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The Charter Granted by Their Majesties [With] Acts and Laws, 1726.
1726. Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1726. Scarce 1726 Printing of Massachusetts Acts and Laws [Massachusetts]. The Charter Granted by Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1726. [ii], 14 pp. [Bound with] Acts and Laws of His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New England. Boston: Printed by B. Green, 1726. [ii], 347, [1]; 349-354; 17 pp. As in many copies, the final 17-page table is misbound after p.354.  Small folio (11-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary paneled sheep, large corner fleurons to central panel, raised bands to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few minor stains to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, chipping along joints, rear board detached, front board partially detached but secure, front free endpaper lacking, rear free endpaper partially detached. Moderate toning to text, occasional light foxing to margins, some edgwear to margins of leaves at beginning and end of text block. Book housed in a custom clamshell box, quarter morocco over cloth, raised bands and gilt title to spine. $5,000. * Issued when the province included Maine and parts of Nova Scotia, this compilation contains a complete record of the acts and laws from 1692 to 1725. It provides unparalleled insights into the colony's attitude towards Indians, "Free Negroes," piracy, buggery, bestiality, incest, "Jesuits and Popish priests," the killing of bastard children by their mothers, "misspending money in taverns," "keeping the Lord's day," adult … [Click Below for Full Description]
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