London: Printed by A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, Law-Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; For T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791. The Eleventh Edition. Leather bound. 485; 520; (xix); 455; (xxvii); 443; (vi)pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] The books have been rebacked with later brown leather and black and red gilt stamped leather spine labels, the edges and corners of the covers restored with the same brown leather, and the majority of the original leather of the boards overlaid. With a frontispiece portrait in volume 1 of William Blackstone printed by Gainsborough. Good condition. The extremities are rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed occasionally at the corners of the covers. There are sporadic chips in the leather at the heads of the spines. The front cover of volume 1 is nearly detached, and the front cover and front free endsheet and flyleaf of volume 3 are completely detached, but present. There are inscriptions from previous owner's, both contemporary and early twentieth-century, on the endsheets and title pages. There are faint tide marks in the margins here and there, but the majority of the pages are very bright. With the fold-out Table of Descents at p. 241 in volume 2. Item #42694
An eleventh edition of William Blackstone's famous work, a work which presented the English common law as a unified and rational system.