The Definitive Treaty of Peace and Friendship, between His Britannick Majesty, and the United States of America. Signed at Paris, the 3d of September, 1783. Published by Authority. London: T. Harrison & S. Brooke, 1783
4to (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.; 210 x 165 mm). Woodcut printer's monogram on title; some spotting on title, lightly browned. Modern quarter calf, gilt-stamped leather title label on spine.
The Official British Printing of the Treaty which ended the Revolution. Signed in print by D. Hartley, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay. "Though not formally ratified until January 14, 1784, the terms embodied in this preliminary printing first acknowledged to the world the existence of the United States as a nation" (Howes).
Though printed after the first edition (which appeared in Paris), it is much rarer on the market, with only one other copy appearing at auction for the last 35 years.
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