English law

Portrait of William Blackstone, from Commentaries on the Laws of England (London, 1774).
William Blackstone. Commentaries on the laws of England. 6th edition. London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, 1774.Gift of Robert Freilich, Yale Law School Class of 1957. Blackstone’s...
Bookplate of Jared Ingersoll Senior, an early New Haven lawyer
The Rare Book Collection recently acquired the first edition of Henry Ballow’s Treatise of Equity (London, 1737) because it is the first edition of a work that was the...
Sir Edward Coke
The largest gift of rare books in recent memory arrived this weekend with the 2017 Yale Law School Alumni Reunion. The Lillian Goldman Law Library was honored to receive the...
Novae narrationes (1561)
The Rare Book Collection is honored to be the recipient of a bequest from the estate of Professor S. F. C. Milsom (1923-2016): the 1561 Richard Tottel edition of the Novae...
Sir William Blackstone
After an eight-month voyage to England and Australia, the Law Library’s exhibition, “250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries,” is on its way home. Its last stop...
250 Years of Blackstone's Commentaries exhibition
Our first traveling exhibition, “250 Years of Blackstone’s Commentaries,” is now on display in the library of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, in London....
The Great Charter called in Latyn Magna Carta (London, 1542).
The Rare Book Collection’s Flickr site passed two milestones this summer, reaching over 3,000 images and over a million views. The site also sports a number of new...
Blackstone's Analysis of the Laws of England (1821)
“Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015...
Blackstone's Commentaries (1765)
This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, the single most influential book in the history...
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634)
Books from our Rare Book Collection once again are the stars in a video by my friend Mark Weiner. The latest video is titled “On Looking into Coke’s Reports” and the...

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