The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind.
Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. This collection reveals the history of English common law and Empire law in a vastly changing world of British expansion. Dominating the legal field is the Commentaries of the Law of England by Sir William Blackstone, which first appeared in 1765. Reference works such as almanacs and catalogues continue to educate us by revealing the day-to-day workings of society. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ Harvard University Law Library N024158 Title from general titlepage. Each volume also has its own titlepage, following the general titlepage. Vols.1-7, 9-13 dated 1786, vol.8 dated 1799, vol.14 dated 1791, vol.15 dated 1792, vol.16 dated 1796, vol.17 dated 1797, vol.18 dated 1798, vol.19 dated 1799, vol.20 dated 1801 and vol. dated 1804. "In thirteen volumes." on vols.1-7, 9-13. After vol.13 the general titlepage volume statement changes to account for the increasing number of volumes. Vol.8 is index to vols.1-18, and vol. is index to vols.19-20. Dublin : printed by George Grierson, 1786-1804. 21v. ; 2#xFFFD;
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