Williamsburg: William Hunter, 1752.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #047070
Rebacked and front board recovered in leather, rear board retained. Title chipped at edges and rumpled and with top margin missing but not touching text, light dampstain in right margin early on, old tape mark in gutter in table of contents, a few pages inexpertly opened just touching marginal notes in spots, browning and foxing more or less uniformly throughout, contemporary marginalia and underlining to table of contents, scattered other minor flaws but very good overall. (2), vi, 455, (1)pp. Errata at end, pages 207, 277 and 367 mispaginated 205, 267 and 357. Lacking the list of subscribers that seems to have rarely been bound in. ESTC W7023, Evans 6941, Sabin 100388
The first major work from William Hunter's press - he had become the official printer for Virginia the previous year. He was a friend of Benjamin Franklin with whom he split the postmaster general job for the colonies. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Americana; Law & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: 047070.