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Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books by Sir William Blackstone, Knt. One of the Justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas - one part of the Jarvis Irving Library Collection
London Edmund Spettigue, Law bookseller and Publisher, 67, Chancery Lane. 1841 5 1/2" x 8 3/4", Rebacked with new paper spine and label with black type, preserving the original brown paper covered boards 1841 - Book the First, 20th Edition xii, [1]-521pp. [522]-532pp. appendix. 1841 - Book the Second, 20th Edition xxii, [1]-559pp., [1] blank, [i]-xxxiii appendix. 1841 - Book the Fourth, 20th Edition xxii, (2), [1]-511pp. -p.540pp. Presummed Irving's writing on inside front cover and first end paper and any ink underlining which appear on a few pages of the text in the voluems. Presummed other previous owner's pencil hand writing on front two endpapers and follwoing page.3 of 4 volumes only. Aemiliuis Irving 8th of July 1844 - signed on front end paper. IRVING, Sir ÆMILIUS (AEMILIUS) [1823-1913]"In 1844 young Irving [23 years old] entered the Toronto law office of Joseph Clarke Gamble as a student and five years later he was called to the bar." quoted from wikipedia bibliography Blackstone's Commentaries, based on his lectures given at Oxford beginning in 1753, constitute the first attempt since Bracton to provide a coherent account of English law as a whole. Because theywere not intended for aspiring practitioners, they described generalprinciples rather than practical specifics. "Blackstone inaugurated university instruction in English law His great achievement was his reduction to lucid and systematic statement of that disordered bulk of laws which had gradually accumulated since the days of Bracton. Although Blackstone lacked the originality and force of some of his predecessors in English legal literature, such as Bracton, Coke and Hale, his Commentaries, written in a style at once dignified, urbane and clear, are the most complete survey of the English legal system ever composed by a single hand." (H.D.Hazeltine, Encyc. of Social Sciences) Very Good
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