[CONSECUTIVE RUN OF THE FIRST THIRTEEN SESSION LAWS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA, 1865 - 1885].

Prescott, Tucson & San Francisco. 1865-1885. Thirteen volumes, publication details and pagination provided below. Uniformly bound in 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Minor shelf wear, some labels chipped. Ink stamp, embossed blindstamps. Overall good. Item #WRCAM49433

Arizona had been administered as part of the Territory of New Mexico until its seizure by the Confederacy following the Battle of Mesilla in 1861, though this was a short- lived conquest. A new Territory of Arizona, consisting of the western half of New Mexico Territory, was then declared in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 24, 1863, and these are the published Acts of the first thirteen sessions of the territorial legislature. Arizona would not officially become a state until Feb. 14, 1912. The first volume here is especially important, as it is among the earliest imprints published within the Territory, and it includes the Organic Act providing for temporary government. In his sale catalogue Streeter writes of the first three volumes included here: "These laws, resolutions, and memorials of the first Legislative assembly of Arizona and those of the second and third Legislative assemblies, also in my collection, are an interesting source of contemporary information on mail routes, printing, railroads, Indian troubles, and for the general history of Arizona." The first volume alone sold for $225 in the Streeter sale. Few copies of the early volumes appear on the current market, with certainly nothing approaching this type of consecutive run. An especially rare set, virtually unobtainable on an individual basis. The works included here are as follows: 1) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1865. 79pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 8. AII (ARIZONA) 8. STREETER SALE 507. SABIN 1983. 2) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1866. 98pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 14. AII (ARIZONA) 16. 3) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE THIRD LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1867. 72pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 19. AII (ARIZONA) 23. 4) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1868. 74pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 23. AII (ARIZONA) 27. 5) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FIFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Tucson Publishing Company, 1869. 71pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 25. AII (ARIZONA) 29. 6) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SIXTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1871. 144pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 29. AII (ARIZONA) 33. 7) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1873. 177pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 31. AII (ARIZONA) 35. 8) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE EIGHTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1875. 238pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 34. AII (ARIZONA) 40. 9) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE NINTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1877. 132pp. Certification leaf partially detached. AII (ARIZONA) 44. 10) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE TENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1879. xv,160pp. AII (ARIZONA) 48. 11) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE ELEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Territory of Arizona, 1881. xvi,[2],219pp. AII (ARIZONA) 57. 12) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA TWELFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY; ALSO, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS. Prescott: Printed at the Daily and Weekly Arizona Miner, 1883. [8],[2],311pp. AII (ARIZONA) 79. 13) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA THIRTEENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY; ALSO MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS. San Francisco: H.S. Crocker & Co., 1885. xvii,[2],415pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 8, 14, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 34. AII (ARIZONA) 8, 16, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 40, 44, 48, 57, 79. STREETER SALE 507. SABIN 1983.

Price: $6,000.00

An Important Run of Arizona Territorial Laws