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Sir William Blackstones Commentaries on the Laws of England is the great text of the common law. First published in four volumes between 1765 and 1769, it was the legal publishing sensation of the 18th century. By translating Blackstones Commentaries on the Laws of England, these volumes allow the reader to master the text without the barrier of a centuries-old language.
The introduction discusses the importance of Blackstones work and highlights its influence in the present day. The collection includes a table of regnal years, a chronological table of Blackstones life and the publishing history of the Commentaries. It is an indispensable text for all law libraries and the central resource for rediscovering Blackstones achievements.