Forty-two State Constitutions

    [U.S. Government]. Forty-two State Constitutions and Amendments. Various publishers, 1875-1894. Forty-two works in two volumes, containing state constitutions with their recent amendments, election laws, statistical, historical and political abstracts. Few state seals and illustrations. Various sizes in library bindings. Ex-library volumes with institutional ink stamps, embossed stamps, deaccession ink stamps, and bookplates. Pages with edge wear, small tears, spots of paper loss some from biopredation (not affecting text), bends, various degrees of foxing, soiling and age darkening. Some lack title pages while others are taken from larger works. Occasional pen or pencil marks, pencil scores on title pages of Connecticut and Kansas.

    Of special interest are the constitutions of Colorado, North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming, printed in the same year as (or in the case Wyoming, the year before) they entered the Union.

    Overall, a very good collection of state government documents, some of which present the earliest versions of their constitutions.

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    Bound alphabetically by state, not dated unless otherwise specified:

    Volume I (ALA-MISS):

    Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado (1876), Connecticut (1893), Delaware, Florida (1889), Georgia, Idaho (1891), Illinois (1887), Indiana (1891), Iowa (1893), Kansas (1890), Kentucky [1891], Maine (1893), Maryland, Massachusetts (1894), Michigan, Minnesota (1894), Mississippi (1890).

    Volume 2 (MO-WYO):

    Missouri (1891), Montana (1889), Nebraska (1875), Nevada, New Hampshire (1889), New Jersey (1894), New York (1894), North Carolina, North Dakota (1889), Ohio (1892), Oregon (1886), Pennsylvania (1888), Rhode Island [1892], South Dakota (1893), Tennessee, Texas (1892), Vermont (1891), Virginia, Washington (1891), West Virginia, Wisconsin (1893), Wyoming (1889).

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