[NEW YORK-COLONIAL] Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-York.
New-York: Hugh Gaine, 1764 & 1766. First edition. Two volumes. Contemporary calf. 14 1/4 x 9 inches (36.5 x 23 cm); iv, 840,  pp.; , 811, , viii pp. Bindings worn with covers detached or nearly, light foxing and toning internally, endpapers frayed, an unmarked copy. Evans 9756, 10418; Together with [LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM and SMITH, WILLIAM, Jr.-compilers]. Laws of New-York, from the Year 1691, to 1751, inclusive. New York: James Parker, 1752. First edition. Contemporary reversed calf. 13 1/4 x 9 inches (34 x 22 cm); , iii, , 488, , bound with an additional 8 pp. ordinance described below. The binding worn with small losses, foxing and stray stains, the final ordinance detaching.
Important colonial legal imprints. The first work covers the Assembly proceedings from 1691-1765 and is described as "the most important legal collection of its time, and a cornerstone of New York and American colonial history" (Jenkins). The first volume retains the appendix leaf describing the execution of Jacob Leisler. The second work codifies the laws that had accrued since 1690 and was compiled by the New York historian and loyalist William Smith and eventual revolutionary William Livingston. At the end of the volume is an apparently rare 1752 reprinting of An Ordinance for Regulating & Establishing Fees. By His Excellency Robert Hunter... also known as the Ordinance of 1710. Evans 6897 & 6898.
C Estate of Leo Hershkowitz
Additional Notes & Condition Report
No condition report? Click here to request one.