English law

The Lillian Goldman Law Library andThe Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library invite the Yale community to A CELEBRATION OF THE ANTHONY TAUSSIG ACQUISITION   Friday,...
The Common Law Epitomiz'd
“The Common Law Epitomiz’d: Anthony Taussig’s Law Books” is the latest exhibit from the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book collection. It showcases the Law...
Portrait of Sir William Blackstone
“Blackstone Goes Hollywood” is the latest video production by our friend Mark Weiner. What better location to shoot a video about Sir William Blackstone than our Paskus-...
Samuel Blackerby, THE JUSTICE OF THE PEACE HIS COMPANION (London, 1711).
Among the 363 English law titles the Lillian Goldman Law Library acquired from Anthony Taussig, by far the largest group is justice of the peace (JP) manuals. Taussig wrote...
William Sheppard, THE PRESIDENT OF PRESIDENTS (London, 1677)
William Sheppard (1595-1674) was born in a small Gloucestershire village on the Severn estuary, where he spent much of his life as country lawyer. However, this did not keep...
New exhibit: "350 Years of Rebellious Lawyering"
In conjunction with the 20th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference at the Yale Law School, the Law Library’s Rare Book Collection has a new exhibit, “350 Years of...
This summer saw the Library’s acquisition of extraordinary printed works on English law from Anthony Taussig, as well as his legal and law-related manuscripts, which...
Francis Hargrave's Argument in the Case of James Sommersett a Negro (1772)
Among all the volumes our library acquired from Anthony Taussig, few hold as much historical significance or research potential as those authored or owned by Granville Sharp...
One of the Library’s notable Taussig acquisitions is the first work devoted to the laws and rights of women in English law, and the only edition of that work. Published...
Bookplate of Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780)
The Yale Law Library’s William Blackstone Collection, already the world’s best, was improved even more with 24 of the volumes we acquired from Anthony Taussig...

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