Acts and Laws of His Majesties Province of New-Hampshire in New-England. With Sundry Acts of Parliament. By order of the Governor, Council and Assembly, Pass's October 16th. 1759
Portsmouth: Daniel Fowle, 1761. Folio. (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches). Title within typographic border. , xii, 240pp. Uncut.
Contemporary marbled paper wrappers. Housed in a dark red chemise and full morocco box.
The earliest significant New Hampshire imprint and the first collection of laws to be published in New Hampshire, printed by New Hampshire's first printer.
Fowle's first edition of New Hampshire laws, just the third compilation of the laws of the colony (the first since the year 1726), was the first collected laws published in New Hampshire. An attractively-printed early New Hampshire compilation of laws printed by Fowle, New Hampshire's first printer who had arrived from Boston in 1756. The first compilation of New Hampshire laws was published in 1716, followed by the revision of 1726; however no subsequent publication of the collected laws of the colony were printed until the present edition of 1761. Fowle would publish a new edition a decade following this work. Scarce, with only one other example at auction in the last half century. Not in Tower.
Evans 8943; Sabin 52782; Whittemore New Hampshire 50.