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 mottled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and retained contemporary lettering pieces, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few scratches and scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, faint early owner stamp to top-edges of text block. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, faint dampstaining to margins of some leaves, early annotations and signatures to endleaves, light edgewear to Table of Descents, a few endleaves have moderate edgewear. An attractive 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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