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Trials for Adultery, Or, The History of Divorces
  • Language: en

Trials for Adultery, Or, The History of Divorces

[Trial].[Adultery and Divorce]. Trials for Adultery: Or, the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons, for Adultery, Fornication, Cruelty, Impotence, &c. From the Year 1760, to the Present Time. Including the whole of the Evidence on Each Cause. Together With the Letters, &c. That Have Been Intercepted Between the Amorous Parties. The Whole Forming a Complete History of the Private Life, Intrigues, and Amours of Many Characters in the Most Elevated Sphere: Every Scene and Transaction, However Ridiculous, Whimsical, or Extraordinary, Being Fairly Represented, as Becomes a Faithful Historian, Who is Fully Determined Not to Sacrifice Truth at the Shrine of Guilt and Folly. Ta...

Directives and Norms
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 188

Directives and Norms

  • Categories: Law

Ross, Alf Loar, Brian, Editor.Directives and Norms. New York: Humanities Press, [1967]. ix, 188 pp. Reprint available April 2009 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-961-2. ISBN-10: 1-58477-961-6. Cloth with dust jacket. $65.00 * Reprint of the first American edition. One of the most interesting jurists of the post-World War II era, Ross [1899-1979] was a legal and moral philosopher, scholar of international law and the leading representative of Scandinavian Legal Realism. This book and On Law and Justice (1958) are his principal works. In Directives and Norms Ross asks whether imperatives (or, to use his term, 'directives') are subject to logic in the same way as indicatives. He shows the difference between indicative and directive discourse and explains the concepts 'directive' and 'norm' as they function in the social sciences, especially in the study of law. A contemporary essay in the Modern Law Review (32:544), though critical of this work, was still impressed by its "clear and convincing account" of these processes.

Burke, Select Works
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 844

Burke, Select Works

  • Categories: Law

An appealing compilation of Burke's principal works, including On the Causes of the Present Discontents (1770), which treats the expulsion of Wilkes from Parliament and the value of political parties, the speech On Conciliation with the American Colonies (1775), which supported the cause of the colonists, and Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), a classic criticism of the revolution and its actors. Burke [1729-1797] is considered a founder of modern conservatism. This is true to some extent, but not quite. He believed in popular government and recognized the inevitability of change. Indeed, he believed that a state that could not adapt to change was a state doomed to failure.

The Legal Code of Ælfred the Great
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 147

The Legal Code of Ælfred the Great

Alfred, King of Wessex. The Legal Code of Aelfred the Great. Edited With an Introduction by Milton Haight Turk. Boston: Published by Ginn and Company, 1893. viii, 147 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2003056437. ISBN 1-58477-392-8. Cloth. $95. * A legendary figure in Medieval history, Aelfred [871-899] expelled the Vikings from England and founded the first significant centralized kingdom in present-day England and Wales. A learned monarch, he was well-versed in Christian theology and Classical thought. His legal code attempted to teach his subjects about their duty, the king's authority and the collective destiny of Wessex. Indeed, the preface contains a history of law beginning with the Ten Commandments, which suggests that he believed his subjects were a new people of God. Not a code or handbook in the conventional sense, it aimed to promote the king as a lawgiver on Roman and biblical models. This edition contains the complete text of the code with full scholarly apparatus and an extensive introduction that discusses manuscripts of the code, philological issues and the code's legal and literary qualities.

Jurisprudence
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 543

Jurisprudence

  • Categories: Law

Reprint of the sole edition of Pound's magnum opus. This monumental work which was the culmination of a life devoted to the study of the law and its philosophical underpinnings. One of the most important contributions to the world's legal literature of the century in which he advances his views on sociological jurisprudence. According to Pound, the law should be flexible to meet the changing needs of society. More important, it must recognize the needs of humanity and take contemporary social conditions into account. Within are parts that cover The Nature of Law, Sources, Forms, Modes of Growth, Application and Enforcement of Law, The System of Law, chapters include Law and Morals-Jurisprudence and Ethics, Law and the State-Jurisprudence and Politics, The Judicial Process in Action, Obligations-Duties of Performance and of Restitution, Comparative Civil Procedure.

Seidman's Legislative History of Federal Income Tax Laws, 1938-1861
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1166

Seidman's Legislative History of Federal Income Tax Laws, 1938-1861

Seidman, J[acob] S. Seidman's Legislative History of Federal Income Tax Laws 1938-1861. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., [1938]. xviii, 1166 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-336-7. Cloth. $225. * This legislative history of the course of federal income tax laws as they have proceeded through Congress will be useful to those arguing or ruling on tax cases. The work collects the texts of the committee reports and discussions on the floor of Congress relating to all of the income tax provisions of the Revenue Acts from 1861 to 1938 that are of interpretive significance. Material is arranged act by act in inverse chronology. "The principle contribution is that it gathe...

A Summary of the Roman Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

A Summary of the Roman Law

Taylor, John. A Summary of the Roman Law, Taken from Dr. Taylor's Elements of the Civil Law to which is Prefixed A Dissertation on Obligation. London: Printed for T. Payne, at the Mews Gate, 1772. lxx, 328, [31] pp. Reprint available March, 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-506-8. Cloth. $95. * Taylor's Elements is a landmark in the history of English reception of Roman law. Later published in 1754, it was originally a primer on the Roman law and the principles of law in general for the grandsons of the Earl of Granville, to whom he had been appointed tutor. Taylor [1704-1766], who was a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, an advocate of Doctor's Commons and a member of th...

Principles of International Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 461

Principles of International Law

  • Categories: Law

Kelsen, Hans. Principles of International Law. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. [1952]. xvii, 461 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-325-1. Cloth. $85. * Upon his retirement from the faculty of University of California at Berkeley in 1952, noted legal philosopher and political scientist Hans Kelsen [1881-1973] produced arguably this his most important work, "... a systematic study of the most important aspects of international law, including international delicts and sanctions, reprisals, the spheres of validity and the essential function of international law, creation and application of international law and national law." Nicoletta Bersier Ladavac, "Hans Kelsen (1881 - 1973) Biographical Note and Bibliography," European Journal of International Law Vol. 9 (1998) No. 2.

History of the Harvard Law School and of Early Legal Conditions in America
  • Language: en

History of the Harvard Law School and of Early Legal Conditions in America

Warren, Charles. History of the Harvard Law School and of Early Legal Conditions in America. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1908. Three volumes. xiv, 543; iv, 560; 397 pp. Illustrated. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-29193. ISBN 1-58477-006-6. Cloth. $275. * The definitive history. Warren provides a fascinating account of law studies, lawyers, legal practice and legal conditions in America from 1640 to 1817--the year of the foundation of the Harvard Law School. This is followed by a comprehensive history of the Harvard Law School from 1817 to 1908. Volume three contains a complete, detailed biographical Alumni Roll for the Harvard Law School, with selected class pictures and an alumni index. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 201. The set is also available in handsome quarter calf with raised bands, gilt-stamped lettering-pieces and gilt embellishments, over marble boards for $850.

The Genius of the Common Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 141

The Genius of the Common Law

Pollock, Sir Frederick. The Genius of the Common Law. New York: The Columbia University Press, 1912. vii, 141 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-047160. ISBN 1-58477-043-0. Cloth. $60. * A collection of Sir Frederick Pollock's lectures from the Carpentier Series at Columbia University. Holdsworth praised the eight lectures as a discussion of "...critical studies of aspects and characteristics of the common law which only an accomplished legal historian, a master of the modern law, and a professor of jurisprudence could have written." Holdsworth, Some Makers of English Law 287. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 143.