The Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, Knight, on the Laws and Constitution of England

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American Bar Association, 2009 - Law - 479 pages
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This handsome book is part of the new, ABA Classics Series. These authoritative, affordable, and beautifully designed editions of the world's greatest law books are perfect for any law library or office or as a gift for anyone involved or interested in the law. This volume of the ABA Classics Series is Blackstone's Commentaries. This legal classic from famed eighteenth-century judge, jurist, and professor Sir William Blackstone.
 

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Contents

Of the Absolute Rights of Individuals
9
Of the Parliament
15
Of Subordinate Magistrates
23
Of the People Whether Aliens Denizens or Natives
35
Of the Clergy
39
Of Master and Servant
49
Of Husband and Wife
55
Of Parent and Child
61
Of Redress by the Mere Operation of Law
267
Of Wrongs and Their Remedies Respecting the Rights of Persons
269
Of Injuries to Personal Property
281
Of Injuries to Real Property and First of Dispossession or Ouster of the Freehold
293
Of Dispossession or Ouster of Chattels Real
297
Of Trespass
301
Of Nuisance
307
Of Waste
311

Of Guardian and Ward
67
Of Corporations
71
Of Real Property And First of Corporeal Hereditaments
77
Of Incorporeal Hereditaments
81
Of the Modern English Tenures
91
Of Freehold Estates of Inheritance
95
Of Freeholds Not of Inheritance
103
Of Estates Less Than Freehold
113
Of Estates Upon Condition
119
Of Estates in Possession Remainder and Reversion
125
Of Estates in Severalty JointTenancy Coparcenary and Common
131
Of the Title to Things Real in General
137
Of Title by Descent
139
Of Title by Purchase and First by Escheat
147
Of Title by Occupancy and by Prescription
151
Of Title by Forfeiture
155
Of Title by Alienation
165
Of Alienation by Deed
169
Of Alienation by Matter of Record
185
Of Alienation by Special Custom
193
Of Alienation by Devise
197
Of Things Personal and First of Property in Things Personal
201
Of Title to Things Personal by Occupancy Prerogative and Forfeiture
205
Of Title by Custom
211
Of Title by Succession Marriage and Judgment
215
Of Title by Gift Grant and Contract
221
Of Title by Bankruptcy
235
Of Title by Testament and Administration
243
Of the Redress of Private Wrongs by the Mere Act of the Parties
255
Of Subtraction
315
Of Disturbance
317
Of Injuries Proceeding From or Affecting the Crown
325
Of the Trial by Jury
331
Of Judgment and Its Incidents
343
Of Proceedings in the Nature of Appeals
349
Of Execution
353
Of the Nature of Crimes and Their Punishment
361
Of the Persons Capable of Committing Crimes
365
Of Offenses against God and Religion
369
Of Offenses against the Law of Nations
379
Of High Treason
383
Of Felonies Injurious to the Kings Prerogative
389
Of Misprisions and Contempts Affecting the King and Government
393
Of Offenses against Public Justice
399
Of Offenses against the Public Peace
407
Of Offenses against Public Trade
415
Of Offenses against the Public Health and the Public Police or Economy
419
Of Homicide
427
Of Offenses against the Persons of Individuals
437
Of Offenses against the Habitations of Individuals
441
Of Offenses against Private Property
445
Of Trial and Conviction
459
Of the Benefit of Clergy
467
Of Judgment and Its Consequences
469
Of Reversal of Judgment
473
Of Reprieve and Pardon
475
Of Execution
479
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