Definitive Critical Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William. Prest, Wilfred, General Editor. The Oxford Edition of Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England. Book I, II, III, IV. Oxford University Press, 2016. 4 Volumes. Paperback. ISBN: 9780199600984. New. $125. * Oxford's definitive critical edition of this classic text features detailed varia that trace the evolution of Blackstone's thought through the first nine editions. Entirely re-typeset with modern fonts and apparatus. Each volume features a new editorial introduction, which details Blackstone's distinctive view of the common law in its historical context, and descriptive notes, which help the modern reader to understand the text. For the first time it is possible to trace the evolution of Blackstone's thought through the eight editions of Blackstone's lifetime, and the authorial corrections of the posthumous ninth edition. Contents: Book I: Of the Rights of People, edited by David Lemmings; Book II: Of the Rights of Things, edited by Simon Stern; Book III: Of Private Wrongs, edited by Thomas P. Gallanis; Book IV: Of Public Wrongs, edited by Ruth Paley.
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