Book #78506
Item #78506 Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence. United States, Constitutions.
Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence...
Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence...
Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence...

Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence...

The First Compilation of United States Constitutions Since 1787 [United States]. [Constitutions]. Constitutional Law: Comprising the Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Constitution of the United States; And the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union, viz. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Illinois. Washington City [DC]: Printed and Published by Gales and Seaton, 1819. [iv], 360 pp. Pasted-in slip to foot of p. 360 containing a recent amendment to Georgia's constitution. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary tree calf, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, small chip to head of spine, corners bumped, hinges starting, bookplate residue to front pastedown, rear free endpaper lacking. Moderate toning and light foxing and dampstaining to interior, minor worming to first half of text block, mostly to margins, text affected in a few places with no loss to legibility. $2,500. * First edition. With an appendix containing federal constitution and the constitutions and amendments of 21 states, including Indiana and Illinois. Federal and state amendments enacted between 1808 and 1816 are also included. This was the first compilation published in Washington. A quasi-official work, it was the first "government" compilation since the ratification of the Federal constitution. Later editions were published in 1820, 1822 and 1823. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 5 copies of the first edition in law libraries (Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Library of Congress, William and Mary). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3013.

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