Reuben Wood’s Library IV


Law Library – 67

Adamses Defence            0.10.0
[John Adams (1735-1826), A Defence of the Constitution and Government of the United States of America, London, 1787. 3 vol. 8vo.- UVa]
Adkins Reports              6.5.0
[Akyn’s Reports, London, 1781.  3 vol. 8 vo.;  Aleyn’s Reports, London, 1790 1vol fol]
Attornies Pocket Book            0.6.0
[The Attorney’s Compleat Pocket Book.  London : printed by his Majesty’s Law-Printers; for P. Uriel, T. Caslon, E. Brooke, and W. Stuart, 1780 (First edition 1741).  “By the Author of the Attorney’s practice epitomized” (another legal handbook published in 1743 and thought to have been written or edited by Edward Sayer, Esq.).
Blackstones Commentaries    4.6.0
[BLACKSTONE, William. COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND. Oxford: Clarendon, 1767-9. 4 vols, 4to.  “Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine; nothing but trouble, even danger, was to be expected from contact with it. Blackstone’s great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation. He has been accused of playing to the gallery, of flattering the national vice of complacency with existing institutions. The charge is in many respects just; but it is no small achievement to change the whole climate of public opinion. The law might be as much an ass after Blackstone as before, but it was a familiar ass… If the English constitution survived the troubles of the next century, it was because the law had gained a new popular respect, and his was due in part to the enormous success of Blackstone’s work.” PMM 212. Eller 1,2,4. ]
Blackstones Reports           3.15.0
[Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), Reports of cases determined in the several courts of Westminster Hall, from 1746 to 1779. 2 vols. 1781.]
Bescaria on Crimes        0.10.6
[Cesare Bonesana, Marchese Beccaria (1738-1794).  Originally published in Italian in 1764: Dei delitti e delle pene. First American Edition: An Essay on Crimes and Punishments. Written by the Marquis Beccaria, of Milan. With a commentary attributed to Monsieur de Voltaire. Philadelphia: Printed and sold by R. Bell, next door to St. Paul’s Church, in Third-Street. MDCCLXXVIII (1778).]
Burrises Justice              2.0.0
Burrows Reports             5.10.0
[Burrow’s Reports, London, 1790.  5vol. 8 vo. -UVa]
Coke Littleton            6.5.0
[Sir Edward Coke, The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, or, a Commentary upon Littleton.  Vol. 1 (of 4) published 1628.]
Coopers & Douglass Reports  4.0.0
Constitutions of England            0.10.0
[Jean Louis de Lolme (1740-1806), The constitution of England, or, An account of the English government : in which it is compared both with the republican form of government and the other monarchies in Europe / by J.L. de Lolme, advocate, member of the Council of the Two Hundred in the Republic of Geneva.   1st ed., London, 1775; New-York : Printed by Hodge & Campbell, 1792. 400pp, 12mo.]
Crown Circuit Companion        0.15.0
[W. Stubbs, The Crown Circuit Companion, [London] : In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gossling, 1738 (1st ed.); reprinted regularly, latest edition for Wood was 1799.
Cruis’s Essas on fines       0.8.6
[Cruise, William (d. 1824), An Essay on the Nature and Operation of Fines and Recoveries.  London : printed by W. Strahan and W. Woodfall, Law Printers to His Majesty, 1783.  Reprinted regularly in the 1790s, with a Dublin edition in 1788.]
Criminal Law                        1.0.0
[could be Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780), The law of crimes and misdemeanors. With the means of their prevention and punishment. Exhibiting, the pleas of the state against the offenders of society, under the following heads. I. The general nature of crimes and punishments. II. The persons capable of committing crimes. III. Their several degrees of guilt, as principals or accessories. IV. The several species of crimes, with the punishment annexed to each by the law. V. The means of preventing the perpetration of crimes. VI. The method of inflicting those punishments, which the law has annexed to each several crime and misdemeanor. Containing a valuable code of criminal law; being the complete book, of the celebrated Judge Blackstone’s commentaries on public wrongs.  Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Bell, in Third-Street, 1772; 386pp. 4vo.]
Debates in Convention        0.10.0
[?probably Debates and other proceedings of the Convention of Virginia : convened at Richmond, on Monday the 2d day of June 1788, for the purpose of deliberating on the constitution recommended by the Grand Federal Convention, to which is prefixed the federal constitution. Petersburg : Printed by Hunter and Prentis, 1788-1789. 485pp., 8vo.  The 2nd ed. was Richmond : Ritchie & Worsley and Augustine Davis, 1805.]
Debates in Congress    0.5.0
[?perhaps Debates in the Congress of the United States, on the bill for repealing the law “for the more convenient organization of the courts of the United States”; during the first session of the Seventh Congress. And a list of yeas and nays on that interesting subject.  Albany, Printed for Collier and Stockwell, 1802.  800 pp. 8vo.  The daily proceedings of the US Congress were not yet regularly printed by 1812.]
Durnsford States Reports    12.10.0
[? expensive!
Edgeworths Trials              0.10.0
English Laws                  5.0.0
[expensive!  Possibly Sir William Dugdale (1605-1686), Historical memorials of the English laws, or Origines juridiciales, or, Historical memorials of the English laws, courts of justice, forms of tryall, punishment in cases criminal, law writers, law books, grants and settlements of estates, degree of serjeant, Innes of court and chancery. Also a chronologie of the lord chancelors and keepers of the great seal, lord treasurers, justices itinerant, justices of the Kings bench and Common pleas, barons of the Exchequer, masters of the rolls, Kings attorneys and sollicitors, & serjeants at law, by William Dvgdale; 1st ed. 1666; London, 1790. 2vol folio.]
Elements of Jurisprudence    0.10.0
[Richard Wooddeson (1745-1822), Elements of jurisprudence treated of in the preliminary part of a course of lectures on the laws of England.  London: printed for T. Payne and Son, at the Mews Gate, 1783; 122pp. 4vo. (Dublin ed. 1792)]
Fastirs Crown?       0.15.0
A report of some proceedings on the commission for the trial of the rebels in the year 1746, in the county of Surry: and of other crown cases: to which are added discourses upon a few branches of the crown law : by Sir Michael Foster, knt. London, W. Clarke and sons, 1809; The 3d ed., with an appendix containing new cases. With additional notes and references by his nephew, Michael Dodson.  500pp. 8vo.  UVa has Foster’s Crown Law, Dodson, London, 1809. 1 vol. 8vo. / not in ESTC.]
Gilberts Law of Evidence        0.10.0

[Sir Geoffrey Gilbert (1674-1726), The law of evidence: with all the original references, carefully compared. To which is added, a great number of new references, … And now first publish’d from an exact copy taken from the original manuscript. With a compleat table to the whole. By a late learned judge.  Dublin, 1754; 260pp. 4o.]
Haywoods Reports 1 & 2 Vol    1.19.0
[John Haywood (1762-1826), Reports of cases adjudged in the Superior Courts of Law and Equity of the state of North-Carolina, from the year 1789, to the year 1798. By John Haywood, Esquire, one of the judges of the Superior Courts of Law and Equity.  Halifax [N.C.] : Printed by Abraham Hodge, 1799; 524pp. 8vo.  A second volume was published in 1806.]
Hales Crown Law              2.10.0
[Sir Matthew Hale, Pleas of the crown, or, A brief but full account of whatsoever can be found relating to that subject. 1st ed., London : Printed for Richard Tonson …1678; or London, Emlyn, Wilson and Dougherty, 1800.  2 vol. 8 vo.]
Hawkins Crown pleas            3.5.0
[William Hawkins (1673-1746), A treatise of the pleas of the crown; or, A system of the principal matters relating to that subject, digested under proper heads. By William Hawkins … The seventh edition: in which the text is carefully collated with the original work ; the marginal references corrected ; new references from the modern reporters added ; a variety of manuscript cases inserted ; and the whole enlarged by an incorporation of the several statutes upon subjects of criminal law, to the thirty-fifth year of George.  First ed. 1728; 7th ed, London, G. G. and J. Robinson [etc.] 1795- 4 vol. 8vo; expensive]
Hines practice                    1.0.0
Impies Pleader                1.0.0
[John Impey (d. 1829), The modern pleader, containing the several forms of declarations in all actions, with notes thereon; Also, A Collection of Choice and Useful Precedents, for Declarations in the Superior Courts, in the Action of Account, and Common Assumpsit, with those on Promissory Notes. To Which Are Added, A Variety of useful Notes and Observations; the several Cases determined in those Actions, with the Evidence necessary to Support Each Declaration; a Table of Names of Cases cited, and a copious Index; the whole made easy and useful to Students, and to the Practisers In Town And Country; Furnishing the Latter with the necessary Instructions for their Agents. By John Impey, Inner-Temple, Author Of The Instructor Clericalis. In The Courts Of King’s Bench And Common Pleas, AS Also The Office Of Sheriff.  London: printed for the author, by His Majesty’s law-printers, and sold by Joseph Butterworth, No. 43, Fleet-Street, 1794; 510pp. 8vo.]
Impies Practice                2.5.0
[John Impey (d. 1829), The new instructor clericalis, stating the authority, jurisdiction, and modern practice of the Court of King’s Bench. With directions for commencing and defending actions, entring [sic] up judgments, … To which are added, the rules of the court, … The whole illustrated by useful notes and observations … Also, the office of sheriff, … By John Impey. London: 1782 (650pp. 8vo.
Instructor Clerecalas        0.7.0
[Robert Gardiner, Instructor Clericalis, being a collection of choice and useful precedents for pleadings both in the Kings-Bench and Common-Pleas.  London, 1705, 1721 et. seq.. 7 vol. 8vo. original ed. UVa]
Jesse Surveying                    0.7.0
[Zachariah Jess, A compendious system of practical surveying, and dividing of land: concisely defined, methodically arranged, and fully exemplified. The whole adapted for the easy and regular instruction of youth, in our American schools. Compiled by Zachariah Jess, schoolmaster in Wilmington. Copy right secured according to law.  Wilmington, Del.: Printed by Bonsal and Niles–for the compiler, 1799; 300pp. 8vo.  Incl. Table of logs, 59, [1] p. at end; Evans, 35670. Rink, E. Technical Americana, 2390 ]
Jennings Works                2.2.6
Kelings Reports                0.5.1
[William Kelynge (d. 1774), A report of cases in Chancery, the King’s Bench, &c. in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth years of his late Majesty King George the Second; during which Time Lord King was Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and the Lord Raymond and Lord Hardwicke were Lord Chief Justices of England. To which are now added about seventy additional cases. By William Kelynge, of the Inner Temple, Esq.  London, 1764;  2 vol. 2o. -1st ed. 1740; UVa had 1764 ed.]
Laws of the United States    1.11.6
[?UVA- Laws of the United States, by Colvin, 1 vol. 8vo.]
Laws of North Carolina       1.11.0
[Laws of the state of North-Carolina. Published, according to act of Assembly, by James Iredell, now one of the associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Edenton [N.C.], Printed by Hodge & Wills, printers to the state of North-Carolina, 1791.  740pp., folio.]
Laws of North Carolina        0.6.6
[a second, beat-up copy of Iredell?]
Law of Copartnership        0.10.0
Leachs Crown Law            1.5.0
[Thomas Leach (1746-1818), Cases in crown law, determined by the twelve judges, by the Court of King’s Bench, and by Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer and general gaol delivery, from the fourth year of George the Second to the twenty-ninth year of George the Third. By Thomas Leach, Esq. of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law.  Dublin:  Printed by P. Byrne, 108, Grafton-Street, 1789; 475pp. 8vo. (UVa has 1815, 2 vol. 8vo.)]
Linch Laws Philadelphia        0.16.6
Loveless on Bills of Lading        1.0.0
[Peter Lovelass (1786-1812), A full, clear, and familiar explanation of the law concerning bills of exchange, promissory notes, and the evidence on a trial by jury relative thereto; with a description of bank notes, and the privilege of attornies. By Peter Lovelass, of the Inner Temple, gent. Author of the Law’s disposal.  [Philadelphia] Printed by Joseph Crukshank, no. 91, High-Street, between Second and Third-Streets, 1791 (3rd ed.), 146pp. 8vo.]
Lofts Reports                    2.5.0
[Great Britain, Court of King’s Bench, Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King’s Bench from Easter term 12 Geo. 3. to Michaelmas 14 Geo. 3. to Michaelmas 14 Geo. 3. (both inclusive.) With some select cases in the Court of Chancery, and of the Common Pleas, which are within the Same Period. To which is Added, the Case of General Warrants, and a Collection of Maxims. By Capel Lofft, Esquire, of Lincoln’s Inn.  London: printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law Printers to His Majesty, 1776; 1,000pp 2o.;  UVa-Lofft’s Reports, London, 1776.  1 vol. fol.]
MacNallies Evidence        1.11.0
[Leonard MacNally, Esq., The Rules of Evidence on Pleas of the Crown, Illustrated from Printed and Manuscript Trials and Cases. London: J. Butterworth, 1802.]
Martins Revisal            2.16.0
[Francois Xavier Martin, ed., Martin’s Revisal of Iredell’s Laws of the State of North Carolina (originally publ. 1790), New Bern, 1804.]
Martains Reports                0.5.0
[Francois Xavier Martin,  Notes of a few decisions in the Superior courts of the state of North Carolina [1778-1797] and in the Circuit court of the United States for the district of North Carolina” [1792-1796] ]
Midfords Pleadings            0.16.0
[John Mitford, Baron Redesdale (1748-1830), A treatise on the pleadings in suits in the Court of Chancery by English bill. In two books.  London : printed for W. Owen, 1780; 134pp. 8vo.]
Modern Reports                  2.5.0
[Modern Reports Leach London, 1793.  12 vol. 8vo.- UVa]
Montisques Spirit of Laws        2.0.0
[Charles, Baron de Montesquieu, The Spirit of Laws (1748; first English trans. 1750), a very influential treatise on political and legal theory.]
Montisques Laws            2.15.0
[Another copy? both are expensive!]
Peak Evidence                    0.15.0
[Thomas Peake, A Compendium of the Law of Evidence.  Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by P. Byrne, 1802.]
Perkins Conveyances           0.7.0

Pothier on Obligations            0.15.0
[Robert Joseph Pothier, A treatise on obligations, considered in a moral and legal view, translated from the French of Pothier; 2 Vol., Newburn, N.C., Martin and Ogden, 1802. (Translation of Traité des obligations, by Francois Xavier Martin himself.]
Powell on Contracts        1.5.0
[John Joseph Powell, Essay Upon the Law of Contracts and Agreements.  1st edition– London, 1792.  1st American edition– Walpole: Printed at the Press of Thomas & Thomas by Cheever Felch, 1802.]
Raymonds Reports            5.0.0 
[ expensive!   Robert Raymond, Baron Raymond (1673-1733), Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the courts of King’s Bench and Common Pleas, in the reigns of The late King William, Queen Anne, King George the First, King George the Second. Taken and collected by the Right Honourable Robert Lord Raymond, Late Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King’s Bench.  London, 1743; 2 vol., 1600pp., 2o.  There is a separate volume containing cases from the reign of Charles II, and subsequent editions bringing it into the reign of George III.]
Samuel Chases Trials    0.10.0
[Report of the Trial of the Hon. Samuel Chase, One of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, Before the High Court of Impeachment, Composed of the United States Senate… with the Necessary Documents and Official Papers From his Impeachment to final Acquital.  Baltimore, 1805. Chase was a Federalist Justice appointed by George Washington.]
Sanders on uses & trusts   1.5.0
[Francis William Sanders, An Essay of the Law of Uses and Trusts, and on the Nature and Operation of Conveyances at Common Law, 1792 (3rd ed. 1813)]
Solicitors Guide                0.10.0
[Richard Boote (d. 1782), The solicitor’s guide and tradesman’s instructor, concerning bankrupts. Containing The Law relating thereto; with plain Directions whereby every one may see how he may be affected by, and in what Manner act under a Commission of Bankrupt; whether he be Debtor, Creditor or Assignee: Also the Bankrupt is shewn his Interest and Duty, and the Method to obtain his Certificate, and the Solicitor (or his Clerk) enabled to proceed under a Commission with Ease and Expedition. To which is annexed the various forms of proceedings, viz. Memorandums, Depositions, Examinations, Affidavits, Letters of Attorney, Orders of Dividend, Certificate, Bill of Fees, &c. with Instructions relating to the same. By the author of The solicitor’s practice in the High Court of Chancery epitomized.  London: J. Worrall, 1760 (1781, 1794; 72pp. 8vo.), or Richard Edmunds, The solicitor’s guide to the practice of the office of pleas in His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer, at Westminster; in which are Introduced Bills of Costs in Various Cases, and A Variety of useful Precedents, With a Compleat Index to the Whole. By Richard Edmunds, One of the Attornies of the said Office.  London, 1794.  332pp. 8vo.
?Statutes of England            0.7.6
[not UVa- Statutes at Large, from 9 Henry III to 5 George IV. London, 41 vol.! 8vo.]
Taylors Reports        1.0.0
[NC Supreme Ct publ. by FX Martin]
Thomas Cooper                0.0.6
[Thomas Cooper (1759-1839 was an English academic and lawyer who was tried and imprisoned in 1799 under the Alien and Sedition Act for writing an article libeling President John Adams.  He was appointed a professor of law at the University of Virginia by Thomas Jefferson and taught at other universities.  This could be Account of the Trial of Thomas Cooper (Philadelphia, 1800), or his The Bankrupt Law of American Compared with that of England (1801), or one of this earlier works on politics.]
?Thomas Murrays Trial            0.8.0
[xLOC; no Thomas Murray anything in ESTC]
Trial of Thos. Walker        0.10.0
[Thomas Walker (1749-1817), The whole proceedings on the trial of an action brought by Thomas Walker, merchant, against William Roberts, barrister at law, for a libel. Tried by a special jury at the assizes at Lancaster, March 28, 1791, before the Hon. Sir Alexander Thomson, Knight, One of the Barons of his Majesty’s Court of Exchequer. taken in short hand by Joseph Gurney.  Manchester, 1791; 208pp. 8vo.
Trials per pais                  0.15.0
[Giles Duncombe, Trials per pais. Or The law of England concerning juries by nisi prius, &c. With a compleat treatise of the law of evidence.  London, 5th ed., 1718; 532pp. 8vo. (Dublin and Philadelphia, 1793).]
Vatals Law of Nations  1.10.0
Virginia Debates            1.10.0
[Virginia Convention (1788) Debates and other proceedings of the Convention of Virginia, convened at Richmond, on Monday the 2d day of June, 1788, for the purpose of deliberating on the Constitution recommended by the Grand Federal Convention. To which is prefixed, the Federal Constitution.  Petersburg, 1789.  3 vol. 8vo.]
Wards Law of Nations        1.5.0
[Robert Ward, An Enquiry into the Foundation and History of the Laws of Nations in Europe from the Time of the Greeks and Romans, to the Age of Grotius.  2 vol., London, 1795.]
?Wats on Cross & Rasaw ?    0.15.0
Wilsons & Sulkeld Repts    10.0.0
[Great Britain. Court of King’s Bench Reports, 1688-1712.  Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King’s Bench: with some special cases in the courts of Chancery, Common Pleas, and Exchequer, alphabetically digested under proper heads; from the first year of K. William and Q. Mary to the tenth year of Q. Anne. By William Salkeld, late Serjeant at Law. With two tables; one of the Names of the Cases, the other of the Principal Matters therein contained. In one volume complete. Allowed and approved of by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, and all the Judges. Being the most useful Collection of Cases for Justices of Peace, and also for Barristers, Students, and all Practisers of the Law.  London: printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty; for Edward Johnston, in Ludgate Street, 1773; 3 vol. folio.  UVa- Salkeld’s Reports, Evans, London, 1795. 3 vol. 8vo.]
Wooderans Institutes        5.2.6
[ John Wood, Rector of Cadleigh,  Institutes of ecclesiastical and civil polity. By the Reverend John Wood, B.D. Rector of Cadleigh, in Devonshire, and formerly of Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge.  London: Printed for B. Law, Numb. 13, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1773; 142pp. 8vo.; UVa- Wood’s Institutes, London 1772,1 vol. fol.; or Wooddeson’s Lectures on the Laws of Eng. Lond 1793… 3 vol. 8vo.]


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