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: Thomas H. Webb, . 372 pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Recent library cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, tiny ink spot to title page, library stamps and markings to its verso. $100. * Reissue of the 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. This edition not in Cohen. Bearing an 1840 copyright date, its pagination is identical to the first edition, printed by Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb, 1840. The following edition, dated 1842, was published by Thomas H. Webb. See Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2921, 2922.
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