1857 California Session Laws in Spanish [California]. Eldredge, Thomas R., Translator. Leyes de California, Aprobadas en la Octava Sesion de la Legislatura, Que Comenzo en la Ciudad de Sacramento el dia Cinco de enero, En el Ano de Mil Ocho Cientos Cincuenta y Siete, Y Concluyo el Dia Treinta de Abril del Mismo Ano. Traducidas del Original por Thomas R. Eldredge, Traductor del Estado. Sacramento: Impresas por James Allen, Impresor del Estado, 1857. 156 pp. Two folding tables. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, black-stamped fillets and red and black lettering pieces to spine. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs, chip to foot of spine, corners bumped and lightly worn, small later bookplate (Alexander Thomas Leonard) to front pastedown, tiny later price label to rear pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in places, a few minor chips to edges of tables, one table detached, offsetting to margins of endleaves. An attractive copy. $650. * First issue. Early California statutes were issued in English and Spanish, as required by a provision in the state constitution. In 1849, when it was drafted, Spanish was the native language of around 13,000 of California's nearly 100,000 residents, many of them recent arrivals due to the gold rush. OCLC locates 6 copies in law libraries (Georgetown, Indiana University, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Southern California, Yale). Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Sessions and Session Laws 22.
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