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FIRST PART OF THE INSTITUTES OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND; OR A COMMENTARY UPON LITTLETON: NOT THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR ONLY, BUT OF THE LAW ITSELF. ...SIXTEENTH EDITION

Hargrave, Francis (Editor); Butler, Charles (Editor)


Item #: 60873
Published: London; Printed by Luke Honsard & Sons for...; 1809.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, LEGAL HISTORY, UNITED KINGDOM

Sir Edward Coke published the first edition of theInstitutes of the Laws of England in four volumes from 1794-1797, providing the first complete exposition of Englishlaw undertaken since the time of Henry Bracton. Coke'scommentary covers ancient law, high treason, criminalactions and jurisdiction of the courts. "The Institutesremain as a lasting monument of legal exposition as Coke'sReports do of law reporting." - Winfield: 333-337. The 16thed. by Francis Hargrave and Charles Butler, who providedrevisions, notes, corrections and reference tables, washeralded for the clarity they brought to the classic. "TheirNotes, especially Butler's, are of real value even for themediaeval period." - Maitland, Collect II:58

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