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Item #79271 The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols. Francis-Xavier Martin, James Iredell.
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols

The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina, 1804 2 vols

North Carolina Public Acts with 1804-1805 Appendix Martin, Francois-Xavier [1762-1846], Editor. Iredell, James [1751-1799], Compiler. The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North-Carolina. Volume I. Containing the Acts from 1715 to 1790; Revised and Published, Under the Authority of the Legislature. Newbern (NC): Martin & Ogden, 1804. [iv], 501, [1] pp. [Bound with] Martin, Francois-Xavier, Compiler. The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North-Carolina. Volume II. Containing the Acts from 1790 to 1803; Revised and Published, Under the Authority of the Legislature. Newbern (NC): Martin & Ogden, 1804. 226, [16], [2]; [227]-272 pp. With a one-page list of books published or distributed by Martin. Pp. [227]-272 is an appendix of acts from 1804 to 1805. Quarto (9-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style speckled calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to boards, lettering piece, gilt fillets and gilt publication date to spine. Light browning to interior, light foxing and spotting in places, all edges trimmed, recent repairs to edges of title page of Volume I, light edgewear to a few leaves at beginning and end of text, minor chipping to fore-edges of several leaves at center of text, original front wrapper of appendix bound in. Annotation in contemporary hand to last page of text, ownership inscription, dated August 19, 1808, at bottom of last page of Appendix. A very nice copy with the uncommon appendix. $2,800. * Only edition. Martin's revision of James Iredell's compilation of the laws of North Carolina from 1715 to 1790, with Martin's own compilation of the laws from 1790 to 1803. With side-notes, index and the texts of the North Carolina Constitution (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1781), the Treaty of Paris (1783), the U.S. Constitution (1787), and documents relating to its ratification by North Carolina. An important figure in the legal history of the South, Martin was a French-born lawyer, judge, author, translator, printer and historian. His career began in North Carolina. He later moved to the Louisiana territory, where he played a central role in the reorganization of the legal system. Appointed attorney general when Louisiana became a state, he is considered the father of Louisiana jurisprudence. Babbitt, Hand-List of Legislative Session.

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