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1837 - Laws of the Republic of Texas - in Slipcase

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Laws of the Republic of Texas.  Houston, 1837.

R. A. Irion - Secretary of State - Republic of Texas
Leatherette Bound Hardcover in Slipcase 
Fine - unflawed
Limited Edition Facsimile
Reproduction of the 1837 Original
The Beasley Company 
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This facsimile of the Republic of Texas' first volume of law was commissioned in honor of the 150th anniversary of Texas Independence in 1986. 

The book and slipcase are bound in rich brown leatherette with the gold stamped seal of the Republic of Texas on the front board.  The book also has gold stamped titles to the spine and all page edges are gilt.  165 pages.  Perfect condition.

The limitation page reads:

This publication has been reproduced from the original copy of the first printing of the Laws of the Republic of Texas used by Secretary of State, Robert A. Irion.

In 1837 the printing left much to be desired.  The original was printed by the Telegraph, a Houston newspaper operating during the time.  The equipment, paper, ink and handset type were still crude.  Some pages were not printed up to the standards of the day.

Through modern lithography the printer has been able to recapture some of the copy that was lost in the original printing.

One hundred and forty-nine years after the original printing, this limited edition of 2500 was printed in Houston, Texas, by The Beasely Company, Inc. in 1986.

We have a limited number of these volumes still in the original shrink-wrap.  Orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

$39.00 (includes shipping)

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