Pennsylvania Blackstone Reed, John. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Pennsylvania Blackstone; Being a Modification of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone, With Numerous Alterations and Additions, Designed to Present an Elementary Exposition of the Entire Laws of Pennsylvania. Originally published: Carlisle: Printed by George Fleming, 1831. 3 volumes. xvi, 508; xiv, 544; viii, 572 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. With a New Introduction by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Vinogradoff Institute at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law at University College London; Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Mark W. Podvia, Associate Law Librarian and Archivist, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. ISBN-13: 9781584777113. ISBN-10: 1584777117. Hardcover. New. $175. * Reprint of the sole edition. In 1834 John Reed [1786-1850], President Judge of the Courts of Common Pleas of the Ninth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, founded Dickinson School of Law, the oldest law school in Pennsylvania. This eminent jurist probably wrote this work as a text for his students. It is a fascinating document of the American reception of Blackstone. Like Tucker's Commentaries on the Laws of Virginia (1831-32), this work follows the arrangement of Books I-III of Blackstone's Commentaries. Portions of Blackstone's text, enclosed in quotation marks and stripped of their footnotes, alternate with original material on Pennsylvanian and, to some extent, federal law. (References, including case and statutory citations, are included in the text.) Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 148.
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