I now have in my possession the Volume One of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England (5th Ed. 1773). It was printed in Dublin. (The first edition was printed in 1765.) And it is in excellent condition. It is surreal holding in my hands a document older than the Declaration of Independence. The book, which was obtained from eBay, is in excellent condition. It was shipped from the U.K.
There are no distinctive markings on the front or back cover.
Here is the title page:
And the dedication page:
And on the very last page (p. 485), it says “The end of the first book.”
This is awesome. I should add a caveat to my previous note that I don’t use books. I make an exception for really, really old or rare stuff.
Many thanks to Militza for this awesome present.