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The faithful councellor, or, The marrow of the lavv in English, bound with The second part of The faithfull councellour ... (London, 1653-54)
Among the Taussig acquisitions, works by outstanding legal writers are an area of strength. Among these, William Sheppard (1595-1674) stands particularly tall. The most...
Abbreviamentum statutorum (London, 1481)
Of all the outstanding books we acquired from the collection of Anthony Taussig (see our previous post), one has special importance: an abridgment of statutes considered to...
Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maxim opere, animo tenendis nunc demum ad vnum / tipis aedita, per Richardum Tottell (London, 1576)
Magna Charta (1576), with arms of Henry Yelverton. Magna Carta (1215) stands as one of the great legal documents of the western world.  Famously, the English King John was...
Robert Brady, An introduction to the old English history, comprehended in three several tracts... (London, 1684)
Robert Brady, An Introduction to the Old English History (1684), showing the arms of Henry Peter Brougham. Robert Brady (1627?-1700) was a doctor and later professor at...
John Selden, Table-talk : being the discourses of John Selden Esq., or his sence of various matters of weight and high consequence relating especially to religion and state (London, 1689)
John Selden, Table-talk (1689), with arms of John Poulett. Selden (1584-1664), was one of the great English jurists, a polymath and prolific scholar.  He treated subjects...
John Fortescue, The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight (London, 1869)
John Fortescue, The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight (1869), with the arms of Evelyn Philip Shirley. Fortescue (c. 1394-1480) was a leading jurist and Lord Chief Justice...
 Polnoe sobranie zakonov Rossiiskoi Imperii [= Complete collection of the laws of the Russian empire]. St. Petersburg, 1839-1873.
Heraldic devices were – and still are – sources of pride for individuals and families.  Arms traditionally denote rank within a nobility, indicate prestigious associations...
Taussig Collection of English Law
While this blog was on hiatus this summer, news spread of the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s most significant rare book acquisition this year, and one of its most...
We recently acquired 18 pamphlets, many of them illustrated, on the 1820 trial of Queen Caroline of England, one of the most sensational events of Regency England. Her...
The Rare Book Collection is excited to announce that it now has its own section in the Lillian Goldman Law Library’s eYLS Repository. Titled Yale Law Special...

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