Birmingham: Legal Classics Library, 1983.
4 volumes. 4to, handsomely bound in publisher's full tan leather, gilt spines, a.e.g. (Birmingham): Privately Printed by the Legal Classics Library, (1983). A fine set.
Facsimile of the Oxford, 1765 edition. Blackstone "treats first of the rights commanded or recognised by the law, and secondly of the wrongs which it prohibits; rights again he divides...into rights of persons and rights of things (or property), and wrongs into private wrongs, or civil injuries, and public wrongs, or `crimes and misdemeanors.' To each of these four divisions is allotted a volume. ... As an institutional treatise...it stands alone." DNB II, p. 597-8.