HISTORIA PLACITORUM CORONAE. THE HISTORY OF THE PLEAS OF THE CROWN FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, WITH NOTES AND REFERENCES TO LATER CASES BY...
Item #: 60292
Published: Philadelphia; Robert H. Small; 1847. Reprinted in 2007.
Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, COMPARATIVE LAW, JURISPRUDENCE, UNITED KINGDOM
Sir Matthew Hale's two-volume set had long been an acclaimedlegal standard, making this first American edition wellreceived. Stokes and Ingersoll, Philadelphia attorneys,included notes and references to cases since the firstpublication of Hale's work. Although the House of Commonsin 1680 ordered the printing of Hale's book, it was notactually published until 1736 with careful editing by SollomEmlyn. Hale focues on capital offences-treasons andfelonies. Holdsworth said of Hale's work: "This book, so faras it extends, gives complete presentment of this branch ofthe law, both in its development and in its condition atHale's own time...Ever since its first publication, it hasbeen regarded as a book of the highest authority." -Sources: 142-153.
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