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Two Dialogues in English, Between a Doctour of Divinity, And a.
1668 - A Classic English Work on Equity and the Philosophy of Law that Influenced Blackstone [Saint German (Germain), Christopher]. Two Dialogues in English, Between a Doctour of Divinity, And a Student in the Laws of England, Of the Grounds of the Said Laws, And of Conscience. Newly Revised and Re-Printed. London: Printed by John Streater, Eliz. Flesher, and Henry Twyford, 1673. [ii], 366, [8] pp. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/2). Recent period-style paneled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, light soiling and a few early signatures and brief annotations to title page, other annotations to front endleaves. $650. * Written originally in Latin in 1523 and cast in dialogic form, this was the first work to study the role of equity in common law and, by its nature, was the first jurisprudential work written in England. It also considers the relative merits of common, canon and civil law, the nature and object of law, the religious and moral standards of law, the foundations of the common law and issues regarding the jurisdiction of Parliament. Doctor and Student appeared in numerous editions. An authority well into the eighteenth century, it influenced several writers, including Blackstone. English Short-Title Catalogue R32072.
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