London: A. Strahan for T. Cadell and J. Butterworth and Son, 1825.
Sixteenth edition. In four volumes. Leather, matching early rebacking with red and black labels on spines, lettered in gilt, dated at foot. Frontispiece portrait of author by Gainsborough in Vol. I, fold-out tables of Consanguinity and Descents in Vol. II. Good condition overall. Bookplates on front paste downs of each volume with names on ffeps. Leather brittle, chipped at corners, splitting along feet. Vol. I lacking half-title and has some underlining and marginal notes, mostly in red and regular pencil, a handful in pen; the other volumes pages are free of marks. Vol. III split hinge at front. Vol. IV front board detached. A cornerstone of Anglo-American law. Item #150806006