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16. Fleta (Selden, J.): Ad Fletam Dissertatio. (Appended to

Fleta, 1647 and 1685.) 17.

(-) Dissertation annexed to Fleta ; translated, with notes, by the editor of Britton [R. Kelham]. (2) +

() xii + 276 [274] pp. 8vo.

1771 17a.

-) Reprinted from the edition of 1647 with parallel translation, etc., by D. OGG. 8vo.

1925 This dissertation contains many curious particulars relating to those antient authors on the laws of England, Bracton, Britton, Fleta, and Thornton, and shows what use was made of the Imperial law in England whilst the Romans governed here, at what time it was introduced into this nation, what use our ancestors made of it, how long it continued, and when the use of it totally ceased in the King's Courts at Westminster.”—Bridgman, Leg. Bib.

The comparative merit of Glanville, Bracton, Fleta and Britton appears very different in the eyes of a modern reader. The copiousness, learning and profoundness of Bracton place him very high above the rest. It is to him that we owe Fleta and Britton, which would probably never have existed without him. To him we are indebted for a thorough discussion of the principles and grounds of our old law, which had before lain in obscurity. But while we give to Bracton the praise that is due to him as the father of legal learning, we must not forget what Bracton, as well as posterity, owe to others. Britton delivered some of this writer's matter in the proper language of the law and Fleta illustrated some of his obscurities, while Glanville, who led the way, is still entitled to the veneration always due to those who first open the paths to science.” 2 Reeves' Hist. 279, 282; 10 Reports, pref. 27; 1 Bart. Conv. 14; 27 L. M. 397; Crable's Hist. 198; 1 Campbell's Lives, 186; Nic. Eng. Hist. Lib. 142; Marvin's Leg. Bib. Freeman (E. A.) History of the Norman Conquest of England. 6 vols. 8vo. Oxford.

1867-79 Contains the laws of Cnut, William and Henry I. 19. Fustel de Coulanges (N. D.) Les Origines du système

Féodale. 20. Glanville (R. de) Tractavs de legibus et consuetudinibus

regni Anglie tempore Regis Henrici secundi compositus, Iusticie gubernacula tenente. Et illas solū leges continet et consuetudines secundum quas placitatur in Curia Regis ad scaccarium et coram Iusticiis vbicunque fueriut. (3) + 113 + (16) fol., 24mo., Tottel, circa 1554 ; Tottell, 1557; (9) + 116 + (17) fol., 24mo., 1604; (9) + 116 + (16) fol., 24mo., 1673. Cum MSS. Harl. Cott. Bodl. et Mill. collatus, viii + (24) + 237 + (5) pp. 16mo.

1780 21.

Also in Phillips' Englische Rechtsgeschichte, vol. 2, and Houard's Traités.

Translation of Glanville, (with notes], by John Beames; sa treatise on the Laws and Customs of the

Kingdom of England). xl + 362 + (17) pp., 8vo., 1812; with Introduction by J. H. Beale, jun., (6) + xxxix + 306 pp., 8vo., Washington.

1900 This book was written 1187-9. “It is the first of our classical textbooks. It gives us an accurate picture of the working of the royal court. The law contained in it is mostly land law : as yet it is with land that the royal court is chiefly concerned. ... The book marks an important stage in the development of common law."- Maitland, Const. Hist. 14.

His book is not a treatise on substantive law. It is purely a treatise on remedial procedure, built upon the framework of 86 writs, the exact terms of which are set forth in the text. The book became, and has remained, although sadly and unjustly unrecognised, the backbone of remedial justice."-4 Am. Law School Review, 300.

It is the earliest treatise on the common law. It is doubtful whether it was written by Glanvil himself, probably the author was Hubert Walter. A description of its contents is given in Holdsworth's H. E. L., ii., 148-150, and a list of the writs contained in it is printed on pp. 516-517 of the same volume. See also Marvin's Leg. Bib., and

Beale's Introduction to the 1900 edition. 22. Güterbock (C.) Henricus de Bracton und sein Verhältniss

zum römischen Rechte; ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des römischen Rechts im Mittelalter. (5) + 137 pp. 8vo. Berlin.

1862 23.

Bracton and his relation to the Roman Law; a contribution to the history of the Roman Law in the Middle Ages. Translated by Brinton Coxe.

182 + (1) pp. 8vo. Philadelphia.

1866 24. Hazeltine (H. D.) Cage of Land in Medieval England.

(26) pp. 4to. Cambridge.

1904 25. Houard (D.) Anciennes Loix des François, conservées dans

les (outumes Angloises, recueillies par Littleton, avec des observations historiques et critiques. 2 tom. xlviii + (4) + 772, (4) + 495 pp., 4to., Rouen, 1766 ; Nouvelle edit., 2 tom., xlviii + (4) + 772, (4) + 495 pp., 410., Rouen.

1779 Mons. Howard's conceptions about the purity of the Law of England have seduced him into a very singular theory. He lays it down that Littleton's Tenures exhibit the system introduced by William the Conqueror, in all its genuine purity: that this system was corrupted by a mixture from other polities in the writings of Britton, Fleta and Glanville; but more particularly in those of Bracton. Full of this preposterous idea, he has published an edition of Littleton, with a Commentary, and, to decide the point without more debate, has entitled it Anciennes lois

des Français,'-2 Reeves' Hist. 88, n.; Marvin's Leg. Bib. 26.

Traités sur les Coutumes Anglo-Normandes, publiés en Angleterre, depuis le onzième jusqu'au quatorzième siècle. 4 tom. 4to. Rouen.

1776 Vol. 1 contains : A preliminary dissertation, in which the laws made by the Kings under the heptarchy are abstracted, and compared with the capitulary of the laws of the first race of the French monarchs; Extract from Domesday Book; Laws of Henry I.; Glanville.

Vol. 2 : Laws of Malcolm II. of Scotland, Regiam Majestatem, and other tracts relating to the Latr of Scotland.

Vol. 3 : Fleta, in which repetitions are retrenched.
Vol. 4 : Britton ; and Mirror of Justice,

" It is but justice to this curious foreigner to acknowledge that he has discharged the useful office of an editor with some credit, in amending the mutilated texts of these authors; at the same time we must express a wish that this task had fallen into the hands of an annotator who was not warped by any whimsical system, and was better acquainted with the Law and Constitution of England. It is probable such a person would not have discarded Bracton from the catalogue of English Lawyers, and it is more than probable he would not have committed the numberless mistakes with which Mr. Hoüard's annotations abound."-2 Reeves Hist. 233, n. ; (4) 116; Marvin's Leg. Bib.

27. Kovalevsky (M. M.) Istoriya politseiskoi administratii, etc.

[History of police administration in England to the death of Edward III.] 2 pt. Prague.


1876-77 • Treats of the origin of the frankpledge system, trial by jury, justices of the peace, etc. The appendix contains valuable extracts from patent and manorial ('ourt rolls."-Gross, S. E. H.

28. Leges Henrici Primi.

Compiled about 1118. The writer's object is to state the laws of Edward the Confessor as amended by William I. and Henry I. The laws are printed in Thorpe's Ancient Laws, i. 497-605, and Robertson, sect. 2, No. 37a, supra. See Holdsworth, H. E. L., i. 2.

29. Leges Edwardi Confessoris.

“ Probably composed in Henry I.'s reign, and states, not so much the law, as the rules which a partial writer considered should be the law.”-Holdsworth, H. E. L., i. 3.

They are printed in Thorpe's Ancient Laws, 1442-64.

30. Liebermann (F.) Uber das Englische Rechtsbuch Leges Henrici. Svo.

1901 31.

(ber die Leges Anglorum Saeculo xiii. ineunte Londoniis collectä. viii + 105 pp. 8vo. Halle a S.



Quadripartitus ein englisches Rechtsbuch von 1114, nachgewiesen und, soweit bisher ungedruckt. vii + (2) + 168 pp. 8го. Halle a S.

1892 · The Quadripartitus was composed in the reign of Henrr I. It contains in the first book a Latin translation of the old English lans; the second book contains some State papers of Henry I.'s reign ; the third and fourth books are lost."--Holdsworth, H. E. L., i. 2.


The Text of Henry I.'s Coronation Charter. (Transactions of Royal Historical Society, 1894.)

31. Long (G.) Two Discourses (on General Jurisprudence and

Civil Law), delivered in the Middle Temple Hall. With an outline of the course. 120 pp. 8vo.

1847 With a chapter on Bracton designed to show that a large part of the Roman Law was received before and during the reign of Heury III, as

a part of the law of England. 35. Matzké (J. E.) Lois de Guillaume le Conquérant en

français et en latin. Textes et etude Critique publiées par J. E. Matzké, avec une préface historique par Ch. Bémonte. Jiv + 32 pp. 8vo. Paris.

1899 Le texte, improprement appelé Lois de Guillaume le Conquérant, est une de ces compilations juridiques écrites au xiie siècle, dans le but de faire connaitre l'ancienne loi angiaise aux fonctionnaires du nouveau royaume, et placées par leur auteur sous un haut patronage destiné à Jeur donner plus ci'autorité. Ce texte nous est parvenu sous deux formes, latine et française, dont la date et rapport mutuil n'étaient pas exactement fixés.-Far une étude minutieuse des manuscrits et des éditions imprimées, grâce à sa grande connaissance de l'ancienne langue française. M. Matzké est parvenu à élucider ces diverses questions. Son édition, vraiment critique. nous permet d'étudier, sous une forme sûre, un texte précieux pour la connaissince du droit privé, de la procédure et de la police aux derniers temps de la domination anglo-saxonne. L'introduction historique de M. Bémont résume ce que nous savons des textes similaires au milieu desquels se placent les Lois de Guillaume et avec lesquels elles doivent être utilement comparées.

See also Sect. II., No. 37a, supra. 36. Morgan (J. F.) England under the Norman Occupation. 8vo.

1858 “This little work is an attempt to give the results of a careful perusal

of the record called Domesday. Preface. 37. Phillips (G.) Englische Reichs- und Rechtsgeschichte seit

der Ankunft der Normannen, im Jahre 1066 (down to 1789). 2 bde. viii + 259 pp.; viii + 491 pp. 8vo. Berlin.

1827-28. The Latin text of Glanville is printed in the appendix. 38. Quadripartitus. See Liebermann. 39. Round (J. H.) Feudal England; historical studies on the 11th and 12th centuries. xvi + 587 pp. 8vo. 1895.

Reprinted 1909 Selden (J.) Id Fletam Dissertatio. See Nos. 15-17, supra. 40. Spelman (Sir H.) Codex Legum Veterum Statutorum

Regni Anglie, quae ab ingressu Guilielmi I. usque ad annum nonum Henrici III., edita sunt (in Wilkins, D., Leges Anglo-Saxonicae, etc., 1721, pp. 284-387). * This Codex is a compilation of fragments of the scriptores, of royal ordinances, privileges, constitutions, and such like."-BRUNNER.



41. Vinogradoff (Sir P.) Oxford Studies in Social and Legal

History. Vol. 6. xii + 274 pp. 8vo.

1921 Studies in the Hundred Rolls : Some aspects of 13th-Century Administration, by H. M. Cam-Proceedings against the Crown (1216-1377), by L. Ehrlich.

English Society in the 11th century. 8vo. 1908 Contains a fifty-page section on mediæval jurisdiction in county, hundred, and franchise.

In this, the most important and original book on early English history that has been published for many years, Professor Vinogradoff is fulfilling the promise which he made in his Villainage in England some sixteen years ago, of working backwards to the history behind the mediæval manor as we know it, and dealing with an earlier and more obscure period than that of the formation of the common law. The basis of the

inquiry is the Domesday Survey. 43. Woodbine (G. E.) Four 13th century Law Tracts. 8vo. New Haven.

1910 The four tracts are Fet Asaver," “ Judicium Essoniorum, Componendi Brevia," and Exceptiones ad Cassandum Brevia." The author accepts Hengham's authorship of Fet Asaver as very probable and is inclined to attribute the Judicium Essoniorum to him also. He points out that the addition of Fet Asaver to the printed edition of Fleta is due to the mistake of a fourteenth-century scribe. The tracts are

printed in full and differences in the various MSS. noted. 44. [Zouch (Richard)] Descriptio Juris et Judicii Feudalis,

Secundum Consuetudines Mediolani et Normanniæ.
Pro Introductione ad Studium Jurisprudentiæ Angli-

Autore R. Z. I. C. P. R. Oxoniæ. (8) + 80 pp. 8vo. Oxoniae.

1634 45. Zouch (R.) Descriptio Juris et Judicii Temporalis secun

dum Consuetudines Feudales et Normannicas. In his Elementa Jurisprudentiæ, 4to., 1636; and Mocket's Tractatus de Politia Ecclesiæ Anglicane, editions 1683 and 1705.

" " Modus


Sect. III. (a).-NORMANDY. 1. Basnage (S.) Commentaires sur la Coutume de Normandie.

fol. 1678; 2 vols., fol., 1709; 4th edit., 2 vols., fol. Rouen.


2. Beaumanoir (P. de) Coustumes de Beauvoisis, et autres

Anciennes Coutumes. Le tout tiré des Manuscrits.
Avec des Notes et Observations, et un Glo

saire pour l'Intelligence des Termes de nos anciens Auteurs. Fol. Bourges, 1690; Nouvelle edition, 2 vols., 8vo., Paris, 1842,

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