London, 1790. vi,,240,245-259pp. (as issued). Modern half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Ink library stamp and embossed blindstamp on titlepage, some minor ink annotations, mild toning. Very good. An early comparative analysis of the laws of the fledgling United States. Includes chapters on commercial regulations, revenue laws, slavery, the Constitution, and an early printing of the Northwest Ordinance, which was enacted just three years earlier. Possibly based on A SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH- AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES AND WEST-INDIES (1788). Scarce. SABIN 70241. ESTC T139307. (Inventory #: WRCAM50012)
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