1811 Compilation of United States Constitutions [Constitutions]. [United States]. The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments: To Which are Prefixed, The Declaration of Independence; And the Federal Constitution, With the Amendments. Also the Farewell Address of George Washington, Esq. To the People of the United States on His Resigning the Presidency. Gettysburg, PA: Printed by Robert Harper, 1811. 523 pp. Subscriber list. Lithograph portrait frontispiece of George Washington. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Light rubbing and a few scratches and scuffs to boards, which are slightly bowed, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine with wear to spine ends and corners, rear hinge starting, early owner signature (Isaiah Inham, dated 1814) to front endleaf. Moderate toning to text, light foxing and dampstaining in a few places, clean tear to foot of leaf D6 (pp. 39-40) with no loss to text. $600. * Only edition. With an 11 pp. subscriber list. Harper's compilation contains the constitutions of the 17 states that were part of the Union in 1811. The Federal Constitution includes the Bill of Rights and Eleven and Twelfth Amendments. The subscribers are mostly from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio; 11 are from Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Shaw & Shoemaker, American Bibliography 22609. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3044.
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