Recent acquisitions

Farmworkers' strike in California, around 1968
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, this is an opportune moment to highlight recent acquisitions that form part of that heritage. These works illustrate the span of...
The "harboring case" and Negro History Week (1954?)
*** This year we mark African-American History Month by featuring recent acquisitions that document less well-remembered episodes in African-American history, most of them...
Signature of Seth Staples on an early Connecticut law book
In this Thanksgiving season, one recent gift the Lillian Goldman Law Library is thankful for is a pair of books that were part of the Yale Law School’s original library...
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...
Sir Edward Coke
The largest gift of rare books in recent memory arrived this weekend with the 2017 Yale Law School Alumni Reunion. The Lillian Goldman Law Library was honored to receive the...
Constitución política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (1917)
*** The ninth anniversary of the Yale Law Library Rare Books Blog is a fitting opportunity to mark a much more momentous anniversary, the centennial of the Mexican...
 Cuba y sus jueces, by Raimundo Cabrera (1895)
A number of our recent acquisitions are in the field of Cuban law. Here are some of the highlights. Raimundo Cabrera (1852-1923), Cuba y sus jueces: rectificaciones oportunas...
Drawing from Argumentum Institutionum imperialium (1519)
This drawing is found in one of our recent acquisitions. What makes it special is that the book is the very first law book printed by a woman: Argumentum Institutionum...
Veridica descrizione, e ragguaglio distinto della Promulgazione delle colpe, e dell'abjura solenne, e della condanna di galera fulminata dal Santo Tribunale dell'Inquisizione di Brescia, contro Giuseppe Beccarelli (1710)
One of my favorite acquisitions at this spring’s New York Antiquarian Book Fair was an Italian broadside with an enormous woodcut of an Inquisition trial. The trial...
Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite...

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