NEW YORK CITY, Common Council
Laws, Statutes, Ordinances, and Constitutions, Ordained, Made, and Established by the Mayor, Alderman and Commonalty of the City of New-York, Convened in Common-Council; for the good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants and Residents of the said City ...
New York: John Holt, 1763. Folio. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. (1) 108 pp.
Stab-sewn eighteenth-century marble paper wrappers. Blue morocco chemise and blue morocco backed slipcase.
1763 printing of the laws of New York City at an important moment in the North American colonies. The printer, John Holt, challenged the Stamp Act just two years after producing this volume.
This book contains laws passed by the Common Council, followed by the printing of acts of the General Assembly of the colony which directly relate to the city. Laws include those concerning markets, liquor, slaughter houses, midwives, and the regulation of "Negroes, Mulattoes, and other Slaves." Included on p. 53 is a list of firemen of the city. Dedication leaf before title, printed in red, lists members of the Corporation of the City of New-York.
ESTC W13392; Evans 9463; Church 1107.