Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 108

Price Realized: $ 1,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CONSTITUTION.) [Webster, Pelatiah.] A Dissertation on the Political Union and Constitution of the Thirteen United States. 30 pages. 8vo, disbound; minor foxing and dampstaining. Hartford, CT: Hudson & Goodwin, 1783

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Second edition of an important pamphlet on the importance of a constitution for the new republic. "The first to express the idea of giving to the federal government the power to execute its laws not on states in their corporate capacity, but directly on individuals . . . the most important and far-reaching political principle to which our career as a nation has given birth"--Hannis Taylor, The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution, page 65. Howes W208 ("aa"); Sabin 102402. None of either edition known at auction since 1970.