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452 pp., fol. 1626; 1627. 2nd edit., fol. 1664. 3rd
576 pp., fol.

edit., (22) + 1687 The first Part of the Glossary appeared in 1626, and extended from A. through the letter L. When the MS. was in part ready for the press, the author, not finding a publisher, offered it to a London bookseller for £5, who declined the offer. Spelman then undertook to print the work at his own risk, but it was not very saleable, and the expense was too great for his fortune. He left the second Part incomplete, but, after some time, it was prepared for the press by Sir W. Dugdale. The latter part is written with less care than the former, and is not so much esteemed. Atwood's Jus. Ang. 244; Brad. Animad. Jani. Ang.; 1 Wils. 114; 2 Bos. & Pul. N. B. 507; 2 Crompt. & J 305; Marvin, Leg. Bib.

Sweet (C.) Dictionary of English Law, with historical and etymological notes. xvii + 914 pp. 4to.

For new edition, see Byrne.


50. Summary View of Feudal Law. With dictionary of select terms of Scots and English Law. 16mo. Edinburgh.

1710 51. Tayler (T.) Law Glossary: Greek, Latin, Saxon, French, Norman, and Italian sentences, phrases and maxims in English and American Reports and elementary works, with notes, translated into English. 2nd edit., London, 1823; Albany, 1833; 4th edit., New York, 1855; 9th edit., 580 pp. 8vo. New York.

The work abounds in inaccuracies. 248.


See review in 12 American Jurist,

52. Termes de la Ley. See RASTALL.

53. Tomlins (Sir T. E.) Law Dictionary. See JACOB.

53a. Wailly (N. de). Eléments de Paléographic. 2 vols. Paris.


53b. Waltherus (J. L.) Lexicon Diplomaticum. Fol. Göttingen.


54. Wharton (J. J.) Law Lexicon. 8vo., 1848; 13th edit., 4to. 1925

55. Wright (A.) Court Hand restored: or, Student's Assistant in reading Old Deeds, Charters, etc., with appendix containing the ancient names of places in Great Britain and Ireland; also table of ancient surnames. 4to., with

20 plates, 1773; 1776; 1778; 1786; 1815; with 23 plates, 1818; 1834; 1846; 4to., 1879; 1912. See also ScorT & DAVEY.




1. Ames (J. B.)

Lectures on Legal History and Miscellaneous

Legal Essays. 8vo. Cambridge, Mass.


Includes 22 lectures on "Points in legal history," all dealing with early law.

2. Carter (A. T.) History of English Legal Institutions. 8vo. 1899; 1902; 1906; 1910

3. Crabb (G.) History of the English Law, or an attempt to trace the Rise, Progress and successive Changes of the Common Law from the earliest period to the present time. 8vo. 1829; Burlington, U.S.A.


This volume, upon comparison, will be found to be, in the main. an abridgment of Reeves' History, although the author professes to have written, for the most part, an criginal work. He has introduced some historical illustrations that his predecessor omitted.-MARVIN, Leg. Bib.

4. Glasson (E.) Histoire du droit et des institutions de l'Angleterre comparés du droit de la France. 6 vols. 8vo. Paris.

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Pretentious, but of little value."-GROSs, S. E. H.

5. Holdsworth (W. S.)

8vo. 1903-09.


History of English Law. 3 vols. 3 vols. 8vo. 1914. 9 vols. 8vo.


6. Jenks (E.) Short History of English Law from the Earliest Times to the end of 1911. XXXV + 396 pp. 8vo. 1912

7. Maitland (F. W.) and Montagu (F. C.) Sketch of English Legal History. Edited by J. F. Colby. 8vo. New York.


A reprint of a series of articles upon the chief epochs in the history of English law which were contributed to Social England."

8. Pollock (Sir F.) and Maitland (F. W.) History of English Law before the time of Edward I. 2 vols. 8vo. 2nd edit., 2 vols. 8vo.




Potter (H.) Introduction to the History of English Law xv + 218 pp. 8vo.


10. Reeves (J.) History of the English Law, from the Saxons to the end of the reign of Hen. VII. [1509], 2 parts, 4to., 1783-84; to the end of the reign of Philip and Mary, 4 vols., 8vo., 1787; 4 vols., 8vo., 1814; continuation to the end of the reign of Elizabeth, 1 vol., 8vo., 1829; from

the Romans to the end of the reign of Elizabeth, new edition, by W. F. Finlason, 3 vols., 8vo.


"A remarkable book, before its time; but so much has been brought to light since then that it is somewhat inadequate. An edition of 1869, by Finlason, is a poor performance; see a review of it by Brunner, 8 Am. L. Rev. 138."-Ames' Lectures.

11. Sampson (W.) Discourse and correspondence with various learned jurists upon the history of the law, with the addition of several essays, tracts and documents relating to the subject. 8vo. Washington.


12. Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History. By various authors. 3 vols. 8vo. 1907-09

A Prologue to a History of English Law. F. W.

English Law before the Norman Conquest. Sir F. W.

The Centralization of Norman Justice under Henry II.
Alice Stopford Green.

Edward I., the English Justinian. E. Jenks.
English Law and the Renaissance. F. W. Maitland.
Roman Law Influence in Chancery, Church Courts,
Admiralty, and Law Merchant. T. E. Scrutton.
The History of the Canon Law in England. W. Stubbs.
The Development of the Law Merchant. W. S.

A Comparison of the History of Legal Development at
Rome and in England. J. Bryce.

The Five Ages of the Bench and Bar of England.

J. M. Zane.

The Sources of English Law. H. Brunner.

Materials for the History of English Law. F. W.


The Year-Books. W. S. Holdsworth.

The English Reports, 1537-1865. V. V. Veeder.
Appendices: a. A List of Sources for Continental
Medieval Law. E. Jenks. b. List of Sources for
American Colonial Law. P. S. Reinsch.

An History Survey of Ancient English Statutes. The

The Courts as established under Edward I. F. A.

The History of the Court of Chancery. G. Spence.
The Ecclesiastical Courts and their Jurisdiction. W. S.

The History of Admiralty Jurisdiction. T. L. Mears.

The Older Modes of Trial. J. B. Thayer.

The King's Peace in the Middle Ages. Sir F. Pollock. The Methods of the Royal Courts of Justice in the Twelfth Century. H. Hall.

Criminal Procedure, from the 13th to the 18th Century. Sir J. F. Stephen.

The Story of the Habeas Corpus. E. Jenks.

The History of the Register of Original Writs. F. W.


An Action at Law in the Reign of Edward III. L. O. Pike.

The Development of Oral and Written Pleading. W. S. Holdsworth.

A General Survey of the History of the Rules of Evidence. J. H. Wigmore.

Early English Equity. O. W. Holmes.

Common Law and Conscience in the Ancient Court of Chancery. L. O. Pike.

The Development of Equity Pleading from Canon Law Procedure. C. C. Langdell.

General Survey of the History of the Law Merchant. T. E. Scrutton.

The Merchants of the Staple. S. Brodhurst.

Contributions of the Law Merchant to the Common Law. F. M. Burdick.

The Early History of Negotiable Instruments. E. Jenks.

Promissory Notes Before and After Lord Holt. W. Cranch.

The Early History of Insurance Law. W. R. Vance. The Early History of the English Patent System. E. W. Hulme.

The History of the Carriers' Liability. J. H. Beale, Jun.

Early Forms of Corporateness. C. T. Carr.

Early Forms of Partnership. W. Mitchell.

The History of the Law of Business Corporations before 1800. S. Williston.

The History of Assumpsit. J. B. Ames.

The History of Parol Contracts prior to Assumpsit.

J. Barr Ames.

The History of Contract. J. W. Salmond.

The History of Beneficiary's Action in Assumpsit.

C. D. Hening.

The History of Agency. O. W. Holmes, Jun.

The History of Trover. J. B. Ames.

The History of the Law of Defamation. V. V. Veeder.
Responsibility for Tortious Acts. Its History. J. H.

The Disseisin of Chattels. J. B. Ames.

The Mystery of Seisin. F. W. Maitland.

The Gage of Land in Medieval England. H. D.

The Medieval Law of Intestary. C. Gross.

Executors in Earlier English Law. O. W. Holmes.
The Rise of the English Will. M. M. Bigelow.

13. Sullivan (F. S.) Historical Treatise on the Feudal Law and the Constitution and Laws of England, with a commentary on Magna Charta and illustrations of many English Statutes; Lectures in the University of Dublin. Editions, 4to., 1770; xiv + 449 pp.; 4to., 1772; 4to., 1776


1. Allen (W. F.) Essays and Monographs. 8vo. Boston. 1890

Includes the Village Community and Serfdom-manor, township, tithing-Origin of the freeholder-Anglo-Saxon ranks and classes.

2. Bacon (Sir F.) Law Tracts, viz. 1. Proposition for compiling an amendment of our laws. 2. Offer of a digest of the laws. 3. Elements of the common law of England. 4. Use of the law. 5. Cases of treason, etc. (repr. Harl. Miscel. Vol. v. 301.) 6. Arguments in law in certain great and difficult cases. 7. Ordinances in

Chancery. 8. Reading on the Statute of Uses. 8vo. 1736 or 1737. 2nd edit.


Most of the small treatises have been separately published. The Elements of the Common Law was one of the earliest, if not the first, published collection of maxims of the English Law. It appears that the author had collected several hundred maxims, but only twenty-five were ever published. Had his proposition for amending the law been favourably received by James 1.. Bacon would doubtless have collected and illustrated most of the settled rules and maxims of the Common Law, for he considered such a work to be an essential basis upon which the law should repose. Those published are to be regarded as a specimen of what he intended to do, for he says: I thought good before I brought them all into form to publish some few, that by the taste of other men's opinions, in this first, I might receive approbation in mine own course, or better advice for the altering of the others which remain; for it is great reason that that which is intended to the profit of others, should be guided by the conceits of others.' These maxims are without order or regularity in arrangement, but are elaborated and expanded in an excellent manner. The author, except in the present treatise,

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