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Commentaries on the laws of England

Blackstone's commentaries stands as the first effort to consolidate English common law into a unified and rational system. The work acheived international renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education both in England and America.
Print Book, English, ©1979
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, ©1979
4 volumes ; 23 cm
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v. 1: Of the absolute rights of individuals
Of the Parliament
Of the king, and his title
Of the king's royal family
Of the councils belonging to the king
Of the king's duties
Of the king's prerogative
Of the king's revenue
Of subordinate magistrates
Of the people, whether aliens, denizens, or natives
Of the clergy
Of the civil state
Of the military and maritime states
Of master and servant
Of husband and wife
Of parent and child
Of guardian and ward
Of corporations. v. 2: Of property, in general
Of real property; and, first, of corporeal hereditaments
Of incorporeal hereditaments
Of the feudal system
Of the ancient English tenures
Of the modern English tenures
Of freehold estates, of inheritance
Of freeholds estates, not of inheritance
Of estates, less than freehold
Of estates upon condition
Of estates in possession, remainder, and reversion
Of estates in severalty, join-tenancy, coparcenary, and common
Of the title to things real, in general
Of title by descent
Of title by purchase; and, first, by escheat
Of title by prescription
Of title by prescription
Of title by forfeiture
Of title by alienation
Of alienation by deed
Of alienation by matter of record
Of alienation by special custom
Of alien by devise
Of things personal
Of property in things personal
Of title to things personal, by occupancy
Of title by prerogative, and forfeiture
Of title by custom
Of title by succession, marriage, and judgment
Of title by gift, grant, and contract
Of title by bankruptcy
Of title by testament, and administration. v. 3: Of the redress of private wrongs by the mere act of the parties
Of redress by the mere operation of law
Of courts in general
Of the public courts of common law and equity
Of courts ecclesiastical, military, and maritime
Of courts of a special jurisdiction
Of the cognizance of private wrongs
Of wrongs, and their remedies, respecting the rights of persons
Of injuries to personal property
Of injuries to real property, and first of dispossession, or ouster, of the freehold
Of dispossession, or ouster, of chattels real
Of trespass
Of nuisance
Of waste
Of subtraction
Of disturbance
Of injuries proceeding from. v. 4: Of the nature of crimes; and their punishment
Of the persons capable of committing crimes
Of principals and accessories
Of offences again God and religion
Of offences again the law of nations
Of high treason
Of felonies, injurious to king's prerogative
Of praemunire
Of misprisions and contempts, affecting the king and government
Of offences again public justice
Of offences again public peace
Of offences again public trade
Of offences again the public health and the public police or economy
Of homicide
Of offences again the person of individuals
Of offences again the habitations of individuals
Of offences again private property
Of means of preventing offences
Of courts of a criminal jurisdiction
Of summary convictions
Of arrests
Of commitment and bail
Of the federal modes of prosecution
Of process upon an indictment
Of arraignment, and it's incidents
Of plea, and issue
Of trial, and conviction
Of the benefit of clergy
Of judgment, and its consequences
Of reversal of judgment
Of reprieve, and pardon
Of execution
Of the rise, progress, and gradual improvements, of the law of England
"A facsimile of the first edition of 1765-1769."