London: Printed for Richard Hall, 1764. xi,,iv,526,,84pp. Half title. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt leather label. A few older repairs to half title and titlepage verso, ownership signature to half title and titlepage, dampstain to bottom corner of first quarter of the textblock, small stain to upper margin of two leaves in the Abridgment, minor foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM49429
A noticeably expanded edition of the laws of Barbados from the earlier printings in 1721 and the 1730s. The verso of the half title is signed by the editor, Richard Hall "to authenticate this Impression; and to prevent spurious Editions." Includes a four-page list of subscribers. "The 'late Richard Hall Esq.' was one of the Representatives in the General Assembly for the Parish of St. Michael [Barbados] according to the title- page" - Higgs. ESTC records only eight copies in the United Kingdom and ten copies in the United States. Auction records reveal only one sale, in 1948 at Sotheby's. A rare collection of laws for the island of Barbados. BARTLETT 1383. HIGGS 3196. SABIN 29840. ESTC T19072.