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HISTORIA PLACITORUM CORONAE THE HISTORY OF THE PLEAS OF THE CROWN. NOW FIRST PUBLISHED FROM HIS LORDSHIP'S ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT, AND THE SEVERAL REFERENCES TO...

Hale, Matthew


Item #: 5810

Pages: 2v.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2003.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the first edition. Widely acclaimed for itsskillful, comprehensive and masterful discourse, this is thefirst history of English criminal law. Although Hale hadplanned to write this work in three books, only the firstbook was completed before his death. It covers the capitaloffenses - treasons and felonies. "This book, so far as itextends, gives a complete presentment of this branch of thelaw, both in its development and in its condition at Hale'sown time...Ever since its first publication it has beenregarded as a book of the highest authority." Holdsworth,Sources and Literature of English Law 152-153. See Winfield,The Chief Sources of English Legal History 327-8.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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