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NEW COMMENTARIES ON THE LAWS OF ENGLAND

Stephen, Henry John


Item #: 10082

Pages: 4v.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the uncommon first (London) edition. NewCommentaries is an exposition of English law that preservesBlackstone's topical arrangement and the sections from histext that were still relevant in Stephen's day. (These areset off with square brackets.) A successful work, it wentthrough twenty editions by 1938. In the Dictionary ofNational Biography Dicey observed that "in reality it was anoriginal production, differing essentially in character andmerit from his predecessor. ...Stephen showed the qualitiesin which Blackstone was comparatively deficient-consummatelogical power and singular precision and accuracy of style.Had the work been published as an original treatise, itwould have stood upon a level with Blackstone's work"(XVIII:1047). Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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