Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books].
Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books]
Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books]
Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books]
Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books]

Acts Passed By Congress [Early Editions from Eleven Congresses, in Eighteen Books]

Hartford; Philadelphia; Washington City: Hudson and Goodwin; Francis Childs and John Swaine; [William Ross]; others, 1791 - 1826. First Editions, Mixed. A collection of eighteen books, representing the acts passed at eleven U.S. congresses. All are first editions, except the volume containing acts passed at the First Congress, which is an early 1791 re-print. All are in G- to VG- condition, and most are in original boards.

Title: Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America, begun and Held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, in the year M,DCC,LXXXIX, and of the Independence of the United States The Thirteenth Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1791; Early Re-Print. Octavo, [6], [8], [3] - 327 pages, [90] blank; G-; Early calf, with morocco spine label and gilt lettering; Boards show significant warping to front and back covers, moderate bumping to corners, significant wear to leather on spine (quires exposed), moderate plus soiling to front and back covers, adhesive tape to the spine label and at top edge of front cover, and a x-shaped gash to the leather on the back cover; Front and back boards are loose but attached to binding; Textblock has moderate uneven age-toning to edges, numerous early 19th century ink emendations to front pastedown and recto/verso of ffep, mild soiling interiorly along edges (not impacting text) up to page 55; The last 90 pages are blank, and three have ink inscriptions from a previous owner ("Joseph Gallup").

Title: Acts Passed at the Second Congress of the United States of America: Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday, The Twenty-Fourth of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One: And of the Independence of the United States, The Sixteenth Philadelphia: Francis Childs and John Swaine; First Edition, First Printing. Small octavo, [4], 291 pages, ii, [24], [4]; G; Early calf, with tooled covers, morocco spine label with gilt lettering, and library sticker near tail of spine; Boards have light plus wear to edges and corners, moderate wear/chipping to head/tail of spine, leather cracked along joints of spine, wear to spine label, and a prominent damp-stain at bottom corner of back cover; Boards loose but attached; Textblock shows moderate age-toning to edges, one prominent instance of damp-staining impacting the bottom and fore-edges, light plus age toning throughout interiorly, and some light chipping to ffep and title-page; A library bookplate appears on the front pastedown, another bookplate (largely removed) appears on the verso of the sfep, and a prior owner's inscription appears in ink at the top of the title-page.

Title: [Acts Passed at the Third Session of the Fifth Congress of the United States] [Philadelphia]: [William Ross]; Presumed First. Octavo, [missing pp. 241-280], 281-288 pages, [missing pp. 289-320], 321 - 561 pages, 26 pages, iv, [48]; Fair; Original Boards; Missing front board, back board loose from binding with creasing to corners and moderate plus soiling overall; Pages 281 - 288 and closing 80 pages disbound; Textblock has light plus age-toning to untrimmed edges, with moderate curling and light chipping to edges, and significant ink emendations to last page of index; Appears to have been part of a volume that included sessions I - III of the Fifth Congress, which had the following pagination: 50 pages, [3], [52] - 240 pages, vii, [4], [244] - 561 pages, 26 pages, iv, [48]; None of sessions I or II remains intact, and this volume is lacking the title-page.

Title: Acts passed at the first [...Second] Session of the Sixth Congress of the United States [Two Volumes] Washington City: Samuel Harrison Smith; First Editions. Octavos, two volumes; G-; Original Wrappers; SESSION I: Covers show numerous ink emendations from prior owners, moderate plus soiling to top and bottom edges and along spine of front cover, moderate plus soiling to back cover, and significant wear to paper along spine (quires exposed); Textblock has light plus age-toning and mild shelf-wear to untrimmed edges, moderate soiling to last 20 pages interiorly, multiple ink emendations to bfeps and inside of back cover (and to pages 4 and 5), the name of former owner Ralph Hunt appears on the inside of the front cover, and an ink inscription identifying the volume appears at the top of the first page; Lacking title-page. -- SESSION II: Covers show numerous ink emendations from prior owners, moderate plus soiling overall, a tear to paper on spine (quires exposed), and significant chipping to top-right quadrant of front cover; Textblock has light plus age-toning and light wear to untrimmed edges, significant chipping to the fore-edges of the first twenty pages (not impacting text), light foxing and occasional soiling throughout interiorly). Contents: Session I. ([3]-223 pages, [1]) -- Session II. ([225] - 352 pages, iv, [22], [2]).

Title: Acts Passed at the First [...Third] Session of the Eleventh Congress of the United States [In Two Volumes] Washington City: [United States] Department of State; First Editions. Octavos, two volumes; G; Original wrappers; VOLUME I (Sessions I/II): Covers show light plus wear to edges, lacking back cover, paper to spine largely worn off (quires exposed), ink emendation to front cover ("1809 - 10"), and light plus soiling to front cover; Textblock has light age-toning to untrimmed edges, light wear to bottom edge, mild chipping/wear to fore-edge, and creasing to bottom corners of pages 237 - end. -- VOLUME II (Session III): Covers have moderate curling / chipping to fore-edge of front cover, moderate plus to paper on spine (quires exposed), and light plus soiling overall; Textblock has light age-toning to untrimmed edges, light wear to bottom edge, and mild chipping/wear to fore-edge. Contents: Volume I. (241 pages, iv, [2]) -- Volume II. ([249] - 407 pages, vi, xl, [6]).

Title: Acts Passed at the First [... Third] Session of the Thirteenth Congress of the United States [In Three Volumes] Washington City: Rapine and Elliot; First Editions. Octavos, Three volumes; G; Original Wrappers; Covers show light plus soiling and age-toning overall, light plus (Session II) to moderate plus (Session I) wear to paper on spine, significant creasing and tears to covers of Session III, some curling to fore-edges of Session I, and moderate chipping/creasing to corners of Session II; Textblocks have light plus age-toning and moderate wear to untrimmed edges on all three volumes, with light foxing overall interiorly; Multiple pages uncut. Contents: Session I. (233 pages, v) -- Session II. ([241] - 429 pages, 6 pages) -- Session III. ([2], 202 pages, 6 pages, 30 pages).

Title: Acts passed at the first session of the Fourteenth Congress of the United States [Washington]: [n.p]; First Edition. Octavo, vi, 198 pages; VG-; Original wrappers; Covers show light chipping and creasing to the bottom and top edges of the front covers, moderate age-toning to paper back strip, and light soiling overall; Textblock has light age-toning and mild wear to untrimmed edges, with light to moderate foxing throughout; All pages unopened.

Title: Acts Passed at the First [... Second] Session of the Fifteenth Congress of the United States [In Two Volumes] [Washington]: [n.p]; First Editions. Octavos, two volumes; VG-; Original Wrappers; Covers show some creasing to corners, light plus age-toning and light soiling overall, light wear to edges, and significant wear to the back-strip on Session II (quires exposed); Textblocks have light age-toning and foxing to untrimmed edges, moderate wear to edges (especially Session I), and light foxing interiorly to Session II; Most pages remain unopened. Contents: Session I (191 pages) -- Session II (112 pages, 116 pages).

Title: Acts Passed at the First [... Second] Session of the Seventeenth Congress of the United States [In Two Volumes] Washington: Davis and Force; First Editions. Octavos, two volumes; G+; Original wrappers; Covers show light creasing / curling along edges, moderate wear to fore-edge of back cover on Session II, moderate age-toning and light soiling overall, and chipping to back-strip near tails of both volumes; Textblock have light plus age-toning and significant curling to untrimmed edges, light foxing throughout interiorly (Session II), and moderate plus age-toning throughout interiorly (Session I); All pages unopened. Contents: Session I (151 pages) -- Session II (108 pages, 51 pages).

Title: Acts Passed at the First [... Second] Session of the Eighteenth Congress of the United States [In Two Volumes] Washington: Davis and Force; First Editions. Octavos, two volumes; G+; Original wrappers; SESSION I: Covers show moderate foxing overall, light wear to edges, significant curling to bottom edge of front covers, and light plus wear to back strip; Textblock shows moderate curling to untrimmed edges; Uneven page lengths (Front cover through p. 56 measure 9.9", remainder measure 9.5"); All pages remain unopened; 164 pages; Measurements: 6.5" x 9.8"; SESSION II: Covers show light plus wear to top edges, moderate wear to head/tail of spine, and moderate age-toning to back-strip; Textblock has light plus age-toning and significant curling to untrimmed edges, and light to moderate age-toning / foxing interiorly overall; All pages remain unopened; 149 pages; Measurements: 7" x 10.25".

Title: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Nineteenth Congress Washington: Davis and Force, 1826; First Edition. Large octavo, 123 pages, 107 pages; G+; Original wrappers; Covers show several instance of light creasing to front cover, significant curling to bottom edges, light plus wear to edges, moderate plus wear to back-strip (quires exposed), and moderate plus age-toning overall; Textblock has moderate age-toning and significant curling to untrimmed edges (with uneven page lengths), and moderate foxing throughout interiorly.

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