first edition Hardcover
by Jefferson, Thomas, Urban, Sylvanus
London: St. John's Gate for D. Henry, 1776. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 1st Edition. This is possibly the first book publication of the Declaration of Independence. It is the hardcover single volume combination of the 12 monthly issues of Gentleman's Monthly, including the historic August, 1776, issue, that contained one of the first publications of the Declaration of Independence signed the month before, July 4, 1776. This book contains other fascinating maps, documents and contemporary reports, especially about the emergence of the longest running democracy in modern times. In excellent condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. The iconic historic utterance of man's right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.". In excellent (very good) condition in what appears to be the original spine and decorated boards.
(Inventory #: 1307045)