Parliamentary Procedure Books
A Bibliography
Second Edition
2010

by Stran L. Trout

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This is a new edition, updated and expanded with 100's of books added, and includes listings of:

Known Printings of Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies by Henry M. Robert, 

Known Printings of Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies by Luther S. Cushing, 

Known Printings of A Manual of Parliamentary Practice by Thomas Jefferson, and

Parliamentary Procedure Books Before 1800

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  Stran L. Trout is a Virginia attorney, a member of the New Kent County, Virginia Board of Supervisors, a Professional Registered Parliamentarian with the National Association of Parliamentarians, a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, and a member of the American College of Parliamentary Lawyers.
  He has been involved in parliamentary procedure and has been collecting books on parliamentary procedure since 1974.
  He is the author of Board Meeting Procedure in Virginia - Formality in Local Government Boards (available from the Virginia Association of Counties), and editor of a reprint of The Order and Course of Passing Bills in Parliament, originally printed in 1641. (Available on this site)
  He maintains parliamentary information and a list of printings of Robertís Rules of Order on his web site: www.newkent.net.

Parliamentary Procedure Books. 2nd Edition, 2010

Update - January 11, 2017

The Ready Parliamentarian, 1911, 38 numbered pages, Rinaldi Printing Company, is listed with the author "Sr. E. C. S. R." The author is Sister Esther Charlotte, S. R. of St. Augustine, Florida

Ashby, Richard L., Will of the Lodge, A Parliamentary Law Guide for Freemasons, 1st, 1990, 170p, Ashby Publishing, Frat Canada

Barry, Annie Little, Manual of Parliamentary Usage, 1900, 14p; 2013 Reprint, Isha Books

Beauchesne, Arthur, Rules and Forms House of Commons of Canada, 1st, 1922, 313p, Canada Law Book Company, Limited; 2nd, 1927, 500p, Canada Law Book Company, Limited; 3rd, 1942; 4th, 1958, 567p, The Carswell Company, Limited; 5th, 1978; 6th, 1989, 451p, Carswell Legal Publications, Govt, Canada

Bierbaum, Dr. Gene (Eugene), The Parliamentarian of Tomorrow, 2010, 85p, Xlibris Corp.
How to be a Parliamentarian: A Guide for all Aspiring Parliamentarians, 2nd, 2014, American Institute of Parliamentarians

Blackmore, Edwin Gordon, Manual of the Practice, Procedure and Usage of the House of Assembly of the Province of South Australia, 1st, 1885, 251p, (reprint) Dalton House; 2nd, 1890, Authority Adelaide, Govt., Australia

Brumbaugh, Elder H. B., The Church Manual, Revised, 1911, 62p, The Bretherenís Publishing House

California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc., Parliamentary Procedure Study Course Workbook, 1973?, 24p

California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc., Parliamentary Procedure Study Course Answers

Clemons, Calvin K., The Perfect Board, 2005, 110p, Synergy Books; 2008, 110p, Ovation Books

Clydebank Media, Robertís Rules Quick Start Guide, the Simplified Beginnerís Guide to Robertís Rules of Order, 2016, 81p, Clydebank Business.

Cochran, Alice Collier, QuickStart Guide to Robertaís Rules of Order, 2009, 108p, Published by the Author

Cotton, Sir Robert, That the Soveraigns Person is Required in the Great Councils, or Assemblies of the State, 1679, 15p
The Antiquity and Dignity of Parliaments, 1679, 13p, Reprint

Cox, Homersham, Antient Parliamentary Elections, A History showing How Parliaments wre Constituted and Representatives of th People Elected in Antient Times, 1868, (modern reprint) 200p, Longmans, Green, and Co., Govt. United Kingdom

Cushing, Luther Sterns, The Blue Book of Parliamentary Law, 2013, 252 p, printed by Book on Demand, Ltd. This may be a reprint of the 1947 edition printed by John C. Winston Co. Which also shows 252p

Davison, Mabel Clarke, Manual of Plain Parliamentary Procedure, 1st, 1949; 3rd, 1952, 79p; 4th, 1955, 5th, 1957, 79p

Department of the Secretary of State of Canada, Glossary Parliamentary Procedure - Lexique Procedure parlementaire, 1988, 46p, Canadian Government Publishing Centre

Daniels, Gene; Casey, Larry, Parliamentary Procedure and Effective Union Meetings, 2009, 83p, Union Communication Services, Inc.

Doe, Mary L., Rules for the Conduct of Public and Private Meetings, [late 1800's] 26p, Hurley Bros.

Dunbar, Shane D., Parliamentary Procedure Skill Sheets for Handling Motions, 1st, 1995, 92p
Dunbarís Manual of Parliamentary Procedure Test Questions, 1st, 1993; 2nd, 1997, 245p

Dopping, Anthony, see E., H. S.

E., H. S., Memorials of the Method and Maner of Proceedings in Parliament in Passing Bills, 1658, 115p, Printed by Henry Hills and John Field, Govt GB

Elsynge, Henry, Modus Tenendi Parliamenta in Hibernia, Published out of an Antient record by the Right Reverend Father in God Anthony, Lord Bishop of Meath, to which is added the Rules and Customs of the House gathered out of the Journal Books from the time of Edward VI, 1772, 84p, J. Milliken, ECCO Reprint

English, Thomas Dunn, The Rules of Order Governing Public Meetings, 1887, This book is sold as a reprint indicating Thomas Dunn English as the author. However, a note from the seller admits that English never wrote such a book. Inside of the cover is a reprint of a book of the same name and date written by F. M. Payne.

Ericson, Jon L., See James Slaughter

Everts, William Wallace, Pastor's Hand-Book, 3rd, 1848, 72p, Lewis Colby & Co. (10 pages of parliamentary procedure)

Freeman, Wm. Marshall and Abbott, J. Carson, The A. B. C. Of Paraliamentary Procedure - A Handbook for use in Public Debate, 1906, 127p, Butterworth & Co.

Gilkes, R. K., The Tudor Parliament, 1969, 192p, University of London Press, Ltd. The London History Studies, Number 5

Gordon, Ted H., Summary of Parliamentary Procedure, An easy way to learn and Use, 1st, 1988; 2nd, 1996; 3rd, 2013, 53p, www.creasespace.com

Green, Betty S. and Klausman, Jane M., Participate With Ease: A Meeting Guide Based on Robertís Rules, 1st, 1991; 2nd, 1992; 3rd, 1994, 25p

Hanson, A. H., Wiseman, H. V., Parliament at Work, A Case-book of Parliamentary Procedure, 1962, 358p, Stevens & Sons, Govt. Great Britain

Haskin, Frederic J., Parliamentary Law, 1931, 32p, The Masillion Evening Independent; 1935, 32p, The Richmond Palladium, The Arkansas Gazette; 1940, 35p, The Haskin Service

Hatsell, John, A Collection of Cases of Privilege of Parliament from the Earliest Records to the year 1628, 1776, 211p, H. Hughs, Govt. Great Britain

Hawley, Edward W., How to Learn Parliamentary Law Easily - and Remember It, 1932, Northwestern Press
Principles of Parliamentary Law, 1934, 101p, A. W. Hubbard
Questionnaire: Principles of Parliamentary Law, (circa 1934), 11p, Hawley Institute of Parliamentary Law
Summary: Principles of Parliamentary Law

Hester, Hyland, Mr. Chairman, 3rd, 1951; 6th, 1955, 19p, National Conference of Methodist Youth

Hiscox, Edward T., The New Directory for Baptist Churches, 1902, 608p, The American Baptist Publication Society (chapter on rules of order)

Holsey, Bishop L. H., A Manual of the Discipline of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America Including Decisions of th College of Bishops, and Rules of Order Applicable to Ecclesiastical Courts and Conferences, 1895

Horne, David L., Meeting Maíat, the African-Centered Handbook for Conducting Meetings, 2004, 139p, Author House

Hughes, Bertha Clark, Parliamentary Law Quiz, 1959, (Flash Cards) The Medlar Press

Ilbert, Sir Courtenay, Parliament Its History, Constitution and Practice, 1911, 256p, Henry Holt and Company, Govt, GB

Jefferson, Thomas, ........ , Two halves of a document regarding the rules of procedure for the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769, 1p, In the Special Collections Library of the University of Virginia

Kyle, Chris R., Editor, Parliament, Politics and Elections, 1604-1648, Camden Fifth Series, Vol 17, 2001, 35p, Cambridge University Press

Larimer, Flonnie Mae; C. R., Mrs., Course of Study in Parliamentary Law, Based on Dr. S. W. Longanís Parliamentary Rules and Robertís Rules of Order, Revised, 1954
The How and the Why of Parliamentary Procedure, 1971, 189p, Wallace Printing Co.

Lawrence, John, Manual of Rules of Order for Conducting Business in Deliberative Assemblies, 2nd, 1855, 59p, United Brethren Printing; 3rd, 1858, 59p, United Brethren Printing

Leahy, Susan, Robertís Rules Made Simple, The easy way to learn Robertís Rules of Order, (no date), DVD

Leonardy Parliamentarians, Gen. Henry M. Robert & Rules of Order, 1st, 1961, 16p, The Leonardy Parliamentarians.

Lewis, John F., Mrs., A Compendium of Parliamentary Law, 7th, 1912, 55p; 10th, 1915, 59p; 23rd, 1935, 88p; 28th, 1948, 88p; 29th, 1949, 88p; 30th, 1953, 88p; 34th, 1968, 88p, Otto Ulbrich Co., Inc.

Litwiller, Hannah, The Young Adultís Guide to Robertís Rules of Order: How to Run Meetings for Your Club or Organization, 2016, 227p, Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.

Maingot, J. P. Joseph, Parliamentary Privilege in Canada, 1st; 2nd, 1997, 404p, House of Commons and McGill-Queenís University Press

Matthais, Benjamin, Rules of Order, A Manual for Conducting Business..., 5th, 1851, 130p, Lindsay And Blakiston

McDow, Roberta, Parliamentary Procedure Without Stress, 1st, 1976, 56p; Revised Edition, 1985, 56p, National Association of Secondary School Principals

McGlynn, June A., Instant Parliamentary Procedure, 1977;
What Parliamentary Procedure Can Do For You, 1981, 66p, Pioneer Publishing Co.

McMonagle, James A., and Pfister, Emil R., Parliamentary Law Chart, 6p,

Mell, P. H., A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, 1867, 91p, Sheldon & Co.
A Manual of Parliamentary Practice, Revised, 1876, 91p, Sheldon & Co., Sheldon & Co.; 1888, 91p, J. W. Burke & Co.; Throughly Revised, 1993, 96p, Baptist Book Concern

Milligan, Lucy R., and Harold V., The Club Member's Handbook, 1942, 300p, The New Home Library; 1955, 300p, Barnes & Noble

Minetor, Randi, Robertís Rules of Order in Action: How to Participate in Meetings with Confidence; 2015; 120p; Zephyros Press

Murphree, Gwen C., Meeting Manners, 1st, 1991; Revised. 1997, 59p

Neale, John E., The Elizabethan House of Commons, 1949, 445p, Penguin Books

Nathan, Hartley R., Wainberg and Nathan's Company Meetings including Rules of Order, 5th, 2001, 262p, CCH Canadian Limited

National Association of Parliamentarians, Parliamentary Law Training Guide No. 1, 39p, NAP
Parliamentary Law Training Guide No. 2, 37p, NAP
Parliamentary Law Training Guide No. 3, 35p, NAP
Parliamentary Law Training Guide No. 4, 1971, 56p, NAP

Padden, Edward J., Rules of Order City Council City of Chicago, 1943, 39p, Govt, Illinois

Patnode, Darwin, Teaching Parliamentary Procedure, 1st, 1979; 2nd, 1980, Julian Graphics; 3rd, 2008, 102p, Infinity Publishing

Philips George, Lex Parliamentaria: or a Treatise of the Law and Custom of Parliaments, 3rd, 1793, 434p, Printed for henry Lintot, ECCO Reprint

Robeson, Henry J., Parliamentary Rules Compiled from Cushingís and Robertsí Standard Works Condensed and Arranged for the Use of Fraternal Societies, 1890, 67p, Boynton & Sons.

Rocheleau, W. F, A Short, Easy Guide to Parliamentary Procedure and Robert's Rules of Order, 1950, 2014 reprint. 23p, A. J. Cornell Publications

Rosenthal, Harry S., Parliamentary Law and Practice for Nonprofit Organizations: Preparation and Procedure for Business Meetings, 3rd, 2014, Parliamentary Services Publishing

Roundtree, Mrs. Roy, Basic Parliamentary Rules, Questions and Answers, (no date), 24p, Published by the Author

Sand, Charlene, A Reference Guide to the Parliamentary Procedure Including Subsidiary, Privileged, and Incidental Motions, 2014?, 147p, Digested from Wikipedia Articles

Shawhan, Narcissa T., The New Parliamentary Law Library;
A Text Book for the Study and Teaching of Parliamentary Law, 1925; Revised, 1927, 116p, Merchants Printing Company

Shurter, Edwin D., School Literary Society, 1913 (2013), 35Isha reprint

Simeon, John, A Treatise on the Law of Elections, in all its Branches, 1789, 176p, Appendix 130p. Printed for T. Payne and Son

Slaughter, James H., The Complete Idiotís Guide to Parliamentary Procedure Fast-Track, 2012, 160p, Alpha Books

Slaughter, James H.; Ragsdale, James Gaul, Ericson, Jon L., Notes and Comments on Robertís Rules, 4th, 192p, Southern Illinois University Press

Smedley, Ralph C., The Amateur Chairman, 4th, Revised 1939; 9th, 1959, 48p;13th, 1964, 46p, Toastmasters International

Smith, C. N., Smith's Rules of Parliamentary Law Boiled Down, 1938, 4p

Stuart, Louis C., Parliamentary Points of Order for the use of General Assemblies, Societies, Lodges, and Other Organizations, 1922, 31p, Webster Publishing Company.

Thompson, Isaac Grant, The Supervisors Manual (New York), 1st, 1869; 5th, 1878, 386p, John D. Parsons, Jr., Law Publishers

Thomson, Hugh Christopher, A Manual of Parliamentary Practice with the Rules of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of Upper Canada, 1828, 92p, Canada, Govt

Urbaniak, Tom, Action, Accommodation, Accountability: Rules of Order for Canadian Organizations, 2011, 182 p, Writing on Stone Press, Inc.

Urch, David, At a Glance: The Condensed Parliamentary Manual or The Common Principles of Assembly Practice Made Easy, 1904, 21p [Change author name from David Urich]

Walworth, Ellen Hardin, Parliamentary Rules for the use of Societies, Clubs, Guilds, Chapters, Etc., 1897, 24p, J. J. Little & Co.

Waples, Rufus, A Handbook of Parliamentary Practice, 2nd, 1901, 3006p, Callaghan & Co.

Wardle, Orpha M., Guide to Parliamentary Procedure, 2nd, 1969, 136p; 5th, 1985, 119p, Library of Congress, Action Printing Company

Weisgal, Ted, Robertís Rules for Kids, A Guide to Teaching Children from Kindergarten to the 5th Grade the Rules of Parliamentary Procedure, 2014, 108p, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform.

Wileden, A. F., How to Conduct a Meeting: Parliamentary Procedure, Special Circular 23, 1946; Revised 1951, 32p, Revised 1954, 32p, University of Wisconsin

Winchester, Hinda E., Practical Parliamentary Points, 1st, 1930, 61p, Tri-State Printing Co.; 2nd, 1933, 54p, Commercial Printing Co.;
The Do You Know of Parliamentary Law, 1927, 52 card game

Wiseman, H. V. See Hanson, A. H.

Woodworth, James R., Compact Facts - Parliamentary Procedure, 1963, 118 cards, Visual Education Association

Zeiss, Cathy, An Introduction to Robertís Rules of Order: The Basic Rules of Parliamentary Procedure Explained, DVD Video, 2013, Meriwether Publishing

.........., A Briefe Discourse Concerning the Power of the Peeres and Comons of Parliament, in Point of Jurisdiction, Written by a Learned Antiquerie, at the request of a Peere of this Realm. 1640, Printed for T. Paine, Attributed to Robert Cottion and John Selden

........., Orders, Standing Orders, and Resolutions of the Honorable House of Commons, relating to their Forms of Proceeding, Privileges, &c. &c. Collected out of the Journals, and Digested under their Several Heads, 1747, 148p, Reprinted by ECCO, Eighteenth Century Collections Online

........., Rules of Order of the Convention of the Diocese of Long Island, 1881, 8p, Orphans" Press - Church Charity Foundation

......., Code of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, 1872, 154p, Hazlitt & Reed, Frat.

......, Practical Instructions on the Passing of Private Bills Through Both Houses of Parliament, 1827, 294p +44p, Stevens and Sons, Govt GB

........, The Standing Orders of The Lords and Commons Relative to Private Bills, 1st, 1836; 8th, 1864, 240p, Published by the Editor, 1903, 353p, Waterlow & Sons Limited, Govt GB

........., Rules of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Indulgences, 1924, 242 p, Superior Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul

......., Rules of Order, A manual for Conducting Business in Town and Ward Meetings, Societies, Boards of Directors and Managers, and other deliberative Bodies, by a Member of the Legislature, 1846, 114p. Kessinger Publishing Reprint

......., Rules and Orders to be Observed in the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the year 1831, 1831, 39p, Dutton & Wentworth

......., Reglement de la Cour de Parlement, Aides et Finances de Dauphine, 1753, 11pp, Chez Andre Giroud

......., Parliamentary Law: Instructorís Guide, 1st, 1936, 15 p, Works Progress Administration of Illinois, Adult Education Progress District #3

......., A Short, Easy Guide to Parliamentary Procedure and Robertís Rules of Order, 1950, 23p, A. J. Cornell Publications

......., Orders, Essential, Fundamental and Standing Orders, Reports, Declarations, Memorandums, Rules, Agreements and Resolutions of the House of Commons relating to their Forms of Proceeding, Privileges, &cc., 1756, 290p, Printed by James Lymans

......., Several Treatises of Parliaments, Vis. I. The Manner and Method of Parliaments, by H. S. E. C. P.; II. Of Elections, Proceedings, Priviledges, of Parliaments, by R. C.; III. The opinions of several Learned Antiquaries, Vis. Dodridge, Agar, Tate, Camden, Holland, Cotton, Selaen; IV. The Method of Passing Bills by Henry Elsinge, 1703

......, How to Conduct Meetings, DVD

Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies
by Henry M. Robert

2007 10th Edition in Chinese 583p
( ) 11th Edition in Chinese 609p

2011 (11th Edition)
Date Total Number Pages Rank Publisher
( ) 5,500,000 500,000 716 General Da Capo Press

Jeffersonís Manual
Charles Merrill, 196 pp, (no date) (probably 1840)
Hogan & Thompson, 203 pp, 1843
No Publisher, no date, 103 pp
Clark & Maynard, 196 pp, (no date)
Effingham Maynard & Co. (Successor to Clark & Maynard, 196pp (no date)
Maynard, Merrill, & Co., 196pp (no date)
Manual de praīctica parlamentaria, de Jefferson, 1909, 108pp, Bureau of Printing in Manila for the Government of the Philippine Islands (in Spanish) Reprint

Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies
by Luther S. Cushing
1871 189p seventieth thousand Thompson Biglow & Brown
1914 137p Translated into Yiddish by A. Tanenbaum, the Hebrew Publishing Company, NY
Cushing, Luther S., The Rules of Proceeding and Debate in Deliberative Assemblies, 1853, 38p, part of The Machinery of Parliamentary Legislation published in the Edinburgh Review, January 1854 at pages 244-282, Longmans, Green & Co


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