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LUCAS, Charles (intro.) Recueil des débats des Assemblées Législatives de la France sur la question de la peine de mort.
Paris : 1831First edition of this collection of reports on the subject of the death penalty given to the French National Assembly, including those delivered by Berenger and Lapelletier, among others, with an introduction and notes by the influential early French abolitionist and Inspector General of prisons Charles Lucas. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 91118
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traités de législation civile et pénale,
Paris : 1802First edition, translated and edited by Étienne Dumont, from Bentham's manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont of Bentham's ideas.
"Romilly tells an amusing story of Bentham's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 101581
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Mémoires et plaidoyers de M. Linguet, avocat à Paris.
Liège : 1776A highly attractive set of Linguet's legal defences. Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) was a French journalist and lawyer "whose delight in taking views opposing everyone else's earned him exiles, imprisonment, and finally the guillotine" (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). Throughout the 1760s and 1770s Linguet was perhaps the most renowned lawyer... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 130268
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Trattati di legislazione civile e penale.
Naples : 1818First edition in Italian of Bentham's Theory of Legislation, originally published in French, edited by Etienne Dumont from Bentham's original manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128947
TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de, & Gustave de Beaumont. Système pénitentiaire aux États-Unis,
Brussels : 1837Third edition of this landmark report on prison reform, first published in 1833. Prompted by the dismal and ineffective state of France's penitentiary system in the 1820s, the French government commissioned Tocqueville and Beaumont - two friends, both young magistrates at the time - to complete a tour of America (which was then seen as leading the way... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 91100
[PARKER, Henry.] The Case of Shipmony [sic] briefly discoursed,
[London] : 1640First edition(?) with the spelling "Policy" in the title; STC notes two other editions of the same year with the spelling "Policie". The Case of Shipmony "occupies a special place in the history of English political thought: The Case of Shipmony may be the first intellectually significant political pamphlet of the Long Parliament era. In this crisp... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 96597
KOESTLER, Arthur, & Albert Camus. Réflexions sur la peine capitale.
Paris : 1957First edition, number 209 of 260 large paper copies on vélin teinté paper, of which 250 are numbered and 10 are hors commerce. Edited by the French legislator and journalist Jean Bloch-Michel, one of Camus's friends and a former colleague at Combat, this work includes two polemical essays in opposition to capital punishment - Camus's Réflexions sur... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118368
JONES, Samuel. A Treatise on the Right of Suffrage, with an Appendix.
Boston : 1842First and only edition of this early American treatise on suffrage, intending "to present to the public the principles on which the right of suffrage is founded, and by which the exercise of that right out to be regulated No work is now before the public, in which the subject has been fully examined and reduced to its true principles" (preface, p.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 137463
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Truth versus Ashhurst; or Law as it is, contrasted with what it is said to be. Written in December, 1792. And now first published.
London : 1823First edition. The text was also printed the same year by Carlile, with Bentham's name on the title and a short annoucement that the work was first printed (i.e. by Moses) "by order of Mr. Bentham for distribution among his friends", before Carlile asked whether the work might be made available for a wider audience and duly produced his own edition.
This... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 101585
SELDEN, John. Mare Clausum seu De Dominio Maris Libri Duo.
London : 1635First edition of a "classic of maritime law" (JFB), originally drafted around 1619 at the request of James I for an Anglo-Dutch conference on fishing rights. Among the Dutch representatives was Hugo Grotius, whose Mare Liberum of 1609 had proposed that the seas were free to all. The English lawyer and antiquarian Selden's purpose was to establish the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129464
[DAVIES, Sir John.] A discoverie of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued, nor brought under obedience of the crowne of England, untill the beginning of his Majesties happie raigne.
[London] : 1612First edition; rare in commerce. As part of the regime consolidating English rule following the defeat of Tyrone's rebel forces, Sir John Davies's career in Ireland spanned 16 years' service, first as solicitor-general, 1603-6, then as attorney-general, 1606-19. More than any other English administrator, Davies realised that military force in itself... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 86755
LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Covenant.
?Paris : 1919First and only printing of this original draft, docketed on the front wrapper by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". Library Hub locates just six copies of this draft: Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Wellesley,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132162
MOREAU-CHRISTOPHE, L.-M. (trans.) De l'état actuel et de la réforme des prisons de Grande-Bretagne.
Paris : 1838First edition in French of the official reports on the state of the prisons made in Great Britain in the 1830s, covering prisons in England, Ireland and Scotland, with preliminary observations by Messrs Crawford and Russell on the silent system and the separate system. A survey of the various prisons is followed by an 80-page part concerning reforms... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 91107
HOUGHTON, Thomas. A Book of Funds:
London : 1695First edition. Houghton proposes methods of financing the Nine Years' War, of which his first is most notable: that everyone condemned to death in England be offered a reprieve of their sentence for all crimes save murder, in return for them paying the exchequer full compensation for their crimes, be levied an additional fine, and pay 50 a year thereafter.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135167
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
Paris : 1841Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis which caused a scandal by equating all property with theft. In the wake of the social turmoil caused by the economic decline in France in 1839-40 and the July Monarchy's lapse into a "religion of property", Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) argued thatunlike freedom and equalitythe... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 121060
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
Paris : 1841Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis, together with the first editions of his two succeeding works, the "deuxième" and "troisième" memoirs. Qu'est-ce que la propriété? was first published in 1840, and shocked its readership with its famous assertion that "all property is theft", which remains widely cited among radical... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129328