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- Library Guides
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- A K Code of Hammurabi (~1760 BCE) — Analysis by translator C.H.W. Johns.
- Ancient Greek
and Latin Library — This goes to a submenu with its own link to a page for purchasing.
- A The [Roman] Civil
Law, tr. & ed. Samuel Parsons Scott (1932) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
- A "Constitution" of Medina (Dustur
al-Madinah), Mohammed (622) — Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam, Vol. 23.
- A Policraticus, John of Salisbury
(1159) — Good scholarly edition, well annotated.
- A Constitutions of
Clarendon (1164) — Book containing it with other documents.
- A Assize of Clarendon
(1166) — Book containing it with other documents.
- A Assize of Arms
(1181) — Book containing it with other documents.
- A Magna Carta (1215) — Readable analysis and commentary.
- A Britton, (written ~1290, printed ~1530) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
- A Confirmatio Cartarum (1297) — Book containing it with other documents.
- A The Declaration of Arbroath (1320) — Scholarly treatise on the document and its background.
- A The Prince,
Niccolò Machiavelli (1513) — Translation we rendered.
- A Utopia,
Thomas More (1516) — Good student edition.
- A Discourses on Livy, Niccolò
Machiavelli (1517 tr. Henry Neville 1675) — Translation we rendered.
A Relectiones, Franciscus de Victoria (lect. 1532, first pub. 1557) — The Classics of International Law.
A Discourse on Voluntary Servitude,
Étienne De La Boétie (1548) — Edited and analysis by Paul Bonnefon.
A De Republica
Anglorum, Thomas Smith (1565, 1583) — B&N student edition.
Contra Tyrannos (Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants), "Junius Brutus"
(Orig. Fr. 1581, Eng. tr. 1622, 1689) — Annotated Cambridge edition.
A Six Books of the
Commonwealth, Jean Bodin (~1590 tr. Richard Knolles 1606) — Harvard facsimile edition.
Johannes Althusius (1614, Abr. & tr. Frederick S. Carney) — Translation we rendered.
A The Mayflower Compact (1620)
— Treatise of Judith Lloyd Yero.
A The Law of War and
Peace, Hugo Grotius (1625) — A.C. Campbell edition.
A A Selected
Works of Francis Bacon (1620-27). Includes Novum Organum and New
Atlantis. Mixed selection.
A A A A Selected Works of Edward Coke (~1628) — Including the first, second, and third parts of the Institutes and the Reports.
A The Petition of
Right (1628) — Book containing it with other documents.
A Fundamental Orders of
Connecticut (1639) — U.S. Constitution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut.
A The Elements of Law
Natural and Politic, Thomas Hobbes (1640)
A Massachusetts Body of
Liberties (1641) — Harvard Classics.
A A Plea for Religious
Liberty, Roger Williams (1644) — University Of Chicago Press.
A Lex, Rex
(The Law is King), Samuel Rutherford (1644) — Hess Pubns.
A On Liberty, John
Winthrop (1645) — Humanity Books.
A The Constitutional
Documents of the Puritan Revolution: 1625-1660, Samuel Rawson Gardiner,
ed. (1906) — Unable to find.
A Selected Works of the Levellers and their
Allies (1645-56) — Andrew Sharp collection.
A De Cive (The
Citizen), Thomas Hobbes (1641-47) — Oxford University Press.
Thomas Hobbes (1651) — Longman Library of Primary Sources.
A Selected Political Works of John Milton
— The Complete Prose Works, Yale Univ Pr.
- A Art of War, Niccolò
Machiavelli (1520 tr. Henry Neville 1675) — Translation we rendered.
Works of James Harrington (~1656) — Greenwood Press Reprint.
Political Works of Baruch de Spinoza (1670-7) — Includes
Theologico-Political Treatise and Political Treatise.
A On the Duty of Man
and Citizen According to Natural Law, Samuel Pufendorf (1673, 1682) — Cambridge University Press.
A The Law of Nature and
of Nations, Samuel Pufendorf (1674, tr. Basil Kennett 1703) —
Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Bacon's Declaration in
the Name of the People (1676) — Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker , Scholar's Bookshelf.
A Habeas Corpus
Act (1679) — Book containing it with other documents.
A Patriarcha, Robert Filmer (1680)
— Cambridge University Press.
A Plato Redivivus, Henry Neville
(1681) — University Press.
A Frame of Government of
Pennsylvania, William Penn (1682) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
Selected Political Works, James Tyrrell (1681-1694) —
three main works:
- K A Free Commonwealth, John Milton (1660)
A English Bill of
Rights (1689) — Book containing it with other documents.
A A Letter Concerning
Toleration, John Locke (1689) — Cambridge University Press.
A Second Treatise on
Government, John Locke (1690) — Cambridge University Press.
A A Discourse of Government with Relation to
Militias, Andrew Fletcher (1698) — Cambridge University Press.
Concerning Government, Algernon Sidney (1698) — Liberty Fund.
A Constitution of the Iroquois
Confederacy — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, William Penn (1701) — Government Printing Office (1909).
A Selected Works of
Walter Moyle, (~1696-1721, pub. 1796) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A A Questions of Public
Law, Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1737) — Oxford University Press (1930).
A The Principles of
Natural and Politic Law, Jean Jacques Burlamaqui (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752)
— Liberty Fund.
A The Spirit of Laws, Charles de
Montesquieu, (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752) — Prometheus Books.
A Selected Essays of
David Hume, (1754) — Oxford University Press.
A Albany Plan of
Union, Benjamin Franklin (1754) — Vantage Press.
A In Defense of a Plan for
Colonial Union, Benjamin Franklin (1754) — Black's Reader Service (1932).
A Institutes of natural law, Thomas Rutherforth (1754) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
Political Works of Jean Jacques Rousseau, (1754-1772) — University of Wisconsin Press, ed. Frederick Watkins.
A The Law of Nations, Emmerich de
Vattel (1758) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, James Otis (1764) — UMI Books on Demand (2002).
A Of Crimes and
Punishments, Cesare Beccaria (1764) — Academic Reprints (1953).
A Virginia Resolves on the Stamp Act, Patrick Henry (1765 May 30) — Ed. Samuel Eliot Morison, Oxford University Press.
A The Declaration of
Rights of the Stamp Act Congress (1765) — University Of Chicago Press (October 15, 1976).
A The Declaratory Act
(1766) — University Of Chicago Press (October 15, 1976).
A An Essay on the
History of Civil Society, Adam Ferguson (1767) — Cambridge University Press.
A A A Camden, Mansfield and the
English Constitution — Multiple books.
A Letters of
Junius, Unknown (1767-72) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A The English
Constitution, John Louis De Lolme (1771) — Liberty Fund.
A The Rights of the Colonists, Samuel Adams
(1772) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A Fairfax County Resolves (1774) —
F.H. Shaw (1982).
A Declaration of Colonial
Rights, First Continental Congress (1774) — Government Printing Office (1904).
A Articles of Association (1774) —
Government Printing Office (1905).
A Charlotte Town Resolves, sometimes called
the Mecklenburg Resolves (May 31, 1775) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A Declaration of Taking Up
Arms, Second Continental Congress (July 6, 1775) — Government Printing Office (1905).
A On Civil Liberty,
Passive Obedience, and Nonresistance, Jonathan Boucher (1775) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
Selected Writings of Thomas Paine.
- A Patriarcha non Monarcha — Scholarly Resources, out of print.
- A A brief disquisition of the law of nature — Fred B Rothman & Co. (merged into William S. Hein & Co.), out of print.
- A Bibliotheca politica — Gerald M. Straka edition, out of print.
A The Virginia Declaration
of Rights (1776) — University of Michigan Library.
A U.S. Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776) — Cato Institute.
A Selected Political Works
of Richard Price — Cambridge University Press.
A Fragment on Government, Jeremy Bentham (1776) — Cambridge University Press.
A Articles of Confederation (1777) —
University of Wisconsin Press.
A The Principles of Morals and
Legislation, Jeremy Bentham (1781) — Prometheus Books.
A Criminal Libel and the Duty of Juries,
Joseph Towers (1764, 1784), Francis Maseres (1792) — Unable to find.
Political Works of Immanual Kant (~1785-95).
- A Common Sense — Replica Books.
- A The American Crisis — Replica Books.
- A Rights of Man — Replica Books.
- A The Trial of Thomas Paine for a Libel — Unable to find.
- A Age of Reason — Replica Books.
- A Agrarian Justice — Replica Books.
A The Northwest Ordinance (1787) — Indiana Historical Society (1989).
Constitutional Ratification Debates
- A Introduction to the
Metaphysics of Morals, tr. W. Hastie (1785) — Unable to find
- A Fundamental
Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals, tr. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
(1785) — Unable to find
- A On the Relationship
of Theory to Practice in Political Right, (Excerpt) Immanual Kant
(1792) — Unable to find.
- A Perpetual
Peace, Immanual Kant (1795) — Unable to find.
- A Essays and Treatises on Moral, Political, and Various Philosophical Subjects, Emanual Kant (1798) — Unable to find.
A A Defense
of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America,
John Adams (1787-89) — Da Capo Pr. (1911)
A Declaration of the Rights of Man and the
Citizen (Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, 1789) — Kessinger Publishing.
Works of Edmund Burke (1788-92) — Oxford University Press.
A A Vindication of the
Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) — Modern Library.
A Tracts on Political and Other Subjects,
Joseph Towers (1796) — Unable to find.
Federalist-Republican Debates 1792-1800
- A Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787, James Madison. — W. W. Norton.
- A Constitution for the
United States (1787) — Government Printing Office (January 2006).
- A The Federalist Papers, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay (1787-88) — Signet Classics.
- A Anti-Federalist
Papers (1787-89) — Greenwood Press.
- A The Debates in
the Several Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,
Jonathan Elliot (1836) — University of Michigan Library.
- A Documentary
History of the Constitution of the United States of America — U.S. State
Department (1894, 1900).
- A Documentary
History of the Bill of Rights — Chelsea House Pub.
- A A A Selected Essays
from the Founding Period — Our collection does not correspond to any one print collection.
Writings of Thomas Jefferson — Kessinger Publishing 20 vol. (1853).
U. Chicago Press: (Vol. 1-4 appear to be out of print.)
- A Against the Constitutionality
of the Bank of the United States, Thomas Jefferson — Palgrave Macmillan.
- A For the Constitutionality of the Bank of the United States, Alexander Hamilton — Palgrave Macmillan.
- A Farewell Address, George Washington (1796). Dover Publications
- A The
Virginia Report, J.W. Randolph, ed. (1850) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
- A First Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson (1801) — Dover Publications.
U. Virginia Press:
Works of James Madison — Several print collections.
Blackstone, St. George Tucker (1803) — The Commentaries on the
Laws of England by William Blackstone (1769), with additional commentaries
by Tucker adapting the common law to the needs of the U.S. Constitution — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Works of James Wilson
(1804) — Liberty Fund.
Cranch and Wheaton — Unable to find.
A Journal of William Maclay — Kessinger Publishing.
Annals of Congress:
Statutes at Large:
— Records of debates and statutes in the first years of the U.S. Congress.
A An Inquiry into the
Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States, John
Taylor (1814) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Construction Construed and Constitutions
Vindicated, John Taylor (1820) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
Unmasked, John Taylor (1821) — Cosimo Classics (2005).
Elements of the Art of Packing, As Applied to Special Juries, Particularly in
Cases of Libel Law, Jeremy Bentham (written 1809, published 1821)
— W. Tait (1843).
A New Views of
the Constitution of the United States, John Taylor (1823) — Regnery Publishing (2000).
A Commentaries on American Law,
James Kent (1826) — Fred B Rothman & Co. (merged into William S. Hein & Co.); 12th edition (1989).
A A View of the
Constitution, William Rawle (1829) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Works of Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
— Little, Brown and Co. (1860).
A Hayne-Webster Debate (1830) — Cornell University Library.
Works of John C. Calhoun, (1831) — Gateway Editions (2003)
A Commentaries on the
Constitution of the United States, Joseph Story (1833) —
Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A K A Brief Enquiry into
the True Nature and Character of our Federal Government, ..., Abel
Parker Upshur (1840, 1868) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Seneca Falls
Declaration, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848). — Teaching & Learning Co (November 1, 2002).
Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau (1849) — bnpublishing.com (June 2, 2006).
Law, Frederick Bastiat (1850) — Ludwig von Mises Institute (June 22, 2007).
Dictionary, John Bouvier (1856) — William S. Hein & Co..
A A Selected Political
Works of John Stuart Mill (~1860-9) — Includes On Liberty,
Representative Government, Utilitarianism, and The Subjection
of Women. Different collections.
I Documents and Commentary on Slavery, the Confederate
States of America, and the 1861-65 War of Secession.
A The American
Republic: its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny, O. A. Brownson
(1866) — Kessinger Publishing.
A A Treatise on the
Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Powers of The States
of the American Union, Thomas M. Cooley (1868, 1883) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A The General
Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States of America,
Thomas M. Cooley (1891) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A The Evolution of the
Constitution of the United States, Sydney George Fisher (1897). — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A The Grand
Jury, George J. Edwards (1906) — Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Federal Usurpation, Franklin Pierce (1908) — Kessinger Publishing.
A State Documents on
Federal Relations, Herman V. Ames (1911) — University of Pennsylvania (1906).
A Robert's Rules of Order
Revised, Henry Robert (1915) — Morrow Quill Paperbacks.
Conventions, Roger Sherman Hoar (1917) — Kessinger Publishing.
A Recent Changes in
American Constitutional Theory, John W. Burgess (1923) —
Ayer Co Pub (June 1972).
A The Revival of Natural Law Concepts, Charles Grove Haines (1930) — Russell & Russell (1965).
A Sources of
English Constitutional History: 600-1937, Carl Stephenson &
Frederick George Marcham (1937) — Harper (1937).
A Union Now, Clarence K. Streit (1939) — Harper & Brothers (1939).
A Constitutionalism: Ancient and
Modern, Charles Howard McIlwain (1947) — Great Seal Books (1958).
A The Origins of Modern
Constitutionalism, Francis D. Wormuth (1949) — Harper and Brothers (1949).
A Jurisdiction over Federal
Areas within the States — Unable to find.
Militia Treatises, James B. Whisker.
- K A Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States, John C. Calhoun (1831)
- K A Disquisition on Government, John C. Calhoun (1831)
Selected Works on Tyranny — To understand the
principles of constitutional republican government, one must understand the
principles of its opposite.
Trials of Liberty —
Some of the best expositions of law and constitutional principles are made
Landmark Court Decisions
— Includes commentaries on the rulings and the opinions.
Constitutional History & Commentary — Books,
anthologies, and essays.
History & Economics
Background — Books, anthologies, and essays.
Legal Briefs Collection — Organized by
Law Review Article Collection — Organized by
Common Law Writs — Sometimes called Extraordinary Remedies, they are key to understanding the Constitution.
U.S. State Constitutions and Web
— The supreme laws of many of the most important countries, for
- A The Militia — Edwin Mellen Press (1992).
- A Introduction to the American Colonial Militia — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
- A The New England Militia, 1606-1785 — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
- A The Pennsylvania Colonial Militia — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
- A The Colonial Militias of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
- A The Colonial Militia of the Southern States, 1606-1785 — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
- A The Rise and Decline of the American Militia System — Susquehanna University Press (1999).
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