Lot 2078
  • 2078

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. FIRST BOOK PRINTING, IN THE GENUINE PRINCIPLES OF THE ANCIENT SAXON. PHILADELPHIA: 1776

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  • First Book Printing, in the Genuine principles of the Ancient Saxon. Philadelphia: 1776
"In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled," pp. 41–46 in The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxon, or English Constitution. Carefully collected from the best Authorities; with some Observations, on their peculiar fitness, for the United Colonies in general, and Pennsylvania in particular. By Demophilus. Philadelphia: Printed, and Sold, by Robert Bell, (July 8,) 1776 8vo in half-sheets (7 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.; 197 x 116 mm). With the scarce and important terminal ad leaf. Bound fourth in a contemporary Sammelband of six American Revolutionary pamphlets. Together 6 works in one volume. Contemporary American calf, spine in six compartments, plain endpapers, red-sprinkled edges, spine black-lettered with press-mark p J in second and third compartments, further press-mark written in rear pastedown “—B— Etage … —E—”; some minor scuffing at edges, tiny chip to foot of spine, withal in superb, as-issued condition.
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