Benicia [i.e. Boston], 1853. xix,1071pp. Modern buckram, gilt leather labels. Minor dust-soiling, light wear to labels, library shelf label on spine. Ink library stamps on verso of titlepage. Very good. The first compilation of the laws of the state of California. Compiled by S. Garfielde and F.A. Snyder; additionally, Garfielde was the publisher. "Of great historical value and rarity. A limited number of copies were printed by order of the Assembly and this volume is practically the first four Sessions' laws of the State of California" - Norris. "This compilation, which includes copious notes and an index, brings up to date (1853) the Laws passed by the Legislature since 1850. The imprint 'Benicia' is that of the publisher; the book was actually printed in Massachusetts by the Franklin Printing House" - Howell. Not in Cowan. SABIN 10021. NORRIS 1198. HOWELL 50:598. (Inventory #: WRCAM50114)
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