Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence

Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence

Item #67289

[RHODE ISLAND]. Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Colony of Rhode-Island, and Providence-Plantations, in New England, In America. From Anno 1745, to Anno 1752. Newport: Printed by J. Franklin, 1752. [8],110pp. Small folio. Contemporary stiff marbled wrappers, housed in custom blue morocco-backed cloth slipcase with inner cloth chemise. Minor edge wear, front joint just starting. Bottom corner of titlepage renewed. Light foxing and marginal soiling to some leaves. Very good. Early Rhode Island laws, and an early Rhode Island imprint. "A continuation of the third revision of Rhode island laws"-Benedict. The first revised laws of the colony were printed in Boston in 1719; the second and third revisions were printed in Newport in 1730 and 1745, respectively. The present compilation is considered a supplement to the 1745 edition. Unlike the revisions, which are ordered by topic, this is arranged chronologically by session. Printed by Benjamin Franklin's nephew and former apprentice, James Franklin, Jr. Young James and his mother Ann Franklin were, at this time, official printers for the colony of Rhode Island. Evans 6919. Alden 128. Sabin 70513. Bartlett, p.172. Hammett, p.[5]. Winship, p.13. Benedict 449.

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