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Bookplate of Jared Ingersoll Senior, an early New Haven lawyer
The Rare Book Collection recently acquired the first edition of Henry Ballow’s Treatise of Equity (London, 1737) because it is the first edition of a work that was the...
Der Reichs-Stadt Kaufbeuren Gerichts-Ordnung
One of our outstanding acquisitions of 2016 was a lovely calligraphic manuscript with a hand-painted image of Lady Justice. The image was the unanimous choice to adorn the...
Institutionum (Nuremberg, 1529)
Institutionum : seu elementorum d. Iustiniani … libri quatvor … [Institutes: or elements of Justinian … four volumes…]. Nuremberg: apvd Io. Petreium,...
Institutionum (Nuremberg, 1529)
Institutionum : seu elementorum d. Iustiniani … libri quatvor … [Institutes: or elements of Justinian … four volumes…]. Nuremberg: apvd Io. Petreium,...
Institutiones D. Justiniani SS. Princ. : typis variae, rubris nucleum exhibentibus : accesserunt ex Digestis tituli De verborum significatione & Regul. juris (Amsterdam, 1664)
Institutiones D. Iustinianei (1664), with arms of Charles William Henry Montagu-Scott. This copy of the Institutes of Justinian, the introductory text of Roman law taught for...
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...
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (Leiden, 1744)
Lucius Annaeus Florus, L. Annaei Flori Epitome rerum Romanarum (1744), with arms of The Hague (Netherlands). Florus (c. 74 – c. 130 AD) is known chiefly for his Epitome, or...
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...
Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva, Qvaestionvm practicarvm (1573), bound with his Variarvm resolvtionvm ivridicarvm (Frankfurt, 1573)
Diego de Covarrubias y Leyva, Qvaestionvm practicarvm (1573), bound with his Variarvm resolvtionvm ivridicarvm (1573).  Showing the arms of George Carteret. Diego de...
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...

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