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Commentaries on the Laws of England

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ISBN-10: 0226055434

ISBN-13: 9780226055435

Edition: Facsimile 

Authors: William Blackstone, Stanley N. Katz

List price: $38.00
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Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar. Introducing this third volume, Of Private Wrongs, John H. Langbein discusses Blackstone's account of procedure and jurisdiction, jury trial, and equity. He also examines Blackstone's uneasy attitude toward the celebrated legal frictions of English civil procedure.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/1979
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430

Of Private Wrongs
Of the Redress of Private Wrongs by the mere act of the Parties
Of Redress by the mere operation of Law
Of Courts in general
Of the Public Courts of Common Law and Equity
Of Courts Ecclesiastical, Military, and Maritime
Of Courts of a Special Jurisdiction
Of the Cognizance of Private Wrongs
Of Wrongs, and their Remedies, respecting the Rights of Persons
Of Injuries to Personal Property
Of Injuries to Real Property, and first of Dispossession, or Ouster, of the Freehold
Of Dispossession, or Ouster, of Chattels Real
Of Trespass
Of Nusance
Of Waste
Of Subtraction
Of Disturbance
Of Injuries proceeding from, or affecting, the Crown
Of the Pursuit of Remedies by Action; and, first, of the Original Writ
Of Process
Of Pleading
Of Issue and Demurrer
Of the Several Species of Trial
Of the Trial by Jury
Of Judgment, and it's Incidents
Of Proceedings, in the nature of Appeals
Of Execution
Of Proceedings in the Courts of Equity
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