Philadelphia: Richard Folwell [III]; William Ross [IV], 1796-98. The third and fourth volumes of the collected laws of the United States. Together two volumes, 8vo. Contemporary calf (rebacked). Some browning and occasional spotting. Item #408265
FIRST EDITIONS, comprising the "first collected laws of the United States and including the acts of Congress still in force passed by the first four Congresses... This set is also important as a collection of early American treaties, with the appendices including the treaties of the United States with foreign powers and Indian tribes" (Reese). According to Reese "the official printings of these treaties are rare in the extreme" therefore these collected editions constitute the earliest available printings. ESTC W20624; Evans 329763; Reese Federal Hundred 63 (Vols. I-III).