Commentaries on the Laws of England, Vol. 2 (Used)
A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769. With an introduction by A. W. Brian Simpson.
Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1756-1769) 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.
Introducing this second volume, A. W. Brian Simpson discusses the history of Blackstone's theory of various aspects of property rights--real property, feudalism, estates, titles, personal property, and contracts--and the work of his predecessors.
1979 Reissue, William Blackstone, 520 pp, Paperback
Excellent Condition, like new.
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