"Intended As a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries" Mortimer, Thomas [1730-1810]. [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances; Intended as a Companion to Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England; And Peculiarly Calculated to Qualify Young Noblemen and Gentlemen for Situations in Any of the Public Offices Under Government, And for Parliamentary Business. London: Published by A. Strahan, 1801. xxviii, 442 pp. Includes six-page subscriber list. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary tree sheep, rebacked retaining original spine with lettering piece and gilt fillets, front hinge mended. Some rubbing, corners bumped and lightly worn, upper corner of title page repaired. Light toning, negligible foxing to some leaves, internally clean. A handsome copy. $850. * First and only edition. Best known as the author of Every Man His Own Broker (First edition, 1761), Mortimer was an attorney, diplomat and writer with an interest in commercial law. He believed Blackstone provided an essential component of the nobleman and gentleman's education. His Lectures were intended to cover the remaining areas: commerce, politics and finances. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 481.
Book number 59743