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The Penal Law of the State of New York Providing for the Punishment of Crime Including 1929 Amendments

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Eagle Library Publications: 1929

Seller ID: 1849775


Wrappers and pages lightly toned, clean. 1929 Soft Cover. 195 pp. A complete review of New York State penal law as of 1929. Covers everything from draining a canal for personal use to burglary to falsely advertising one's meat as Kosher. A handy reference. View more info

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Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: M. Bradford and R. Porter: 1816

Seller ID: 2095800


Boards rubbed & soiled with minor loss, endpaper edges lightly stained. 1816 Full-Leather. 113, [1] , 119-146, 151-399, [1], 5, [1] 30 pp. 8vo. Full calf with leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A record of Delaware law detailing legislation in place relating to various topics, including: elections, slaves, commerce, property, medicine and infectious diseases, militia, etc. Table of Private Acts follows text. View more info

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Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

By: An Old Lawyer [Reed, Henry]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174276


Some loss along wrapper edges and split along front wrapper edge, two crude repairs on front wrapper, chip from bottom margin corner of last few pages, faint stain along base. Bound into Coverbind protective cover at binding edge. 1878 Soft Cover. 33 pp. Blue printed wrappers. A pro-Mormon review of the ruling from the first freedom of religion case to come before the United States Supreme Court, focusing on the Mormon practices of bigamy and polygamy. George Reynolds, t... View more info

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An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

By: Beard, Charles A.; McDonald, Forrest

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2119206


An exceptional copy. 1986 Trade Paperback. liii, 330 pp. A reissue of the work originally released in 1913, including the original preface, the introduction to the 1935 edition and a new introduction by Forrest McDonald. View more info

Image for Benedict's Treatise: Containing a Summary of the Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of New York, Adapted to the Code of Procedure in Civil Cases, Also, A Practical Treatise on their Jurisdiction, Duties and Authority in Criminal Cases [with] 1861 Jury Summons

Benedict's Treatise: Containing a Summary of the Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of New York, Adapted to the Code of Procedure in Civil Cases, Also, A Practical Treatise on their Jurisdiction, Duties and Authority in Criminal Cases [with] 1861 Jury Summons

By: Benedict, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 2199440


1861 Jury Summons laid in. Boards rubbed, endpapers and a few text pages foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. 745 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6. Original beige leather, black & maroon leather spine panels, gilt titles & rules. A comprehensive overview of the duties of Justices of the Peace in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. View more info

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Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Practice in a Unique Court (Criminal and Urban Law Practice Handbook Series Number 4)

By: Besharov, Douglas J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Practising Law Institute: 1974

Seller ID: 1896064


1 inch tear to spine head. Related article laid in. 1974 Hard Cover. xxiv, 558 pp. A judicial reference guide published for those judges in juvenile courts. View more info

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The Coin Store: A True Story of Drug Cartels, Mobsters, Cops and Agents

By: Burns, Patrick

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Patrick Burns: 2016

Seller ID: 2265342


A fine copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. vi, 172 pp. Pablo Escobar was the King of Cocaine, the wealthiest and most violent criminal in the world. By the 1980s his Medellin Drug Cartel was responsible for smuggling several tons of cocaine into America each and every day, killing thousands of people along the way. The end result was hundreds of millions of dollars in profits, cash profits. In response, and as part of President Reagan’s War on Drugs, Congress created the Money... View more info

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Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves, A Reader

By: Burton, Art T.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2265346


A nice copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. xix, 346 pp. Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves appears as one of “eight notable Oklahomans,” the “most feared U.S. marshal in the Indian country.” That Reeves was also an African American who had spent his early life as a slave in Arkansas and Texas makes his accomplishments all the more remarkable. Bucking the odds (“I’m sorry, we didn’t keep black people’s history,” a clerk at one of Oklahoma’s local historical socie... View more info

Image for Butler's Book. Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler. A Review of His Legal, Political, and Military Career. Illustrated with 125 Engravings, Maps Photographs, Etc.

Butler's Book. Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler. A Review of His Legal, Political, and Military Career. Illustrated with 125 Engravings, Maps Photographs, Etc.

By: Butler, Benj. F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: A.M. Thayer & Co.: 1802

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208195


First edition. Spine-head and spine-base lightly rubbed, front and rear hinges starting, pages lightly toned, pencil name. 1802 Hard Cover. 1154 pp. Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was a major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, and for h... View more info

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A Good Day at Saratoga

By: Carson, Gerald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: American Bar Association: 1978

Seller ID: 1930701


Includes original jacket. Spine faded. 1978 Hard Cover. 59 pp. A commemorative publication celebrating the centennial of the founding of the American Bar Association in 1878, and honoring those who helped create it. Reproductions of historical engravings and photographs throughout. View more info

Image for A Dirty, Filthy Book: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control and an Account of the Bradlaugh-Besant Trial

A Dirty, Filthy Book: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control and an Account of the Bradlaugh-Besant Trial

By: Chandrasekhar, S.; Knowlton, Charles; Besant, Annie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203718


First edition. A very nice copy. Near Fine. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 217 pp. I say that this is a dirty, filthy book, and the test of it is that no human being would allow that book on his table, no decently educated English husband would allow even his wife to have it. Such was the uncompromising pronouncement of Sir Hardinge Gifford, Her Majesty's Solicitor General, who in 1877 prosecuted Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant for publishing Dr. Charles Knowlton's Fruits of P... View more info

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The Convict Ship 'Success': The Last of England's Infamous Felon Fleet, The Oldest Ship Afloat, Launched at Molmein, British India, in 1790, Now Touring the Principal Ports of the World as an Educational Object Lesson

By: Convict Ship 'Success'

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Convict Ship 'Success': 1924

Seller ID: 2200527


Top half of front wrapper and first few pages stained, edges rubbed, toned throughout. 1924 Stapled Binding. 16 pp. Original wrappers. A brief history of the last felon ship in Britain's fleet, still afloat in 1924, which toured the ports of the world as a traveling museum. Includes descriptions of 96 different points in the ship that were highlighted as exhibits, commentary from media and famous individuals, and an indictment of the old penal system and how it has influ... View more info

Image for Report of a Trial for Alleged Mal-Practice [Malpractice], against Dixi Crosby, M.D., Professory of Surgery, &c., in the Dartmouth Medical College; in the Windsor County Court, at Woodstock, May Term, 1854. Verdict for Defendant.

Report of a Trial for Alleged Mal-Practice [Malpractice], against Dixi Crosby, M.D., Professory of Surgery, &c., in the Dartmouth Medical College; in the Windsor County Court, at Woodstock, May Term, 1854. Verdict for Defendant.

By: Crosby, Dixi

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lewis Pratt, Jr.: 1854

Seller ID: 2266075


Front wrapper and first gathering loose, wrapper toned, lightly foxed. 1854 Soft Cover. 85, [1] pp. An account of the trial of the first doctor accused of malpractice in the United States. Crosby, the pioneer of a method for reducing metacarpophalangeal dislocation and the first surgeon to open an abscess at the hip joint, was found innocent of wrongdoing. View more info

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Medical Licensure and Discipline in the United States

By: Derbyshire, Robert C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2073607


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded, jacket price clipped, ink name on front endpaper, minimal pencil marks in text. Very Good. 1979 Hard Cover. xiv, 183 pp. 8vo. A short history of medical licensure and the surveys of law governing medical practice in the U.S. The later chapters deal with legal background for disciplinary actions taken by the licensing boards. View more info

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Under 21: A Young People's Guide to Legal Rights

By: Dorman, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135043


First edition. Lightly rubbed, top edge foxed. Very Good. 1970 Hard Cover. 210 pp. 8vo. Explains 'in a clear, straightforward narrative the legal rights to which every young person is entitled. Ranging from criminal charges to every manner of civil liberty violation, from parental abuse to the foggy bottoms surrounding the most recent Supreme Court decisions affecting justice within the Armed Forces... [this] book encourages respect for the law and for society [but] at t... View more info

State of New York Fish and Game Law Syllabus 1945

By: Duryea, Perry B.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Holling Press: 1945

Seller ID: 1309723


Pages toned. 1945 Soft Cover. Stapled binding. 23 pp. CONTENTS: Issue and the Problem of Better Hunting and Fishing; Post-War Plans For Hunters; Post-War For Fisherman; Game Laws, Deer, Bear, Small Game; Game Birds; Game General Relations; Deer Regulations; Fish Laws; Fish -- General Regulations; Other Protection for Waters; Did You Know that New York State Has... View more info

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The Story of Canada Blackie

By: Field, Anne P.; Osborne, Thomas Mott

Price: $5.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company: 1915

Seller ID: 2206755


No jacket, one inch tear to cloth along spine-base, faint smudge to front board, front and rear hinges starting, two ink marks and a sticker to front paste-down endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. vii, 157 pp. Canada Blackie was a criminal who helped reform penal institutions in the United States. KEYWORDS: CANADA BLACKIE ANNE FIELD THOMAS MOTT OSBORNE SING SING PRISON LAW LEGAL PENITENTIARY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY HISTORY BIOGRAPHY TRUE CRIME AMERICANA AMERICA AMERICAN NEW YORK View more info

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Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience

By: Fortas, Abe

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet Special Broadside: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2204015


1st printing. Edges rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. x, 128 pp. Justice Abe Fortas believes that America has a constructive alternative to violence. He explains what this alternative is as he carefully defines both the limits and the scope of permissible dissent and civil disobedience. He describes the crucial, creative role these non-violent principles must play in today's revolutionary America.' Keywords: ABE FORTAS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SUPREME CO... View more info

Betrayal: The True Story of the First Woman to Successfully Sue Her Psychiatrist for Using Sex In the Guise of Therapy

By: Freeman, Lucy & Roy, Julie

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Stein and Day: 1976

Seller ID: 1305885


Some spotting on page ridges, ex-libris sticker on front endpaper, jacket edge wear. Good. 1976 Hard Cover. 263 pp. This is the true story of the first woman to successfully sue her psychiatrist for using sex in the guise of therapy. After Julie Roy's marriage was shattered, she got involved in a lesbian experience that added to her troubles. Julie, in despair, turned for help to Dr. Renatus Hartogs. As part of her therapy, the 60-year-old doctor induced the 31-year-old ... View more info

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The Oxford Book of Legal Anedotes

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2200936


Pages lightly toned. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket toned. 1986 Hard Cover. xvi, 333 pp. A former lawyer and celebrated crime writer has compiled this vastly entertaining collection of anecdotes, drawing from the reminiscences of lawyers and criminals, witnesses and clerks. The law has a great hold over the imagination of the public: it is all-powerful, yet its servants can be fallible, and it is the foibles as well as the authority of judges and other legal pra... View more info

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A Copy of the Laws of Harvard College, 1655.

By: Green, Samuel A. [Abbott]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Press of John Wilson and Son.: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2161245


First edition. Inscribed & signed without attribution by author on front wrapper ('With the compliments of Samuel A. Green.'). Edges lightly rubbed. t. 1876 Hard Cover. 11 pp. Bound in green boards with paper label, retaining original wrappers. The original laws of Harvard College, reproduced from a copy given to Harvard's library in 1799, with a brief introduction by Samuel A. Green. The laws dictate general conduct, including requirements for expression of religious de... View more info

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The Theatre of the Basoche: The Contribution of the Law Societies to French Mediaeval Comedy

By: Harvey, Howard Graham

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1941

Seller ID: 2196429


Boards and pages warped, large stain to rear board, stains to boards and page edges, ink note on title page. 1941 Hard Cover. vi, 253 pp. Harvard studies in romance languages. Published under the direction of the department of French and other romance languages and literatures. Volume XVII. ...this book is a statement of claim, a statement of the property rights of the French Law Societies in the mediaeval comedy. Keywords: THEATER PLAYS ENTERTAINMENT FRENCH MEDIEVAL CO... View more info

Image for Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts: A Study in Tradition and Design

Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts: A Study in Tradition and Design

By: Haskins, George Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2006533


First edition. Jacket flap corners trimmed (list price still present). 1960 Hard Cover. xvi, 298 pp. 8vo. A study of early American legal history focusing on Massachusetts, taking into account the religious, social, and political forces at work at the time. View more info

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Civil and Religious Persecution in the State of New York. A Family Medical Instructor.

By: Hazard, Thomas R.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Colby & Rich: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037567


First edition. Rear wrapper soiled, edges rubbed with minor loss. 1876 Stapled Binding. 125 pp. 2 pages of publisher advertisements follow text, another appears on rear wrapper. Eight stapled gatherings. 8vo. A work of political protest relating to an act passed May 11th, 1874 regulating the practice of medicine and surgery in New York State. The author complains that the requirements set forth by the new legislation violate the religious beliefs of many of the state's c... View more info

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Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

By: Hoare, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcade: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2207855


First American edition. A nice copy. Near fine. 1998 Trade Paperback. vi, 250 pp. The first production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1918 touched off a firestorm in London when the play's lead, exotic dancer Maud Allan, was denounced as belonging to the Cult of the Clitoris -- a feminine variation on the Cult of Wilde, the mark of degeneracy and perversion. The ensuing libel trial, brought to life in this authoritative, spellbinding book, raised the specters of hysteria, ho... View more info

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The Higher Law, in its Relations to Civil Government: with Particular Reference to Slavery, and the Fugitive Slave Law

By: Hosmer, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Derby & Miller: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1841756


First edition. Minor repairs to spine foot, minor loss from head & foot, a few pages lightly foxed. 1852 Hard Cover. ix, 204 pp. Original dark brown cloth, intricate blind-stamped design on boards, gilt titles. Frontispiece of William Seward, to whom the volume is also dedicated. A powerful anti-slavery polemic, in which the relationship between civil government and slavery is fully examined, and the arguments of those advocating the continuation of slavery are systemati... View more info

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Brief on Historical Use of the Symbol and Words 'Red Cross'

By: Johnson & Johnson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Johnson & Johnson: 1943

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2200519


Limited edition, #263 (limitation number written in black ink). End matter foxed. 1943 Hard Cover. 92 pp. 4to. Maroon boards. An account of the use of the words Red Cross in history, together with historical examples and images from various sources. The limitation statement explains the reason for this volume's publication: 'The Seventy-eighth Congress of the United States has before it for deliberation S. 469... proposing to prohibit the commercial use of certain crosse... View more info

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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

By: Junkin, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200971


1st printing. Top page edges at rear of book faintly stained. Jacket lightly stained. 2004 Hard Cover. 294 pp. Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every b... View more info

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Law in America: An Illustrated Celebration

By: Kauffman, Blair; Collier, Bonnie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Beaux Arts: 2001

Seller ID: 1917835


Boards lightly toned at edges. 2001 Large Hardcover. 280 pp. 14 x 11 x 1 1/2. A visual chronology of the history of American law, highlighting numerous events that were influential in legal reform. Illustrated with photographs, paintings, and cartoons. View more info