Appendix Volume to Bell's American Blackstone Containing a Group of Essays on Religious Liberty and Freedom of Speech 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, 1773. [iv], iv, -119, , xii, 155,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement for Bell's 1773 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 5-3/4"). Original sheep, raised bands, lettering piece, black-stamped "5" and fragment of later paper shelf label to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few scuffs and stains to boards, deeper scuff to rear board, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, cracks in text block between rear free endpapers and adjacent leaves of text block. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, faint dampstaining to margins in a few places, small inkstains and two later owner signatures (Henry Ridgely Warfield and William Sehley) to title page. $1,750. * The first printing of this influential commentary as an independent work. It.
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