MAGNA CARTA. BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM. 1723-1780. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest.... Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1759.<BR />
Lot 6234
MAGNA CARTA. BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM. 1723-1780. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest.... Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1759.
Sold for US$ 1,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
MAGNA CARTA.
BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM. 1723-1780. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest.... Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1759.
Large 4to (347 x 259 mm). [2], lxxvi, [4], 86 pp. Engraved dedication, numerous engraved initials and engraved tail-pieces depicting royal seals. Period calf gilt. A little offsetting and toning, binding dry with spine and corners chipped.

FIRST EDITION, LARGE COPY. Blackstone was the first to introduce the numbering system that is still used for the articles of the Magna Carta. The lengthy introduction is Blackstone's invaluable history of the charter. Rothschild 406.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Catherine Williamson
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    7601 W. Sunset Boulevard
    Los Angeles, 90046
    United States
    Work +1 323 436 5442
    FaxFax: +1 323 850 5843
Similar items
Theofilos Hadjimichail (1871–1934) Allegory: Wounded Greece rescued by A. Korais and R. Feraios 64.5 MANUSCRIPT, MAGNA CARTA  Magna Carta, Statutes and Charters to the end of the reign of Richard II, i MAGNA CARTA. By Permission of [...the named...] Trustees of the Cottonian Library. This Plate being a Correct Copy of King John's Great Charter... Engraved Facsimile of the 1215 Magna Carta, ENGRAVED BY JOHN PINE, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, 1733 Sir Frank Brangwyn (British 1867-1956) King John signing the Magna Carta lunette 26 3/4 x 78in (68 x 198cm) MAGNA CARTA By Permission of [...the named...] Trustees of the Cottonion Library. This Plate being a EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION.  LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. By the President of the United States: A Proclamation. [Boston?: J.M. Forbes? ca.December 1862.]