Northwest Territory. Laws of the Territory of the United States North-West of the Ohio … Cincinnati: W. Maxwell, 1796. [catalog record]
Purchased with funds bequeathed by Thomas W. Streeter, 1967.
The most expensive AAS purchase at the Streeter sales, acquired after spirited bidding, was this copy of the first book printed in present-day Ohio. Often referred to as the “Maxwell Code” after its printer, 1,000 copies were issued. However, of the twenty-odd copies known to survive, only five (including this one) are perfect. Today this copy is a cornerstone of AAS’s outstanding collection of early Ohio imprints.
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