Well-Preserved Copy of Folwell's Laws, Volume III [United States]. [Congress]. [Folwell, Richard (1768?-1814), Printer]. [Swift, Zephaniah (1759-1823), Compiler of Index]. The Laws of the United States of America. Published by Authority. Volume III. Philadelphia: Printed by Richard Folwell, 1796. [iv], -477,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, lettering pieces, blind fillets and blind volume number to spines. Light rubbing to boards, somewhat heavier rubbing to extremities, a few minor nicks to spine, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to parts of Index and a few other leaves. A well-preserved copy. $500. * Third volume of a three-volume set. Includes the original text of the Bill of Rights. Though dated 1796, it contains the acts of the 2nd session of the 4th Congress, in session until March of 1797. This volume also contains a collection of treaties with Indian tribes and the cumulative 130-page index in Volume III compiled by Zephaniah Swift. As Evans notes, this "copious, luminous index [comprises] in itself a complete digest of all the Laws of the United States." Evans, American Bibliography 31356, 32973. Reese, Federal Hundred 63.
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