Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Place Published: Oxford
Date Published: 1765
Description: 4 volumes. Book the First, Second, Third, & Fourth. Illustrated with the "Table of Consanguinuity" and the folding "Table of Descents" in second volume., 473; , 520, xix; , 455, xxvii; , 436, vii, pp. Thick 4to, Contemporary 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards; gilt-stamped spines with burgundy leather labels and raised bands; marbled endpapers, yellow edges (leather is a bit rubbed at extremities). Interior is very clean, with just a few areas of very light and scattered foxing. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1765-1769. First edition. Near fine.
Comments: On the fly-leaf is a signed inscription to J.H. Choate, Jr., from the 90 year old John Bigelow, diplomat and editor. Also in Bigelow's hand is a quotation from Gibbon regarding Blackstone. A very nice set of this classic treatise which is one of the best general histories of English law. Grolier Hundred, 52.Edition: First
Condition: near fine
Book ID: 158345