Blackstone's Analysis Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. An Analysis of the Laws of England. To Which Is Prefixed an Introductory Discourse on the Study of the Law. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, 1758. lxx, , 189,  pp. Copperplate Table of Descents. Folding Table of Consanguinity. (Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, gilt tooling to board edges, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, ribbon marker. Light rubbing to boards and extremities with negligible wear to spine ends and corners, front hinge cracked, about 1/2" neatly removed from front free endpaper, bookplate residue to rear pastedown. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light browning to outer margins of title page and following three leaves. A handsome copy. $1,200. * Third edition. First published in 1756, the Analysis became the outline for Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-1769). The third edition was the first issued under Blackstone's name. It was also the first to include, "A Discourse on the Study of the Law," Blackstone's introductory lecture as Vinerian professor of law at Oxford, and an "Alphabetical Index of the General Titles and Particular Examples Comprised in the Analysis and the Appendix.". Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 219. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 522.
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