The Objective Standard by Which to Judge Laws
He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Born into a middle-class family in London, Blackstone was educated at Charterhouse School before matriculating at Pembroke College, Oxford in Following a slow start to his career as a barrister, Blackstone became heavily involved in university administration, becoming accountant, treasurer and bursar on 28 November and Senior Bursar in
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This copy was owned by John Adams 30 October — 4 July , the second President of the United States , whose signature appears on the title page and inside back cover. The work contains numerous annotations in Adams' hand, transcriptions of which are available from the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department of the Boston Public Library. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus years or fewer. This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published or registered with the U. Copyright Office before January 1,