Brown, Archibald. A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law. For the Use of Students, the Legal Profession, and the Public. Originally published: London: Stevens & Hayes, 1880. xii, 579 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776109. ISBN-10: 1584776102. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the second and final edition. This is a practical dictionary. As such, it has concise definitions that omit everything "old and totally disused" (iii). Despite its compression, the work is admirably clear and detailed. It even contains several terms from French and Roman law that relate to English practice. What is more, its encapsulation of everyday practice makes it a useful guide to English common law as it stood around 1880, a time when Great Britain was the most powerful nation on earth. Brown [1841-1916], a barrister of the Middle Temple, edited several works and wrote treatises on a variety of subjects including the laws of fixtures, the property of married women, enfranchisements and commutations and Savigny's treatise on obligations.
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