Apr 12, 2018 - Sale 2473

Sale 2473 - Lot 90

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) The Gentleman's Magazine for August, 1776. Pages [337]-[388]. 8vo, tastefully rebound; with the illustrated title page, but lacking the plate of Chepstow Castle, minimal wear; edges tinted red. London, August 1776

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A very early British magazine printing. The "Declaration of American Independency" appears on pages 361 and 362, signed in type by John Hancock and Charles Thompson. The Declaration is also discussed in a later article titled "Account of the Proceedings of the American Colonists": "Whether those grievances were real or imaginary, or whether they did or did not deserve a parliamentary enquiry, we will not presume to decide. The ball is now struck, and time only can shew where it will rest" (page 377).