First Pocket Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, In Four Books. Dublin: Printed for the Company of Booksellers, 1775. Four volumes. Copperplate frontispiece portrait, table of consanguinity, folding Table of Descents. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces and blind fillets to spines, blind tooling to board edges. Some minor nicks and spots to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, minor chipping to spine ends, joints starting, Volume I has split through center of backstrip, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning, minor worming in a few places, minor tears to edges of a few leaves, some edgewear to table of descents. Small early signature to head of Volume I title page, interiors otherwise clean. A handsome set. $1,000. * "Sixth Edition." This pirated Dublin edition follows the text of the fourth Oxford edition, 1770. It is similar to another pirated Dublin edition published by John Colles, also in 1775. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 14.
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