Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    [Virginia Constitutional Convention]. Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention, of 1829-30. To Which are Subjoined the New Constitution of Virginia and the Votes of the People. Richmond: Printed by Samuel Shepherd for Ritchie and Cook, 1830.

    First edition. Octavo. iv, 919, 91 pages.

    Contemporary calf with titles on a leather spine label. Top of spine chipped. Scuffing to boards and wear along the joints. Foxing throughout, quite heavy on some pages. Front free endpaper with a section missing at the lower corner. Lacking rear free endpaper. Period owner's signature at the top of the title page. Very good.

    The complete record of the first Virginia constitutional convention since 1776, as reported by "Mr. Stansbury of Washington." Among the delegates were the sitting Chief Justice of the United States (John Marshall), two former Presidents of the United States (James Madison and James Monroe) as well as a future one (John Tyler), and an eminent constitutional scholar who later served as Secretary of State (Abel P. Upshur). At the heart of the debate in the convention was the question of representation, the delegates from the western counties being determined to break the strangle-hold which the slave-holding Tidewater had on the Legislature. The divergent interests of the two regions reflected in the debates at the convention later manifested themselves when the western counties seceded from Confederate Virginia to form the new state of West Virginia.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    4th-5th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 850

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    You reach a customer base that is in many ways completely unknown to the major auction houses, and your marketing to this base is as professional as one could hope for. As I continue to wind down my holdings.
    Michael Z.,
    Hawthorne, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 November 2 Lincoln and His Times Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,799,801