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Complete set of the Journals of Congress containing the proceedings from September 1774 to November 1788]
Aitken (vols. 1-2), Patterson (vols. 3 and 7), Claypoole (vols 4-5 and 8) and Dunlap (vols 6, 9-13), [Philadelphia or New York, 1788. (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches). Collation as below. Expertly bound to style half period tree sheep and marbled paper covered boards, flat spines ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering pieces A complete set of the Journals of Congress: one of the most vital records of the Revolutionary and Confederation period. A complete set of the Journals of the Continental Congress, remarkably difficult to assemble. These Journals contain the most vital documents from the Revolutionary period through the end of the Confederacy, and culminate with the adoption of the Federal Constitution in 1788. They are an essential basis for any comprehensive collection of the Revolution and early National period. On 26 September 1776, Congress had authorized Robert Aitken to reprint the two congressional journals that had appeared, in effect, as occasional publications "and to continue to print the same." With the loss of Aitken's press in the fall of Philadelphia, this responsibility devolved to John Dunlap and David Claypoole. A tradition had already been established by the separate publication of the Journals of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. The first volume of this series, begun after the Declaration of Independence, reprinted those journals, and was issued concurrently with the second volume, both appearing from the press of Robert Aitken in 1777. The second volume included a printing of the Declaration. The volumes issued thus cover the entir … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA) [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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