One of the Landmarks in American Legal Publishing [United States Congress]. United States Statutes at Large. Boston: Charles Little and James Brown, 1845- ); Washington: United States Government Printing Office. Vols. 1 (1789) to 125 Part 2 (112th Congress 1st Session 2011), in 260 books. Vols. 1 and 2 facsimile reprints, else original imprints in publisher's tan buckram with red and black spine labels. Ex-library, good condition. $4,995. * The United States Statutes at Large contains the full text of all the federal laws in the order they were passed by the United States Congress. The United States Statutes at Large, typically referred to as the Statutes at Large, is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. Publication of the United States Statutes at Large began in 1845 by the private firm of Little, Brown and Company under authority of a joint resolution of Congress. During Little, Brown and Company's time as publisher (1845-1873), Richard Peters (Volumes 1-8), George Minot (Volumes 9-11), and George P. Sanger (Volumes 11-17) served as editors. In 1874, Congress transferred the authority to publish the Statutes at Large to the Government Printing Office under the direction of the Secretary of State. Woxland & Ogden, Landmarks in American Legal Publishing, 67. The Statutes at Large is presently prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 112, the printed edition of the Statutes at Large is legal evidence of the laws, concurrent resolutions, proclamations by the President, and proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution. Some portions of the United States Code have been enacted as positive law and other portions have not been so enacted. In case of a conflict between the text of the Statutes at Large and the text of a provision of the United States Code that has not been enacted as positive law, the text of the Statutes at Large takes precedence. Until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the United States Senate were also published in the set, but these now appear in a publication titled United States Treaties and Other International Agreements, abbreviated U.S.T. In addition, the Statutes at Large includes the text of t.
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