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    Early American Jurists -- Collection of Letters, Engravings A unique, early Philadelphia jurist collection consisting of approximately 45 signed letters and documents from 18th and 19th century prominent jurists plus a large collection of 77 etchings and engravings of the persons represented in this collection. These are all contained within a large portfolio binder, 12" x 16" x 2.5". Each item in the collection has been tipped to portfolio sheets measuring 12" x 15.75". Some of the famous names included are: Thomas Dawes, Jr., Jared Ingersoll, William Tilghman, Albert Gallatin, Bushrod Washington, Alexander J. Dallas, James Sullivan, William Bradford, Edward Tilghman, William Burrows, Charles Pettit, John Sergeant and Lord Erskine. Also included ia a large 18th century engraving of Pennsylvania Governor Thomas McKean, executed by the famous engraver David Edwin. This historical lot also features the original pages from Horace Binney's book The Leaders of the Old Bar of Philadelphia, published by Sherman & Son, Philadelphia, 1859. These are also tipped to the large portfolio pages. The collection includes a six page typed statement giving the background and history of this incredible archive of revolutionary men who helped develop the court system still in effect today. Approximately 250 pages. Very fine condition. One of a kind! Because of the nature of this item, the signatures have not been certified by PSA/DNA, but clearly appear authentic.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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