COMPILED LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA: Containing All the Acts of the Legislature of a Public and General Nature, Now in Force, Passed at the Sessions of 1850-51-52-53. To Which Are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutions of the United States and of California, the Treaty of Queretaro, and the Naturlization Laws of the United States. By Authority.

Garfielde, S. and F. A. Snyder, Compilers.

Published by Published by S. Garfielde. Press of the Franklin Printing House, Boston, Mass., Benicia, 1853
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xix, 1071 pp.; 8vo, full period calf (rebacked preserving original materials), morocco spine labels. The first compilation and publication of the laws of the State of California, just 3 years after statehood was granted in Sept., 1850. Published in the third State Capital in as many years; Benicia was home to the Legislature from Feb. 4, 1853 - Feb. 25, 1854. Not in Cowan or Howes. Sabin 10021. Covers scuffed and worn, old rebacking with original spine laid down, new endpapers, a few old notes in text, overall near very good and quite sturdy and presentable. Bookseller Inventory # 21196

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Publisher: Published by S. Garfielde. Press of the Franklin Printing House, Boston, Mass., Benicia

Publication Date: 1853

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.

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