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								The History of the Common Law of England, 3rd ed. 1739 by  Matthew Hale
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The History of the Common Law of England, 3rd ed. 1739

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The History of the Common Law of England, 3rd ed. 1739

by Hale, Matthew

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1739. Handsome Early Edition of Hale's History of the Common Law Hale, Matthew [1609-1676]. The History of the Common Law of England. Divided into Twelve Chapters. [London]: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, And R. Gosling, 1739. [viii], 261, [11] pp. Title page preceded by publisher advertisement leaf. Copperplate table of descents. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and negligible shallow scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and somewhat worn, early armorial bookplate of John Beresford to front pastedown. Light to moderate toning, light foxing or soiling to upper margins in a few places. A handsome copy. $500. * Third edition. First published in 1713, Hale's History was the first book on the subject. Blackstone and Holdsworth holds this work in high regard. This edition was also issued with the third edition of Hale's Analysis of the Law (1739). Beresford [1738-1805] was a notable Anglo-Irish lawyer and statesman. English Short-Title Catalogue T110503.


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