Washington: Printed by Jonathan Elliot, Junior, 1834. Two volumes. xxxiii,,33-62,,556; 78,,[81*-116*],81-703pp. Contemporary calf, gilt leather labels, raised bands. Moderate shelf wear and rubbing, corners bumped and worn. Ink stamp on front free endpaper of both volumes, crossed out by black marker pen. Occasional tanning. Very good. Item #WRCAM55764
This set has an interesting provenance, bearing the ink stamp of the United States Embassy in Mexico City, and earlier spine labels of the "Attorney General's Office." The second volume of this set seems to be the first issue, with the index at the beginning of the volume numbering 16pp., followed by treaties beginning on page 17. In the presumed second issue the index was expanded to twenty-two pages, followed by treaties beginning on page 17. Second, greatly expanded from Elliot's first edition of 1827, of this valuable, early collection of American treaties with foreign nations. Included is the text of all treaties between the United States and foreign powers up to 1833, a diplomatic chronology dating back to 1326, lists of American diplomats and treaty negotiators and their service, lists of foreign ministers to the United States, summaries of relevant judicial opinions, and much more. One of the earliest collections of American treaties, and still quite useful. SABIN 22231. COHEN 7171. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 24283.