Sale 610 Lot 20
* [MISSOURI]. Laws of the State of Missouri; Revised and Digested by Authority of the General Assembly. St. Louis: Printed by E. Charless for the State, 1825.
2 volumes, 8vo (215 x 133 mm). (Browning, staining and spotting throughout.) Contemporary sheep, black morocco lettering-piece to Vol.II (worn, two free endpapers removed.) FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COLLECTED LAWS OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI. RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only one copy of this work has appeared at auction in the last 40 years. WPA American Imprints Inventory (Missouri) 73; Sabin 49604.
Provenance: Alex Selkirk (early signature); purchased at Swann Galleries, 19 November 1954, sale 393, lot 367).