Non Compos Mentis: Or, The Law Relating to Natural Fools, Mad-Folks, And Lunatick Persons, Inquisited, And Explained, For Common Benefit. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, for Isaac Cleave, 1700. [xvi], 127,  pp. Final page is a publisher advertisement. Octavo (19 x 11.5 cm). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and early hand-lettered title to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. A few minor nicks, scuffs and some small inkspots to boards, light wear to spine ends, front joint starting at foot, corners bumped and lightly worn, rear hinge starting. Light browning and faint dampspotting, minor worming to margins in a few places, clean tears to leaves F (pp. 65-66) and G2 (pp. 83-84). Book housed in recent cloth clamshell box, quarter morocco over cloth, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine. A choice copy.
Sachgebiete: Jura, Medizin
Real Banco de San Cárlos de Potosí
Real Cédula de Incorporacion de el Banco de Potosí á la Real Hacienda y Ordenanzas Para su Regimen y Gobierno: Con Arreglo á las Leyes de Indias y Demas Reales Disposiciones que al Márgen se Citan: de Orden de S.M. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don Benito Cano, 1795. [xii], 67,  pp. Final 107 un-numbered pages are charts and tables, 4 folding. Folio (30 x 21 cm). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt fillets to spine, recased, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some loss to gilding, spine abraded, corners bumped and lightly worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to preliminaries and a few other leaves, light edgewear to one of the folding tables. A handsome copy
Sachgebiete: Wirtschaft, Jura, Bergbau, Spanien
John Somers, Attributed
The Judgment of Whole Kingdoms and Nations, Concerning the Rights, Power and Prerogative of Kings, And the Rights, Priviledges, And Properties of the People: Shewing, The Nature of Government in General, Both from God and Man. An Account of the British Government; And the Rights and Priviledges of the People in the Time of the Saxons, And Since the Conquest. The Government Which God Ordain'd Over the Children of Israel; And that All Magistrates and Governors Proceed From the People, By Many Examples in Scripture and History; And the Duty of Magistrates From Scripture and Reason. An Account of Eleven Emperors, And Above Fifty Kings Depriv'd for Their Evil Government. The Rights of the People and Parliament of Britain, To Resist and Deprive Their Kings for Evil Government, By King Henry's Charter, And Likewise in Scotland, By Many Examples.... London: Reprinted and Sold by J. William, 1771. [viii], 168 pp. Octavo (19 x 11.5 cm).Contemporary tree calf, gilt dentelles to board edges, hinges mended, rebacked with period-style gilt spine. Light rubbing to boards, which are slightly bowed, light wear to corners, later armorial bookplate (of Sir Thomas Hesketh) and later private library shelf label (of Easton Neston) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting to a few leaves, internally clean. An attractive copy.
Sachgebiete: Amerika, Politik, Revolutionen , Großbritannien
The Charter Granted by Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New- England. Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1726. [ii], 14 pp. [Bound with] Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England. Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1726. [ii], 347, ; 349- 354; 17 pp. As in many copies, the final 17-page table is misbound after p.354. Small folio (30 x 20 cm). Contemporary paneled sheep, rebacked in period-style, large corner fleurons to central panel, raised bands to spine, lower corner of front board mended, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, heavier rubbing to board edges extremities with wear to and corners. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing to margins, some edgewear to margins of leaves at beginning and end of text block.
Sachgebiete: Amerika, Jura, Großbritannien
Two Tracts on Civil Liberty, The War with America, And the Debts and Finances of the Kingdom: With a General Introduction and Supplement. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1778. [ii], xxx, , 112; xiv, 216,  pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination: Contains Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty. The Eighth Edition, With Corrections and Additions and Additional Observations on the nature and Value of Civil Liberty. Folding table. Initial advertisement leaf mis-bound at rear of text. Octavo (20 x 12 cm). Nineteenth-century three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities with light wear in a few places, corners bumped and lightly worn, nineteenth-century owner bookplate and later library stamp to front pastedown, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning to text, faint dampspotting to margins in a few places, early owner signature, later paper repairs and two later library stamps to title page, another library stamp to its verso. A handsome copy.
Sachgebiete: Amerika, Wirtschaft, Revolutionen , Großbritannien
Claude-Ambroise Régnier, Compiler
Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises: Confédérées sous la Dénomination d'États-Unis de l'Amérique- Septentrionale: Auquel on a Joint les Actes d'Indépendance, de Confédération & Autres Actes du Congrès Général. Dédié à M. le Docteur Franklin. [Paris]: A Philadelphie, Et se Vend à Paris, Rue Dauphine, Chez Cellot & Jombert, 1778. [xii], 370 pp. Lacking final blank leaf. Octavo (16 x 12 cm). Later cloth over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, boards just beginning to separate but secure. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, later owner signature to front free endpaper, tiny ink marking in early hand to head of front free endpaper.
Sachgebiete: Amerika, Frankreich, Revolutionen
Thomas Edgar, Attributed
The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights: Or, The Lawes Provision for Woemen. A Methodicall Collection of Such Statutes and Customes, With the Cases, Opinions, Arguments and Points of Learning in the Law, As Doe Properly Concerne Women. Together with a Compendious Table, Whereby the Chiefe Matters in This Booke Contained, May Be the More Readily Found. London: Printed by [Miles Flesher for] the Assignes of John More Esq., 1632. [xiv], 404 pp. First leaf in collation, a blank, lacking. Quarto (19 x 14 cm). Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, corners mended, endpapers renewed, speckled edges. Light rubbing to boards, tiny nick to lettering piece. Light toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Housed in a custom quarter morocco over cloth clamshell box with gilt-edged raised bands and gilt title to spine. A handsome copy.
Sachgebiete: Feminismus, Jura, Großbritannien
Sir William Blackstone, Editor
The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest, With Other Authentic Instruments: To Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse, Containing the History of the Charters. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1759. [iv], lxxvi, [iv], 86 pp. Half-title and table of contents (Tabula) are bound between pp lxxvi and 1. Copperplate engraved tail-pieces. Complete. Folio (34.5 x 27 cm). Contemporary speckled calf boards, rebacked in period style, gilt fillets and large corner fleurons to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and lettering piece to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to board edges with some wear to corners. Light toning, light foxing in a few places, "F.F. 4.1." in early hand to verso of front free endpaper. A very desirable wide-margined copy.
Sachgebiete: Illustrierte Bücher, Jura, Politik, Großbritannien
A. Moore, George Cruikshank and J. Jenkins, Illustrators
The Annals of Gallantry; Or, The Conjugal Monitor: Being a Collection of Curious and Important Trials for Divorces, And Actions of Crim. Con. During the Present Reign; Accompanied with Biographical Memoirs and Anecdotes, And Illustrated with Notes. London: Printed for the proprietors, And Sold by M. Jones, 1814-1815. Three volumes. 17 (of 18) hand-colored plates (3 bound as frontispieces), 2 uncolored plates. The 3 color plates by Cruikshank present, 2 by J. Jenkins lacking. Octavo (20 x 13 cm). Later signed Riviere morocco bindings, two volumes carefully rebacked retaining spines, gilt rules to boards, gilt spines with raised bands, gilt tooling to board edges, top edges gilt, gilt inside dentelles, colored endpapers, deckle fore and bottom edges, some signatures unopened, hinges of Volume I repaired. Some rubbing to extremities, corners of Volumes II and III bumped and somewhat worn, joints and hinges of Volume II starting, owner bookplate (of Marie L. Herrman) to front pastedown of each volume. Light toning to text, slightly heavier in places, a few leaves have faint offsetting from plates. A handsome set.
Sachgebiete: Kulturgeschichte, Erotica, Illustrierte Bücher, Jura, Großbritannien
Code Civil des Français, Entièrement Conforme à l'Édition Originale Précédé de la Table des Titres: Suivi des Lois Transitoires; Du Tableau des Distances de Paris aux Chefs-Lieux des Départements et d'une Table Alphabétique des Matières. Paris: Chez N. Renaudière, Et Madame Dufresne, 1804. [iv], 464 (of 467) pp. Final 4 pp. of index lacking. Quarto (25 x 20 cm ). Nineteenth-century quarter sheep over marbled boards, calf lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers. A few scuffs to boards, rubbing to spine and extremities, chipping to edges of lettering piece, corners lightly bumped, hinges starting, light toning, faint dampstaining, mostly to gutter and head of text block, crack in text block between pp. 460 and 161, recent paper repairs to tears in final leaf. Text printed on wide-margined paper, annotations to margins in neat early hand throughout, signature of annotator to title page.
Sachgebiete: Frankreich, Jura, Napoleon
Justinian I; Accursius (Accorso, Francisco), Glossator
Instituta cum Summariis. [Venice: Per Paganinum de Paganinis, May 25, 1501]. 152 [i.e. 140] ff. Text in parallel columns with linear gloss. Octavo (17 x 12 cm). Contemporary calf, blind frames and ornaments to boards, raised bands to spine, clasps, lower clasp lacking strap and buckle, endpapers renewed, inner margins of title page and leaf s1 (fol. 137) reinforced. Light rubbing to boards, light gatoring to spine, rubbing and light wear to spine ends, rubbing with heavier wear to corners. Printed throughout in red and black, "I" of "Instituta" on title page colored red. Moderate toning, faint, in some places very faint, dampstaining, some edgewear to preliminaries and final three leaves, annotations in early hand to title page and its verso, the verso of final leaf, and some leaves of the text.
Sachgebiete: Altphilologie, Jura
Battista Trovamala de Salis
[Summa Casuum Conscientiae (Second Version known as Rosella Casuum)]. [Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 21 Dec. 1499]. [xiv], 479 ff. Collation: π4, a10, aa-CC16, DD12. Complete. Printed register at end does not list the first  leaves, which contain the "Rubrice Iuris Civilis" and "Summa Angelica." Leaf π4 includes the Papal bull "Etsi Dominici Gregis" with the imprint: Rome, 21 December 1479. Octavo (15 x 10 cm). Later vellum from a manuscript leaf, raised bands and hand-lettered title to spine, ties lacking, endpapers renewed. Light soiling, moderate rubbing to extremities, a few small sections neatly removed from spine, minor chipping to spine ends, corners bumped, hinges partially cracked. 46-line text in parallel columns, capital spaces left blank. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining, minor worming in places, mostly to margins, minor loss to text on leaves tt4-tt4-tt16 (ff. 292-304), light soiling and edgewear to preliminaries, first three leaves partially detached.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Wirtschaft, Inkunabeln, Theologie
Septipertitu[m] Opus de Contractibus Pro Foro C[on]scientie Atq[ue] Theologico P[er] Conradu[m] Su[m]menhart de Calwartiu[m] ac Sacre Theologie P[ro]fessorem in Alma Universitate Tubingensi Ordinarie Legentem Co[m]pilatu[m] et per Centum Questiones Digestum ac per Eundem Quo ad Pregnantium Questionum At[que] Difficultatem Habentium Uberiores Articulos Ibidem Disputatum. Haguenau: Heinrich Gran for Johannes Rynman, 13 October 1500. 433 ff. Lacking final leaf, a blank. Collation: AA-BB8, CC6, DD-EE8, a-b8, c-d6, e8, f6, g8, h-i6, k-l8, m6, n-r8, s10, t6, v8, x-z6, aa-bb6, cc4, dd-ff6, gg8, hh-ll6, A-C6, D-H8, I10, K8, L12, M8, N-P6, Q8, R6, S-V8, X-Y6. Text in parallel columns. Folio (28 x 20 cm). Eighteenth-century speckled sheep, raised bands, gilt ornaments, lettering piece and small early paper shelf label to spine, speckled edges, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge starting, rear hinge cracked, minor worming to pastedowns. Light to moderate toning, light foxing in places, brief early owner annotation to leaf y3 (fol. 48), short tear to fore-edge of title page, which is lightly soiled, another short tear to fore-edge of following leaf, bookplate of Alexandre P. Rosenberg, designed by Pablo Picasso, and Rosenberg's brief typewritten book description, with Goff number added in pencil, to front pastedown.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Wirtschaft, Inkunabeln, Jura
Margarita Decreti Seu Tabula Martiniana. [Strasbourg: Printer of the 'Casus Breves Decretalium' (Georg Husner?)], 1493.  ff. Final leaf blank. Thumb-tabbed. Collation: a8 b-q6 r8. Complete. Folio (28 x 19 cm). Contemporary half-calf with elaborate blind-tooling over wooden boards, two contemporary diagrams relating to horizontal sundials to front board, clasp lacking. Moderate rubbing, minor worming, light scuffing to calf-covered sections of boards, light gatoring to spine, early owner inscription= dated 1528 to front, owner inscription of the Franciscan convent of Munich to head of title page. 52-line text in parallel columns, initials and capital strokes in red. Moderate toning, occasional spotting or staining, negligible minor worming in places.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Inkunabeln, Jura
Rolandino de' Passaggeri; Pietro D'Unzola, Additions
Flos Testamentorum cum Additionibus Petri de Unzola. [Venice: S.n., c.1490]. 46 ff. Collation: [*2], a-f8.4, g8. Quarto (20 x 17 cm). Later three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers added. Moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, joints starting, small wormhole to rear joint, two later annotations in small hands (most likely shelf numbers), bookplate residue and tiny worm hole to front pastedown. 42-line single-column text, guide spaces blank. Moderate toning, somewhat heavy in places, careful repairs to margins of several leaves, light foxing in a few places. An attractive, wide-margined copy of a rare imprint.
Sachgebiete: Wirtschaft, Inkunabeln, Jura
Silverstro, Da Prierio Mazzolini
Compendium in Johannem Capreolum cum Additionibus. [Cremona: Carolus de Darleriis, 15 and 28 April 1497].  ff. Collation: [*4], a-n8, aa-kk8, ll-mm4, A-C8, D6, E4, AA-DD8, EE-GG6, HH4, (1-9)4. Complete. Quarto (23 x 18 cm). Contemporary calf with elaborate blind stamping, over wooden boards, rebacked with raised bands, blind ornaments and gilt title, traces of clasps. Light rubbing and minor worming to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, hinges cracked. 46-line text in parallel columns, extensively rubricated in red, with 8 large 12 line initials in interlocking red and blue with fine purple penwork decoration, other 6 line initials in red. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, early annotations to front pastedown, other annotations and owner signature dated 1606 of Isaias Silberschlag, to title page, occasional annotations in his hand to text. A handsome copy of a rare imprint.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Inkunabeln, Philosophie
Johannes Koelner de Vanckel
Summarium Textuale et Conclusiones Super Sextum et Clementinas [et Decretales Extravagantes Johannis XXII]. [(Cologne): Johann Koelhoff, the Younger, 1494].  ff. Two parts, each with title page. Part I dated 1 February 1494, Part II dated 24 March 1494. Collation: a8, b- z6, [et]6, [con]6, aa-ff6, gg8, (i-iiii2); A-N6, O4, P6. Complete. Folio (28 x 20 cm). Contemporary blindstamped calf over wooden boards, later brass clasps and central and corner bosses to boards, raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing, joints cracked through hinges, boards secure, spine worn with loss at ends, cords exposed, vellum pastedowns derived from contemporary manuscript leaf. Woodcut arms of Holy Roman Empire to title pages, the first colored partly in red. 46-line text in parallel columns, initials and section marks in red and blue, some highlighted in silver. Moderate toning, occasional faint dampstaining to margins, clean tear to margin of Leaf r iii with no loss to text, brief later annotation to upper corners of most leaves indicating sections, tiny signature and date of 1538 in tiny hand to title page, which is lightly soiled. A handsome volume.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Inkunabeln, Jura
Nicolaus De Ausmo; Bartholomew, Of San Concordio; Alexander De Nevo; Astesanus of Asti
[Supplementum Summae Pisanellae; Consilia Contra Judaeos Foenerates; Canones Poenitentiales]. [Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbroonn, 1482].  ff. Lacking initial blank. Collation: a2-12, b-y12, 1-18 12, 19 8, 20 10, 21-22 12, A-B12, C10. Quarto (18 x 13 cm). Contemporary morocco, blind rules and elaborate stamping to boards, raised bands and blind ornaments to spine, manuscript-waste endleaves, clasps lacking. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor wear to ends of joints, spine ends and corners bumped, lacking free rear-endpaper, partial crack to text block between a12 and b1 (fols. 12-13). 38-line gothic type in parallel columns, illuminated initial with partial flower border, red and blue Lombard initial, decorated initials, yellow, red, and blue paragraph marks. Light toning, slightly heavier in a few places, occasional faint dampspotting and dampstaining to margins, some paint flaking and repair affecting interior of initial. Brief early annotations to first leaf of text and a few other places, later (and inaccurate) folio numbers to upper corners, bookplate of Alexandre P. Rosenberg, designed by Pablo Picasso, to front pastedown, Rosenberg's brief typewritten book description, with Goff number added in pencil, laid in.
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Wirtschaft, Inkunabeln, Judaica, Jura
Johannes Calderinus, Attributed
[Repertorium Iuris]. [Basel: Michael Wenssler, 12 December 1474]. Two parts with continuous text:  ff. [a-e10, f8, g-i10, k-m8, n-zA10, B8, C10, D8];  ff. [a-e10, f8, g-h10, i8, k-m10, n12, o-s10, t8v, y10, z-A8]. First and final leaves, both blanks, lacking. Folio (38 x 28.5 cm). Contemporary calf (over thick wooden boards), elaborate blind stamping and rules to boards, which have a few early repairs, raised bands to spine, three tiny mounting holes (for a chain to rear board), large brass buckles and catches, one clasp lacking, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing and some worm holes to boards, small tear near head of spine, moderate wear to corners. 47-line text in parallel columns. Large blue Lombard initial A with reserved white decoration and red flourishing extending into margin, blue Lombards with reserved white decoration, small red and blue Lombards, some pearled, red paragraph marks and capital strokes, later calligraphic title at head of text [a2]. Moderate toning, occasional light soiling to margins, light browning and early repairs to a few leaves, crack in text block between leaf e10 and f1 of first part, small library stamp near lower corner of [a2]. Bookplate of Alexandre P. Rosenberg, designed by Pablo Picasso, to front pastedown, Rosenberg's brief typewritten book description, with Goff number added in pencil, laid in.
Sachgebiete: Inkunabeln, Jura
Guido de Baysio; Franciscus Moneliensis, Editor
[Rosarium Decretorum]. [Venice: Johannes Herbort de Seligenstadt for Johannes de Colonia, Nicolaus Jenson, Et Socie, 3 April 1481].  ff. Lacking final leaf, a blank. Collation: a10, b8, c-d10, d-l8, m- n6, o-tuvx8, y10, z8, ?8, ?10, ?-aa8, bb-cc10, dd-dd8, ee-gg10, ggg-hh8, hhh8, ii10, kk-mm8, nn-qq10, rr8, ss6. Folio (40 x 28 cm). Eighteenth-century calf, raised bands, "A L" in small type blind- stamped to foot of front board, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, edges speckled, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints and hinges just starting at head, crack in text block between fol. a1 and a2 (fols. 1 2). 66-line text in parallel columns, 4 large illuminated acanthus initials, one of which with partial border, the other 2 with smaller flourishes, 2 smaller illuminated initials, other red and blue initials and red capital strokes, woodcut printer's device printed in red. Light toning, occasional faint dampstaining to foot of text block, some soiling and light dampstaining to leaf a1 (fol. 1), illuminated borders on first leaf trimmed, lower corner torn away, minor interior tear to printer's device. Bookplate of Alexandre P. Rosenberg, designed by Pablo Picasso, to front pastedown, Rosenberg's brief typewritten book description, with Goff number added in pencil, laid in, owner signature dated 1672 to head of leaf a2 (fol. 2).
Sachgebiete: Kirchengeschichte, Inkunabeln, Jura