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 nov. 1979 - 568 pages
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 PROPERTY IN GENERAL
1
Of REAL PROPERTY and of CORPOREAL HEREDITAMENTS
16
Of INCORPOREAL HEREDITAMENTS
20
Of the FEODAL SYTEM
44
Of the antient ENGLISH TENURES
59
Of the modern ENGLISH TENURES
78
Of FREEHOLD ESTATES NOT of INHERITANCE
103
Of FREEHOLDS NOT of INHERITANCE
120
CHAP XXII Of ALIENATION by SPECIAL CUSTOM
365
CHAP XXIII Of ALIENATION by DEVISE
373
CHAP XXIV Of THINGS PERSONAL
384
CHAP XXV Of PROPERTY in THINGS PERSONAL
389
CHAP XXVI Of TITLE to THINGS PERSONAL by OCCUPANCY
400
CHAP XXVII Of TITLE by PREROGATIVE and FORFEITURE
408
CHAP XXVIII Of TITLE by CUSTOM
422
CHAP XXIX Of TITLE by SUCCESSION MARRIAGE and JUDGMENT
430

Of ESTATES LESS THAN FREEHOLD
140
Of ESTATES UPON CONDITION
152
Of ESTATES in POSSESSION REMAINDER and REVERSION
163
Of ESTATES in SEVERALTY JOINT TENANCY COPARCENARY and COMMON
179
Of the TITLE to THINGS REAL GENERAL
195
Of TITLE by DESCENT
200
by ESCHEAT
241
CHAP XVI Of TITLE by OCCUPANCY
258
CHAP XVII Of TITLE by PRESCRIPTION
263
CHAP XVIII Of TITLE by FORFEITURE
267
CHAP XIX Of TITLE by ALIENATION
287
CHAP XX Of ALIENATION by DEED
295
CHAP XXI Of ALIENATION by matter of RECORD
344
Of TITLE by GIFT GRANT and CONTRACT
440
CHAP XXXI Of TITLE by BANKRUPTCY
471
CHAP XXXII Of TITLE by TESTAMENT and ADMINISTRATION
489
Vetus Carta FEOFFAMENTI
i
A modern Conveyance by LEASE and RELEASE
ii
5 2 Deed of RELEASE
iii
An Obligation or Bond with Condition for the Payment of Money
xiii
f i Writ of Covenant j or P r a e c i p e
xiv
f 4 she Note or ÆJiraff
xv
6 Proclamations endorsed upon the Fi n e according to the Statutes
xvi
5 i Writ of Entry sur Disseisin in the Post or Praecipe
xvii
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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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