by Blackstone, Sir William [1723 - 1780]. Christian, Edward [d. 1823]
London: Printed for A. Strahan, et al., 1809. "The 15th Edition (Eller 27), with the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian, Esq.". Original boards, with paper title labels to spine. Spine paper professionally restored (most noticable on Vol I, with the spine label partially eroded at right edge; least on Vol IV). Vol I has some tape shadows to boards, & lacks the ffep. Period ownership signature of one "Jno Pickering" in all volumes, with tipped-in sheet of his notes to Vol IV. Occasional marginal note. Withal, a VG good set in the scarce original boards.. 4 volumes (xvi, 484 [i.e., 676]; vii, , 520 [i.e., 667], , xix, ; vii, , 455 [i.e., 520], xxxiv; vii, , 443 [i.e., 545], , vii, . Irregular pagination, following Blackstone's paging in margin. Includes indices. Advert last leaf of Vol IV. Untrimmed edges. Frontis of Blackstone in Volume I, after Gainsborough's portrait of the author, engraved by J. Hall . 2 copperplate tables in Vol II: 'Table of Consanguinity', p. 202, followed the fold-out 'Table of Descents' at p. 240. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2"
"This the last edition that was revised by Christian; his notes are printed as footnotes." [Eller]. (Inventory #: 29044)
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