Commentaries on the Laws of England: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769

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It was the dominant lawbook in England and America in the century after its publication and played a unique role in the development of the fledgling American legal system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226055367
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1979
  • Pages: 4

Meet the Author

A. W. Brian Simpson is Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the Law School, University of Michigan. He is the author of An Introduction to the History of the Land Law, A History of the Common Law of Contract, and Cannibalism and the Common Law, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Table of Contents

Book II - Of the Rights of Things
1. Of Property, in general
2. Of Real Property; and first of Corporeal Hereditaments
3. Of Incorporeal Hereditaments
4. Of the Feodal System
5. Of the antient English Tenures
6. Of the modern English Tenures
7. Of Freehold Estates, of Inheritance
8. Of Freeholds, not of Inheritance
9. Of Estates, Less than Freehold
10. Of Estates upon Condition
11. Of Estates in Possession, Remainder, and Reversion
12. Of Estates in Severalty, Joint-Tenancy, Coparcenary, and Common
13. Of the Title to Things Real, in general
14. Of Title by Descent
15. Of Title by Purchase; and first, by Escheat
16. Of Title by Occupancy
17. Of Title by Prescription
18. Of Title by Forfeiture
19. Of Title by Alienation
20. Of Alienation by Deed
21. Of Alienation by matter of Record
22. Of Alienation by Special Custom
23. Of Alienation by Devise
24. Of Things Personal
25. Of Property in Things Personal
26. Of Title to Things Personal, by Occupancy
27. Of Title by Prerogative, and Forfeiture
28. Of Title by Custom
29. Of Title by Succession, Marriage, and Judgment
30. Of Title by Gift, Grant, and Contract
31. Of Title by Bankruptcy
32. Of Title by Testament, and Administration

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