Story, Joseph 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. New York: American Book Company, . Reprint. [New York: The Legal Classics Library, 1992]. xvii, 342 pp. Calf, decorative gilt stamping, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker. Fine. $35. * Reprint of a reissue of the first edition. This is a condensed version derived from his magisterial three volume work, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States (1833) for educated general readers and advanced students. 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.
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