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.

Estimate $500-700

Provenance: Alex Selkirk (early signature); purchased at Swann Galleries, 19 November 1954, sale 393, lot 367).

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