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The Common Law isbn 9780486267463

Oliver Wendell Holmes: The Common Law

Edited by: Mark DeWolfe Howe

ISBN13: 005043
ISBN: 005043
New Edition ISBN: 0486267466
Previous Edition ISBN: 005042
Published: June 1968
Publisher: Macmillan & Co Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £40.00
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The Common Law was first published in 1881. In 1889, Frederick William Maitland, the greatest historian of English law, said that "for a long time to come it will leave its mark wide and deep on all the best thoughts of Americans and Englishmen about the history of their common law". The Common Law, in other words, had achieved the status of a classic.

As a classic, it needs little introduction. It is closely-reasoned and analytic in its a pp roach to those aspects of English legal history and problems of jurisprudence which are its subjects. And while it is true to say that the passage of time has eroded some of Holmes's interpretations, The Common Law - read as a significant chapter in the history of American ideas - remains without doubt of engrossing interest and considerable value.

Amongst the topics covered by Holmes are: early forms of liability, the criminal law, the theory of torts, trespass and negligence, fraud, malice and intent, possession, contracts, and successions. This definitive text was edited and introduced by the late Mark De Wolfe Howe.

Introduction by Mark DeWolfe Howe
A Note on the Text
The Common Law;
Lecture I. Early Forms of Liability
Lecture II. The Criminal Law
Lecture III. Torts: Trespass and Negligence
Lecture V. The Bailee at Common Law
Lecture VI. Possession
Lecture VII. Contract: I. History
Lecture VIII. Contract: II. Elements
Lecture IX. Contract: III. Void and Voidable
Lecture X. Successions: I. After Death II. Inter Vivos
Lecture XI. Successions: II. Inter Vivos
Glossary of Legal Terms
Table of Cases
Year Books and Early Cases