825-1894] passed the bar in 1844. He moved to New York in 1860 and became renowned as a corporation adviser in riparian water rights. He later became president of Mexico's Tehuantepec Railroad. He was the brother of bookmen Henry and Benjamin Stevens.

Horatio Gouverneur Wright [1820-1899] was an engineer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war he was involved in a number of engineering projects, including the Brooklyn Bridge and the completion of the Washington Monument. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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31 Toller, Samuel THE LAW OF EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS. By Sir Samuel Toller, Knight, Late Advocate General at Madras. With Considerable Additions. By Francis Whitmarsh, Esq. of Gray's Inn, Barrister at Law. The Second American from the Fifth London Edition: With Notes, and References to American Authorities. By Thomas F. Gordon, Esq. of the Philadelphia Bar
Philadelphia: Thomas Desilver, 1824. 1824. Good 
Philadelphia: Thomas Desilver, 1824.. 1824.. Good. - Octavo, original tan calf with a gilt-lettered leather on the spine. The leather is rubbed & scuffed, the covers are bumped & the spine & the top edges of the covers are darkened. xxxvii & 584 pages. There is scattered foxing. Good.

Second American edition.

From the library of a nineteenth-century lawyer, with his book label on the spine, his ink name on the front endpaper, flyleaf & title, & his ink and pencil notes on the rear blanks and in the margins of the text. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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32 Traver, Robert TROUBLE-SHOOTER: The Story of a Northwoods Prosecutor
New York: Somerset Books, Inc., (1943). (1943). Good 
New York: Somerset Books, Inc., (1943).. (1943).. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The spine is a bit faded & there is a light coffee-cup ring on the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with a piece out of the top edge of its rear panel and with its spine & the top edges of its flaps darkened. Internally the jacket spine is heavily darkened & there is a red coffee-cup ring to the front panel. 294 pages. There is a previous owner's mailing label on the title page. The gutters are darkened & stained & the inner edges of the pages are slightly darkened. Good.

Book Club edition. First published in 1943 by Viking.

Robert Traver is the pseudonym of a District Attorney who, at the time of publication, had served for ten years in a logging and mining community on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. "Traver's cases have ranged from adultery to arson, from church-social hairpulling to murder by dynamite" [from the dust wrapper copy]. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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33 Wharton, J. J. S.; Macnaghten, Steuart THE PRINCIPLES OF CONVEYANCING: Including Dissertations on I. Estates: Both as to Quantity and Quality. II. Copyholds, Customary Freeholds, and Ancient Demesnes. III. Uses, Trusts, and Powers. IV. Title: Abstracts of Title, and Registration. With Copyhold Forms and Precedents, and a Copious Index. By J. J. S. Wharton, M.A., Oxon, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister at Law. [Bound together with:] SELECT CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE HIGH COURT OF CHANCERY, / Before the Late Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal and the Late Lord Chancellor King, from the Year 1724 to 1733; with Two Tables, One of the Names of the Cases, and the Other of the Principal Matters. By a Gentleman of the Temple. The Second Edition with Explanatory Notes and References to Former and Subsequent Determinations by Steuart Macnaghten, of the Middle Temple, Barrister-at-Law. (Two books in one volume)
Philadelphia: T. and J. W. Johnson, 1851. 1851. Good 
Philadelphia: T. and J. W. Johnson, 1851.. 1851.. Good. - Octavo, contemporary tan calf with gilt-lettered leather labels on the spine. The leather is rubbed & the spine & extremities are darkened. The leather on the spine is dried out & cracking. Pages [i]-vi & [7]-422; and pages [i]-xvi & [17]-213. There is an owners' ink signature on the front endpaper. The edges of the pastedowns & endpapers are darkened. There are areas of staining & soiling to a number of pages & some top page corners are lightly creased. There is scattered light foxing. Good.

First American edition of Wharton.

The Lord Chancellor King referred to in the title of the second book is Peter King King of Ockham [1669-1734], who was the cousin of the philosopher John Locke.

This is the "October, November, and December, 1851" volume of "The Law Library" series. First Edition. 
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