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William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 118 works in 425 publications in 2 languages and 11,133 library holdings
Genres: History  Humor  Anecdotes  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Portraits  Records and correspondence  Sources  Charters  Genealogy 
Classifications: KD660, 349.42
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Publications by William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)
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Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )
172 editions published between 1770 and 2007 in English and French and held by 4,938 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
The comic Blackstone by Gilbert Abbott À Beckett( Book )
19 editions published between 1846 and 1985 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
The sovereignty of the law; selections from Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Ehrlich's Blackstone by William Blackstone( Book )
2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Sir William Blackstone by David A Lockmiller( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
A fragment on government and An introduction to the principles of morals and legislation by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
2 editions published between 1776 and 1891 in English and held by 235 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 220 libraries worldwide
Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New commentaries on the laws of England (partly founded on Blackstone) by Henry John Stephen( Book )
11 editions published between 1868 and 1908 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Tracts, chiefly relating to the antiquities and laws of England by William Blackstone( file )
2 editions published in 1771 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
An analysis of the laws of England by William Blackstone( Book )
10 editions published between 1756 and 1821 in English and held by 177 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 166 libraries worldwide
The letters of Sir William Blackstone : 1744-1780 by William Blackstone( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
A comment on the Commentaries and A fragment on government by Jeremy Bentham( Book )
1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
New commentaries on the laws of England (partly founded on Blackstone) by Henry John Stephen( Book )
8 editions published between 1848 and 1863 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Commentaries on the laws of England in four books by William Blackstone( Book )
19 editions published between 1877 and 1938 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
The Palladium of conscience; containing Furneaux's Letters to Blackstone, Priestley's Remarks on Blackstone, Blackstone's Reply to Priestley by Joseph Priestley( Book )
2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 123 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 ... by William Blackstone( Book )
2 editions published in 1803 in English and held by 110 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
 
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Blackstone Collection
Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)
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William Blackstone Collection
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English (260)
French (2)
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