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    [U. S. Constitution]. Two Early British Printings of the U.S. Constitution, 1787 in The Gentlemen's Magazine; For November, 1787 [and] December, 1787. London: Printed for John Nichols for D. Henry, 1787. First edition. Octavo (8.25 x 5 inches; 210 x 127 mm). [941]-[1036]; [1037-1132] pages. Modern laid paper over boards with titles printed in black on the spine. Pages uniformly very lightly toned with occasional trivial foxing. Small book label mounted to the front pastedown. The U.S. Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. It appeared shortly thereafter in four American magazines including The New American Museum, The Columbian Magazine and The Worcester Magazine. This printing is the complete text of the Constitution, in the November and December, 1787 issues of The Gentlemen's Magazine is among the earliest foreign printings (ESTC records only a single non-American separate printing in 1787, for Debrett in London).

    [Together with:] The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature For the Year 1787. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1789. First edition. Octavo (8 x 5 inches; 203 x 127 mm). 267-320 pages. Paper wrappers, string bound. Foxing to the wrappers but internally clean, library "Withdrawn" stamp on front and rear wrappers; wrappers detached. Very good. Contains the text of the Constitution on pages 289-300 with a list of delegates.

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