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Legal history: England & common law tradition: Equity

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Court of Chancery and Equity: early works

Ballow, Henry. A Treatise of Equity. London, 1737. Attributed to Ballow, though not certainly by him. Subsequently edited by John Fonblanque with addition of notes and references, five editions 1793–1820. An early systematic treatment of equity and a useful starting point for the development of modern doctrine. Note the contract-based approach.Find this resource:

Guy, J. A. Christopher St German on Chancery and Statute. Selden Society supplementary series vol. 6. London: Selden Society, 1985. An edition of the anonymous Replication of a Serjeant at the Laws of England (a reply to St. German's Doctor and Student) and St. German's riposte in A Little Treatise concerning Writs of Subpoena, with a substantial introduction. Unlike Doctor and Student, these two short tracts consider particular cases of conscience in detail.Find this resource:

Nottingham, Heneage Finch, Earl of. Lord Nottingham's Manual of Chancery Practice and Prolegomena of Chancery and Equity. Edited by D. E. C. Yale. Cambridge, U.K.: University Press, 1965. An edition of Lord Nottingham's private writings on Chancery practice and equity, with a substantial introduction.Find this resource:

Saint German, Christopher. Doctor and Student. Edited by T. F. T. Plucknett and J. L. Barton. Selden Society Vol. 91. London: Selden Society, 1974. The best scholarly edition of St. German's work, with a substa

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