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UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF MODERN LEGISLATION

Brown, William Jethro


Item #: 59957

Pages: xvi, 319 pp.
Published: London; John Murray; 1920. Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: FOREIGN LAW, JURISPRUDENCE, LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the sixth and final edition. Brown outlines theprinciples underlying the course of English legislationduring the 19th century. He uses this method to "makeintelligible the content of that law, which must be under-stood if it is to be reformed in any worthy sense" and to"provide the social reformer with an intellectual equipmentwhich should be of service in assessing the relative valueof the many proposed solutions of existing problems". In areview of the 1st edition Roscoe Pound, though critical ofsome of its conclusions, considered this an important bookbecause it marked a "swinging into line of English juristsin the general movement toward philosophicaljurisprudence.": Harvard Law Review 26 (1912-1913) 186.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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