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    Joseph M. White. A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments of Great Britain, France and Spain, Relating to the Concessions of Lands in Their Respective Colonies; Together With the Laws of Mexico and Texas on the Same Subject... . Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson, Law Booksellers, 1839. First edition. Two octavo volumes. xv, [1], 731; 753, [1], [2] publisher's catalog pages. Later beige cloth bindings with morocco spine labels lettered in gilt.

    Joseph White was a Delegate from the Florida Territory to the U.S. House of Representatives from 1824 to 1837. The present work includes chapters on "Laws and Decrees of Coahuila and Texas" and "Laws, Orders and Contracts for Austin's Colony".

    Condition: Some scuffs to morocco labels; occasional light foxing; some offsetting, otherwise a tight set, in very good condition.

    Reference: Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 5300 (see also 5290 and 5281).


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