The Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania: Now in Force, Collected into one Volumn [sic].
Philadelphia: Andrew Bradford, 1728. Folio. ,352,280-281pp. Lacks pp.[3-4] of the initial table.
Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Lightly tanned, foxing, dampstained along margin of lower edge. Final leaves with slight worming in the margin. Very good.
The Second Laws of Pennsylvania.
Edited by Chief Justice David Lloyd, this is the second major compilation of Pennsylvania laws, printed by Andrew Bradford. Andrew Bradford was the fourth printer in Philadelphia, the son of William Bradford, the first printer there and in New York. The younger Bradford became Philadelphia's sole printer when he returned there in 1713, and remained so until Samuel Keimer arrived in 1723. He immediately obtained the lucrative contract to print the colony's laws, and produced the first collected volume in 1714. It is virtually impossible to obtain any Philadelphia imprints from before the Keimer-Franklin period of circa 1730, and almost no imprints by the first three printers, William Bradford, Reynier Jansen, and Andrew Bradford, have been on the market in the last fifty years. Scarce and important.
Evans 3086; Hildeburn 336.