Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 56

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Leovy, Henry J.; compiler. The Laws and Ordinances of the City of New Orleans. xxvi, 439 pages. 8vo, contemporary calf, moderate wear; toning and intermittent foxing; early owners' inscriptions on front free endpaper. New Orleans, LA, 1857

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first edition. Pages 257-274 are devoted to the city ordinances for "Slaves and Free Persons of Color," with dozens of punitive slave laws that forbid public assembly, carrying a walking cane, liquor sales, "to quarrel, yell, curse or sing obscene songs," and much more. A final section regulates "Slave Marts and Negro Traders," including a requirement that "the premises must be enclosed as to prevent slaves from being seen from the street." None traced at auction since 1991.