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From the Code of Hammurabi to modern times, laws provide the basis for our society. From the great writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. to code books of local municipalities with obscure forgotten prohibitions and the foundations of legal reasoning, including the many revisions of Black's Law Dictionary, these pages encompass the interests of barristers and laymen alike.

Descriptive Book of Thieves by City of Cleveland Police Department

Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Fro...

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Henrici de Bracton De legibus & consuetudinibus Angliæ libri quinq; in varios tractatus distincti, ad diuersorum et vetustissimorum codicum collationem, ingenti cura, nunc prim typis vulgati by BRACTON, Henry de

London: Richard Tottel, 1569. Hardcover. Good +. 16 leaves, 444 [442] leaves, complete. Leaves 173-174 omitted in the numbering, 362 numbered 360, 439 numbered 437. 29 cm. Engraved decorative initials. Bound in half brown leather with brown cloth. Lower...

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Commentaries on the Laws of England by BLACKSTONE, William

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765-69. Very good. 4 vols.: 473; 520, xix; 455, xxvii; 436, vii, [40] p. 27 cm. Full leather with blank impressing to edges, gilt trim and 5 raised bands to spines. Red and green spine labels. Corners worn. Hinges repaired inte...

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Magna Carta, Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII, A D MCCXV by Magna Carta; Whittaker, John

1816. London, John Whittaker, 1816.. London, John Whittaker, 1816. The First British Book Printed in Gold - "The Most Magnificent of All Editions" [Magna Carta]. [Whittaker, John, Publisher]. Magna Carta: Regis Johannis XV. Die Junii Anno Regni XVII. A.D...

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[Corpus Juris Civilis] by JUSTINIAN

1589 ENORMOUS LAW Corpus Juris Civilis Justinian Codex Digest Godefroy 6v SET "Freedom is the natural ability of everyone to do what he likes, unless it is prohibited by law or by force." ― Justinian I Justinian's 'Corpus Juris Civilis' is unquestiona...

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A View of Ancient Laws, Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads: Lewdness, Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy, Perjury, Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion, Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service, Drunkenness, Gaming, Idleness, Vagrancy, Begging, Stage-Plays and Players, and Duelling by Disney, John

Cambridge. Corn. Crownfield and John Crownfield. 1729. Bound in full period gilt ruled calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with raised bands. Gilt titled morrocco label. Tall Folio. 9.0" x 14.25". The First Edition. A pious, if not amusing...

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An abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the House of Commons in the years 1790 and 1791 on the petitioners for the abolition of the slave-trade. by WILBERFORCE, William

1791 1ed William Wilberforce Slavery Abstract Britain AFRICA Colonial SLAVES An incredibly rare 1791 printing of British Parliament's abstract describing the regulations made against slave trade in West Africa. Groups of anti-slavery American colonists w...

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Le liuer des assises & plees del corone, moues & dependauntz deuaunt les iustices, sibien en lour circuitz come aylours, en temps le Roy Edwarde le tierce, ouesq[ue]z vn table des principal matters del plees del corone. by Rastell, John (c. 1475-1536) (ed.)

London: ¶ Londini in ædibus Richardi Tottelli. [Richard Tottell] Anno Domini. 1580. [colophon:] [fleuron] Imprinted at London in Fletestrete within Temple Barre, at the signe of the Hand and Starre, by Rychard Tottel, the xvi. day of March. &pa...

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Enquiry (Inquiry) Concerning Political Justice, and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness. Third Edition. In Two Volumes by Godwin, William

London: G.G. And J. Robinson (1793), 1798. Third Edition, Corrected . Quarter Morocco. Fine Books. 8 5/8" Tall. Third (Corrected Edition. Two Volumes. Marbled Boards, Skillfully And Beautifully Bound In Modern Quarter Morocco With Morocco Tips, Re...

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De republica Anglorum: The maner of gouernement or policie of the realme of England, compiled by the Honorable Sir Thomas Smyth Knight, Doctor of both the lawes, and one of the principal secretaries vnto the two most worthy princes, King Edward the sixt, and Queene Elizabeth. Seene and allowed by SMITH, Thomas

1584 ENGLISH Constitution LAW Government De Republica Anglorum Smith England Thomas Smith was a 16th-century English diplomat who is best remembered for his failed attempt to colonize parts of Ireland with English settlers. However, prior to his coloniza...

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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States... 3rd ed 2 vols by Story, Joseph; E.H. Bennett, Editor

1858. Bennett, E.H., Editor. 3rd ed. 2 Vols.. Bennett, E.H., Editor. 3rd ed. 2 Vols. Attractive Third Edition of Story's Commentaries on the Constitution, The Last Edition Published Before the Civil War Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. [Bennett, E.H., Editor]....

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In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII [and Two Others].. by Alciati, Andrea; Alciatus, Andreas; Alciat, Andree

1546. 3 titles: Lyons: 1539,1545,1546. 3 titles: Lyons: 1539,1545,1546. Three Scarce Titles by Alciati, Including a Collection of Consilia Relating to Dueling Alciati, Andrea [1492-1550]. In Digestorum Seu Pandectarum Librum XII qui De Rebus Creditis Pri...

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Consiliorum, sive Responsorum Baldi Ubaldi Perusini Jurisconsulti Omnium Concessu Doctissimi Pariter et Acutissimi, Volumen Quartum [and] Volumen Quintum [vols 4 & 5 only, bound together] by Ubaldi, Baldo degli

Venice: apud Dominicum Nicolinum, & Socios [Domenico Nicolino], 1580. Hardcover. Very Good +. Vols. 4 & 5 (of 5) only. 2 volumes in 1. "Hac novissima editione recognitum, pluribusq; in locis accuratissime castigatum; cum quaestionibus, summ...

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