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[Complete Set of the First Eleven Session Laws of the Legislative Council of the Florida Territory, 1822 - 1833]. FLORIDA LAWS.

[Complete Set of the First Eleven Session Laws of the Legislative Council of the Florida Territory, 1822 - 1833]

Pensacola & Tallahassee: 1823-1833. Eleven volumes, publication details and pagination provided in the listing below.

Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather labels. Occasional foxing, toning, or tanning, some small old library stamps and ink ownership inscriptions to titlepages. Minor dampstaining, an occasional closed or repaired tear, some leaves closely trimmed, a handful of contemporary ink notations, five leaves in photo-facsimile

Florida imprints of extraordinary rarity.

A monumental set of early Florida laws, covering the period between the first and second Seminole wars, and comprising the first eleven sessions of the legislative council for the territory of Florida. The Florida territory was formed after the region was ceded to the United States under the 1819 Adams-Onis Treaty, following the successful incursion by General Andrew Jackson's troops in 1818. Jackson was briefly military governor, but after the merging of East and part of West Florida, William Pope Duval became the first official governor of the new Territory in 1822 and the Legislative Council held its first session. The 1823 publication of the first session also includes the Treaty of Cession, Jackson's ordinances, the Act of Congress organizing the Territorial Government, the U.S. Constitution, and Spanish regulations for the allotment of lands. Not surprisingly, there is a wealth of material in these session laws regarding relations with Native Americans and African-Americans. The volumes comprising this set are exceedingly rare, with no examples at auction of any of the early sessions, and the only retail examples are the Eberstadt copy of the fourth session, sold back in 1937 for $65, and one copy of the ninth session currently in stock with us at $1500. The individual imprints are as follows: 1) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida. Passed at Their First Session 1822. Pensacola: Floridian Press, 1823. [4], lxxx, [3]-197pp. Leaf 2B partially torn away, so a full version is supplied in photo-facsimile. Lloyd, p.50; MacDonald, 1936, p.40; McMurtrie 1944; Sabin 24843; Servies 1153. 2) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida: Passed at their Second Session 1823. Pensacola: John Fitzgerald & Co., 1823. vi, [3]-161pp. Lloyd, p.50; MacDonald, 1936, p.40; Servies 1154. 3) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their Third Session, 1824. Tallahassee: Florida Intelligencer, 1825. [6], xviii, [4]-321pp. Lloyd, p.50; MacDonald, 1936; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 14; Sabin 24843, p.41; Servies 1218. 4) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their Fourth Session, 1825. Tallahassee: Florida Intelligencer, 1826. [6], 88pp. Lloyd, p.50; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 16; Servies 1262. 5) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their 5th Session, 1826-7. Tallahassee: A. S. Thruston, 1827. [6],171pp. Lloyd, p.51; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 18; Servies 1327. 6) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their 6th Session, 1827-8. Tallahassee: Joseph D. Davenport, 1828. [2],175,[4]pp. Lloyd, p.51; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 22; Servies 1368. 7) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their Seventh Session 1828. Tallahassee: William Wilson, 1829. [2], 301,70pp. Lloyd, p.51; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 23; Servies 1436. 8) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their Eighth Session, 1829. Tallahassee: Floridian & Advocate Office, 1829. [2],181pp. .Lloyd, p.51; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie1937, no. 24; Servies 1437. 9) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at their Ninth Session Commencing January Third, and Ending February Thirteenth, 1831. Tallahassee: Gibson & Smith, 1831. 123pp. Gilcrease, p.335 . Lloyd, p.51; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 31; Servies 1541. 10) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at the 10th Session, Commencing January 2d, and Ending February 12th, 1832. Tallahassee: William Wilson, 1832. [6],162pp. Gilcrease, p.335; Lloyd, p.51; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 34; Servies 1586. 11) Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed at the Eleventh Session, Commencing January the Seventh and Ending February the Seventeenth 1833. Tallahassee: William Wilson, 1833. [2],144pp. Lloyd, p.5; MacDonald, 1936, p.41; McMurtrie, 1937, no. 38; Servies 1641.

Gilcrease, p.335; Lloyd, p.50-52; MacDonald, 1936, p.40-4; McMurtrie 1944; McMurtrie, 1937, nos. 14, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 31, 34, 38; Sabin 24843; Servies 1153, 1154, 1218, 1262, 1327, 1368, 1436, 1437, 1541, 1586, 1641.

Item #29000

Price: $16,500.00

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