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Political Memorabilia including the Daniel Schofield Collection

February 16, 2018

Lot #83
DepartmentBooks
Sold For$80.00(hammer price)
 $96.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedFebruary 20, 2018

Description

TWO VOLUMES ON RHODE ISLAND LAWS 1798
1) The Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, as Revised by a Committee, and finally enacted by the Honourable General Assembly, at their Session in January, 1798. To Which are Prefixed, the Charter, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, and President Washington’s Address of September, 1796. Published by Authority. (Providence: Carter and Wilkinson, 1798.) The fifth revision of Rhode Island laws and the first published after the Revolutionary War. Title page also includes the line Ignorantia Legis Neminem Excusat. Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse for its Violation." O. Full calf. Recently rebacked. Boards older and show wear but are probably not original. Text pages evenly toned and with minimal soiling. Blind embossed library stamp on several text pages. Owner's inscription on flyleaf "B[?]... Gavit Book Westerly Jan. 16th 1820". 2) A Supplement to the Digest of the Laws......1798. Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Passed Since the Session of The Hon. General Assembly in January, A.D. 1798. (Providence: Jones & Wheeler, 1810.) O. Boards with calf spine. Significantly worn and deteriorating."

Condition

As noted. Collations not verified.

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