[NORTH CAROLINA LAWS]: IREDELL, James; MARTIN, Francois-Xavier
The Public Acts of the General Assembly of North Carolina
Newbern: Martin & Ogden, 1804. Two volumes in one. Quarto. , 501, ; 226, , , , -272pp.
Bound to style in three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt with leather label. Edges of titlepage reinforced with tissue. Some toning and foxing, original rear wrapper bound in.
A scarce revised and enlarged edition of the collected public acts of North Carolina.
Revised and published by Francois-Xavier Martin, who set up as a printer in Newbern in the 1780s, was admitted to the North Carolina bar in 1789, and served the state until being appointed Attorney General of the Territory of Orleans. This work builds on the Iredell laws of 1791 and the subsequent supplements. A manuscript note on the last page of text begins, "This Book Belongs to the Superior Court of Law for Perquimans County...." Perquimans County is situated in the northeast part of the state, on Albermarle Sound. A scarce book in the market.
Shaw & Shoemaker 6940, 6941.