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David S. Terry of California. Dueling Judge., Buchanan, A. Russell.
1 Buchanan, A. Russell. David S. Terry of California. Dueling Judge.
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A First Edition Hardcover. A biography of California' s David S. Terry (1823-1889) , best known for having shot to death in a duel U. S. Senator David C. Broderick. He was also Chief Justice of the State of California's Supreme Court, a survivor of the Vigilance Committee, Confederate Colonel in the Civil War. Terry was shot to death by a bodyguard of U. S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field. 238 238 pages, index. Slight age toning to the dust jacket. Book has bookplate of well known publisher and TV and movie screenwriter attached to back of front cover. Otherwise no other names marks, or writing in book. Dust jacket and book are in Near Fine condition. ; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 59.00 USD
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CAROL WEISS KING. HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, 1895-1952., Gngeri, Ann Fagan.
2 Gngeri, Ann Fagan. CAROL WEISS KING. HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER, 1895-1952.
Niwot, C0. University Press of Colorado, 1993 0870812858 / 9780870812859 First Edition; 1ST PRINTING ( #Line starts @ "1" ) Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
The first major biography of a woman lawyer who made significant contributions to the development of constitutional, labor, and immigration law. Foreword by Louis H. Pollak. 599 pages, index. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. ; Standard Book Size 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Laws of the Republic of Texas., Irion, Robert A. (Secretary Of State, Texas)
3 Irion, Robert A. (Secretary Of State, Texas) Laws of the Republic of Texas.
The Museum Of Printing History, Houston. 1986 Limited edition reprint Full-Leather Fine with No dust jacket as issued 
This is a limited edition facsimile reprint of the 1837 edition used by the Secretary of State, Robert A. Irion. This printing was limited to 2500 of which this is number 2339. As could be expected the original edition was poorly printed and suffered from over use. 163 pages plus index. Issued without a dust jacket. This edition with it's matching slipcase and leather binding is in Fine condition. ; 5 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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The Wisdom of the Supreme Court., Jackson, Percival E.
4 Jackson, Percival E. The Wisdom of the Supreme Court.
University Of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 1962 First Edition, stated Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
More than four thousand quotations, presented topically from opinions and writings by justices of the nation's highest court. Example: Under the topic Law: "The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. " - Holmes. 524 pages. Dust jacket has soiling to back and some wear to the edges, but does not have tears or chips. Dust jacket and book are Near Fine condition.; Standard Book Size. 
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The Lawyer in Communism. Memoirs of a Lawyer Behind the Iron Curtain., Kalman, Dr. Lajos.
5 Kalman, Dr. Lajos. The Lawyer in Communism. Memoirs of a Lawyer Behind the Iron Curtain.
Daughter Of Saint Paul, Boston. 1960 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A Hungarian lawyer in Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution, Dr. Lajos Kalman, crossed the border between Hungary and Austria on November 24, 1956, at Andau, the place that acquired fame and name through Michener's book, "The Bridge At Andau". 179 pages. Dust jacket has one inch closed tear on the top back. Browning around the edges of jacket. Dust jacket and book are in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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First Degree., Kunstler, William M.
6 Kunstler, William M. First Degree.
Oceana Publication, N. Y. 1960 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Edition. Hardcover. The author, a noted defense attorney, has selected 18 murder prosecutions and translated them into fascinating narratives that will hold their own with the best the novelist and short story writer have to offer. 239 pages, index. Dust jacket has fading to spine, but is otherwise whole and clean. Book has brown area on first free end page where newspaper clipping was laid in. Dust jacket and book are in Near Fine condition. ; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Battlefield Sniper. over 100 Civil War Kills., McKenney, Lt. Col. Tom C.
7 McKenney, Lt. Col. Tom C. Battlefield Sniper. over 100 Civil War Kills.
Pen & Sword Books Limited, UK. 2009 1848840918 / 9781848840911 First Edition, First Printing of British Edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
First Edition of the British publication. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. A biography of Jack Hinson, wealthy planatation owner who became a confederate sniper in the U. S. Civil War. 400 pages, notes, bibliography, index. ; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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Legal Cases of the Civil War., Murray, Robert Bruce.
8 Murray, Robert Bruce. Legal Cases of the Civil War.
Stackpole Books, PA. 2003 0811700593 / 9780811700597 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
First Edition. Hardcover. The author, Robert Bruce Murray, examines a number of Supreme Court cases heard by the court from 1861-65 involving the Civil War reflecting the concerns of the average citizen and the enlisted man. 324 pages, appendix A-B, endnotes, bibliography, index. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. ; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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On the Contracts of Merchants., Nider, Johannes.
9 Nider, Johannes. On the Contracts of Merchants.
University Of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 1966 First Edition, stated, of University of Oklahoma edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Johannes Nider's DE CONTRACTIBUS MERCATORUM, probably composed in the second quarter of the 15th century and dating in its published form from about 1468, may be the first study of business ethics in the Western world. Nider endeavored to establish the legitimate role of the profit motive in the economy of his time. Translated by Charles H. Reeves. Advance review copy with review slip laid in. 77 pages, index. 6 in. X 9 1/4 in. Gray dust jacket has some light rubbing on spine. No names, writing, or marks. Dust jacket and book are in Near Fine condition. ; 6 in. x 9 1/4 in. 
Price: 39.00 USD
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50 Famous Trials., Raby, R. Cornelius.
10 Raby, R. Cornelius. 50 Famous Trials.
Washington Law Book Co. , Washington, D. C. 1937 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
The 50 trials are divided into five headings: (I. ) POLITICAL OR HISTORICAL; (II. ) RELIGIOUS; (III. ) MILITARY; (IV. ) CIVIL; (V. ) CRIMINAL. Each trial is presented in a compact form so that a fair amount of knowledge can be obtained in a few minutes reading. 344 pages, bibliography for further study, alphabetical index. No dust jacket. Book has no names, writing, or marks. Book is in Near Fine condition.; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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A Trial on Trial. the Great Sedition Trial of 1944., St. George, Maximilian J. and Lawrence Dennis.
11 St. George, Maximilian J. and Lawrence Dennis. A Trial on Trial. the Great Sedition Trial of 1944.
National Civil Rights Committee. 1946 First Edition is stated on the copyright page Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A First Edition (1946) in the original blue cloth hardcover. No writing, names, or marks in book. This book is not so much an account of the trial as it is an analysis of it. The prosecutor, O. John Rogge, accused the defendants of membership in a world-wide Nazi conspiracy. One of the authors, Lawrence Dennis, was himself one of the 29 defendants and the other author, Maximilian J. St. George, was defense attorney of one of the defendants. 503 pages, appendices, index. No dust jacket. Light bumping to the corners and rubbing to spine tops and back. Tight, straight binding. Book is in Near Fine condition. ; Standard Book Size. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The 1863 Laws of War., U. S. War Department.
12 U. S. War Department. The 1863 Laws of War.
Stackpole Books, Pa. 2005 0811701336 / 9780811701334 Facsimile of the original edition Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
Except for the introduction, all material is faithfully reproduced from original War Department texts. 229 pages plus advertisements by this publisher for other books in their Military Classic Series. Dust jacket and book are in Fine, as new, condition. ; 5 in. x 7 1/2 in. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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To Chain the Dog of War. the War Power of Congress in History and Law., Wormuth, Francis D. and Edwin B. Firmage.
13 Wormuth, Francis D. and Edwin B. Firmage. To Chain the Dog of War. the War Power of Congress in History and Law.
Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas. 1986 087074206X / 9780870742064 Second Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
The authors examine the hotly debated question of where to assign the power to initiate and to conduct war. 347 pages, appendix A & B, bibliography, general index, case index. Very minor wear to edge of dust jacket. Dust jacket and book are in Fine condition. ; Standard Book Size 
Price: 25.00 USD
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