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Commentaries on the laws of England

Sir William Blackstone

Commentaries on the laws of England

in four books

by Sir William Blackstone

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Published by Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and J. Butterworth and Son in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Law -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Sir William Blackstone.
      ContributionsColeridge, John Taylor, Sir, 1790-1876., William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKD660 .B52 1825
      The Physical Object
      Pagination4 v., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6972710M
      LC Control Number06027022

      Typically early printed books and especially manuscripts. Can be tooled in gilt or blind. He also wrote poetry, numerous pamphlets on university and national politics, two architectural manuscripts, and other legal treatises. Some have thought that unjust attacks, even upon life or property, at the arbitrary will of the magistrate, are less dangerous to the commonwealth than such as are made upon the personal liberty of the subject. The four volumes of Blackstone put the gist of that tradition in portable form. About this title Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system.

      This implies that in most scenarios principles of the Fundamental Laws can be upheld by statutory interpretation or as an alternative since by issuing a Declaration of incompatibility. Offset The unintended transfer of ink from one printed page to an adjacent page. About the Author: Thomas A. At first, his Commentaries were hotly contested, some seeing in them an evil or covert attempt to reduce or codify the common law which was anathema to common law purists.

      Lord Avonmore said of Blackstone: "He it was who first gave to the law the air of a science. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent.


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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 4

Frontispiece An illustration facing the title page of a book. While this makes it impossible to read all of the pages, it also indicates a probability that the text block has not been altered since leaving the printer. Here, Blackstone the apologist takes centre stage; he seeks to explain how the criminal laws of England were just and merciful, despite becoming later known as the Bloody Code for their severity.

Remaining half-titles are therefore of interest to collectors. If Parliament chose to do any of them the courts would not hold the Act of Parliament invalid. We should recognise a hierarchy of Acts of Parliament as it were: "ordinary" statutes and "constitutional" statutes.

A-C, for example, would indicate a quarto volume composed of three signatures or gatherings of eight pages each for a total of 24 pages.

Wormhole Tiny pinhole-sized trails left by bookworms as they eat through a text block. Civil Government was " Uncut When the edges of the text block most apparent at the fore and lower edges have not been trimmed to a uniform size, and are therefore characterized by a ragged or deckle edge.

But that does not mean that it is beyond the power of Parliament to do such things. A monk is therefore accounted civiliter mortuus, and when he enters into religion may, like other dying men, make his teftament and executors ; or, if he makes none, the ordinary may grant adminiftration to his next of kin, as if he were actually dead inteftate.

Morocco Binding material made from goatskin—versatile, durable, with a distinctive pebbled texture and visible grain. Recorded usage[ edit ] The phrase Fundamental Laws of England has often been used by those opposing particular legislative, royal or religious initiatives.

Already Read Blackstone was the first since Henry de Bracton in the 13th century to present an encompassing treatment of English law. Depending on demand, any number of printings can be made from a setting of type For example, a first printing might consist of copies, followed by a second printing of copies; in which case the book would have a first edition, first printing of copies, and a first edition, second printing of copies.

Doublure Pastedowns made not of paper but of leather, for decorative purposes. While useful in England, Blackstone's text answered an urgent need in the developing United States and Canada. For decades, a study of the Commentaries was required reading for all first year law students.

Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition.

Blackstone wrote his books on common law shortly before the United States Constitution was written. Evidently, he regarded the law of gravitation, the law of England, and the law of nature as examples of the same principle, that is, the imposition of rules by a superior power on its subjects.

Wrappers Paper coverings—plain, marbled or printed—attached by stitches, staples or glue to a text block to identify it and afford it some protection though much more fragile than a binding in plain, cloth or leather-covered boards.

Blackstone's "political views were those of the Old Whigs and his ideals were those of the Glorious Revolution of ". Recto The front side of a leaf. The Rights of Persons[ edit ] The Rights of Persons is the first volume in the four part series that is the Commentaries.

In the United States, the common law tradition was being spread into frontier areas, but it was not feasible for lawyers and judges to carry around the large libraries that contained the common law precedents. Much more common in older books printed on handmade papers with a high rag content than in books printed on manufactured papers made from wood pulp with a higher acidic content.

Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. While much older, wood engravings enjoyed an important renaissance in the late eighteenth century through Thomas Bewick and continued in popularity thorugh the nineteenth century.

This dissection of Blackstone's first book made Bentham's name notorious, though it was originally published anonymously. For, fuch banifhed man is entirely cut off from fociety; and fuch a monk, upon his profeffion, renounces folemnly all fecular concerns : and befides, as the popifh clergy claimed an exemption from the duties of civil life, and the commands of the temporal magiftrate, the genius of the Englifh law would not fuffer thofe perfons to enjoy the benefits of fociety, who fecluded themfelves from it, and refufed to fubmit to it's regulations a.

Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1

Illuminated Decorated by hand.Dec 30,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Commentaries on the Laws of England, Book the First by Sir William Blackstone - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book II: Of the Rights of Things William Blackstone Edited by Simon Stern. 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.

Commentaries on the Laws of England () Sir William Blackstone. BOOK 1, CHAPTER 15 Of Husband And Wife. THE second private relation of persons is that of marriage, IN the civil law the husband and wife are considered as two distinct persons; and may have separate estates.

Commentaries on the Laws of England Blackstone was the first since Henry de Bracton in the 13th century to present an encompassing treatment of English law. The Commentaries (), which grew out of Blackstone's university lectures, is a very readable elementary text/5(7).

The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece. Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition.

These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are. Dec 15,  · Read "Commentary on the Laws of England. Book First" by William Blackstone available from Rakuten Kobo. "The following sheets contain the substance of a course of lectures on the laws of England, which were read by the autho Brand: B&R Samizdat Express.