Blackstone's Commentaries, Eller 26/Laeuchli 33 Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Christian, Sir Edward [d. 1823], Editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. With the Last Corrections of the Author: And with Notes and Additions. London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, table of consanguinity, folding table of descents. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary polished calf, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines. Moderate rubbing to spines and extremities, corners bumped, joints starting (or just starting), some hinges cracked, rear board of Volume 2 beginning to separate but still quite secure, contemporary copperplate armorial bookplate (of John Monins) to front pastedown. Light toning to text, negligible foxing in a few places in each volume, interiors otherwise clean. A nice set. $1,000. * Fourteenth edition. Paging irregular, following Blackstone's paging in margin. "Since the publication of the thirteenth edition, 1800, Christian had become Chief Justice of the Isle of Ely, and the Downing professor of the laws of England in the University of Cambridge. These titles appear on title pages of this fourteenth edition, in which his notes are printed as footnotes": Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 26. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 33.
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