McIlwain, Charles Howard. The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy: An Historical Essay on the Boundaries Between Legislation and Adjudication in England. Originally published: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1910. xxi, 408 pp. Reprinted 2004, 2019 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773887; ISBN-10: 158477388X. Hardcover cloth. Cover lightly soiled. Else fine. $22.95 * Reprint of the first edition. Highly acclaimed when it was published, this remains a classic. McIlwain [1871-1968], a professor of history at Harvard University for more than three decades, developed -- with a particular emphasis on Parliament's role as a judicial body -- Pollock and Maitland's thesis from their landmark work The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1895) that Parliament was not a legislature in the modern sense; it was an administrative and judicial instrument of the crown. Oliver Wendell Holmes praised the work in a May 8, 1918 letter to Harold J. Laski: "... it left me greatly admiring it as an altogether admirable piece of work. It also kept me keenly interested from beginning to end." Howe, Holmes-Laski Letters I:152-153.
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