Clarkson, Paul S. Warren, Clyde T. The Law of Property in Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Drama. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1942. xxvii, 346 pp. Original cloth, light shelfwear, light fading to edges of boards, library shelf number to spine, library marks to endleaves, interior bright and clean. $45. * First edition. With an index of cases cited and an index of dramatic citations from Shakespeare, Jonson, Marlowe, Kyd, Webster and others. "The one gratifying difference between this book and many others of its kind is its purpose. The writers have no intention of proving that Shakespeare was a lawyer, or that without being formally one, he had a complete command of the law. (...) What they do furnish is the presentation of important and valuable data for the history of the law, the data that is derived from an examination of the extent to which legal ideas and institutions were part of the intellectual possessions of Englishmen at a period as critical in the development of the law as in almost everything else, the turn of the seventeenth century.": Max Radin, Harvard Law Review 56:1027 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 1141.
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