PAMPHLETS OF THE CONSTITUTION by Paul Leicester Ford 1888 [1st Ed] #410/500


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Old and well-used book, with commensurate wear and aging. Binding is fragile and pages have some penciled underling. AS IS. Please see description and photos for more information. More detailed photos are available in the description.

PAMPHLETS OF THE CONSTITUTION by Paul Leicester Ford 1888 [1st Ed] #410/500

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Pamphlets on the Constitution, Published During Its Discussion By The People 1787-1788

edited by Paul Leicester Ford

Edited with Notes and a Bibliography by Paul Leicester Ford (1865-1902). A collection of public opinion essays, written by Americans of various persuasions, and collected here for posterity. 451 pages. 6.5 x 9.75 inches.

This book is #410 of 500 copies printed.

Scarce FIRST EDITION, self-published, Brooklyn, NY. 1888.

Hardback is overall in GOOD condition.

  • Black cloth over boards has gilt title on spine.
  • Text block has brilliant gilt along top edge.
  • Covers exhibit moderate edgewear, with some exposed board, particularly at corners, as well as some fading and scuffs.
  • Spine has notable chips off top and bottom, a 1/2" tear on front shoulder, and a 1" tear at head of back shoulder.
  • Binding is fragile.
  • Head and tail of spine are entirely chipped to nothing.
  • Spine has 1" crack from front shoulder.
  • Front and back hinges are cracked.
  • Brown front pastedown has pencil writing and scuffs.
  • Due to a pagination error, in the first edition pages 87, 88, 219, and 220 do not exist. All information is present.
  • Inked library stamp on title page and a few places in text.
  • Inscription note behind title page in pencil.
  • Inside pages are lightly tanned.
  • Inside pages have some neat and light pencil underlining.
  • Some pages have tiny edge chips, especially at ends.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • CR20160428

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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Binding: Hardcover w/Jacket
Subject: History
Topic: American (US)
Year Printed: 19880000
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Origin: American
Author: Paul Leicester Ford [ed]
Original/Reproduction: Original
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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