Anno Regni Georgii Regis … at a Session of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-Jersey, Begun the Twenty Fourth Day of September, Anno Domini 1723, and Continued by Adjournments … at which Time the Following Acts were Published.

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Creator

New Jersey.

Title

Anno Regni Georgii Regis … at a Session of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-Jersey, Begun the Twenty Fourth Day of September, Anno Domini 1723, and Continued by Adjournments … at which Time the Following Acts were Published.

Publisher

Printed by William Bradford in the City of Perth-Amboy,

Date

1723.

Description

Provenance: New Jersey Chief Justice David Brearley; future New Jersey governor and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court William Paterson.

The first New Jersey imprint.

For forty-three years I have collected, studied, and written about early New Jersey books and the book trade in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New Jersey. My collection has formed the basis of several books, including a descriptive bibliography of eighteenth-century New Jersey printing published in 2012.

If New Jerseyana collecting has a Black Tulip, it is the 1723 Perth Amboy laws. Only five other copies are known, with all but one in major institutional collections. Acquiring a copy for myself was so far beyond the realm of possibility that I never considered it. One year ago I acquired this Sammelband of early New Jersey laws that includes the 1723 laws. The volume is annotated throughout by Chief Justice David Brearley (1745–90), who presented it to William Paterson (1745–1806), the second governor of New Jersey (1790–93).

Source

Joseph J. Felcone

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Citation

New Jersey., “Anno Regni Georgii Regis … at a Session of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-Jersey, Begun the Twenty Fourth Day of September, Anno Domini 1723, and Continued by Adjournments … at which Time the Following Acts were Published.,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 25, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/308.