An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England…. Barron FIELD.

An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries…
An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England…

London: Cadell and Davies, 1811.

Octavo; an excellent copy in contemporary half calf (spine renewed) and marbled boards, new endpapers.

One of Field's earliest publications

First edition of a rare piece by of one of Australia's first civilian judges, one of our first poets (and warm friend of Charles Lamb), and a man often unfairly remembered by the young Disraeli's dismissive description, "a noisy, obtrusive, jargonic judge". The nature of Field's book is made clear by the full title: "An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries… in a series of questions to which the student is to frame his own answers, by reading that work". This copy has neat marginal annotations by John De Mole, who has signed the title-page in London in 1816.

First edition of a rare piece by of one of Australia's first civilian judges, one of our first poets (and warm friend of Charles Lamb), and a man often unfairly remembered by the young Disraeli's dismissive description, "a noisy, obtrusive, jargonic judge". The nature of Field's book is made clear by the full title: "An Analysis of Blackstone's Commentaries… in a series of questions to which the student is to frame his own answers, by reading that work". This copy has neat marginal annotations by John De Mole, who has signed the title-page in London in 1816.

Unknown to Ferguson and to the 1986 Addenda, this is one of Field's earliest publications, written at a time when he was supporting himself by his literary endeavours.

not in Ferguson despite authorship.

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies Ref: #2311338

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