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Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books.

Blackstone, Sir William:

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ISBN 10: 0226055477 / ISBN 13: 9780226055473
Edité par Dublin: John Exshaw, Henry Saunders, James Williams and David Hay, 1773., 1773
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The Fifth edition. First Dublin Edition. Four volumes. By Sir William Blackstone, one of His Majesty's Justices of the Honourable Court of Common Pleas. These volumes contain the substance of a course of lectures on the Laws of England, which were read by the author in the University of Oxford who became the first Vinerian professor. Vol I - viii, 485 pp. Contents: Introduction, Of the Study, Nature, and Extent, of the Laws of England; Book I - Of the Rights of Persons. Vol II - 520 pp, 2 fold-out charts, xix (appendix). Contents Book II - Of the Rights of Things, Appendix. Vol III - 455 pp, xxvii (appendix). Contents Book III - Of Private Wrongs, Appendix. Book IV - 436 pp, vii (appendix) + Index. Contents Book IV - Of Public Wrongs. Set bound in matching full tan leather. Five raised bands on spines. Red spine labels with gilt lettering on Vols II -IV (missing from vol I). Spine labels with volume numbers and gilt decoration on vols II - IV (missing from vol I). Vol I - section of leather rubbed at bottom of spine. Corners bumped and rubbed. Front hinge cracking. Occasional short notes in pencil in text margins. Contents very clean and bright. Approx half of rear fep missing. Vol II - Top and bottom of spine lightly rubbed. Corners of front board much rubbed - leather lifting. Front hinge cracking. Some insect damage to small section at front edge from pp 47 - 66. Otherwise contents very clean.Vol III - Bottom of spine and corners rubbed. Edges of spine cracking at bottom for about 2 inches. Front hinge cracked. Small section of insect damage to top corner in margin from pp 343 onwards but not affecting text. Otherwise contents clean. Vol IV - Rubbing to top and bottom of spine and corners. Front hinge cracking. Contents very clean. Some scuffing to surface of boards of all volumes. Overall condition VG-. N° de réf. du libraire 2217

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Titre : Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four...

Éditeur : Dublin: John Exshaw, Henry Saunders, James Williams and David Hay, 1773.

Date d'édition : 1773

Reliure : Hardcover

Edition : 1st Edition

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Perhaps the most important legal treatise ever written in the English language, Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69) was the first effort to consolidate English common law into a unified and rational system. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education both in England and America. This handsomely produced, slipcased four-volume set includes facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition, undistorted by later interpolations.

The Commentaries is divided into four books. The first, introduced by Stanley N. Katz, deals with what Blackstone called "the rights of persons," what a modern lawyer would call constitutional law, the legal structure of government. Book II includes an introduction by A. W. Brian Simpson and describes the law of property. Book III, introduced by John H. Langbein, analyzes civil procedure and remedies. The last book, which is devoted to criminal law and procedure, includes an introduction by Thomas A. Green.

Now regarded as a literary, as well as a legal classic, Blackstone's Commentaries brilliantly laid out the system of English law in the mid-eighteenth century, demonstrating that as a system of justice, it was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Ironically, the work also revealed to the colonists the insufficiencies of the system and became a model for the legal system of the fledgling American nation in 1789. Supplemented with commentary by experts in the field, these classic facsimile volumes belong on every lawyer's bookshelves.

Volume I: Of the Rights of Persons (1765)
Volume II: Of the Rights of Things (1766)
Volume III: Of Private Wrongs (1768)
Volume IV: Of Public Wrongs (1769)

About the Author:

Stanley N. Katz is a professor of public and international affairs and the director of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton University.

A.W. Brian Simpson is the Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan.

John H. Langbein is the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale University.

Thomas. A. Green is the John P. Dawson Collegiate Professor of Law and professor of history at the University of Michigan.

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