Influenced Blackstone and Others [St. Germain, Christopher]. Two Dialogues in English Between a Doctor of Divinity, and a Student in the Laws of England, of the Grounds of the Said Laws, and of Conscience. Newly Revised and Reprinted. London: Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1709. [ii], 366,  pp. Octavo (6-1/4" x 3-3/4). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands and tiny paper shelf label to spine. Light rubbing to boards, several small gouges to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints and hinges partially cracked but secured by cords, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown, small embossed Macclesfield stamps to title page and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, a few sections have light foxing. $250. * Written originally in Latin in 1523, this work contains two dialogues between a doctor of divinity and a student of English law. It popularized canonist learning on the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and other issues regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. A very important work in the development of equity, Doctor and Student appeared in numerous editions. An authority well into the eighteenth century, it influenced several writers, including Blackstone. Our copy once belonged to the library of Shirbirn Castle, the library of the Earls of Macclesfield, one of the finest private libraries in Great Britain. English Short-Title Catalogue T78054.
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