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    The Second American Edition of Blackstone

    Sir William Blackstone. Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. Boston: I. Thomas and E.T. Andrews, 1799. Second American Edition. Four small octavo volumes. iv, [5]-8, [1]-512, portrait frontispiece; vi, 520, xviii, two plates [one folding]; vi, 455, [1], xxviii; vi, 442, vii, [53 Index] pages [as issued]. Bound in contemporary sheep, old institutional bookplate on front pastedowns, rebacked, new gilt-lettered morocco spine labels. Scattered foxing, light text wear (a couple of tears with minimal effect on a few words). Very Good.
    The third and last 18th century American printing, preceded by Philadelphia and Worcester printings. Marvin's learned discussion explains that Richard Burn added, in the 1783 ninth edition, "a few notes and corrections to those left in manuscript by the author at his death." John Williams made "some slight additions" in the tenth and eleventh editions, published in 1787 and 1791, respectively.
    Evans 35211. Marvin 122 note. BEAL 5316. NAIP w030417.

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