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:

  1. Daniel J. Boorstein, The Mysterious Science of the Law (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1941)
  2. Duncan Kennedy, "The Structure of Blackstone's Commentaries," Buffalo Law Review 28 (1978): 205-382.