for the North American Colonies

(Declaration of Independence. United States.) REASONS ASSIGNED BY THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS,

for the North American Colonies

and Provinces with-drawing their Allegiance to the King of Great britain. In Congress, July 4th, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled.

Description: contained in The Annual Register, or View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Year 1776, printer's ornament on title with a single rule above and below, text in double columns, pp. 2361-70, entire volume pp. iv 112, *113-*192, 113-270, [2]; 259, [9], 8vo, contemporary half sheep, blue Herrnhut ((Fulneck) paper boards, skin lacking from corners, date in gilt in second compartment down, a bit worn and discoloured

Publication Details: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1777

Notes: The first book-form British printing of the Declaration of Independence, followed by the Articles of Confederation. The latter date from 4th of October 1776. The Annual Register of course supplies a splendid panorama of its point in time. There is much regarding events in the colonies, leading up to the Declaration of Independence. And, for flavour, an essay on 'Slavery absolutely inconsistent with, and even contrary to, sound policy', and, in the poetry section (where there are other American pieces), an 'Ode on the breaking of a china quart mug belonging to the buttery of Lincoln College, Ox...more

Bibliography: (Todd, William B. 'A bibliographical account of the Annual Register', Library, 5th ser. v.XVI (1961), pp. 104-20; ESTC N63037; Sabin 1614)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: History

Published Date: 1777

Stock Number: 67898

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