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[Group of Early Laws for Kansas Territory, including several early Territorial Imprints]. KANSAS.
[Group of Early Laws for Kansas Territory, including several early Territorial Imprints]

[Group of Early Laws for Kansas Territory, including several early Territorial Imprints]

Lecompton & Lawrence. 1855-1861. Ten volumes.

Half calf and marbled boards, leather spine labels. Faint old library stamps on each titlepage. Minor foxing.

Important run of early Kansas laws.

An extensive run of territorial laws for Kansas Territory, covering the years 1855 through 1861, including eight early territorial imprints for 1857 through 1861. The initial years of Kansas Territory, and its laws, were marked by a bloody fight between pro- and anti-slavery advocates. There is a wealth of information here on the struggles which proceeded the Civil War. The present group covers much of the territorial law until Kansas became a state in 1861. The individual titles are as follows: 1) The Statutes of the Territory of Kansas.... Shawnee M.L. School: John T. Brady, 1855. vii,1058,[1]pp. Likely published in St. Louis or further east, rather than in the Territory. It is not noted in the American Imprints Inventory of Kansas imprints. 2) Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Second Session of the General Legislative Assembly.... Lecompton: R.H. Bennett, 1857. [4],378pp. American Imprints Inventory, (Kansas) 117. 3) Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Third and Fourth Sessions of the Legislative Assembly.... Lecompton: S.W. Driggs & Co., 1858. 469,[2]pp. AII, (Kansas) 183. 4) Private Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Fourth Session of the Legislative Assembly.... Lecompton: S.W. Driggs, 1858. 398,[1]pp. AII, (Kansas) 184. 5) General Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly.... Lawrence: Herald of Freedom Steam Press, 1859. 720pp. AII, (Kansas) 221. 6) Private Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Fifth Session of the Legislative Assembly.... Lawrence: Herald of Freedom Press, 1859. 233pp. AII, (Kansas) 223. 7) General Laws Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, at the General and Special Sessions of the Year 1860.... Lecompton: S.A. Medary & S.W. Driggs, 1860. 264pp. AII, (Kansas) 252. 8) Private Laws of the Territory of Kansas, Passed at the Special Session of the Legislative Assembly.... [Lecompton: S. A. Medary, [1860]. xii,455pp. AII, (Kansas) 254. 9) General Laws of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Kansas, for the Year 1861.... Lawrence: Sam. A. Medary, 1861. 35,[1]pp. AII, (Kansas) 287. 10) [Laws of the Territory of Kansas]. [Washington: John T. Brady, 1856]. 822pp. Lacks first 48pp., including titlepage, containing the Organic Act.

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Price: $8,500.00

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