A Condensed Edition of Story on the Constitution for Students in Secondary Schools and Lay Readers Story, Joseph [1779-1845]. A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a Brief Commentary on Every Clause, Explaining the True Nature, Reasons, and Objects Thereof; Designed for the Use of School Libraries and General Readers. With an Appendix, Containing Important Public Documents, Illustrative of the Constitution. Boston: Marsh, Capen, Lyon, And Webb, 1840. 372, 16,  pp. Main text followed by publisher catalogue. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary cloth, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, a few tiny inkspots to boards, some chipping to head of spine. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in a few places, light foxing throughout. $300. * First edition. This is a condensed version of Story's magisterial three volume work, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (1833) for advanced students and lay readers. With a glossary and the texts of the Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution and amendments one through twelve, Washington's Farewell Address, the Treaty of Paris (1783) and the Northwest Ordinance. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2921.
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