"Edition De Luxe" of Jones's Blackstone Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Jones, William Carey [1854-1923], Editor. Commentaries on the Laws of England. San Francisco: Bancroft-Whitney Company, 1916. Four volumes in two books. cxxiv, 1486; lxxxii, 1487-2770 pp. Morocco-stamped flexible cloth, gilt titles to front covers and spines. Negligible light rubbing to boards, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities. Light toning to interiors, slightly heavier in places, faint offsetting to margins of endleaves. A handsome set. $450. * Edition De Luxe, the second and final edition by Jones. Blackstone's text is divided into sections, with bold topical headings; Volume II includes a supplementary chapter by Orrin Kip McMurray, "Conflict of Laws." Jones's introductory essay, "Concerning the Commentaries," includes a biography of Blackstone. Bancroft-Whitney commissioned Jones's edition to replace their eighth edition by William Hammond (1890). This was done in part because the Hammond plates were destroyed in the San Francisco fire of 1906. Jones retained Hammond's useful bibliography of editions of the Commentaries, as well as his text and notes, and updated Hammond's citations to reflect developments after 1890. Not in Eller. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 257.
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