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“A VAST INFLUENCE BOTH IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA”

BLACKSTONE, William. Commentaries on the Laws of England. Philadelphia, 1771-72. Four volumes.

First American edition, first issue, of this monumental treatise that greatly influenced the development of the American legal system, this distinctive association copy with the 22-page subscribers list, rarely found, which names leading Revolutionary figures such as John Adams, Federalist co-author John Jay, John Dickinson, and this set’s original owner Richard Thomas, "Farmer, Chester County, Pennsylvania" signed and dated by him on each title page. $16,000.

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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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