Sep 28, 2017 - Sale 2455

Sale 2455 - Lot 176

Price Realized: $ 188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
(NATURAL HISTORY.) An Act for Better Preservation of His Majesty's Woods in America. [565]-579 pages. Folio, disbound, moderate toning. London, 1729

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An early act to preserve natural resources. As a means to protect Britain's source for sailing masts, it prohibited cutting down any trees in New England, New York and New Jersey with a diameter greater than 24 inches.