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An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution 10th ed isbn 004325

An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution 10th ed

ISBN13: 004324
ISBN: 004324
New Edition ISBN: 004325
Previous Edition ISBN: 004323
Published: June 1961
Publisher: Macmillan & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1959)
Price: Out of print

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A year after the publication of Dicey's Law of the Constitution, William Gladstone was reading it aloud in the House of Commons, citing it as the authoritative volume. It remains, to this day, a starting point for the study of the English Constitution and comparative constitutional law.

The Law of the Constitution elucidates the guiding principles of the modern constitution of England: the legislative sovereignty of Parliament, the rule of law, and the binding force of unwritten conventions.

Dicey's goal was "to provide students with a manual which may impress these leading principles on their minds, and thus may enable them to study with benefit in Blackstone's Commentaries and other treatises of the like nature those legal topics which, taken together, make up the constitutional law of England."

This 8th edition, published in 1915, was the last edition written by Dicey. The 9th edition (1931) and 10th edition (1959) have an introduction and appendix by E.C.S. Wade

Publication History
First Edition 1885 : Second Edition 1886
Third Edition 1889 : Fourth Edition 1893
Fifth Edition 1897 : Sixth Edition 1902
Seveth Edition 1908 : Eighth Edition 1915
8th Reprinted 1920, 1923, 1924, 1926. 1927, 1931
Ninth Edition 1939
9th Reprinted 1941, 1945, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1956
Tenth Edition 1959
10th Reprinted 1960,1961