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 and Conscience Thereof; Also Comparing the Civil, Canon, Common and Statute Laws, And Shewing Wherein They Vary From One Another. To which are Now Restored and Added (by J. W.) Thirteen Chapters on the Power and Jurisdiction of the Parliament, &c. Omitted in All the Editions, Since the Year 1531. Except the Last. London: Printed by S. Richardson and C. Lintot, 1761. [xvi], 344,  pp. Includes errata leaf, publisher catalogue on verso. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent library buckram, raised bands, red and black lettering pieces and shelf label to spine, small security tag and blind-stamped institution name to front board, library stamps to edges, endleaves added. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places, brief early manuscript corrections to a few passages, library stamp and annotation to verso of title page. $150. * Sixteenth edition. 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 T112934.
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