Bibliographic Guide to Colonial Laws of Massachusetts Whitmore, William H, Editor. A Bibliographical Sketch of the Laws of the Massachusetts Colony from 1630 to 1686. In Which are Included the Body of Liberties of 1641, and the Records of the Court of Assistants, 1641-1644. Arranged to Accompany the Reprints of the Laws of 1660 and of 1672. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill, Printers, 1890. xliii, 150 pp. Facsimiles. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776291. ISBN-10: 1584776293. Smythe sewn, cloth hardcover. New. $95. * Whitmore [1836-1900] was an important Massachusetts antiquarian. As Boston's Record Commissioner and, later, City Registrar, he produced numerous modern editions of public records. Two volumes edited under his direction were Colonial Laws of Massachusetts Reprinted from the Edition of 1672, With Supplements Through 1686 (1887) and a second volume reprinted from the edition of 1660, with supplements to 1672 and the Body of Liberties of 1641 (1889). Whitmore's Bibliographical Sketch is a companion to these books. Its chapters are "Additions Made in the Second Printed Edition of the Records of Massachusetts, And Not Found in the First Editions," "Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay in New England. From October 28, 1641, Through March 5, 1643-4," "The Body of Liberties. 1641. A Fac-simile From the Hutchinson Manuscript, With a Line-For-Line Printed Version" and a detailed bibliographic history of the colonial laws.
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