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Bibliography of Key English Legal Materials

The following is a bibliography of key English legal materials located in the Maryland State Law Library. This only represents a portion of what is included in the collection. You can use the library catalog for a more extensive search or ask the Librarian on duty for further help.

The majority of the collection begins with the call letters KD and is located either in or across from the special collections room in the library.

General Reference Works

Halsbury's Laws of England / London : Butterworths, 1973. KD130 1225
An encyclopedia of the laws of England and a good starting point for researching an area of English law. Began publication in 1907.

The Oxford Companion to Law / by David M. Walker. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980. K48.W3

Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases / London : Sweet & Maxwell, 2000. KD313 .S77

Guide to law reports, statutes and regnal years : with abbreviations used in citing law reports, etc. / London : Sweet & Maxwell, 1948. KD54 .S98

Manual of Legal Citations / pt. 1. The British Isles. - pt. 2. The British Commonwealth. University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 1959. KD400 .L65


A Bibliography of Abridgments, Digests, Dictionaries and Indexes of English law to the year 1800 / by John D. Cowley. Wm. W. Gaunt & Sons, Inc., 1979. KD51 .C6

A Complete List of British and Colonial Law Reports and legal periodicals : arranged in alphabetical and in chronological order with bibliographical notes / Toronto, Ont. : Carswell, 1937. KD54 .M3

The Reporters : Arranged and Characterized with Incidental Remarks / by John William Wallace. Soule and Bugbee, 1882. KD411 .W32

Sources and Literature of English Law / by W.S. Holdsworth ; with a foreword by the Rt. Honourable Lord Justice Atkin. : Gaunt, 1998. KD530 .H65


Statutes of the Realm / Buffalo, N.Y. : W.S. Hein. KD130 1235
This 11 volume set covers the period from 1235 to 1713 and also includes the Magna Carta and other important early documents.

Halsbury's Statutes of England / London, Butterworths, 1968. KD135.H3

Reports & Digests

The Digest : Annotated British, Commonwealth and European Cases / London : Butterworth, 1971. KD296 .E5

The English Reports / Edinburgh : W. Green & Son. KD270 .B44
Reprints many of the nominate reports published between 1378 and 1865, and is considered the main source for early English cases.

English Common Law Reports / New York : John S. Voorhies, 1849. KD200 1817.B3 A2

A General Index to the English Common Law Reports / by George W. Biddle and Richard C. McMurtrie. Philadelphia : T. & J.W. Johnson, 1862-1879. KD270 1813 .S47

Treatises & History

An Analysis of the Laws of England : to Which is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law / by William Blackstone. Buffalo, N.Y. : W.S. Hein & Co., 1997. KD660 .B5

Commentaries on the Laws of England / by William Blackstone. San Francisco, Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1890. KD660 .B55

A History of English Law / by Sir William Holdworth. London : Methuen. KD532 .H7

On the Laws and Customs of England / by Henry de Bracton. Buffalo, N.Y. : W.S. Hein, 1997. KD600 .W6

The Oxford History of the Laws of England / general editor, Sir John Baker. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003. KD532 .O94