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The Penal Law of the State of New York Providing for the Punishment of Crime Including 1929 Amendments

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Eagle Library Publications: 1929

Seller ID: 1849775

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers and pages lightly toned, clean. 1929 Soft Cover. 195 pp. A complete review of New York State penal law as of 1929. Covers everything from draining a canal for personal use to burglary to falsely advertising one's meat as Kosher. A handy reference. View more info

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Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: M. Bradford and R. Porter: 1816

Seller ID: 2095800

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed & soiled with minor loss, endpaper edges lightly stained. 1816 Full-Leather. 113, [1] , 119-146, 151-399, [1], 5, [1] 30 pp. 8vo. Full calf with leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A record of Delaware law detailing legislation in place relating to various topics, including: elections, slaves, commerce, property, medicine and infectious diseases, militia, etc. Table of Private Acts follows text. View more info

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Rules and Regulations Governing the Bureau of Police of the City of Rochester

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1947

Seller ID: 2272944

Condition: Near Fine


Boards lightly soiled. 1947 Hard Cover. 45, [3] pp. No. 306 of an unspecified limitation, probably printed to be presented to commissioned officers, as this copy includes the same number in pencil on the front endpaper, with the name Daniel Sharpe written immediately below - Sharpe was a detective inspector for RPD based on several news articles located during our research. View more info

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Bigamy and Polygamy. Review of the Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, Rendered at the October Term, 1878, in the Case of George Reynolds, Plaintiff in Error, vs The United States, Defendant in Error.

By: An Old Lawyer [Reed, Henry]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174276

Condition: Good


Some loss along wrapper edges and split along front wrapper edge, two crude repairs on front wrapper, chip from bottom margin corner of last few pages, faint stain along base. Bound into Coverbind protective cover at binding edge. 1878 Soft Cover. 33 pp. Blue printed wrappers. A pro-Mormon review of the ruling from the first freedom of religion case to come before the United States Supreme Court, focusing on the Mormon practices of bigamy and polygamy. George Reynolds, the plaintiff, was secretary to the First Presidency of the LDS Church under Brigham Young. This court case was a response to ... View more info

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The Haymarket Tragedy

By: Avrich, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299549

ISBN: 0691047111

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Edges faintly foxed, jacket spine slightly faded. 1984 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 535, [3] pp. 8vo. A moving appraisal of the infamous Haymarket bombing (May 1886) and the trial that followed it--a trial that was a cause celebre in the 1880s and that has since been recognized as one of the most unjust in the annals of American jurisprudence. Paul Avrich shows how eight anarchists who were blamed for the bombing at a workers' meeting near Chicago's Haymarket Square became the focus of a variety of passionately waged struggles. View more info

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The Scotland Yard Files: 150 Years of the C.I.D., 1842-1992

By: Begg, Paul; Skinner, Keith

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Headline: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2285474

ISBN: 0747239630

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1993 Mass Market Paperback. 306 pp. As the ingenuity of criminals has developed over time, so have the techniques for catching them. The murderer Dr. Crippen's attempted getaway was foiled by the first use of radio at sea, and fingerprint evidence first secured a conviction as far back as 1902. Keith Skinner, a leading crime historian, and Alan Moss, a former Chief Superintendent, have trawled through the archives and selected twelve such fascinating 'firsts' from the history of the world-famous Scotland Yard - including the first 'wanted' picture in the pres... View more info

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Benedict's Treatise: Containing a Summary of the Jurisdiction, Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of New York, Adapted to the Code of Procedure in Civil Cases, Also, A Practical Treatise on their Jurisdiction, Duties and Authority in Criminal Cases [with] 1861 Jury Summons

By: Benedict, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. / Wanzer, Beardsley & Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 2199440

Condition: Good


1861 Jury Summons laid in. Boards rubbed, endpapers and a few text pages foxed. 1852 Full-Leather. 745 pp. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6. Original beige leather, black & maroon leather spine panels, gilt titles & rules. A comprehensive overview of the duties of Justices of the Peace in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. View more info

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Juvenile Justice Advocacy: Practice in a Unique Court (Criminal and Urban Law Practice Handbook Series Number 4)

By: Besharov, Douglas J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Practising Law Institute: 1974

Seller ID: 1896064

Condition: Very Good


1 inch tear to spine head. Related article laid in. 1974 Hard Cover. xxiv, 558 pp. A judicial reference guide published for those judges in juvenile courts. View more info

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Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy

By: Breay, Claire

Price: $20.00

Publisher: British Library: 2015

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281912

ISBN: 0712357637

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 2015 Soft Cover. Granted by King John as a practical solution to a political crisis in 1215, Magna Carta has become a globally important document, as a resonant symbol of liberty and the rule of law. Two original copies of the charter are featured alongside a host of documents and artefacts illustrating its legacy, from the 1534 English translation to modern political cartoons. View more info

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From Contract to Covenant: Beyond the Law and Economics of the Family

By: Brinig, Margaret F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302569

ISBN: 0674002164

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint smudges to jacket. 2000 Hard Cover. 320 pp. This book is the first systematic account of the law and economics of the family. It explores the implications of economics for family law--divorce, adoption, breach of promise, surrogacy, prenuptial agreements, custody arrangements--and its limitations. Before a family forms, prospective partners engage in a kind of market activity that involves searching and bargaining, for which the economic analysis of contract law provides useful insights. Once a couple marries, the individuals become a family and their decisions have import... View more info

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Butler's Book: A Review of His Legal, Political, and Military Career

By: Butler, Benj. F. [Benjamin]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A. M. Thayer & Co.: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294778

Condition: Fair


First edition. Tears to cloth along front joint, edges heavily rubbed, loss to top corner of front board, front hinge broken, front free endpaper, second blank, and frontispiece loose but included; pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink name on second blank. 1892 Large Hardcover. 1154 pp. Illustrated with 125 engravings, maps, photograveres, etc. Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893) was a major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a ... View more info

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A Good Day at Saratoga

By: Carson, Gerald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: American Bar Association: 1978

Seller ID: 1930701

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Spine faded. 1978 Hard Cover. 59 pp. A commemorative publication celebrating the centennial of the founding of the American Bar Association in 1878, and honoring those who helped create it. Reproductions of historical engravings and photographs throughout. View more info

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

By: Connery, Donald S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276380

ISBN: 0399118233

Condition: Good


First edition. Inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Julian Street Jr., Donald S. Connery'). This volume was acquired as part of Street's personal collection. Related newspaper articles laid in. Boards and jacket lightly spotted on front and spine, small internal tear to jacket on front edge along spine. 1977 Hard Cover. 377, [5] pp. 8vo. Recounts the incredible ordeal of eighteen-year-old Peter Reilly, coerced by Connecticut state police into confessing to the murder of his mother and exonerated three years later through the efforts of outraged friends and neighbors. Includes ... View more info

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The Serpents Among Us: How to Protect Your Children From Sexual Predators, a Police Investigator's Perspective

By: Crough, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Millstone Justice: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2287929

ISBN: 0615287654

Condition: Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author with smiley face and no inscription. A fine copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. 363 pp. With his book, The Serpents Among Us, Patrick Crough has provided a priceless resource for anybody who loves kids. Drawing on his twenty years of experience as a major crimes investigator, Patrick has chronicled some of his most memorable cases. In page after page, he lets us in on his conversations with some of our culture's most heinous criminals - child molesters. Each story takes us deeper into the minds of these depraved predators. Though at times difficul... View more info

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Medical Licensure and Discipline in the United States

By: Derbyshire, Robert C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2073607

ISBN: 0801810825

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded, jacket price clipped, ink name on front endpaper, minimal pencil marks in text. Very Good. 1979 Hard Cover. xiv, 183 pp. 8vo. A short history of medical licensure and the surveys of law governing medical practice in the U.S. The later chapters deal with legal background for disciplinary actions taken by the licensing boards. View more info

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Under 21: A Young People's Guide to Legal Rights

By: Dorman, Michael

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Delacorte Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2135043

ISBN: 0440093899

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed, top edge foxed. Very Good. 1970 Hard Cover. 210 pp. 8vo. Explains 'in a clear, straightforward narrative the legal rights to which every young person is entitled. Ranging from criminal charges to every manner of civil liberty violation, from parental abuse to the foggy bottoms surrounding the most recent Supreme Court decisions affecting justice within the Armed Forces... [this] book encourages respect for the law and for society [but] at the same time it questions the injustices perpetrated falsely in the name of the law.' View more info

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Rules, Exceptions, and Social Order

By: Edgerton, Robert B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271326

ISBN: 0520054814

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. ix, [1], 328, [4] pp. 8vo. A study of various societies' systems of rules, their tendencies to follow and enforce them, and underlying motivations. View more info

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The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law & Politics

By: Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2001

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2293917

ISBN: 0195145887

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Spine lightly creased, wrappers lightly soiled. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 741 pp. An in-depth study which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1979, this book examines the famous case related to the legal status of a slave who claimed the Missouri Compromise provided for his emancipation. This case raised important legal questions about slavery, and underscored the divisiveness of the issue at a critical moment in the nation's history. View more info

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Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective (An Abridgment of The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics)

By: Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1981

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2293919

ISBN: 019502883X

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Spine faded. 1981 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 326 pp. This is an abridgement of the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Dred Scott Case, making Fehrenbacher's monumental work available to a wider audience. Although it condenses the original by half, all the chapters and major themes of the larger work have been retained, providing a masterful review of the issues before America on the eve of the Civil War. View more info

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The Country Lawyer in New England, 1790-1840 (Old Sturbridge Village Booklet Series, No. 23)

By: Fennelly, Catherine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Old Sturbridge Village: 1968

Seller ID: 2292309

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1968 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 48 pp. A history of law and lawyers in New England with black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Concerning Dissent and Civil Disobedience

By: Fortas, Abe

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet Special Broadside: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2204015

Condition: Good


1st printing. Edges rubbed, pages faintly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. x, 128 pp. Justice Abe Fortas believes that America has a constructive alternative to violence. He explains what this alternative is as he carefully defines both the limits and the scope of permissible dissent and civil disobedience. He describes the crucial, creative role these non-violent principles must play in today's revolutionary America.' Keywords: ABE FORTAS ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SUPREME COURT UNITED STATES AMERICA CONCERNING DISSENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE WE HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VIOLENCE AMERICAN HISTORY LAW LEGAL View more info

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The Oxford Book of Legal Anedotes

By: Gilbert, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1986

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2200936

ISBN: 0192141120

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Jacket price clipped. 1986 Hard Cover. xvi, 333 pp. A former lawyer and celebrated crime writer has compiled this vastly entertaining collection of anecdotes, drawing from the reminiscences of lawyers and criminals, witnesses and clerks. The law has a great hold over the imagination of the public: it is all-powerful, yet its servants can be fallible, and it is the foibles as well as the authority of judges and other legal practitioners that make this collection so enjoyable. Edward Carson cross-examining Oscar Wilde, Clarence Darrow defending J.T. Scopes for teaching the theory o... View more info

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Scotland Yard

By: Harrison, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company: 1949

Seller ID: 2277828

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Edges and gilt on spine lightly rubbed, a few light stains to a few pages. 1949 Hard Cover. xi, 269 pp. An authentic, intramural and operational presentation of the Yard which records the patience, perseverance of its men, the coordination of the divisions. From the files, a sequence of cases and their completion provides a working knowledge of the C.I.D. as they track down murderers, blackmailers, drug dealers, anarchists, spies, etc. and the special branches (The Flying Squad, Railway Police, Port of London Authority) as well as the departmental divisions (Medical Service; Laborat... View more info

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The Peltzer Case (Famous Trials Series)

By: Harry, Gerard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1928

Seller ID: 2278336

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, minor general wear. 1928 Hard Cover. vii, 243 pp. Except, perhaps, for the more recent Dreyfus affair, no criminal case of the nineteenth century has so profoundly stirred society as that revealed at the Court of assizes in Brabant, on the 22nd of December, 1882, where sentence of death was passed on the brothers Armand and Leon Peltzer for the willful murder of Guilliaume Bernays. View more info

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Civil and Religious Persecution in the State of New York. A Family Medical Instructor.

By: Hazard, Thomas R.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Colby & Rich: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037567

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rear wrapper soiled, edges rubbed with minor loss. 1876 Stapled Binding. 125 pp. 2 pages of publisher advertisements follow text, another appears on rear wrapper. Eight stapled gatherings. 8vo. A work of political protest relating to an act passed May 11th, 1874 regulating the practice of medicine and surgery in New York State. The author complains that the requirements set forth by the new legislation violate the religious beliefs of many of the state's citizens, and discusses numerous alternative medical treatments made illegal by the statute. Hoolihan 1597: With a fortune ama... View more info

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Oscar Wilde's Last Stand: Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

By: Hoare, Philip

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Arcade: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2207855

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. A nice copy. Near fine. 1998 Trade Paperback. vi, 250 pp. The first production of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1918 touched off a firestorm in London when the play's lead, exotic dancer Maud Allan, was denounced as belonging to the Cult of the Clitoris -- a feminine variation on the Cult of Wilde, the mark of degeneracy and perversion. The ensuing libel trial, brought to life in this authoritative, spellbinding book, raised the specters of hysteria, homophobia, and paranoia that, like Wilde himself, have haunted our century. View more info

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Trial of Mrs. Maybrick (Notable British Trials Series)

By: Irving, H.B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: William Hodge & Company, Ltd.: 1922

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2290596

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Ink owner stamp on front and rear endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. 354 pp. 8vo. An account of the trial of Florence Maybrick, who was convicted of murder after poisoning her husband with arsenic. Bruce Robinson recently released a book entitled They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper, in which he argues that the victim's brother was Jack the Ripper. View more info

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Brief on Historical Use of the Symbol and Words 'Red Cross'

By: Johnson & Johnson

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Johnson & Johnson: 1943

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2200519

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #263 (limitation number written in black ink). End matter foxed. 1943 Hard Cover. 92 pp. 4to. Maroon boards. An account of the use of the words Red Cross in history, together with historical examples and images from various sources. The limitation statement explains the reason for this volume's publication: 'The Seventy-eighth Congress of the United States has before it for deliberation S. 469... proposing to prohibit the commercial use of certain crosses of specified color and design. The purpose of this brief is to furnish exclusively to members of Congress a convenient refe... View more info

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Bloodsworth: The True Story of the First Death Row Inmate Exonerated by DNA

By: Junkin, Tim

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200971

ISBN: 1565124197

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Top page edges at rear of book faintly stained. Jacket lightly stained. 2004 Hard Cover. 294 pp. Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but when he was granted a new trial because his prosecutors improperly withheld evidence, the second trial also resulted in conviction. Bloodsworth read every book on criminal law in the prison library and persuaded a new lawyer to petition for the then-innovative DNA testing. After ... View more info

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Law in America: An Illustrated Celebration

By: Kauffman, Blair; Collier, Bonnie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Beaux Arts: 2001

Seller ID: 1917835

ISBN: 0883633450

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly toned at edges. 2001 Large Hardcover. 280 pp. 14 x 11 x 1 1/2. A visual chronology of the history of American law, highlighting numerous events that were influential in legal reform. Illustrated with photographs, paintings, and cartoons. View more info