Commentaries on the Laws of England, First American Edition, 5 Vols..
by Blackstone, Sir William; Robert Bell
1771. America: Robert Bell, 1771-1772. 5 Vols.. America: Robert Bell, 1771-1772. 5 Vols. Complete Subscriber's Copy of the First American Edition of Blackstone's Commentaries with the Interesting Appendix Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Re-Printed From the British Copy, Page for Page with the Last Edition. [Philadelphia]: Robert Bell, 1771-1772. Four volumes. Copperplate Table Of Consanguinity and copperplate folding Table of Descents in Volume II. 22-page subscriber list in Volume IV. Publisher advertisements in Volume I, two leaves before title page, and Volume III, p. 456. Complete set. [With] Priestley, Joseph [1733-1804]. Furneaux, Philip [1726-1783]. Foster, Sir Michael [1689-1763]. Murray, William, 1st 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.... 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.... V. Furneaux's Letters to the Hon. Mr. Justice Blackstone Concerning his Exposition of the Act of Toleration.... 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, 1773. [iv], iv, -119, , xii, 155,  pp. Includes one-page publisher advertisement. Each section preceded by divisional title page, first work also preceded by general title. Commentaries: Volume I in contemporary calf, Volumes II-IV in contemporary sheep. Volume IV rebacked in period-style calf retaining endleaves, all with near-identical morocco spine label and blind-stamped volume numbers. Light rubbing and a some light scuffs and stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped, several joints and hinges starting. Light browning and dampspotting to interiors, faint dampstaining in places, a few chips and tears to endleaves, lower sections lacking from rear endleaves of Volume II. Large signature of subscriber Daniel Campbell.
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