Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 187

Price Realized: $ 2,000
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Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(LAW.) The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America. viii, 168 pages. 8vo, later wrappers with inked title on front; intermittent foxing, minor dampstaining to inner margin; original owner's signature on title page. In modern 1/4 morocco tray case. London, 1782

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first english edition, after the 1781 Philadelphia edition. Includes constitutions for all 13 original colonies, as well as the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and the American treaties with France. It was good of the London printer to acknowledge the "independent states" in the title, as the two nations were technically still at war. Howes C716; Sabin 16087.