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[Continental Congress]
[COMPLETE SET OF THE JOURNALS OF CONGRESS CONTAINING FIRST PRINTINGS OF THE PROCEEDINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 1774 TO NOVEMBER 1788]
[Philadelphia: Aitken (vols. 1-2), Dunlap (vols. 3, 9-13) and Claypoole (vols. 4-8), 1788. Thirteen volumes. All but the first volume bound in contemporary paper-covered boards, the first bound in modern paper in an antique style. Bindings, paginations and individual condition reports given below. Housed in uniform brown cloth clamshell cases, gilt morocco spine labels. Bookplate of collector, Michael Zinman on all front pastedowns or front flyleaf, and inside front cover of clamshell cases. A complete set of the first editions of the Journals of Congress, including all indices and appendices. 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. A complete set of the Journals of the Continental Congress is remarkably difficult to assemble. The present set is further extraordinary as it is comprised entirely of first printings of the uniform edition of the Journals of Congress, without any of the later New York printings, or the later printings by Folwell. Finally, the set is complete with all indices and appendices, which are often wanting. On Sept. 26, 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 an … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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