Cart 0
Commentaries on the Laws of England, Vol. 2 (Used)

Commentaries on the Laws of England, Vol. 2 (Used)

$ 30.00

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. 

Consignment item is not eligible for discounts or shipping. Please call the gift shop at 410-685-3750 ext. 377 for more information.



More from this collection