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DODSLEY, J.(publisher)
The Annual Register or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, For the Year 1776. [ Includes the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776].
London: J. Dodsley, 1777. First edition. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 inches), pages: iv:270:259, plus unpaginated contents leaves. Contemporary full tan calf, spine with raised bands and burgundy and black gilt lettering pieces. Small chips out of side of headbands at joints, vertical crack in backstrip but very firm, else well and attractively bound. Contemporary engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown, 20th Century personal bookplarte on front free endpaper. Under the heading "Reasons assigned by the Continental Congress, for the North-American Colonies and Provinces withdrawing their Allegience to the King of Great-Britain", it prints, on pp.261-264, the Declaration of Independence of 4 July 1776, followed by the Articles of Confederation, resolved by the Congress on 4 October 1776. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bristow & Garland [Shaftesbury, United Kingdom]
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