Collection of the Most Interesting and Remarkable Trials:. Particularly of those People who have Forfeited their Lives to the Injured Laws of their Country. In which the most remarkable of the State Trials will be Included, with the Defence and Behaviour of the Criminals, before and after Condemnation. Intended not only to point out the Crimes of the Great, which are at present but little farther known than their own Families but also those of Inferior Criminals, who are only handed down as Examples to Posterity [Volume 1 Only].
London: R. Snagg, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. A well documented collection of approximately one hundred trials across the two volumes, spanning three centuries with an apparent focus on high treason, murder, buggery, forgery, impotence(?!?), etc. Defendants include Guy Fawkes, Thomas Moore, William Pen, Walter Raleigh, etc.19th century bookplate of John... Item #5728
A Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; From The Reign of King Richard II. To the End of the Reign of King George I.:. The Fourth Volume. With Two Alphabetical Tables to the Whole. The Second Edition, with great Additions [Volume Four Only].
London: 1730. Second Edition. Hardcover. Volume Four of a six volume set (plus two supplementary volumes). Includes the notorious Judge Jeffreys trial of Titus Oates. "Proto-Grangerized"; seven 18th and 19th century engravings laid in at various places to illustrate defendants in various cases. This volume stands alone, in a lovely... Item #5731
Constitution for the State of Maine: Formed in Convention,. at Portland, 29th of October, A.D. 1819, AND OF THE Independence of the United States the Forty-third, And recommended to the People for their adoption in town meetings, on the sixth of December.
Portland [ME]: Francis Douglas, 1819. First Edition. Original Stringbound Wraps. Noyes 862. Very scarce in this form. Overall, a handsome copy. Light shelf/edge wear, small moisture stain at front, light toning/soiling to wraps, discrete notation at front, else tight and unmarred. Unbound, as issued by printer. 8vo. 28pp. Item #6374
The Constitution of the State of Maine,. and that of the United States; With Marginal References: Containing the Census of the Several Towns & Plantations in Maine in 1830.
Portland, ME: Todd and Holder, 1831. First Edition. Hardcover. One of 300 copies, printed before Statehood, for members of the Maine Legislature. (Williamson, 6031). A handsome copy of this rather scarce volume. Minor shelf/edge wear, residue of an ownership plate at front pastedown, small ownership stamp at rfep, hint of... Item #6309
Journal of Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of Delegates, Chosen to Revise the Constitution of Massachusetts, Begun and Holden at Boston, November 15, 1820, and Continued By Adjournment to January 9, 1821. Reported for the Boston Daily Advertiser. [Seperation: Massachusetts loses Maine].
Boston: Daily Advertiser, 1821. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Bears the ownership mark of noted Mass. Judge Daniel Coney (1752-1842). "This report of the proceeding and debated in the Convention, was made for the Boston Daily Advertiser by the editor of that paper, who was a member of the Convention, assisted... Item #6298
Laws of the State of Maine:. To Which are Prefixed the Constitution of the U. States and of Said State, In Two Volumes With Appendix (N.B. Includes the 1831 Volume Three).
Bruswick, ME: J. Griffin, 1821. First Edition. Hardcover. Volume Three, published by Thomas Todd, Portland, in 1831, is included and makes this set complete. V.3 includes 3 np pages, Index to the Appendix; Statement of Veracity, and Errata. American Imprints 5916 (first two volumes); Vol. III not located in Imprints... Item #2741
Laws of the State of Maine:. To Which Are Prefixed the Constitution of the U. States and of Said State, With an Appendix.
Portland, ME: William Hyde/Goodale, Glazier & Co. 1822. First Edition. Full Leather. This volume follows J. Griffin's Laws of Maine (1821). Overall, a handsome copy of this early and important work. Light shelf wear, small chip at heel, upper corners gently bumped, light toning at text block edges, upper corner... Item #3682
A Treatise on the Law of Watercourses. With an Appendix:. Containing Statutes of Flowing, And Forms of Declarations...Revised, and Containing References to Many new Adjudged Cases.
Boston: C.C. Little and James Brown, 1850. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. The first edition of this classic treatise was published in 1824. Its final edition, the seventh, appeared in 1877. "The law in relation to water courses is becoming daily of increased importance, and Mr. Angell, in his work, has commendably... Item #2983
The Life and Character of the Late Lord Chancellor Jefferys [sic].
London: J Pottinger and J Seymour, 1764 . Second Edition. Hardcover. A wonderfully unflattering short biography of the notorious Judge Jeffreys. Jeffreys infamously presided over the trial of Titus Oates and numerous other significant cases...bringing his unusual blend of apathy, arrogance and brutality to the bench. It is said that... Item #5740
A Notable Libel Case:. The Criminal Prosecution of Theodore Lyman, Jr. by Daniel Webster in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts November Term 1828.
Boston: Charles E. Goodspeed/Merrymont Press, 1904. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Bookplate of Charles Francis Adams (dated 1905), showing the family crest and "John Quincy Adams 1831" at the foot of the plate. Overall, a presentable copy of this nominally interesting legal case (at least to some of us...). Light shelf/edge... Item #5722
Commentaries on The Laws of England. With the last corrections of the author; and with notes and additions by Edward Christian. [Blackstone's Commentaries].
Portland, ME: Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, 1807. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Fifth US edition, first to be printed in the [then] District of Maine. An important early Maine and law imprint. In original [presumed] bindings. Overall, a very handsome set. Light shelf/edge wear, ownership signatures at ffep... Item #6251
An Album of the Attorneys of Maine:. With a Portrait and Brief Record of the Life of Each.
Bethel, ME: ews Publishing Co. 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. A very handsome copy. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Black pebbled cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements, decorative endpages, aeg. 4to. 316pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #6341
Sir Orl. Bridgman’s Conveyances: Being Select Precedents of Deeds and Instruments concerning the most considerable Estates in England.
London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins for William Battersby & Thomas Basset, 1689. Second Edition. Hardcover. A very handsome copy of this scarce legal classic. Light shelf/edge wear, tips through, closed splits at hinges, chipping at head, chipping at spine label, light rubbing at spine, ownership... Item #6221
London: W.H. Allen, 1876 . Second Printing. Hardcover. Scarce in any edition. Overall, a very presentable copy of this significant record. Light shelf/edge wear, rear joint starting, moisture stain at fore-edge of both boards, light fraying at head and tail, toning at spine, light foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright... Item #5721
London: Stein & Day, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. "In December 1894, a French military tribunal found Alfred Dreyfus guilty of high treason. This verdict affected not only the Army, but also successive governments for the next twelve years, and involved the Church, the judiciary and intellectuals in a controversy of... Item #5805
Law in Colonial Massachusetts 1630-1800:. Pub. 62 of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts.
Boston, MA: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. This anthology originated from a 1981 conference sponsored by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts and includes contributions by a number of significant figures in the area. A handsome copy of this scholarly and significant reference. Tight, bright and unmarred... Item #4452
Judicial Wisdom of Mr. Justice McCardie:. or Famous Cases of Mr. Justice McCardie.
London: Ivor Nicholson & Watson, 1932. First Edition. Hardcover. Includes some thirty cases. Light shelf/edge wear, light toning at spine, else tight, bright and unmarred. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. 12mo. 298pp. Item #5800
Federal Justice:. Chapters in the History of Justice and the Federal Executive.
New York: Macmillan Company, 1937. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Noted historical work on the renowned Attorney General, Homer Cummings. Light shelf/edge wear, discrete booksellers ticket at ffep, hint of toning to gilt at spine, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering, frontispiece. 8vo. 576pp. Illus. (b/w plates)... Item #5790
Documents Relating to the North Eastern Boundary of the State Of Maine:. [Including:] Report of the Joint Select Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives, of the State of Maine, in Relation to the North Eastern Boundary of the State; [and] Report of Charles S. Davies, Esq. Agent Appointed by the Executive of the State of Maine, To inquire into and report upon certain facts relating to aggressions upon the rights of the State, and of individual citizens thereof, by inhabitants of the province of New-Brunswick.
Portland, ME/Boston: "Printed by Order of the Legistature" 1828. First Edition. Hardcover. This volume embodies important documents on the north-eastern boundary dispute (involving the Madawaska region between Maine and New Brunswick). This dispute eventually led to open hostilities between Maine citizens and Canadians (the great Aroostook War). Book contains the... Item #3571
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1903. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Tale of the seizure of a loyalist's property and its effect. A very presentable copy of this increasinly uncommon work. Light shelf/edge wear, ex libris (blended marking at spine only (perhaps private library marks)), small repair to bottom edge of ffep... Item #6293
New York: George H. Doran Co. 1912. First American Edition. Hardcover. Oscar Slater, a German Jew, was wrongfully accused, convicted and imprisoned for a murder that he did not commit. Doyle investigated the case for over three years and ultimately published this volume. The resulting clamor lead to Slater being... Item #5739
A Digest Of The Law Of Actions And Trials At Nisi Prius:. Thomas & Thomas' Second Walpole Edition, Being the Third American, Page for Page, from the Third London, Edition, Corrected (With Considerable Additions from Printed and Manuscript) (Two Volumes).
Walpole, NH: Thomas & Thomas, 1808. Third Edition. Hardcover. Overall, a handsome set of this early and rather scarce edition. Light shelf wear, several small nicks and pulls, chipping at the head of Vol. 1, head of Volume 2 shows damage (two small, closed tears), glue toning at endpages, light... Item #2944
Bardell V. Pickwick:. The Trial for Breach of Promise of Marriage Held at the Guildhall Sittings, on April 1, 1828, Before Mr. Justice Stareleigh and a Special Jury of the City of London - With Illustrations.
London: Elliot Stock, 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. Fitzgerald was an attorney and a friend of Dickens and emerged as an expert on "The Pickwick Papers". Here he explores the famed breach of promise suit at the heart of Pickwick, laying out the legal, moral and literary nuances. A significant work... Item #5785
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. A thorough telling of this famed 1920's murder case. Includes trial transcripts, evidentiary material and an expiration of Judge Thayer's prejudice as described by Vanzetti and others. Light shelf/edge wear, gilt toned, minor toning at text block edges, else tight... Item #5792