California's Field-Based Codes of 1872 [California]. [Haymond, Creed (1836-1893)]. [Burch, John C. (1826-1885)]. [Lindley, Charles]. Revised Laws of the State of California: In Four Codes: Political, Civil, Civil Procedure, And Penal. Volume I: Sacramento: T.A. Springer, State Printer, 1872; Volume II-IV: Sacramento: D.W. Gelwicks, State Printer, 1871. Four volumes. Complete set. Lacking the 2 tables (one of consanguinity, the other a schematic overview of the civil code). Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three-quarter law calf over marbled boards, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spines. Some rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, boards detached, a few endleaves detached and lightly edgeworn, card-pocket residue to front pastedown of Volume I. Light to moderate toning, a few early owner signatures to front endleaves of Volumes I and II, later library stamps to title pages, other library marks to versos. Volumes housed in buckram clamshell cases with red and black lettering pieces. $3,000. * First edition (Volume I was published last). Volume I: Political Code; Volume II: Civil Code; Volume III: Code of Civil Procedure; Volume IV: Penal Code. Based on David Dudley Field's New York Field Codes, these volumes comprise the proposed code of laws for the state of California. The codes were adopted in 1872. The Political Code is no longer in force, but the other three remain the fundamental basis of California law. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislation Sessions and Session Laws 25.
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