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    Declaration of Independence, Etc.: French Book of Key American Documents With Involvement of Benjamin Franklin. 5" x 8" leatherbound book with ribbed spine, "Constitution des Treize Etats-Unis de l'Amérique". Translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld with significant additional notes by Franklin. Philadelphia and Paris: Printed for Benjamin Franklin by Ph. D. Pierre of Paris, 1783, 540 pp. First collated edition in French of the constitutions of the thirteen states together with the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and two treaties of alliance between France and the United States. The title page includes the first imprint of the United States seal to appear in book form. This is a translation of the compilation published by order of the Continental Congress in 1781. Five hundred copies were printed in the present octavo format. Rebound utilizing original title label and leather coverings. Scattered mildew and waviness to pages. A good, sound copy. Streeter Sale #1035. Howes C716.

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