1720 · London:
Sen. Rutherfurd's abbreviated signature appears on the on the title page and again on page 100. There is a partial loss of paper to p. 131 affecting three lines of text slightly, but not the verso p. 132. There are mysterious scorch marks on the final blank and back end paper. The book is slightly cocked. Very occasional margin marking in ink, otherwise a bright, clean copy, in a tight early binding.
[The U.S. Senate Historical Office records: " John Rutherfurd, a Senator from New Jersey; born in New York City on September 20, 1760; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1779; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1784; moved to a farm near Allamuchy, Warren County, N.J., in 1787; presidential elector in 1788; member, State general assembly 1788-1789; elected in 1790 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1796 and served from March 4, 1791, to December 5, 1798, when he resigned; president of the Board of Proprietors of East Jersey 1804-1840; appointed by the New York legislature as commissioner to lay out the city of New York north of Fourteenth Street 1807-1811; moved to a large farm on the banks of the Passaic River in 1808, which he called "Edgerston"; appointed by the New Jersey legislature as commissioner to determine the route and cost of a canal to connect the Delaware and Raritan Rivers in 1816; served as a commissioner to determine the boundary lines between the States of New Jersey and New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania 1826-1833; died at his home, 'Edgerston,' New Jersey, February 23, 1840; interment in the family vault in the burying ground of Christ Church, Belleville, Essex County, N.J."] (Inventory #: 190)