The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, from the Establishment of its Constitution to the First Session of the General Court, A.D. 1788. Compiled, arranged and printed to the wishes of many respectable law characters, and the approbation of the Honourable judges of the Supreme Judicial Court. Carefully compared with the original acts

Thomas, Isaiah, compiler

Published by Isaiah Thomas, Printed at Worcester [Mass.], 1788
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[8], 5-389 pp., [5]. 8vo (21 cm). p. 231 mis-numbered 431. Lacking only the final rear blank. The first true compilation of the complete laws of Massachusetts published the same year as the ratification of the Constitution. Called the "Baskerville of America" by Ben Franklin, Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831), founder of the American Antiquarian Society, was an anti-British radical and leading publisher as well as the author of History of Printing in America, with a Biography of Printers, and an Account of Newspapers (1810). Signed by C. H. Witt. Evans 21245. Sabin [45932]. ESTCW6813. Barlow 1592. Rich 348. Boards quite tender, though holding, worn, circular stain to front board, chips to rear board, leather separating, spine label lacking, head and tail bands chipped, dampstain to free front endpaper, scattered foxing and toning, small worm hole to rear pastedown, impressions quite strong with only the odd crease. A good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 27177

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Title: The Perpetual Laws, of the Commonwealth of ...

Publisher: Isaiah Thomas, Printed at Worcester [Mass.]

Publication Date: 1788

Binding: Full calf

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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