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    The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation Between the Said States; and the Treaties Between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Dublin: 1783.

    Early Irish reprint of the 1781 first American printing of the Declaration of Independence. Octavo. 264 pages.

    Contemporary brown-calf binding with gilt lettering. The front endpaper includes the handwritten name, address, and purchase date of a previous owner. Fair to good condition with detached front cover, paper loss on the front endpaper, and some damp staining on the edges of the paper.

    This is a 1783 Irish reprint of the 1781 U.S. first edition, which was printed in Philadelphia in a run of only 200 copies. The book has been called "The Magna Carta of the United States."


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