Acts and Laws of His Majesty's English Colony of Connecticut in New-England in America. [issued with]: The Charter Granted by His Majesty King Charles II to the Governour & Company of the English Colony of Connecticut in New-England in America
New London: Timothy Green, -1772. Folio. , 6, 10, 375pp.
Original reverse calf, hinges broken. Library ink stamp on titlepage; chipping at edges, remnants of contemporary ownership inscription at head of title. Text lightly foxed, contemporary annotations and underlining throughout. In a black cloth clamshell box
The Brinley copy, from his famous sale in 1880, of an important volume of early Connecticut laws, printed by one of the premier colonial American printers, Timothy Green. This is the reprint of 1768, after the first edition of 1750, followed by session laws for several years. The first volume of laws for the Connecticut colony was printed in Cambridge in 1673, followed by volumes of acts and laws in 1702 (Boston), 1709, 1715, and 1729 (all New London). The present collection of laws was authorized by the colonial legislature, but was not completed until 1753. This reprint of 1768 bears the original date of imprint on the titlepage, but differs entirely from the 1750-53 original by including a table of ten pages preceding the text. The table in the present copy has been annotated to reflect the session laws which are bound in after the initial body of the text (these are continuously paginated).
Brinley Sale 2008; Evans 10860, 10861, 10862, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11604, 11605, 12015, 12016, 12361, 12362; Johnson, New London 844, 845, 868, 869, 870, 872, 895, 896, 922, 923, 940, 941, 942.