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Commentaries on the Laws of England: Set of 4 Volumes

Edited by: Wilfrid Prest

ISBN13: 9780199601035
Published: August 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 4 Volumes
Price: £285.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199600984



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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.

  • 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
  • Editorial introductions detail Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law in its historical context
  • Descriptive notes assist the modern reader in understanding the text, and the pagination of the first edition has been retained for easy cross-referencing
Please note that the Hardback edition of the Commentaries is only available as a set of 4 volumes. The individual volumes are available seperately in Paperback - please see below.

Subjects:
Legal History

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
£19.99
Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book II: Of the Rights of Things ISBN 9780199601004
Published August 2016
Oxford University Press
£19.99
£19.99
Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book IV: Of Public Wrongs ISBN 9780199601028
Published August 2016
Oxford University Press
£19.99