Feb 04, 2016 - Sale 2404

Sale 2404 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 406
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) In Congress, July 4, 1776. Engraving, 24 x 18 inches; several chips to edges, several short tears extending slightly into text area. Washington: Norris Peters, 1873

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The facsimile signatures of the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of Patents testify that this is "a photo-lithographic fac-simile of the Original Document now on deposit in the Patent Office." However, it differs from the original in a few minor points, particularly the lack of a period after "1776" and the omission of the word "only" in the 36th line, which should read "Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury." Bidwell 34.