With a New Introduction by David J. Seipp Bracton, Henry de, [d. 1268]. De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae, Libri Quinque; In Varios Tractatus Distincti, Ad Diversorum et Vetustissimorum Codicum Collationem, Ingenti Cura, Denuo Typis Vulgati. Quorum Quid Cuique Insit, Proxima Pagina Demonstrabit. Originally published: London: Typis Milonis Flesher & Roberti Young, 1640. xii (v-xii new Introduction), [xxx], 444 [i.e. 442] fol. [916 pp.] Reprinted 2009, 2013 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584779346. ISBN-10: 1584779349. Text in Latin. With a new introduction by David J. Seipp, Professor of Law, Boston University. Hardcover. New. $89.95 * Reprint of the second edition, which was a reissue of the first edition (1569). Text in Latin, Introduction in English. De Legibus et Consuetudinibus Angliae [The Laws and Customs of England] is the first treatise on English law. A systematic work, it emphasizes the separation of procedural and substantive matters and also cites cases as sources of at least intellectual, if not formal, authority. In Maitland's words, Bracton's Legibus is "the crown and flower of English medieval jurisprudence" and "by far the greatest of our medieval law books." Sweet & Maxwell adds that it "is distinguished by rich casuistic details, and by the careful reproduction of the judicial decisions on individual cases of law.": Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:51(6). The pagination of the 1569 and 1640 issues is identical. Maitland, Collected Works II:43.
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