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LES PLEES DEL CORON

Staunford, Sir William


Item #: 59667
Published: London; In aedibus Richardi Tottelli; 1557. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE

Reprint of the first edition of the first printed workdevoted entirely to criminal law. It is considered a"principal book" by Pollock and Maitland, one that enablesus "to trace our modern laws of crimes, from the latermiddle ages onwards." Based on Bracton and the Year Books,Staunford's treatise is divided into three parts. The firsttreats offences, the second treats jurisdiction, appeals,indictments and defenses. The third addresses trials andconvictions. Plees was written after Staunford wasappointed judge of the common pleas in 1554. Pollock andMaitland, The History of English Law II:448.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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