A Presentation Copy From Noyes [Field, David Dudley (1805-1894)]. [Noyes, William Curtis (1805-1864)]. [Bradford, Alexander W. (1815-1867)]. Draft of a Penal Code for the State of New York; Prepared by the Commissioners of the Code, and Submitted to the Judges and Others for Examination, Prior to Revision by the Commissioners. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1864. lv, 285 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Original blind-stamped black moire cloth, gilt title to spine. A few bumps to edges of boards, light wear to corners, some chipping to spine ends, front joint starting at head, armorial book plate (of John Mack) to front pastedown, "With Compliments of Wm. Curtis Noyes," early owner signature (of L. Tremaine) and tiny later adhesive label to front free endpaper. Moderate toning to text, small chips to fore-edges of two leaves (pp. 261-266). $500. * This was a draft issued for public comment. It was completed on December 1864, just before Noyes' death. Noyes was a prominent New York City Lawyer. A man of extensive learning, he was an important member of the Code Commission. John Mack, a former owner of this book, may have been the notable nineteenth-century New York publisher. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 364.
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