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    First Printing in Britain of the U.S. Constitution

    The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume LVII, Second Part. 1787. First British printing of the United States Constitution.

    First edition. Octavo. Pages 554-1200, index. Contemporary tree calf with gilt borders and spine decorations. Titles on spine labels stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Lightly rubbed with wear to extremities and tender joints. Bookplate of Lord Carrington on front pastedown. Overall, a better than good copy.

    The November and December issues of The Gentleman's Magazine contained the first printing of the United States Constitution in Great Britain.


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