First Pocket Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Dublin: Printed for John Colles, 1775. Four volumes. Table of Consanguinity and folding Table of Descents in Volume II. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and spots to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, gilding on lettering pieces dulled and rubbed away in places, corners bumped and somewhat worn, light chipping to spine heads of Volumes II-IV. Moderate toning to interiors, light foxing in a few places, light soiling to title page of Volume I. An attractive set. $1,250. * "Sixth Edition." This pirated Dublin edition follows the text of the fourth Oxford edition, 1770. It is similar to another pirated Dublin edition published by the Company of Booksellers, also in 1775. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 10. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 13.
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