The "Celebrated" First Digest of the Laws of Colombia [Colombia]. Pombo, Lino de [1797-1862], Editor. Recopilacion de Leyes de la Nueva Granada, Formada I Publicada en Cumplimiento de la Lei de 4 de Mayo de 1843 I por Comision del Poder Ejecutivo por Lino de Pombo, Miembro del Senado. Contiene Toda la Lejislacion Nacional Vijente Hasta el Ano de 1844 Inclusive. Bogota: Imprenta de Zoilo Salazar, Por Valentin Martinez, Febrero 1845. [iv], xxvi, 541 pp. Text in parallel columns. Folio (12" x 8"). Contemporary sheep, blind tooling to board edges, lettering piece to spine, marbled endpapers, edges colored blue. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and board edges, joints starting at ends. Large woodcut arms of Colombia to title page, internally fresh. Ex-library. Small location label to spine, small inkstamp to foot of title page. A nice copy. $1,250. * This is the first digest of Colombia's laws since the nation became independent in 1821. It also includes the texts of treaties with England, the United States, France, and the Netherlands (with parallel translations). "By virtue of the laws of May 4, 1843 and June 12, 1844 the Congress of New Grenada [Colombia] specified the statutes then in force and ordered their compilation, a task which was entrusted to Senator Lino de Pomba. This celebrated collection, popularly known as the Recopilacion Granadina, contained the extant legislation from 1821 to 1844 inclusive, arranged under appropriate headings, and was a work of high merit for its time": Backus and Eder, A Guide to the Laws of Colombia 125.
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