Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 September 2016

450 Pages

9.7 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780199600991

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The Oxford Edition of Blackstone's

Commentaries on the Laws of England: Book I: Of the Rights of Persons

William Blackstone
Edited by David Lemmings

  • The definitive version of this classic text of Anglo-American law
  • Detailed varia trace the evolution of Blackstone's thought through the first nine editions
  • Includes an introduction to the Commentaries by the General Editor Wilfrid Prest
  • An editorial introduction by David Lemmings details the historical and political context of Blackstone's views on constitutional and public law
  • Descriptive notes assist the modern reader in understanding the text, and the pagination of the first edition has been retained for easy cross-referencing
  • Entirely re-typeset with modern fonts and apparatus