"It Has Always Been Deemed a Book of Authority" Burn, Richard [1709-1785]. Ecclesiastical Law. London: Printed by H. Woodfall and W. Strahan, 1767. Four volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends, joints and hinges cracked or starting, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate to pastedown of each volume. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places. $250. * Second edition. Long a standard work, it reached its final edition, the ninth, in 1842. "It has always been deemed a book of authority; and Blackstone, in his Commentaries, mentions it as one of the very few publications on the subject of Ecclesiastical Law on which the reader can rely with certainty. Burn, by his diligent and accurate research, and by great judgment in the selection and use of his materials, laid the foundation of a work which subsequent editors have reared to a complete and full Treatise upon English Ecclesiastical Law. The author not only gives his authorities for his positions, but frequently the authority of the authorities.": Marvin, Legal Bibliography 163-164. English Short-Title Catalogue T69646.
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