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Lot 39

Laws, Statutes, Ordinances... NY, 1763

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Laws, Statutes, Ordinances, and Constitutions, Ordained, Made and Established, by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty, of the City of New York, Convened in Common-Council for The Good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants and Residents of the Said City... Printed and Sold by John Holt, at the New Printing Office, at the Lower End of Broad Street, Opposite the Exchange, 1763, the first law in the book is for the observation of the Lords day, other laws include A Law for the better preventing of fires, A Law for regulating Negroes, Mulattoes, and other Slaves, A Law relating to making Freemen, A Law for regulating the Office of Chamberlain, or Treasurer of the City of New York, A Law for better Securing of the City of New York, from the Danger of Gun-Powder, and many others, to include A Table of the Assize of Loaf Bread, and A List of the Fire-Men, belonging to the different Wards, in the City of New York, no records have been found of a copy of this book ever being sold, disbound, with a custom made tri-fold case and slip case, 7 1/2" x 11 1/2".

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Binding coming partially undone, first page with edge wear, ink inscription to top, pages clean overall, a few with some sporadic staining.

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