Taussig Collection

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...
 The common law common-placed : containing, the substance and effect of all the common law cases dispersed in the body of the law (London, 1726)
Giles Jacob (1686–1744), the leading legal writer of his age, was notable less for his style—Alexander Pope lampooned him in his Dunciad, calling Jacob “the blunderbuss of...
The Law against Bankrupts, or, A Treatise Wherein the Statutes against Bankrupts are Explained (London, 1694)
Works on bankruptcy are well represented among the Taussig acquisitions. What might be called early English bankruptcy law established procedures against debtors who...
Trained at Lincoln’s Inn, William Lambarde (1536–1601) showed early ability as an antiquarian and became a leading publisher of books on English law. He wrote his Eirenarcha...
The Law of Trade, or, A Digest of the Law Concerning Trade, Commerce, and Manufactures (London,
From the Taussig collection the library has acquired a number of rare volumes dealing with commercial law. Most date to the eighteenth century, and many offer insights into...
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...
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...

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