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Item #79333 Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7. Sir William Blackstone.
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...

Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books, 5th ed. Eller 7...

First Oxford Edition in Octavo of Blackstone's Commentaries Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, printed for William Strahan, Thomas Cadell, and Daniel Prince, 1773. Four volumes. [xii], 485; [viii], 520, xix; [viii], 455, xxvii; [viii], 443, vii, [51] pp. Volume II has copperplate "Table of Consanguinity" and fold-out "Table of Descents." Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, rebacked with raised bands, blind fillets, retained lettering pieces and gilt volume numbers to spines, blind tooling to board edges, hinges mended. Light rubbing and some minor nicks and shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and worn, faint offsetting to endleaves. Moderate toning, light foxing in a few places in each volume, faint offsetting to plates, light soiling to a few leaves. A nice set. $1,500. * Fifth edition, the first Oxford edition published in octavo format and the first edition with the "Table of Precedence" (Volume I, p. 405). The most influential publication in the history of modern Anglo-American law, the Commentaries on the Laws of England was based on a course of lectures delivered at Oxford University. Because it was not intending for aspiring practitioners, the Commentaries provided a general, easily comprehensible overview of the English legal system and its history. Though written for laymen, it soon became the standard introductory textbook for law students. Eller, The William Blackstone Collection at Yale University 7. Laeuchli, A Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone 10.

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