LAWS OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE YEAR 1691, TO 1773 INCLUSIVE. New York.

LAWS OF NEW-YORK, FROM THE YEAR 1691, TO 1773 INCLUSIVE.

New York: Hugh Gaine, 1774. Folio, two volumes in a contemporary calf binding [some rubbing, hinges firm but each has small separation at the top]. Raised spine bands, somewhat faded spine lettering. Pages iv, 420; [4], 421-835 [i.e., 833], [1 errata] [as issued]. Contemporary signature of Peter Silvester on title page. Occasional light tanning, light wear, two lightened spots on title page [not affecting any type]. Very Good.

Peter Van Schaack, the editor, signs the Preface in type. This comprehensive compilation commences with the First Assembly in 1691. It ends with the Sessions of the Twenty-Ninth Assembly in 1773, which passed a statute making defacing statues of the King a crime. The Acts encompass the broad spectrum of the requirements of a developing society, including a number of laws regulating the behavior of slaves and the institution of slavery.
Evans 13467. ESTC W6510. Item #26611

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