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Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book III: Of Private Wrongs

Edited by: Wilfrid Prest

ISBN13: 9780199601011
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.99

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The only variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales, offering the definitive account of the Commentaries' development through nine editions.

For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor, Wilfred Prest, and the individual volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical and political context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law.

Typeset in a modern format, retaining the pagination of the first edition and with editorial notes throughout, the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition.

  • Includes an introduction to the Commentaries by the General Editor Wilfrid Prest
  • An editorial introduction by William Gallanis details the historical and political context of Blackstone's views on the civil procedure and court remedies
  • The definitive version of this classic text of Anglo-American law
  • Detailed varia trace the evolution of Blackstone's thought through the first nine editions
  • Descriptive notes assist the modern reader in understanding the text, and the pagination of the first edition has been retained for easy cross-referencing

Legal History
Thomas P. Gallanis: Introduction to Book III
Wilfrid Prest: Editorial Conventions

Book the Third: Of Private Wrongs
I: Of the Redress of Private Wrongs by the Mere Act of the Parties
II: Of Redress by the Mere Operation of the Law
III: Of Courts in General
IV: Of the Public Courts of Common Law and Equity
V: Of Courts Ecclesiastical, Military, and Maritime
VI: Of Courts of Special Jurisdiction
VII: Of the Cognizance of Private Wrongs
VIII: Of Wrongs, and their Remedies, Respecting the Rights of Persons
IX: Of Injuries to Personal Property
X: Of Injuries to Real Property, and first of Dispossession, or Ouster, of the Freehold
XI: Of Dispossession, or Ouster, of Chattels Real
XII: Of Trespass
XIII: Of Nusance
XIV: Of Waste
XV: Of Subtraction
XVI: Of Disturbance
XVII: Of Injuries Preceeding From, or Affecting, the Crown
XVIII: Of the Pursuit of Remedies by Action; and first, of the Original Writ
XIX: Of Process
XX: Of Pleading
XXI: Of Issue and Demurrer
XXII: Of the Several Species of Trial
XXIII: Of the Trial by Jury
XXIV: Of Judgment, and its Incidents
XV: Of Proceedings, in the Nature of Appeals
XVI: Of Execution
XVIII: Of Proceedings in the Courts of Equity

Series: The Oxford Edition of Blackstone

Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book I: Of the Rights of People ISBN 9780199600991
Published August 2016
Oxford University Press
Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book II: Of the Rights of Things ISBN 9780199601004
Published August 2016
Oxford University Press
Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book IV: Of Public Wrongs ISBN 9780199601028
Published August 2016
Oxford University Press