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THE LAWS, OF HER MAJESTIES COLONY OF NEW-YORK, AS THEY WERE ENACTED THE GOVERNOUR, COUNCIL AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE TIME BEING, IN DIVERS SESSIONS, THE FIRST OF WHICH BEGAN APRIL THE 9TH, ANNOQ; DOM. 1691. NEW YORK: WILLIAM BRADFORD, 1710 
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[New York, Colony of]
THE LAWS, OF HER MAJESTIES COLONY OF NEW-YORK, AS THEY WERE ENACTED THE GOVERNOUR, COUNCIL AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE TIME BEING, IN DIVERS SESSIONS, THE FIRST OF WHICH BEGAN APRIL THE 9TH, ANNOQ; DOM. 1691. NEW YORK: WILLIAM BRADFORD, 1710 
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York

[New York, Colony of]
THE LAWS, OF HER MAJESTIES COLONY OF NEW-YORK, AS THEY WERE ENACTED THE GOVERNOUR, COUNCIL AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR THE TIME BEING, IN DIVERS SESSIONS, THE FIRST OF WHICH BEGAN APRIL THE 9TH, ANNOQ; DOM. 1691. NEW YORK: WILLIAM BRADFORD, 1710 
Folio (11 x 6 7/8 in.; 279 x 172 mm). BINDING: Expertly bound to style in period calf, covers bordered in blind, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in gilt in the second. PROVENANCE: James Bleecker (inscription on title)

Intermittent toning to leaves, a few leaves with loss of upper corner, lacking index at end, binding nicely rebacked.


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Provenance

James Bleecker (inscription on title)

Literature

ESTC W16211; Evans 1480

Catalogue Note

The present example of The Laws... is the second collection of New York laws, after the first of 1694, and covers legislation passed from 1691 to 1709. Laws here include acts "for quieting and settling the Disorders that have lately happened within this Province" (1691), "for restraining and punishing Privateers and Pyrates" (1693 and 1698), and "against Jesuites and Popish Priests" (1700), as well as numerous acts "for Regulating Slaves" and one for "Baptizing them" (1706). ESTC cites four pages between 96 and 101 (numbered 1-4), which are not present in this example and are frequently lacking, suggesting those leaves to be subsequently published.

A major early New York imprint, from the press of its first printer. Extremely rare in the market; this is perhaps the only copy to be on the market in the last half century.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York