Holdsworth, William S. Essays in Law and History. Edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury. Originally published: Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1946. xv, 302 pp. Reprinted 1995, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781616194000. ISBN-10: 1616194006. Paperback. New. $24.95 * Compiled and edited by A.L. Goodhart and H.G. Hanbury, editors of the last four volumes of Holdsworth's History of English Law, this volume presents a selection of seventeen essays by the great legal scholar. Highlights from his long and prolific career, they address such topics as martial law, the English constitution, case law, equity, trusts, libel, law reporting, contracts and land law. The book concludes with a table of cases and name and general indexes. "These essays tend to enlarge the mind and to stir the imagination. They are the work of one of the most distinguished of the great line of English legal historians." --Bernard L. Shientag, Columbia Law Review 47 (1947) 1255 WILLIAM S. HOLDSWORTH [1871-1944] was a professor of constitutional law at Cambridge from 1903-1908 and the Vinerian Professor of English Law at Oxford from 1922-1944. He is well-known for his monumental History of English Law (1st ed. 1908) and other works, such as Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian (1929) and Some Makers of English Law (1938). ARTHUR LEHMAN GOODHART [1891-1978] was an American-born British academic jurist and lawyer. He was editor of the Cambridge Law Journal from 1921 to 1925, editor of the Law Quarterly Review in 1926, a professor of jurisprudence at Oxford University from 1931-1951 and the first American to be the master of an Oxford College. HAROLD GREVILLE HANBURY [1898-1993] was a Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford, from 1921-1949 and All Souls College, Oxford, from 1949-1964. His works include Modern Equity: Being the Principles of Equity (1935), The Principles of Agency (1952) and The Vinerian Chair and Legal Education (1958).
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