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The Public Acts in Force; Passed by the Legislature of Barbados.
1801 - Compiled Acts of the Barbados Legislature, 1801, With a Digest [Barbados]. Moore, Samuel, Editor. The Public Acts in Force; Passed by the Legislature of Barbados, From May 11th 1762 to April 8th 1800, Inclusive; Carefully Compared and Examined with the Acts in the Secretary's Office of the Said Island: A Digested Abridgment of the Said Acts; And, An Index: With a Table of Said Acts; And, A Table of All the Acts Passed During the Above Period, Which are Private or Not in Force. London: Printed for Samuel Moore, 1801. xxiv, 435; [iv], 79, [9] pp. Two parts, each with title page and individual pagination. Octavo (9-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Later buckram, red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Some soiling, light shelfwear, some chipping to lettering pieces, front hinge cracked, "Advertisement" signed by Moore affixed to front free endpaper. Some toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Residue of location label to spine, stamp to title page, annotations to verso. * The first nineteenth-century compilation. With index, side-notes and subscriber list. Dealing with a wide range of topics, these volumes are useful for their insights into the daily life of the colony and the mechanisms of colonial administration. Colonized by the British in 1625, Barbados remained a British possession until 1966. It always enjoyed a large measure of autonomy; its House of Assembly held its first meeting in 1639. The signed Advertisement guarantees the authenticity of this edition. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at the University of Minnesota law library). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:295. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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