Law

[Printed] An Act to explain, amend, and render more effectual an Act passed in the Twenty ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty intituled, An Act for appointing a sufficient Number of Constables . . . [cont.]

Author: 
[Police Act 1757]
Denmark Slave Treaty. A Bill
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Thomas Baskett ..., 1758.
£65.00
Denmark Slave Treaty. A Bill

[cont.] for the Service of the City and Liberty of Westminster; and to compel proper Persons to take upon them the Office of Jurymen, to present [sic] Nusances and other Offences within the said City and Liberty. Disbound, pp.[625]-638, two leaves detached, otherwise good condition.

[Pamphlet] Facts and Opinions in Favour of legalising Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister

Author: 
Anon.
Opinions in Favour of legalising Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister
Publication details: 
Printed for The Marriage-Law Reform Association, 26 Parliament Street, [London], no date [1851?]
£125.00
Opinions in Favour of legalising Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister

RIGHTS OF WOMEN MARRIAGE LAW DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER

Supplément à la Gazette nationale [Thomas Paine's debate with Sièyes]

Author: 
[Thomas Paine; Newspaper Debate with Emmanuel Sièyes [Syèyes]]
Thomas Paine; Newspaper Debate with Emmanuel Sièyes [Syèyes]]
Publication details: 
Samedi, 16 Juillet 1791
£650.00
Thomas Paine; Newspaper Debate with Emmanuel Sièyes [Syèyes]]

USA AMERICAN REVOLUTION WAR OF INDEPENDENCE THOMAS PAINE

[First issue of a printed periodical.] The Law Clerk.

Author: 
[The Law Clerk and Municipal Assistant, Edwardian English periodical]
The Law Clerk and Municipal Assistant
Publication details: 
Vol. I. No. I. March, 1906. [For the proprietors: - Printed by F. HEARN, 113, Leyton High Road, Stratford, in the County of Essex, and Published by S. ENGLEMAN, 61, Fore Street, Moorgate Street, in the City of London.
£95.00
The Law Clerk and Municipal Assistant

4to, [ii] + 12 + [ii] pp [i.e. 16 pp in toto]. Prelims paginated I-IV. Boasting of being 'the first Journal to be devoted exclusively to the interests of legal assistants'. Containing some light-hearted matter, including 'Office Yarns. No. I - The Firm and the Feminine', 'Relevant Irrelevancies', but also with reviews ('The Law Book-Worm') and columns containing useful information ('Municipal Mems', 'Practice').

Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta, dated from Agra in 1855, concerning his charges in an action at law between Doorga Churn Carr and Ob<?> Mullick <?>.

Author: 
R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta [Doorga Churn Curr; Agra, 1855]
Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta
Publication details: 
Dated 'Agra 19th October 1855'.
£56.00
Signed Autograph Document, by R. F. Palmer, Sheriff, Calcutta

Folio, 2 pp. 38 lines of text. Clear and complete. Fair, on browned high-acidity paper, with slight chipping to extremities and slight internal wear.To be folded into packet. Docketed 'Recd 22d. October 1855 | [initialed signature] | Doorga Churm Curr - | - v - | Ob Mullick | Letter from Mr Fisher -'. Difficult hand. He acknowledges to various documents relating to the case, as well as 'two Bank of Bengal notes', in a writ of Fieri Facias. Explains his requirements ('I must have one man with me to Gard [sic] my property').

Manuscript document recording details of the fees to be paid to Clerks of the Court for their various duties.

Author: 
[Legal Fees; Clerks of the Court]
Manuscript document recording details of the fees to be paid to Clerks
Publication details: 
Staffordshire, 7 October 1729
£280.00
Manuscript document recording details of the fees to be paid to Clerks

C.32 x 41cm, part Latin, mainly English, closed tear and minor loss on fold marks. Presumably one of the copies ordered to be delivered to the High Constable and other JPs. The first few Latin lines give occasion (Quarter Sessions), place, date, and names of officers of the Court (Justices of the Peace presumably), including John Wedgwood, of the Pottery Family, Francis Elde (Stafford M.P.), and Joseph Girdler, MP in the First British Parliament.

[An Inquisition "taken" at the sign of the Plough, Welley Rocks, Cheddleton, Staffs, enquiring into the wilful murder of Eliza Hogan

Author: 
[Coroner's Court Inquisition into "wilful murder"]
Coroner's Court Inquisition into "wilful murder"
Publication details: 
18 June 1844.
£225.00
Coroner's Court Inquisition into "wilful murder"

Indenture, 55 x 35cm, some damage at folds but mainly good, text clear and complete. It gives information about the court including the people who were to enquire into the murder, all of whom have signed the document. The Coroner was John Cattlow. A person unknown had poisoned some bread with white arsenic.

[Vellum indenture.] Grant of the Custody of the person and management of the real and personal Estate of Maria Anna Zachary Spinster a Lunatic unto Charles Claridge Gentleman'.

Author: 
[Maria Anna Zachary; Shepherd]
Grant of the Custody of the person and management of a Lunatic
Publication details: 
27 September 1838.
£250.00
Grant of the Custody of the person and management of a Lunatic

Striking vellum document, 60 x 75 cm. Docketed on reverse. 32 lines of text, ruled with red lines, with ornate engraved decorative border along three sides, headed in large letters 'Victoria by the Grace of God', and depicting the young Queen, the royal crest, a crown held by a cherub, blind justice, and other images. Tax stamp in margin and frayed ribbon at foot. On 9 September [V Geo.

Printed facsimile of circular letter to clergymen from 'A J B Beresford-Hope', as Chairman of the Marriage Law Defence Union', writing in opposition to the Married Women's Property Rights Act of 1882.

Author: 
Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (1820-1887), conservative politician [the Marriage Law Defence Union; the Married Women’s Property Rights Act of 1882]
Beresford-Hope, facsimile letter,  Marriage Law Defence Union
Publication details: 
18 September 1883. 20 Cockspur Street, London SW.
£56.00
Beresford-Hope, facsimile letter,  Marriage Law Defence Union

12mo, 1 p. In good condition. Laid down on a page removed from an album. Addressed to 'Rev. and Dear Sir', and calling the recipient's attention to an 'enclosed appeal' (not present), and asking that he 'would kindly put it up in your Church'. 'It speaks for iself and I can only add that the efficiency of the opposition to the disastrous change of law must greatly depend on the means at the disposal of those who are contending for an old domestic purity.'

Five Autograph Letters Signed "Charles Monck", landowner and architect, to William Dickson, Clerk of the Peace of the County of Northumberland, containing extensive discussion of legal matters., showing great awareness of legal history

Author: 
Charles Monck [Sir Charles Miles Lambert Monck], landowner and architect
Charles Monck, landowner and architect, ALSs
Publication details: 
Belsay, 1850-1856.
£450.00
Charles Monck, landowner and architect, ALSs

Total 22 (twenty-two) pages, 12mo, good condition. Subjects: [Oct. 1850] receipt of Tynemouth Commission of the Peace; to continue the Tynemouth House of Correction; usefulneess of what he had been sent (Commission); all the Commissions should be in "Burns' justice books"; function of the Tynemouth Commission; doesn't extend to mentioning the use of the Sheriff or Jury; someone instructed to sink a well; building of a "Pauper Lunatic A[sylum]"; [Nov.

[Printed] Collection of eight printed testimonials, addressed to Gatty by ten leading figures of the British bar, in support of his application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of eight printed testimonials
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£45.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of eight printed testimonials

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. The texts of all eight items clear and complete. On aged and folded paper. They are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner. Each is addressed to Gatty in early December, and all are on one side of a loose leaf of 12mo paper. The writers are as follows: Tindal Atkinson ('Sergeant at Law | Judge of County Courts'); John E. Barker ('Recorder of Leeds'); Thomas Ellison ('Judge of County Courts'); Sir J. B.

Collection of ten printed testimonials, addressed to Gatty by ten leading figures of the British bar, in support of his application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of ten printed testimonials
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£100.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of ten printed testimonials

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. The ten items are in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. They are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner. Each is addressed to Gatty in early December, and all are on one side of a loose leaf of 12mo paper. The writers are as follows: Tindal Atkinson ('Sergeant at Law | Judge of County Courts'); John E. Barker ('Recorder of Leeds'); J. H. de Ricci; Thomas Ellison ('Judge of County Courts'); Sir J. B.

Collection of ten testimonials (nine printed and one in his hand) supporting Gatty's application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of nine printed testimonial, one ms.
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£150.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of nine printed testimonial, one ms.

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. It is on aged paper, with all texts clear and complete, except for two small central holes (affecting two words) in one of the printed testimonials (Wake). The ten items are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner.

One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Letter Signed to Stanley T. Cross, of the Registry of the International Court of Justice, the Hague; and four Typed Letters Signed to Cross's widow (all signatures 'E Hambro').

Author: 
Edvard Hambro [Edvard Isak Hambro] (1911-1977), 25th President of the United Nations General Assembly
Publication details: 
Letters to Cross, 1949 and 1950; letters to Cross's widow, 1950 and 1951; five on the letterhead of the International Court of Justice, The Hague.
£165.00

The collection in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with each item carrying a punch-hole in top left-hand corner of first page. Letter One: in manuscript; to Cross; 3 September 1949; on 'Edvard Hambro' letterhead; 8vo, 2 pp. Affectionate letter on Cross's retirement from the Registry of the International Court. '[...] I find the Peace Palace curiously empty without you. I am going to miss your visits to my room and mine to yours.

Two Manuscript Diaries, covering the years 1916 and 1917.

Author: 
Geoffrey Clifford Tyndale [Divorce Law; Legal History; Reading Lists; The Times of London]
Publication details: 
1 January 1916 to 3 January 1918.
£450.00

Two 8vo diaries, by Charles Letts, the first 'improved' and the second 'self-opening'. Both in heavily worn covers, lacking spines, but internally clean, on aged paper, and with the text entirely legible. Both diaries end with a brief set of accounts. The diaries are filled with details of the life of a young English lawyer in London during the Great War, including references to the many legal cases in which he was involved.

Printed Edinburgh Assize paper, a summons to be served to those accused of 'Mobbing and Rioting', 'Obstructing a Presbytery' and 'Assualt', in which Neave sets out the case against them. With 'List of Witnesses' and 'List of Assize. Edinburgh'.

Author: 
Charles Neaves, A.D. [The Black Isle Riot, 1843; Royal Burgh of Cromarty, Scotland; Scottish law; Edinburgh assizes]
Publication details: 
[Edinburgh: 1843.]
£100.00

Ten quarto pages (paginated 1 to 10) on three loose bifoliums. Stabbed as issued. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with chipping and short closed tears to edges.

Illustrated Catalogue of Acts and Laws of the Colony and State of New York [...] constituting the collection made by Hon. Russell Benedict, Justice of the Supreme Court of New York.

Author: 
Hon. Russell Benedict, Justice of the Supreme Court of New York [The American Art Association]
Publication details: 
To be sold [...] on Monday, February 27th, 1922 [...] The sale to be conducted by Mr. Thomas E. Kirby and his assistants, of The American Art Association, Managers, New York City.
£60.00

Octavo: 261 unpaginated pages. In original printed wraps. Internally sound and clean, in stained and creased wraps. Unobtrusive ownership mark of Myers & Co. of London on front wrap. Fifty full-page facsimiles of title-pages, etc. Foreword by Benedict, followed by Resume, beginning, 'The Collection of Laws belonging to Judge Russell Benedict, [...] is the Most Important Collection of its kind that has ever been brought together by a private party.

Four Autograph Letters Signed to [?] Macphail; copy, with MS corrections and additions, of proposed report on Bill by committee of the Faculty of Advocates; 'COPY LETTER, Mr P. W. Campbell, P.C.S., to Sir William S. Haldane, Crown Agent'; Bill.

Author: 
Charles Scott Dickson [Parliamentary Bill: Clerks of Session (Scotland) Regulation Acts, 1889 and 1912]
Publication details: 
The four letters, December 1812 to 1813; the Advocates' report, 14 January 1913, Advocates Library; Campbell's letter, 23 December 1912, Edinburgh; Bill, 9 December 1912.
£180.00

Dickson (born 1850) was Tory M.P. for Glasgow, Lord Advocate and Lord Justice Clerk. The four letters, all 12mo and all on House of Commons Library notepaper, are dusty and creased. Three are dated (30 and 31 December and 2 January) and signed; the other letter is undated and initialed. LETTER ONE: 'I spoke to the Lord Advocate to-day & he then definitely informed me that the Lord President entirely approved of the Bill.' LETTER TWO: 'I have spoken to the Advocate about the date of the committee stage & we will I believe have some weeks yet.

Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Donald Currie, shipowner and benefactor

Author: 
John Blair Balfour, Ist Baron Kinross
Publication details: 
28/02/84
£45.00

Scottish judge (1837-1905). 6pp., 8vo, discussing in detail the expropriation of estates from an absent person and the implications and powers of the "Presumption of Life Limitation (Scotland) Act of 1881".

Autograph Letter Signed ('J Bowles') to 'Mr Wright | Piccadilly', confirming his authorship of the 'Letters of the Ghost of Alfred'.

Author: 
John Bowles (1751-1819), barrister and author [John Wright (1770-1841) of Piccadilly, bookseller and publisher of Gifford's 'Anti-Jacobin']
Publication details: 
Tuesday' [no date, but circa 1798]. Place not stated.
£200.00

12mo, 2 pp. Bifolium with address on second leaf. Twenty-five lines. Text clear and complete. On aged, spotted and repaired paper. A significant letter, confirming Bowles's hitherto-tentative authorship of the 'Letters of the Ghost of Alfred', which was printed by Wright in 1798. Bowles informs Wright that he will 'receive some Copies of ye. Ghost of Alfred' the following morning. 'The price [I conceive] should be only 2/6 in boards there being but about 130 pages including thhe advertisements'.

Printed poster, headed 'Salt-Hill Society, (Instituted 1783) For the Protection of Persons and Property from Felons & Thieves, Within the Hundreds of Burnham and Stoke, In the County of Buckingham.', giving the 'Rules and Articles of this Society'.

Author: 
Edmund J. Craske, Treasurer, Salt-Hill Society, Burnham and Stoke, Buckingham [R. Ingalton Drake, printer, Eton; provincial printing]
Publication details: 
At a General Meeting, held at the ROYAL HOTEL, Slough, on Tuesday, the 13th day of April, and (by adjournment) on Tuesday, the 20th day of April, 1897'. ['R. INGALTON DRAKE, PRINTER, ETON.']
£120.00

Printed on one side of a piece of paper roughly 680 x 430 mm. Good, on aged paper with a little spotting and one short closed tear. Text complete and entirely legible. Heading printed in a variety of types and point sizes, with the Rules and Articles, dated 'Slough, April 20th, 1897. and 'Signed on behalf of the General Body of Subscribers, EDMUND J. CRASKE.', in double-column beneath. Final list of subscribers, in four columns, beginning with 'ABORN, Edwin, Eton' and ending with 'WOLLASTON, H. U., East Burnham'.

Printed notice, issued by the magistrates for the 'Hinkford Hundred, in Essex', enjoining 'all licenced alehouse-keepers within this hundred, to maintain and keep good order and rules'.

Author: 
Hinkford Hundred, in Essex; Isaac Hills, alehouse-keeper, at the Swan, Braintree
Publication details: 
At a Petty Sessions held at Bocking White-Hart, on Thursday the 28th Day of June, 1787'. Addressed in manuscript to 'Mr. Isaac Hills, at the Swan, Braintree'.
£85.00

Printed on one side of a piece of laid paper roughly 320 x 190 mm. On light-aged paper, with slight discoloration, and wear to the fold line repaired on the reverse with archival tape. Twenty-one lines of text, clear and entire, with 'Hinkford Hundred, in Essex}' in the left-hand margin.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Ch Giraud de l'institut'), in French, to an unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
Charles Giraud [Charles-Joseph-Barthélémy Giraud] (1802-1881), French jurist and historian
Publication details: 
29 February [no year]; no place.
£35.00

12mo, 1 p, 12 lines. Good, on lightly aged paper. Drawing the recipient's attention to 'une demande qui a été adressée a M. le Prefet de la Seine, par M. Burnet [an inhabitant of Neuilly], homme infiniment estimable qui sollicite un emploi dans l'administration des pompes funèbres'. Giraud knows Burnet very well, 'et je lui porte un interet particulier'.

Last leaf only of Autograph Letter Signed ('H. Law') to 'Mr. F<?>'.

Author: 
Hugh Law (1818-1883), judge, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1881-1883
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£80.00

12mo, 2 pp, 23 lines. The second leaf of a bifolium. Good, on lightly aged paper, with three small tissue mounts still adhering to a margin. Commenting on a legal matter relating to the recipient: '[...] there is the further difficulty tht except where the family so desire and a special case is made for it, the County Chancery will not generally speaking allow any of its wards to be taken out of its jurisdiction. [...] I wd.

Autograph Letter Signed to <Brodie?>.

Author: 
Hugh Law
Publication details: 
Monday 15 Feb.' (no year); on embossed letterhead of the Union Club, Trafalgar Square.
£25.00

Lord Chancellor of Ireland (1818-83). Two pages, 12mo. Creased and grubby, and with two small holes in embossment. He cannot avail himself of his correspondent's kind invitation for dinner the following day as he has 'an engagement I may not postpone or disregard'. He should have been happy to meet Mr and Mrs <?>, 'as well as to spend a pleasant evening with you'. Signed 'H. Law'.

Parliamentary Debates. House of Lords. Official Report. [Unrevised.] Defence of the Realm Acts.', containing a copy of Adams's 'Condemned Denominational Schools in London'.

Author: 
Edward Lyulph Stanley (1839-1925), 4th Baron Sheffield, 4th Baron Stanley of Alderley, and 3rd Baron Eddisbury; Mary Jane Bridges-Adams [née Mary Jane Daltry] (1854-1939) [Defence of the Realm Acts]
Publication details: 
Wednesday, 7th March, 1917. Extract from Vol. 24. - No. 11.' London: Harrison and Sons, under the authority of H.M.S.O., 1917.
£56.00

The extract from the 'Parliamentary Debates' is 8vo, 12 pp (paginated 402-423), stapled and in original blue printed wraps. Grubby and dogeared, with light staining at head. Bound in at the front is Adams's 'Circular', which is a 4-page 8vo bifolium, printed by 'E. H. Williams (T. U.) Printer, 232 Devons Road, Bow, E.' Good, on lightly aged paper. Printed at the head of Adams's pamphlet is 'N.B. Copies of this Circular were seized by the police in a raid on the room occupied by Mrs.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J. I Lockhart) to 'Isaac Espinasse Esq one of the Benchers of the H. S. of Grays Inn &c. &c &c -'.

Author: 
John Ingram Lockhart [John Wastie from 1832] (c.1765-1835), Radical Member of Parliament for the City of Oxford [Isaac Espinasse (1758-1834)] [Robert Nares (1753-1829)?]
Publication details: 
Tubney Lodge, Abingdon'. Undated [on paper watermarked 'BUTTANSHAW | 1809'].
£100.00

4to, 1 p. Good, though lightly aged and creased. He apologises for the liberty he takes in addressing Espinasse 'as one of the Benchers of Grays Inn', and hopes it is not 'wholly improper' for him 'to say a word in favor of Mr Nares, and [sic] old fellow Colegian [sic] of mine [Lockhart was educated at University College, Oxford], who is a candidate for the Chaplaincy of your Society'. Describes Nares as 'an honorable & learned man, a good divine, exceedingly well connected'. Considers that he 'will prove [...] an acquisition to the Society'.

Autograph Note Signed [to Chapman].

Author: 
John Bigelow (1817-1911), American lawyer, newspaper editor (New York Evening Post) and statesman
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£56.00

8vo: 1 p. Good, on lightly creased and aged paper. Good firm hand. Five lines of text and large, bold signature. Reads 'Enclosed please find the note of the General | With compliments to Madam and to Miss Chapman I remain | Very truly yours | [signed] John Bigelow'.

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Charles Butler.
Publication details: 
Lincoln's Inn, 15 Sept. 1820.
£75.00

Legal and misc. writer (1750-1832). Part of page (trimmed), 5 x 5", stained but text clear and complete. "I wished to see you, on your return from Clark, tomention my doubt whether the manuscript, which I put into your hands, is proper in its present state, for insertion in the review, which [excisions] you notived [excison] to [inserted] me;- If you will have the goodness to return it to me, I will endeavour to cast it into a more proper form for your publication:-".

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