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Publisher: Boston, in New-England:, Printed by S. Kneeland, by Order of His Excellency the Governor, Council and House of Representatives.: M,D,CC,LIX. 
Item Number: 17990
Condition: Bound full split leather, sometime rebacked with original spine strip laid over, rubbed & scuffed, worn through leather at corners, corners bumped, lacking free endpapers, flyleaves appear to be from a different book, 8 cm diameter damp stain on rear free endpaper, light to medium foxing with a some pages having heavier foxing. The first few page and including the table have small tears (1 cm or less) in the bottom edge of the pages. The four leaves comprising pages 15-20 of the table have four vertical tears in the bottom edge of 2cm, 4cm, 7cm, & 13cm. Page 14 of “The Table” has at rectangular stain 3.5 x 13cm over the top left half of the first column of print. See photo.<br> Collation: title leaf, 3 unsigned leaves, B-C2; A-F2, title leaf, A2-4, B-T4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ccc4, Ddd2, Eee1. V2 mis-signed T2, Dd2 mis-signed Cc2. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, 1-14; Charter; -24 Table, (1) title, (1) printer, 1-396pp.<br>Evans #8400 & 8399 bound together with the 24pp “Table being part of #8399.
This volume is a running compilation of the acts and laws of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1692 through 1761. It is organized chronologically, beginning with the 1692 charter granted by “William and Mary..... King & Queen of England, Scotland, France and Ireland.” It starts with “An Act for building with Stone or Brick in Town of Boston, and preventing Fire.” Includes all the usual laws relating to criminal offenders, townships & officers, marriages, etc. Placement of nuisances such as slaughter houses, stills, etc. proscribed. Also the use of leaden pipes were prohibited in ... View more info
Publisher: 19TH-AM-MA-BOSTON-ADAMS: 1812 1812
Item Number: 14758
MASSACHUSETTS. GENERAL COURT, SENATE. Report of the Committee of the Senate of Massachusetts; Comprising The President's Message of the 1st of June;--The Report of the Committee of Foreign Relations;--The Act Declaring War;--The Proclamation of the President, announcing that event;--and the Address of the Senate to the People of this Commonwealth. June 26th, 1812.--Ordered to be printed. Boston: Adams, Rhoades, & Co. Printers. 1812. Octavo. Pamphlet, side stitched, untrimmed, dog-ears, moderate to heavy foxing. Pagination: 28pp. Amer. Bibliog. #26011. An interesting piece of American history l... View more info