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A COLLECTION OF ALL SUCH PUBLIC ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND ORDINANCES OF THE CONVENTIONS OF VIRGINIA, Passed since the year 1768, as are now in force; With a Table of the Principal Matters. Published under inspection of the Judges of the High Court of Chancery, by a Resolution of General Assembly, the 16th day of June 1783.
Printed by Thomas Nicolson and William Prentis, Richmond, VA, 1785. 235 pages of text. The original patterned paper boards are worn, stained and soiled but intact, with old ink ownership notation on board: B.W. Leigh [Virginia politician Benjamin Watkins Leigh (1781-1849)]. Folio: measures 12 7/8 x 8 inches. The text was resewn, and the spine was expertly rebacked in new leather with a leather spine label. The front endpaper and the title page were light-bleached by a conservator. Previous owner's name on the title page and first page of text: Thomas Edmunds. Edmunds (circa 1750-1791) served in various Virginia Militia and became an officer in the Revolutionary War. He represented Sussex County in the Virginia Federal Convention (a.k.a Virginia Ratifying Convention). A bookplate and pencil owner's name from 1910 are on the front pastedown and endpaper. Generally a clean copy with minor foxing and minor browning, with a few minor creases and one corner with a small piece lacking. Evans 19351; Sabin 100392; Swem 7461. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller ABAA [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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