HAYWOOD, John, [ed]
A Revisal of all the Public Acts of the State of North-Carolina and of the State of Tennessee, now in force in the State of Tennessee. [issued with]: The Laws of North Carolina and Tennessee, respecting vacant Lands and Deeds, which are no longer in force, but Necessary to the Investigation of Land Titles in Tennessee....
Nashville: Thomas G. Bradford, 1810. , 474, lxxiii, ; 136, xxv pp.
Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Several early ownership inscriptions on front endleaves and titlepage. A few scattered manuscript notations throughout. Some tanning and minor foxing.
The First Tennessee Laws.
The second edition of the third recorded Nashville imprint, which is popularly referred to as the first work of "book" length to issue from a Nashville press. Though the preface and index have been updated, the body of the text remains generally unchanged from the first edition, published just the year before, and it is possible that it is the same sheets of the first edition with new preface and index. Haywood writes in the preface: "The following pages are offered to the public with an assurance that could not be felt in presenting the first edition...The general complaint heretofore was to the index. It is now remedied and the laws passed since the first publication are referred to in it, and the reader apprised of the laws since repealed and obsolete." The first edition of this work is extremely scarce, as is this second edition. It is bound with another early Tennessee imprint intended to supplement this revised edition but printed separately, which details relevant but expired Tennessee and North Carolina land statutes.
American Imprints Inventory (Tennessee) 44, 45; Allen 163, 164; OCLC 10290865, 19850730; Sabin 94782, 94744; Shaw & Shoemaker 21471, 21472.