Influenced Blackstone and Others [St. German, Christopher (1460?-1540)]. Doctor and Student: Or, Dialogues Between a Doctor of Divinity and a Student in the Laws of England: Containing the Grounds of Those Laws, Together with Questions and Cases Concerning the Equity Thereof; Also Comparing the Civil, Canon, Common and Statute Laws, And Shewing Wherein They Vary from One Another. To Which is Now Added on Account of the Author, And a General Table of the Principal Matters; Never Before Printed. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1721. [iv], 1, ,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Octavo (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine, early repairs to spine ends. A few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, joints starting, corners bumped and lightly worn, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, occasional faint dampspotting to margins, early owner signature to front free endpaper $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. English Short-Title Catalogue T108916.
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