London: printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall, Law Printers to the King’s Most Excellent Majesty, 1773.
The second edition greatly improved and enlarged, by the addition of many useful cases. 178,  pp. 1 vols. 8vo. SIGNED BY GEORGE READ. Contemporary quarter calf and boards. Front hinge off. In custom black morocco-backed slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Bayard family. ESTC T140190. Item #264761
Signed by George Read on the title-page and signed with a note from Thomas F. Bayard, Sec. of State, Vice-President, Ambassador to the Court of St. James's on front pastedown "T.F. Bayard from an auction of books of William T. Reed of New Castle-October 1873- see autograph of Pev. (?) Read a signer of the Declaration of Independence-"
"George Read (September 18, 1733 – September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware.
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