THE COMMON LAW

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Harvard University Press, 2009 - History - 393 pages
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Much more than an historical examination of liability, criminal law, torts, bail, possession and ownership, and contracts, The Common Law articulates the ideas and judicial theory of one of the greatest justices of the Supreme Court. The John Harvard Library presents a text that is, with occasional corrections of typographical errors, identical to that found in the first and all subsequent printings by Little, Brown.
  

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Contents

Early Forms of Liability
3
The Criminal Law
37
Torts Trespass and Negligence
71
Fraud Malice and Intent The Theory of Torts
118
The Bailee at Common Law
148
Possession
186
Contract I History
223
Contract II Elements
261
Successions I After Death II Inter Vivos
306
Successions II Inter Vivos
334
Selected Bibliography
369
Glossary of Legal Terms
373
Table of Cases
375
Year Books and Early Cases
380
Index
383
Copyright

Contract III Void and Voidable
278

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About the author (2009)

G. Edward White is David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and the author of numerous books, includingOliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.andAlger Hiss&s Looking-Glass Wars.

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