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WILLIAM BLACKSTONE

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“A SYMBOL AND A BATTLE CRY AGAINST OPPRESSION”

(MAGNA CARTA) BLACKSTONE, William. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest. Oxford, 1759.

First Blackstone edition, large-paper copy, of one of the finest productions of the Clarendon Press, the monumental edition of the Magna Carta under the editorship of eminent jurist Sir William Blackstone—his "first important work." $11,500.

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE LAW: FIRST SEPARATE EDITION OF THE APPENDIX TO BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES

BLACKSTONE, William, PRIESTLEY, Joseph, and FURNEAUX, Philip. The Palladium of Conscience. Philadelphia, 1773.

First separate edition—second American edition overall—of this primary source on religious toleration in the context of English common law, with rebuttals, replies, arguments and defenses. $6800.

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“AT ONCE ACCLAIMED A CLASSIC”

BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Oxford, 1766-69. Four volumes.

Mixed first and early editions set (second edition of Volumes I, third edition of Volume II, first edition of Volumes III and IV) of Blackstone’s landmark Commentaries, arguably the single most important legal work in Anglo-American history. $5500.

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