Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books

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Lawbook Exchange, Jan 1, 2003 - Law - 1202 pages
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Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. [Cooley, Thomas M., Editor]. Commentaries on the Laws of England; In Four Books. With A Copious Analysis of the Contents. And Notes with References to English and American Decisions and Statutes to Date Which Illustrate or Change the Law of the Text; Also, a Full Table of Abbreviations, and Some Considerations Regarding the Study of the Law. Chicago: Callaghan and Company, 1884. Four books in two volumes. cxv, 644; xxvii, 629 pp. (Blackstone's paging retained in margin.) Portrait frontispiece. Two tables, one folding. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2003053970. ISBN 1-58477-361-8. Cloth. $250. * Reprint of the third edition, revised. This edition is notable in part because it omits the notes of English editors found in Cooley's earlier editions and adds a good deal of new commentary by Cooley, most of it dealing with American statutes and decisions. It also has several new sections. These are a review of the recent progress in law and essays on local government in Great Britain, the British colonial system and local government in the United States and its territories. Cooley [1824-1898] was one of the most prominent American jurists of the nineteenth century and an authority on Constitutional law. First issued in 1870, "Cooley's Blackstone" was the standard American edition of the late nineteenth century.

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