Proposals for Undergraduate Legal Education That Anticipated Blackstone Wood, Thomas [1661-1722]. Some Thoughts Concerning the Study of the Laws of England. Particularly in the Two Universities. In a Letter to the Reverend ----- Head of ----- College in Oxford. London: Printed for J. Stagg, In Westminster-Hall; And D. Browne, At the Black-Swan, Without Temple-Bar, 1727. [ii], 62 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece to spine. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to title page. $850. * Second edition. First published anonymously in 1708, Wood's proposal, which anticipates Blackstone, urged the addition of legal education to the undergraduate coursework of Oxford and Cambridge. Particular authors and subjects on common and civil law are recommended throughout this work. A final edition, erroneously indicated as the fourth, was published in 1728. Wood is known today for a work that anticipated Blackstone's Commentaries, his popular An Institute of the Laws of England (first edition 1720, final edition 1772). English Short-Title Catalogue T49402.
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