Principles of Equity. Third Edition. 2 Vols. Edinburgh, 1778.
Lord Kames on Equity, Final Authorial Edition Kames, Henry Home, Lord [1696-1782]. Principles of Equity. Originally published: Edinburgh: Printed for J. Bell, and W. Creech, 1778. Two vols. LXV, xxii, 429; viii, 409 pp. Reprinted 2011 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616191672; ISBN-10:1616191678. With a new introduction by Dr. Andreas Rahmatian, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Glasgow. Hardcover. New. $150. "To mould the principles of equity into a regular system, was a bold undertaking. The pleasure of novelty gave it a lustre, and made every article appear to be in its proper place." --Lord Kames, Preface to the Present Edition, p. xii. "We must every one of us acknowledge Kames for our master." --Adam Smith. "The Principles of Equity fills the gap between the philosopher who is often creative but not meticulous, and the lawyer who is often meticulous but exegetic. Where the lawyer has to be meticulous and creative and needs the approach of an applied philosopher as well as a legal specialist, particularly in the role as a legal theorist or as a draftsperson of statutes and contracts, he or she will find an excellent teacher in Kames. His work shows that law is not rote learning of statutes and cases and their mechanical application, but a craft as a basis for the art of justice, a craft that should be rooted more in reason than in authority." --From the Introduction by Andreas Rahmatian. Henry Home, Lord Kames [1696-1782] was the leading Scottish jurist of his day and an important figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He was an important influence on David Hume, James Boswell and Adam Smith.
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