A Collection of the Acts Passed in the Parliament of Great Britain
SMITH, Samuel; MAITLAND, Sir Peregrine
The first title continues: "Particularly Applying to the Province of Upper-Canada, And of such Ordinances of the Late Province of Quebec, As Have Force of Law Therein." Second title: "The Provincial Statutes of Upper-Canada, Revised, Corrected, and Republished by Authority." Third title: "The Statutes of His Majesty's Province of Upper-Canada in North America, Passed in the Fifth Session of the Seventh Provincial Parliament of Upper-Canada, Met at York, on the Twenty-First Day of February, in the Sixtieth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, and Prorogued on the Seventh Day of March Following. By Authority." TPL 1158 & 1159. Gagnon I, 10. (The 1820 Statutes included at rear are not mentioned in either of these collections. TPL 1159 also does not mention the Errata page which follows p. lvi in this copy.) The lawyer Samuel Edward Weir (1898-1981), to whom this book belonged, was born in our own London, Ontario. Ralfe Clench (ca. 1762-1828) was a farmer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada. He fought at Queenston Heights during the War of 1812, was captured by the Americans in 1813 and released at the end of the war. He married Elizabeth Johnson, who was the granddaughter of Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant. His home in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most significant early 19th century buildings in the town and was carefully renovated and restored during 2008 and 2009. George Ball is probably a member of a Loyalist family who settled in the Niagara area.
Publisher: Printed by R. C. Horne
Date Published: 1818; 1818; 1820
Place Published: York [Toronto]
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 32, 485, lvi, 14, lxvi p. 26 cm. Lion and unicorn device to title pages. Half leather with marbled paper boards. Spine label for G. Ball. Corners and edges worn. Foxing. Bookplate on front pastedown for Samuel Edward Weir. First title page has chipped top corner. Second title page has notation "Ralfe Clench MP to George Ball". Dampstains to rear index and last section.