1835 · Montpelier
As mandated by the Vermont legislature, this volume provides a follow-up to William Slade's pre-1824 compilation. Among other matters, the new legislation includes => bounties for bears, foxes, and crows; anti-resurrection and grave robbing statutes; and laws and regulations for prisons, fire departments, and the changing of town names.
The editor here was => lawyer, novelist, and abolitionist Daniel Pierce Thompson, who served as Vermont Secretary of State from 1853 to 1855 and was one of the founders of the Vermont Historical Society, and who is now perhaps best remembered for his historical novel Green Mountain Boys. Contemporary speckled sheep, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label, covers framed in blind roll; joints and extremities rubbed, sides with small scuffs and spots of minor discoloration, hinges (inside) tender. Pages cockled, with mild to moderate foxing and an old inkblot or two; one leaf with chip from outer margin, a few corners dog-eared or creased across. (Inventory #: 36830)