THE PERPETUAL ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLIES OF HIS MAJESTY'S PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA.

Halifax, N.S. Printed by Robert Fletcher, 1767. [26],206pp. plus photographic facsimile of the Errata page. Folio. Bound to style in half calf and marbled boards, leather label. Several leaves repaired, a handful of early library stamps, some contemporary clerical marginalia, including "Sec'y's Office" at top of titlepage, scattered light stains. Very good. Item #WRCAM52831

A quite early Canadian and Nova Scotia imprint, the rare first revised edition of Nova Scotia statutes, THE PERPETUAL ACTS..., which contains the text of acts passed and still in force between October 1758 and October 1766. Robert Fletcher was paid £40 for printing 200 copies of THE PERPETUAL ACTS, and he continued to print supplementary session laws until he gave up his printing business in 1770 after which Anthony Henry took over the printing of Nova Scotia laws. Not in TPL, Lande, or Lande SUPPLEMENT. TREMAINE 111. SABIN 56160. ROSENBACH 8:898 (ref). REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 33 (ref).

Price: $6,000.00

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