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William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 136 works in 417 publications in 2 languages and 11,620 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Biography  Examinations  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Sources  Genealogy 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: KD660, 340.0942
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Most widely held works by William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)
Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

140 editions published between 1770 and 2010 in English and held by 4,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 5, "Appendix ... ", contains the following: Priestley's remarks on some paragraphs in the fourth volume of Blackstone's Commentaries, relating to the dissenters. Blackstone's reply to Priestley's remarks. Priestley's answer to Blackstone's reply. The case of the late election of the County of Middlesex considered on the principles of the Constitution and the authorities of law. Furneaux's letters to the Hon. Mr. Justice Blackstone concerning his exposition of the Act of Toleration, and some positions relative to religious liberty, in his celebrated Commentaries on the Laws of England. Authentic copies of the argument of the late Hon. Mr. Justice Foster in the Court of Judges Delegates, and of the speech of the Right Hon. Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords, in the cause between the City of London and the dissenters
The comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

15 editions published between 1846 and 1985 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sovereignty of the law; selections from Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrlich's Blackstone by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are a government of laws, yet few understand the sense and reason of the law and fear the mass of words in which it is embodied, nor does the citizen appreciate how these rules for our daily living came into being. There is a beautiful history and philosophy of this system to be found only in the Blackstone Commentaries, and herein it has been my endeavor to give you a volume without the timeworn and obsolete phraseology. Here you can read [in modern American English] why you submit to the law which you have created"--Preface, page v
Sir William Blackstone by David A Lockmiller( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume makes available one of the central texts in the development of utilitarian tradition, in the authoritative 1977 edition prepared by Professors Burns and Hart as part of Bentham's Collected Works. Certain that history was on his side, Bentham sought to rid the world of the hideous mess wrought by legal obfuscation and confusion, and to transform politics into a rational, scientific activity, premised on the fundamental axiom that "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong
Newton on Blackstone by A. Edward Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New commentaries on the laws of England : partly founded on Blackstone by Henry John Stephen( Book )

8 editions published between 1868 and 1908 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries on the laws of England : of public wrongs by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New commentaries on the laws of England by Henry John Stephen( Book )

7 editions published between 1848 and 1863 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Sir William Blackstone : 1744-1780 by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comment on the Commentaries; a criticism of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries on the laws of England / by William Blackstone by William Blackstone( Book )

in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the laws of England : to which is prefixed an introductory discourse on the study of the law by William Blackstone( Book )

8 editions published between 1756 and 1821 in English and French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracts, chiefly relating to the antiquities and laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most material parts of Blackstone's Commentaries : reduced to questions and answers by John C Devereux( Book )

7 editions published between 1859 and 1891 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries on the laws of England ... by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1796 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on the law of descents in fee-simple by William Blackstone( Book )

3 editions published between 1759 and 1760 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Commentaries on the laws of England
Alternative Names
Blackstone Collection

Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

Law Library of Congress (U.S.). William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

William Blackstone Collection

Yale Law Library Blackstone Collection

Languages
English (210)

French (1)

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Blackstone's Commentaries : with notes of reference, to the Constitution and laws, of the federal government of the United States, and of the Commonwealth of Virginia : in five volumes, with an appendix to each volume, containing short tracts upon such subjects as appeared necessary to form a connected view of the laws of Virginia, as a member of the federal unionThe letters of Sir William Blackstone : 1744-1780