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William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 149 works in 418 publications in 1 language and 11,629 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Biography  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Records and correspondence  Portraits  Sources  Genealogy  Law commentaries 
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 : in four books by William Blackstone( Book )

97 editions published between 1771 and 1904 in English and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

15 editions published between 1846 and 1985 in English and held by 444 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 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1827 and 1853 in English and held by 325 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
Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

17 editions published between 1825 and 1915 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Blackstone by David A Lockmiller( Book )

1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton on Blackstone by A. Edward Newton( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1868 and 1908 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 163 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 160 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 151 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 139 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 92 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 43 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 (180)

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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