Once again it is time for us to request payment of your annual dues. The dues for 2008 remain $65.00 for individuals and $90.00 for institutions.
Your prompt payment will be very much appreciated. If you are paying with a check that does not contain your name, could you please write your name on it or include your name on a separate piece of paper within the envelope? (Institutions should include a copy of the invoice form.) This will save us much time here.
This year’s dues notice is a bit late, because we needed get our plans for this year in order. The volume for 2007 (vol. 124), the Literary Director’s edition of the reports of William Dalison, was published in March. It has not yet been sighted on these shores, but if you had paid your 2007 dues by March, you should be receiving it shortly.
volume for 2008 (vol. 125) will be Dr. Andrew Lyall’s edition of Irish Exchequer Reports:
Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and Chancery in
Other imminent volumes in the main series are Mr. Nicholas le Poidevin’s edition of the reports of John Bryt (a named Year Book reporter of the early fifteenth century), Professor Phillipp Schofield’s edition of a selection of personal actions in manorial courts (c. 1250 to c. 1350), and a Professor Margaret McGlynn’s collection of readings on the liberties of the church, including that of Edward Hall. Further along in the pipeline are a proposed edition of William Staunford’s Plees del Coron (1557) and an edition of the papers of Sir Matthew Hale’s law reform commission of the 1550’s.
Volume 15 in the Supplementary Series, the Catalogue of the Legal Manuscripts of Anthony Taussig, compiled by the Literary Director and Mr. Taussig, appeared last year. The Taussig manuscripts form the most important collection of English legal manuscripts still in private hands. The contents range from the only known privately-held manuscript of Bracton to important collections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century correspondence (notably that of Sir Michael Foster, Sir William Blackstone, Lord Thurlow, and William Tidd, the celebrated special pleader). The catalogue should be of wide interest, given the range of material that it describes. There are fifty illustrations, providing legible specimens of many different kinds of legal manuscripts and legal hands. Supplementary Series volumes are not included in your membership dues. The volume is available to members at a concessional rate of $70.00, post free if payment accompanies your order. Once more, we will handle U.S. dollar orders from this office.
Other volumes in the pipeline of the Supplementary Series include the Literary Director’s Legal Manuscripts Formerly in the Collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., and Dr. David Crook’s The King’s Bench and Common Bench in the Reign of Henry III.
main series of
In 2004, Hein, with the Society’s permission, issued a volume reproducing the whole of the Society’s lecture series from 1952–2001. The volume has over 700 pages and is case bound in maroon cloth similar to that of the Supplementary Series. Many of the past lectures have been out of print for some years, and the Council hope that members and especially libraries will want to complete their holdings. The volume is offered to members at a special price of $120 inclusive of all dispatch costs.
has also reprinted the four volumes of Professor Thorne’s edition of Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England. The price is $395, with a discount to
Ames Foundation, which, as many Selden members know, is an organization
call your attention to the “web page” for the Selden Society. This contains a complete list of
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will have received an announcement of the Society’s Annual General Meeting
which will be held at the Old Hall of Lincoln’s
Charles Donahue, Jr.
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