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Title Portrait of William Blackstone (1723-1780)
William Blackstone, British jurist, illustrated in his Commentaries on the Law of England (1809); from the Leeds University Library.
Date after 1774
Medium engraving

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  • 21:16, 10 April 2006 BDAbramson 166x221 (14,280 bytes) ([[:en:William Blackstone]], British jurist, illustrated in his Commentaries on the Law of England (1809); from the [ Leeds University Library].)

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Commons upload by Felagund 18:55, 14 May 2006 (UTC)


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