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Commentaire Sur Le Code Criminel d'Angleterre, Traduit de l'Anglais. Sir William Blackstone, Coyer, Gabriel Francois.
Commentaire Sur Le Code Criminel d'Angleterre, Traduit de l'Anglais.
Commentaire Sur Le Code Criminel d'Angleterre, Traduit de l'Anglais.

Commentaire Sur Le Code Criminel d'Angleterre, Traduit de l'Anglais.

The First Extract from Blackstone's Commentaries in French Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Coyer, [Gabriel Francois] [1707-1782], Translator and Editor. Commentaire Sur le Code Criminel d'Angleterre, Traduit de l'Anglais, De Guillaume Blackstone, Ecuyer, Solliciteur General de Sa Majeste Britannique; Par M. l'Abbe Coyer, Des Academies de Nancy, De Rome & De Londres. Paris: Chez Knapen, 1776. Two volumes in one book, each with title page and individual: xiv, 264; [ii], 252, [3] Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Minor nicks, scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, wear to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to a few leaves in each volume, faint dampstaining to gutter of second volume after p. 235, light soiling to title page of first volume, tiny hole and later mark in tiny hand to its upper outside corner. $500. * Only edition, one of two issues, both in 1776. The first extract from the Commentaries in French, "this translation of...book 4, 'Of Public Wrongs,' omits the appendix and index. (...) In the footnotes, Coyer's notes are marked with the letter 'T' (for translator) to distinguish them from Blackstone's notes" (Laeuchli). Coyer, a man of letters and academician, was a member of the Jesuit order from 1728 to 1736. The other issue is in two volumes. The layout of its title page is also slightly different. Counting both issues, OCLC locates 15 copies worldwide. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 180. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 415.

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