Charters of the Province of Pensilvania [sic] and City of Philadelphia. FRANKIN IMPRINT.

Charters of the Province of Pensilvania [sic] and City of Philadelphia

Item #54740

[FRANKLIN IMPRINT]. The Charters of the Province of Pensilvania [sic] and City of Philadelphia. [bound with] A Collection of All the Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania: Now in Force. Published by Order of Assembly. [bound with] An Appendix; Containing a Summary of Such Acts of Assembly as Have Been Formerly in Force Within This Province, for Regulating of Descents, and Transfering the Property of Lands, &c. But Since Expired, Altered or Repealed. Phila.: Printed and Sold by B. Franklin, 1742 [i.e., 1743]. 1st ed. Three parts bound in one volume. 30;562;iv,24,xi pp. Folio. Bound in period style polished calf, ornamental blind rules, gilt-ruled spine with gilt-lettered red morocco spine label. Front end paper and title page bear the names of 18th and 19th century owners; minor marginalia; pages tanned and some light scattered foxing; else a very good copy. Evans 5033. Sabin 59973. Hildeburn 755a-c. Campbell 237a-c. Miller 288. An important volume of the Charters and Laws of Pennsylvania and of Philadelphia, printed by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin charged the Assembly 261 Pounds for the printing. The previous complete edition had been printed by Andrew Bradford in 1728. The need for a corrected edition led to the appointment in 1739 of Kinsey, Speaker of the Assembly and Attorney General of the Province, to prepare a new edition. Kinsey completed a revised edition in 1741 and gave it to Franklin, who required two years to do the printing. He finished the presswork in 1743, the year after the imprint date. One of the most extensive and important early Franklin imprints.

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