An Important Early Constitutional Compilation
[Constitution]. Constitutional Law.
Comprising the Declaration of Independence ... and the
Constitutions of the Several States. Washington City: Gales and
Seaton, 1819. First edition under this title. Small octavo.
Approximately 6.75 x 3.75 inches. [iv], 360 pages, with addendum
slip affixed to the final page. Contemporary brown sheep,
skillfully rebacked preserving most of the original spine and
burgundy gilt morocco label, later endleaves. Front upper corner
restored. Some wear, soiling to binding. Text professionally
cleaned with professional repairs to fore-edge of title-page, front
blanks, and pages 269-360. Faint ownership markings to front blank,
and previous owner's signature and notes to title-page. Still, a
near fine restored example.
The first compilation of all state constitutions to be published in a single volume to be printed after the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. Included herein are the Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The Constitution of the United States, and the constitutions of the original thirteen states, plus Vermont, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, and Illinois. Sabin 16133.
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