Blackstone "Economized" Aird, David Mitchell. [Blackstone, Sir William (1723-1780)]. Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the Present Time. In Four Books, Each Book Embracing the Legal Principles and Practical Information Contained in the Respective Volumes of Blackstone, Supplemented by Subsequent Statutory, Important Legal Decisions, Etc. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. xxiv, , -352 pp. Folding table (of Descents). Octavo (7-3/4" x 5"). Original pebbled cloth, blind frames to boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, hinges starting, early hand-lettered shelf number to front board, later small typewritten shelf label to front free endpaper, small library stamp to verso of title page. Moderate toning, faint dampspotting in a few places, along with edges of text block. $450. * First edition. The book is arranged as a series of questions followed by answers derived from the Commentaries. In the preface, Aird says: "My object is to place before the student the PRINCIPLES OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, adapted to the present state of the law, in the simplest form...." ([v], vi). Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 46. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 59.
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