70
70
Continental Congress
[COMPLETE SET OF THE JOURNALS OF CONGRESS CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 1774 TO NOVEMBER 1788]. [PHILADELPHIA OR NEW YORK: AITKEN (VOLS. 1-2), PATTERSON (VOLS. 3 AND 7), CLAYPOOLE (VOLS 4-5 AND 8) AND DUNLAP (VOLS 6, 9-13), 1777-1788] 
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70
Continental Congress
[COMPLETE SET OF THE JOURNALS OF CONGRESS CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 1774 TO NOVEMBER 1788]. [PHILADELPHIA OR NEW YORK: AITKEN (VOLS. 1-2), PATTERSON (VOLS. 3 AND 7), CLAYPOOLE (VOLS 4-5 AND 8) AND DUNLAP (VOLS 6, 9-13), 1777-1788] 
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Continental Congress
[COMPLETE SET OF THE JOURNALS OF CONGRESS CONTAINING THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 1774 TO NOVEMBER 1788]. [PHILADELPHIA OR NEW YORK: AITKEN (VOLS. 1-2), PATTERSON (VOLS. 3 AND 7), CLAYPOOLE (VOLS 4-5 AND 8) AND DUNLAP (VOLS 6, 9-13), 1777-1788] 
13 volumes, 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 in.; 190 x 188 mm).  Volume I, Sept. 5, 1774 to Jan. 1 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1777. [2], 310, [12]pp. Evans 15683 — Volume II, for the Year 1776. Philadelphia: R. Aitken 1777. [2], 513, [23]pp. The rare issue with Aitken's imprint, one of a few known complete copies. Evans 15684 — Volume III, January 1, 1777 to January 1, 1778. New York: John Patterson, [1788]. 603, [1], xxii pp. Evans 21527 — Volume IV, January 1, 1778 to January 1, 1779. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, [1779]. [2], 748, [2], lxxxix, [1], [4]pp. Includes 4pp. Appendix in the rear. Evans 16584 — Volume V, January 1, 1779 to January 1, 1780. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1782. 464, [16], lxxiv pp. Terminal leaf of Index supplied from another copy. Evans 17766 — Volume VI, January 1, 1780 to January 1, 1781. [Philadelphia]: John Dunlap, [1786]. 257, [1], xliii, [1]pp. Abridged issue, titled Resolutions, Acts and Orders of Congress, for the Year 1780. Evans 20079 — Volume VII, for the Year 1781. New York: Patterson, 1787. 522, [17], [3], lxxix, [1]pp. Evans 20773 — Volume VIII, November 1782 to November 1783. Philadelphia: David C. Claypoole, 1783. 483, [1], xxxvi pp. Evans 18266 — Volume IX, November 1783 to June 1784. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, [1784]. [Bound with:] ... June 1784 to August 1784. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1784. 317, [1], xviii; 47, [1]pp. With the rare addendum with separate title. Evans 18840 with 18441 — Volume X, November 1784 to November 1785. Philadelphia: John Dunlap, 1785. 368, [1], xxvi pp. Evans 19316 — Volume XI [title incorrectly reads Volume XII, as issued], November 1785 to November 1786. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1786]. 267, [1], xvi pp. Evans 20068 — Volume XII, November 1786 to November 1787. [Philadelphia or New York:] Published by Order of the Congress, 1787. 255, [1], [10]pp. Evans 20772 — Volume XIII, November 1787 to November 1788. [Philadelphia:] John Dunlap, [1788]. 170, xcviii, [2], xi, [1]pp. Evans 21526. BINDING: Uniformly and expertly bound to style, half period tree sheep and marbled paper covered boards, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces.

Light rubbing to extremities, occasional spotting.


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Literature

Matyas, Declaration of Independence 77-09A

Catalogue Note

A rare complete set, mostly first printings, of the first uniform edition of the Journals of Congress. On 26 September 1776, Congress authorized Robert Aitken to reprint the two congressional journals that had appeared, essentially, as occasional publications "and to continue to print the same." In the event, Aitken's duties were often fulfilled by John Dunlap and David Claypoole, both well known to Congress. The Journals contain the most vital documents from the Revolutionary period through the proposal of the federal constitution, including the text of the Declaration of Independence (with the names of the signers), minutes of the debates at the Constitutional Convention, and the proposed text of that document.

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