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(Constitutions of the United States)
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38
(Constitutions of the United States)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,313 USD
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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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(Constitutions of the United States)

The Constitution of the Several Independent States of America; the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of the Confederation between the said States; the Treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America.  Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1781

8vo (6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.; 168 x 114 mm).  Browning throughout, some dampstaining on first few leaves.  Contemporary calf; worn.  Half tan morocco gilt slipcase, chemise.


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Provenance

Reading Beatty (signature on front flyleaf) — May Beatty (signature on front flyleaf and title-page)

Literature

Adams 81–74a; Evans 17390; Hildeburn 4091; Howes C716; Sabin 16086

Catalogue Note

First collected edition of the state constitutions.  This compilation was ordered by a congressional resolution and limited to 250 copies.

The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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New York