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Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity, It's Limits, Extent, and Duration; More particularly As it is regarded by the Statutes of All Souls College in the University of Oxford. Eller 236; Laeuchli 547 [her first issue]
Publisher:
Printed; and sold by W. Owen near Temple-Bar [etc.], London, 1750.
Description:
First edition of Blackstone's first legal work, written when he was twenty-seven, "denot[ing] considerable research ability in the fields of civil and canon law", and proposing that all applicants to All Souls be equally considered without preference
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, some browning, else a very good copy, with the half-title and the table of consanguinity; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78732
Price:
$ 3500.00
Category:
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Eller 231 [citing the University of Chicago Library copy of 48 pages, as here]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.
Description:
Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon
Condition:
Modern marbled stabbed wraps, light browning, the half-title a bit dusty, else a good, generously margined copy; 48 pages
Book No.:
W-77790
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . the First Worcester Edition . . . Containing the Last Corrections of the Author, the Additions by Richard Burn . . . and Continued to the Present Time [etc.]. Eller 83 [her copy imperfect]; Lauechli 134
Publisher:
Printed . . . by Isaiah Thomas, Sold at His Bookstore [etc.], Worcester, 1790.
Description:
The first American duodecimo edition and the first to be printed by Isaiah Thomas, with the preface and postscript lacking in Eller's copy; with the engraving of Blackstone published by Harrison & Co. in 1795 [Baker v] affixed to the front pastedown
Condition:
Contemporary speckled sheep, front joint of volume one loose, the set quite rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends; a usable set
Book No.:
W-79021
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 1
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.
Description:
First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, Nicholas Katzenbach's set, presented to him by IBM as he retired as their general counsel, in a modern custom-made box
Book No.:
W-77468
Price:
$ 17500.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
An Analysis of the Laws of England. Sixth Edition. Eller 223
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The received edition of Blackstone's analytical schema underlying his Commentaries, and the only edition to appear after the publication of his famous work, this edition designed to correspond "exactly" [Blackstone's word] with them
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, some foxing to the title and a bit elsewhere, else a good copy, with the two folding tables, the margin of one a bit frayed
Book No.:
W-77858
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Considerations on the Question, Whether Tenants by Copy of Court Roll According to The Custom of the Manor, Though not at the Will of the Lord, Are Freeholders Qualified to Vote in Elections for Knights of the Shire. Eller 232; Lauechli 541
Publisher:
Printed for R. Baldwin at the Rose in Pater-noster-Row, London, 1758.
Description:
First edition of the work evidencing "Blackstone's remarkable talent for clear, concise, fluent and methodical analysis of complex subject-matter", including (in Blackstone's opening account) a "true theory and genuine principles of liberty"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 sheep over marbled boards, some browning, else a crisp copy, with Blackstone's name added in ink on the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78812
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Real Property, law of elections, philosophy of law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts, Containing I. An Essay on Collateral Consanguinity II. Considerations [on Copyholders] III. The Law of Descents in Fee-Simple IV. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest [with] an Introductory Discourse [etc.] Eller 239; Lauechli 552
Publisher:
Printed for Elizabeth Watts, in Skinner-Row, Dublin, 1767.
Description:
The only Irish printing of the first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, including his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it and its confirmations, and three other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, light browning, very occasional pencilling, with the two tables; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78829
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238
Publisher:
Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern sprinkled calf, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-76149
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Ninth Edition, With the Last Corrections of the Author; and Continued to the Present Time, By Ri. Burn, LL.D. Four Volumes. Eller 14
Publisher:
Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand [etc.], London, 1783.
Description:
The closest we come to Blackstone's "received text", incorporating the manuscript corrections in his hand found in his own copy, becoming the edition, in the words of William Hammond, from which "most of the current editions are printed"
Condition:
Contemporary tree calf, the spines elaborately extra-gilt, lightly rubbed and chipped, but altogether quite an appealing, even gorgeous set
Book No.:
W-75565
Price:
$ 4500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes. Eller 2; Laeuchli 3 [First Editions of Volumes III and IV, Second Editions of Volumes I and II]. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1766-69.
Description:
An early, mixed edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, the spines elaborately gilt in a lighter colored leather, a good, wide-margined set
Book No.:
W-78120
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Tracts, Chiefly Relating to the Antiquities and Laws of England. Third Edition. Eller 240; Lauechli 553
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1771.
Description:
The most complete edition of Blackstone's legal essays, said in part to be responsible for his appointment as Solicitor General, and including his famed essay on (and text of) Magna Carta, "of the first importance for the constitutional lawyer"
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rebacked, the boards rubbed and marked, the first and last blanks somewhat foxed and dusty, else quite clean; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78133
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
Family Law, jurisprudence, marriage, Magna Carta, English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Fourth [sic] Edition. Eller 6
Publisher:
Printed for John Exshaw [and others; imprint varies], Dublin, 1771.
Description:
A very early Dublin-printed, pirated edition (the second) of Blackstone's classic work, appearing during the same year as the first American edition, and the first in Ireland in which all four volumes were published during the same year
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, a few repairs, new labels; a sound set
Book No.:
W-60114
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
jurisprudence, English Law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2002.
Description:
The facsimile re-issue of the first edition printed at Oxford between 1765 and 1769; with four brief scholarly introductions, one for each volume
Condition:
Original cloth, a very good set, slipcased
Book No.:
W-74208
Price:
$ 220.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England . . . from the Last London Edition. With the Last Corrections of the Author; and with Notes and Additions by Edward Christian . . . Downing Professor of the Laws of England in the University of Cambridge. Four Volumes
Publisher:
Printed and Published by Thomas B. Wait, & Co., Portland, 1807.
Description:
An early American edition (the fifth), a completely unsophisticated, unrestored set in its original American publisher's binding, bottom and foredges untrimmed, cracking to the joints, bottom of one spine perished, labels slightly different
Condition:
Original publisher's paper-backed light-blue boards, paper labels
Book No.:
W-62886
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
English Law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England [with] Supplement to the First Edition; Containing The most material Corrections and Additions in the Second. Four Volumes. Eller 1; Laeuchli 1 and 2
Publisher:
Printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1765-69.
Description:
First edition of the pre-eminently collectible work of Anglo-American law, the principal fruits of Blackstone's Vinerian Professorship at Oxford, itself the first legal chair in the English speaking world whose first occupant was Blackstone
Condition:
Early calf, volume one rebacked, the Cullen House copy with its four shelfmarks and the book label of A Milne of Presse in two volumes; the Taussig set
Book No.:
W-78652
Price:
$ 11500.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Law Tracts. Two Volumes. Eller 238; Lauechli 551
Publisher:
At the Clarendon Press, London, 1762.
Description:
The first collected edition of any of Blackstone's works, four in number, with the second volume devoted entirely to his pathbreaking essay on Magna Carta, accompanied by his painstakingly edited texts of it, its confirmations, and other works
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards, gilt, lightly browned, else a very good set, with both plates and with the reproduced royal seals in the second volume
Book No.:
W-78660
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
13TH CENTURY, English Law, Magna Carta
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Edited by William Carey Jones, Director of the School of Jurisprudence, University of California. Two Volumes [complete]. Not in Eller [compare Eller 136]; Lauechli 257 Notes
Publisher:
Bancroft-Whitney Company, San Francisco, 1916.
Description:
The last edition apart from modern reprints, based on William Hammond's edition, with Hammond's bibliography, a supplementary chapter on conflict of laws by Orrin Kip McMurray, and Jones's essay, which includes a biographical sketch of Blackstone
Condition:
Original black pebbled limp cloth, prayer-book style, Edition De Luxe, an especially well-preserved set
Book No.:
W-78324
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence, 18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. Four Volumes
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1979.
Description:
The facsimile re-issue in paperback of the first edition printed at Oxford between 1765 and 1769; with four brief scholarly introductions, one for each volume
Condition:
Original printed illustrated wraps, as new
Book No.:
W-71828
Price:
$ 120.00
Category:
jurisprudence
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
The Case of the Late Election for the County of Middlesex, Considered On the Principles of the Constitution, and the Authorities of Law. Not separately listed in Eller, who also does not list the London variant printings of 1769; compare Eller 231. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed for T. Cadell (Successor to Mr. Millar) in the Strand, London, 1769.
Description:
Blackstone's passionate invocation of the common law as the source of the House of Common's power to expel a member, and his principal contribution to English constitutional law outside the Commentaries; not seen by Eller and surprisingly uncommon
Condition:
Modern calf, very light browning, a good, wide-margined copy, with the half-title; 44 pages
Book No.:
W-67958
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
English constitutional law
Author:
Blackstone, William
Title:
Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Sixth Edition [sic]. Printed page for page with the last Oxford Edition. Four Volumes. Eller 10; Laeuchli 13 [without the two advertising leaves Laeuchli notes in volume 2]
Publisher:
Printed for John Colles, at No. 65 . . . Temple-lane [etc.], Dublin, 1775.
Description:
The first pocket edition of the Commentaries, measuring about 4x6 inches, a duodecimo printing pirated from the 1770 fourth edition printed in Oxford, the sole edition printed by John Colles, appearing within a decade of the first edition of 1765-69
Condition:
Contemporary calf, the spines lightly faded and two spine heads just chipped, a short crack to one joint, else a well preserved set; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79138
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, English Law, jurisprudence

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