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Commentaries on the laws of England in four books by Sir William Blackstone

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Published by Rees Welsh and Company in Philadelphia .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Law -- Great Britain.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Sir William Blackstone ; with notes selected from the editions of Archbold, Christian, Coleridge, Chitty, Stewart, Kerr, and others ; and in addition, notes and references to all text books and decisions wherein the Commentaries have been cited, and all statutes modifying the text by William Draper Lewis.
ContributionsLewis, William Draper, 1867-1949., William Blackstone Collection (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsKD660 .B52 1897
The Physical Object
Pagination4 v., [3] leaves (1 folded) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6549944M
LC Control Number12030769

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