The Bill of Rights. BILL OF RIGHTS, Second Congress.
The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

First Edition

[Bill of Rights]. Acts Passed at the First Session of the Second Congress of the United States of America. Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the Twenty-Fourth of October, One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Ninety-One. Philadelphia: Printed by Frances Childs and John Swaine, [1792]. First edition. Octavo (8.625 x 5.125 inches; 220 x 130 mm.). 175, iii pages. Original publisher's plain paper-backed boards. Almost entirely unopened. Spine chipped and worn, front joint cracked, boards worn, toned, and moderately soiled, rear hinge starting, rear free endpaper slightly loose, endleaves toned and foxed, text toned, with some offsetting and scattered foxing, page 159 chipped at upper corner (not affecting text). Still, very good in the rare original boards. This collection of acts includes the ratification of the Bill of Rights by several states, the establishment of the Post Office, and the whiskey tax (which would eventually provoke the infamous Whiskey Rebellion).

Item #15844

Price: $18,000.00