Fortescue, Sir John. The Governance of England: Otherwise Called The Difference between an Absolute and a Limited Monarchy. A Revised Text edited with Introduction, Notes, and Appendices by Charles Plummer. London: Oxford University Press, 1885. xxiii, 387 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363793; ISBN-10: 188636379X. Hardcover. New. $70. * "This work cannot be described as the first law book written in English, but it has the distinction of being the first book about law in that language..." Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History 317-318. Examines and compares the value of absolute and limited monarchy in the governments of France and England. First published in 1714, this edition, which was edited by Christopher Plummer, was published in 1885. Winfield also describes this edition as "The best edition." Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 365.
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