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A LIST OF COPIES OF CHARTERS, FROM THE COMMISSIONERS FOR TRADE AND PLANTATIONS, PRESENTED TO THE HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS...25th OF APRIL 1740...
London, 1741. [2],12,10,14,12,21,18pp. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Front board nearly detached and held by one cord, boards worn and rubbed. Front fly leaf torn at upper corner. Withal a good copy in contemporary, unsophisticated condition. In a half morocco box. Prints the charters of Maryland (in Latin), Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Bay, and Georgia. The first collected edition of American colonial charters, all foundation documents for the respective states. "Each charter is printed with its own signature-marks and pagination as if for separate publication" - De Renne. An important American constitutional item. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 741/99. DE RENNE, pp.91-94. JCB (3)I:678. SABIN 41430.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]
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