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A Discourse upon the Exposition and Understandinge of Statutes: With Sir Thomas Egerton's Additions: Edited from Manuscripts in the Huntington Library [1942]
     

A Discourse upon the Exposition and Understandinge of Statutes: With Sir Thomas Egerton's Additions: Edited from Manuscripts in the Huntington Library [1942]

by Samuel Edmund Thorne, Thomas Egerton, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery Staff (Contribution by)
 

Written anonymously at the end of the Year Book period, the Discourse Upon the Exposicion and Understandinge of Statutes is the earliest English treatise on the subject. Originally published: San Marino: Huntington Library, 1942. vii, 194 pp. Thorne’s edition has the additional appeal of lengthy manuscript notes compiled from a copy owned by

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Written anonymously at the end of the Year Book period, the Discourse Upon the Exposicion and Understandinge of Statutes is the earliest English treatise on the subject. Originally published: San Marino: Huntington Library, 1942. vii, 194 pp. Thorne’s edition has the additional appeal of lengthy manuscript notes compiled from a copy owned by Sir Thomas Egerton [1540?–1617], an attorney who held several important posts in Elizabethan England including Solicitor-General and Lord Chancellor. Reprint of first edition.

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“Professor Thorne ... has carried out his difficult task with great skill and has prefixed an introduction which can be regarded as the most authoritative and most richly documented discussion as yet upon the problems of statutory interpretation from the later fourteenth century ... to the age of Coke. …The Discourse inevitably cites numerous statutes and cases, and their identification has clearly been a most difficult and arduous task; that Professor Thorne has reached the impressive score of ninety-nine out of a possible hundred (which our calculation suggests) is due to his unsurpassed knowledge of the year books and other early sources.” --T.F.T. PLUCKNETT, Law Quarterly Review 60:242, 246

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ISBN-13:
9781584773559
Publisher:
Lawbook Exchange, Limited, The
Publication date:
04/24/2017
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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SAMUEL EDMUND THORNE [1907-1994] was the Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Legal History Emeritus at Harvard Law School and one of the 20th century's most distinguished historians of English law. In addition to this work, Thorne is known for his monumental and definitive translation of Bracton's four-volume Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England, edited by George Woodbine.

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