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A K Code of Hammurabi (~1760 BCE) — Analysis by translator C.H.W. Johns.
and Latin Library — This goes to a submenu with its own link to a page for purchasing.
A , tr. & ed. Samuel Parsons Scott (1932) — The [Roman] Civil
Law Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A "Constitution" of Medina (Dustur
al-Madinah), Mohammed (622) — Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam, Vol. 23.
A , John of Salisbury
(1159) — Good scholarly edition, well annotated. Policraticus
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 (1215) — Readable analysis and commentary. Magna Carta
A , (written ~1290, printed ~1530) — Britton 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.
Niccolò Machiavelli (1513) — Translation we rendered. The Prince
Thomas More (1516) — Good student edition. Utopia
A , Niccolò
Machiavelli (1517 tr. Henry Neville 1675) — Translation we rendered. Discourses on Livy
A , Niccolò
Machiavelli (1520 tr. Henry Neville 1675) — Translation we rendered. Art of War
A , Franciscus de Victoria (lect. 1532, first pub. 1557) — Relectiones The Classics of International Law.
Étienne De La Boétie (1548) — Edited and analysis by Paul Bonnefon. Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
A , Thomas Smith (1565, 1583) — B&N student edition. De Republica
A , "Junius Brutus"
(Orig. Fr. 1581, Eng. tr. 1622, 1689) — Annotated Cambridge edition. Vindiciae
Contra Tyrannos (Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants)
A , Jean Bodin (~1590 tr. Richard Knolles 1606) — Harvard facsimile edition. Six Books of the
Johannes Althusius (1614, Abr. & tr. Frederick S. Carney) — Translation we rendered. Politica
A The Mayflower Compact (1620)
— Treatise of Judith Lloyd Yero.
A , Hugo Grotius (1625) — A.C. Campbell edition. The Law of War and
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 , Thomas Hobbes (1640) The Elements of Law
Natural and Politic
A Massachusetts Body of
Liberties (1641) — Harvard Classics.
A A Plea for Religious
Liberty, Roger Williams (1644) — University Of Chicago Press.
A , Samuel Rutherford (1644) — Hess Pubns. Lex, Rex
(The Law is King)
A On Liberty, John
Winthrop (1645) — Humanity Books.
A , Samuel Rawson Gardiner,
ed. (1906) — Unable to find. The Constitutional
Documents of the Puritan Revolution: 1625-1660
A Selected Works of the Levellers and their
Allies (1645-56) — Andrew Sharp collection.
A , Thomas Hobbes (1641-47) — Oxford University Press. De Cive (The
Thomas Hobbes (1651) — Longman Library of Primary Sources. Leviathan
A Selected Political Works of John Milton
— The Complete Prose Works, Yale Univ Pr.
K , John Milton (1660) A Free Commonwealth
Works of James Harrington (~1656) — Greenwood Press Reprint.
Political Works of Baruch de Spinoza (1670-7) — Includes
Theologico-Political Treatise and Political Treatise.
A , Samuel Pufendorf (1673, 1682) — Cambridge University Press. On the Duty of Man
and Citizen According to Natural Law
A , Samuel Pufendorf (1674, tr. Basil Kennett 1703) —
The Law of Nature and
of Nations Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Bacon's Declaration in
the Name of the People (1676) — Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker , Scholar's Bookshelf.
A (1679) — Book containing it with other documents. Habeas Corpus
A , Robert Filmer (1680)
— Cambridge University Press. Patriarcha
A , Henry Neville
(1681) — University Press. Plato Redivivus
A Frame of Government of
Pennsylvania, William Penn (1682) — Kessinger Publishing reprint.
Selected Political Works, James Tyrrell (1681-1694) —
three main works:
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 English Bill of
Rights (1689) — Book containing it with other documents.
A , John Locke (1689) — Cambridge University Press. A Letter Concerning
A , John Locke (1690) — Cambridge University Press. Second Treatise on
A , Andrew Fletcher (1698) — Cambridge University Press. A Discourse of Government with Relation to
A , Algernon Sidney (1698) — Discourses
Concerning Government 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 , Cornelius van Bynkershoek (1737) — Oxford University Press (1930). Questions of Public
A , Jean Jacques Burlamaqui (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752)
— The Principles of
Natural and Politic Law Liberty Fund.
A , Charles de
Montesquieu, (1748, tr. Thomas Nugent 1752) — Prometheus Books. The Spirit of Laws
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 , Thomas Rutherforth (1754) — Institutes of natural law Lawbook Exchange reprint.
Political Works of Jean Jacques Rousseau, (1754-1772) — University of Wisconsin Press, ed. Frederick Watkins.
A , Emmerich de
Vattel (1758) — The Law of Nations Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , James Otis (1764) — The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved UMI Books on Demand (2002).
A , Cesare Beccaria (1764) — Of Crimes and
Punishments 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 , Adam Ferguson (1767) — Cambridge University Press. An Essay on the
History of Civil Society
A A A Camden, Mansfield and the
English Constitution — Multiple books.
A , Unknown (1767-72) — Letters of
Junius Kessinger Publishing reprint.
A , John Louis De Lolme (1771) — The English
Constitution 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 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 Virginia Declaration
of Rights (1776) — University of Michigan Library.
A (July 4, 1776) — Cato Institute. U.S. Declaration of Independence
A Selected Political Works
of Richard Price — Cambridge University Press.
A , Jeremy Bentham (1776) — Cambridge University Press. Fragment on Government
A Articles of Confederation (1777) —
University of Wisconsin Press.
A , Jeremy Bentham (1781) — Prometheus Books. The Principles of Morals and
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 , tr. W. Hastie (1785) — Unable to find Introduction to the
Metaphysics of Morals
A , tr. Thomas Kingsmill Abbott
(1785) — Unable to find Fundamental
Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals
A , (Excerpt) Immanual Kant
(1792) — Unable to find. On the Relationship
of Theory to Practice in Political Right
A , Immanual Kant (1795) — Unable to find. Perpetual
A , Emanual Kant (1798) — Unable to find. Essays and Treatises on Moral, Political, and Various Philosophical Subjects
A The Northwest Ordinance (1787) — Indiana Historical Society (1989).
Constitutional Ratification Debates
A , James Madison. — W. W. Norton. Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787
A Constitution for the
United States (1787) — Government Printing Office (January 2006).
A , James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay (1787-88) — Signet Classics. The Federalist Papers
Papers (1787-89) — Greenwood Press.
Jonathan Elliot (1836) — University of Michigan Library. The Debates in
the Several Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution
A — U.S. State
Department (1894, 1900). Documentary
History of the Constitution of the United States of America
History of the Bill of Rights — Chelsea House Pub.
A A A — Our collection does not correspond to any one print collection. Selected Essays
from the Founding Period
John Adams (1787-89) — Da Capo Pr. (1911) A Defense
of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America
A (Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, 1789) — Declaration of the Rights of Man and the
Citizen Kessinger Publishing.
A (1788-92) — Oxford University Press. Selected
Works of Edmund Burke
A , Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) — Modern Library. A Vindication of the
Rights of Women
Joseph Towers (1796) — Unable to find. Tracts on Political and Other Subjects
Federalist-Republican Debates 1792-1800
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 , J.W. Randolph, ed. (1850) — The
Virginia Report Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A First Inaugural Address, Thomas Jefferson (1801) — Dover Publications.
A 20 Writings of Thomas Jefferson — Kessinger Publishing 20 vol. (1853).
U. Chicago Press: (Vol. 1-4 appear to be out of print.)
A 6 A 7
U. Virginia Press:
A 12 A 17
A 7 A 8
A 4 A 5
Works of James Madison — Several print collections.
A , St. George Tucker (1803) — The Tucker's
Blackstone 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 (1804) — Works of James Wilson
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 , John
Taylor (1814) — An Inquiry into the
Principles and Policy of the Government of the United States Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , John Taylor (1820) — Construction Construed and Constitutions
Vindicated Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , John Taylor (1821) — Cosimo Classics (2005). Tyranny
A , Jeremy Bentham (written 1809, published 1821)
— W. Tait (1843). The
Elements of the Art of Packing, As Applied to Special Juries, Particularly in
Cases of Libel Law
A , John Taylor (1823) — New Views of
the Constitution of the United States Regnery Publishing (2000).
James Kent (1826) — Fred B Rothman & Co. (merged into Commentaries on American Law William S. Hein & Co.); 12th edition (1989).
A , William Rawle (1829) — A View of the
Constitution 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)
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)
A , Joseph Story (1833) —
Commentaries on the
Constitution of the United States Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A K , ..., Abel
Parker Upshur (1840, 1868) — A Brief Enquiry into
the True Nature and Character of our Federal Government Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A Seneca Falls
Declaration, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848). — Teaching & Learning Co (November 1, 2002).
A , Henry David Thoreau (1849) — Civil
Disobedience bnpublishing.com (June 2, 2006).
A , Frederick Bastiat (1850) — The
Law Ludwig von Mises Institute (June 22, 2007).
A , John Bouvier (1856) — Law
Dictionary 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 , O. A. Brownson
(1866) — The American
Republic: its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny Kessinger Publishing.
A , Thomas M. Cooley (1868, 1883) — A Treatise on the
Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Powers of The States
of the American Union Lawbook Exchange reprint.
Thomas M. Cooley (1891) — The General
Principles of Constitutional Law in the United States of America Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , Sydney George Fisher (1897). — The Evolution of the
Constitution of the United States Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , George J. Edwards (1906) — The Grand
Jury Lawbook Exchange reprint.
A , Franklin Pierce (1908) — Federal Usurpation Kessinger Publishing.
A , Herman V. Ames (1911) — University of Pennsylvania (1906). State Documents on
A , Henry Robert (1915) — Morrow Quill Paperbacks. Robert's Rules of Order
A , Roger Sherman Hoar (1917) — Constitutional
Conventions Kessinger Publishing.
A , John W. Burgess (1923) —
Ayer Co Pub (June 1972). Recent Changes in
American Constitutional Theory
A , Charles Grove Haines (1930) — Russell & Russell (1965). The Revival of Natural Law Concepts
A , Carl Stephenson &
Frederick George Marcham (1937) — Harper (1937). Sources of
English Constitutional History: 600-1937
A , Clarence K. Streit (1939) — Harper & Brothers (1939). Union Now
A , Charles Howard McIlwain (1947) — Great Seal Books (1958). Constitutionalism: Ancient and
A , Francis D. Wormuth (1949) — Harper and Brothers (1949). The Origins of Modern
A — Unable to find. Jurisdiction over Federal
Areas within the States
Militia Treatises, James B. Whisker.
A — Edwin Mellen Press (1992). The Militia
A Introduction to the American Colonial Militia — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
A — Edwin Mellen Press (1997). The New England Militia, 1606-1785
A The Pennsylvania Colonial Militia — Edwin Mellen Press (1997).
A — Edwin Mellen Press (1997). The Colonial Militias of New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland
A — Edwin Mellen Press (1997). The Colonial Militia of the Southern States, 1606-1785
A — Susquehanna University Press (1999). The Rise and Decline of the American Militia System
— To understand the
principles of constitutional republican government, one must understand the
principles of its opposite. Selected Works on Tyranny
Some of the best expositions of law and constitutional principles are made
during trials. Trials of Liberty
— Includes commentaries on the rulings and the opinions. Landmark Court Decisions
anthologies, and essays. Constitutional History & Commentary
— Books, anthologies, and essays. History & Economics
— Organized by
subject. Legal Briefs Collection
— Organized by
subject. Law Review Article Collection
— Sometimes called Common Law Writs 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
comparative analysis. National Constitutions
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