[Penn, William]. [Magna Charta]. The Excellent Priviledge of Liberty and Property. Being a Reprint and Fac-Simile of the First American Edition of Magna Charta Printed in 1687 Under the Direction of William Penn and William Bradford. Originally published: Philadelphia: Printed for the Philobiblon Club, 1897. xv, 168, 63 pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584773986; ISBN-10: 1584773987. Hardcover. New. $49.95 * Reprint of the 1897 edition, which was limited to 155 copies. There are only three known copies of the original 1687 edition. A lavish production, it has decorations by noted illustrator Edward Stratton Holloway, an introduction by Frederick D. Stone, extensive notes and a table of dates. It also includes texts of the Magna Charta, A Confirmation of the Liberties of England, and of the Forest, Made Anno XXV. Edward I, The Sentence of the Clergy Against the Breakers of Those Articles, The Sentence or Curse Given by the Bishops Against the Breakers of the Great Charter, A Statute Made Anno XXXIV. Edward I., Commonly Called De Tallegio non Concedendo, The Comment Upon the Statute De Tallegio non Concedendo and An Abstract of the Patent Granted by the King to William Penn and His Heirs and Assigns for the Province of Pennsylvania and The Frame of the Government of the Province of Pennsylvania and Territories Thereunto Annexed, in America.
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