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General Laws of the State of Kansas, Passed at the First Session of the Legislature, Commenced at the Capital, March 26, 1861,
Lawrence, Kansas, State of Kansas. 1861, First Edition. Full-Leather, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The first laws passed by the State of Kansas, including: Ch. LXIV, Sec. 1. "An Act to provide for the Removal of the Records and Papers of the Courts of the Late Territory of Kansas to the Courts established by the Constitution." (Title continues) . to which are appended The Declaration of Independence, Constitution of The United States, Treaty of Cession, Organic Act, Constitution of The State of Kansas, Act of Admission, Lists of State Officers and Members and Officers of Legislature. Published by Authority. Lawrence, Kansas. "Kansas State Journal" Steam Power Press Print. 1861. This volume was part of the personal collection of Geo. W. Martin, who first settled in Kansas Territory in 1857, became a lifelong newspaperman, influential politician, and co-founder of the Kansas State Historical Society. The book is INITIALLED by him on his personal Kansas Library book label on the front pastedown, and also on the title page. Below Mr. Martin's booklabel is the Bookplate of The College of Emporia Anderson Memorial Library "Geo. W. Martin Kansas Collection," from which the book was deaccessed. Contemporary brown leather, spine divided into six panels with black-stamped double rules, gilt-stamped lettering on black panel near head, black-stamped double-ruled borders on covers, publisher's dark top edge dye, [ii], 334pp, index. Tight, square, small chip on spine head with old mended tiny split, hinges edges lightly rubbed, top corners sharp, bottom corners tips lightly rubbed, light abrasion evidence near front bottom corner, more obvious near back corner, edges faded, text bright, crisp, exceptionally clean, supple. Very Good. Signed, Association Copy.

Offered for US$ 20000.00 by: Gene's Books, member IOBA - Book number: 012549

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