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 one, continuously paginated. Pages iv, 420; [4], 421-835 [i.e., 833], [1 errata] [as issued]. Title vignette of the State Seal [Reilly 941]. Some spotting, generally in the margins; occasional toning. Small square cut from blank bottom section of the last text page. Very Good, in modern blue buckram, with gilt spine title. With a typed letter, signed by M.J. Walsh of Goodspeed's, taped to front pastedown, dated August 6, 1952.

Peter Van Schaack, the editor, signs the Preface in type. This comprehensive compilation of laws 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.
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