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Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 1: Book I - The Judicial System 7th ed

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Edited by: A. L. Goodhart, Goodhart. H. G.

ISBN13: 9780421051607
ISBN: 0421051604
Published: December 1956
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00
Paperback edition out of print, ISBN13 9780421142107

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A History of English Law Volume 1: (Book I) The Judicial System

Sir William Searle Holdsworth was professor of constitutional law at University College, London (1903–8). After 1922 he was Vinerian professor of English law at Oxford. Holdsworth's greatest achievement is his History of English Law in 17 Volumes.

The work begins with Anglo-Saxon times, and it is an account of legal procedure and court organization down to the Judicature Acts of 1875 and of the important phases of substantive law through the 18th century Many authorities consider Holdsworth's history among the most thorough scholarly accounts of English law ever written.

Volume 1 differs from its successors in that it stands by itself and provides a self-contained account of a single subject, the history of our judicial system ; as such it has been invaluable to students. Much correction and supplementation has been required since the author's death, and this has been provided—partly in the form of corrections made by the editors, and largely in the additions made by Professor S. B. Chrimes, who provides a long introductory essay covering the recent additions to our knowledge of this vital part of legal history. Lists of Cases and Statutes have also been revised.

    Please note that new copies of Holdsworth do not have dust jackets. Publishing History

    • First Edition 1903 - Second Edition 1914
    • Third Edition, Rewritten 1922
    • Fourth Edition 1927 - Fifth Edition 1931
    • Sixth Edition 1938 - Seventh Edition 1956
      • Reprinted 1966
    • Paperback Edition 1969

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Legal History
Chapter 1: Origins
Chapter 2: The Decline of the Old Local Courts
Chapter 3: The System of Common Law Jurisdiction
Chapter 4: The House of Lords
Chapter 5: The Chancery
Chapter 6: The Council
Chapter 7: Courts of a Special Jurisdiction
Chapter 8: The Reconstruction of the Judicial System;

Series: Holdsworth: A History of English Law

Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law: Set of 17 Volumes ISBN 9780421313408
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 17: General Index ISBN 9780421175600
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
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