Copy of a Nineteenth-Century Study of the English Constitution Owned by a Notable Pennsylvania Jurist Bowyer, Sir George [1811-1883]. Commentaries on the Constitutional Law of England. London: V.R. Stevens and G.S. Norton, 1846. viii, 530 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Recent library buckram, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces, gilt library name and paper location label to spine, blind-stamped library name and small security tag to front board, endleaves added, library stamps to edges of text block and endleaves. Moderate rubbing to extremities, moderate toning to text, front endleaves just beginning to detach at foot, tiny chips and smudges to a few leaves, signature of George Sharswood dated 1852 to head of title page, library stamp to its verso. $450. * Second and final edition. Bowyer, 7th Baronet and 3rd Baronet, was a barrister and Liberal politician. His study of English constitutional law was first published in 1841. Oxford University granted him an honorary Doctor of Civil Laws for this work in 1844. Sharswood [1810-1883], a Pennsylvania jurist, was chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1887. He is remembered today for his important edition of Blackstone's Commentaries (first edition 1859). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:38.
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