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												Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises, Confederees.. by  Claude-Ambroise Regnier
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			 - 1778
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Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises, Confederees..

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Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises, Confederees..

by Regnier, Claude-Ambroise

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1778. [Paris]: A Philadelphie, 1778.. [Paris]: A Philadelphie, 1778. The First Collection of American Constitutions, Includes the First Printing of the Declaration of Independence in French [Regnier, Claude-Ambroise, Compiler]. Recueil des Loix Constitutives des Colonies Angloises: Confederees sous la Denomination d'Etats-Unis de l'Amerique-Septentrionale: Auquel on a Joint les Actes d'Independance, de Confederation & Autres Actes du Congres General. Dedie a M. le Docteur Franklin. [Paris]: A Philadelphie, Et se Vend a Paris, Rue Dauphine, Chez Cellot & Jombert, 1778. [xii], 370 pp. Lacking final blank leaf. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4-3/4"). Later cloth over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, boards just beginning to separate but secure. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing, later owner signature to front free endpaper, tiny ink marking in early hand to head of front free endpaper. $950. * Intended to increase French support for the American Revolution, this book was the first collection of state constitutions enacted since the Declaration of Independence. There were six in 1778, those of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina. (A collection with the all thirteen post-1776 constitutions was published in 1781.) This volume also includes the Declaration of Independence, its first printing in French, along with the Articles of Confederation and significant laws enacted by the Continental Congress. The work is dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, who enabled its publication. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 68448. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3031.


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