Sacramento, 1859. viii,616pp. Modern buckram, gilt leather labels. Mild dust-soiling. Library ink stamps on titlepage, text lightly toned. Very good. Spanish-language edition of the laws of the state of California, passed at the first and second legislative sessions. The text was translated from English by Miguel Smith. Starting in 1854, California printed its laws in Spanish and in English, no doubt to accommodate the large Spanish-speaking population of the new state. The practice continued every year to 1863, and then irregularly after that. Rare, OCLC records only six copies in institutions. OCLC 57497353, 237308991, 808668455. (Inventory #: WRCAM50100)
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