Hallam's Constitutional History in a Handsome Contemporary Binding Hallam, Henry [1777-1859]. The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII. to the Death of George II. London: John Murray, 1832. Three volumes. xxiii, 572; vii, 632; vii, 630 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, gilt tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities edges with loss of gilding to top-edges and spine, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown of each volume, light toning to text, light foxing to endleaves. A handsome set. $300. * Third edition. First published in 1827, Hallam's classic study of the constitutional history of England from 1485 to 1760 was "long the standard work on the subject, and only surpassed one hundred years after its initial publication": Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 365. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 11:533.
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