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+).. Moderate shelf/edge wear, front hinge split, tape repair at front joint (repairable), owner signature at title page, light foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown leather, red spine label, gilt lettering. Small 8vo. 300pp.
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 #: 6234)