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1 Chandler, Peleg W. (editor). The Law Reporter. A Monthly Journal for the Legal Profession. May 1847-April 1848. Volume X.
Boston Bradbury and Guild, Publisher no Wraps Good 
1847-48. Stiff wraps. 576 pages in the volume, with ads numbered separately. LACKING September 1847. Includes January 1841 and April 1856 issues, with pagination differing from the rest. With two sets of printed wraps bound in, containing ads for Charles Dickens' Dombey and Son. Founded by Peleg Chandler, this influential early US law magazine contains many articles and opinions of trials and rulings of the day. Of note in this volume is Driskell v. Parish which rules on obstruction in the return of fugitive slaves, and Cocke v. Calkin et al which considers the jurisdiction of the newly admitted state of Texas and its state constitution and former treaty with the United States when Texas was a republic. Chandler was admitted to the bar in 1837, and wrote on many cases in the higher courts, as well as serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. GOOD condition. Paper spine with handwritten titling. Moderate uneven fading to the covers, with some foxing and several small stains, heavier to the rear. Minor foxing. Some creasing. Extremities bumped and scuffed. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling and foxing. Sporadic faint dampstaining at the top edge. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Tradition ou Histoire de L'Eglise, sur le Sacrement de Mariage: tire'e des Monumens les Plus Autentiques de chaque Siecle, tant de l'Orient que de l'Occident (). Three volumes., Gibert, Jean-Pierre
2 Gibert, Jean-Pierre Tradition ou Histoire de L'Eglise, sur le Sacrement de Mariage: tire'e des Monumens les Plus Autentiques de chaque Siecle, tant de l'Orient que de l'Occident (). Three volumes.
Paris Jean Mariette, Publisher 1725 no Full Leather Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Full leather. Quarto. Xvi, xviii, 352, 36, 60, 122, 104, (14); xii, 684, (12); viii, 496, (8). All text in French. A lengthy history of the institution of marriage, especially as observed and carried out by the church. This includes a study of the beliefs and philosophy behind the marriage ritual, examining its evolution throughout the centuries. Also present is a section on divorce and the dissolution of marriage. Jean-Pierre Gibert was a French lawyer of canon and ecclesiastical law. GOOD condition, ex-theological library. Spine labels, bookplates and minor library notations in the interiors. Moderate uneven fading and scuffing to the covers, including some small areas of loss to the leather. Leather split, cracked and separating along the length of the hinges of each volume. Corners worn through, with some pulling and tearing at the heads of the spines. Several small areas of darkening and staining present to the covers. Interiors solid with scattered minor foxing throughout. Minor dampstaining to the lower margin of volume one. Faint ink staining to the endpapers. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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3 Henry, Bishop of Exeter Marriage With a Deceased Wife's Sister. Speech of Henry, Bishop of Exeter in the House of Lords, February 25, 1851
London The Marriage Law Defence Union, Publisher no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed circa 1851. Printed wraps. 19 pp. Reprinted from Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, stating, 'slightly abridged.' A speech by Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter, speaking out against the title marriage practice, citing church law in the matter as calling the practice 'incestuous' and speaking strongly against his detractors. Debate pro and against the law in England occured throughout the 19th century, with its repeal occuring in 1907 with the passage of the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act. Henry Phillpotts, Bishop of Exeter was an Anglican Bishop, serving in the early to mid 1800s, often seen as an outspoken and polarizing figure in both church and political matters. GOOD condition. Two notes in pencil at the top of the front cover/title page. A 2 by 1 inch piece torn away and missing from the lower right corner of this same page. Minor to moderate browning. Very light scattered soiling and foxing. A few minor tears and creases along the extremities. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Western Reserve Law Journal. May-June, 1898. Vol. IV. No. 5., Holliday, B.W., Dr; Hopkins, E.H. et al.
4 Holliday, B.W., Dr; Hopkins, E.H. et al. The Western Reserve Law Journal. May-June, 1898. Vol. IV. No. 5.
Cleveland, OH Western Reserve University, Publisher 1898 no Wraps Good 
Green printed wraps. Pagination runs 85-118 plus ads. With a few black and white photos. A single issue of this journal devoted to discussions of the law. This issue contains 'Medicine in its Relation to Law,' by Dr. B.W. Holliday; 'Work of the U.S. Supreme Court,' a three page section with briefs on recent cases, 'Ohio Digest,' etc. GOOD condition. Moderate offsetting/darkening along the extremities, with minor uneven fading and soiling, a bit heavier to the rear cover. Light scuffing, with a horizontal scuff obscuring some contents info across the lower front cover. Previous bookseller's notation in heavy pencil to the upper front cover. Interior clean and solid with some browning to the paper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Littlefield, Douglas R. Conflict on the Rio Grande. Water and the Law, 1879-1939
Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A. University of Oklahoma Press 2008 0806139986 / 9780806139982 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
299 pages including index. With a few black and white photos. A scholarly look at the politics of water law along the Rio Grande, examining the conflicts between states and Mexico, in their efforts to maintain and control limited water resources. NEAR FINE jacket on a FINE book. Slight bump to the jacket at the upper spine. No other visible wear. 
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6 Mackintosh, Sir James The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh. Three volumes, complete in one. The Modern British Essayists. Vol. VIII
Philadelphia Carey and Hart 1846 no Full Leather Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Full calf leather. 596 pp., plus ads. An expansive collection of various essays and pieces by James Mackintosh, reflecting on philosophy, history, law and other topics. This includes: on the philosophical genius of Lord Bacon and Mr. Locke; a discourse on the law of nature and nations; a piece on the authorship of the Icon Basilike; on the progress of ethical philosophy; review of the causes of the Revolution of 1688, containing a history of it; etc. James Mackintosh was a Scottish jurist, politician, author and historian. GOOD condition, ex-library. Pastedown present on the inside front cover. A few minor library markings in the interior. Faint number on the spine. Leather rather scuffed, especially to the spine and extremities. Some staining, with streaking and darkening to the spine. Minor soiling. Interior solid, with scattered minor to moderate foxing throughout. 
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The Revised Statutes of the State of Michigan. Passed at the adjourned session of 1837, and the regular session of 1838, No Author
7 No Author The Revised Statutes of the State of Michigan. Passed at the adjourned session of 1837, and the regular session of 1838
Detroit John S. Bragg, Printer 1838 no Full Leather Good No Jacket 
Full calf leather. 49, 817 pp. A printing of the various laws passed by the then new state of Michigan, ranging from criminal acts, personal rights to floating timber. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy scuffing and uneven fading to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Text block solid. Scattered foxing, staining and dampstaining throughout, ranging from minor to heavy, including a large dampstain affecting the last several pages. Minor scattered soiling. Two leaves partially detached from the text block. A few dog ear creases and tears present. Previous owner's lengthy inscription in blue ink on the second endpaper. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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8 No author Given The General Laws of Massachusetts: Relating to the Choice, Powers and Duties of Town Officers
Worcester Dorr and Howland 1824 no Full Leather Good 
E. Merriam, Printer. Full calf leather. A collection of laws from the state of Massachusetts that relate to town officers and their various duties and expectations. This ranges from fence viewers to militia to hog reeves, among many other topics. GOOD condition. Heavy scuffing to the leather. Spine darkened. Rear cover rather soiled. Extremities bumped and worn. Owner's name in faint pencil on the inside front cover. Paper browned, with scattered foxing and soiling throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 No author given The Opinion of the Circuit Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, on the Will of Sarah Zane, A Member of the Society of Friends. April Term, 1833
Philadelphia Thomas Kite and Co., Publisher 1834 no Pamphlet Good 
Pamphlet, lacking any wraps that may have been issued. Apparently disbound from a larger work. 72 pp. A work considering legal issues raised in the settling of the estate and will of Sarah Zane, a member of the Quakers in Philadelphia. She left $1000 dollars to the town of Winchester to purchase a fire engine and hose, with her namesake fire company still in existence today. GOOD condition. Faint but moderate foxing to the covers. Minor soiling and wrinkling Roman numerals in ink at the top of the title page. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Power of the Sovereign and the right of Liberty of Conscience: In two Discourses, Noodt, Gerhard
10 Noodt, Gerhard The Power of the Sovereign and the right of Liberty of Conscience: In two Discourses
London Printed by J. Humfreys for Andrew Bell 1708 no Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Bound in modern thin cardboard. xxiv, 176 pp. English language edition translated by John Savage and with a preface and notes by Jean Barbeyrac. Two discourses by Noodt, reflecting on the power of sovereign in ancient Rome and elsewhere, discussing the rule of law, historical precedents, etc. The second explores the liberty of conscience in regard to the law of nature and nations, seeking to demonstrate religion is not subject to human authority. Gerhard Noodt was a Dutch jurist of the late 1600s, early 1700s, who wrote on jurisprudence. FAIR/GOOD condition. Poorly rebound in thin cardboard, with interior hinges, as well as exterior spine constructed of a black cloth tape. This has an old tape odor when the book is opened. Book wrapped in paper and mylar, attached to the covers. Title page with a piece missing from the lower corner. Owner's signature present. Some browning to the upper page edges. Red ink squiggle on page 55. ESTC T44119. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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11 Page, Elwin L Judicial Beginnings in New Hampshire, 1640-1700
Concord, NH New Hampshire Historical Society 1959 no Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
256 pages including index.. Illustrated with a few plates reproducing several documents. Well researched study of the evolution of early American jurisprudence in New Hampshire, with special attention given to the case of Robert Mason. Also included are chapters on early town jurisprudence, including Dover, Portsmouth and others, the union of New Hampshire courts with Massachusetts courts, several witchcraft trials, etc. GOOD condition, ex-museum library. With the usual markings: spine label, bookplate, and stamps. Lght shelf wear to edges of covers. Minor scuffing and fading. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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12 Smith, Watson; Roberts, John M. Zuni Law. A Field of Values. Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. Vol. 43-No. 1 Reports of the Rimrock Project Values Series No. 4
Cambridge Peabody Museum 1954 no Wraps Very Good 
175 pages plus ads. A look at judicial procedures and case law as practiced by the Zuni tribe of Native Americans, conducted primarily during the year 1952. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading and creasing to the covers. Very minor soiling. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Dissertatio Super Aristea de LXX Interpretibus: cui ipsius praetensi Aristeae textus Subjungitur. Auditor Historia Baptismorum Cum Judaicorum, Tum Potissimum Priorum Christianorum, Tum Denique & Rituum Nonnullorum, etc. Accedit Et Dissertatio Super (...), Van Dale, Antonio
13 Van Dale, Antonio Dissertatio Super Aristea de LXX Interpretibus: cui ipsius praetensi Aristeae textus Subjungitur. Auditor Historia Baptismorum Cum Judaicorum, Tum Potissimum Priorum Christianorum, Tum Denique & Rituum Nonnullorum, etc. Accedit Et Dissertatio Super (...)
Amsterdam Joanne Walters 1705 no Full Leather Fair No Jacket Ex-Library 
Full leather with ruling and minor ornamentation in blind. 506 pp. Text primarily in Latin, with some passages in Greek. A work discussing the Letter of Aristeas, examining historical and biblical context. The Letter of Aristeas was written in the 2nd century BCE, discussing the origin and reason for the Greek interpretation of Hebrew Law (the Septuagint)[see Wikipedia). Anton Van Dale was a Dutch scholar of Latin and other classical languages, as well as a Mennonite preacher (Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online). FAIR condition, ex-theological library. Spine label and minor interior stamping/markings present. Former owner's Bookplate on the inside front cover. Front cover and first endpaper DETACHED but present. Moderate uneven fading and darkening to the covers. Some scuffing and minor soiling. Leather chipped along the extremities. Text block solid with scattered foxing and toning throughout. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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