Commentaries on the laws of England in four books / by Sir W.Blackstone. The seventeenth ed., with the last corrections of the author; with notes and additions by E.Christian.

Title

Commentaries on the laws of England in four books / by Sir W.Blackstone. The seventeenth ed., with the last corrections of the author; with notes and additions by E.Christian.

Creator

Blackstone, William, 1723-1780

Publisher

London : T.Tegg

Date

1830.

Extent

4 volumes

Spatial Coverage

24 cm

Type

text

Language

English

Description

Bound in the original boards.
"This edition was apparently numbered from the Coleridge sixteenth edition published in 1825, although two London editions had been published in the interim ... Christian's notes are from the fifteenth edition ... The additional notes are by Richard Price ... The two tables, listed in the index are omitted"--Eller, C.S. The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library, 1938.
Includes index.

Provenance

Ex libris: James Alipius Goold (with his signature)

Subject

Great Britain. Constitution
Law -- Great Britain

Contributor

Christian, Edward, -1823

Identifier

342.42 B631 COTL 1830

Temporal Coverage

19th century

Coverage

England

Annotation

Pencil shelf markers in pencil on verso of covers: I.c.11-14
Vol. 1 contains binder's waste of a theological nature, discussing Lutheranism. Vol. 2 contains binder's waste from a work of a scientific nature, discussing an experiment with an air pump. Additional binder's waste appears to be from a work on the bible.
Volumes 2 and 4 contain the signature of William Hanbury (1780-1845), dated 1832. Hanbury was a Member of the British Parliament for Northhampton, who was a staunch supporter of Catholic relief, which, repealed the restrictive laws which disallowed catholics from sitting in the parliament at Westminster and allowing freedom of worship for Irish Catholics serving in the British Army.
Significant annotations and marginalia in both pencil and ink, possibly by both Hanbury (Pencil) and Goold (ink).
Handwritten price on Volume 1: £1.50 - 4 Vols.

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Edition

The seventheenth edition.

Other library holdings

(OCoLC)28042130

Citation

Blackstone, William, 1723-1780, “Commentaries on the laws of England in four books / by Sir W.Blackstone. The seventeenth ed., with the last corrections of the author; with notes and additions by E.Christian.,” Archbishop Goold Special Collection, accessed May 29, 2022, https://gooldlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/8.

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