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    James Wilson: A Signed Volume from the Library of the Declaration of Independence Signer. Abbe Raynal (translated by J. Justamond): A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans of the West Indies, Volume Two (of five). London: T. Cadell, 1777.

    Third edition. Octavo. 596 pages. Fold out map.

    Full calf with titles stamped in gilt on a morocco spine label. Boards scuffed with significant wear at the corners. Loss at the head and foot of the spine. Joints cracked with front board detached. Contents toned but tight. A sound copy, worthy of restoration, in good condition. The book is housed in an attractive custom half leather box and slipcase. The box has five raised spine bands with titles stamped in gilt in three of the compartments. Quite a stunning presentation for this volume.

    A book from the personal library of James Wilson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Wilson has signed the volume in ink near the top of the title page "James Wilson". In 1789, he became one of the original nine justices appointed by Washington to the Supreme Court.


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