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[Consecutive Run of Early Washington Territorial Laws, 1855 - 1869]. WASHINGTON TERRITORIAL LAWS.
[Consecutive Run of Early Washington Territorial Laws, 1855 - 1869]

[Consecutive Run of Early Washington Territorial Laws, 1855 - 1869]

Olympia: 1856-1869. Fourteen volumes, individual publication details in the listing below. 20th-century tan buckram, gilt leather labels (one volume in black buckram). Minor chipping to labels, some staining. Small ink library stamps and ink ownership inscriptions on titlepages, most titlepages with embossed library blindstamp, some foxing and staining.

A major run of Washington territorial laws, covering the years 1855-69, all printed in Olympia, the eventual state capital.

The laws in this collection cover the period from the third to the sixteenth sessions of the territorial assembly. They begin over thirty years before Washington attained statehood on November 11,1889, and provide a fascinating look into the particular challenges of creating laws for a territory on the western extreme of the nation. All of these imprints are rare, with only one current retail offering of one of the imprints, and sparse auction records for any of them. The imprints included here are as follows: 1) Acts of the Legislative Assembly, of the Territory of Washington, Passed at the Third Regular Session.... Olympia: Geo. B. Goudy, 1856. McMurtrie 22. 2) Laws of the Territory of Washington...Passed at the Fourth Annual Session.... Olympia: Edward Furste, 1857. McMurtrie 29. 3) Acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Washington: Passed at the Fifth Regular Session.... Olympia: Edward Furste, 1858. McMurtrie 35. 4) Acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Washington: Passed at the Sixth Regular Session.... Olympia: Edward Furste, 1859. McMurtrie 39. 5) Acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Washington; Containing , also, the Memorials and Resolutions Passed at the Seventh Regular Session.... Olympia: Edward Furste, 1860. McMurtrie 49. 6) Session Laws of the Territory of Washington: and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Eighth Regular Session.... Olympia: James Lodge, 1861. McMurtrie 53. 7) Session Laws of the Territory of Washington: and the Resolutions and Memorials of the Ninth Regular Session.... Olympia: A. M. Poe, 1862. McMurtrie 59. 8) Statutes of Washington Territory, Tenth Annual Session...Containing the Territorial Organic Act, the Declaration of Independence, the Federal Constitution, the Donation and Pre-emption Laws, &c. Olympia: George A. Barnes, 1863. McMurtrie 67. 9) Statutes of the Territory of Washington, Made and Passed at a Session of the Legislative Assembly Begun and Held at Olympia on the Seventh day of December, 1863, and Ended on the Fourth day of February, 1864. Olympia: T. F. McElroy, 1864. McMurtrie 76. 10) Statutes of the Territory of Washington, Made and Passed at a Session of the Legislative Assembly Begun and Held at the City of Olympia on Monday the Fifth day of December, 1864, and Ended on Monday the Twenty-Third day of January, 1865. Olympia: T. F. McElroy, 1865. McMurtrie 95. 11) Statutes of the Territory of Washington, Made and Passed at a Session of the Legislative Assembly Begun and Held at the City of Olympia on Monday the Fourth day of December, 1865, and Ended on Monday the Twenty-Seventh day of January, 1866. Olympia: T. F. McElroy, 1866. McMurtrie 107. 12) Statutes of the territory of washington, made and Passed at a Session of the Legislative Assembly Begun and Held at the City of Olympia on Monday the Third day of December, 1866, and Ended on Thursday the Third day of February, 1867. Olympia: T. F. McElroy, 1867. McMurtrie 120. 13) Statutes of the Territory of Washington, Made and Passed by the Legislative Assembly at the First Biennial Session, Begun and Held at Olympia, the Seat of Government, on Monday, Dec. 2, 1867. Olympia: Chas. Prosch, 1868. McMurtrie 128. 14) Statutes of the Territory of Washington, Made and Passed at a Session of the Legislative Assembly Begun and Held at Olympia on the Fourth day of October, 1869, and Ended on the Second day of December, 1869. Olympia: James Rodgers, 1869. McMurtrie 134.

McMurtrie (Washington) 22, 29, 35, 39, 49, 53, 59, 67, 76, 95, 107, 120, 128, 134.

Item #29141

Price: $4,000.00

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