William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England, 4 vols. (Oxford 1765-1769).
Mark Rose, "The Author as Proprietor: Donaldson vs. Becket and the Genealogy of Modern Authorship," Representations 23 (1988): 51-85.
Rose mentions other studies of Blackstone's Commentaries:
- Daniel J. Boorstein, The Mysterious Science of the Law (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1941)
- Duncan Kennedy, "The Structure of Blackstone's Commentaries," Buffalo Law Review 28 (1978): 205-382.