- Tag = Law and crime
Substance of the Bishop of Rochester's Speech, in the House of Peers, Friday, May the 23d, 1800, in the Debate upon the Third Reading of the Bill for the Punishment and more effectual Prevention of the Crime of Adultery
London: Sold by James Robson, Printed by J. Smeeton, 1800. Disbound. Octavo, 33 pp. Fine copy, firmly bound. "My Lords, I really believe, that neither this Bill, nor any other you can frame, will restrain the passions of this swinish seducer..." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 46747More details Price: USD $75.00 USD $67.50
Substance of the Speeches of Lord Auckland, in the House of Lords, May 16th and 23d, 1800; in Support of the Bill for the Punishment and More Effectual Prevention of the Crime of Adultery
London: Printed for J. Wright, 1800. Disbound 8vo; 38,  pp. Piece torn from the upper fore corners of the first two leaves, not affecting text, small ink stain to the fore edges with only slight penetration into the text margsins, else clean, tight, unworn, firmly bound. Auckland vigorously defends the "harsh" bill he had introduced which would have criminalized the act of adultery and provided punishments. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.Book ID: 46748More details Price: USD $75.00 USD $67.50
THE AFFAIR OF GABRIELLE RUSSIER. With a preface by Raymond Jean and a introduction by Mavis Gallant. The letters and M. Jean's preface translated from the French by Ghislaine Boulanger
Edition: First US printing
New York: Knopf, 1971. Dark blue cloth. Fine in fine, price clipped jacket. Story of a Frech schoolteacher with had an affair with a 16 year old boy. After her trial and a six month imprisonment, she killed herself. Gallant's introductory essay is contained on pp 3-72.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 43799
The American agriculturist law book: a compendium of every day law, for farmers, mechanics, business men, manufactures, etc. ... / by Henry B. Corey together with a special supplement on farm law by H.A. Haight [i.e. Haigh]
New York: For American Agriculturist, 1886. Squarish 12mo. Original terra cotta decorated cloth stamped in black and gilt, with "Judd Company" spine imprint. Yellow floral decorated endpapers. pp 404, xx (Index). Bit of wear to head of very lightly sunned spine; rear inner hinge neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; acidic text paper is yellowed; else a VG clean, bright and tight copy of a fragile and somewhat uncommon book.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 27157More details Price: USD $35.00 USD $31.50
The Case of Valentine Shortis: A True Story of Crime and Politics in Canada
Edition: First edition
University of Toronto Press, 1986. Orange cloth. pp xiv, 324. Photos in text, index. Fine in fine jacket. Was Shortis a bold robber in Valleyfield, Quebec, in 1895, or was he insane ? The case became politicized, and Laurier used it to become elected in 1896.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 50705
THE COURTS AND THE PEOPLE: an address delivered to the Eastern Ontario Live Stock and Poultry Show, at Ottawa, Jan. 18th, 1910
Toronto: William Briggs, 1910. Octavo, stapled in grey card covers. pp 15. Fine copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 45375More details Price: USD $15.00 USD $13.50
THE DIARY OF JACK THE RIPPER
Edition: First US edition
New York: Hyperion, 1993. Black cloth & boards. 323 pp, 16 plates, maps, facsimile of the original diary. Includes the full text of the diary and the arguments for and against its authenticity. Fine in fine jacket.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 51739More details Price: USD $10.95 USD $9.86
THE DOUGLAS CAUSE
Edition: First Edition
Glasgow: William Hodge, 1909. Green cloth, top edge gilt. pp 247, (5, ads) + 19 plates. Small tears at head of spine neatly repaired; tanning to free endpapers; mild foxing early and lated; VG otherwise. Notable Scottish Trials series.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 47681More details Price: USD $45.00 USD $40.50
THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF OSGOODE HALL. With an appendix on the history and architecture of the fabric by E.R. Arthur
Edition: First Edition
Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1952. Red cloth. pp 60 + plates. Ink name at front, faint endpaper yellowing, else fine. Dust jacket has nicks and small chips to spine ends, somee tear to front panel, VG otherwise. Osgoode Hall, built in the Georgian Palladian and Neoclassical styles 1828-32, located in the heart of Toronto, is the headquarters of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 44839More details Price: USD $17.95 USD $16.16
The Hypocrisy of Justice in the Belle Epoque
Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 1984. Glossy card covers, pp 251, index. Ink name at front, front cover a bit curled at fore margin, else fine. Benjamin Martin examines the events of three sensational criminal cases to reveal that the willful mangling of justice that occurred in the Dreyfus trial was far from rare in the Third Republic France. He finds, in fact, that justice in the Belle Epoque was hypocritical in the extreme, with the outcome of trials easily tainted by the power and influence of politics, money, and illicit sex."
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 47826More details Price: USD $19.95 USD $17.96
THE LAW AND CUSTOM OF RESERVATION, 1547-1661: An essay in the history of English law. With a foreword by J.P. Whitney
Edition: First separate edition
Cambridge (UK): W. Heffer, 1929. Octavo, brown cloth. pp (32). Fine copy, no owner names. In the original tissue wrapper (chipped & torn). Dr. Kennedy was a Professor of Law in the University of Toronto and wrote much on Canadian constitutional history. A reprint of chapter X, "Reservation under the Anglican prayer book", of the author's "Studies in Tudor history", 1916. Uncommon book.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 35309More details Price: USD $45.00 USD $40.50
THE LEGEND OF DANIEL WILLIAMS
Edition: First UK edition
London: Robert Hale, 1958. Octavo, green boards. pp 256. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, VG otherwise. Story of an ex Negro slave who became an outlaw in the Canadian North West. "The little courtroom in Fort Saskatchewan was all but empty on a cold March day in the year 1880. The judge glanced at the giant Negro prisoner, Daniel Williams, and the accused outlaw, thief and murderer rose to his feet roaring 'Jesus, save me !' " - jacket flap.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover.Book ID: 31044More details Price: USD $25.00 USD $22.50
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF GAMALIEL RATSEY, a famous thief, of England, Executed at Bedford the 26th of March last past. [TOGETHER WITH] Ratsey's Ghost or The Second Part of his Madde Pranks and Robberies
London: Oxford University Press for the Shakespeare Association, 1935. Octavo, yellow card covers. Introduction by S.H. Atkins. Facsimile of the editions of 1605. Fine copy. Shakespeare Association Facsimiles No. 10.
Condition: Binding: SoftcoverBook ID: 46023More details Price: USD $19.95 USD $17.96
The Life and Times of Arthur Maloney: The Last of the Tribunes
Toronto: The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 1994. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp (xiv), 411. Photos. Corner crease to rear free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. "Arthur Maloney was a charmingly complicated and skilled man who came out of the Ottawa Valley determined to make something of himself as other members of his family had done before him. By the time he died in 1984 he had been a successful criminal lawyer, a politician, a social activist, and Ontario's first ombudsman. Charles Pullen draws on his experience as Maloney's articled law student in the late 1950s and his traning as both lawyer and literary scholar to present a rich and fascinating account of Maloney's busy professional and personal life."
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 47143More details Price: USD $17.95 USD $16.16
THE LOCAL COURTS' & MUNICIPAL GAZETTE
Toronto: W.C. Chewett. Volume I, Jan. - Dec. 1865. 12 issues, complete. Half sheep and marbled boards. pp 197, (7), index. Leather rubbed at corners and inner front cover; new backstrip of cream card and paper label, inner hinges neatly repaired, offset darkening to corners of endpapers with an ink name at front, soft vertical crease to last half of text, else a VG clean and now tight copy.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 51020More details Price: USD $85.00 USD $76.50
THE MODEL TOWN AND THE DETECTIVES. BYRON AS A DETECTIVE
New York: Dillingham, c1904. Reprint (uniform edition). Light green cloth stamped in brown. Two books in one. Pp (xii), (13)-388 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 3 other sepia plates. Spine a bit darkened, yellowing to page edges, slight toning to text paper, cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names.
Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 39339More details Price: USD $25.00 USD $22.50
THE MOST DANGEROUS BRANCH: how the Supreme Court of Canada has underminded our law and our democracy
Edition: First printing
Montreal & Kingston: McGill - Queens University Press, 2003. Black boards. pp xxii, 285. Notes, index. Fine in fine jacket. Author was a professor of law at the University of Western Ontario. After a socialist youth and a military career, he became a Christian and a conservative late in life.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 46280
THE OUTLAW OF MEGANTIC
Edition: First edition.
Toronto: McCelland and Stewart, 1973. Cream cloth. pp 157, . Fine in bit used, good jacket. Story of Donald Morrison, who in 1888 won a gun duel in Megantic, Quebec, with a man who was out to kill him. He eluded a massive manhunt for nearly a year.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 45801More details Price: USD $9.95 USD $8.96
THE RED MAN IN THE NEW WORLD DRAMA. A Politico-Legal Study with a Pageantry of American Indian History.
Edition: First Edition
Washington, D.C: W. F.Roberts Company, 1931. Thick quarto, red cloth gilt.pp , (xiv), 628,  + 54 plates, errata slip tipped in at p.v. Minor rubbing to spine tips, corners; endpapers tanned; else a fine bright copy. Wise was a member of the Virginia Historical Society and an Honory Chief of the Yankton Sioux. "The great classic of the political and legal history of the American Indian." - from the 1971 revised edition. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 12572More details Price: USD $40.00 USD $36.00
THE ROYAL MAIL CASE: Rex v. Lord Kylsant, and another
Edition: First Canadian issue
Toronto: Canada Law Book Company, 1933. Octavo, red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xliv), 276 + frontispiece and five other photos + large folding chart at rear. 1933 ink name of a notable Toronto Crown Attorney and Justice of the Supreme Court at front, VG clean and unworn copy. Made from sheets of the British (Hodge) edition. A volume in the Notable British Trials series. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, stock fraud.
Condition: Binding: HardcoverBook ID: 46583More details Price: USD $39.95 USD $35.96