A Kentucky Digest Based on Blackstone Humphreys, Charles [1775-1830]. [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. A Compendium of the Common Law in Force in Kentucky, To Which is Prefixed a Brief Summary of the Laws of the United States. Lexington, KY: Printed by William Gibbes Hunt, 1822. xi, , 548, , 542-594,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4") Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece lacking. A few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped, gatoring to spine, chipping to head of spine, some rubbing along joints, front hinged cracked, front free endpaper partially detached. Light to moderate browning and light foxing to text, early owner signature (Bullock) and brief annotation (price paid) to front pastedown. $1,500. * Only edition. "In his introduction (p. [vii]) the author writes: 'I propose to go through the volumes of Blackstone and some other leading works that treat more copiously on subjects slightly touched by him; and to select what appears to be in force in this country....' He further notes: 'Where practicable, his [Blackstone's] words will be preferred, from a conviction that he has, generally, selected the expressions that best convey the ideas intended.' Citations are made to Blackstone's Commentaries, volume and page" (Laeuchli). Humpheys was a law professor at Transylvania University and later a Federal circuit judge. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 472.
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