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The JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS: FIRST SELECTION

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Journals of Congress. Containing the Proceedings ... Volume I [-XIII]. Philadelphia: R. Aitken [John Dunlap, David Claypoole], 1777-[1789] and New York [vol. 7]: John Patterson, 1787

13 volumes in 14 (volume 6 in two volumes), 8vo (8 x 4 3/4 in.; 204 x 120 mm); lightly browned, occasional spotting, lacking 22 pages of index in vol. 2 with last page mended affecting a few words, lacking 4 unnumbered pages after the index in vol. 4, several titles laid down with top margin and small blank section renewed. 19th-century blue-green calf over marbled boards, spines richly gilt, gilt-stamped red leather title labels on spines; a few upper joints rubbed or cracking, corners and lower edges rubbed.


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Provenance

Contemporary ms. exlibris of Henry Marchant in vols. 1 and 3, and of Joseph McIlvaine in vol. 2

Catalogue Note

First editions of volumes I-XI, and XIII, with second edition of volume XII, including the text of the Declaration of Independence, the names of the Signers, minutes of the debates at the Constitutional Convention and the proposed text of that document.

The set includes: Journals...Vol. I, Sept. 5, 1774 to Jan. 1 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777 (Evans 15683) — Vol. II, for the Year 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken 1777 (Evans 15684). — Vol. III, January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, n.d.(Evans 16138). — Vol. IV, January 1, 1778 to January 1, 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, [1799] (Evans 16584). — Vol V, January 1, 1779 to January 1, 1780. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1782 (Evans 17766). — Vol. VI, January 1, 1780 to January 1, 1781. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, [1781] (Evans 17392). [with:]  Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress for the Year 1780. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1786] (Evans 20079). — Vol. VII, for the Year 1781. New York: John Patterson, 1787 (Evans 20773). — Vol. VIII, November 1782 to November 1783. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1783 (Evans 18266). — Vol IX, November 1783 to June 1784. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, [1784] (Evans 18840). — Vol. X, November 1784 to November 1785. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1785 (Evans 19316). — Vol. XI, November 1785 to November 1786. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1786] (Evans 20068). — Vol XII, November 1786 to November 1787. [Philadelphia:] Published by Order of the Congress, 1787 (Evans 20772). — Vol. XIII, November 1787 to November 1788. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1788] (Evans 21526).

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

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