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William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 131 works in 458 publications in 2 languages and 11,826 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Biography  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Examinations  Records and correspondence  Sources  Portraits  Law commentaries 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: KD660, 349.42
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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 )

161 editions published between 1770 and 2007 in English and French and held by 3,601 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
Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

8 editions published between 1771 and 2010 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )

17 editions published between 1846 and 1985 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ehrlich's Blackstone by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 317 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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fragment on government by Jeremy Bentham( Book )

1 edition published in 1891 in English and held by 237 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New commentaries on the laws of England : partly founded on Blackstone by Henry John Stephen( Book )

9 editions published between 1848 and 1863 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 union by William Blackstone( Book )

5 editions published between 1803 and 1996 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic exposition of English Common Law at the time of the founding of the American Republic was Commentaries on the Laws of England, by William Blackstone. This work was used as a standard reference and law book by lawyers, judges, and the founding fathers, who incorporated the applicable provisions of it into the U.S. Constitution, especially for the definitions of its terms. However, Blackstone's Commentaries were written for a monarchical system of government, and needed to be adapted to the needs of the new republic. This was first done by St. George Tucker, who taught law and who had Blackstone's Commentaries republished together with his own lecture notes in 1803 in a five-volume set familiarly known as Tucker's Blackstone
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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How should the concept of evidence be understood? And how does the concept of evidence apply to the controversy about creationism, and also to work in evolutionary biology about natural selection and common ancestry? In this rich and wide-ranging book, Elliott Sober investigates general questions about probability and evidence and shows how the answers he develops to those questions apply to the specifics of evolutionary biology. Drawing on a set of fascinating examples, he analyses whether claims about intelligent design are untestable; whether they are discredited by the fact that many adaptations are imperfect; whether it is possible to know that present species trace back to common ancestors; how it is possible to test hypotheses about natural selection and many other issues. His book will interest all readers who want to understand philosophical questions about evidence and evolution, as they arise both in Darwin's work and contemporary biological research." --Publisher description
An analysis of the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )

11 editions published between 1756 and 1821 in English and French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1890 and 1916 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1859 and 1891 in English and held by 167 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 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a variorum edition of Blackstone's seminal treatise on the common law, tracing the evolution of Blackstone's thought from the first to the ninth edition. The fourth volume addresses central topics of criminal law, known as 'public wrongs'
The letters of Sir William Blackstone : 1744-1780 by William Blackstone( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1759 and 1760 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Commentaries on the laws of EnglandBlackstone'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
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 (249)

French (2)