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Declaration of Rights of American Colonies, 1765 and 1774. Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States and Constitution of the State of California; Also, Summary of Amendments Submitted and Vote for and .

By: Jordan, Frank C., Compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sacramento, California, State Printing Office.: 1912

Seller ID: 9796

Condition: Collectible-Fine


[cont] . Against Each Amendment, 1883-1911. viii, 208 pages; illustration (state flag); index; bound in brown cloth with title on cover and spine. Signed by the former owner "Geo B. Finnegan", Assemblyman 9th District, elected in 1912. Democrat, Nevada City, California. Has a leather label on front cover with Finnegan's name. U.S. documents pages 5-57, California constitution 58-187. View more info

Great American Lawyers : The Lives and Influence of Judges and Lawyers Who Have Acquired Permanent National Reputation, and Have Developed the Jurisprudence of the United States. A History of the Legal Profession in America.

By: Lewis, Williiam Draper

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The John C. Winston Company: 1907

Seller ID: 11310

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


2 volumes. I:xxxviii, 472 pages; portraits; bibliography. II: 533 pages; portraits. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean copies inside and outside. Contains a series of biographies of American lawyers - Andrew Hamilton, George Sythe, Patrick Henry, James Wilson, William Paterson, John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Livingston, Luther Martin, Theophilus Parsons, Zephaniah Swift, William Tilghman, William Pinkney, John Boyle, William Wirt, John Marshall, Francois Zavier Martin, John Gould, and James Kent. Lewis continued this series of biograp... View more info

The Land Forces of the United States. Elements of Military Authority, Organization and Administration. Published By Authority of Gen. William Stopford.

By: Lindsay, Walter M.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, Mass., Wright & Potter Printing Co.: 1905

Seller ID: 10270

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


134 pages; appendix; bound in brown cloth (4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inch) with gilt title on the cover. Scuff markings to the cover and back side. Damage to the top of the spine with missing piece (1/4 x 1/4 inch). Contains International, American and Massachusetts laws for authority, organization and administration of military units. View more info

Two Autograph Manuscript Documents Signed. "Clinton Lloyd"

By: Lloyd, Clinton.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12350

Condition: Collectible-Fine


circa.1857-58. Two manuscript documents signed in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. First document (7 1/2 x 12 inch) dated 1857 and 1858. Second document, dated 1857 (7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inch). Both documents are in Clinton Lloyd's hand writing and signed by him. Clinton Lloyd (1828-1901) was born in Williamsburg, Pa and graduated from Dickinson College in 1847. In 1853 he became Lycoming County District Attorney. In 1863 he was appointed Chief Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, a post he held until 1875. He is best remembered in history for attesting, as Chief Clerk of the House of representa... View more info

Rights Legal and Ethical of Practitioners of Drugless Systems of Healing.

By: Long, Sol. L

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Oklahoma City, General Counsel for the National Association of Suggestive Therapeutics: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 017652

Condition: Fine


Original tan cloth half bound with tan leather with red and black leather and gilt lettering on spine. 6 1/2 X 9 inches. 220 pages which include 1 page of table of contents, 2 pages of authorities cited and 15 pages of index. 7 rubber stamp marks which read, "Richard Ingalese, Attorney at Law, 330 H.W. Hellman Bldg. Los Angeles, Cal" throughout copy and both covers. A previous owner wrote in black ink "Nov. 11/12" on the first page. Pages are printed on heavy paper. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. View more info

Signature on Card - Donald G. Mitchell (pseudonym Ik Marvel)

By: Mitchell, Donald G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019246

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signature on small beige envelope by Donald Mitchell in black ink. No date, circa 1853-1854. 4" x 2 1/2." Envelope reads: "To introduce Mr. Bradford, Donald G. Mitchell, Esq. Venice." Former ownership inscription on back in pencil. Envelope, signature, and inscription are clean and intact. Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) was an American essayist and novelist best-known for his two works, Reveries of a Bachelor, or Book of the Heart (1850) and Dream Life, a Fable of the Seasons (1851). He graduated from Yale College in 1841 where he had studied law, but soon after, he ... View more info

Printed Document for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Hampshire County.

By: Morgan, Lucas

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1797

Seller ID: 12374

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Printed form document completed and signed by Lucas Morgan, Justice of the Peace of West Springfield, Mass. Dated June 8, 1797 (6 1/2 x 8 inch). Lucas Morgan (1743-1817) orders the Sheriff of hampshire County or the Constable of West Springfield to satisfy the claim of Azoriah Parsons of Springfield against Gideon Joner Junior of West Springfield. The claim is for $40.53. The law officials are to seize property to cover the amount owed or to imprison Jones until the claim is satisfied. On the back of the document Azariah Parsons signs that payment has been "received in full". August 2,... View more info

Signature and Holograph Ruling on Manuscript Legal Document. New York Supreme Court. Francis A. Bloodgood Vs. Harman Hendricks.

By: Nelson, Samuel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York City.,

Seller ID: 12354

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


May 6, 1837. Four documents, legal sized. Six total pages. Samuel Nelson (b. 1792, d. 1873) was a United States Supreme Court Justice from 1845 to 1872. He is remembered for his strict interpretation of the United States Constitution and for writing a preliminary majority opinion in the Dred Scott case. Nelson was earlier a lawyer in New York and sat on the State Supreme Court from 1831 to 1845. This ruling is from his time on that court. In this document, the lawyers for the defendants, George W. Wright and Samuel Sherwood (b. 1799, d. 1862) argue that a Referee's Report on the case is being ... View more info

Printed Deed Signed. Norman North.

By: North, Norman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut, 1841

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11786

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


One page printed deed (8 1/4 x 13 inch) with autograph additions and signed by Norman North, dated July 1841. North sells a parcel next to "North's Factory" to Henry Ashton for $400.00. The land, located in Middletown, contains 'three roads and three rods of land'. Signed by Norman North and also signed by Wm. Woodmar and P. Fagan as witnesses. Signed on the back by Woodmar as Justice of the Peace and by the county register as having been received and registered. Minor tear repair with document repair tape. View more info

Writ Signed - New London County, Connecticut. Denison Palmer.

By: Palmer, Denison

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New London County, Connecticut, 1828

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11782

Condition: Collectible-Fine


2 pages (6 1/2 x 9 inch) one side printed, the other in ink, signed by Denison Palmer, Justice of the Peace and others. Denison Palmer signs a writ requesting the sheriff of New London county to summon Moses Palmer to appear before Chester Smith, Justice of the Peace. Palmer apparently owes the defunct firm of Ansel and Asher Coates ten dollars. Also signed by A.P. Brown as a witness. Signed on the back by David Baldwin, Deputy Sheriff, that the writ has been served. Also signed on the back by Chester Smith that Palmer has failed to appear and that his in default of the judgment against him. (... View more info

Signed Manuscript Legal Document [With Related Title Abstract]

By: Pattison, James

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Olympia, Thurston County, Washington Territory, 1864

Seller ID: 14038

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Two lined pages (8 x 12 1/4 inch) in ink, along with related title abstract of six pages. James Pattison (1824-1898) in this document assigns the mortgage for lots in Olympia and nearby acreage in Thurston County to Daniel J. Hubbard in exchange for $678.00. James Pattison came overland to the Pacific Northwest in 1849, living first in Oregon and later in Washington Territory. He was engaged in real estate development in Thurston County. The document is also signed by A.W. Moore (1820-1875) and Richard Lane (1816-1877) as notary public. Very good clean copy. View more info

Appeal to the People.

By: Philbrook, Horace W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Horace W. Philbrook: 1902

Seller ID: 11699

Condition: Collectible-Fine


23 pages; paper wrapper (5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch) stapled. An appeal by Philbrook to prevent the re-election of Justices William H. Beatty, Charles H. Garoutte and Ralph C. Harrison. He was the lawyer for the Levinson family against John Levinson's partners in the mercantile firm Newman & Levinson which upon John's death attempted to strip the widow of her share in the company. It seems the judges were showing their bias in the case before going to court. According to the pamphlet the judges and lawyers were in conspiracy with the Southern Pacific Company. This is part of a series of appeals to the... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Edward Lillie Pierce

By: Pierce, Edward Lillie

Price: $12.50

Publisher: 1866

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 3715

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Edward Lillie Pierce (b. 1829 -- d. 1897). Letter to Congressman Thomas Dawes Eliot. Milton, Massachusetts, October 6, 1866. Pierce was a lawyer, civil servant and author. He is remembered as a close friend of Charles Sumner and his biographer. In this letter he writes Congressman Eliot (b. 1808 -- d. 1870) encouraging him to seek re-election. View more info

James S. Angus et al., Executors, &c., Petitioners, Vs. William Irvine. Additional Brief for the Petitioners

By: Pierson, William M., Garret W. McEnerney.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Washington, DC, Judd & Detweiler, Printers: 1899

Seller ID: 13518

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


'Supreme Court of the United States. October Term, 1899'. 10 pages; pale green paper wrapper (5 3/4 x 9 1/4 inch) with title on the cover. Small fraying to the lower right corner. Involves a case between the estate of James G. Fair and William Irvine over stock in the Morgan Mining Company for $14,221.76. Very good clean copy. View more info

Letter to the Teachers of San Francisco; Introducing the Bill Prepared by the Pension Committee of Fifteen, Together with the Bill; Read the Letter, Read the Bill; Bring This Pamphlet with You to the Meeting

By: San Francisco Teachers' Pension Committee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Neal Publishing Company: 0

Seller ID: 020021

Condition: Near Fine


Beige pamphlet with black text. No date, circa 1913. 6" x 8 3/4." Ten pages, complete. A bit of tearing at the spine. Pages are otherwise very clean and intact. A pamphlet that teachers are encouraged to read before they attend a meeting about a bill that would address teachers' pensions and a pension bill. The pamphlet includes a letter by Agnes Regan, Chairman of the Pension Committee of Fifteen, which summarizes the pension bill. The pages that follow describe the main points of the bill in more detail. View more info

Signed Autograph Document. "Transfer of Winslow Manor in Leasehold in Bucks County, England."

By: Selby, William

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bucks County, England, 1795

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11891

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Signed handwritten manuscript on vellum (14 1/2 x 17 inch) for the transfer of leaseholder, dated 8 May, 1795. The document is a ruling from the Special Court Baron William Selby honoring the request of Sarah and Anthony Ridgeway to transfer Sarah Ridgeway's half of the leasehold of her late father, William King, to her sister Ann Clarke and her husband William Clarke. Signed by George Griffin, Steward, attesting to the fact that he has examined the document. Summary of court action on back of document. Fine clean copy. View more info

Letter Collection of Paul Shaffrath from Seattle, 1906-1908 to His Fiance M. Louise Brown.

By: Shaffrath, Paul

Price: $2,000.00

Seller ID: 12087

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


83 letters from Paul Shaffrath, along with 2 pieces of related ephemera and 2 photographs. Paul Shaffrath (1877-1961) was a long time Seattle lawyer who moved to Seattle in 1906 looking to establish himself on the West Coast. He was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States with his family circa.1885. Their home became Waterbury, Connecticut. Shaffrath graduated from Exeter Academy in New Hampshire before graduating from Yale University (1904) and Yale Law School (1906). The letters in this collection are written to Maria Louise Brown, Shaffrath's fiance. Louise Brown (1880-1939) was... View more info

Jurisprudence du Tribunal de Cassation ou Precis de tous les Jugemens de Rejet et de Cassation, sur des points importans du droit et de la procedure, en matiere civile;.

By: Sirey, C.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Chez le C. Laporte. (Circa 1800). Paris.:

Seller ID: 2495

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3/4 vellum with boards. In French. Spine partially missing. Damage to cover surface on lower right corner. Worm holes do not affect text. Jurisprudence of the Tribunal of Cassation, or summary of all the judgments of rejection and causation, of the important points of law and of procedure, in civil matters. View more info

A Practical Manual of Parliamentary Rules Compiled for the Ready Reference of Societies, Conventions, Public Meetings, and Deliverative and Legislative Assemblies

By: Spofford, Ainsworth R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ill., A.H. andrews, Publishers: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14927

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publisher's green pebble cloth, gilt lettering, impressed design. Contents include: Membership Organizations; Sessions, Order of Business; Officers; Committees; Rules; Questions; Debate; Voting; Spofford was United States Librarian of Congress. 204 pages, including index. View more info

Theologia Moralis Cum Supplementis, et Novis Additionibus.

By: Sporer, R.P. Patritii

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Venice, Italy, Apud Nicolaum Pezzana: 1731

Seller ID: 12042

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


LATIN LANGUAGE.4 parts - 291, [11] pages; [8], 306, [12] pages; 367, [13] pages; [8], 319, [9] pages; bound in full vellum with labels pasted on the spine "Theologia Mor -- lis Rndi Pairis Patri iii Sporer. Tomus I, II, & III. / S. / F". Titles in red and black lettering. Two partial clasps remaining. Folio (15 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch). Pages 291 (first part) and 3 pages of index loose. Small worm holes detected in the first few pages and pages 293-on in the final part. Father Sporer's study of the conduct of life, Ecclesiastical Law. View more info