Lot 1179: THE CODE OF 1650 1842 Antique Connecticut History Blue Laws Constitution Windsor Hartford Wethersfield New Haven United States
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Code of 1650, Being a Compilation of the Earliest Laws and Orders of the General Court of Connecticut: Also, the Constitution, or Civil Compact, Entered into and Adopted by the Towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield in 1638-9. To Which is Added Some Extracts from the Laws and Judicial Proceedings of New-Haven Colony Commonly Called Blue Laws.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: William Andrus
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details: From the "Advertisement" section: "The following sheets contain an exact copy of the constitution, or form of civil government, as adopted by the towns of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield, and the Code of 1650, as confirmed by the General Court of Connecticut."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is lacking a front board. The rear board and spine are leather, with faded gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. The exterior displays significant rubbing and faint soiling. An armorial bookplate reading "Bibliotheque Schorsch" appears on the rear paste-down, and the endpapers show foxing and faint moisture markings. The interior appears clean and bright, illustrated with a frontispiece plate captioned "The Constable seizing a tobacco taker."
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