The Debates, Resolutions, and Other Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates: Assembled at Portland on the 11th, and Continued Until the 29th Day of October, 1819, for the Purpose of Forming a Constitution for the State of Maine - To Which is Prefixed The Constitution Taken in Convention
first edition Hardcover
1820 · Portland, ME
by Perley, Jeremiah
Portland, ME: A. Shirley, 1820. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ (textblock Very Good+).. Light shelf/edge wear, light toning at spine, chipping at head, closed split at front hinge, ownership notations at front blank, even toning at text block edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown leather, burgundy leather spine label, gilt lettering. Small 8vo. 300pp. Errata bound in at rear.
First printing of the proceedings for the creation of the State of Maine, published in Portland while it was still the District of Maine. Perley's later work is relatively common, but this edition is scarce and genuinely rare in its original boards and uncut. A lovely copy. (Inventory #: 6233)