First Edition of the Appendix Volume to Bell's American Blackstone With an Interesting Association Priestley, Joseph [1733-1804]. Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Furneaux, Philip [1726-1783]. Foster, Sir Michael [1689-1763]. Murray, William, Earl of Mansfield (1705-1793)]. An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. Containing, I. Priestley's Remarks on Some Paragraphs in the Fourth Volume of Blackstone's Commentaries, Relating to the Dissenters. II. Blackstone's Reply to Priestley's Remarks. III. Priestley's Answer to Blackstone's Reply. IV. The Case of the Late Election of the County or Middlesex Considered on the Principles of the Constitution and the Authorities of Law. V. Furneaux's Letters to the Hon. Mr. Justice Blackstone Concerning his Exposition of the Act of Toleration, And Some Positions Relative to Religious Liberty, in his Celebrated Commentaries on the Laws of England. VI. Authentic Copies of the Argument of the Late Hon. Mr. Justice Foster in the Court of Judges Delegates, And of the Speech of the Right Hon. Lord Mansfield in the House of Lords, in the Cause Between the City of London and the Dissenters. [Philadelphia]: Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, At the Late Union-Library, In Third-Street, Philadelphia, 1772. [iv], iv, -119, , xii, 155,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement for Bell's printing of Fergusons's Essay on the History of Civil Society and a subscription for a second American edition of Blackstone's Commentaries. Each section preceded by divisional title page, first section also preceded by general title page. Octavo (9" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, lettering piece and "5" to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities, minor scuffs and faint staining to boards, front joint partially cracked, corners bumped, rear joint and hinges starting. Moderate toning and light foxing, faint dampstaining in places, owner stamp of Hugh Henry Brackenridge to head of main title page. $3,500. * First edition. Issued as a fifth volume to Bell's edition of Blackstone's Commentaries (1771-1772), this book contains a group of essays on religious liberty inspired by a passage from Section III of Book IV, Chapter 4, "Of Offences Against God and Religion," in which Blackstone cl.
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