Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, From the..
New Jersey's Last Colonial-Era Compilation [New Jersey]. Allinson, Samuel [1739-1791], Compiler. Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, from the Surrender of the Government to Queen Anne, on the 17th Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord 1702, to the 14th Day of January 1776. To Which is Annexed, The Ordinance for Regulating and Establishing the Fees of the Court of Chancery of the Said Province. With Three Alphabetical Tables, and an Index. Compiled and Published under the Appointment of the General Assembly, and Compared with the Original Acts. Burlington: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1776. viii, 493, , 6, 6, 4, 4, 3, , 15,  pp. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-3/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules and fillets to boards, "For the Use of the Overseers of the Poor of Willing Borough" blind-stamped to front board, rebacked in period-style calf with raised bands, blind fillets and gilt title to spine, endleaves renewed, contemporary front endleaf, with ownership signature (of William Stockton) dated 1838 and early annotation, laid down. Light rubbing, some scuffs, nicks, spots and scratches to boards, faint dampstain to upper corner of front board, moderate rubbing to board edges. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, faint offsetting (from pressed flora) in several places, contemporary manuscript corrections to several leaves (as in all copies), edges of title page, which is lightly soiled, neatly mended with tissue, small wormhole to right margin of five subsequent leaves, neatly mended with tissue on three leaves. $850. * Only edition. The last compilation of New Jersey's colonial-era laws, commonly referred to as Allinson's Laws, provides a portrait of life in New Jersey from 1702 to the landmark year, 1776. It addresses several topics that relate to the American Revolution, such as the regulation of ammunition, arms and militias. Isaac Collins was known for the excellence of his work. After the death of the appointed printer "to the King's Most Excellent Majesty" James Parker in 1770, Collins acquired Parker's business. He achieved additional renown in 1777 as the printer of The New Jersey Gazette, the first regularly published weekly newspaper in the state. As Felcone points out, all copies have manuscript corrections that were probably executed in Collins's shop. Due to shortages, the q.
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