Blackstone, William. Prest, William and Ruth Paley (Editors). The Oxford Edition of Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England. Book I, II, III, IV. Oxford University Press, 2016. 4 Volumes. Publisher's laminate hardcover. ISBN: 9780199601035. New. $245. * The definitive version of this classic text of Anglo-American law Detailed varia trace the evolution of Blackstone's thought through the first nine editions; Editorial introductions detail Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law in its historical context; Descriptive notes assist the modern reader in understanding the text, and the pagination of the first edition has been retained for easy cross-referencing. Oxford's variorum edition of William Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law of England and Wales offers the definitive account of the Commentaries' development in a modern format. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of English law and Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Introductions by the general editor and the volume editors set the Commentaries in their historical context, examining Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law, and editorial notes throughout the four volumes assist the modern reader in understanding this key text in the Anglo-American common law tradition. Book I: Of the Rights of People. Volume Editor: David Lemmings; Book II: Of the Rights of Things. Volume Editor: Simon Stern; Book III: Of Private Wrongs. Volume Editor: Thomas P. Gallanis; Book IV: Of Public Wrongs. Volume Editor: Ruth Paley.
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