Quebec. 1793-1817. Twenty-four volumes. Later brown cloth, red and black gilt morocco labels. Printed in alternating English and French. Slight wear to and moderate soiling on covers. Occasional foxing. First view leaves of first volume torn along lower blank margin. Occasional old institutional markings. Overall very good. Item #WRCAM32892
A large and impressive archive of Canadian laws. In an effort to pacify the disparate French and British populations of Canada, the Constitutional Act of 1791 divided Canada in two. Upper Canada was primarily populated by Loyalist emigrants of the American Revolution, while the citizenry of Lower Canada, which included Quebec, was mostly of French descent. These are the laws of Lower Canada, printed in English and French. Though the first volume appeared in 1793, it includes material from the first session of the first Parliament, held in December 1792. The series continued till 1836. "Public accounts are included in the early numbers of the Journals, and from 1809 to 1835-36 Sessional papers are published as appendices to the Journals" - TPL. Present here is a complete run from its inception to 1813, with an additional volume for 1817. The twenty- third, twenty-fourth, and twenty fifth volumes are lacking. Scarce. OCLC locates only six complete runs.
A prime resource for the study of Canadian legal history. TPL 640. SABIN 10491. OCLC 11820245, 48957532. TRÉMAINE 835.