The "Fifth" Dublin Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books. Dublin: Printed for John Exshaw, Henry Saunders, John Williams, and David Hay, 1773. Four volumes. Copperplate "Table of Consanguinity" and folding "Table of Descents." Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Contemporary calf, lettering pieces and gilt fillets to spines, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing, some light scuffing and a few nicks and minor stains to boards, corners bumped, joints of Volume 2, rear joint of Volume 4 and front hinge of Volume 1 starting. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places in each volume, Leaf o4 in Volume 2 (pp. 199-202 partially detached and lightly edgeworn, armorial bookplates of Henry Bruen to front pastedown of each volume. An attractive copy. $2,500. * This pirated Dublin edition, designated the "Fifth Edition," follows the text of the fourth Oxford edition, 1770. Bruen [1741-1795], an Irish politician, was a Member of Ireland's Parliament for Jamestown from 1783 to 1790 and Carlow County from 1790 to 1795. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection at Yale University 8. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 11.
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