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William Blackstone

Judge (10-Jul-1723 — 14-Feb-1780)


Daniel Boorstin. The Mysterious Science of the Law: An Essay on Blackstone's Commentaries. Harvard University Press. 1941. 257pp.

Paul Carrese. The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism. University of Chicago Press. 2003. 335pp.

Ian Doolittle. William Blackstone: A Biography. London: Maney. 2001. 132pp.

D. Douglas. The Biographical History of Sir William Blackstone, Late One of the Justices of Both Benches. London: J. Bew. 1782. 44pp. Credited as "A Gentleman of Lincoln's-Inn."

David Alexander Lockmiller. Sir William Blackstone. Peter Smith. 1970. 308pp.

Ian Gilbert Philip. William Blackstone and the Reform of the Oxford University Press in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford University Press. 1957. 130pp.

Robert D. Stacey. Sir William Blackstone and the Common Law: Blackstone's Legacy to America. ACW Press. 2003. 144pp.


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  4. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.56)

  5. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.65)

  6. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.110)

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