Title: 1794 Burrow English LAW Reports British ...
Publisher: Dublin: Printed for Luke White, 1794.
Publication Date: 1794
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
1794 Burrow English LAW Reports British SLAVERY Somerset Mansfield 5v SET Dublin Sir James Burrow (1701 –1782) was a Legal Reporter at Inner Temple, London, and was Vice President and twice briefly President of the Royal Society. William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, SL, PC (1705 – 1793) was a British barrister, politician and judge noted for his reform of English law. Somerset v Stewart (1772) (aka Somersett's case, or in State Trials v.XX Sommersett v Steuart) is a famous judgment of the English Court of King's Bench in 1772, which held that chattel slavery was unsupported by the common law in England and Wales, although the position elsewhere in the British Empire was left ambiguous. Lord Mansfield decided that: “The state of slavery is of such a nature that it is incapable of being introduced on any reasons, moral or political.” Main author: James Burrow Title: Reports of cases argued and adjudged in the Court of King's Bench, during the time of Lord Mansfield's presiding in that court, from Michaelmas term 30 Geo. II. 1756, to Easter term 12 Geo. III. 1772. In five volumes. : By Sir James Burrow, Knt. late Master of the Crown Office, and one of the Benchers of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. The fifth edition, corrected ; with the addition of marginal notes, and references, to the other reports of the same cases. Published: Dublin: Printed for Luke White, 1794. Language: English Notes & contents: • 5 volumes • 18th-century law books of cases judged in the King’s Bench during the time of Lord Mansfield. o Modernized English Law o Somersett Case (no slavery allowed in United Kingdom) FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight & secure leather binding; 5th volume front board detached but present Pages: complete with all pages; plus, indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Dublin : Printed for Luke White, 1794. Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm) Photos available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18411858590
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