Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. [iii-]viii,,516pp. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, original gilt leather labels. Ownership inscription on titlepage. First few leaves with discreet repairs. Text lightly toned. Minor dampstaining across foot of text block. Very good. Item #WRCAM52189
A scarce early Idaho imprint, publishing the laws passed by the second session of the territorial legislature. The territory was organized under the Organic Act in 1863, with an area that included Montana and Wyoming. The statutes focus mainly on mining, ranching, local government organization, and Indian affairs. This copy belonged to John Hailey, who served as the territorial delegate to the United States Congress on two occasions, and who founded the Idaho State Historical Society. OCLC locates only three copies, at Brown, Brigham Young, and the University of Minnesota. AII (IDAHO) 32.