Benicia: Published by S. Garfielde. Press of the Franklin Printing House, Boston, Mass. 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Full period calf (rebacked preserving original materials), morocco spine labels; xix, 1071 pp. Covers scuffed and worn, old rebacking with original spine laid down, new endpapers, a few old notes in text, overall near very good and quite sturdy and presentable. Good+. Item #21196
The first compilation and publication of the laws of the State of California, just 3 years after statehood was granted in Sept., 1850. Published in the third State Capital in as many years; Benicia was home to the Legislature from Feb. 4, 1853 - Feb. 25, 1854. Not in Cowan or Howes. Sabin 10021.