The First Compilation Since the Revolution [Rhode Island]. The Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, As Revised by a Committee, and Finally Enacted by the Honorable General Assembly, at Their Session in January, 1798. To Which are Prefixed, The Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington's Address of September, 1796. Published by Authority. Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, 1798. 652 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5"). Contemporary calf, lettering piece and blind fillets. Rubbing to extremities, some rubbing and scuffing to boards and spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked, a few partial cracks to text block. Very light browning to text, negligible light foxing and faint dampstaining in places. Early owner annotations to endleaves, including a fine example of calligraphy, interior otherwise clean. $300. * First edition. This was Rhode Island's first post-Revolution compilation; its predecessor was published in 1772. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 456.
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