A History of Printing in Colonial Maryland
After the foregoing bibliography was in page form, the compiler found in the Benedict
Catalogue (item No. 80) a description and title-page reproduction of a variant edition of
the Laws of Maryland of October 1727, the earlier edition of which is entered in this bibliog-
raphy as No. 39. The variant is given below as No. J9a.
39a. Laws of Maryland.] Enacted | at a Session of Assembly, begun and held | at the City
of Annapolis, on Tuesday the | Tenth Day of October, in the Thirteenth Year | of the
Dominion of the Right Honourable | Charles Lord Baron of Baltemore,| Absolute Lord
and Proprietary of the Pro-| vinces of Maryland and Avalon, &c. Annoq ;| Domini 1727.]
To which are added,| Some Laws that were omitted to be Collected | in the bound Vol-
ume [.] As also the Speech | of His Excellency the Governeur, and the | Addresses of both
Houses, and the Answers | thereto, at the opening this Session.] [Baltimore Arms.] By
Authority.| Annapolis:| Printed and Sold by William Parks. MDCCXXVII. Price Two Shil-
Sm. fol. 1 preliminary leaf, A-F2, G1; 14 leaves; pages [i-ii], 1-26; p. [i]: title; pp. 1-4: the speech of his Excel-
lency with addresses of both Houses and replies; pp. 5-23: Acts of Oct. 1727, with session heading and running
heads; p. 23, list of 16 private acts, and two resolutions of Lower House; pp. 24-26: "The following Laws made
in October Assembly 1722," etc; p. 26: "Advertisement."
Leaf measures: 11 1/4 x 7 inches.
The correct date of the beginning of this Session was, as given above, "Tuesday the Tenth Day of October,"
and not "Thursday the Tenth Day of October" as given on the title-page of the Maryland Historical Society
copy, recorded as No. 39 of this bibliography. The corrected title-page and the corrected pagination establish
the Benedict copy clearly enough as a later issue than that recorded here as No. 39. In the later issue, the title-
page, many headings of acts and in some cases whole pages have been reset, and the book has been reimposed
with correct pagination. Copies of this corrected issue are in the following libraries:
BBL. (imp.) NYSL. (imp.) MassHS. HLS. MDioc. (imp.)