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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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