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TREATISE OF THE PLEAS OF THE CROWN: OR, A SYSTEM OF THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS RELATING TO THAT SUBJECT, DIGESTED UNDER THEIR PROPER HEADS

Hawkins, William


Item #: 66496
Published: OE; E. Nutt, R. Nutt, R. Gosling; Reprinted in 2009.

Subjects: CRIMINAL LAW & PROCEDURE, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the third and last edition in the author'slifetime. Considered one of the four major law books of the18th Century by Holdsworth, Pleas is the first comprehensiveEnglish treatise on criminal law. A seminal work in criminalprocedure and jurisdiction, it is "deservedly of highauthority and still cited. It was the starting-point ofmodern laborious treaties on the criminal law which arevaluable as digests of the subject, but which have noadvance on Hawkins plan or style" (Winfield). Holdsworth,History of English Law XII:415. Winfield, Chief Sources ofEnglish Legal History 326. Sweet & Maxwell, A LegalBibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:362 (37).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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