Volume With a Copy of Wilson and McKean's Rare Commentary on the U.S. Constitution Wilson, James [1742-1798]. McKean, Thomas [1734-1817]. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States of America, With that Constitution Prefixed, In Which are Unfolded, The Principles of Free Government, And the Superior Advantages of Republicanism, Demonstrated. The Whole Extracted from Debates, Published in Philadelphia by T. Lloyd. London: Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1792. 19, , 20-23, 25-147,  pp. [Bound With] Christie, Thomas [1761-1796]. Letters on the Revolution of France, And on the New Constitution Established by the National Assembly: Occasioned by the Publications of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, M.P. And Alexander de Calonne, Late Minister of State. Illustrated with a Chart of the New Constitution. To Which is Added, An Appendix, Containing Original Papers and Authentic Documents Relative to the Affairs of France. Addressed to Sir John Sinclair, Bart. M.P. Vol. II. Part I. Containing the French Constitution. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1791. 76 pp. [And] Nyon, M. (Nyon le Jeune). The Catechism of the French Constitution. Containing an Explanation of All Its Principles, In the Most Easy and Familiar Manner: With the Rights of Men and Citizens, The Fundamental Articles of the Constitution, &c. &c. Translated from the French. London: Printed for J.S. Jordan, 1791. [viii], 49 pp. [And] [Poland]. New Constitution of the Government of Poland, Established by the Revolution, The Third of May, 1791. London: Printed for J. Debrett, Opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, 1792. Two parts. [ii], 40, 8; [ii], 68 pp. First part includes 8 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked retaining existing backstrip with gilt fillets and lettering piece, reading New Civil Constitutions, hinges mended. Moderate rubbing to boards and backstrip, corners bumped and somewhat worn, later library stamp and owner bookplate (of Cyrus R. Yandes) to front pastedown. Light toning to interior, light foxing to sections of Commentaries, contemporary and nineteenth-century annotations, mostly to endleaves and Commentaries, which has library marking to the recto and verso of its title page. $7.
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