1752 Colonial Laws of New York with the Errata Leaf and a Rare 1752 Printing of the Fee Ordinance [New York]. [Livingston, William (1723-1790), Compiler]. [Smith, William, Jr. (1728-1793), Compiler]. Laws of New-York, From the Year 1691 to 1751, Inclusive. Published According to an Act of the General Assembly. New York: Printed by James Parker, 1752. [i], iv, [iii], , 488,  pp. [Bound with] An Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing Fees [October 19, 1710] By His Excellency Robert Hunter, Esq... [New York: James Parker, 1752].  pp. Folio (13-1/2" x 9"). Contemporary reversed calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine. A few scuffs and light rubbing to boards, corners bumped and worn, sections of backstrip lacking from spine ends, front board beginning to separate, rear free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to most of text, minor worming to top margins of pp. 285-296 and a few other pages, faint dampstaining to margins of a few leaves, clean tear near center of pp. 177-178. Early annotations to front free endpaper (described below), owner signatures to title page (two from the nineteenth century), interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy. $2,000. * First edition. With a rare 8-page printing of the Ordinance. This volume was commissioned by the colonial assembly in order to codify the body of laws that had accrued since becoming a crown colony in 1690. The importance of this publication and New York is evident in its subscriber list, a virtual "who's who" of colonial statesmen, such as Benjamin Franklin, James De Lancey and Charles Pinckney. It appears that fewer than 200 copies of this volume were printed, counting the 169 subscriber copies and three official copies produced for the colony. Our copy is enhanced by the inclusion of the 1710 Ordinance. Bibliographically distinct according to Evans and Benedict, it appears to be an integral part of our copy. An annotation on the front free endpaper states this copy was purchased at Parker's shop for "30 sch n.york Currency-February 5th:* A.D. 1755. Florat Lex." Another annotation at the foot of the same leaf reads: "Stamford Nov. of 4th 1782. This certifies that this Book was taken a prize & condemned a.
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