First Compilation of New Brunswick Statutes [Canada]. [New Brunswick]. The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed Under the Authority of an Act of the Legislature. Fredericton: J. Simpson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1854-1855. Three volumes. Complete set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Clean tears to first page of Volume I Preface, annotations in early hand to margins of Volume I in some places, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamps to title pages. $450. * Only edition. Volume II: The Public Statutes of New Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1854, Together with Those Unrepealed by the Revised Statutes; Volume III: The Local and Private Statutes of New Brunswick. Settled by the French, New Brunswick was taken by the British in 1759 and incorporated into the colony of Nova Scotia. Its population expanded significantly through an influx of Loyalists after the American Revolution. Its enlarged population and distance from Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, led the colonial administrators to establish New Brunswick as a separate colony in 1784. The first collection of New Brunswick acts, covering the years 1786-1805, was published in 1805. The Revised Statutes was the first compilation. In 1867 New Brunswick was one of the six colonies that became the Canadian Confederation. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:77.
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