Santiago de Chile: La Academia Chilena, 1956. 152 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Contains: El tratado secreto peruano-boliviano de 1873 y la diplomacia brasilena; El "Valdiviano federal" y el federalismo en Valdivia; Abogados titulados en Chile en El Siglo XIX; and Fuentes para la historia del trabajo en el Reino de Chile. II.-Cuenta y relación de los jornales en el obraje de Peteroa. 1602-1609. A very good copy, shelf worn.
Paris: Imprimerie Arnous de Rivière, 1874. 8 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Speech to the members of "la Société d'anthropologie de Paris" on natural law. Later republished in Acollas' "Introduction à l'étude du droit" (1885). Emile Acollas (1826,-1891) was a French Law professor much involed with the League of Peace and Freedom and an advocate of decentralised federalism, revocable mandates for elected representatives and free association a way of gaining an equitable distribution of goods. OCLC shows a single copy at Harvard Law. A very good copy with a mail fold.
[Philadelphia]: 1800. 8 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. An early extradition case which grew into a firestorm of protest. Thomas Nash, who had participated in a bloody mutiny on a British ship, had escaped the British manhunt for the mutineers, only to be spotted in the United States where he was detained. The British wanted him extradited under the terms of the Jay Treaty. Nash then claimed he was an American citizen by the name of Jonathan Robbins, when in fact he was Irish. Though there were no charges brought against him, he had a habeas corpus hearing and was extradited by Judge Thomas Bee with the tacit approval of President John Adams. The British executed him and the Jeffersonians, fueled by anti-British sentiments, kept his case alive, where it was then taken up in Congress. Many of these same legal issues have surfaced again since 2001. Stab holes at inner margin but still a very good+ unopened (uncut) copy. Evans 38782.
Valparaiso: Imprenta del Deber, 1877. iv, 85 pp. Sm. 4to. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Jose Alfonso (1832-1918) was an author of number of books on the law, and a later work on Commercial law is noted in Borchard's 'Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile'. Not in OCLC. A copy is located at the BN Chile. Front wrapper soiled, chipped, and stained, marginal damp stain to fore edge of last few leaves, a good copy. Echeverría y Reyes, Ensayo de una biblioteca chilena de legislación y jurisprudencia: 234.
New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1943. x, 243 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Number IV of the Columbia Legal Studies, Edwin W. Patterson, ed. L.S. Rowe, foreword. "This discussion of Argentine constitutional law is particularly concerned with the role of the judicial department in the maintenance of the federal system and in protection of individual rights. There is emphasis, too, on the relationship between Argentine consitutional law and that of the United States. Many of the provisions of the Argentine constitution of 1853 were modeled on similar provisions of the constitution of the United States. The decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court have served constantly as precedents for Argentine judicial decisions, and profound knowledge of the constitutional law and history of the U.S. has helped to shape Argentine constitutional history. But the dissimilarities in social and economic conditions in the two countries have been reflected in differences in their constitutions and laws. The differences as well as the similarities are analyzed in this illuminating study," (Publlisher). A near fine copy with "Review Copy" stamp on free front endpaper. No dust jacket.
Concepcion: Imprenta Chile, de Braulio Rojas, 1920. 39 pp. Sm. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. Thesis at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Chile. On Prisons.See: Memoria Chilena - Bibliografía: 758065. Copies at BN Chile & Univ. Talca. A very good copy with small chips and tears along spine, tear and small crease to rear wrapper.
Valparaiso: Imprenta de la Patria, 1884. 35 pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. Proposals for constitutional reform to limit the power of the clergy, landed interests, and the presidency while Balmaceda was Minister of Interior under the presidency of Domingo Santa María. The reform of the 1833 constitution was one of the main planks of the Liberal Party. Copies at : Harvard, Univ. of Conn., Ibero-Amer. Inst, and BN Chile. Lacking the wrappers else very good.
Santiago: Imprenta de la Libreria del Mercurio, 1876. 93 pp. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. Famous long lawsuit involving the inheritance of the Bucalemu farm. For a full discussion see 'Obras completas de Don José Clemente Fabres' (Santinago de Chile: Cervantes, 1909), Volume 5, pp. 131-254. OCLC locates only two copies: Harvard Law and BN Chile. A very good copy, spine chipped.
London: Printed for William Owen, in Fleet-Street; and Joseph Gurney, at No. 39, in Bread-Street, 1768. 74 pp. Folio. Later cloth over paper covered boards, new endpapers. First edition. Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore, 4th Proprietor of Maryland (1731-1771) was an English nobleman who led a scandalous lifestyle. Though acquitted in this trial for the abduction and rape of Sarah Woodcock, he left England and never returned, dying in Naples at the age of 39. A good copy, boards scuffed, first and last leaves professionally repaired, reinforced, and remounted, one leaf with repaired tear mostly to margin, a number of leaves restored at the bottom margins, some marginal damp stain, fore edges with minor chips, text not affected. ESTC N13769.
Cochabamba [Bolivia]: Imprenta de el Haraldo, 1887. 38 pp. Sm. 8vo. Disbound. First edition. "El sistema de la prueba legal subyuga la conciencia del juez. El sistema de la prueba moral fundado en la convicción íntima, establece la dictadura judicial. El sistema mixto que constituye la convicción intima motivada, garantiza la justicia de la decisión." Rare. Not in OCLC nor any European or Latin American catalogues. Removed from a larger volume, lacking the wrappers, top edge trimmed obscuring inked notations, two inked mailing tamps on rear leaf, contents quite good. Biblioteca Boliviana. Segundo suplmento: 5285.
Washington [D.C.]: Government Printing Office, 1865. 122 pp. 8vo. Removed from a larger volume. First edition. John Armor Bingham (1815-1900) was one of three judges in charge of the trial of the conspirators for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Here he answers the objections raised by the lawyers for the accused that the military tribunal set up to try the conspirators had no jurisdiction, that it was illegal, and unconstitutional. Bingham argues that Lincoln, as commander-in-chief has been murdered within military lines, that in certain circumstances the president may not be able to carry out his oath to protect the constitution without a declaration of martial law, and martial law allows for the use of military commissions. For a detailed analysis see Thomas Reed Turner, 'The Military Trial,' in "The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators" (2003), pp. xxi-xxviii. Lacking the wrappers but otherwise a very good clean copy. Sabin 5461. Monaghan 403. McDade 625.
n.p. n.p. 1856. 16 pp. 8vo. Removed. First edition. Philemon Bliss (1813-1889) was an Ohio Congressman, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, a Missouri Supreme Court justice, and later Dean of the Law School for the University of Missouri. Here he demolishes quite adroitly, the legal arguments for slavery. A very good copy with light browning of leaves and a soiled spot along bottom margin of several leaves. LCP. Afro-Americana 1287. Dumond p. 28.
Chicago: Printed by the Chicago Legal News Co. 1886. 36 pp. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. First edition. One of three surviving speeches given less than two weeks after the Haymarket bombings and the only one by a lawyer. Bonney was a lawyer, President of the Citizens' Law and Order league of the United States, and talked about as a possible Supreme Court Justice. He asked for vengeance: "it is the nature of law to retaliate." Draconian law, "well and fearlessly enforced," alone could subdue anarchists. It is an argument that is frighteningly familiar to the rhetoric used since the World Trade Center attacks. "The law defined by Bonney enabled a kind of blind destructiveness aimed not at specific criminals but at the world of sedition in which they operated, if need be at the expense of actual criminal law and the freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed in the Constitution. By a brutal counterattack they sought to strike fear into the hearts of future revolutionary terrorists an anyone who might sympathize with them. When under fire, liberty defined as public safety displaced liberty as free expression," (Fellman: In the Name of God and Country, Yale, 2001; p. 167). Provenance: signed Wm. G. Dietz (a Cleveland lawyer?). Wrappers soiled and creased else a very good copy, owner's name on front wrapper, text clean. Glenn, Haymarket Affair: an annotated bibliography: 10.
Santiago de Chile: Imp. La Tarde, 1929. 103 pp. Sm. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Thesis at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Chile. On Adoption. In 1924 the Geneva Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted and there was much discussion of this issue in Chile at the time. OCLC locates copies at BN Chile & LA Law Center. A very good copy with inch tear to heel of spine, tears to margins of a few browned leaves.
Santiago de Chile: Imprenta La Ilustración, 1917. 293 pp. Sm. 4to. Stapled paper wrappers. First edition. Thesis at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences at the University of Chile. Criminal Law. OCLC locates copies at Columbia Law, NYPL, Pontificia Univ.,& BN Chile; additional copies at Univ. Talca, Santiago, Biblio Ponder Legislativo. A good unopened (uncut) copy, lacking the wrappers, spine chipped, first blank detached, chip to fore edge of detached half title and title, small tear to edge of next six leaves and last leaf, leaves browning.
Boston: Ginn & Co. 1890-1891. xx, 337 pp. + Adv ; xx, 404 pp. + Adv . 8vo. Cloth. Systematic Series, ed. by the University Faculty of Political Science in Columbia College. Volume 1: Sovereignty and liberty; Volume 2: Government. A bit of wear to the extremities else very good copies, owner's bookplates and signature, clean and tight. A nice set.
London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1780. xvi, 312 pp. Sm. 8vo. Disbound. Third edition. Burlamaqui's "vision of constitutionalism had a major influence on the American Founders; for example, Burlamaqui’s understanding of checks and balances was much more sophisticated and practical than that of Montesquieu, in part because Burlamaqui’s theory contained the seed of judicial review. He was frequently quoted or paraphrased, sometimes with attribution and sometimes not, in political sermons during the pre- revolutionary era.... He was the first philosopher to articulate the quest for happiness as a natural human right, a principle that Thomas Jefferson later restated in the Declaration of Independence.,” (Kopel, BYU Journal of Public Law, V.22, 1, p 94). Lacking the boards and endpapers, spine present with 5 raised bands and gilt decorations, title soiled, chips to corners, damp stain along lower edge of first 2 dozen leaves, owner's name on last leaf, binding still solid and text clean with some foxing. ESTC T117619.
London: Ward and Lock, 1862. iv, 315 pp. 16mo. Modern red cloth with gilt titles. First edition. Abridged translation of: 'Mémoires de Canler'. Louis Canier, chief of the Paris Surete (1849-1851), was famous as a detective, whose work included the search for the attempted assassins of Louis Philippe, Orsini's attack on Napoleon III, and the interrogation of Lacenaire, the poet-murderer. Scarce. OCLC locates only 10 copies of the first edition. A very good+ copy, nearly invisible bookseller's blind stamp on first blank, new endpapers. Borowitz: C.8. Hubin (1980): p.63.