The First Compilation of the Laws of Maine, With the Uncommon Third Volume [Maine]. Laws Of The State Of Maine; To Which are Prefixed the Constitution of the U. States and of Said State, With an Appendix. Published According to a Resolve of the State, Passed March 9, 1821. Brunswick: Printed and Published by J. Griffin, For the State, 1821. Two volumes. [ii], lxx, 456, xciii, ; [ii], xlii, -872, xciii,  pp. [With] Laws of the State of Maine. Vol III. Published According to a Resolve of the State, Passed March 30th, 1831. Portland: Printed by Thomas Todd, For the State, 1831. xlviii, 413, , xxxvii,  pp. Octavo (9-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Light rubbing and some shallow scuffing and small stains to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, a few hinges cracked, front free endpapers removed from Volumes I and III. Light to moderate toning, light foxing in a places in each volume. An attractive set in uniform bindings. $650. * First editions. Maine separated from Massachusetts in 1819 and entered the Union in 1820. "Published According to a Resolve of the State," the two-volume 1821 compilation was the first collection of Maine state laws. Complete three-volume sets are uncommon. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 159.
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