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  • A collection of the several statutes, and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to high treason, and misprision of high treason. by Great Britain
    Great Britain
    A collection of the several statutes, and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to high treason, and misprision of high treason.

    London: Printed by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, decens’d; Printers to the Queens most Excellent Majesty, 1710. Second printing (first was in 1709). 113,[15],44,[4]p "A form and method of trial of commoners, in cases of high treason" has a separate titlepage; the register is continuous - With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC T136808 Old calf, spine with raised bands, titling piece, gilt decoration, edges decorated in gilt. Mild spine rubbing, inner hinges cracked but quite firm; else fine. Parliament ordered the statutes published in order to harmonize the laws of England and Scotland, following the union of 1707 and the Treason Act of 1708.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49681
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  • IGNATIEFF, Michael
    A JUST MEASURE OF PAIN: The penetentiary in the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Penguin, 1989. Octavo, card covers. Peregrin trade paperback. Diagonal corner crease to first 44 pages, text paper yellowed as always, Canadian price sticker on rear cover, VG+ clean & tight otherwise. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Canadian author & impresario who brought him to Toronto for a reading, with the inscribee's tidy ink name and date at front. First published in the USA in 1978, it is his first book.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 37896
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  • HEPPENSTALL, Rayner
    A LITTLE PATTERN OF FRENCH CRIME

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1969. Blue boards, pp 177, index. Ink name at front, else fine. Jacket has large price clip, sunning to red portion of spine, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47800
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  • A TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF LONDON; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by which Public and Private Property and Security are, at Present, Injured and Endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for their Prevention.... by COLQUHOUN, Patrick, 1745-1820
    COLQUHOUN, Patrick, 1745-1820
    A TREATISE ON THE POLICE OF LONDON; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by which Public and Private Property and Security are, at Present, Injured and Endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for their Prevention....

    Edition: First US edition

    Philadelphia: Printed for Benjamin Davies, no. 68, High-Street. By Henry Sweitzer, no. 85, Race-Street, 1798. Title page continues: "The First American Edition. By a Magistrate acting for the counties of Middlesex, Surry, Kent, and Essex.- For the City and Liberty of Westminster - and for the Liberty of the Tower of London." Narrow octavo, bound in in later crimson buckram with gilt-lettered spine labels; xiv, [6], 342, xxiv pp.; with the half-title leaf and a folding table. Bit of rubbing and mild fraying to the joints; chipping to the spine labels with loss of letters to the one at the foot (a former owner's name?); inner hinges cracked but secure; contents uniformly tanned with a few occasional small spots…

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    Philadelphia: Printed for Benjamin Davies, no. 68, High-Street. By Henry Sweitzer, no. 85, Race-Street, 1798. Title page continues: "The First American Edition. By a Magistrate acting for the counties of Middlesex, Surry, Kent, and Essex.- For the City and Liberty of Westminster - and for the Liberty of the Tower of London." Narrow octavo, bound in in later crimson buckram with gilt-lettered spine labels; xiv, [6], 342, xxiv pp.; with the half-title leaf and a folding table. Bit of rubbing and mild fraying to the joints; chipping to the spine labels with loss of letters to the one at the foot (a former owner's name?); inner hinges cracked but secure; contents uniformly tanned with a few occasional small spots and stains; contemporary ink owner name at top of title page; in all, VG externally, internally mainly fine. Loosely laid in is a leaf from The Examiner, Jan. 12, 1812, discussing "Police Magistrates and Officers". The first American edition of this pioneering study of crime and punishment, poverty, penology, etc. First published London, 1796, this was the only American edition of the time. Colquhoun was a prolific writer on crime and the administration of justice and was surprisingly progressive in his views on such things as the utility of capital punishment and the meting out of draconian sentences for minor crimes. At the same time, however, the work includes long and virulently anti-Semitic passages on the Jews of London, a "superstitious" and "depraved race" who have established a "fraudulent" and "mischievous intercourse all over the country" in the sale of stolen goods. Nevertheless, Colquhoun's Treatise is at the very least invaluable as a work of sociology, providing a vast, lively and assiduously (if not always wholly accurately) documented examination of London's late-Georgian underworld, its thieves, counterfeiters, prostitutes, pickpockets, highwaymen, river pilferers, swindlers and low Gamblers, Black Legs, Glutmen, fraudulent and dissolute Publicans, Rakes and Giddy Young Men, and a host of others, constituting a "shocking catalogue of human depravity." ESTC W28374; Evans 33538; Beal 1010; Harvard Law Catalog 428.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46745
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  • BRODE, Patrick
    CASUAL SLAUGHTERS AND ACCIDENTAL JUDGMENTS: Canadian war crimes prosecutions, 1944-1948

    Edition: First edition

    Osgoode Society / University of Toronto Press, 1997. Maroon cloth. pp 292. Index. Library discard: rubber stamp to top page edges, small ink annotation of title page, remains of labels on rear free endpaper, rear cover just a little bowed, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Jacket has small remains of a label at foot of spine, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48472
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  • BORROW, George (Edward Hale Bierstadt)
    CELEBRATED TRIALS and remarkable cases of criminal jurisprudence from the earliest records to the year 1825. First complied & edited by George Borrow and now newly revised & edited by Edward Hale Bierstadt

    Edition: First UK issue

    London: Cape, 1928. Two volumes, red cloth. pp (xl), 480; (6), 481-(990), [2] + 18 plates. Spines lightly sunned; armorial bookplate at front of Vol. I; yellowing to free endpapers; small dark spots to upper fore edges of Vol. I; else a VG clean, tight and unworn pair. 2.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47685
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  • PINKERTON, Allan
    CLAUDE MELNOTTE AND THE DETECTIVE with other detective stories. Twenty-first thousand

    New York: Dillingham, c1903. Reprint (uniform edition). Octavo, light green cloth stamped in brown. pp 282, (2, ads). Spine a bit darkened, yellowing to page edges, slight toning to text paper, cracked inner hinge neatly repaird, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39612
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  • TOBIAS, J.J.
    CRIME AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IN THE 19TH CENTURY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Batsford, 1967. Black cloth. pp 288. Bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else a VG+ copy. Dust jacket has some edge wear, corner creases to front flap, internal tape reinforcements; good.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44226
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  • MacDONALD, Arthur
    CRIMINOLOGY. With a new preface by Carl Wiedemann

    New York: AMS Press, 1973. Facsimile reprint of the NY, 1893, edition, with new introduction. Black cloth without jacket, as issued. pp (12), 416. Long bibliography, index. "Withdrawn" rubber stamped at rear, else fine, no other marks. Foundations of Criminal Justice series.

    Condition: Book: Near Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44841
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  • HORAN, James D.
    DESPERATE MEN: revelations from the sealed Pinkerton files

    New York: Bonanza Books, no date, 1949. Octavo, tan cloth. pp xviii, 294 + photos. Fine in VG jacket, no owner names. Reprint of the 1949 edition. The true story of the wild west, Jesse and Franks James, the Younger Brothers, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, and more, the real outlaws much more brutal than popularly thought.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41849
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  • BIERSTADT, Edward Hale
    ENTER MURDERERS ! : eight studies in murder

    Edition: First Edition

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1934. Octavo, red cloth. 302 pp. Sticker stain at front, else a VG+ clean and unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41850
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  • DREYFUS, Alfred
    FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE 1894-1899

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: McClure, Phillips, 1901. Tan and dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. pp (xvi), 310. Includes an introductory essay by the unnamed editor, and a map, diagram, and facsimile. Spine browned but gilt stamping bright; light rubbing to dark blue panel on front cover; yellowing to page edges, text paper lightly toned; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper, ink owner name and used book store rubber stamp on front endpapers; else a VG unworn copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43659
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  • STUBBS, St. George
    FOUR RECORDERS OF RUPERT’S LAND: A brief survey of the Hudson’s Bay Company Courts of Rupert’s Land

    Edition: First edition.

    Winnipeg: Peguis Publishers, 1967. Reddish-brown cloth, endpaper maps. Pp (xvi), 192 + 4 plates; indexed. Fine copy. Dust jacket has tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Adam Thom, Sir Francis Godschall Johnson, Dr. John Bunn, and John Black.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29723
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  • GREENSPAN, Edward L. and George Jonas
    GREENSPAN: the case for the defence

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1987. Grey boards. pp xii, 468. Index. Fine in fine jacket. Autobiography of Canada's premier criminal lawyer. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45159
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  • BLEACKLEY, Horace
    JACK SHEPPARD: With an Epilogue on Jack Sheppard in Literature and Drama , a Bibliography , a Note on Jonathan Wild , and a Memoir of Horace Bleackley

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1933. Octavo, red cloth. pp xiv, 260 + 23 plates. Index. Covers a little bowed, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Made from British (Hodge) sheets. Notable British Trials series.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46592
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  • WYNDHAM, Horace
    JUDICIAL DRAMAS. Some Society Causes Célèbres.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Unwin, 1927. Black cloth. (3)-323, (1) pp + 16 plates. Ink inscription to front free endpaper; rear inner hinge partially cracked but firm; VG clean & unworn copy otherwise. Twelve historic legal trials of the British aristocracy - Queen Caroline, Colonel Blood, the Earl of Cardigan, Admiral Codrington, Hon. John Colborne, Countess of Elgin, Lady Ellenborough, Lady Honyman, Viscount Palmerston, Baron de Vidil, Governor Wall, and Sir Robert Wilson.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5234
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  • MORRISON, William Douglas, 1852-143
    JUVENILE OFFENDERS

    Edition: First printing

    London: Unwin, 1896. Light green cloth. pp xx, (319). Bit of tanning to spine, endpapers, and page edges, else fine no owner marks. The Rev. Morrison, who was Rector of St. Marylebone in London from 1908 to 1943, served as a Chaplain in Her Majesty's Prison Service from 1883 to 1898 and derived from his prison experience an interest in criminology and penology which found expression in his two books on adult and juvenile crime, respectively, as well as his numerous contributions to periodicals and newspapers. " - Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Spring 1964. This book by this pioneer criminologist was the standard one for many years. "The work of William Douglas Morrison was characterized by the…

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    London: Unwin, 1896. Light green cloth. pp xx, (319). Bit of tanning to spine, endpapers, and page edges, else fine no owner marks. The Rev. Morrison, who was Rector of St. Marylebone in London from 1908 to 1943, served as a Chaplain in Her Majesty's Prison Service from 1883 to 1898 and derived from his prison experience an interest in criminology and penology which found expression in his two books on adult and juvenile crime, respectively, as well as his numerous contributions to periodicals and newspapers. " - Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Spring 1964. This book by this pioneer criminologist was the standard one for many years. "The work of William Douglas Morrison was characterized by the demand for cautious interpretation of criminal statistics, the insistence on understanding the conditions surrounding the data before drawing inferences from them, the reliance upon empirical confirmation whenever possible, the emphasis placed upon the study of the offender as well as the offense, the enunciation of what was tantamount to a theory of differential association, disapproval of capital punishment and dissatisfaction with imprisonment as a solution to the problem, the stress upon classification of offenders in an effort to individualize treatment, the rejection of intemperance and economic conditions as the primary causes of crime, and the analysis of criminal behavior as the result of certain major individual and social factors working interdependently relatively free of free-will. The validity of his ideas is attested to by the fact that they have become an integral part of the contemporary criminological scene." - Gerald D. Robin, in the same journal.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50182
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  • JUDGES, A.V., editor
    KEY WRITINGS ON SUBCULTURES 1535-1727. Classics from the underworld volume I. The Elizabethan underworld: a collection of Tudor and early Stuart tracts and ballads

    London: Routledge, 2002. Second printing of the 1965 edition, which was itself a facsimile reprint of the 1930 Routledge & Kegan Paul edition, with a new preface. Quarto, dark blue cloth. pp (2), (lxvi), 543. Illustrations, index. Two shallow bruises to edges of front cover; ink name and date at top of half-title page; else fine. "The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background…

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    London: Routledge, 2002. Second printing of the 1965 edition, which was itself a facsimile reprint of the 1930 Routledge & Kegan Paul edition, with a new preface. Quarto, dark blue cloth. pp (2), (lxvi), 543. Illustrations, index. Two shallow bruises to edges of front cover; ink name and date at top of half-title page; else fine. "The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background and outlines contemporary social contexts. " Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Book ID: 34618
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  • GREENWOOD, F. Murray
    LEGACIES OF FEAR: Law and Politics in Quebec in the Era of the French Revolution.

    Toronto: The Osgoode Society, 1993. Octavo, maroon cloth gilt, maroon endpapers. (xxxii), 359 pp. Photos and maps at front in text. Fine copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has a crease to front flap, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 32558
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  • ROBINETTE, J.J.
    LIBEL, DEFAMATION, CONTEMPT OF COURT AND THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO BE INFORMED: legal seminar of Thomson Newspapers Limited held at the Royal York Hotel, Toronto on March 27, 1962. Guest Speaker: J.J. Robinette, Q.C.

    Toronto: Thomson Newspapers, 1962. Quarto, blue cloth. pp (8), 43. Paperclip mark to front free endpaper, else fine. Legal seminar in questionnaire format featuring responses by guest speaker, J.J. Robinette, Q.C., to queries from 91 newspapermen interested in the balance between freedom of the press and the obligations imposed upon a responsible press.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45889
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