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William Blackstone

William Blackstone (1723-1780) was an English justice who wrote several significant works on English law. His magnum opus, Commentaries on the Laws of England, was an influential and widely-referenced work on English common law. Blackstone’s Commentaries informed the writing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and continued to inform American legal precedent into the twentieth century. This collection includes an eleventh edition of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England and a first edition of Blackstone’s Law Tracts, in Two Volumes (volume two only).

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