Brown, W[illiam] Jethro. The Underlying Principles of Modern Legislation. Originally published: London: John Murray, 1920. xvi, 319 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776529. ISBN-10: 1584776528. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Reprint of the sixth and final edition. Brown [1868-1930] outlines the principles underlying the course of English legislation during the nineteenth century. He uses this method to "make intelligible the content of that law, which must be understood if it is to be reformed in any worthy sense" and to "provide the social reformer with an intellectual equipment which should be of service in assessing the relative value of the many proposed solutions of existing problems" (viii). In a review of the first edition (1912) Roscoe Pound, though critical of some of its conclusions, considered this an important book because it marked a "swinging into line of English jurists in the general movement toward philosophical jurisprudence.": Harvard Law Review 26 (1912-1913) 186.
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