"What was the book, Cal?' I asked. 'Blackstone's Commentaries.'"

William Blackstone was an 18th century English judge, jurist and professor. He produced an historical and analytical treatise on the common law entitled 'Commentaries on the Laws of England'. These commentaries concern politics, laws and the state. Blackstone also published the first scholarly edition of the Magna Carta.

Blackstone's commentaries