Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 2: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769

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University of Chicago Press, 15 lis 1979 - 568
Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769) stands as the first great effort to reduce the English common law to a unified and rational system. Blackstone demonstrated that the English law as a system of justice was comparable to Roman law and the civil law of the Continent. Clearly and elegantly written, the work achieved immediate renown and exerted a powerful influence on legal education in England and in America which was to last into the late nineteenth century. The book is regarded not only as a legal classic but as a literary masterpiece.

Previously available only in an expensive hardcover set, Commentaries on the Laws of England is published here in four separate volumes, each one affordably priced in a paperback edition. These works are facsimiles of the eighteenth-century first edition and are undistorted by later interpolations. Each volume deals with a particular field of law and carries with it an introduction by a leading contemporary scholar.

Introducing this second volume, Of the Rights of Things, A. W. Brian Simpson discusses the history of Blackstone's theory of various aspects of property rights—real property, feudalism, estates, titles, personal property, and contracts—and the work of his predecessors.

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Of incorporeal Hereditaments
20
Of the feodal System
44
Of the antient English Tenurf s
59
Of the modern English Tenures
78
Of FREEHOLD ESTATES of INHERITANCE
103
Of Freeholds not of Inheritance
120
Of Estates less thin Freehold
140
Of Estates upon Condition
152
Of Alienation by Deed
295
Of Alienation by matter of Record
344
Of Alienation by special Custom
365
Of Things personal
384
Of Title to Things personal by Occupancy
400
Of Title by Prerogative and Forfeiture
408
Of Title by Custom
422
Of Title by Succession Marriage
430

Of Estates in Possession Remainder
163
Of Estates in Severalty Jointtenancy
179
Os the Title to Things real in general
195
Of Title by Descent
200
Of Title Purchase and firsts by Escheat
241
Of Title by Occupancy
258
Of Title by Forfeiture
267
Of Title by Gift Grant and Contract
440
Of Title by Bankruptcy
471
Of Title by Testament and Admini
489
APPENDIX
i
An Obligation or Bond with Condition
xiii
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A. W. Brian Simpson is Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the Law School, University of Michigan. He is the author of An Introduction to the History of the Land Law, A History of the Common Law of Contract, and Cannibalism and the Common Law, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

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