With Interesting Publisher Advertisements Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Sharswood, George [1810-1883], Editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. With Notes Selected from the Editions of Archbold, Christian, Coleridge, Chitty, Stewart, Kerr, And Others, Barron Field's Analysis, And Additional Notes, And a Life of the Author, by George Sharswood. Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1868. Four books in two volumes. Title page of Book I preceded by lithograph portrait frontispiece. Pastedown of Book I has a large bookseller advertisement, preliminaries include an 8 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (9-3/4" x 6-1/4"). Contemporary law calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and spines, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, front hinges starting, faint early owner signature to front board of Volume I and front free endpaper of Volume II. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places in each volume, a few minor tears and chips to preliminaries of Volume I. A very well preserved set in the original state. $450. * Sharswood was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania law school and chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. His first edition of Blackstone was published in 1859. The bookseller advertisement is by the Chicago firm of Callaghan and Cockcroft. The publisher advertisements promote Bouvier's Law Dictionary and this edition of Blackstone. Each contains a list of testimonials; those endorsing Sharswood's Blackstone are Theophilus Parsons, Henry Dutton, William Kent, Theodore Dwight and Amos Dean. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 194.
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