8vo, pp. , 85, , 50; ‘An Essay on the amendment, and reduction, of the laws’ has a separate title-page and pagination; some scattered foxing and soiling, withal a good copy in late eighteenth-century calf; early ownership inscription to title-page, armorial crest to spine of the Irish general George Forbes, sixth Earl of Granard; stamps to title versos of the American lawyer and activist J. Wesley Miller.
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